Codi Heuer Smokin' the Heat at Talking Stick
Johan Benitez drilled a two-run triple to cap a four-run 2nd, and Jean Walters (RBI double) and Juan Aparicio (RBI single) stroked run scoring hits to highlight a two-run 3rd, as the Diamondbacks Black squad defeated the Cubs 6-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Saturday morning on Whirlwind Field at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, east of Scottsdale, AZ.
Ismael Mena smacked an inside-the-park HR for the Cubs in a losing cause (CF failed to make a diving catch on a line-drive and the ball rolled to the CF wall).
Codi Heuer (March 2022 TJS) saw his first game action since 2021 and worked a 1-2-3 inning, striking out the side (K-swinging, K-swinging, K-swinging).
The game was called after seven innings of play.
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1. Ke'Shun Collier, LF: 0-3 (K, K, F-8)
2. Christopher Paciolla, SS: 0-2 (K, K, BB, SB, PO)
3. Jefferson Rojas, DH #1: 1-3 (2B, E-5, K, R, SB)
4a. Adan Sanchez, C: 1-2 (1B, 6-3, RBI, CS)
4b. Ronnier Quintero, C: 0-1 (K)
5. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-2 (5-3, F-9 DP, BB)
6a. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-2 (P-4, K)
6b. Jairo Diaz, 1B: 0-1 (K)
7. Ismael Mena, CF-DH: 1-2 (F-8, HR, R, RBI)
8. Raino Coran, DH-CF: 1-2 (1B, K, R, SB)
9. Brayan Altuve, RF: 0-1 (BB, K, R, SB)
10. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 0-2 (4-3, K, RBI)
EXST CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Freilyn Silverio: 3.0 IP, 6 H, 6 R (5 ER), 3 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 4/2 GO/AO, 58 pitches (30 strikes)
2. Codi Heuer: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 16 pitches (11 strikes)
3. Carlos Garcia: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 5/3 GO/AO, 46 pitches (31 strikes)
EXST CUBS ERRORS: 2
1. 2B Alexis Hernandez: E-4 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. 1B Jairo Diaz: E-3 (fielding miscue allowed batter to reach base safely)
EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Adan Sanchez: 1-2 CS, 2 PB
2. Ronnier Quintero: 0-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
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