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Last updated 11-17-2023
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Adbert Alzolay 
Michael Arias
Javier Assad
Ben Brown
Jose Cuas
Kyle Hendricks
Porter Hodge
* Bailey Horn
Caleb Kilian
Mark Leiter Jr
* Luke Little
Julian Merryweather
Daniel Palencia
Michael Rucker
* Drew Smyly
* Justin Steele
Jameson Taillon
Keegan Thompson
Hayden Wesneski 
* Jordan Wicks

Miguel Amaya
Yan Gomes

Nico Hoerner
Nick Madrigal
* Miles Mastrobuoni
* Matt Mervis
Christopher Morel
Dansby Swanson
Luis Vazquez
Patrick Wisdom

Kevin Alcantara
Alexander Canario
* Pete Crow-Armstrong
Brennen Davis
# Ian Happ
Seiya Suzuki
* Mike Tauchman


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Cubs Blank Giants st Sloan Park

Christopher Paciolla blasted a two-run home run and Mason McGwire, Branden Noriega, and Luis A. Reyes combined to hurl a two-hit shutout, as the Cubs blanked the Giants 4-0 in Arizona Instructional League game action Tuesday morning at Sloan Park in Mesa, AZ.

Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):

1. Leonel Espinoza, CF: 0-3 (K, 5-3, P-4, BB, R)
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 0-2 (BB, K, K)
2b. Alexis Hernandez, SS: 0-0 (BB)
3. Carter Trice, C-DH: 0-4 (P-4, F-9, K, 6-4 FC, R)
4a. Jefferson Encarnacion, RF: 1-2 (F-9, 1B, R, SB)
4b. Alfonsin Rosario, RF: 0-1 (K, HBP)
5. Adan Sanchez, DH-C: 0-4 (F-7, K, L-5, E-6)
6a. Christopher Paciolla, 2B: 2-2 (1B, HR, R, 2 RBI)
6b. Yahil Melendez, 2B: 0-1 (HBP, 3-1)
7a. Drew Bowser, 1B: 1-2 (1B, F-9)
7b. Wally Soto, 1B: 1-1 (1B)
8. Jose Escobar, LF: 0-3 (4-6-3 DP, F-8, K)
9a. Reggie Preciado, 3B: 0-2 (K, F-7)
9b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 0-1 (K)

1. Mason McGwire: 3.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 3/2 GO/AO, 59 pitches (33 strikes)
2. Branden Noriega: 3.1 IP: 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 58 pitches (32 strikes)
3. Luis A. Reyes: 2.0 IP: 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 3/0 GO/AO, 23 pitches (13 strikes)

1. 1B Drew Bowser: E-3 (errant toss to pitcher attempting 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)
2. P Luis A. Reyes: E-1 (missed catch on attempted 3-1 put-out allowed batter to reach base safely)

1. Carter Trice: 1 PB
2. Adan Sanchez: 1-1 CS

WEATHER: Mostly sunny with temperatures in the 90's



"Just because it isn't official doesn't mean it didn't happen"


I’ve noticed that Mason McGwire’s results are gradually improving. How does he look out there, Phil?   Does Mark still come to watch him some days?


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In reply to by ggross


Mason McGwire has looked great in his first two AZIL starts: 

6.2 IP, 4 H, 2 R (1 ER), 3 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 0 HR, 0 WP, 1 GIDP, 5/2 GO/AO, 116 pitches (68 strikes)  

He appears to have added a sweeper to his 92-94 MPH FB and SPLIT. 

I have not seen Mark at the games lately. 

a.kay claimed by the mets.  he was originally drafted by them...and then traded to TOR...for m.stroman.

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