Cub Bats Dunk Brewers at Riverview
Brayan Altuve collected four RBI (two RBI doubles and a two-run single), Ke'Shun Collier reached base five times (three singles and two walks), scored a run, and drove-in another, Jefferson Rojas doubled, walked twice, stole two bases, and scored two runs, Alexis Hernandez drilled an RBI single, walked, reached base on an HBP, and scored two runs, Lizardo Ruiz ripped an RBI single, walked, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Christopher Paciolla laced an RBI single, walked, and scored two runs, as the Cubs drubbed the Brewers 12-4 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Friday morning on Field #6 at the Riverview Baseball Complex in Mesa, AZ.
Tyler Naquin (on AAA Nashville 7-day IL) and Duncan Garcia each blasted a two-run HR to account for the four Brewers runs.
Prior to the game, LHP Scott Kobos (two "innings") and RHP Jose Romero (one "inning") threw "live" BP on Field #5, and Alexander Canario, D. J. Artis, Luis Verdugo, Dom Nunez, and Jose Escobar were the five hitters who batted against them.
Here is the abridged box score from the EXST game on Field #6 (Cubs players only):
EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1. Ke'Shun Collier, RF: 3-4: (1B, BB, 1B, BB, 1B, K, R, RBI, CS)
2a. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 1-1 (2B, BB, BB, 2 R, 2 SB)
2b. Christian Olivo, 2B: 0-1 (E-4, BB, R)
3. Adan Sanchez, DH: 1-4 (BB, 6-3, F-7, K, 1B)
4a. Jairo Diaz, C: 0-2 (BB, BB, L-4, K, R)
4b. Wally Soto, C: 0-1 (K)
5. Ismael Mena, CF: 1-5 (4-6-3 DP, 1B, L-7, F-7, F-7, R, RBI, SB)
6a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 1-2 (5-3, 1B, BB, 2 R, RBI)
6b. Frank Hernandez, 1B: 0-2 (F-8, 6-3)
7a. Lizardo Ruiz, 1B: 1-2 (BB, 1B, 4-3, 2 R, RBI, SB)
7b. Geuri Lubo, 3B: 1-1 (BB, 1B, R)
8. Alexis Hernandez, 2B-SS: 1-3 (K, HBP, 1B, BB, 1-4 FC, 2 R, RBI)
9a. Brayan Altuve, LF: 3-3 (2B, 1B, 2B, 4 RBI)
9b. Anderson Suriel, LF: 1-2 (1B, F-9, RBI)
EXST CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Freilyn Silverio: 3.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R (4 ER), 4 BB, 2 K, 2 HR, 4/3 GO/AO, 68 pitches (36 strikes)
2. Mathew Peters: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 1/0 GO/AO, 18 pitches (10 strikes)
3. Luis A. Reyes: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 WP, 0/2 GO/AO, 20 pitches (11 strikes)
4. Tomy Sanchez: 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1/4 GO/AO, 49 pitches (27 strikes)
EXST CUBS ERRORS: 1
3B Christopher Paciolla: E-5 (two base throwing error allowed batter to reach 2nd base safely)
EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Jairo Diaz: 1-2 CS
2. Wally Soto: 1-2 CS
WEATHER: Sunny with temperatures in the 90's
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