Triantos Ready to Rock & Roll at Sloan Park
James Triantos lined a double off the LF fence, stole 3rd base, and scored on a balk in the bottom of the 1st inning, Christian Olivo drilled a double into the LF corner leading off the bottom of the 3rd and scored on a Brayan Altuve line-drive RBI single, and Jefferson Rojas clobbered a two-run HR that landed at the top of the berm in LF in the bottom of the 7th, leading the Cubs to a 4-1 victory over the Diamondbacks Black squad in Cactus League Extended Spring Training game action Monday morning at Sloan Park In Mesa, AZ.
Modeifi Marte smacked a solo HR to account for the D'backs lone run.
James Triantos made his first game appearance since tearing a meniscus in his knee during Minor League Camp in March.
Prior to the game, RHPs Wilbur Rodriguez Wilme Mora, Yenrri Rojas, and Luis A. Reyes (not to be confused with Luis R. Reyes!) threw bullpens on the 12 pack, and RHP Jordan Holloway (on AAA Iowa 60-day IL) threw "live" BP on Field #6. (W. Mora, Y. Rojas, and L. A. Reyes just arrived at Extended Spring Training from the Cubs Dominican Academy).
Here is the abridged box score from the game (Cubs players only):
EXST CUBS LINEUP:
1a. Christopher Paciolla, 3B: 2-3 (F-8, 1B, 2B, SB, CS)
1b. Frank Hernandez, LF: 1-2 (1B, 5-3, R)
2a. Ed Howard, SS: 0-1 (4-3, BB, HBP)
2b. Jefferson Rojas, SS: 1-1 (HR, BB, R, RBI, CS)
3a. James Triantos, 2B: 1-3 (2B, 5-3, K, R, SB)
3b. Alexis Hernandez, 2B: 0-1 (F-7, BB)
4a. Adan Sanchez, DH: 0-3 (F-8, 1-3, K)
4b. Yeison Santana, PH-DH: 1-1 (1B, BB, PO)
5. Anderson Suriel, 1B: 0-5 (1-3, 4-3, F-8, K, F-9 DP)
6a. Jairo Diaz, C: 1-3 (6-3, 1B, 6-3)
6b. Wally Soto, C: 1-1 (1B)
7. Raino Coran, RF: 1-2 (P-6, BB, 2B, HBP)
8a. Christian Olivo, CF: 1-2 (2B, F-7, R)
8b. Ismael Mena, PH-CF: 0-2 (1-3, 3-U)
9a. Brayan Altuve, LF: 2-2 (1B, 1B, RBI, CS)
9b. Geuri Lubo, PH-3B: 0-2 (F-8, K)
EXST CUBS PITCHERS:
1. Manuel Espinoza: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 4 K, 1 HR, 3/2 GO/AO, 43 pitches (31 strikes)
2. Luis Rujano: 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP, 3/4 GO/AO, 29 pitches (20 strikes)
3. Scarlyn Lebron: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 PO, 1/2 GO/AO, 21 pitches (14 strikes)
4. Tomy Sanchez: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1/2 GO/AO, 9 pitches (6 strikes)
EXST CUBS ERRORS: NONE
EXST CUBS CATCHERS DEFENSE:
1. Jairo Diaz: 1 PB
2. Wally Soto: 1-1 CS
WEATHER: Sunny & breezy with temperatures on the 90's
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