Cubs Make Guest Appearance at Camp Day

Having been left off the Cubs NLDS roster and apparently not having anything else better to do, Sean Marshall, Will Ohman, and Craig Monroe participated in the Cubs Arizona Instructional League team's "Camp Day" at Fitch Park this morning. While Monroe put on an awesome BP power display worthy of a big leaguer on Field #2, Marshall and Ohman faced-off in the weekly Camp Day intrasquad game on Field #3. Looking ever bit as rusty as one might expect of a pitcher who has made only three appearances in the last month, Marshall went five innings (71 pitches), giving up one run on ten hits and one walk. He threw 48 strikes and 23 balls, and had an 8/1 GB/FB ratio. But at least he is staying stretched-out should he be needed to replace an injured starting pitcher sometime during the post-season. Ohman pitched just one inning (the top of the 1st), dispatching prospects Darwin Barney, Jonathan Wyatt, and Tony Thomas 1-2-3 on just nine pitches (seven strikes and two balls), the outs coming on an easy 1-3 bounce-out, a lazy F-8, and a K-swinging. Here is today's abridged box score: LINEUPS SQUAD "A" 1. Darwin Barney, SS (1-4, RBI, CS) 2. Jonathan Wyatt, CF (2-3, SB) 3. Tony Thomas, 2B (0-2, BB, 2 K) 4. Marquez Smith, 3B (1-3, R, RBI, SOLO HR, K) 5. Ty Wright, LF (1-3) 6. Kyler Burke, RF (2-3) 7. Carlos Perez, C (1-1, 2B, R) 8. Josh Donaldson, DH-C (1-3, K) 9. Jovan Rosa, 1B (0-3, K, GIDP) NOTE: C. Perez left game with hamstring injury incurred while running bases in top of the 3rd inning and was not replaced in batting order. SQUAD "B" 1. Leon Johnson, CF (3-4, R, BB, K, SB) 2. Marwin Gonzalez, SS (2-4, SB, GIDP) 3. Brandon Guyer, LF (1-4, RBI) 4. Josh Vitters, 3B (0-4) 5. Cliff Andersen, RF (2-4, 2B, 2 K) 6A. Mark Reed, C (0-1, K) 6B. Steve Clevenger, C (0-2) 7. Drew Rundle, 1B (2-4, K) 8. Gian Guzman, 2B (1-3, BB, K) NOTE: Reed left game with injury in top of the 3rd inning (hit in groin by wild pitch. PITCHERS: SQUAD "A" 1. Sean Marshall - 5.0 IP, 10 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 4 K, 1 GIDP (71 pitches - 48 strikes/23 balls, and 8/1 GB/FB) 2. Marcus Hatley - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (7 pitches) 3. Yuri Higgins - 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K (15 pitches) SQUAD "B" 1. Will Ohman - 1.0 IP, 0 H. 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K (8 pitches) 2. Casey Lambert - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R , 0 BB, 0 K (8 pitches) 3. Alan Guerrero - 2.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R (1 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP (34 pitches) 4. Matt Maradeo - 1.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR (37 pitches) 5. Jordan Latham - 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 GIDP (7 pitches) NOTE: Maradeo pitched two innings, but both innings were terminated early due to Maradeo reaching maximum pitch count both times. ERRORS: Josh Vitters (throw) Tony Thomas (throw) CATCHERS DEFENSE: Carlos Perez 0-2 CS Steve Clevenger 1-2 CS ATTENDANCE - 4 (including Cubs Director of Player Development Oneri Fleita)

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Hey Phil,

In the interest of accurate reporting, I believe that if there are less attendees then players, you should list the attendees in the box score by name. I believe this is the standard AP style guide procedure.

:)

Kidding aside, thanks as usual for the best in-depth reporting around.

I attend the Cubs Arizona Instructional League Camp Day at Fitch Park in the morning, and the Cubs-D'backs NLDS Game #2 at Chase Field tonight.

Do I have a good life, or what!?

And it's raining in Phoenix as we speak, so they may have to close the roof at Chase Field tonight.

Oh, one more thing:

GO CUBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the instructional league reports and comments.
Hey, I appreciate all of your posts. Can't find any place else to get the kind of info you provide. Hope to come down and watch some instructional league action next year.

Thanks for the reports, as always.

Arizona Phil, is it true that Billy Muldowney had Tommy John surgery?

Navin — October 5, 2007 @ 1:52 am
Thanks for the reports, as always.

Arizona Phil, is it true that Billy Muldowney had Tommy John surgery?

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NAVIN: Billy Muldowney had TJ in July.

Also, here are the Baseball America Top 20 from the PCL and SL. (They are not available on-line yet):

PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE:

1. Yovani Galladro, RHP (MIL)
2. Adam Jones, OF (SEA)
3. Billy Butler, OF-1B (KC)
4. Andy LaRoche, 3B (LAD)
5. Ian Stewart, 3B (COL)
6. Felix Pie, OF (CUBS)
7. Carlos Gomez, OF (NYM)
8. James Loney,1B (LAD)
9. Brandon Wood, 3B-SS (LAA)
10. Luke Hochevar, RHP (KC)
11. Jeff Clement, C (SEA)
12. Mike Pelfrey, RHP (NYM)
13. Edison Volquez, RHP (TEX)
14. Wladimir Balentien, OF (SEA)
15. Troy Patton, LHP (HOU)
16. Eric Hurley, RHP (TEX)
17. Billy Buckner, RHP (KC)
18. Chin-Lung Hu , SS (LAD)
19. Daric Barton, 1B (OAK)
20. Geovany Soto, C (CUBS)

SOUTHERN LEAGUE

1. Justin Upton, OF (AZ)
2. Evan Longoria, 3B (TB)
3. Wade Davis, RHP (TB)
4. Johnny Cueto, RHP (CIN)
5. Brandon Jones, OF (ATL)
6. Reid Brignac, SS (TB)
7. Tyler Colvin, OF (CUBS)
8. Manny Parra, LHP (MIL)
9. Gio Gonzalez, LHP (PHI)
10. Carlos Gonzalez, OF (AZ)
11. Mark Reynolds, 3B (AZ)
12. Chin-Lung Hu, SS (LAD)
13. Brent Lillibridge, SS (ATL)
14. Jonathan Meloan, RHP (LAD)
15. Max Scherzer, RHP (AZ)
16. Jo Jo Reyes, LHP (ATL)
17. Diory Hernandez, SS (ATL)
18. James McDonald, RHP (LAD)
19. Gaby Hernandez, RHP (FLA)
20. Alcides Escobar, SS (MIL)

Thanks AZ Phil. That's disappointing to hear. Rough luck after he started pretty well in Peoria.

Any news about Dolis?

Navin — October 5, 2007 @ 12:19 pm
Thanks AZ Phil. That’s disappointing to hear. Rough luck after he started pretty well in Peoria.

Any news about Dolis?

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NAVIN: Dolis had season-ending surgery sometime in July-August, but I don't know if it was TJ or labrum.

Billy Muldowney didn't have TJ surgery. He had ulnar nerve transposition surgery witch has far less rehab time than TJ. He was throwing in the fall and should be 100% by spring training.

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    crunch 34 sec ago view
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    Arizona Phil 6 min 9 sec ago view
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    johann 30 min 34 sec ago view
  • I certainly hope he signed an extension. I would have been ok with this package for Miller, it is too much for 2 (well 3, hopefully) of Chapman. Of course, we win the World Series, I will retract this immediately.

    twcoffee 31 min 27 sec ago view
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    CTSteve 44 min 29 sec ago view
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    jacos 47 min 5 sec ago view
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    Rob Richardson 1 hour 24 min ago view
  • that is a hell of a lot of talent to shift for a reliever who's gonna get paid top-scale "free agent" type money in 2017+ after a 1/2 year rental for the remainder of 2016.

    crunch 1 hour 36 min ago view
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    johann 2 hours 19 min ago view
  • Updating: Per @Joelsherman1, #Cubs-#Yankees trade, if completed, would be Chapman for Torres, Warren and likely two others.

    Can only imagine they'd only give that much up if he's signing an extension. 

    Rob G. 2 hours 34 min ago view
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    https://www.scribd.com/document/292708682/Chapman-...

    You can draw your own conclusions.

    Old and Blue 4 hours 27 min ago view
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    Rob Richardson 4 hours 53 min ago view
  • That was, ummmm, you know. A joke?

    Old and Blue 4 hours 58 min ago view
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    John Beasley 6 hours 28 min ago view
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    Rob G. 12 hours 37 min ago view
  • You mean Yankees?

    QuietMan 12 hours 41 min ago view