At The Plate – The Cubs built an early lead but once again had trouble holding it as they dropped to 3-9 on the season. Darwin Barney had a huge game in his last rehab appearance, he was 4-for-5 with a double, and two runs scored. Ryan Sweeney continues to mash the ball, he went 2-for-4 with a home run (3), three RBI’s and a run scored. Brett Jackson was 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.
On The Mound – The Cubs were beat up from start to finish in this one. Drew Carpenter got the start, he went 4.1 innings giving up five runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out one. Emailin Caridad went 1.2 innings out of the pen giving up one run on three hits while striking out three. Both Jensen Lewis and Jaye Chapman continued their horrendous 2013 as Lewis gave up two runs, and Chapman gave up three.
At The Plate – Jae-Hoon Ha continued his red-hot start going 2-for-3 with two walks, a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Rubi Silva has been the hottest hitter in the Smokies lineup, he was 3-for-4 with a home run (2), four RBI’s, a double, and two runs scored, he’s now hitting .394 on the season. Jonathan Mota was 2-for-4 in the loss.
On The Mound – Dallas Beeler put together a quality start and was in line for the win before the bullpen lost it. Beeler went six innings giving up three runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four. Tony Zych went 1.1 innings out of the pen giving up two runs on two hits while walking one. Trey McNutt had a rough go of it as he not only blew the save but got the loss, he went 1.1 innings giving up three runs on three hits while walking two.
At The Plate – The D-Cubs continued to pound the ball in a 8-1 victory over Clearwater to move one game above .500 on the season. Zeke DeVoss was very productive from the lead-off spot going 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, and three RBI’s. John Andreoli was 2-for-5 with two runs scored, he’s now hitting .341 on the season. Ben Carhart went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, and two runs scored. Stephen Bruno (2-for-4) and David Bote (2-for-3) each had two hits in the win as Daytona pounded out thirteen total.
On The Mound – Ben Wells was outstanding as he found his command in this one. Wells went six scoreless innings to earn his first win, he gave up five hits while walking one and striking out four. Yeiper Castillo went two scoreless innings out of the pen, he gave up one hit while striking out two. Sheldon McDonald worked the ninth inning, he gave up one run on three hits while striking out one.
NOTES: Kane County was snowed/rained out….again, shocking.
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At The Plate – Hey! A Win! The I-Cubs got their first win of the 2013 season on Wednesday night. Ryan Sweeney was 2-for-5, the Cubs newcomer is now hitting .438 on the season. Edwin Maysonet was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Luis Flores was 1-for-4 with his first home run of the season.
On The Mound – Really nice night from a staff that has been beaten up in the early going. Drew Carpenter got the start and also walked away with the win going five innings giving up two runs on three hits while walking two and striking out four. Yoanner Negrin was great out of the pen going 2.2 innings giving up no runs on two hits while walking one and striking out two. Blake Parker was stout as well in earning his first save of the season going 1.1 innings giving up only one hit while walking none and striking out two.
At The Plate – Not a whole lot of offense in this one for the Smokies as they could only manage two runs on six hits. Rubi Silva was 2-for-4 with a double. Justin Bour was solid tonight going 1-f0r-2 with two walks, a home run, an RBI, and a run scored. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-for-4 with a double and three strike outs in the loss.
On The Mound – Dallas Beeler had a really good outing, unfortunately he was still hung with the loss. Beeler went six innings giving up two runs on six hits while walking one and striking out three. The normally reliable Kevin Rhoderick had a rough go of it as he gave up four runs on two hits in 1.1 innings of work, he also walked two. Frank Batista was solid out of the pen going 1.2 innings giving up no runs on two hits while striking out one.
At The Plate – Well, this one will be talked about for one thing, the incident involving Soler, I wrote about it earlier, you can read about it here, just going to recap the game now. Crazy game not counting fights as Daytona blew a two-run lead in the ninth and ended up losing by 5 in eleven. Zeke DeVoss had another solid night at the top of the lineup going 2-for-6 with a home run, an RBI, and a run scored. John Andreoli stayed red-hot going 3-for-6 with a double, he’s now hitting .478 on the season. Jorge Soler did some good work with the bat…at the plate, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, and a run scored. Stephen Bruno, Ben Carhart, and Taiwan Easterling all had two hits in this one. Dustin Geiger and Easterling both went deep for their first home run of the season.
On The Mound – Some good, some really bad for the D-Cubs. Ben Wells got the start and struggled with his command which cut his outing short. Wells went four innings giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits while walking four and not striking out anyone. Austin Reed didn’t fare much better as he could only go one-third of an inning giving up three runs on two hits while walking two. Ryan Searle was outstanding again going 3.2 innings giving up no runs on one hit while walking one and striking out four. Luis Liria not only got the blown save but the loss as well as he went 2.2 innings giving up seven runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out three.
At The Plate – The Cougars had an awesome approach at the plate today as they walked eight times, unfortunately they were only 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Jeimer Candelario didn’t have a hit in this one but he was able to walk three times. Daniel Vogelbach was 1-for-3 with a walk, and an RBI. Another day, another two hits for Rock Shoulders, he went 2-for-5 and is now hitting .467 on the season. Bijan Rademacher was 1-for-2 with two walks, and two runs scored in the loss. Trey Martin found some production today going 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two RBI’s.
On The Mound – Remember how I mentioned how great the Cougars approach was because of the eight walks? Well Cougars pitching issued ten free passes, not good. Tayler Scott got the start and went two innings giving up four runs on three hits while walking five, he was slapped with the loss. Nathan Dorris was outstanding in this one going four scoreless innings giving up only one hit and striking out five. Steve Perakslis couldn’t keep things close as he went two innings giving up five runs on five hits while walking two and striking out three. I mentioned Bijan Rademacher already, well he got to pitch as well, he worked one inning giving up one run, unearned, on no hits while walking three, it was that kind of day.
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Welcome to Minor Matters, here’s a quick introduction… You want to know how the Cubs’ minor league teams did? Then this is the post you want to read, it will be a daily post and will recap EVERY minor league game that day. Usually this post will be published the night of the games, sometimes, especially once Boise starts, the post might not appear until the next morning. Enjoy!.
At The Plate – Iowa pounded out eleven hits on the night, but could only push across three runs in the defeat. Brian Bogusevic led the way going 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, all three hits were singles. Ty Wright went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and J.C. Boscan also went 2-for-4. All eleven Cubs hits were singles.
On The Mound – It was a rough start for Chris Rusin as he gave up three in the first but he settled down to make it through five innings. Rusin gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out four. Jensen Lewis got lit up and was slapped with the loss as he gave up five runs, three earned (defense was an issue) on four hits in a third of an inning. Zach Putnam didn’t fair much better has he gave up two runs all earned on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. Both Casey Coleman and Rafael Dolis had scoreless appearances.
At The Plate – The top of the order for the Smokies was outstanding, unfortunately there wasn’t much after that. Matt Szczur was tremendous in the lead-off spot going 3-for-4 with a run scored, all three hits were singles. Number two hitter Arismendy Alcantara was 2-for-3 with a run scored, a home run, and three RBI’s. Johermyn Chavez was the only other Smokies player to record a hit, a single.
On The Mound – Dallas Beeler got knocked around in his first start of 2013, but had decent command. Beeler worked 5.1 innings, he gave up four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out five. A.J. Morris tossed 1.2 innings giving up one run on one hit while walking one and striking out two. Tony Zych couldn’t keep it close late as he gave up two runs (both unearned) in his one inning of work while walking one and striking out one.
At The Plate – Kane County couldn’t really get anything going at the plate as they were only able to register five hits in the loss. Dan Vogelbach has a solid night going 2-for-4 with two singles. Jemier Candelario and Willson Contreras each had one hit, and Rock Shoulders was 1-for-4 with a run scored, a home run, and two RBI’s.
On The Mound – Pierce Johnson got the start and got beat up. Johnson gave up five runs on six hits while walking one and striking out five in 2.1 innings. Justin Amlung worked 2.1 innings giving up one run on two hits while walking two and striking out two. Brian Smith tossed two innings giving up one run on one hit while walking two and striking out four. Steve Perakslis and Eduardo Orozco each had a scoreless appearance.
At The Plate – A quiet night at the plate for the D-Cubs as they could only manage three runs on six hits, but they did walk five times which is a plus. Jorge Soler got his first full professional season off to a great start going 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. Zeke DeVoss was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored out of the lead-off spot. Timothy Saunders was 1-for-4 with a run scored, and an RBI double. Stephen Bruno was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, and an RBI double. Javier Baez rounded out the scoring with a sac-fly, he finished the night 0-for-3.
On The Mound – Ben Wells was knocked around early but managed to battle his way through four innings. Wells gave up two runs on seven hits, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out four to earn a no decision. Sheldon McDonald was hung with the loss as he went 2.2 innings giving up two runs on three hits while walking one and striking out three. Eduardo Figueroa was solid out of the pen giving up no runs on two hits while striking out two in 2.1 innings of work.
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April 1st marks the beginning of the Major League season, that’s wonderful and great, but for me April 4th is just as exciting as the minor league teams open their campaigns. If you followed us last year you know what we are all about, we bring you a lot of information pertaining to prospects, and the lower level teams, that includes recaps. We recap every game from the minor league system every night, so please follow along as it is shaping up to be a very exciting season in the Cubs system. Here is the schedule for tomorrow.
It hasn’t officially been announced by I would expect Chris Rusin to get the start, if not then it will be Brooks Raley.
Dallas Beeler gets the start for the Smokies.
High – A
Ben Wells gets the start for the Daytona Cubs
Pierce Johnson gets the start for the Cougars
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As you will see by the Iowa roster, there is a reason why there are so many solid arms at Tennessee, they are blocked from Iowa basically due to the pitching depth up there. Trey McNutt might be a surprising name on this list as he was thought to be in the mix, a long shot, but in the mix for the big league pen, but ends up in Tennessee. I still think he comes out of the pen, but him going to Tennessee might give him the chance to start, but I doubt it. My buddy Brett over at Bleacher Nation also mentioned the conspicuous absence of Ronald Torreyes ..
“So many reactions to the Tennessee roster. First, where’s Roni Torreyes? He may have been late to arrive to Spring Training, so this could be a simple extended Spring Training situation to get him ready for the season (I’ve not heard anything about an injury). He was expected to be the regular second baseman at Tennessee this year, and there isn’t an obvious starting second baseman on the roster right now, so I still expect him to end up there eventually.”
Another guy to keep an eye on is Matt Szczur, big, big year for him. I think he either breaks out, or ends up off the Cubs, I really don’t see any middle ground there given the glut of talent the Cubs seem to be building in the outfield throughout the system. Here is the whole roster for your enjoyment.
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As we heads towards the end of the season it starts to become a reality, there’s only a handful of Cubs games left this year. For most, this is a blessing as some fans can’t “bear”…. (get it?) to watch anymore given how bad the team has been and other sports have started. For this Cubs fan it’s not so great as I enjoy watching this team play, no matter how infuriating it is at times. With that said it’s time to start focusing on the off-season baseball that will take place, first up is the Cubs instructional league that starts today. This is an important step for many of these players as they are going to get more game experience, and another opportunity to impress the front office heading into next season. Below is a breakdown of everyone that will participate this year, the games begin on September 21. We will give you much more information on these players as our player cards come out, we will also do our best to give you results and box scores of these games, so stay tuned!
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Here is a quick look at the Cubs minor league recap for Thursday, August 30th. When the AZL Cubs playoff game ends we will have a full recap of that game.
Boise scored two in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as they lost to Everett 4-3. What else is new Stephen Bruno was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. His hit streak now sits at 20. Rock Shoulders hit a pinch-hit two-run home run in the ninth. Albert Almora was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Dan Vogelbach also had a hit in the loss. Justin Amlung started and took the loss going two innings allowing one run on two hits. James Pugliese pitched the next four innings allowing two runs and striking out four. Su-Min Jung and Tyler Bremer combined to throw the last three innings, with Bremer giving up a run and striking out two.
Cedar Rapids put up four big runs in the 10th inning to beat Peoria 11-7. The Chiefs had a lot of nice nights on the offensively. Pin-Chieh Chen was 3-for-4 with two walks, a triple, three runs scored, and a stolen base. Wes Darvill also had three hits, including a double and an RBI. Jorge Soler was 2-for-6 with an RBI and Sergio Burruel also had two hits including a double and two RBIs. Zeke DeVoss had a hit and an RBI as did Jacob Rogers. Timothy Saunders, Oliver Zapata, and Bijan Rademacher all had a hit in the loss. Joseph Zeller started and pitched 6.2 innings allowing five runs on eight hits. Sheldon McDonald and Larry Suarez pitched the next 2.1 innings, but Luis Liria took the loss giving up the four runs in the 10th.
Going into the ninth tied Brevard County scored two and Daytona one, so the final ended up 6-5 Brevard County. Kyle Hendricks started and pitched four innings allowing three runs on seven hits. Matthew Spencer and Hunter Cervenka combined to pitch the next 2.1 innings giving up one run and striking out four. Eduardo Figueroa took the loss as he allowed the two runs in the ninth inning. John Andreoli had a nice night going 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Javier Baez was 1-for-4 with a home run and Christian Villanueva had a hit and an RBI. Rebel Ridling was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored and Elieser Bonne knocked in a run with a hit in the loss.
Tennessee beat Pensacola on Thursday 4-2. Dallas Beeler started and pitched five innings allowing two runs, one earned on four hits, while walking two and striking out four. After Casey Harman pitched a scoreless sixth, Trey McNutt pitched an outstanding inning as he struck out the side and didn’t allow a base runner. Brian Schlitter notched his six save as he struck out four over two innings. The Cubs offense used the long ball as all four runs accounted for via the home run. Logan Watkins, Justin Bour, and Matt Cerda all connected with Cerda hitting a two-run homer. Jae-Hoon Ha was the only other Smokies player to have a hit in the win.
Thursday was not a good night for Iowa losing to Nashville 6-1. Yonner Negrin started and took the loss as he pitched five innings allowing three runs, two earned on six hits. Jaye Chapman struck out two in a scoreless inning of work, but Miguel Socolovich gave up three runs in his inning. Rafael Dolis pitched the final frame, not allowing a run and striking one out. Adrian Cardenas was responsible for the only Cubs run as he was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Tony Campana also had one hit and he scored the Cubs lone run, he also stole his 18th base at Iowa. The Cubs had five more hits in the loss, as Thursday was not a very good night.
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