Tagged: Randy Wells

June 20, 2012 – Cubs Lineup vs. White Sox

The Cubs go for the sweep tonight behind Randy Wells.  Would be really nice if the Cubs could get a little payback against the Sox for what the Sox did to them at Wrigley last month.  Ryan Dempster was placed on the DL early this week so Randy Wells will be taking his spot tonight, fingers crossed, here is how the Cubs will line up, go Cubs!

1. DeJesus – CF
2. Castro – SS
3. LaHair – 1B
4. Soriano – DH
5. Clevenger – C
6. Barney – 2B
7. Valbuena – 3B
8. Johnson – RF
9. Campana – LF

Thanks for reading,
– George

Cubs Roster Move Madness; Dempster, Soto, Szczur

Most of the day has been quiet, but within the last hour thing went a little nuts.

*** Geovany Soto has been activated from the DL, and is in the starting lineup tonight.

***  Matt Szczur has been activated from the DL by the Daytona Cubs, this is great news, expect him to be back in the lineup this week, possibly tonight.

***  Ryan Dempster has been placed on the DL, this will not affect his trade value so we are told.  Lat tightness is why Dempster is hitting the DL. Randy Wells is expected to take Dempster’s start against the Sox.

***  Scott Maine has been re-called from Iowa

I think that’s enough for now.

Thanks for reading,
– George

Rejoice! Cubs Snap 12 Game Losing Streak

So that’s all the Cubs needed to get a win, Jeff Suppan on the mound and a gale force wind blowing straight out to center, I’ll take it.  The Cubs took 12 games of frustration out on the San Diego Padres staff as they pounded out 14 hits and 11 runs.  To put that in perspective, the Cubs scored 12 runs on their six game road trip that ended yesterday, so to say this was well overdue might be an understatement.  Travis Wood started and was knocked around, but I’m not going to put too much stock in his start, every fly ball was most likely leaving the yard and Wood is a fly ball pitcher, so it was bound to happen.  Wood ended up going five innings, giving up six runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out four.  The bullpen actually did a nice job working the final four innings while only giving up one run.  Randy Wells gave up that run in an inning and two-thirds but was the beneficiary of some crooked numbers to get the win.  David DeJesus, Starlin Castro, and Ian Stewart all had two hits in the win, with DeJesus recording two triples, while Castro and Stewart each went deep and drove in three runs.  Bryan LaHair and Alfonso Soriano each had three hits on the afternoon, with Soriano hitting his sixth home run of the season while driving in three runs.  It feels good, no doubt, hope everyone is enjoying their holiday a little more.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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Cubs ‘Explode’ For Four Runs, Lose Seventh Straight

Another game, another eight innings of scoreless baseball from the Cubs offense.  That is now three games in a row where the Cubs offense couldn’t score any runs from inning number one to inning number eight.  Of course the Cubs came to life in the ninth inning when the game was already decided with the Astros leading 8-0.  Hopefully the feeling of scoring runs in the ninth was something the Cubs liked and that carries over to today, because they need it.

Matt Garza was awful, can’t blame the guy, he knows if he makes one mistake the game is probably over with the way the Cubs bats are going.  But Garza made many mistakes as he only lasted three innings while giving up seven runs on five hits for his second loss of the season.  One bright spot was the work of Randy Wells out of the bullpen.  Wells went five innings, only allowing one run on three hits while saving the bullpen from any unnecessary work.  I mentioned the Cubs “exploding” for four runs, well the final score was closer than the actual game.  The Cubs put together a few hits, and got the help of a bank of lights to push across four runs in the ninth inning.  It was a good day at the plate for guys that aren’t usually in the spotlight as Koyie Hill and Adrian Cardenas each had two hits in the defeat.  Blake Lalli chipped in with his first major league hit, which scored two runs in the ninth.  Full box score and highlights after the jump.

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5/15: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/15/12, enjoy.

FULL BOX SCORE

 Tremendous effort from Gerardo Concepcion this afternoon for Peoria.  Concepcion went six strong innings to earn his first pro victory in a 2-0 win over Burlington.  Break up the Chiefs, they have now won 5 straight games to turn their season around.  Zeke DeVoss put on a show on the base paths today.  DeVoss went 2-for-2 with two walks, and two runs scored, oh, he also had four stolen bases, not a bad day. 

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Another rain out, totally stupid. 

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FULL BOX SCORE

For the second straight day the Tennessee Smokies pounded the ball all over the place en route to a win over the Jackson Generals.  Today’s effort included 12 hits and 10 runs as that was just enough for a 10-8 victory.  Junior Lake is on a tear since returning from the DL, he went 3-for-5 today with a double, a run, and three RBI’s.  Justin Bour joined the fun going 2-for-4 with a double, home run and two RBI’s.  Dae-Eun Rhee didn’t have his best stuff, but he didn’t get any help from his defense.  Rhee only lasted four innings, allowing six runs, only two earned however, good enough for a no decision. 

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FULL BOX SCORE

 Anthony Rizzo is making it very hard for the powers that be to ignore him.  Rizzo went 3-for-4 today with his 13th home run of the season, he added a triple for good measure.  He also had two more RBI’s which bring his season total to 37.  Randy Wells continued his career meltdown giving up seven runs, all earned in five innings of work to earn his second loss of the season.  Mike MacDougal, who was just signed by the Cubs today, showcased his talents in 2/3rds of an inning by walking four guys and allowing two runs in mop up duty of a 9-4 loss.

 

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/10: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.

FULL BOX SCORE

After falling behind 4-0 early, Peoria staged a comeback that ended up falling just short in a 6-5 loss to Beloit.  Rafael Lopez, and Marco Hernandez each had two hits in the losing effort for Peoria.  Gerardo Concepcion had probably his best start as a professional on Thursday.  Concepcion still struggled in the first inning, but settled down making it through four innings to earn a no decision.

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FULL BOX SCORE

An early hole was too much for Daytona to climb out of as they fell to the Stone Crabs 8-3.  The D-Cubs pounded out 9 hits, but were only able to tally runs in the 2nd and 8th innings respectively.  Matt Szczur was 1-for-3 at the plate as he continues his surge with his average now sitting at .250.  Frank Del Valle started for the D-Cubs and took the loss giving up five runs in five innings, he’s now 2-1 on the season.

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FULL BOX SCORE

Dae-Eun Rhee was outstanding Thursday Night for the Smokies, going 7 and 2/3rd’s of an inning while only giving up one earned, which was unearned.  Rhee only allowed four hits, and walked only one guy en route to his 3rd win of the season.  Nate Samson had the big hit for the Smokies with a two run double in the second inning which was all the Smokies needed in a 4-1 win over Birmingham.

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FULL BOX SCORE

One of the few nights that Anthony Rizzo didn’t run the I-Cubs offense, but that was alright as the rest of the team really picked up the slack in a 10-1 win against Fresno.  Luis Valbuena, Josh Vitters, and Dave Sappelt all had big days at the plate.  Vitters was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s as he tries to get back on track after slumping a bit.  Lost in an offensive firestorm was the solid start of Randy Wells.  Wells was solid, going six innings and allowing only one run for his second win of the season.

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/5: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.

FULL BOX SCORE

No, that’s not a misprint, Quad Cities hung 20 runs and 23 hits on the Peoria Chiefs Saturday Night.  Gerardo Concepcion continued his run of god awful first innings as he gave up seven runs in the first, however only two were earned but he was still done after one inning of work.  Zeke DeVoss, Taiwan Easterling, and Ryan Cuneo all had two hits in the losing effort.  Cuneo was also the pitching MVP of the evening going one scoreless inning.

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FULL BOX SCORE 

The D-Cubs finally took some frustration out with the bats.  Daytona pounded out 20 hits and 11 runs to down Jupiter 11-1.  Great days all around at the plate, Matt Szczur went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs.  Arismendy Alcanatara went 4-for-5 with a triple, and RBI, and a run.  Nelson Perez went 5-for-5 with a home run and two RBI’s, while Elieser Bonne also had four hits on the night including a triple.  Frank Del Valle got the win as he was stellar over 6 innings, he improves to 2-0 on the season.

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FULL BOX SCORE 

The Smokies beat Montgomery in a wild error filled game 8-7.  The Smokies committed 4 errors on the night, but were able to survive behind 8 hits and 8 runs.  Jame Adducci was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, two walks and two runs scored.  Rebel Ridling also had two hits, and he added an RBI for good measure.  Justin Bour may have only had one hit on the night, but he drove in three runs.  Dae-Eun Rhee had a quality start and earned the victory to improve to 2-1 on the season.

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FULL BOX SCORE

 Randy Wells was pitching in a new location but had much of the same results as he did in the big leagues on Saturday Night.  Wells walked two guys over 5 and 1/3rds of an inning, while allowing three runs on seven hits to take the loss.  The I-Cubs couldn’t get much going at the plate as they only managed three runs on six hits in the 7-3 defeat.  Dave Sappelt was 1-for-4 with a run scored, while Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Thanks for reading,
– George