TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
It was all Iowa today as they built a 10-1 lead over Round Rock by the fifth inning en route to a 10-3 cake walk. The I-Cubs sprayed the ball all over the place as they pounded out twelve hits to improve their record to 10-9 on the season.
At the Plate:
- Chris Coghlan was the poster child for the “Cubs Way” today as he went 1-for-1 with four walks, a double, two RBI’s, and a run scored.
- Arismendy Alcantara is making an awful lot of noise lately, he was 2-for-5 with his second home run of the season, two RBI’s, a double, and two runs scored in the win.
- Javier Baez is starting to heat up at the plate, he was 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
- Chris Valaika has been destroying Triple A pitching, he went 3-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, a double, and a run scored, he’s hitting .340 on the season.
- Luis Flores is pounding the baseball this season, he was 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI’s, and three runs scored.
On the Mound:
- Eric Jokisch was very good today, and was rewarded with his first win of the season. Jokisch worked seven innings, giving up three runs on seven hits, while walking none, and striking out eight.
- Marcus Hatley continued his brilliance out of the pen, he worked a scoreless inning, while walking one, and striking out two.
- Marcos Mateo cleaned things up tonight, he worked a scoreless inning, while walking one, and striking out one.
The Cougars looked to be sailing right along to a 5-2 win when things got dicey in the ninth inning. The Snappers scored twice and had the tying, and go ahead run on base before the Cougars escaped with a 5-4 win.
At the Plate:
- Carlos Penalver has had an impressive start to 2014, he was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored in the win today. He’s now hitting .302 on the season.
- Ben Carhart had another solid game, he went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
- Yasiel Balaguert was productive again today, he went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored, and an RBI, his 15th of the season.
- David Bote joined in on the double fun as well, he was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.
On the Mound:
- Paul Blackburn was solid once again as he moved his record to 2-0 on the season. Pauly worked 5.1 innings, giving up one run on five hits, while walking two.
- Nathan Dorris did a solid job out of the pen but did get touched up a bit. Dorris worked 2.2 innings, giving up one run on one hit, while walking two, and striking out three.
- Jose Arias started the ninth, and couldn’t finish this one off. Arias worked two-thirds of an inning, giving up two runs on two hits, while walking two, and striking out two.
- Zack Godley came on and cleaned up the mess as he struck out the final batter of the game to pick up his third save of the season.
2014 has been frustrating for Daytona, they took out a seasons worth of frustration on the baseball tonight. The D-Cubs pounded out seventeen hits while scoring eighteen runs to embarrass Clearwater 18-5, I’m sure that felt good.
At the Plate:
- Pin-Chieh Chen is turning into a weapon out of that lead-off spot, he was 4-for-5 with a walk, three RBI’s, two triples, a double, and four runs scored, yikes.
- Tim Saunders was solid yet again, he went 2-for-2 with two doubles, a walk, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
- Bijan Rademacher never stops hitting, he was 2-for-5 with two doubles, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored, he’s hitting .365 on the season.
- Rock Shoulders went insane today, he was 3-for-5 with a grand slam, a walk, two doubles, four RBI’s, and four runs scored.
- Gioskar Amaya made his long awaited return to the lineup tonight, and was awesome. Amaya went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and four runs scored.
- Marco Hernandez made some noise from the nine spot, he was 2-for-5 with a triple, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
On the Mound:
- Taylor Scott was the beneficiary of the offensive onslaught tonight, as he picked up his second win of the season. Scott worked 5.1 innings, giving up three runs, on earned, on four hits, while walking three, and striking out one.
- Stephen Perakslis was really good out of the pen, he worked 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit, while striking out three.
- Austin Reed got mop up duty in this one, he worked two innings, giving up two runs on four hits, while walking one, and striking out two.
Pierce Johnson made his long awaited Double A debut tonight, and things were going just fine until the 5th inning. The Barons scored eight times to erase a 1-0 deficit on their way to crushing the Smokies 14-3.
At the Plate:
- John Andreoli had another solid game out of the lead-off spot, he went 2-for-3 with two walks.
- Kris Bryant is rolling, he was 3-for-5 with a double, and a run scored in the win. He has now reached base in eighteen straight games, and is hitting .311 on the season.
- Taylor Davis was good from the nine spot, he went 2-for-4 with two RBI’s, he’s hitting .429 on the season.
On the Mound:
- Pierce Johnson made his 2014 debut, and it had some good, and some bad. Johnson worked four innings, giving up three runs on four hits, while walking four (bad), and striking out five. I think he was a little too amped up for this start, the command was spotty at best.
- Ryan Searle wasn’t much better out of the pen as he worked three innings, giving up six runs on six hits, while walking one, and striking out three.
- Jeff Lorick suffered the same fate as the others, he worked one inning, giving up five runs, three earned, on three hits, while walking two.
Sorry for the dealy, better late than never I guess, right??
The AZL Cubs were off on Sunday, Daytona was suspended after one inning of play. I wonder if the D-Cubs still remember how to play baseball.
Top performer: Taylor Scott – 5.o IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 K (ND)
Top performer: Dustin Geiger – 1-for-4, HR(16), 2 RBI’s (46)
Top performer: Matt Cerda – 2-for-4, RBI (10), 2 runs scored
Top performer: Greg Rohan – 2-for-3, 2B (3), HR (3), 3 RBI’s (22), run scored
August 19,2012 Minor League Record: 2-2
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The nightly minor league recaps.
The AZL Cubs were postponed.
Boise won in a pitchers dual 1-0. Taylor Scott got the start and got the win pitching five innings allowing four hits, three walks, and striking out four. Hayden Simpson threw an impressive three innings and Eduardo Orozco closed out the game earning his first save of the season. Jeimer Candelario was 1-for-3 driving in the only Hawks run of the game. Carlos Escobar had two hits, including a double and a run scored. Boise has won two games in a row and look to keep that going.
Beloit took care of Peoria quite easily win 10-4. Starling Peralta started and took the loss giving up five runs, four earned in five innings. Jeffry Antigua pitched very good in relief striking out two in two scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 0.73. Offensively there wasn’t much exciting to report. Sergio Burruel was the only Chief player with a multi-hit game going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Paul Hoilman, Bijan Rademacher, and Yaniel Cabezas all had one hit. Hoilman had an RBI as did Pin-Chieh Chen. Peoria looks to get back on track.
A for run sixth wasn’t enough losing to Bradenton 9-7. Kyler Burke struggled giving up seven runs, five earned on eight hits in five innings. Burke struck out six in the loss. Hunter Cervenka threw two scoreless innings in relief striking out three. Ronald Torreyes had a nice night at the plate going 3-for-5 with home run, a double, and three RBIs. Timothy Saunders added two hits and drove one in. The Cubs got single RBIs from Taylor Davis, Matt Cerda, and Rubi Silva as well. John Andreoli led off and had a hit and a walk and scored two runs. Rebel Ridling and Rafael Lopez each contributed a hit to the effort and Lopez scored two runs.
Tennessee couldn’t hold Jacksonville down losing 8-5. Nicholas Struck struggled in a losing effort giving up four runs in four innings pitched. In a tough sign for Cub fans, Trey McNutt struggled in relief again and his ERA is now at 4.91. Frank Batista continued his strong season pitching a scoreless eighth and striking out two lowering his ERA to 1.22. Justin Bour had a night to remember at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. Matt Szczur led off in his second game with the Smokis, he went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Logan Watkins was 1-for-4 with a run scored as was Chad Noble. Michael Burgess had a double and Dustin Harrington added a hit and a run scored as well.
Iowa gave up one in the fifth to give them the lead. The 2-1 lead held up and Iowa lost another one run game. Brooks Raley was the hard luck loser pitching six innings allowing tow runs on six hits and striking out eight. Marcus Hatley pitched well in relief striking out four in two innings. The offense didn’t do much, Brett Jackson connected on his 15th home run of the season, ending the game 1-for-3 with a walk. Adrian Cardenas and Josh Vitters each added ahit as did Blake Lalli. After a nice win yesterday, the Cubs weren’t able to keep it going losing a close, low scoring game.
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July 2nd Minor League recaps.
The AZL Cubs took a 4-3 lead in the top of the ninth, but gave up two in the bottom half to lose 5-4. In the defeat Dan Vogelbach had two hits including his second home run in as many days. He drove in two on the day. Cubs also had two hit performances out of Timothy Saunders, Daniel Lockhart, Ben Carhart, and Trevor Gretzky. To go with his two hits Lockhart also drove in two and had a run scored. Hunter Ackerman pitched three scoreless innings striking out three in the start. Jin-Young Kim took the loss giving up two unearned runs in the bottom of the ninth. It was a tough loss for the Cubs, but hopefully they can come back strong in the next one.
Boise gave up two runs in the bottom of the eigth and lost to Tri-City 7-5. Despite the loss Gioskar Amaya was 3-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI’s. Stephen Bruno also had two hits with a run scored and two RBI’s. The Hawks also got hits from Jeimer Candelario, Chadd Kris, and Bijan Rademacher. Starting pitcher Taylor Scott was pitching rather well until the fifth when he and Hayden Simpson combined to give up four runs and Simpson gave up one more in the sixth. Tri-City completed the comeback in the eighth as Su-Min Jung gave up two runs and took the loss.
Not a good night all around the Peoria losing to Kane County 6-0. Starting pitcher Jose Rosario had a rough second inning giving up five runs, but really settled down and ended up pitching seven innings. In those seven innings he gave up six runs, four earned on ten hits while striking out seven. Sheldon McDonald threw two really nice innings out of the bullpen striking out three and allowing only a walk. Offensively there wasn’t much to talk about. The Chiefs were only able to muster up three hits. Those getting hits on Monday were Zeke DeVoss, Paul Hoilman, and Pin-Chieh Chen.
Daytona scored six runs in the sixth to win 7-3. Elieser Bonne was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Matt Cerda was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Micah Gibbs also drove in two runs, and Rebel Ridling and John Andreoli each drove in one a piece. P.J. Francescon to his first win of the season giving up three runs on five hits in six innings of work. Ryan Searle and Brian Schlitter didn’t allow a run combining to strike out two in the last three innings of game.
Tennessee scored a lot early and one late holding on to beat Chattanooga 6-4. Recent call-up Greg Rohan was 4-for-4 with two double, two RBI’s and one run scored. Smokies also had two hits from Jae-Hoon Ha, Junior Lake, and Michael Burgess. To go with Rohan’s two RBI’s the Smokies also had an RBI a piece from Justin Bour, Lake, and Ha. Dae-Eun Rhee wasn’t great but he was good enough to get his fifth win of the season. Tony Zych and Ty’relle Harris combined to pitch three innings and striking out three. Frank Batista came on in the ninth to close the game, striking out one to record his 14th save of the season.
It was a scoreless game headed to the bottom of the seventh when Nashville scored four. They ended up holding on to win 4-1 on Monday. Chris Rusin got the start and was pretty good throwing six scoreless innings while striking out five. Jeff Beliveau took the loss in relief giving up four runs in only .1 innings pitched. Although the Cubs only were able to score one, there were some good things that happened. Josh Vitters was 2-for-4 with a double and drove in the only Cubs run of the day. Matt Tolbert and Dave Sappelt each had two hits on Monday and Brian Esposito was the only other Cub to record a hit.
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The Cubs minor leagues on Wednesday, June 27.
The Cubs scored three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to beat the Angels 5-4 on Wednesday. Trey Martin went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. Bijan Rademacher had two hits and a run scored. David Bote hit his first home run of the season and had three RBI’s. Dan Vogelbach had another hit and also had a walk. Brian Smith got the start pitching four innings and giving up one run. Arturo Maltos-Garcia was not that good, but got the win in relief. Michael Heesch recorded his first save of the season striking out two batters in one inning of work.
Spokane scored five unearned runs in the second which proved to be more than enough as they beat Boise 6-2 on Wednesday. Taylor Scott gave up give runs, all of which were unearned on six hits in 3.1 innings. Joseph Zeller pitched 3.2 innings in relief giving up one run and striking out two. Marco Hernandez and Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits a piece and Hernandez had an RBI. Lance Rymel had the other Boise RBI on the night. The Hawks record now stands at 4-9.
Jose Rosario and the Peoria Chiefs to the loss on Wednesday. Rosario gave up three runs in five innings of work. At the plate Dustin Geiger went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Paul Hoilman had a double and RBI. Zeke DeVoss, Anthony Giansanti, Yasiel Balaguert, and Oliver Zapata all had hits and Giansanti drove in a run. Although they lost the Chiefs got some good news as Javier Baez played in his first game since having to leave early on Sunday.
Daytona pounded out 17 hits as they beat St. Lucie 12-1. The Cubs got a huge night from Greg Rohan who went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI’s. He now has 63. The Cubs also had a nice day from Matt Szczur who was 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and a grand slam. Ronald Torreyes and Arismendy Alcantara each had two hits and each drove in a run. Rubi Silva, Rebel Ridling, and John Andreoli all had RBI’s. Daytona’s pitching was also very good on Wednesday. Austin Kirk earned his fourth win of the season pitching six scoreless innings while striking out six. Eduardo Figueroa pitched three innings in relief to record his second save of the season.
Not much good came out of Wednesday for Tennessee. They lost 11-0 giving up 21 hits while only recording three hits. Dae-Eun Rhee got the loss tossing four innings giving up six runs on seven hits. Casey Harman was not much better in relief giving up four runs on an unbelievable ten hits in only 2.2 innings. Logan Watkins, James Adduci, and Michael Burgess had the only three hits the Smokies would have on Wednesday. Not much more to say about this one, it was just a bad game.
Iowa gave up at least one run in each of the first six innings played. Josh Vtters had another good day going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple, two runs score, and one RBI. Matt Tolbert, Dave Sappelt, and Diory Hernandez all had two hits a piece. Ty Wright had three RBI’s and Adrian Cardenas added an RBI of his own on Wednesday. Chris Rusin gave up eight runs on eight hits in four innings to drop his record to 6-6. Alberto Cabrera did not fair much better giving up two runs in two innings. Mike MacDougal, Jeff Beliveau, and Esmailin Caridad all pitched scoreless innings for Iowa in the game.
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