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6/24: Around the Cubs Minor League System

June 24,2012 – Minor League Recap


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Crazy night in Boise as the Hawks and the Emeralds combined for 25 runs on 32 hits, and five errors.  Boise came out on top 14-11, but not before a scare in the ninth with Eugene putting a six spot on the board.  Willengton Cruz pitched surprisingly well given the final score, he went five strong innings giving up three runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out two to earn his first win of the season.  The Hawks hit four home runs in the offensive onslaught.  Gioskar Amaya, Marco Hernandez, Jeimer Candelario, and Shawon Dunston Jr. all went deep.  Six different Hawks had two hits in the victory, check out the box score, it’s enjoyable.

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Another crazy game in the Cubs system as the Peoria Chiefs and Quad Cities combined for 23 runs on 30 hits, and Quad Cities made six errors to help the Chiefs to a 12-11 victory.  Michael Jensen finally had a bad outing but was bailed out by his teammates.  Jensen only lasted four innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits, while walking one and striking out three.  Hunter Cervenka finally gave up a run, in fact a few of them, but thanks to a potent offensive attack he earned the win.  Every Chiefs player had at least one hit in the wild victory.  Pin-Chieh Chen was 4-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.  Dustin Geiger continues to have a solid 2012 after starting late due to injury.  He was 1-for-4 with his 3rd home run of the season, and three RBI’s.  Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI’s, he is now hitting .301 0n the season.

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Daytona was postponed by stupid rain.

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Smokies were leading 2-1 against Jacksonville before the game was suspended.  This game will resume once the rain decides to stop.

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Rodrigo Lopez struggled with his command, the result was a 5-2 loss to Round Rock.  Lopez lasted six innings giving up four runs on three hits, while walking three and striking out five.  Brett Jackson stayed hot at the plate going 1-for-3 with his 11th home run of the season, he also had a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored.  Welington Castillo was 3-for-4 in the defeat with an RBI, he is now hitting .339 on the season.  Anthony Rizzo took an 0-for-3 on the eve of his recall, by all accounts Rizzo will be at Wrigley Field and in the lineup Tuesday night.

Thanks for reading,
– George

6/17: Around the Cubs Minor League System

A look at the minor leagues.

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 Boise had a 3-0 lead headed to the bottom of the eighth, however the bullpen could not hold it as they lost 4-3.  Taylor Scott pitched well pitching five scoreless innings and striking out four.  Hayden Simpson continued his struggles as he gave up two runs in two innings of work.  Pete Levitt took his second loss of the season in only three games as he gave up two runs in an 1.1 innings.  Shawon Dunston Jr., Gioskar Amaya, and Jeimer Candelario all had two hits on the day.  Candelario added two RBI’s as well.  Rock Shoulders and Brian Inoa each hit doubles and had a run scored a piece.

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 The offense got things going early scoring all ten runs in the first five innings of the game.  That was easily all they needed winning 10-5 on Sunday.  There was a lot of great offense performances as Pin Chieh Chen, Dustin Geiger, Paul Hoilman, Wes Darvill, Sergio Burruel, and Oliver Zapata all had two hit games.  Hoilman also drove in four runs and hit a home run and a double.  Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a run scored as he raised his average to .317.  On the mound Michael Jensen earned his seventh win of the season as he pitched six strong innings giving up two runs on six hits as he struck out three LumberKings.  Jensen is now 7-3 on the year with a 2.58 ERA.  Peoria ends the first half 35-34.

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Trey McNutt took the loss on Sunday as Tennessee lost to Birmingham 5-3.  McNutt pitched 5.2 innings giving up nine hits and allowing five runs.  Junior Lake raised his average to .301 as he went 3-for-4 on the day.  Elliot Soto also had three hits as he drove in a run and scored a run as well.  Logan Watkins had a two hit day including a triple and two RBI’s.  Alberto Cabrera pitched in relief striking out two batters in an inning of work.  The Smokies go into the All Star Break 35-35.

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Iowa was trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh when Anthony Rizzo came to the plate and he delivered driving a two-run game winning home run.  Michael Bowden relieved Chris Volstad got the win striking out four in 1.2 innings.  Volstad had a solid outing for Iowa pitching six innings giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two.  Alfredo Amezaga, Dave Sappelt, and Josh Vitters all had two hits on Sunday.  Amezaga connected on his fourth homer of the year and Vitters raised his average to .282.  Scott Maine recorded a four out save, his fifth of the season.  Iowa has the day off on Monday and there record now stands at 30-41.

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Mark

6/12: Around The Minor League System

A look around the minor leagues on Tuesday.

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Peoria took a tough loss on Tuesday losing 5-4.  After Peoria took a 3-1 lead, Beloit came back in the fourth and scored four of there own.  Michael Jensen took the lossfor the Chiefs, but was not helped out by his defense who committed five errors, three coming from Javier Baez and two coming from Dustin Geiger.  Baez went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.  Zeke DeVoss had a double and also drove in a run.  Pin-Chieh ChenYasiel Balaguert, and Yaniel Cabezas all added RBI’s on Tuesday.  The loss dropped Peoria to 32-33 on the season.

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Daytona got seven early runs, which proved to be plenty as they beat Brevard County 8-3.  Nelson Perez led the attack with three hits including his eleventh homerun of the season.  Greg Rohan and John Andreoli each had two hits on the night as well.  Arismendy Alcantara and Richard Jones each added a hit and two RBI’s a piece.  Eduardo Figueroa only could last three innings, but Ryan Searle came in relief to get his fourth win of the season.  Joseph Zeller and Jeffrey Lorick also pitched two innings a piece on Tuesday.  Daytona improved their record to 29-34.

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A five run first for Omaha proved to be too much for Iowa to overcome.  Chris Volstad gave up six runs in five innings of work, including four walks and six hits.  Offensively Ty Wright had two hits including a double and a run scored.  Blake Lalli, Alfredo Amezaga each had an RBI and Luis Valbuena hit a two-run homer in the ninth.  Geovany Soto was the DH in the game and delivered a double in four AB’s.  The Cubs got quite a scare as Anthony Rizzo left early with a leg injury when he crashed into a fence in front of the dugout.  Thankfully xrays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day with a right knee contusion.

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Mark

6-7: Around the Minor League System

Minor League recap for June 7.

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 Peoria’s pitching was magnificent once again as the Chiefs shutout Cedar Rapids on Thursday.  Michael Jensen got his sixth win of the season as he only gave up one hit and struck out seven in five innings.  Not to be outdone Felix Pena struck out five in two innings and Hunter Cervenka added two strikeouts in his two innings as he recorded his first save of the season.  Cervenka’s ERA now stands at 0.73.  Taiwan Easterling and Anthony Giansanti each had an RBI, which would prove to be all the Chiefs would need.

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Daytona was Postponed

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Tennessee got the scoring started early, but Mississippi would score the next seven taking a commanding 7-1 through the top of five.  After Tennessee got a run back in the fifth, they would score four in the sixth with RBI’s from Nate Samson, Jae-Hoon Ha, Junior Lake, and Justin Bour.  After the Smokies tied the game in the eighth, Logan Watkins won the game with a walkoff single in the ninth to give Tennessee an 8-7 win.  The top of the order did a great job as Logan Watkins led off and had two hits, two walk, an RBI, and three runs scored.  Jae-Hoon Ha hit second and had three hits, an RBI, and two runs scored.  The number three hitter Junior Lake went 3-for-3 and had two RBI’s.  Cleanup hitter Justin Bour had two hits and three RBI’s as well.  Matthew Cerda also contributed three hits on the evening.  Dae-Eun Rhee struggled in his five innings of work, but the bullpen shut the Braves out for the last four innings and Alberto Cabrera got his second win of the year.  A great comback for the Smokies.

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 Iowa scored two runs in the eighth to get the win 5-4 on Thursday night.  After Nashville opened the scoring, Iowa came right back in the bottom of the second to tie the game on an RBI single by Dave Sappelt.  The Cubs would score two more in the third on an Anthony Rizzo groundout followed by an RBI double by Josh Vitters.  Nashville would get the next three runs off of Chris Volstad who pitched seven innings giving up four runs, three of which were earned.  Going into the bottom of the eighth Iowa trailed 4-3 until Ty Wright came up and connected on a two-run homer, his fourth of the year to give the Cubs the lead.  Scott Maine threw a scoreless ninth recording his fourth save of the season.  Jeff Beliveau got the win.

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Another good night for the Cubs system, this time two come from behind wins.

Thanks for Reading,
Mark

6/1: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Minor League report for Friday June 1.  A good day for the system winning three out of four.

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Peoria scored early and often taking a commanding 6-1 lead through four innings.  Burlington rallied, but came short as Michael Jensen improved his record to 5-2 on the season.  He went 5.2 innings giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two.  Javier Baez had two hits today as did Paul Hoilman and Yasiel Balaguert.  Hoilman hit his 17th double of the season and drove in three runs bringing his season total to 35.  Pin Chieh Chen had two RBIs and hit his second home run of the season and Sergio Burruel also drove in two runs.

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A six run second and an eight run fifth is all you need to know about this game as Daytona powered passed Fort Myers 16-7.  Eight of the nine Daytona players recorded a hit and five of those eight recorded multiple hits.  The hero on Thursday, Ronald Torreyes went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI’s and two runs scored on Friday.  Rubi Silva and Greg Rohan each had three hits including two doubles from Rohan.  Rohan also drove in one run bringing his season total to an impressive 46.  Nelson Perez hit his ninth home run of the season and Micah Gibbs connected on his third.  Benefiting from the 16 runs was  Matt Loosen who improved his record to 3-1.  Former first round pick Hayden Simpson continued to struggle giving up four runs over 1.2 innings.

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Trey McNutt improved his recorded to 3-4 going six strong innings only giving up one run on four hits while striking out two and walking two.  McNutt gave up his lone run in the top of the sixth, but Tennessee would answer in the bottom half.  James Adduci, who had three hits on the day singled and would score on a wild pitch.  Matthew Cerda then singled, stole second base, and scored on a two out double by Michael BurgessJunior Lake also added two hits on the day raising his average to .306.  That was all the Smokies bullpen would need as Alberto Cabrera struck out four in two scoreless innings and Marcus Hatley closed it out earning his second save of the season.

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Cubs rally, but give it up late to lose 5-4.  Brett Jackson got the scoring started in the first with a lead off home run.  Omaha answered right back with two and would then add two more in the third off of starter Chris Volstad giving them a 4-1 lead.  Volstad kept the Cubs in the game, not giving up another run as he departed with two outs in the seventh.  The Cubs cut the deficit in half in the sixth on Ty Wright RBI single.  Wright would lead off the eighth with another hit and up stepped Josh Vitters to the plate.  Vitters connected for his eighth homer of the year tying the game at four.  Unfortunately Jeff Beliveau could not keep the game tied as he gave up a run in the bottom half.  Iowa did not have another rally in them and lost a tough one 5-4.  Brett Jackson continued to stay hot at the plate as he went 3-for-4 with a walk and another home run.  He is now hitting .378 in his last 10 games including three homers and nine RBI’s.

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Mark

5/27: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/25/12, enjoy.

Daytona – rained out
Tennessee – day off


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The Chiefs did everything but win against Wisconsin as they surrendered two runs in the top of the ninth to lose 3-2.  Michael Jensen was outstanding on the mound for the Chiefs as he went six strong innings only allowing one run on four hits, walking two and striking out eight.  Jensen’s ERA drops to 2.77 on the season, but he settled for a no decision.  Taiwan Easterling was responsible for the majority of the Chiefs offense as he went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and an RBI in the losing effort.

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The biggest news out of the Iowa game was of course about Anthony Rizzo, but not for what he did with his bat.  Rizzo was lifted for a pinch hitter in the sixth inning leading many to speculate that he was on his way to Chicago.  The news was much worse however as Rizzo actually exited the game because of a sore right wrist, hopefully that is nothing serious.  The I-Cubs keep on winning though as they beat Memphis 5-1 behind a strong effort from Chris Volstad.  Volstad improved to 2-0 with the win as he went seven strong innings.  Alfredo Amezaga, Dave Sappelt, Luis Valbuena, and Josh Vitters all had two hits in the victory.  Carlos Marmol had an encouraging outing as he pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out the side.

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/21: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/21/12, enjoy.

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Crazy finish sees Peoria’s rally fall just short as they lost to Cedar Rapids 5-4 last night.  Tied at two for most of the game Cedar Rapids plated three runs in the bottom of the 8th to lead 5-2.  Peoria fought back with two runs in the top of the ninth but couldn’t come all the way back.  Michael Jensen pitched well enough for the win but finished his night with a no decision after 5 and 1/3rd innings of work.  Peoria couldn’t string any hits together, Paul Hoilman finished the night 2-for-5 and Oliver Zapata was 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored. 

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Matt Loosen was really good again for Daytona as he went 6 and 2/3rds while only allowing one run on two hits.  Loosen was in line for the loss but the D-Cubs pushed a run across in the 7th to tie it.  Trailing 3-1 into the bottom of the ninth the D-Cubs came all the way back and walked off to win 4-3.  Matt Szczur had a big hand in the win going 2-for-4 again as his average is now up to .265.  Arismendy Alcantara, Chad Noble, and John Andreoli all had two hits in the victory. 

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For seven innings it looked like the Smokies were on their way to another win, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it as they surrendered five runs in the 8th en route to an 8-5 loss.  Dae-Eun Rhee was in line for the win after going six strong innings, giving up three runs on eight hits.  Junior Lake was 2-for-4 at the plate with a walk and a run scored, he is now hitting .283 on the season.  Rebel Ridling seems to be heating up as he went deep again for his fourth home run on the season, third in his last two games. 

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Jay Jackson didn’t have it last night as he only lasted three innings while giving up six runs on nine hits on his way to his fourth loss of the season as Iowa fell 8-2 to Tacoma.  Alfredo Amezaga was 2-for-3 at the plate with two walks, a double, and two runs scored.  Blake DeWitt and Juan Apodaca each had two hits in the loss.  The I-Cubs walked a total of 10 times, but only scored two times, inopportune to say the least. 

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/16: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/16/12, enjoy.

 

Tennessee and Iowa were off.

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Peoria fell just short of winning their sixth straight game on Wednesday night as they built a 3-0 lead only to lose 5-4 to Clinton.  Ryan Cuneo was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI’s.  The other standout at the plate for the Chiefs was Wes Darvill who was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.  Michael Jensen pitched well but didn’t get any help from his defense as he went five innings giving up four runs, but none of those were earned.

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Daytona can’t seem avoid the rain drops as they were rained out on Tuesday which resulted in a double-header Wednesday.  Well, it was supposed to be a double-header but the rain got Daytona again as they settled for just one game.  They made the most of it as they beat Brevard County 6-2 in 8 innings.  Matt Szczur stayed hot as he went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored.  Nelson Perez was 1-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored, he is now hitting .313 on the season.  Matt Loosen pitched great but had to settle for a no decision, he went 5 and 2/3rds of an inning while only allowing one run on one hit.

This is why Daytona was rained out. RUN AWAY!

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– George

5/11: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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The bottom of the order came through in a big way for the Chiefs as the knocked off Beloit 6-2.  Marco Hernandez, and Yaniel Cabezas each went 3-for-4, Hernandez had one RBI, while Cabezas had two.  Michael Jensen was good one again for Peoria going a strong 5 and 2/3rds.  Jensen only allowed one run on five hits to improve to 4-2 on the season.  Jeffery Lorick shut the door once again as he earned his 5th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 0.64.

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The Smokies faced the Generals tonight and I will give you one guess as to what happened.  You’re right, the Smokies were shut down completely, except for a run in the ninth inning on their way to a 2-1 loss.  Brooks Raley did everything he could to get a win for the Smokies, but he ended up getting the loss.  Raley went 7 strong innings, only allowing two runs on five hits while striking out seven.  He falls to 1-2 and improves his ERA to 3.50 on the season.  Nate Samson had another big night going 3-for-4, unfortunately he couldn’t get any at bats with guys on base.

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Anthony Rizzo continued his unreal 2012 with his 11th home run of the season in a 6-5 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.  Josh Vitters and Ty Wright also went deep for Iowa as the Cubs pounded out 11 hits and six runs.  Travis Wood was pretty good on the mound going six strong innings to earn his second win of the season.  Blake Parker did some tight rope walking in the 9th inning, but earned his 4th save of the year after giving up two runs to make it close.

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/6: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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Peoria’s pitching had a rough weekend.  One night after giving up 20 runs to Quad Cities they gave up 9 in a 9-2 defeat.  Wes Darvill and Rafael Lopez each had two hits in the losing effort.  Brad Zapenas was 1-for-1 with a double and three walks.  Michael Jensen was beat up on the mound for Peoria as he took the loss, dropping his record to 3-2 on the season.

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Austin Kirk was outstanding once again, however he had to settle for a no decision as the bullpen couldn’t hold a late 3-2 lead.  Jupiter tied the game in the 8th and 9th innings, only to have Daytona walk off in the ninth for a 5-4 victory.  Arismendy Alcantara was 2-for-5 with two triples and two RBI’s.  Matt Szczur continues to turn his season around slowly but surely going 1-for-4 and stealing his 16th base of the season.

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Junior Lake made his Smokies debut on Sunday and he didn’t disappoint.  One of the Cubs top infield prospected went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.  Elliot Soto also had two hits and an RBI in the losing effort.  Brooks Raley had a solid day on the mound going a strong six innings for a no decision as the Smokies couldn’t hold on to a 2-0 lead and ended up losing 4-2. 

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Brett Jackson had a big day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored.  Unfortunately that wasn’t enough as Iowa fell to New Orleans 12-4.  Luis Valbuena and Alfredo Amezaga each had two hits as well.  Iowa pitching got beat up top to bottom, Jay Jackson took the loss after surrendering five runs in four innings of work.

 

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– George

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