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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

Cubs Sleepwalk to a Loss

Some nights it’s just not there, this was one of those nights.  Randy Wells looked pretty good in the first three innings, problem is he didn’t make it out of the fourth.  Someone apparently told Randy that the distance between the rubber and home plate was now 50′ because that’s about as far as half the pitches he threw in the 4th went.  Wells was tagged with the loss only going 3 and 2/3rds of an inning and surrendering four runs.  The Cubs weren’t much better at the plate as they made Joe Blanton look like someone much better than Joe Blanton.  Every Cubs starter had a hit except for Castillo and Stewart, however they couldn’t string anything together and ended up on the short end of a 5-2 decision.  Full highlights, and box score after the jump.

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April 20 – 22; vs Reds – Series Recap

 

Reds Win Series 2-1

 

Full recap after the jump

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April 22, 2012 – Lineup vs. Reds

Cubs go for their first series win of 2012 behind Randy Wells.  Here is how the Cubs will line up.

1. DeJesus – RF
2. Campana – CF
3. Castro – SS
4. LaHair – 1B
5. Soriano – LF
6. Stewart – 3B
7. Soto – C
8. DeWitt – 2B
9. Wells – P

Thanks for reading, go Cubs!
– George

Dempster Might Miss Start

Dempster has a sore right quad that might force him to miss his start on Sunday.  Randy Wells is waiting in the wings to take his spot.  Full weekend preview coming up.

Thanks for reading,
-George

Iowa Falls in Extra Innings Shootout

22 hits and 10 runs was not enough for Iowa Sunday Night as they fell to the Round Rock Express 11-10 in 13 innings.  Every I-Cubs starter had at least one hit, all but two of them had a run scored as well.  Tony Campan had a big day goinf 3-for-4 with a solo home run.  Adrian Cardenas had four hits, and Alfredo Amezaga had five hits.  Anthony Rizzo continued hit torrid start going 3-for-7 with a run scored.  Randy Wells was the opposite of good, he only lasted 2 and 1/3rd innings giving up 8 runs on 8 hits, while walking three and striking out 3.  Full box score after the jump.
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I-Cubs Drop a Close One

In a game that went back and forth the Isotopes came out on top late, scoring the game winning run in the top of the ninth off of Jeff Beliveau.  It was a very rare quiet night for both Brett Jackson and Anthony Rizzo as both went hitless.  Josh Vitters had two hits, as did Adrian Cardenas who also added a two run homer.  Randy Wells went six innings, but struggled giving up four runs on six hits, while striking out five and not walking anyone.

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