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At The Plate – Not a whole lot going on for the Iowa Cubs in their fourth straight loss to start the season. They could only manage three runs on four hits as they were swept by the Isotopes. Ryan Sweeney had his second straight solid game going 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, and RBI, and a run scored. Brett Jackson was 1-for-4 with a runs scored, the I-Cubs were o-for-5 with runners in scoring position.
On The Mound – 2012 minor league pitcher of the year Nick Struck got the start, and also the loss in this one. Struck went five innings giving up four runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out one. Casey Coleman worked two innings giving up two runs on three hits while walking two and striking out two. Jensen Lewis also gave up a run in an inning of work on two hits.
At The Plate – The Smokies staged a late comeback that came up one run short. Matt Szczur was 1-for-4 from the lead-off spot with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored, he’s now hitting .368 on the season. Justin Bour was 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Jae-Hoon Ha was 1-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base, an RBI, and a run scored, he is now hitting .389 on the season.
On The Mound – Kyle Hendricks got the start, and had a rough go of it. Hendrick went five innings giving up five runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out five, he took the loss. Tony Zych (1.2 innings) and A.J. Morris (1.1 innings) each had scoreless appearances out of the bullpen.
At The Plate – The D-Cubs are finding a grove right now, they are winning convincingly, and now have won three straight. It was the Jorge Soler show again as he went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two RBI’s, and two runs scored, he is now hitting .438 on the season. Stephen Bruno continued his hot start to the season going 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored, he’s hitting .385 on the season. John Andreoli tops them all however as he went 2-for-3 with two walks, a triple, an RBI, and two runs scored, he’s hitting a robust .467 on the season.
On The Mound – P.J. Francescon was outstanding this afternoon, he went five scoreless innings, he gave up only one hit while walking one and striking out six. Yeiper Castillo (2.0 innings), Luis Liria (1.0 inning), and Austin Reed (1.0 inning) all had scoreless appearances to close this one out.
At The Plate – Pitchers duel in this one, only thirteen combined hits in thirteen innings as Kane County dropped their fourth straight. Oliver Zapata had another solid game going 2-for-5 with a walk and a caught stealing, he’s now hitting .357 on the season. Rock Shoulders continues his torrid start going 2-for-3, he’s now hitting .471 on the season. Willson Contreras was 1-for-3 with a walk, and an RBI in the loss.
On The Mound – Michael Heesch was outstanding this afternoon, he went 6.1 innings giving up one run on one hit while walking two and striking out five. Felix Pena was just as solid out of the pen going 5.2 scoreless innings giving up three hits while walking one and striking out five. Eduardo Orozco got the loss as he gave up two runs in his inning of work on two hits while walking one.
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At The Plate – The Iowa Cubs scattered nine hits in the loss, and were 1-for-12 with runners in scoring position in suffering their third straight loss. Newly acquired Ryan Sweeney got things going right away as he was 3-for-3 with a double, an RBI, a walk, and a run scored. Brad Nelson was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Brooks Raley got the start and was rough up in four innings of work. He gave up four runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out three, he was tagged with the loss. Yoanner Negrin was solid out of the pen going two scoreless innings giving up no hits while walking one and striking out three. Zach Putnam and Rafael Dolis were both touched up as they gave up a combined four runs over the last two innings.
At The Plate – You wouldn’t know it by the score, this was a pitchers duel up until the top of the 12th when the Smokies scored 8 times to win this one. Matt Szczur was terrific from the lead-off spot again going 2-for-7 with three RBI’s, and a run scored. Jae-Hoon Ha continued his hot start going 3-for-5 with two RBI’s, a stolen base, and a run scored.
On The Mound – The Smokies had to use five pitchers to get through this one and all were effective as they totaled 15 strikeouts in twelve innings. Eric Jokisch got the start and was solid going six innings giving up one run on three hits while walking two and striking out seven. Kevin Rhoderick, Marcus Hatley, Frank Batista, and Brian Schlitter all had scoreless appearances with Batista getting the win.
At The Plate – It was the Jorge Soler show in this one as he went 2-for-3 with a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored. Timothy Saunders also had a solid night going 3-for-4. Stephen Bruno was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Javier Baez had a rough night going 0-for-4 with an error.
On The Mound – The trio of Austin Kirk, Yao-Lin Wang, and Frank Del Valle shut down the Manatees. Kirk got the start and went three innings giving up two runs, one earned, on four hits while walking two and striking out two. Yao-Lin Wang was awesome going three innings only giving up a single, while walking one and striking out four. Frank Del Valle was even better going three innings only allowing one hit while walking one and striking out six to earn the save.
At The Plate – Fireworks everywhere as the Cougars trailed 7-0 and 8-1 before tying it at ten in the ninth before falling 13-10 in eleven innings. The Cougars pounded out 19 hits with seven guys having multi-hit nights. Daniel Vogelbach was 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI. Rock Shoulders had a huge game going 4-for-6 with two RBI’s and a run scored. Oliver Zapata was outstanding going 3-for-6 with a triple, a home run, five RBI’s, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Obviously not much good here. Cougars pitchers gave up 17 hits in the loss. Jose Arias got the start and got the brunt of the River Bandits attack. Arias only went 1.2 innings giving up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits while walking none and struck out two. Nathan Dorris was the most effective Cougar going 2.1 innings giving up one run on three hits while walking two and striking out three. Ian Dickson was solid but had no command, he went five innings giving up two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four.
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At The Plate – Logan Watkins had an excellent day at the top of the order, he was 3-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored, and two walks. Four different Cubs had two hits in the loss, Brian Bogusevic, Brad Nelson, Luis Flores, and Edwin Maysonet. Brad Nelson supplied the power today, both of his hits left the yard, he added a walk, and had three RBI’s.
On The Mound – Nothing good at all from the Iowa Cubs pitching today. Drew Carpenter got the start and was lit up, giving up five runs on six hits while walking three and striking out one in four innings of work. Jaye Chapman worked one inning giving up two runs on three hits while walking none and striking out one. Cory Wade worked 1.2 innings, he gave up one run on four hits while walking one and striking out one. Blake Parker gave up two runs on two hits while walking one and striking out three in 1.1 innings.
At The Plate – The Smokies did some major work at the plate in this one as eight of the nine starters had at least one hit. Jae-Hoon Ha was 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, and two runs scored. Christian Villanueva was awfully productive going 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI’s. Justin Bour was 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored. The Smokies had six doubles in the victory.
On The Mound – Alberto Cabrera was outstanding tonight, he went six strong innings giving up two runs on four hits, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out nine. Zach Rosscup was inspired by Cabrera and tried to one up him, Rosscup went two innings and only gave up one hit and struck out five. Trey McNutt tossed a scoreless frame to close things out.
At The Plate – The D-Cubs mashed the ball all over the place tonight, something this team most definitely can do. Zeke DeVoss had a big night at the top of the order going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a walk, two RBI’s, a stolen base and a run scored. Javier Baez was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI’s and a run scored. John Andreoli, and Ben Carhart each had three hits, and Jorge Soler was 1-for-5 in the victory.
On The Mound – Quite the combo on the mound for the D-Cubs tonight. Starling Peralta got the start and went 4.1 scoreless innings, he gave up only one hit while walking three and striking out five. Ryan Searle followed that up with 4.2 scoreless innings, he gave up two hits, walked no one, and struck out six. The final line for D-Cubs pitching, nine innings, three hits, no runs, three walks, and eleven strikeouts.
At The Plate – The Cougars pounded out ten hits, unfortunately they were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Rock Shoulders was 1-for-4 with a double, and an RBI. Chadd Krist was 2-for-3 with a walk, and Wes Darvill was 3-for-4 with a double. The Cougars made three errors on the night, and all were costly.
On The Mound – I mentioned the costly errors, here’s the proof. Tayler Scott got the start and was really good going six innings giving up one run, unearned on four hits while striking out six. Jeffry Antigua was solid out of the pen in three innings of work, he gave up three runs, all unearned, on three hits while walking two and striking out two.
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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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Here is the lineup for tonight, plenty of guys to keep an eye on. Vogelbach anchors the lineup in the three hole, Shoulders can mash the ball, Amaya is a solid 2B prospect, Trey Martin is a wonder to watch play defense in CF. Also, 2013 first round draft pick Pierce Johnson gets the start. Go Cougars!
LF – Chen
2B – Amaya
1B – Vogelbach
3B – Candelario
DH – Shoulders
SS – Hernandez
C – Contreras
RF – Zapata
CF – Martin
Starting pitcher – Pierce Johnson
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Finally a Cubs farm team is close to Chicago! It will be a fun Spring and Summer getting to go see this team play in person so often. A guy you don’t see on this list is Albert Almora, odds are once he is healthy he will be patrolling CF for the Cougars and Martin will move to one of the corner spots, making up a very talented defensive outfield. In the meantime, Daniel Vogelbach probably headlines this roster, but there are some quality prospects on this team for Cubs fans to go see. Right handed pitcher, and 2012 first round draft pick Pierce Johnson will be in the rotation, Rock Shoulders, and Gioskar Amaya will also be guys to watch. Another thing I like is that a lot of these guys played together last year in Boise, so there is a lot of familiarity there.
Boise dropped a tough one in the first game of the series losing to the Yakima Bears 5-4. Yakima got the scoring started in the first scoring an unearned run off of Hawks starter Pierce Johnson. Johnson pitched three strong innings allowing one unearned run on two hits, while walking one and striking out three. He left the game in line for the loss, but Boise rallied in the bottom of the fourth. Marco Hernadez who had a nice night offensively (2-for-4) led the inning off with a triple, but was followed by a Stephen Bruno strikeout. The next two hitters for the Hawks were Dan Vogelbach and Jeimer Candelario, who both walked to load the bases for Albert Almora who was ultra aggressive and struck out swinging. Up stepped Rock Shoulders who worked a full count and then unloaded on the 3-2 breaking ball hitting a grand slam and giving Boise a 4-1 lead after four. Jose Arias, who relieved Johnson was still on the hill in the sixth when Yakima tied things up. A lead off single was followed by a run scoring double for the Bears. After recording two outs Arias struggled with his command walking the next two, hitting a batter to force in a run, and throwing a passed ball, which appeared to be a cross up, and just like that the game was knotted at four. The final line for Arias was three innings pitched giving up three runs, two earned on four hits. Yakima would continue getting the leadoff hitter on and it wound up costing the Hawks in the ninth. With Nathan Dorris pitching, Daniel Poma led off with a very controversial infield single. After a sac bunt, Kevin Medrano doubled to drive in what proved to be the game-winning run. Boise threatened in the bottom half as Albert Almora started things off with an infield hit. Rock Shoulders struck out swinging, but Almora stole second. Almora took third on a wild pitch, but was stranded there when Wilson Contreras and Darien Martin each struck out swinging to end the game. Nathan Dorris took the loss giving up one run on two hits in his three innings of work.
Boise will have to be a lot better from here on out as offensively they only had five hits and struck out 15 times and defensively they committed four errors. With those numbers it is hard to believe the Hawks even had a chance to win the game, let alone be in control of the game as they were into the sixth. Boise will now travel to Yakima tomorrow and will have to win in order to keep the season alive.
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Boise closed out the regular season by winning a wild one Saturday night 12-11. Boise took an early lead, but gave up six in the fourth and five in the fifth and were quickly down by six runs. They came storming back scoring four in the sixth, one in the seventh, and two in the ninth to get the victory. Marco Hernadez was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and two RBIs, including the game tying RBI and the winning run scored. Dan Vogelbach had three hits and three RBIs. Gioskar Amaya was 2-for-4 with a double, triple, three runs scored, and two RBIs. Albert Almora and Rock Shoulders each had two hits, with Almora knocking one in and Wilson Contreras had two RBIs including the game winner. Stephen Bruno kept the hitting streak alive as he went 1-for-1, with an RBI, but was ejected shortly after that. Ian Dickson got the start, giving up six runs, four earned in just 3.1 innings. Hunter Ackerman followed and gave up five runs, two earned over the next 1.2 innings. Brian Smith was tremendous pitching three perfect innings with four strikeouts. Rafael Diplan got his third win of the season pitching a scoreless ninth. Boise starts their playoffs on Monday.
Peoria gave up three in the sixth and took the loss 6-5. Jeff Antigua got the start, but struggled a bit giving up six runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings. Justin Berg came on and pitched the final 2.1 innings not allowing a run. Bijan Rademacher had a nice night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Oliver Zapata also had a double and rove in two. Chadd Krist was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. Jorge Soler, Zeke DeVoss and Jacob Rogers each had a hit a piece, with Rogers scoring two runs. Peoria has two more games against Kane County as the season will come to a close on Monday.
Daytona beat Brevard County on Saturday 4-2. Matt Loosen got the start and pitched quite well in his five innings. He allowed one run on two hits and struck out six, in earning his 11th win of the season. Jeff Lorick gave up a run, but pitched the next two innings before getting the ball to AJ Morris threw the final two innings and earned his seventh save of the season. John Andreoli, who has had a really nice season waited until tonight to hit his first home run of the season. He ended the night 2-for-3 with two runs scored, an RBI, and two stolen bases bringing his total to 55. Nelson Perez was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI and Rafael Lopez had a hit and knocked one in as well. Javier Baez and Christian Villanueva each had a hit, with Villanueva stealing two bases and scoring a run as well. Daytona’s season will come to a close on Sunday.
Tennessee scored two in the fifth, but gave up one in the ninth to lose 3-2. Eric Jokisch started, but did not factor in the decision going five innings and allowing one run on six hits, while striking out five. After Zach Rosscup gave up a run in his inning of work, both Jaye Chapman and Rafael Dolis pitched a scoreless inning each. Kevin Rhoderick took the loss giving up a run in the ninth inning. Logan Watkins was 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, he also walked twice. Matt Szczur had two hits, including a double and he scored a run. The pitcher Eric Jokisch and pinch hitter Dustin Harrington were the only other Smokies to record a hit in the loss. Tennessee has two games left and will end their season on Monday.
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A quick recap of the Cubs minor leagues on Friday, August 31. Peoria was cancelled due to rain and both Iowa and the AZL Cubs seasons are in the books.
The Boise Hawks had a few rough innings and lost this one 6-4. Felix Pena pitched five really good innings giving up no runs on four hits with three strikeouts. Hayden Simpson struggled and took the loss giving up six runs on six hits in two innings. Eduardo Orozco pitched well in his two innings allowing no runs on one hit and striking out four. Jeimer Candelario had a nice night at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Stephen Bruno and Gioskar Amaya each had two hits, with Amaya scoring two runs. Dan Vogelbach and Wilson Contreras each a had a hit in the loss and Rock Shoulders was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Marco Hernandez delivered a pinch-hit RBI single.
Daytona got down early, but Rebel Ridling and the bullpen sparked a 4-3 win. Ridling was awesome on Friday tying the game in the seventh and winning it with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. He ended the night 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, and two RBIs. Vladimir Frias also had a nice night at the plate going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Nelson Perez had two hits, including a double and a run scored. Rafael Lopez and Christian Villanueva each had a hit in the win. Kyler Burke got the start for the Cubs, he lasted four innings giving up three runs on six hits. Matt Iannazzo pitched the next three innings allowing only one hit and striking out two. Scott Weismann got the win as he threw the final two scoreless innings. It was a nice win for the Cubs as the season is coming to a close.
Tennessee continued to roll on Friday beating Pensacola 5-0. Chris Rusin started, but only lasted three innings not allowing a hit and striking out one. Nicholas Struck pitched the next 5.2 and got the win as he gave up only one hit and struck out six. Rubi Silva had a nice night at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs. Matt Szczur had two hits in the win and scored a run. Junior Lake and Justin Bour each had a hit and combined to score three runs. Anthony Recker and Matt Cerda each had a hit and Jae-Hoon Ha had an RBI in the win. It has been fun following Tennessee the past few weeks as they have been playing some really good baseball, unfortunately it was a little late as they have been eliminated from the playoffs.
The Iowa Cubs were supposed to play a series against New Orleans, but because of Hurricane Isaac the series has been cancelled and their season has come to an end.
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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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