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5/20: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/20/12, enjoy.

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The Chiefs needed extra innings to beat Cedar Rapids 9-6 on Sunday after they blew leads of 4-0 and 6-4 in the ninth.  Gerardo Concepcion had his second decent outing in a row and was in line for his second win before Cedar Rapids tied it in the ninth.  Concepcion went five innings while allowing four runs on six hits.  The Chiefs offense was in high gear as they pounded out 15 hits and 9 runs in the win.  Taylor Davis was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI’s.  Rafael Lopez, Paul Hoilman, Anthony Giansanti, and Oliver Zapata all had two hits.

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Austin Kirk finally had a poor outing, probably my fault because I wrote about him last week.  Kirk had his shortest outing of the season going two and 1/3rd of an inning while allowing six runs to suffer his first loss of the season.  Kirk’s ERA still sits at a sparkling 2.68 after giving up six runs.  The D-Cubs couldn’t string together much at the plate as the top of the order had trouble getting on base.  Nelson Perez, and Elieser Bonne each had two hits in the losing effort. 

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Trey McNutt continued his solid season on Sunday as he went five innings to earn his second victory of the season.  McNutt gave up three runs, however only one was earned as he lowered his ERA to 2.67.  The middle of the order was once again productive for the Smokies.  Jae-Hoon Ha collected two more hits in the victory as he raised his average to .265 on the season.  Rebel Ridling had a huge day at the plate going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI’s.

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For the second straight day the Iowa Cubs couldn’t find any offense as they lost to Salt Lake 2-1.  Rodrigo Lopez was nearly un-hittable as he only allowed one hit over six innings or work, unfortunately he was tagged with a no decision.  Jeff Beliveau had a solid day out of the bullpen going two innings and striking out three.  The I-Cubs were only able to scratch out five hits and one run.  Brett Jackson was 1-for-5 with a double, and Josh Vitters was 1-for-3 with a double and a run.  

 

Thanks for reading,
- George

5/14: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/14/12, enjoy.

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Kyler Burke was good again on the mound for Peoria, unfortunately he left with a no decision after six strong innings of work.  Austin Kirk took over and was awesome, going two innings to come out with the win as Peoria knocked off Burlington for their fourth straight victory.  Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-4, which accounted for 1/3rd of Peoria’s hits in the victory.

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 All the scoring in this game took place in the first innings as Daytona scratched out a 2-1 victory over Brevard County.  Nelson Perez was the only offense for Daytona as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI’s.  Austin Kirk was stellar on the mound for Daytona, what else is new.  Kirk went seven strong innings only yielding one run on six hits.  Kirk improved to 2-0 and dropped his ERA to 1.75 on the season.  Tony Zych came on in the 9th and shut the door for his fourth save of the season.

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Game 1:  The Smokies made up for a season’s worth of frustration against Jackson by pounding out 13 hits and scoring 15 runs to beat the Generals.  Logan Watkins and Rebel Ridling each had 4 RBI’s, and Michael Burgess chipped in with 3 of his own.  Junior Lake hit his first home run of the season en route to a 2-for-2 day in which he scored four runs.  Lost in all of the offense was Trey McNutt’s longest outing of the season as he went 5 strong innings for the win.

Game 2:  This game resembled the typical Smokies-Generals matchup.  The Generals pitching was too much for the Smokies, especially after that outburst in the first game.  The Smokies only managed one run on seven hits in the defeat.  Dallas Beeler went complete, well 7 innings which is how long the game lasted, but ended up with the loss.     

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Another game, and another bomb from Anthony Rizzo, his 12th of the season already.  That was enough for Rodrigo Lopez as he was awesome going five strong innings to pick up his first win of the season.  Blake Lalli hit a solo home run in the 5th to extend the lead and give the I-Cubs just enough to come out on top 3-1.  Scott Maine came on in the 9th inning to close the door earning his 2nd save of the season. 

Thanks for reading,
- George

5/9: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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Peoria dropped a nail biter to Belot on Wednesday night but that’s not the story.  The story is Paul Hoilman going 2-for-4 and extending his hit streak to 22 games which is a franchise record, Hoilman is now hitting .310 on the season.  Taiwan Easterling and Oliver Zapata each had two hits in the losing effort.  Kyler Burke was outstanding on the mound for Peoria going 6 and 1/3rd of an inning while only allowing two runs, it wasn’t enough however as Burke dropped to 0-2 on the season.

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 Arismendy Alcantara was 2-for-4 at the plate, and that was it as Daytona could only muster two hits the whole night in a 5-1 loss to Charlotte.  Zach Cates was tagged for the loss as he went five innings while allowing four runs on 8 hits, he falls to 0-5 on the season.

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 The Smokies were also shut down on Wednesday night as they could only manage one run on four hits in a 4-1 loss to Birmingham.  Logan Watkins was the only threat in the Smokies lineup going 3-for-4 with a double.  Dallas Beeler took the loss after giving up three runs across 3 and 1/3rds of an inning.  Beeler falls to 0-2 despite a respectable ERA of 3.89.

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 That one hurts, the I-Cubs rallied for six runs in the 8th inning to take a 7-2 lead only to watch that lead disappear in the final two innings ending in an 8-7 loss to Fresno.  Luis Valbuena and Alfredo Amezaga each had two hits in the losing effort.  Anthony Rizzo had the big hit of the game, at least at that point as he drove his PCL leading 10th home run over the wall for a 3-2 Iowa lead.  Fresno rallied for three in the 8th and three in the 9th to steal victory away from Iowa.  Frankie De La Cruz was outstanding out of the pen going three scoreless innings in relief of Rodrigo Lopez.  Frank Batista and Scott Maine couldn’t slam the door on the victory and they each gave up three runs in relief.

Thanks for reading,
- George

April 20 – 22; vs Reds – Series Recap

 

Reds Win Series 2-1

 

Full recap after the jump

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Soriano Goes Deep Again in Victory Over Indians

Another day, another big home run from Alfonso Soriano, hopefully he can bottle this magic and take it North with him next week.  Soriano has been on fire at the plate, hitting six home runs on the spring, he’s clearly motivated, and a motivated Soriano can be a dangerous one for the rest of the National League.

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March 20, 2012 – Cubs Split-Squad Lineups

Ryan Dempster starts against the Rangers, and Rodrigo Lopez starts against the A’s.  Ian Stewart is back in the lineup after being slowed by a slow right quad and some linering issues.

Vs. Rangers in Mesa

RF DeJesus
CF Byrd
SS Castro
2B Baker
C Soto
3B DeWitt
LF Johnson
1B Rizzo
P Dempster

Vs. Athletics in Phoenix

LF Campana
2B Barney
3B Stewart
DH Mather
1B LaHair
C Clevenger
RF Sappelt
CF Jackson
SS Amezaga

Thanks for reading,
George Cotugno

Cubs Beat Cross Town Rivals

The Cubs beat the White Sox today 5-1.  The pitching was the difference as the Cubs staff only surrendered four hits today.  Starting pitcher Travis Wood pitched well and so did Randy Wells who induced a bases loaded double play to Paul Konerko to end the 3rd.  Also in relief today was Lopez, Rhee, and Castillo.  The Cubs offense was powered by Edgar Gonzalez, Steve Clevenger, and Marlon Byrd who all hit their first homers of the spring.  Soriano stayed hot leading the game off with a double later scoring on a Darwin Barney base hit.  It is always nice to beat the Chicago White Sox whether it is spring training or not.

Full Box Score on its way.

Thanks for Reading

Mark Sorrentino

Cubs Fall To Athletics in Spring Opener

W – Schlicting (1-0)   L – Mateo (0-1)   SV – None

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Cubs Set Early Spring Rotation

  With games rapidly approaching, Dale Sveum and his coaching staff have set the first three spots in the rotation to open up the Spring

Garza Getting Some Work In

schedule this weekend.  Rodrigo Lopez will get things started, he will be followed by Ryan Dempster, and Matt Garza.  Dale Sveum was quick to caution fans trying to read too much into Dempster being ahead of Garza, saying that they will determine the rotation to start the season sometime in the middle of spring training.  Lopez gets the first crack to prove he belongs at the back end of the Cubs rotation.  Other competitors for the four/five spots in the rotation per Sveum are Randy Wells, Travis Wood, and Chris Volstad.  It looks more and more like it will be something along the lines of Garza, Dempster and Maholm to head the rotation, but anything can and usually does happen in the Spring.

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Hello Spring Training!

After an off season full of excitement, and building, the 2012 Cubs baseball season is kicking off today in Mesa Arizona.  Pitchers and catchers are due to report today, and many have showed up early.  On Friday, Kerry Wood and Rodrigo Lopez each threw off the mound, hitting coach Rudy Jaramillo worked with some players in the cages, and Darwin Barney, Bryan LaHair and Josh Vitters were among those practicing on the half field.  The most telling quotes coming out of Mesa might have been from Marlon Byrd via (Carrie Muskat)

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