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6/6: Around the Minor League System

A look at the minor leagues on June 6.

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The Chiefs got a good performance out of Gerardo Concpecion as well as the rest of the staff as they blanked Cedar Rapids 4-0.  Concepcion recorded his second win of the season as he went 5.2 innings only giving up two hits and striking out four.  Starling Peralta, Austin Reed each pitched 1.1 scoreless innings and Yao-Lin Wang notched his sixth save of the season.  Taiwan Easterling had three hits including his second home run of the season and two RBI’s.  Javier Baez continued his hot hitting as he also had three hits including a triple raising his average to .343.  Zeke DeVoss and Paul Hoilman each had a double and DeVoss scored two runs.

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Matt Loosen recorded his fourth win of the season going 5.2 innings while striking out six and giving up only three hits.  Eduardo Figueroa and Scott Weismann also pitched well as the Cubs blanked the Bradenton Marauders on Wednesday.  John Andreoli had three hits including a triple and also drove a run in.  Taylor Davis, Micah Gibbs, and Chad Noble all added an RBI a piece.

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Tennessee scored a run in both the second and the third inning and added one in the seventh.  Montgomery’s comeback came up short as Tennessee won 3-2.  Trey McNutt had a strong outing winning his fourth game of the season.  He lowered his ERA to 2.35 as he went 5.2 innings giving up three hits and allowing no runs and striking out three.  Kevin Rhoderick threw another scoreless inning lowering his ERA to 0.76.  Frank Batista closed the game out recording his eighth save of the season.  Offensively Justin Bour went 2-for-3 and had a double.  He also drove in two runs bringing his season total to 45.  Luis Flores also added an RBI.

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Pitching was the story throughout the Cubs system on Wednesday as they only gave up two runs in the three games combined.  It would be nice to see that become the trend as the season continues.

Thanks for Reading,
Mark

6/3: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is Sunday’ Minor League recap, it’s not pretty as the whole organization took an o’fer.

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We were in Kane County for this game, you can check out our recap here.  Kyler Burke didn’t get any help from his defense on Sunday as he went five innings giving up five runs but only two of them were earned.  Javier Baez didn’t start the game, but stole the show over the final four innings.  In his first plate appearance he took the first pitch he saw and deposited it roughly 430 feet away over the center field wall to tie the game at five.  Baez was also tremendous with the glove making three or four great plays, including two web gem efforts, just awesome.  Taiwan Easterling was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double, and Oliver Zapata was 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

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PJ Francescon didn’t have his best stuff, but it really didn’t matter as Daytona only managed one hit on the afternoon.  Francescon went five innings allowing four runs on five hits, he suffered his second defeat of the season.  Congratulations to Greg Rohan for getting the only hit for the D-Cubs in the loss.  What hurts the most is coming into the game Boer had an ERA that was over 10, was expecting Daytona to tee off on him, but it wasn’t meant to be I guess.  Matt Szczur didn’t play again, trying to get some updated information on him, hopefully it’s nothing too serious.

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Nicholas Struck and company held Montgomery to two measly hits, but that was enough as they knocked off the Smokies 3-2.  Struck tossed five and two-thirds of pretty good baseball only allowing three runs on two hits while walking two and striking out seven.  The loss drops Struck to 5-6 on the season with a 4.41 ERA.  The Smokies offense wasn’t much better than their opponent on Sunday.  They only managed to plate two runs on five hits, with both runs coming in the 6th inning.  Rebel Ridling was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Michael Burgess was 1-for-4 with a double and the other RBI for the Smokies.

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It was a weekend to forget for the I-Cubs as they dropped games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It was an on and off day for Brooks Raley as he worked five innings and allowed five runs on nine hits, but he only walked one guy and struck out nine, he must have had too much of the zone too often.  The I-Cubs bats got Raley off the loss, but unfortunately they couldn’t completely rescue the team as the I-Cubs fell 6-5 to Oklahoma City.  Ty Wright was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI.  Anthony Rizzo, who has proven healthy that last couple days was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk. 

Thanks for reading,
- George

A Day With The Peoria Chiefs (Lots of Pics)

Born on Third traveled to Kane County today to take in the Peoria Chiefs game against the Cougars, here’s a recap, mostly pictures, from the day.

We actually bought the tickets before Javier Baez was assigned to Peoria, so it was a bonus that he was playing for the Chiefs and we couldn’t wait to see the 2011 first round draft pick of the Cubs.  Unfortunately, the Peoria Chiefs politely warned us of something on the way to the game..

Yes, that was the Peoria Chiefs twitter account letting us know that Javy Baez was not in the lineup today, oh well I guess, at least we still get to see the Chiefs and Kyler Burke pitch.  We got to the park around 11:30 because we were expecting the gates to open at 12 which is what the website said but they had the gates open already.

NOTE:  Click the picture for the full size, it’s worth it! (Please feel free to use my pictures, but please ask, I would like some credit, thanks!)

  5th/3rd Bank Field is easy to look at from the outside

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6/2: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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 Javier Baez hit his first home run of his proessional career on Saturday night helping the Chiefs destroy Kane County 15-3.  Baez ended the game going 3-for-5 with three RBI’s and two runs scored.  Yasiel Balaguert and Taiwan Easterling also delivered three RBIS’s and Anthony Giansanti had two.  Also contributing offensively was Wes Darvill who went 4-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored.  One of the more unusual stats came from Pin-Chieh Chen who went 1-for-1 with five walks and four runs scored.As good as the bats were on Saturday, starting pitcher Jose Rosario was just as good.  He pitched seven scoreless innings giving up three hits and striking out ten.  He improved his record to 4-5.  The game got interesting late when up 13-0 Baez swung at a 3-0 pitch.  Kane County’s manager visited the mound and Baez got hit in the ribs on the next pitch.  Things stayed calm and Baez will learn from the experience.

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After scoring 16 on Friday night, Daytona answered by scoring 10 more Saturday beating Fort Myers 10-5.  Everyone in the lineup had at least one hit as Daytona pounded out 16 hits.  John Andreoli scored three time and he Rubi Silva both had three hits for the Cubs.  Arismendy Alcantara and Nelson Perez added two hits a piece with each driving in three runs.  The Cubs used four pitchers to take care of the win.  Ryan Searle eventually got his second win of the year as he went three strong innings in relief only giving up two hits and striking out three.  The Cubs bats look stay hot as we move into Sunday.

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Montgomery outlasts Tennessee winning 4-3 in 10 innings.  The Smokies got the scoring started in the second inning and scored another in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead.  Montgomery would put up a three spot starter Dae-Eun Rhee in the sixth and the score would stay tied until the bottom of the tenth when the Biscuits walked off with a win.  Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits and a run scored on the day.  RBI’s came from Justin Bour, Nate Samson, and Elliot SotoJunior Lake had rough day as he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts.  It is always tough to lose games when you are up by three or more runs late in the game, we will see how Tennessee responds.

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Iowa scored enough to win most nights, but giving up seven runs in the seventh proved to be too much.  It looked good for Iowa early as they scored the first five runs of the game.  Oklahoma City would get right back in the game when they scored four in the third.  Iowa would score the next three runs of the game, however the bullpen could not hold the lead giving up seven in the seventh.  Offensively there were a lot of good things as Brett Jackson stayed red hot going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple.  Anthony Rizzo was back on Saturday, he went 2-for-4 with a double.  Former first rounder Josh Vitters continues to swing a good bat as he had two hits including his ninth home run of the year.  Luis Valbuena, Ty Wright, and Blake Lalli all had multi-hit games.  Unfortunately for Cubs this game was pitched by are all designated team, as Rodrigo Lopez, Ryan Rowland-Smith, and Mike MacDougal were are all terrible.  Hopefully Iowa can respond tomorrow with a victory.

Thanks for reading,
- George

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

5/9: 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

5/8: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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Taiwan Easterling, Wes Darvill, and Brad Zapenas all had two hits as Peoria pounded out 11 altogether en route to a 7-2 victory over Quad Cities.  Paul Hoilman extended his franchise record hitting streak to 21 games going 1-for-5.  Jose Rosario scattered 10 hits over five innings only allowing two runs to score in earning his second win of the season.  Luis Liria and Charles Thomas shut the door out of the Chiefs pen to preserve the victory.

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Don’t look now, but the Daytona Cubs are starting to play some good baseball.  The trend continued Tuesday night as the D-Cubs used an 8 run 3rd inning to smash the Stone Crabs 12-4.  Every starter had at least one hit for Daytona with four guys registering multi-hit games.  Rubi Silva had a big day at the plate going 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI’s, he’s now hitting .315 on the season.  Matt Loosen seemed to relax with all that run support as he turned in a nice outing going five innings to earn his first win of the season.

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It was a night of missed opportunity for the Smokies as they had 10 hits but only three runs and left 12 guys on base in a 6-3 loss to Birmingham.  Trey McNutt went three innings while giving up four runs, three earned on five hits as he took the loss to drop to 0-3 on the season.  Jae-Hoon Ha, Luis Flores, and James Adduci all recorded mult-hit games with Flores collecting three.  Justin Bour was the only offense as he blasted his 5th home run of the season in the fourth inning.

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The I-Cubs must have been tired of playing in 1-0 games so they decided to break out the bats in a big way against Fresno.  Iowa pounded out 15 hits and 13 runs en route to a 13-2 shellacking of the Fresno Grizzles.  Anthony Rizzo was the star of the show as he almost always is as he went 2-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI’s.  Josh Vitters also had himself a day going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and 4 RBI’s.  Chris Rusin took that run support and ran with it as he turned in six solid innings of one run ball to earn his third win of the season.  It’s a fun box score for sure, go check it out.

 

Thanks for reading,
- George

5/5: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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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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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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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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 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

5/4: Around the Cubs Minor League System

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

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The Peoria Chiefs made thing interesting by tying the game in the top of the 9th, unfortunately they lost the game in the bottom half.  Marco Hernandez, and Taiwan Easterling each had two hits in the losing effort.  Kyler Burke was very good for Peoria on the mound going 6 and 1/3rds of an inning, only allowing three runs on five hits, he settled for a no decision.

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 All of the action took place early and often in this one as all 11 runs were scored in the first four innings, unfortunately Daytona came out on the short end of this one 6-5.  Rubi Silva, Greg Rohan and Nelson Perez did most of the damage for the D-Cubs.  They finished a combined 4-for-11 with three doubles, four RBI’s and four runs scored.  Zach Cates was beat up a bit in his three innings of work as he gave up five runs, four earned as he took a no decision.

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 A wild one in Tennessee saw the Smokies build a 5-1 lead early in the game only to fall 8-7 to Montgomery.  The Smokies pounded out 12 hits, with all but one starter joining the party.  Logan Watkins, Michael Brenly, Matthew Cerda, and Nate Samson all had two hits in the losing effort.  Matthew Cerda and Justin Bour contributed with home runs as well.  Dallas Beeler scattered 11 hits through 5 and 1/3rds of an inning giving up six runs but only three were earned as he walked away with a no decision.

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 Now that’s the definition of a good old fashion pitchers duel right there.  In a game that featured only one run, and nine hits, the Iowa Cubs walked off on a wild pitch.  Luis Valbuena had 3 of the I-Cubs’ six hits with Anthony Rizzo adding two more.  Rizzo scored the game winning run in the bottom of the ninth on said wild pitch.  The I-Cubs staff was stellar, Rodrigo Lopez, Frankie De La Cruz, and Blake Parker held New Orleans to three hits on the night with Parker getting the victory.

Thanks for reading,
- George

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