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Cubs Instructs 2012: Soler Goes Boom

Jorge Soler connected on his first home run of the Instructional League as the Cubs beat up the Giants 8-3 yesterday afternoon.  Pierce Johnson was outstanding on the mound for the Cubs going 2.2 innings allowing no runs on only one hit, he walked two and struck out one in his instructs debut.  Ryan McNeil also got a chance to pitch yesterday afternoon, he struggled with command but had a decent outing.  McNeil went 1.1 innings giving up one run on one hit while walking two and striking out one.

As I mentioned already, Jorge Soler launched a solo shot in the victory, he finished the day 1-for-2 with a walk, RBI, and two runs scored.  Chadd Krist also got a hold of one in the victory, he was 1-for-2 with a home run, and an RBI.  Trevor Gretzky also had a big day at the plate going 2-for-2 with two singles, and two RBI’s.  The instructional league is just that, a league for instruction and it’s pretty clear that the Cubs are buying what the Cubs brass is trying to teach.  Over the first three games in Arizona the Cubs have drawn 20 walks, 20!  That is outstanding, and something worth noting as that is exactly what the Cubs front office wants to see, young prospects working counts and taking their walks.

Marco Hernandez; 2-for-2, double, RBI, SB
Shawon Dunston Jr.; 1-for-2, RBI, SB
Ben Carhart; 1-for-2, double, RBI

Please visit The Cub Reporter for a full box score and recap of Monday’s game.

Thanks for reading,
– George

Cubs Instructs 2012: Trey Martin Taken to Hospital

The outcome of the game really didn’t matter much on Saturday Night during the Cubs instructional league.  The Diamondbacks won 17-3, nothing went right, but the game was the furthest thing from the minds of the players.  In the top of the 5th inning Cubs prospect Trey Martin was hit in the head with a pitch.  This resulted in a 25 minute on field delay as paramedics were called to the field by the Diamondbacks head trainer.  The ambulance drove right up to home plate where Martin was laying on his back.  It was a very scary moment for sure, Martin was loaded into the ambulance and was taken to a nearby hospital for observation.  Martin was conscious at the time that he was loaded into the ambulance, and there has been no further update on his condition, once we get some sort of update we will pass it along of course.

Back to the game, as I said, nothing went right.  Dillon Maples started, and his command was all over, he only surrendered one run, but walked three and had two wild pitches in his inning of work.  Carlos Martinez really got knocked around, giving up seven run, all earned in his inning of work.  Austin Reed turned in the best performance on the mound as he went two scoreless innings, but also struggled with command as he walked two.  Offensively the Cubs were lacking as well as the Cubs could only manage five hits in the loss.  Jesse Hodges made his Cubs organizational debut, and had a solid game going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a deep fly out.


Almora: 0-for-3 with a walk.
Soler: o-for-2 with a walk.
Candelario: 1-for-2

Full Box Score and Recap from AZ Phil at The Cub Reporter, thanks again to him for the reporting!

Thanks for reading,
– George

Cubs Open Instructional League With a Win





HUGE thanks to AZ Phil over the TCR (The Cub Reporter) for reporting back the information for this game, you should check out their blog if you haven’t already, it’s a must read.

Thanks for reading,
– George



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