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Anthony Giansanti slugged a two-run double off the CF Batter's Eye to cap a three-run 1st inning and Ryan McNeil and three relievers combined to throw a shutout, as the AZL Cubs whitewashed the AZL Diamondbacks 3-0 in Game #1, and then Giansanti hammered a lead-off walk-off HR off the base of the scoreboard in the bottom of the 7th that gave the Cubs a 1-0 victory in Game #2, as the Cubs took both ends of a twilight-night doubleheader at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ this evening.
Game 1 box score
Game 2 box score
The versatile multi-positional (C-1B-3B-RF-LF) Giansanti is on a rehab assignment from Peoria, after being placed on the Chiefs DL with a sprained ankle last month. He played 3B in Game #1 and 1B in Game #2 tonight, and with the depletion of the AZL Cubs roster in recent days and weeks thanks to call-ups and injuries, having Giansanti in the lineup (even if he is a "ringer") is just what the Cubs need right now.
Two position-players from DSL Cubs #1 have al...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Top pitching prospect Seth McClung was outstanding yesterday striking out 6 over 7 scoreless innings. We'll keep an eye on this kid as it seems like he has a bright future.
Jae Hoon Ha went 2-4 and Trey McNutt worked a scoreless inning out of the pen. Allen Webster (remember him?) struck out 8 of our guys in 6 IP.
Another. *******. Rainout.
THAT'S USING YOUR HEAD
Ouch. That’s gotta hurt. Leaving a chunk of your scalp on the playing surface while trying to snag a souvenir ball? So bad on so many levels. Although the video does not provide the precise date and game during which this Chicago Cubs fan went all topsy-turvy, chunk-of-hair-losey, it’s reasonable to surmise that it occurred during the [...]
In our continuing Iowa series of "That guys still playing?" we introduce Horacio Ramirez (yes that one) who went 7 IP allowing 1 ER and striking out 1. Not to blow Horacio's Horn or anything but he's probably our best pitching prospect now.
Matt Szczur hit a triple. Nobody else did anything.
Daytona Game 1
Christian Villanueva went 1-3 and PJ Francescon...
He grew up a Cubs fan just like his dad did. As a kid his dad would sit him down in front of the TV, turn on WGN and the two of them would spend a summer day with Harry Caray. It was a ritual as a kid, but then he got older and friends and girls and other things got in the way. He grew up and he didn't watch as much Cubs baseball with his dad as he used to. He didn't watch...
We have chosen the 5 finalists and each person responsible for writing it will receive a copy of The Essential Games of the Chicago Cubs. We're letting you vote on the winner who will also receive an Obstructed View t-shirt. Voting is open on Facebook through next Wednesday. You can access the poll directly by clicking this link. Thanks to everyone who submitted a slogan. Below...
It’s Friday. It’s the summer. So let’s just get down to the brass tax and do some rambling …
• Hey, look on the bright side, the Cubs could be 7-43 in their past 50 games, which they are not, but one major league team is. And I just “major league” a bit loosely in this situation.
• Shutting down Garza is just something that has to happen. It’s definitely a blow...
Tickets are scalped and now so are Chicago Cubs fans.
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Ahh… the Hendry Era. The Cubs were always winning, the best players were beloved by the media and treated with respect by the front office, player acquisitions were always based on sound analytical wisdom, and Order prevailed in its eternal conflict with Chaos. Wait, what’s wrong with these…?
/cleans fogged up sepia-tinted Transitions Lenses
It’s all this damn Texas sunlight...
Twins career: Matt Walbeck, now 42, played with Minnesota from 1994-96. During his time with the Twins, Walbeck, a catcher, played in 275 games, the most he played for any team during his 11-year major league career. He batted .230 with 103 RBI and eight home runs during those three seasons.
After breaking into the league in 1993 with the Chicago Cubs, Walbeck was traded to Minnesota...
The Cubs have made a strong push for the second spot in next year's draft with a 4-17 record in the month of August. The Rockies are remembering their 2007 team by going 13-9 over that same span, and are coming off a four game sweep of the Mets on the road. You Never Know. The Rockies are one of only five NL teams that have failed to sweep the Cubs this year. The Braves and...
The author attended Wednesday night’s game — or, at least, the first eight innings of it — between the Class A Midwest League affiliates of the Minnesota Twins (the Beloit Snappers) and Chicago Cubs (the Peoria Chiefs) in Beloit, Wisconsin. Below are some notes on same.
Please note: none of what follows constitutes Official Prospect Analysis.
Regarding Miguel Sano and Jorge...
In the more graphic version of Jose Reyes losing a ball in the sun and looking like an idiot, a Cubs fan reached out for a ball, fell over the railing and lost a piece of his scalp on the ground. A PIECE OF HIS SCALP. The close-up of it makes it even grosser. You know you’re unhealthy when you can’t fall down without part of your head coming off. (via Sportress Of Blogitude...
Tango is running his annual scouting report and it's available now. When you get a few minutes take a look at it and fill out the survey for the Cubs.