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Iowa Cubs 1 @ Memphis Redbirds 4
This will be short since the I-Cubs barely hit the ball last night.
Nick Struck went 6 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. He walked 2 and struckout none. Casey Coleman struckout the side in the 7th. Yoanner Negrin gave up 3 hits and 2 runs in an inning of work.
Logan Watkins was 1-2 with 2 more walks. Brad Nelson was 1-3 with a walk. Ryan Sweeney and Brian Bogusevic were each 1-4.
Montgomery Biscuits 4 @ Tennessee Smokies 3
Kyle Hendricks struckout 9 and walked only 1 over 7 innings. He gave up just 3 hits and a run. In his 3 previous starts this season he had struckout 6 and walked 6. The walks are a bit concerning for Hendricks, who was acquired along with Christian Villanueva for Ryan Dempster. At Daytona last year he walked just 18 batters in 147.2 innings. He’s not a strikeout pitcher, but with the kind of control he showed last year at Daytona, you don’t need to be.
Zach Rosscup struckout 3 and allowed a hit in his inning. Trey McNutt proved...
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Matt Garza's rehab start was scratched the other day due to soreness in the arm. It's being called dead arm, which is common for players. It's especially common for those coming back from an injury. Most pitchers go through it at some point during the season. The Cubs are saying it's only muscular, which is good news.
Garza recently has had bone-related issues with...
This is a continuation of the weekly series of of writing about a Cubs prospect profile. Early on, I will be writing about guys that Dave and I did not cover in our Prospect Ratings. Links for past ratings and past profiles at at the end. Additional links can be found at the end of the article.
Who is Ronald Torreyes?
Torreyes was signed out of Libertado de Berinas, Venezuela, by...
Josh Conway, Erick Leal, and Carlos Martinez combined to throw a three-hitter, retiring the last ten men a row, and David Bote drilled an RBI single to tie the game and Jacob Rogers followed one out later with a sacrifice fly to give the Cubs the lead, as one squad of Cubs rallied for two runs in the 5th and held on to edge one squad of Diamondbacks 2-1 on Whirlwind Field, and...
Used to be, earlier in his career, Alfonso Soriano was the very model of an undisciplined hitter. He got a lot of press, because he was a Yankee, and back in 2002, Soriano drew 22 unintentional walks while striking out 157 times. He also mashed 39 dingers, so it’s not like there was much reason for Soriano to change. But as time has gone by, it seems like Soriano has drawn less...
The only team scheduled to play was the Smokies so here we go.
Montgomery Bisquick Biscuits and Gravy 5 @ Tennessee Little Smokies 4
Matt Loosen threw 4.2 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. He walked 4 and struckout 3. Marcus Hatley allowed a hit and a walk in an inning of work and surrendered a run while striking out 2. AJ Morris officially came in the game to pitch the 7th inning...
Michael Bowden watches Jay Bruce’s game tying double roll to the wall
The Cubs were at it again tonight but this time Carlos Marmol somehow stayed out of the spotlight. The Cubs are not a great team but they have Theo Epstein so they will probably win a World Series soon despite severed goat’s heads. Tonight it almost seemd liek they would steal one from the Reds. In the...
In tonight’s game, Carlos Villanueva was tasked to go the distance because of the taxed bullpen from last night’s marathon, but was pulled in favor of Carlos Marmol once a bunt moved Shin-Soo Choo to second base and Joey Votto was up. The ensuing plate appearance produced a seeing-eye ground ball. If you look at the video, while the grounder was hit very sharply, it was within...
Iowa Cubs 5 @ Memphis Redbirds 2
Brooks Raley gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5.1 innings. He walked 2 and struckout 3. Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis and Blake Parker finished the game without allowing any runs. He did give up 3 hits and walked 3 while striking out 5.
1B Brad Nelson was 2-4 with a home run and a strikeout. I expected to be writing his name in these recaps frequently, but...
Iowa Cubs - Brett Jackson is doing pretty much what you would expect Brett Jackson to do: striking out more than once per game, getting on base at a fine .354 clip, and stealing three bases this season. The thing to watch for with Jackson is not the strikeout rate – it will always be a problem for him – but the slugging percentage that current sits at just .381. A moderate...
I went over to Keith Law's blog to see if he had any draft info and I couldn't look past the first article.
Candidates for demotion and promtion
So I figure Keith Law is going to rip to shreds the idea that Anthony Rizzo and/or Starlin Castro would be sent to the minor leagues based on their performance so far. Nope.
Rizzo's stat line this season is heavy on secondary...
Carson Cistulli has posted a short interview with new Cubs color commentator Jim Deshaies over at Fangraphs. In it, he talks about his transition to Chicago after 16 years in Houston and having to adapt to an audience that is unfamiliar with his style. He also talks about his philosophy in presenting analytics to a wide array of fans.
…I think the way the game has changed because...
Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carlos Marmol blew a lead in the ninth before Darwin Barney bailed him out with a homer in the 10th inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.
Chicago ended its four-game losing streak after blowing a late lead for the second straight day. The Cubs let a two-run lead get away in the 13th inning of a 5-4 loss Monday...
The Cubs lost in epic fashion tonight. It was spectacular and glorious. In some ways it was predictable, but they were facing a very good Reds offense and did not have their best defense in place. This is as good a time as any to vent, even though it’s still April.
Things we know to be true…
The Reds are good.
The Cubs are bad.
Dave Sappelt probably shouldn’t be allowed...
(Photo: TOM LYNN/AP)
Last weekend, the Brewers won two games thanks to several timely errors by the Cubs. In games started by Edwin Jackson and Scott Feldman, the Brewers took the lead on unearned runs both times. It seems like a shame for Jackson and Feldman to get tagged with losses in those cases (as much as the Cubs losing can be a “shame” anyway).
It got me thinking...