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Iowa Cubs 10 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 6
In 6 innings today, Brooks Raley struck a batter out, walked 3 and gave up 2 home runs. He only gave up 4 runs, which is kind of impressive when you look at what I wrote first. It’s not at all impressive though.
Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out in one inning and Zach Putnam gave up a hit and had 1 strikeout in 1 inning. Rafael Dolis gave up 2 hits, one of which was a home run and struck a batter out in the 9th. He gave up 2 runs.
The I-Cubs offense was actually worth talking about for a change. They scored 9 runs on 13 hits and 4 home runs.
Ian Stewart is probably close to returning to the MLB team, but I don’t really know why. He did take 3 walks in 5 plate appearances and struckout in the only official at-bats he had. He also had his 4th error. They should just put him on whatever DL Josh Vitters is on. You know, the one where they protect you from actually facing any good hitters? That one.
Brett Jackson’s new swing hit his first home run of the season, walked once and was 1-5. He continues to suck and if I don’t know how much of him sucking has to do with that new swing, but if any of it does, get rid of it. Now.
Logan Watkins was 2-6 with a triple. Ryan Sweeney was 1-4 with a home run and a walk. Hide your children was 3-4 with a walk and a home run. Brian Bogusevic hit the other home run and had an identical box score as Lillibridge.
Palm Beach Cardinals 4 @ Daytona Cubs 7
PJ Francescon threw 6 innings, allowed 4 hits, one of them a home run, walked 2 and struckout 5. He gave up 2 runs. In 5 April Starts, Francescon threw 24 innings, walked only 6 and struckout 22. He gave up 4 home runs though. He gave up 26 hits and 16 runs.
Austin Reed threw an inning, allowed a hit and a walk and struckout 2. Frank Del Valle threw 2 innings, gave up 3 hits and 2 runs. He walked 1 and struckout 3. He also gave up a home run.
Zeke DeVoss was 0-3 with 2 more walks. He has 20 walks and 20 strikeouts in 21 games played. His .427 OBP will actually go down after today. I love this guy’s patience.
Tim Saunders was 2-5 with a strikeout and Javier Baez continues to hit. He was 2-4 with a home run and a strikeout. He now has 5 home runs on the season and while there is still quite a bit needs to improve, all things considered, it’s been a pretty good month for him. He also had 2 more errors today, which gives him 10 on the season already.
Dustin Geiger was 1-1 with a double and 3 walks. Ben Carhart was 3-4.
The Smokies double-header was postponed. So was the Kane County Cougars game.
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BEST OF MAXIM
Albert Almora laced an opposite-field RBI triple into the RF corner and then scored one out later on a sacrifice fly, Josh Vitters roped an RBI double, and Jose Rosario threw four innings of one-hit ball, helping the Cubs edge the Athletics 4-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #4 (formerly known as "Field #3") in Mesa...
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 also be found at the end of the article.
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2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training stats (thru 4/27)
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Round Rock Express 10 @ Iowa Cubs 9
Nick Struck walked 4 and struckout 1. He gave up 3 home runs. In just 3 innings he gave up 4 hits and 5 runs. The only other pitcher worth mentioning was Blake Parker who threw the 9th. He walked a batter and struckout 2.
Logan Watkins was 2-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Brett Jackson’s new swing was 1-4 with his 2nd home run of the season....
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Iowa Cubs 4 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 5
Another day, another walk for Logan Watkins. He went 1-4 with a walk and a strikeout. Brett Jackson II: The Adventure of Stink went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Bed Intruder went 1-5 with an RBI double. He'd also score a run and walk once. Ryan Sweeney continues to push the issue with a 2-5 performance. He had a HR and 2 RBI and...
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Matt Garza was scheduled to
throw a rehab start with the Cubs’ Double-A Tennessee Smokies on Thursday, April
25. However, he could not make that start due to tightness in his left lat.
Garza managed to throw on flat ground on Friday and reported
no issues. He is scheduled for more flat-ground throwing on Saturday and then
have some bullpen...
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Both players also made nice defensive plays in the seventh with men in scoring position to preserve the Cubs' lead.
Kevin Gregg got the final out of the eighth with...
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Travis Wood (2-1) pitched six innings allowing two runs and struck out five for Chicago, which has won four of five.
Three relievers held the lead to get to Kevin Gregg, who pitched a perfect ninth for his third save.
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Whenever anything bad takes place...
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