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Cubs Lineup: 8/28/15

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Cubs vs. Dodgers — Dodger Stadium
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP (7-5, 3.35)
Dodgers Starter: Clayton Kershaw, LHP (10-6, 2.29)
TV: WGN, MLB Network: Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Chris Denorfia, RF
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Starlin Castro, 2B
6. Matt Szczur, LF
7. Miguel Montero, C
8. Jason Hammel, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/27/15

Iowa and Eugene continued their winning ways, and Tennessee rolled to a victory Thursday. But Myrtle Beach and South Bend were defeated in one-run games, while Mesa was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (74-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa has won five of its last six games, after defeating Sacramento, 3-1.

  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (3.95) gave up one run in 6.2 innings to get the win.
  • 2B Javier Baez (.316) went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base (17), extending his hitting streak to 13 games (.439/25-for-57) with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI during that stretch.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.259) finished 2-for-4 with two RBI (77). He has 12 RBI in his last 11 games.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.268) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.
  • 3B Mike Olt (.257) added a multi-hit game, going 2-for-2 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies (30-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

The Smokies claimed the rubber game of a five-game set at Chattanooga, 7-1.

  • DH Taylor Davis (.319) went 3-for-4 with a double (7), an RBI (14) and a walk.
  • C Willson Contreras (.329) was 2-for-4 with a double (32), two runs scored and two RBI (72). He has four multi-hit games in his last five contests and is batting .363 (37-for-102) in 27 August games.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.287) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (20).
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (4.50) recorded his longest scoreless outing of the season, allowing just four hits in 6.0 innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-24)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its series opener against Wilmington, 3-2.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.331) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.321/9-for-28) with a 2-for-4 effort.
  • C Victor Caratini (.249) went 2-for-4 with a double (26). It was his third-straight multi-hit game.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.252) finished 1-for-4 with a double (18), a run scored and an RBI (65).
  • RHP Daury Torrez (3.86) gave up two earned runs and struck out five in 7.0 innings. He has tossed three straight quality starts, posting a 2.84 ERA (6 ER/19.0 IP).

South Bend Cubs (29-30)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-11.0)

South Bend dropped its third straight game, falling 4-3 in the series opener versus Great Lakes.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.277) went 2-for-5. He is batting .376 (38-for-101) in 22 August games.
  • 1B David Bote (.259) finished 2-for-4 with an RBI (38).
  • CF Charcer Burks (.267) reached three times, going 1-for-2 with a double (21), a run scored and two walks. He has five walks in his last two games after drawing five walks in his previous 19 contests.
  • RHP Dillon Maples (3.76) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and fanning two.

Eugene Emeralds (18-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+2.0)

First-place Eugene won its fourth straight game, topping visiting Spokane, 2-1.

  • 3B Adonis Paula (.267) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning to open the scoring.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.321) finished 1-for-3 with a walk and scored the game-winning run in the eighth.
  • RHP Adbert Alzolay (2.09) collected his fifth win, tossing 6.0 innings of relief. He allowed two hits and one run while striking out nine batters. It was his seventh relief outing of at least 4.0 innings.

Cubs 12th Homestand Events and Promotions: 8/31/15-9/6/15

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(Photo by Stephen Green)

The Chicago Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host a series vs. the Reds from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and the Diamondbacks from Sept. 4-6. Fans can enjoy events, new food offerings and entertainment throughout the homestand.

Following the game Wednesday, Sept. 2, Cubs manager Joe Maddon and his wife, Jaye, will host Respect the Main Event at Ravenswood Event Center. The charity boxing event will feature several local youth boxers at various skill levels as well as a special main event bout. Guests will be able to sit ringside with Cubs players and enjoy cocktails, hand-rolled cigars and spirits-tasting stations, dinner courtesy of Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse and a premium auction including wine and unique sports memorabilia. A limited number of general admission tickets are available for $300 at cubs.com/maddon. A portion of the net proceeds will benefit the Crushers Club’s youth boxing program in Englewood.

The popular #WeAreGood T-shirts will make a return appearance during the Sept. 4 game. The Cubs Wives will offer the T-shirts in the main concourse by Gate F. The shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, will be available for a $25 donation benefiting Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Tickets remain available for each series at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Details of the homestand follow.

Promotions
On Aug. 31, the Cubs will celebrate Military Appreciation Night. Guests with designated Special Group Night Terrace Reserved Outfield tickets will receive a Cubs Armed Forces baseball cap. Special Group Night tickets are available at cubs.com/specialevents.

The following night, Sept. 1, is Healthcare Professionals Night. Guests with designated Special Group Night Terrace Reserved Outfield tickets receive a Cubs scrub top.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a fleece blanket presented by Reynolds Wrap.

Kids Sundays continue Sept. 6. The first 1,000 kids 13-and-under can run the bases postgame, weather permitting.

Guests and Entertainment
On Monday, Aug. 31, members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team Lori Chalupny, Julie Johnston and Christen Press will throw the first pitch and sing the seventh-inning stretch.

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas will sing the stretch on the anniversary of his 1972 no-hitter against the Padres.

On Friday, Sept. 4, John Hermann from the band Widespread Panic will throw a first pitch, and comedian Jon Lovitz will lead the seventh-inning stretch.

Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Saturday, Sept. 5.

On Sunday, Sept. 6, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling will toss a first pitch, and former Cubs broadcaster and current Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Bob Brenly will lead the stretch.

Let’s Give Charitable Campaign
Fans will have the opportunity to learn more about Cubs Charities programming and give back to the community this homestand as part of this season’s ongoing “Let’s Give” campaign.

Starting Sept. 1, Cubs Charities, along with the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, the Jason Motte Foundation, Jon Lester’s NVRQT campaign and Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation, will launch the #LetsGoGold initiative to raise funds for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month through Sept. 19. Fans can visit cubscharities.org to take part in the fight against cancer by making a donation to the respective nonprofits. The top fundraiser from each nonprofit listed above will receive two tickets and the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch at the Sept. 20 game. Cubs players and coaches will wear gold batting practice jerseys and hats before the team takes on division rival St. Louis Sept. 20. The jerseys and hats, along with signed gold baseballs, will be available for purchase through Cubs Authentics with proceeds benefiting player foundations.

On Thursday, Sept. 3, Maddon and his wife, Jaye, will be back in the community hosting Spoxing for Charity, a one-day pop-up fitness event under the Wrigley Field Marquee. Spoxing is a group class, which combines spinning and boxing, with a warm-up on stationary spin bikes followed by a heavy bag and boxing glove workout. Participants will partake in a 45-minute version of the class, offered during four different sessions, starting at 10 a.m. Net proceeds from the event will benefit Joe Maddon’s Respect 90 Foundation. For more information, please visit cubs.com/popup.

On Friday, Sept. 4, the Cubs Wives will offer #WeAreGood T-shirts in the main concourse by Gate F. The shirts, inspired by catcher Miguel Montero’s popular Twitter hashtag, will be available for a $25 donation benefiting Cubs Charities and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Later that day, Cubs manager Joe Maddon will continue his Respect Community charity T-shirt initiative during his postgame press conference. Maddon will represent the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana (RMHC-CNI), whose mission is to care for families of children with complex medical needs by providing comfort, compassion and a sense of community.  RMHC-CNI keeps families of hospitalized children together in a “home away from home.”

Food Specials
The Decade Diner in the right-field concourse will continue its rotating menu of homestand specials with a Chimichurri steak sandwich featuring marinated skirt steak, roasted garlic Chimichurri sauce and grilled onions on flattened torta bread. Guests also can order a breaded chicken sandwich with Cholula, featuring breaded chicken breast, honey ginger slaw and Cholula aioli on a toasted hoagie roll.

Platform 14, the outdoor concession area in the Budweiser Bleachers located behind the center-field scoreboard, will continue serving three Hot Doug’s sausages. This homestand will feature three new sausages including the “Gene Clines,” a spicy Vienna Polish sausage served with sweet & spicy mustard, caramelized onions and shredded cheddar cheese; the “Dick Tidrow” is a Jamaican jerk pork sausage with cumin dijonnaise, smoked gouda cheese and fried plantain chips; and the “Larry Gura” is a bacon sausage with avocado mayonnaise, shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes.

Homestand Recap, Aug. 31-Sept. 6
Monday, Aug. 31 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Special Group Night: Military Appreciation Night (designated ticket includes Cubs Armed Forces baseball cap)
  • National Anthem: Cast of October Sky
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Members of the World Cup Champion U.S. Women’s National Team Lori Chalupny, Julie Johnston and Christen Press
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Tuesday, Sept. 1 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Special Group Night: Healthcare Processionals Night (designated ticket includes Cubs scrub top)
  • National Anthem: Eirini Tornesaki from Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Wednesday, Sept. 2 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 1:20 p.m.

  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Friday, Sept. 4 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:20 p.m.

  • First pitch: John Hermann from the band Widespread Panic
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Comedian Jon Lovitz
  • Broadcast: CSN, MLBN, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com

Saturday, Sept. 5 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotional Item: Fleece Blanket presented by Reynolds Wrap (up to the first 10,000 fans)
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Cubs Hall of Fame pitcher Fergie Jenkins
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Sunday, Sept. 6 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:20 p.m.

  • Kids Run the Bases postgame (first 1,000 kids 13-and-under)
  • First pitch: Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs broadcaster and current Diamondbacks television analyst Bob Brenly
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/27/15

Iowa edged out a win, Tennessee cruised, and Eugene’s pitching dominated Wednesday. South Bend surrendered a late lead and couldn’t battle back, while Myrtle Beach was rained out and Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (73-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

RHP Carlos Pimentel collected his league-leading 12th victory as Iowa topped visiting Fresno, 3-2.

  • 3B Javier Baez (.317) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (60), extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.453/24-for-53) with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI during that stretch.
  • CF John Andreoli (.283), 2B Emilio Bonifacio (.250) and C Luke Carlin (.147) all had a hit and a run scored.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano (0.00) struck out one batter in a perfect inning of relief in his first rehab appearance with Iowa.
  • RHP Carlos Pimentel is 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA (6 ER/30.2 IP) in five August starts.

Tennessee Smokies (29-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee scored five runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-4 victory over host Chattanooga.

  • CF Albert Almora (.270) went 2-for-4 with a double (25), a home run (6), two runs scored and a season-high four RBI. He has hit safely in seven straight games (.345/10-for-29).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.282) went 2-for-4 with a double (14), a home run (7), a walk, two runs scored and one RBI (36). He now has three homers in his last eight games.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.259), 2B Stephen Bruno (.268) and 3B Wes Darvill (.176) all had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (3.00) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three and improving to 9-3 on the season. He has won his last four decisions, allowing one earned run or fewer in 6.0 innings in each of those starts.

South Bend Cubs (29-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-10.0)

South Bend surrendered three runs in the bottom of the eighth, falling 4-3 at West Michigan.

  • DH Charcer Burks (.266) didn’t record a hit, but walked three times and stole a base (27).
  • LF Ian Happ (.248) went 1-for-5 with a triple (3), a run scored and an RBI (19).
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe allowed just two hits and no earned runs in 7.0 innings. He has a 1.76 ERA in his last seven starts.

Eugene Emeralds (17-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene allowed just one hit in a 4-1 victory over visiting Spokane.

  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (2.96) struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed just one hit in seven innings.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.321) had the only multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • DH Alex Bautista (.265) finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (11). He has hit safely in three straight games (4-for-11).

Cubs Lineup: 8/27/15

Cubs vs. Giants — AT&T Park
First Pitch: 2:45 CST
Cubs Starter: Dan Haren, RHP (8-8, 3.76)
Giants Starter: Madison Bumgarner, LHP (15-6, 3.02)
TV: CSN Chicago: Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Chris Denorfia, LF
2. Kyle Schwarber, C
3. Kris Bryant, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Starlin Castro, 2B
6. Addison Russell, SS
7. Matt Szczur, CF
8. Dan Haren, P
9. Jonathan Herrera, 3B

Cubs Lineup: 8/26/15

Cubs vs. Giants — AT&T Park
First Pitch: 9:15 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP (6-5, 4.03 ERA)
Giants Starter: Jake Peavy, RHP (3-6, 4.35 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago, ESPN; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
2. Starlin Castro, 2B
3. Chris Coghlan, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Miguel Montero, C
7. Chris Denorfia, CF
8. Kyle Hendricks, P
9. Addison Russell, SS

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/25/15

Myrtle Beach battled from behind, Eugene swept a doubleheader, and Iowa split a twinbill Tuesday. Tennessee, on the other hand, lost a one-run game, and South Bend struggled offensively. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (72-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa split a twinbill with Fresno, topping the Grizzlies in Game 1, 3-2, but dropping Game 2, 7-3.

  • 3B-SS Javier Baez (.314) went 2-for-7 on the day with one run scored and an RBI (58), extended his hitting streak to 11 games (22-for-49/.448) with 11 runs scored and 11 RBI during that stretch.
  • DH Matt Szczur (.292) crushed a solo home run (8) in his lone at-bat in the first game.
  • LF Mike Baxter (.275) went 2-for-3 with a triple (2) and two RBI (17) in Game 1.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.254) finished 2-for-3 in Game 2.

Tennessee Smokies (28-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee fell at Chattanooga, 4-3, despite outhitting the Lookouts, 11-7.

  • C Willson Contreras (.328) went 2-for-4 and drove in one (70), marking his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • DH Taylor Davis (.297) was 2-for-4.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.257) finished 2-for-4 with a double (2) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to six games (10-for-19/.526).
  • CF Albert Almora (.268) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (40) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to six games (.320/8-for-25).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach scored four runs in the seventh inning to come from behind and top Winston-Salem, 4-2.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.258) went 2-for-3 with a double (6), an RBI (15), a walk and a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.247) had a 2-for-4 day and scored once, marking his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.55) recorded a season-high nine strikeouts versus only one walk in 7.0 frames to pick up the win.

South Bend Cubs (29-28)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

South Bend fell at West Michigan, 7-2. The SB-Cubs were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

  • Midwest League Prospect of the Year SS Gleyber Torres (.296) went 2-for-4.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.281) was 1-for-3 and plated two runs (45).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.266) went 1-for-4 with a double (20).
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.265) finished 1-for-3 and scored once.

Eugene Emeralds (16-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene swept a doubleheader against Spokane, recording 11 runs and 20 hits in the two games. The first game was a continuation of the previous night’s contest, which was suspended in the fourth inning.

  • LF-DH Eloy Jimenez (.285) went a combined 3-for-7 with three home runs (6), five RBI (27) and three runs scored. It extended his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-32/.344).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.272) finished 2-for-4 with a double (12), a stolen base (15) and two runs scored in Game 2. He has an 18-game hitting streak (29-for-82/.354) with 21 runs scored in that stretch.
  • 3B Blake Headley (.221) went a combined 3-for-6 with two doubles (9), an RBI (17) and one run scored.
  • 2B P.J. Higgins (.333) was 2-for-4, picked up an RBI and scored once in Game 2.
  • 2B-SS Andrew Ely (.320) finished 2-for-4 with a double (9), a triple (2) and one run scored in Game 1.
  • RHP Jose Paulino (4.06) earned the win and tossed 4.2 scoreless innings of relief in the first game.

Cubs Lineup: 8/25/15

Cubs vs. Giants — AT&T Park
First Pitch: 9:15 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP (15-6, 2.30 ERA)
Giants Starter: Matt Cain, RHP (2-3, 5.66 ERA)
TV: WGN-TV; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Kyle Schwarber, LF
3. Chris Coghlan, RF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, 3B
6. Miguel Montero, C
7. Starlin Castro, SS
8. Jake Arrieta, P
9. Tommy La Stella, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/24/15

Iowa, South Bend and Mesa all grabbed victories Monday, while Tennessee salvaged a doubleheader split. Myrtle Beach’s offense was held in check, and Eugene’s game was suspended due to a power outage. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (71-57)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second Place (-6.5)

Iowa scored eight runs in the fourth and blanked Fresno, 9-0.

  • 3B Javier Baez (.315) went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double (14), a home run (13), a walk, a stolen base (16), two RBI (57) and three runs scored. Baez extended his hitting streak to nine games (20-for-42/.476) with eight multi-hit games in that stretch.
  • C Taylor Teagarden (.319) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), plated three runs (26) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to six games (.565/13-for-23).
  • LF John Andreoli (.286) finished 2-for-5, swiped a base (28) and scored once.
  • RF Adron Chambers (.275) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch (4.26) earned the win and tossed a season high 6.0 scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (28-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Tennessee split a twinbill at Chattanooga. The Smokies surrendered three runs in the third inning of Game 1, falling 4-2, but topped the Lookouts in Game 2, 4-1.

  • C-DH Willson Contreras (.326) compiled a 4-for-6 day with a solo homer (8) and a walk in Game 1 and a double (31), stolen base (2) and run scored in Game 2.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.242) had three hits on the day in five at-bats, blasting a solo homer (1), driving in two (13) and scoring once.
  • PH-RF Anthony Giansanti (.240) went 1-for-1 with an RBI double (4) that plated two (19) in Game 2.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.22) tossed a complete game, 6.0-inning effort but took the loss in the first game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach recorded just six hits in a 5-1 setback in the series opener against Winston-Salem.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.278) went 2-for-4, knocked a triple (5) and drove in one (53).
  • DH Ben Carhart (.260) extended his hitting streak to six games (.429/9-for-21), as he went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • SS Chesny Young (.329) finished 1-for-4 with one run scored.

South Bend Cubs (29-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

South Bend won its second straight contest, topping West Michigan, 4-2.

  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.283) went 3-for-4, drove in one (13) and scored once, marking his second consecutive three-hit game.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.308) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (10).
  • 2B-1B David Bote (.259) finished 1-for-3, knocked a double (18) and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to seven games (9-for-27/.333).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.29) surrendered two earned runs in 5.0 innings, fanning seven in the win.
  • RHP Michael Wagner (3.22) earned the save and tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (15-8)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

Mesa scored four runs in both the first and sixth innings, rolling to a 9-2 victory over the AZL Angels.

  • 1B Chris Pieters (.258) went 1-for-5 with a double (5), two RBI (6) and one run scored.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.281) finished 1-for-4, drew a walk, plated one (24) and scored twice.
  • RF Robert Garcia (.331) went 2-for-5 and scored once.
  • 3B Angelo Amendolare (.268) went 1-for-2 with an RBI (6). He has recorded a hit in five straight games.
  • RHP Dylan Cease (2.63) tossed his sixth scoreless outing and fanned a season-high five batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/23/15

Myrtle Beach mounted a late-inning comeback, South Bend snapped a losing streak, and Mesa took the win in extras on Sunday. Only Eugene lost, and they did so surrendering a lead in extras. Iowa had the day off, while Tennessee was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-22)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

The Pelicans scored four runs in the ninth and contained Frederick’s late rally, topping the Keys, 9-7.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.258) enjoyed a 3-for-5 day with two home runs (6), four RBI (20) and three runs scored. He has homered in back-to-back games and extended his hitting streak to five games (.444/8-for-18).
  • C Victor Caratini (.244) went 2-for-4 with a double (25) and a two-run homer (4).
  • DH Cael Brockmeyer (.247) finished 2-for-4 with a double (6), a two-run homer (3) and two runs scored.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.277) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single (29) and one run scored.
  • RHP Brad Markey (1.31) improved to a perfect 6-0 record, earning his third consecutive win and striking out six in 5.2 innings.

South Bend Cubs (28-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-8.0)

South Bend snapped a three-game skid, topping Fort Wayne in the series finale, 7-4.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.269) finished 3-for-4 with a three-run homer (3) and a stolen base (26).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.279) went 2-for-5 with a double (17), an RBI (27), a stolen base (29) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.247) had two doubles (16), drove in one (31) and scored once.
  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.272) went 3-for-4, scored twice and swiped two bags (5).
  • 2B David Bote (.258) went 1-for-4 and crushed a solo homer in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to six games (8-for-24/.333).

Eugene Emeralds (14-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene surrendered two runs in the ninth and ultimately fell to Spokane in the 11th inning, 4-3.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.272) continued his tear with a 2-for-4 day that included a triple and one run scored. He has a 16-game hitting streak (.356/26-for-73) with 18 runs scored in that stretch.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.280) went 1-for-5, knocked a double (8), plated one (24) and scored once, extended his hitting streak to five games (.320/8-for-25).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.313) picked up his 12th RBI and added a hit.

Mesa Cubs (14-8)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-0.5)

Mesa scored in the 11th inning to best the AZL Giants, 1-0. Each team recorded just five hits.

  • 3B Ho-young Son (.667) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk in his first outing with Mesa.
  • LF Roberto Caro (.255) finished 1-for-3 and swiped a base (8).
  • DH Carlos Jimenez (.232) and C Marcus Mastrobuoni (.171) each recorded a hit.
  • RHP Duane Underwood (0.00) made his second scoreless start with Mesa, allowing just two hits in 3.0 frames.
  • RHP Jared Cheek (0.00) tossed 2.0 hitless innings of relief and fanned four batters.
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