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Cubs Minor League Report: 4/28/16

Iowa powered past its opponent Thursday, but Tennessee couldn’t overcome a bad inning and South Bend dropped both games of the doubleheader. Myrtle Beach was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (8-11)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-5.0)

Ryan Kalish finished a homer shy of the cycle as the I-Cubs topped Colorado Springs, 10-5.

  • RF Ryan Kalish (.413) went 3 for 4 with a double (4), a triple (2), an RBI (4), a walk and four runs scored. His four runs marked his best output since Aug. 9, 2009.
  • C Willson Contreras (.368) was 0 for 1 with four walks, an RBI (8) and two runs scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.362) finished 3 for 5 with a three-run homer (3). He has had three-straight multi-hit games.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (IP, BB, 2 SO) has not allowed a run in his eight innings of work this season.

Tennessee Smokies (11-10)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Tennessee could not recover from Biloxi’s four-run fourth inning and fell 6-5.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.247) was 2 for 5 with a solo home run (4) and two runs scored.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.219) went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (5).
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.339) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and an RBI (10).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.384) finished 2 for 5 with an RBI (7) and a run scored.

South Bend Cubs (12-8)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

The SB-Cubs fell in a pair of seven-inning games to Quad Cities. The doubleheader was played to make up for Wednesday’s postponed game (rain). South Bend committed three errors en route to an 11-2 setback in Game One. The SB-Cubs outhit Quad Cities in Game Two, but lost 3-0.

  • DH P.J. Higgins (.310) was 2 for 3 in the first game and had three hits overall on the day.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.296) went 2 for 6 on the day with a double in Game One.
  • Three SB-Cubs hit doubles in Game Two.
  • DH Eloy Jimenez (.288) was 1 for 3 in the second game with his fifth double of the season.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.444) and 1B Matt Rose (.140) both went 1 for 3 with their first doubles of the season.
  • South Bend was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in Game Two.

Bricks and Ivy Ball raises $1.65 million for Cubs Charities

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On Thursday night, guests gathered at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom to show their support for Cubs Charities at the sixth annual Bricks and Ivy Ball. The event raised more than $1.65 million, a fundraising record since the inception of the event, to support Cubs Charities’ programs. The sold-out benefit featured 2016 Chicago Cubs players, owners, alumni and executives who mingled with the more than 800 guests in attendance.

Cubs Charities sponsors three Signature Programs to further its mission to increase access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. The Cubs on the Move Fitness Program promotes a fitness plan and healthy eating campaign while encouraging kids to “Play Every Day.” The Cubs Charities Diamond Project expands opportunities for children to play baseball by creating or preserving green space and baseball facilities. Finally, the Cubs Scholars Program has enrolled 20 scholars and committed $400,000 in scholarships to these Chicago-area high school students, coupled with mentorship by Cubs associates and a program that promotes academic achievement and encourages post-secondary educational advancement.

“The generosity of our fans, players and corporate friends at this year’s sold-out Bricks and Ivy Ball is truly amazing,” said Cubs Charities Board Chair Laura Ricketts. “We are proud of the impact we continue to make in the community by helping to build and improve ballparks, provide academic scholarships and engage children in fitness programs across Chicago. This has been a very productive year, and we look forward to building an even brighter future for Chicago’s next generation of All-Stars.”

Last year, the Cubs, Cubs Charities and Cubs Care combined to support donations of more than $3.4 million and thousands of autographed items, experiences and tickets to deserving nonprofit organizations. For more information, please visit cubscharities.org.

Cubs Lineup: April 29 vs. Braves

Cubs vs. Braves — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 p.m.
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP (2-1, 1.98 ERA)
Braves Starter: Aaron Blair, RHP (0-1, 5.06 ERA)
TV: CSN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Jorge Soler, LF
6. Javy Baez, 3B
7. Addison Russell, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Jon Lester, P

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/27/16

It was a quiet night for Cubs affiliates, as only Myrtle Beach took the field Wednesday. Iowa and Tennessee had the afternoon off, while South Bend was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s abbreviated Cubs minor league action.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach had a pair of home runs in a 5-1 win over Potomac.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.319) went 2 for 4 with a two-run homer in the first inning. He has 10 RBI in his last nine games.
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.147) added a two-run homer in the fifth inning and finished 1 for 4.
  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.226) collected his third multi-hit game in his last four contests, going 2 for 4 with a double (3), a run scored and an RBI (1).
  • RHP Daury Torrez (2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 5 SO) struck out five batters in two scoreless innings.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (2.16 ERA) pitched six strong innings, giving up one earned run and fanning six to get the win. He has allowed three earned runs in 19.2 innings over his last three starts.

Cubs Lineup: 4/28/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs vs. Brewers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 p.m.
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP (4-0, 0.87 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Tyler Jungmann, RHP (0-3, 8.47 ERA)
TV: CSN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Kris Bryant, LF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
6.  Tommy La Stella, 3B
7.  Addison Russell, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Jake Arrieta, P

Arrieta, Cubs players honored for latest no-hit effort

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Jake Arrieta is a prime example of how history can repeat itself.

On April 21, the 2015 NL Cy Young Award winner tossed a no-hitter in a 16-0 victory against the division-rival Reds. The no-hit effort was the second of the right-hander’s career—and the second in his last 11 regular-season starts.

To commemorate his historic outing, Cartier honored the Cubs ace with a watch, as well as an engraved case. The rest of the team received some bling as well in the form a Shinola watch, which was sitting in each player and personnel member’s locker prior to yesterday’s game.

Though he’d be the first to admit he wasn’t as crisp this time around as he was in his Aug. 30, 2015, no-no against the Dodgers in Los Angeles, Arrieta still managed to fan six hitters despite four walks. He even helped his cause on the offensive side with a pair of hits and a walk in five plate appearances. Prior to his start Wednesday, he was 4-0 on the year with a 0.87 ERA and a 0.66 WHIP.

Cubs Lineup: 4/27/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs vs. Brewers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP (4-0, 0.87 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Tyler Jungmann, RHP (0-3, 8.47 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Kris Bryant, LF
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
6.  Tommy La Stella, 3B
7.  Addison Russell, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Jake Arrieta, P

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/26/16

Tennessee rolled and South Bend extended its winning streak Tuesday, while Iowa and Myrtle Beach couldn’t do enough to secure wins. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (7-11)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.0)

The I-Cubs outhit Oklahoma City but were not able to overcome a three-run Dodgers homer in the third inning, dropping the final game of the series, 4-2.

  • LF Matt Murton (.250) was 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (6). It was his second straight two-hit game.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.362) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (5).
  • CF Albert Almora (.344) was also 2 for 4.
  • RHP Miguel Mejia (1.1 IP, 3 SO), RHP Felix Peña (2 IP, 3 SO) and LHP C.J. Riefenhauser (1 IP) combined to throw 4.1 hitless innings to finish the game. Mejia and Peña fanned six batters in their 3.1 innings of work.

Tennessee Smokies (11-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

Led by Jeimer Candelario’s six-RBI performance, the Smokies triumphed over Mobile, 11-2.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.217) led the way, going 2 for 3 with a double (5), a three-run homer (2), two walks and two runs scored. He tied a career-high with six RBI (April 28, 2014 with Single-A Daytona).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.382) went 3 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • RF Anthony Giansanti (.231) was 1 for 1 with a solo homer (1), a walk and two runs scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.259) finished 2 for 3 with a double (4), two RBI (8), two walks and a run scored.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (5.82) picked up his first win of the season, giving up two earned runs in five innings.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), RHP Juan Paniagua (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and RHP Josh Conway (1 IP, 1 BB) combined to toss four scoreless innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach went 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and fell to Potomac, 7-4.

  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.185) went 2 for 3 with a double (2), a triple (1), two runs scored and a walk. It’s his second two-hit game of the season.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.246) was 1 for 4 with an RBI (8) and managed to accumulate three outfield assists as well.
  • LHP Jordan Minch (1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 1 SO) tossed a scoreless eighth inning.

South Bend Cubs (12-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

The SB-Cubs extended their winning streak to six games as they topped Quad Cities, 7-5. The streak is the longest since South Bend became a Cubs affiliate in 2015.

  • DH Daniel Spingola (.377) went 2 for 4 with a double (4), two RBI (7), a HBP and a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to nine games.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.357) was 1 for 5 with a triple (6) and an RBI (14). He leads the Midwest League in extra-base hits (13).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.286) collected a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (12) and a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to six games.
  • RHP Casey Bloomquist (3.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) tossed three frames of one-hit, no-run ball.

Cubs Lineup: 4/26/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs vs. Brewers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP (1-2, 4.00 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Jimmy Nelson, RHP (3-1, 3.46 ERA)
TV: CSN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Ben Zobrist, 2B
6. Jorge Soler, LF
7. Miguel Montero, C
8. Addison Russell, SS
9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/25/16

Iowa and Tennessee were the only Cubs affiliates in action Monday, and both managed to pick up wins. Myrtle Beach and South Bend had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (7-10)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-5.0)

Seven I-Cubs batters recorded multi-hit games as Iowa rolled to a 13-6 victory over Oklahoma City.

  • LF John Andreoli (.210) connected on his first two homers of the season, going 3 for 5 with two runs scored and a career-high four RBI (10). It marked his first career multi-homer game.
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) also had a three-hit game, going 3 for 5 with a double (4), two runs scored and an RBI (8). He has three three-hit efforts in his last seven games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.352) went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer, two walks, three runs scored and three RBI (14).
  • RF Ryan Kalish (.390), C Willson Contreras (.375), 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.255) and SS Kristopher Negron (.310) all added multi-hit efforts to lead Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (10-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

The Smokies claimed their fourth straight victory, topping host Mobile, 6-5.

  • 1B Victor Caratini (.235) went 2 for 4 with a double (3), a walk and a career-high four RBI. He hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give Tennessee the lead.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.359) reached base four times, going 2 for 3 with a triple (1), two walks, one run scored and a stolen base (9). Prior to the game, he was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 18-24 after batting .480 (12-for-25) with a double, two RBI, seven walks and seven stolen bases in seven games.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.243) finished 1 for 3 with a double (5), two walks, two runs scored and a stolen base (8). He has hit safely in four straight games and nine of the last 10.
  • RHP Paul Blackburn was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for April 18-24 after going 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/15.0 IP) in two starts.
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