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Cubs Minor League Report: 4/24/16

Tennessee cruised to a win, Myrtle Beach made the most of its hits, and South Bend claimed a victory in extras on Sunday. Iowa couldn’t complete the day’s sweep. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (6-10)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.0)

Iowa dropped its second straight game, allowing 14 hits in a 13-5 setback against Oklahoma City.

  • C Tim Federowicz (.310) went 1 for 3 with a walk and a three-run homer (1). He has scored a run in three straight games.
  • 3B Kristopher Negron (.302) went 2 for 4 with a solo homer, his second longball of the season.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.269) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (9-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Tennessee evened up its season record at 9-9 with a 9-4 victory over Mobile. It was the Smokies’ third straight win.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.239) went 3 for 5 with a homer (3), two runs scored and a stolen base (7). He is 6 for 14 with two homers in the first three games of the series.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.344) also tallied three hits, going 3 for 5 with two runs scored, one RBI (5) and a stolen base (8). Young has gone 10 for 19 with five walks in his last five games.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.396) and LF Mark Zagunis (.240) each finished 1 for 3 with two walks.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (1 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) and LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) each tossed scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-8)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach scored four runs on just three hits in a 4-2 win over visiting Carolina.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.301) went 1 for 3 with two RBI (15).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.313) drew three walks in four plate appearances and drove in a run (15).
  • CF Trey Martin (.143) finished 0 for 1, but he recorded two walks and two runs scored.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (3.45 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings, fanning five in the win. He has allowed just two earned runs in 10.2 innings over his last two starts.

South Bend Cubs (11-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

South Bend rallied for its fifth straight win, scoring a run in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game before winning in walk-off fashion in the 10th, 7-6 over Fort Wayne. The Cubs trailed 6-0 in the fifth inning.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.277) went 3 for 6 with a run scored and two RBI (11), including the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th. He has hit safely in five straight games (8 for 20).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.369) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 with a walk, a triple (5), two runs scored and two RBI (13). It was his third straight multi-hit game.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.276) and SS Bryant Flete (.319) each had two hits and a run scored.
  • LHP John Williamson (2.1 IP, 1 H) and RHP Craig Brooks (2.1 IP, 2 H, 4 SO) combined for 4.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Second Homestand Events and Promotions: April 26-May 1, 2016

ArrietaNoHit(Photo by Jaime Sabau/Getty Images)

The Chicago Cubs will look to continue their hot start to the season as they host the Milwaukee Brewers April 26-28 and the Atlanta Braves April 29-May 1. The club’s 12-4 record through its first 16 games of the season equals the team’s best start in more than 100 years. The Cubs also went 12‐4 to begin the season in 1908, 1913 and 1970.

As fans enter Wrigley Field this homestand, they will notice a new outfield sign for Nuveen Investments located in left field between the foul pole and video board. Nuveen, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions and individual investors, has been a partner of the Cubs since 2005. Their Legacy Partnership includes naming rights to the Nuveen Investments Suite Level at Wrigley Field, plus other in-park signage and special events.

Prior to the first game of the homestand Tuesday, April 26, Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta will be recognized pregame for his second career no-hitter, achieved Thursday night during a 16-0 victory over the Reds in Cincinnati.

Former Cubs pitcher and 17-year MLB veteran Milt Pappas, who passed away Tuesday, will be honored with a moment of silence before Tuesday’s game as well.

Several Cubs players will receive their 2015 Esurance MLB Awards prior to the game Thursday, April 28. Jake Arrieta was named Best Starting Pitcher and Best Breakout Player; Kris Bryant was named Best Rookie; and Joe Maddon was named Best Manager.

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

Promotional Items
On Friday, April 29, up to the first 10,000 early arriving fans will receive a Cubs “Minors to Majors” T-Shirt presented by Tennessee Smoky Mountains.

The following day, April 30, up to the first 10,000 fans will receive a Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion.

Food Specials
Hot Doug’s continues its rotating offerings each homestand at Platform 14, located behind the center-field scoreboard in the Budweiser Bleachers. The Dave Rosello is an Argentinian pork and bacon sausage topped with chimichurri and smoked Swiss cheese. The Steve Trachsel is a tequila and black bean chicken sausage topped with jalapeño mustard and pico de gallo. These new offerings join the Champ Summers, which is a Vienna Beef spicy polish sausage with Goose Island beer mustard and crispy fried onions.

“Let’s Give” Cubs Charities Events
The annual Bricks and Ivy Ball, which is Cubs Charities’ primary fundraising event, takes place after Thursday’s game, April 28. This year’s sold-out gala will feature an island theme at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom. Cubs players, coaches, alumni, owners and management will be in attendance for an evening of musical entertainment, cocktails and dinner. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on unique live and silent auction items. Net proceeds benefit Cubs Charities. For more information, visit cubs.com/bricksandivy.

Manager Joe Maddon is once again supporting Chicago nonprofit organizations through his “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative. After every Friday home game, Maddon represents a different Chicago nonprofit by wearing the organization’s T-shirt during his postgame press conference. On Friday, April 29, Maddon will represent Action for Healthy Kids, a group that fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places so kids can live healthier lives.

Homestand Recap, April 26-May 1
Tuesday, April 26, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.

  • Pregame: Jake Arrieta no-hitter recognition
  • Pregame: Moment of silence for former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas
  • First pitches: NFL Network personalities Kurt Warner and Mike Mayock
  • Seventh-inning stretch: NFL Network personalities Rich Eisen, Steve Mariucci and Melissa Stark
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Wednesday, April 27, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: NFL Network personalities Maurice Jones-Drew and Ike Taylor
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Thursday, April 28, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:20 p.m.

  • Pregame: Presentation of 2015 Esurance MLB Awards
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Cubs Charities Bricks and Ivy Ball

Friday, April 29, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Cubs “Minors to Majors” T-Shirt presented by Tennessee Smoky Mountains (up to first 10,000 fans)
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: Music artist and producer Warren G
  • Broadcast: CSN, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Saturday, April 30, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:20 p.m.

  • Promotion: Ron Santo Replica Statue presented by TransUnion (up to first 10,000 fans)
  • First pitch: WWE Superstar and Chicago native Danielle Moinet, aka “Summer Rae”
  • Broadcast: ABC 7, 670 The Score, Cubs.com

Sunday, May 1, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:20 p.m.

  • First pitches: WWE 16-time World Champion Ric Flair and WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte
  • Broadcast: WGN-TV, 670 The Score, Cubs.com
  • Postgame: Kids Run the Bases (first 1,000 kids 13-and-under)

Cubs Lineup: 4/22/16 vs. Reds

Cubs at Reds — Great American Ball Park
First Pitch: 6:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP (1-1, 2.21 ERA)
Reds Starter: Jon Moscot, RHP (0-0, 4.76 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. Javy Baez, 3B
7. Addison Russell, SS
8. David Ross, C
9. Jon Lester, P

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/21/16

Myrtle Beach picked up a big win in walk-off fashion, while South Bend also came out on top Thursday. Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going in a loss, and Iowa’s game was suspended due to rain.

Tennessee Smokies (6-9)
Southern league (Double-A)
Third Place (-4.5)

The Smokies could not muster an extra-base hit and fell to Montgomery, 8-1.

  • C Taylor Davis (.308) was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI (6). This marks his second multi-hit game of the season.
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.200) finished 1 for 4 with a run scored. He has a nine-game on-base streak, with nine walks over the stretch.
  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.410) went 1 for 4 to extend his 14-game hitting streak. He leads the Southern League in batting average.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Yasiel Balaguert hit a walk-off three-run homer to lift Myrtle Beach to a 6-5 victory over Carolina.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (4.15 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings of work, striking out two.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.306) went 3 for 4 with his walk-off homer, two runs scored, four RBI (12) and a walk. His 12 RBI this season are third-most in the Carolina League.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.327) was 2 for 4 with one RBI (7). It’s his fifth multi-hit game of the year.
  • LF Shawon Dunston Jr. (.190) collected a pair of extra-base hits, going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and a triple (3).
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) picked up his second win of the season, pitching a pair of scoreless frames. The right-hander has not allowed a run in his 5.1 innings of work this year.

South Bend Cubs (8-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend won its second straight game, collecting nine hits in a 7-2 victory over Fort Wayne.

  • LHP Ryan Kellogg (2.35) surrendered just three hits and no earned runs in six innings. He fanned three batters in the win.
  • DH Eddy Martinez (.245) was 2 for 4 with a homer, two RBI (9) and two runs scored. It’s his second straight two-hit game.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.314) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and pair of RBI (6). It’s his first three-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (1.2 IP, 2 SO) picked up his second save of the season. He’s holding opposing batters to a .094 average against (3-for-32).

Cubs Lineup: 4/21/16 vs. Reds

Cubs at Reds — Great American Ball Park
First Pitch: 6:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP (3-0, 1.23 ERA)
Reds Starter: Brandon Finnegan, LHP (1-0, 2.04 ERA)
TV: CSN+; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/20/16

Cubs affiliates won two and dropped two Wednesday, with both Myrtle Beach and South Bend coming out on top. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-8)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa dropped its second straight contest, falling in walk-off fashion at New Orleans, 3-2.

  • CF Albert Almora (.368) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and a solo homer, his first longball of the season. He has hit safely in six-straight games (.478/11 for 23), including two straight three-hit games.
  • RF Juan Perez (.280) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer, his first of the season.
  • LF Matt Murton (.400) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 in his first start of the season.
  • RHP Drew Rucinski struck out 10 batters, one shy of his career high.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (1 IP, 1 SO) struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (6-8)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-3.5)

The Smokies allowed three runs in the ninth inning to drop a 6-5 decision to the Biscuits.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.326) went a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk, an RBI (4) and two stolen bases (7). He has swiped two bases in three straight games.
  • C David Freitas (.278) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 SO) and RHP Juan Paniagua (2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB) combined for 4.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Winston-Salem, 4-1.

  • SS Daniel Lockhart (.143) went 2 for 4 with a double (1) and a run scored.
  • 2B David Bote (.294) hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth and finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (3).
  • RHP Zach Hedges has allowed just two earned runs in 13.2 innings over his last two starts.
  • RHP James Farris (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) tossed 2 scoreless frames to collect his second save. He has allowed just three hits and one run in 10 innings this season, fanning 15 and walking one.

South Bend Cubs (7-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend scored four runs in both the first and third innings, cruising to an 8-4 win over Bowling Green.

  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.455) went 3 for 4 with a double (1) and an RBI (4). He has hit safely in all six games this season (10 for 22), including three multi-hit efforts.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.224) went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI (7).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • RHP Craig Brooks (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO) struck out five batters in 2 scoreless innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/19/16

Only Tennessee picked up a win Tuesday, as Iowa fell behind early, Myrtle Beach lost in walk-off fashion, and South Bend left too many on base. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-7)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa fell behind 6-0 after three innings and could not claw back, falling 7-5 at New Orleans.

  • CF Albert Almora (.324) went 3 for 4 with a run scored, an RBI (4) and a stolen base (1). He has hit safely in five straight games (8 for 19).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.262) went 3 for 5 with a triple (1), a run scored and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.405) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (4), two walks and two runs scored. He has hit safely in 10 of 11 games and has a .500 OBP in 44 plate appearances.
  • C Willson Contreras (.421) scored a run in his fifth straight game, going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (6-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

The Smokies tallied nine runs on just seven hits in a 9-3 win over visiting Montgomery. The Smokies have won back-to-back contests for the first time this season.

  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.452) led the offense, going 2 for 4 with two homers (4) and four RBI, including a three-run shot in the fourth inning. Earlier in the week, Rademacher was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 7-17.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.182) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI (2).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.262) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases (5), his second straight game with two steals.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (6-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach blew a three-run, eighth-inning lead, falling in walk-off fashion in the ninth, 6-5, at Winston-Salem. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pelicans.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.50 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out two in the no-decision.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.130) went 1 for 4 with his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the first.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.278) also recorded his first longball, going 2 for 4 with a solo homer.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.341) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to eight games (.433/13 for 30).

South Bend Cubs (6-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but just one run in a 12-1 setback at home vs. Bowling Green.

  • 3B Andrew Ely (.270) went 3 for 4 with a double (1), in his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.394) extended his hitting streak to four games (9 for 18), going 3 for 5.
  • DH P.J. Higgins (.278) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • C Ian Rice (.400) also went 2 for 4.

Cubs Lineup: 4/20/16 vs. Cardinals

Cubs at Cardinals — Busch Stadium
First Pitch: 12:45 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP (1-1, 2.48 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Carlos Martinez, RHP (2-0, 3.46 ERA)
TV: CSN, MLB Network (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Jason Heyward, RF
3. Ben Zobrist, 2B
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
5. Kris Bryant, LF
6. Tommy La Stella, 3B
7. Miguel Montero, C
8. Javy Baez, SS
9. Kyle Hendricks, P

Former Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas dies at age 76

Pappas(Photo by Stephen Green)

Chicago Cubs Executive Chairman Tom Ricketts has issued the following statement on the passing of Milt Pappas, 76, who was a 17-year MLB veteran and pitched for the Cubs from 1970-1973.

“The Cubs organization is sad to learn of the passing of Milt Pappas, who not only had a special place on the field with the team in the early 1970s, but also maintained a relationship with Cubs fans as a frequent guest at Wrigley Field, the Cubs Convention and other team events. Milt will forever be remembered for one of the most dramatic pitching performances in team history as he delivered a no-hitter that neared perfection in 1972. Pappas ended his impressive career wearing a Cubs uniform and we will always consider him part of the Chicago Cubs family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends, relatives and fans as we mourn this loss.”

Over his career, Pappas went 209-164 with a 3.40 ERA between Baltimore (1957-65), Cincinnati (1966-68), Atlanta (1968-70) and the Cubs.

Cubs Lineup: 4/19/16 vs. Cardinals

Cubs at Cardinals — Busch Stadium
First Pitch: 7:15 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP (1-0, 0.75 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Jaime Garcia, LHP (1-0, 2.40 ERA)
TV: CSN+, MLB Network (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

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

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