Results tagged ‘ Chicago Cubs ’

Cubs Lineup: 6/15/15

Cubs vs. Indians – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP
Indians Starter: Trevor Bauer, RHP
TV: WPWR-TV; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

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

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/14/15

It was a good day for Cubs affiliates as all four teams picked up wins Sunday. Iowa won in extras, Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were carried by solid pitching and South Bend ended a losing streak. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (33-29)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa took three of four games from visiting Colorado Springs, winning the finale, 8-7 in 10 innings.

  • RHP Dallas Beeler (7.57) gave up one earned run in 5.0 innings, striking out six in the no-decision.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.249) hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, finishing 1-for-5 with a run and RBI.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.277) started the scoring with a three-run homer (8) in the first inning, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk, home run, run scored and three RBI (28).
  • CF John Andreoli (.292) reached base four times, going 2-for-3 with two walks, one run scored and an RBI (8).
  • RHP Gonzalez Germen improved to 4-0 as he tossed 2.0 scoreless innings (0 H, 1 SO).

Tennessee Smokies (34-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

The Smokies collected their second straight win, topping host Jacksonville, 4-1.

  • Making his second rehab start, RHP Jacob Turner (2.00) threw 63 pitches in 5.0 scoreless innings.
  • CF Albert Almora (.249) went 2-for-5 with a double (8) and run scored.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.272) went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI (19) and a stolen base (6). He has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games and is batting .350 (14-for-40) in June.
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.318) went 0-for-2 but tied a season high with three walks and scored a run.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.232) scored two runs, going 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI (22).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Pelicans surrendered just two hits as they rolled past visiting Lynchburg, 7-1.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.303) went 2-for-5 with a double (13), run scored and two RBI (24).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.276) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI (14).
  • CF Trey Martin (.240) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, his sixth multi-hit game.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.62) surrendered one earned run in 6.0 innings in the win. He has gone 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA (3 ER/16.0 IP) in three June starts.
  • RHP James Pugliese (1.56) has gone at least 2.0 innings in 14 of his 19 relief appearances and has held the opponent scoreless in 10 of those outings.

South Bend Cubs (27-34)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-9.0)

South Bend snapped a five-game losing skid, defeating host Peoria, 7-3.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.319) collected a career-best five hits as he went 5-for-5 with a double (11), two-run homer (1), two runs scored and three RBI (35).
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.295) went 3-for-5 with a double (12) and run scored. Balaguert has hit safely in five straight games (9-for-22), including two three-hit efforts.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.259) went 2-for-5 with a double (7) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Jesse Hodges (.238) went 2-for-4, his 10th multi-hit game of the season.

Cubs Lineup: 6/12/15

Cubs vs. Reds – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 3:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Reds Starter: Johnny Cueto, RHP
TV: WGN; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

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

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/11/15

Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were the only squads that took the field Thursday, though neither was able to pick up the win. Both Iowa and South Bend were rained out, which each team playing a doubleheader Friday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Tennessee Smokies (32-28)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

Tennessee dropped the series opener at Jacksonville, 5-2. The Smokies were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.274) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.191) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.234) went 1-for-1 with a walk and a RBI (21).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (0.00) drew a no-decision in his first outing with the Smokies, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-24)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

Myrtle Beach fell to Frederick in the series finale, 7-4. The two teams split the four-game series, 2-2.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.308) went 2-for-5 with two doubles (12) and one run scored. It marked his second consecutive multi-hit game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 1-for-4 with two RBI (13) and scored once.
  • 3B Chesny Young (.373) went 2-for-4 with a double (3) and a walk, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game (6-for-12/.500).
  • C Victor Caratini (.253) went 2-for-5 and scored once, improving his hitting streak to four games.

Cubs Lineup: 6/11/15

Cubs vs. Reds – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
Reds Starter: Michael Lorenzen, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Starlin Castro, SS
6. Chris Coghlan, LF
7. Junior Lake, RF
8. Tsuyoshi Wada, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/10/15

Myrtle Beach won in extra innings Wednesday, but South Bend gave up a few runs late in a loss. Meanwhile, Iowa had the day off and Tennessee was postponed due to a sprinkler system malfunction. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Pelicans prevailed over host Frederick, 9-6 in 11 innings. The teams combined to score 10 runs in the final three innings with four Pelicans registered three-hit games.

  • RHP Duane Underwood (2.08) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.305) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI (24).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.253) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-16) with a three-hit game, going 3-for-6 with three RBI (34).
  • CF Trey Martin (.243) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and a stolen base (8).
  • RF Kevin Brown (.237) went 3-for-5 with a run scored, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.272) and 3B Chesny Young (.367) each went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs.

South Bend Cubs (26-31)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-8.0)

South Bend surrendered three runs in the eighth inning, falling 6-4 at Burlington.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.291) went 3-for-4 with two doubles (10), one run and one RBI (28).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.315) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (32) and a stolen base (9). He’s scored a run in four of the last five games.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.218) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a triple (2), walk and two runs scored.

Cubs Lineup: 6/10/15

Cubs vs. Tigers – Comerica Park
First Pitch: 6:08 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, RHP
Tigers Starter: Shane Green, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineups
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, C
5. Chris Coghlan, LF
6. Starlin Castro, SS
7. Mike Baxter, DH
8. Chris Denorfia, RF
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Lineup: 6/9/15

Cubs vs. Tigers – Comerica Park
First Pitch: 6:08 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, LHP
Tigers Starter: Anibal Sanchez, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineups
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Miguel Montero, DH
5. Chris Denorfia, LF
6. Starlin Castro, SS
7. Junior Lake, RF
8. David Ross, C
9. Addison Russell, 2B

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/8/15

Iowa was the only affiliate in action Monday, but the I-Cubs represented the organization well with a victory. Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all rained out yesterday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (30-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa recorded just four hits, topping Memphis, 2-1. The I-Cubs lead the four-game series, 2-1.

  • PH Rafael Lopez (.264) went 1-for-1 and drove in the winning run (16) in the eighth inning.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.281) went 1-for-4 with a double (6) and one run scored.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.276) went 1-for-3 and scored off a fielding error in the first inning.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (8.31) tossed his second quality start of the campaign, giving up just one hit and fanning a season-high eight batters in 6.0 innings of work.

Cubs Sixth Homestand Events and Promotions: 6/11/15-6/16/15

Country-Day-Cubs-Cap

The Cubs return to Wrigley Field to host a pair of Ohio teams in their next homestand as the Reds visit June 11-14 and the Indians start up an Interleague series June 15-16. The right-field section of the Budweiser Bleachers returns June 11 as well, completing the full complement of seating for the restored and expanded Budweiser Bleachers. Work will continue through early July to finalize additional amenities and concessions, including Platform 14—a new outdoor concession area located behind the historic center-field scoreboard.

Budweiser Bleacher Fridays continue this homestand with Country Day, June 12, where each fan in the bleachers 21-and-older will receive a Country Cap presented by Budweiser. Country Day includes country music, décor and entertainment, including bag toss games available in the new Right Field Porch before first pitch. One set of fans will be awarded an entry into the Jason Motte Foundation’s Chicago Cornhole Challenge Sept. 19.

This Friday also marks the return of the team’s #BudFridays social media contest. Fans 21-and-older in the Budweiser Bleachers are encouraged to wear their favorite country attire Friday and share photos on Twitter and Instagram using the #BudFridays hashtag. One creative winner will be selected from all eligible entries to receive four tickets to the next Budweiser Bleacher Friday event (Red, White and Brew, July 3). Official rules, prize value and details are available at the team’s #BudFridays contest page.

Fans will also have the opportunity to help their community while meeting Cubs players, wives and alumni during several events this homestand. On Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m., Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta presents Catch in the Confines, where he will host a meet-and-greet with participants, take photos and sign autographs. Families, friends and fans of all ages will have the opportunity to spend 50 minutes playing catch in the outfield, visiting the batting cage and chatting in the dugout. Proceeds will benefit the Cubs Scholars program, which offers scholarships and mentoring to deserving students in need. Tickets make for a great Father’s Day gift and are available at cubs.com/catch.

During Saturday evening’s game, from 5 p.m. through the second inning, Cubs wives will sell autographed mystery baseballs on the concourse near Gate F. Proceeds will benefit Cubs Charities.

Following the homestand on Thursday, June 18, the Wood Family Foundation will join Cubs Charities to host the Kerry and Friends Battle of the Bats Home Run Derby. Kerry Wood and other Cubs alumni will coach players to swing for the fences while competing for the ultimate title of Home Run Derby Champion. Fundraising will benefit underserved youth in Chicago through Cubs Charities and the Wood Family Foundation. Roster spots are nearly sold out, so interested participants should register soon at cubs.com/derby.

Ticket availability is limited for Friday and Saturday’s games. Fans may check availability for each game this homestand at cubs.com or 800-THE-CUBS (800-843-2827). Highlights of the homestand follow.

Promotions
Budweiser Bleacher Fridays continue at Wrigley Field with Country Day, June 12, as all Budweiser Bleacher guests 21-and-older receive a Country Cap presented by Budweiser. Country Day includes special entertainment, music and promotions.

The first 10,000 fans at the game Saturday, June 13, will receive a Joe Maddon Cubs Debut Bobblehead presented by Pepsi.

Kids Sundays continue June 14, when the first 5,000 children 13-and-younger will receive a Joe Maddon OYO Dugout Set.

Guests and Entertainment
On Thursday, June 11, USA Swimming Men’s National Team members Conor Dwyer and Cullen Jones will throw ceremonial first pitches and lead the seventh-inning stretch. Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller will throw a first pitch as well.

On Friday, June 12, Chicago Bears 2015 first-round draft choice wide receiver Kevin White will throw a ceremonial first pitch. US 99.5 FM Country Music hosts Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray will lead the seventh-inning stretch to coincide with Country Day in the Budweiser Bleachers.

University of Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey will throw a first pitch and lead the stretch Saturday, June 13.

Chicago Bears safety Ryan Mundy will throw a first pitch Sunday, June 14.

Solo artist and lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, will lead the stretch Monday, June 15.

Bradley University director of athletics Dr. Chris Reynolds will throw a first pitch Tuesday, June 16, while former Cubs outfielder Bob Dernier will lead the stretch.

Food Specials
The Decade Diner, located in the right-field concourse, will serve a Footlong Chili Cheese Dog, which features a footlong Vienna Beef hot dog served with traditional Cincinnati chili, diced onions, cheddar cheese and yellow mustard. A Blackened Tilapia Po’boy also will be available, featuring Cajun-spiced tilapia, shredded crisp lettuce, sliced tomatoes and Cajun aioli on a toasted hoagie roll.

Homestand Recap, June 11-16
Thursday, June 11 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:05 p.m.

  • Reopening of the right field Budweiser Bleachers
  • First pitch: Professional golfer Fuzzy Zoeller
  • First pitches and seventh-inning stretch: USA Swimming Men’s National Team members Conor Dwyer and Cullen Jones
  • Broadcast: CSN, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Friday, June 12 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 3:05 p.m.

  • Budweiser Bleacher Fridays: Country Day
  • Country Cap presented by Budweiser (all Budweiser Bleacher guests 21-and-older)
  • First pitch: Chicago Bears 2015 first-round draft choice, wide receiver Kevin White
  • Seventh-inning stretch: US 99.5 FM Country Music hosts Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray
  • Broadcast: WGN, WBBM 780-AM, WRTO 1200-AM Spanish Radio, Cubs.com
  • Postgame press conference: Joe Maddon’s “Respect Community” charity T-shirt initiative, Cubs Care Girls Fast Pitch RBI Softball

Saturday, June 13 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:15 p.m.

  • Promotion: Joe Maddon Cubs Debut Bobblehead presented by Pepsi (first 10,000 fans)
  • First pitch and seventh-inning stretch: University of Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey
  • Broadcast: FOX, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Sunday, June 14 vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:08 p.m.

  • Promotion: Joe Maddon OYO Dugout Set (first 5,000 children 13-and-younger)
  • First pitch: Chicago Bears safety Ryan Mundy
  • Broadcast: ESPN (Baseball Tonight filming live pregame), ESPN Radio, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Monday, June 15 vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

  • Seventh-inning stretch: Solo artist and lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers
  • Broadcast: WPWR, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com

Tuesday, June 16 vs. Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

  • First pitch: Bradley University director of athletics Dr. Chris Reynolds
  • Seventh-inning stretch: Former Cubs outfielder Bob Dernier
  • Broadcast: CSN+, WBBM 780-AM, Cubs.com
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