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Cubs Lineup: 8/19/16 vs. Rockies

Cubs vs. Rockies — Coors Field
First Pitch: 7:40 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (11-7, 2.19 ERA)
Rockies Starter: Tyler Anderson, lhp (4-4, 3.42 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Jorge Soler, rf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Matt Szczur, lf
7. Willson Contreras, c
8. Javy Baez, 2b
9. Kyle Hendricks, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/18/16

Iowa and Eugene continued their impressive winning streaks Thursday, while South Bend rallied late for a victory. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (57-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-14.0)

Iowa won its sixth straight game, defeating host Sacramento, 4-3.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.312) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, his second-straight game with a homer. He has hit safely in six straight games (.407/11-for-27) with four multi-hit efforts. He has reached base in 25-straight games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.269) went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, his first-career homer in 222 minor-league games.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.288) went 2-for-4, his fourth multi-hit game in his last six contests.
  • RHP Josh Collmenter made his first start in the Cubs organization.
  • LHP Joe Thatcher (1 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) also made his Cubs debut.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 SO) collected the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (20-31)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies scored six runs in the final two frames, but still suffered an 11-7 setback vs. Jacksonville.

  • LF Chesny Young (.300) went 4-for-5 with a double (20), two runs and one RBI (29). This marked his fifth four-hit game of the season.
  • C Victor Caratini (.297) went 3-for-5 with two RBI (45).
  • PH Kelly Dugan (.237) hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.275) went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (5). He extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

Myrtle Beach’s game vs. Winston-Salem was cancelled due to rain and will not be made up.

South Bend Cubs (35-18)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.5)South Bend scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to defeat host Bowling Green, 6-4.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.222) homered for the second-straight game, going 2-for-4 with a solo shot, two runs scored and two RBI (33).
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.220) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (7).
  • C Alberto Mineo (.243) went 2-for-5 with a double (5) and a run scored.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.199) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (9).

Eugene Emeralds (16-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+5.0)

Eugene won its 14th straight game, tying the Northwest League record for consecutive wins. The Ems defeated visiting Boise, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel.

  • DH Trent Giambrone (.286) went 3-for-3 with two doubles (10) and a run scored. He has gone 6-for-10 with three runs scored in his last three games.
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.271) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (14), an RBI (25) and a stolen base (15). He has hit safely in seven-straight games (.417/10-for-24).
  • LHP Manuel Rondon has tossed three-straight scoreless outings (16 IP) and has allowed just three total earned runs in his last seven starts.

Mesa Cubs (6-12)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.5)

Mesa collected just five hits in a 6-2 setback vs. the AZL Reds.

  • 1B Jhonny Pereda (.298) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double (5).
  • CF Tolly Filotei (.179) went 0-for-1 with three walks and an RBI (5).
  • RHP Michael Rucker (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO) has not allowed an earned run in 6.2 innings pitched.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/17/16

Iowa and Myrtle Beach were both able to secure one-run wins, Eugene’s pitching was dominant, and Mesa scored a season-high in runs on Wednesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (56-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-15.0)

The I-Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating host Sacramento, 8-7.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.308) was 2-for-4 with a double (14), a homer (7), two RBI (39) and two runs. He has three multi-hit games in his five-game hitting streak.
  • 2B-1B Logan Watkins (.282) went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI (38) and a run scored.
  • C Taylor Davis (.258) and RF Juan Perez (.281) each collected two hits and drove in a run. Perez also scored once.
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.237) was 1-for-2 with a double (1), two runs scored and a walk.
  • RHP Felix Pena (2.2 IP, 2 SO) tossed 2.2 perfect frames and has not allowed a run in his last eight innings.

Tennessee Smokies (20-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position and lost to Jacksonville, 5-1.

  • 2B Tommy La Stella (1.000) went 1-for-1 in his first game back to minor-league ball. He was also hit by a pitch.
  • RF Ian Happ (.276) reached base all four times, going 3-for-3 with a walk and scoring a run. He also swiped a bag (4).
  • SS Chesny Young (.294) was 1-for-4, his lone hit a double (19).
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.273) drove in the only Tennessee run (8) of the game via a sacrifice fly.
  • RHP Jack Leathersich (1 IP, 1 SO) has not allowed a hit in his last three outings (3 IP).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.5)

The Pelicans staved off a ninth-inning Winston-Salem rally to win, 6-5. It’s their 21st win in their last 26 games.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.248) was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles (24) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.259) extended his hitting streak to 14 games, going 2-for-4 with an RBI (88) and a run scored. It’s his third straight multi-hit game.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.247) had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • DH Ian Rice (.243) went 1-for-3 with a double (9).
  • 3B David Bote (.319) reached three times, going 1-for-3 with two walks. He also knocked in a run (27) and scored twice.

South Bend Cubs (34-18)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.5)

South Bend batters struck out 13 times en route to an 8-5 setback at Bowling Green.

  • 3B Matt Rose (.217) was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer (9) in the fifth inning.
  • DH Adonis Paula (.187) went 1-for-4 with a two-run, two-out shot (2) in the fourth.
  • C Alberto Mineo (.235) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He added a double (4) and a run.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.189) registered his fifth double of the season for South Bend.
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (3 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 SO) has not allowed an earned run over three appearances (7.1 IP) since rejoining South Bend.

Eugene Emeralds (15-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+4.0)

RHP Dylan Cease and RHP Duncan Robinson combined for 7.2 hitless innings to start the game. The Emeralds walked off against Boise, 3-2, and picked up their 13th straight win.

  • 3B Trent Giambrone (.267) delivered the walk-off hit, an RBI single. He was 2-for-3 with a double (8), an RBI (15), a run scored, a walk and a stolen base (3).
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.254) went 2-for-4 with a double (9) and a run scored.
  • LF Chris Pieters (.282) was 1-for-3 with a double (7), a walk and an RBI (30).
  • RHP Dylan Cease (2.93 ERA) fanned a career-high eight batters in 3.2 innings and has not allowed an earned run in back-to-back outings.

Mesa Cubs (6-11)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.0)

The Mesa Cubs picked up a season high 15 runs en route to a 15-7 defeat of the host AZL White Sox.

  • SS Isaac Paredes (.305) tallied eight total bases, going 3-for-5 with two doubles (13), a homer (1), five RBI (23) and two runs scored.
  • DH Gustavo Polanco (.325) went 3-for-6 with three doubles (6), four RBI (20) and two runs scored.
  • RF-CF Tolly Filotei (.185) reached base five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks. He added two RBI (4), four runs scored and a stolen base (2).
  • PR-RF Ruben Reyes (.230) and 2B Edgar Rondon (.273) both had multi-hit games. Reyes was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, while Rondon went 2-for-3 with two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base (5).

Cubs Lineup: 8/18/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs vs. Brewers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (14-5, 2.55 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Zach Davies, rhp (9-5, 3.80 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Matt Szczur, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, rf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jorge Soler, lf
7. Willson Contreras, c
8. Javy Baez, 2b
9. Jake Arrieta, p

Cubs Lineup: 8/17/16 vs. Brewers

Cubs vs. Brewers — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (12-4, 2.93 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Jimmy Nelson, rhp (6-12, 4.07 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jorge Soler, lf
7. Jason Heyward, rf
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/16/16

It was a good day for Cubs farm teams, as all four affiliates taking the field picked up wins. Tennessee and Mesa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (55-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-15.0)

The I-Cubs picked up their fourth-straight win, topping host Sacramento, 5-1.

  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.500) was 2-for-4 with a double (1) and a stolen base (1) in his first game with Iowa.
  • RF John Andreoli (.256) went 2-for-3 with an RBI (53), a sac fly and a stolen base (31).
  • CF Juan Perez (.278) was 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI (49). He has a hit in five straight games.
  • RHP Jake Buchanan (4.64 ERA) surrendered just one run in seven innings to pick up the win. He struck out four.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.5)

After trailing 3-0, the Pelicans rallied for four unanswered runs and walked off over Winston-Salem, 4- 3 (10 inn.).

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.256) was 3-for-5 with a double (19) and a pair of RBI (87). It extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.304/17-for-56). He tallied the walk-off knock.
  • 2B David Bote (.319) had his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.301) was 1-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt, a stolen base (10) and a run scored.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.246) reached three times, going 1-for-3 with a pair of walks.

South Bend Cubs (34-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.5)

For the second straight game, the SB-Cubs were outhit but won by a score of 3-2 over Bowling Green.

  • LF Roberto Caro (.252), who has reached base six times in his last two games, was 2-for-3 with a triple (3), an RBI (16), a run scored and a walk.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.325) was 2-for-4 with an RBI (22), extending his hitting streak to 11 games (.370/17-for-46).

Eugene Emeralds (14-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Emeralds stretched their winning streak to 12 straight games as they beat host Spokane, 13-8.

  • LF Chris Pieters (.286) was 2-for-4 with three RBI (31), a run scored and a walk.
  • C Marcus Mastrobuoni (.245) was 1-for-5 with a triple (1), a pair of RBI (16) and a run scored.
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.263) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk. He also scored twice and stole two bases (14).
  • LHP Marc Huberman (1.2 IP, BB, 2 SO) has only given up four hits and one run over 6.2 IP with Eugene.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/15/16

Iowa’s bullpen picked up the slack, Tennessee and Myrtle Beach each scored convincing wins, South Bend edged out Bowling Green, and Eugene extended its streak Monday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (54-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-16.0)

Iowa took the series over Fresno with a 6-4 victory, thanks in part to four scoreless innings from the bullpen.

  • C Tim Federowicz (.290) was 2-for-5 with a homer (7), three RBI (31), two runs scored and a stolen base (3). It’s his third homer in his last four games. In 38 games since rejoining Iowa on July 2, he is batting .288 (40-for-139) with five homers, four doubles and 24 RBI.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.251) was 1-for-2 with a homer (7), two RBI (41), a run scored and a sacrifice bunt.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.222) had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • LF Juan Perez (.276) recorded a double (26) and scored once.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP) notched his 11th save of the season and extended his scoreless streak to 16 innings pitched by tossing a perfect frame.

Tennessee Smokies (20-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-10.0)

Tennessee staved off a sweep with a 9-4 victory over host Pensacola.

  • CF Lane Adams (.225) socked his first homer with Tennessee, a two-run shot in the seventh inning. He was 3-for-4 with three RBI (3) and three runs scored.
  • LF Kelly Dugan (.232) also had a three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with an RBI (32), two runs scored and a walk.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.215) and 2B Chesny Young (.295) both had two hits, including a double. Young drove in two runs (28), while Penalver dove in one (32) and scored twice.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (1.50 ERA) tossed his third straight scoreless outing, going five innings and striking out four. He has not allowed a run in 19 consecutive innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.5)

  • 2B David Bote (.317) was 2-for-4 with two doubles (19) and two RBI (26). It’s his third straight multi-hit game.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.253) and RF Jeffrey Baez (.247) both were 2-for-4. Baez added a double (14).
  • LF Daniel Spingola (.215) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He also scored once.
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (4.27 ERA) picked up the win, tossing seven innings of one-run ball and fanning six. He has gone six or more innings in nine of his 20 starts this season.

South Bend Cubs (33-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Despite being outhit, South Bend came from behind to top host Bowling Green, 3-2.

  • RF Eddy Martinez (.261) was 1-for-3 with a double (21), the lone South Bend extra-base hit. He also scored a run and walked once.
  • CF Connor Myers (.266) was 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI (9) and a sacrifice bunt. This year’s 27th-round pick out of Old Dominion has driven in six runs in his last five games.
  • LF Roberto Caro (.242) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and one run scored.
  • RHP Casey Bloomquist (2.72 ERA) surrendered one earned run in seven innings, striking out two and walking none in the win. In nine starts this season, he has yet to allow more than three earned runs.

Eugene Emeralds (13-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Ems extended their winning streak to 11 straight by beating Spokane, 6-3.

  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.368) was 4-for-5 with three RBI (5) and a run scored. He has played six games with Eugene as part of a minor-league rehabilitation assignment from Tennessee.
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.263) was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles (12) and three runs scored.
  • SS Yeiler Peguero (.257) went 2-for-4 with a double (9), an RBI (16), a run scored and a walk.
  • C Tyler Payne (.260) was 1-for-4 with a double (5) and a run scored.
  • RHP Erling Moreno has yet to allow an earned run in three starts (15 IP) with Eugene. He has punched out 11 compared to only three walks.

Mesa Cubs (5-11)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.5)

Mesa was swept in a twinbill against the AZL Giants. The second game was a makeup of a postponed contest from Aug. 2.

  • C/PH Jhonny Pereda (.302) went a combined 3-for-4 with a double (4) and an RBI (19) between the two contests.
  • C Gustavo Polanco (.317) slugged a solo homer (1) in the second game. He was 1-for-4.
  • SS Isaac Paredes (.294) was a combined 3-for-7 with an RBI (18), a walk and a stolen base (4). He has a hit in an organization-best 13 straight games.
  • RHP Javier Assad (2.60 ERA) gave up no runs in five innings, striking out three and walking one. He has not allowed an earned run in five of his last seven starts.
  • RHP Duane Underwood Jr. tossed one scoreless inning, making his first appearance with Mesa. He is currently on a minor-league rehabilitation assignment from Tennessee. He struck out two.

Cubs activate RHP Cahill for first game of doubleheader

Cahill(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

The Cubs today activated right-handed pitcher Trevor Cahill off of the 15-day disabled list. Cahill will start the first game of today’s day-night doubleheader against the Milwaukee Brewers at Wrigley Field, serving as the club’s “26th man.”

The 28-year-old Cahill is 1-3 with two holds and a 3.07 ERA (14 ER/41.0 IP) in 33 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. He has struck out 46 batters in 41 innings while limiting foes to a .209 batting average, including a .197 mark by lefties and a .216 mark by righties. Cahill was placed on the disabled list last month with right knee patellar tendinitis. He made six rehab starts with Triple-A Iowa as part of his return, going 0-3 with a 4.58 ERA (10 ER/19.2 IP) and fanning 25 batters in 19.2 innings.

Since joining the Cubs on Sept. 1, 2015, Cahill has combined to go 2-3 with four holds and a 2.79 ERA (18 ER/58.0 IP) in 44 relief outings. He has struck out 68 batters in 58 innings and held opponents to a .192 batting average.

Today marks Cahill’s first major-league start since April 26, 2015, with the Atlanta Braves at the Philadelphia Phillies, a 5-4 setback.

Cubs Lineup: 8/16/16 vs. Brewers (Game 1)

Cubs vs. Brewers, Game 1 — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 12:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Trevor Cahill, rhp (1-3, 3.07 ERA)
Brewers Starter: Matt Garza, rhp (4-4, 4.83 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Chris Coghlan, lf
7. Jason Heyward, rf
8. Miguel Montero, c
9. Trevor Cahill, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/14/16

Iowa picked up a win and Eugene continued its streak Sunday, but every other affiliate was on the losing end. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (53-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-16.0)

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.310) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple (3), a run scored and four RBI (36). He is batting .458 (11-for-24) with seven RBI in his last six games.
  • RF John Andreoli (.253) reached four times, going 1-for-3 with a season high three walks, a double (16), two runs scored and a stolen base (30).
  • DH Cael Brockmeyer (.228) reached three times, going 2-for-4 with a double (5), a triple (1), a walk and a run scored. It’s his second straight two-hit game.
  • RHP Armando Rivero (2.1 IP, 2 H, 5 SO) recorded his first save of the season as he struck out a season-high-tying five batters in 2.1 scoreless innings.

Tennessee Smokies (19-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies could not hold on to a 4-0 lead, falling 10-7 at Pensacola.

  • C Victor Caratini (.298) went 3-for-4 with a double (23), a triple (2), a walk, a run and three RBI (43).
  • CF Trey Martin (.211) snapped a three-game hitless skid, going 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.266) was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs. He has five runs in his last five games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (31-19)

The Pelicans allowed eight runs in the fourth inning and could not complete a rally, falling 8-6 at Carolina.

  • 1B David Bote (.313) finished 2-for-5 with a run scored, his second straight multi-hit game.
  • 2B Bryant Flete (.357) went 2-for-4 with a double (4), a walk, a run scored and an RBI (12). He is batting .357 (25-for-70) with 15 runs and 12 RBI in 19 games with Myrtle Beach.
  • DH Ian Rice (.241) reached base three times, going 1-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI (23) and two walks.
  • C Tyler Pearson (.217) went 1-for-4 with a solo homer and two RBI (9).

South Bend Cubs (32-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

South Bend led 5-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, but fell 6-5 in 10 innings at Dayton.

  • 3B Matt Rose (.223) went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer (8), extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.326/15-for-46). It’s is the longest active streak in the Cubs organization.
  • CF Connor Myers (.262) finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer (1) and two RBI (7). He has hit safely in four straight games (.529/9-for-17).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.336) was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
  • 2B Vimael Machin (.191) went 2-for-4 with a double (2) and a run scored.

Eugene Emeralds (12-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene earned its 10th straight victory, topping host Spokane, 4-2.

  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.267) went 2-for-4 with a double (15), a solo homer (8) and two runs scored. He has hit safely in seven straight games (.467/14-for-30).
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.254) collected his second straight three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a double (8) and a run scored.
  • SS Zack Short (.292) went 2-for-3 with two RBI (13).
  • LHP Bryan Hudson (3.60 ERA) tossed five scoreless innings, striking out three in the win. It tied his longest outing of the season, and he allowed just two hits.

Mesa Cubs (5-9)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.0)

Mesa dropped to 1-5 in the last six games, falling 6-4 at the AZL Reds.

  • RF Ruben Reyes (.226) went 2-for-4 with a double (7) and an RBI (10).
  • C Michael Cruz (.263) went 1-for-2 with a solo homer (2), two runs scored and a walk.
  • LHP Yapson Gomez (3.2 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) allowed just three hits in 3.2 innings of relief.