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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.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/11/16

It was a successful day for Cubs affiliates, as Myrtle Beach, South Bend and Eugene all picked up wins Thursday. Tennessee was rained out, while Iowa and Mesa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (29-18)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.5)

Myrtle Beach took the series over Salem with a 3-2 victory.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.252) hit his organization-best 18th home run of the season, a solo shot in the third inning. He was 1-for-4 with one RBI (84) and a run scored.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.235) had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with an RBI (10).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.271) and 3B Jesse Hodges (.235) both went 1-for-4 with a double. Hodges also scored once.
  • C Erick Castillo recorded five outs defensively, catching three stealing and making two pick-offs.
  • RHP Preston Morrison (1.37 ERA) gave up one earned run in 6.2 innings, striking out four. In nine starts (since June 16) at South Bend and Myrtle Beach, he is 6-1 with a 0.61 ERA (4 ER/59.2 IP). He has fanned 58 and walked only nine over that stretch.

South Bend Cubs (31-15)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

After plating four runs in the first inning, the SB-Cubs held on to defeat host Dayton, 7-4.

  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (0.61) threw five no-hit innings before being lifted. He tossed 76 pitches, 57 for strikes. In three starts at South Bend (14.2 IP), he has allowed five hits and only one run while striking out 22 and walking three. Opposing batters are batting .104 against him.
  • CF Connor Myers (.188) and SS Andruw Monasterio (.193) both went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Myers also swiped a bag (4).
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with an RBI (21).
  • 1B P.J. Higgins (.276) and 3B Matt Rose (.221) each tallied doubles as their lone base hit.

Eugene Emeralds (9-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

The Ems had 10 hits—five of which were extra-base knocks—en route to a 7-4 win and a sweep over Salem-Keizer. Eugene has won seven straight.

  • RHP Dylan Cease (3.33 ERA) gave up one unearned run in 6.1 innings, striking out six and walking one.
  • C Marcus Mastrobuoni (.245) was 3-for-3 with a homer (3), three RBI (14), a run scored and a walk.
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.238) homered (3) in his second straight game, going 1-for-4.
  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.249) went 2-for-4 with two doubles (13), an RBI (25) and two runs scored.
  • LF Chris Pieters (.295) was 2-for-5 with a homer, RBI (25) and a run scored.

Cubs Lineup: 8/12/16 vs. Cardinals

Cubs vs. Cardinals — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (13-5, 2.59 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Adam Wainwright, rhp (9-6, 4.34 ERA)
TV: ABC-7, MLB Network (out-of-network only); Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs recall RHP Grimm, place RHP Strop on 15-day DL

StropPhoto by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher Pedro Strop on the 15-day disabled list with a left meniscus tear and recalled right-handed pitcher Justin Grimm from Triple-A Iowa. Strop is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. Grimm will be available for the Cubs tonight as they begin a four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field.

The 27-year-old Grimm is 1-0 with a 4.58 ERA (18 ER/35.1 IP) in 46 relief appearances with the Cubs this season. He has 40 strikeouts in 35.1 innings pitched, an average of 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings, while limiting opponents to a .235 batting average, including a .195 mark by right-handed hitters. Grimm has spent most of the season with the Cubs outside of one relief appearance for Iowa on Aug. 1.

Strop, 31, is 2-2 with 21 holds and a 2.89 ERA (14 ER/43.2 IP) in 50 relief appearances with the Cubs this season.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/10/16

Only Eugene managed to pick up a win Wednesday, with Tennessee and South Bend having the afternoon off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (51-68)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-15.0)

Iowa was blanked for the second straight game, falling 7-0 at home to Oklahoma City.

  • RHP Trevor Cahill (4.58 ERA) made his sixth rehab start with Iowa. He threw 36 pitches in two innings, allowing back-to-back homers in the first inning, accounting for all three runs.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.304) went 3-for-4, his second three-hit game of the season. He has hit safely in three straight games (.545/6-for-11).
  • RHP Armando Rivero (2 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) has a 0.56 ERA (1 ER/16.2 IP) since the beginning of July.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (28-18)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.5)

Myrtle Beach snapped its 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 setback (10 inn.) to Salem.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.96 ERA) gave up no earned runs in six innings, striking out five for the no-decision. He has not allowed an earned run in back-to-back starts and has  allowed only four hits in his last 13 innings.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.243) hit a two-out, solo homer (7), accounting for the only Pelicans run. He also drew a walk, laid down a sacrifice bunt and swiped a bag (34).
  • LF Charcer Burks extended his hitting streak to six straight (.435/10-for-23), going 2-for-5.
  • 2B-3B David Bote (.308) went 1-for-4 with a double (16) and a walk.

Eugene Emeralds (8-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

The Emeralds put up double-digit runs for the second straight game, topping host Salem-Keizer, 12-4.

  • 1B Trent Giambrone (.277) reached base five times, going 4-for-4 with a walk. He recorded a homer (2), two doubles (7), two RBI (14) and three runs scored.
  • SS Zack Short (.274) went 1-for-2 with a double (3), four RBI (11), two runs scored, a walk and a sacrifice fly.
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.237) was 2-for-4 with a solo homer. He also drew a walk.
  • C Tyler Payne (.261) had a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • RHP Bailey Clark (2.70 ERA) allowed only one earned run for the second straight start. He gave up one earned run in four innings.

Mesa Cubs (4-7)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-3.0)

A ninth-inning rally was not enough as the Mesa Cubs fell to the AZL Padres, 10-8.

  • 3B Rafael Mejia (.202) was 1-for-2 with a three-run homer (2) in the second inning.
  • CF Luis Ayala (.290) was 1-for-5, his lone hit a triple (4). He also scored once.
  • 2B-3B Jhonny Bethencourt (.228) reached base three times, going 1-for-3 with two walks. He drove in a run (7) and scored twice.

Cubs Lineup: 8/11/16 vs. Cardinals

Cubs vs. Cardinals — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (12-4, 2.93 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Carlos Martinez, rhp (10-7, 3.29 ERA)
TV: CSN, MLB Network (out-of-network only); 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. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Chris Coghlan, lf
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Lineup: 8/10/16 vs. Angels

Cubs vs. Angels — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, rhp (11-5, 3.07 ERA)
Angels Starter: Ricky Nolasco, rhp (4-8, 5.23 ERA)
TV: CSN+; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, lf
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Willson Contreras, c
8. Javy Baez, 3b
9. Jason Hammel, p