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Cubs Lineup: 5/20/15

Cubs vs. Padres – Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
Padres Starter: Tyson Ross, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

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

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/19/15

Tennessee’s pitching powered the team to victory, but Myrtle Beach had its winning streak snapped and South Bend continued to struggle on Tuesday. Iowa was rained out and will be made up on Sept. 1 as part of a doubleheader. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Tennessee Smokies (22-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee recorded its second shutout in the last four games, blanking Jackson 3-0.

  • RHP Ivan Pineyro (2.70) struck out six in 7.0 scoreless innings. He gave up four hits and walked three.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.294) went 3-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
  • 2B Ryan Dent (.240) went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, tying a season high.
  • RHP Ivan Pineyro has gone 3-1 with a 1.38 ERA (4 ER/26.0 IP) in his last four starts.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (3.20) collected his third save, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief (0 H, 3 BB).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (23-13)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.5)

Myrtle Beach had its five-game winning streak snapped, falling 6-2 at home to Frederick.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.389) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base. He has three consecutive multi-hit games and has hit safely in all four games with Myrtle Beach (7-for-18).
  • C Victor Caratini (.213) went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.311) reached base four times, going 1-for-2 with three walks. He’s now hit safely in nine straight games (.417/15-for-36).
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (0.00) tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. In five appearances with Myrtle Beach, he has allowed zero runs on four hits in 11.1 innings, fanning 12 batters and walking three.

South Bend (18-21)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Sixth Place (-5.0)

South Bend dropped its sixth game in its last seven contests, falling 7-3 at Lansing.

  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.245) recorded a season-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with a triple and an RBI (15).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.321) went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a stolen base. He has hit safely in 10 straight games (.311/14-for-45).
  • SS Jason Vosler (.257) went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He has multi-hit games in four of his last six contests.

Cubs Lineup: 5/19/15

Cubs vs. Padres – Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Padres Starter: James Shields, RHP
TV: WGN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

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

Theo Epstein’s Hot Stove Cool Music guest list announced

Music and baseball will be in the same lineup again at Wrigleyville’s Metro on July 9, when Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein, Hall of Fame baseball writer Peter Gammons and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper join an all-star lineup of musicians and personalities for the fourth annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago benefit concert. The annual event celebrates music, baseball and giving back.

Benefiting Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL), the fundraiser will feature ensemble performances by a special guest “headliner to be named later” (at the headliner’s request) and noted rockers from Chicago and Boston. The lineup includes Jimmy Chamberlin (Smashing Pumpkins), John Stirratt (Wilco), Daxx Nielsen (Cheap Trick), Jennifer Hall, Matt Spiegel and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), Freda Love Smith (Blake Babies, Mysteries of Life), Jake Smith (Mysteries of Life), Gerald Dowd, Jason Narducy (Split Single, Bob Mould) and more. Epstein, Gammons and Kasper also will perform with the bands. WXRT’s Lin Brehmer, actor Joel Murray and actor/comedian Mike O’Malley will serve as the evening’s emcees.

“The foundation is grateful for the incredible generosity of the musicians, sponsors and fans who dedicate their time, effort, energy and, most importantly, their passion to help us provide opportunities for Chicago youth by supporting the organizations that work tirelessly as their advocates,” said FTBNL co-founder Theo Epstein. “We’ve collectively raised more than $6 million and look forward to increasing that total this year through another great night of music, baseball and giving back.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 22, at noon CST. General admission tickets are $75, and there will be no service fees for cash purchases. Fans can buy tickets online at metrochicago.com or in person at the Metro Box Office located at 3730 N. Clark St. VIP tickets also will be available at ftbnl.org.

In addition to the all-star music lineup, the evening will include several special guests as well as live and silent auctions featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.

Nonprofit beneficiaries include Chicago Children’s Choir, Chicago Wapiti RFC, City Year Chicago, Family Reach Foundation, Garfield Park Little League, Girls in the Game, Jackie Robinson West, Marwen, Special Olympics and South Chicago Arts Center.

For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit foundationtobenamedlater.org.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/18/15

Iowa edged out a win, but Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going and South Bend continued its skid on Monday. Myrtle Beach had the day off and will return to action Tuesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (19-19)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

CF Matt Szczur went 4-for-4 with a run scored as the I-Cubs defeated Oklahoma City, 3-2.

  • Szczur (.327) has gone 5-for-7 with a double, two walks, two stolen bases and two runs scored in his first two games back with Iowa.
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.347) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. He’s 6-for-7 with five doubles in his last two games.
  • RHP Donn Roach tossed his seventh straight quality start, as he improved to a perfect 5-0 after pitching 6.0 innings and giving up just one earned run Monday. He has posted a 1.40 ERA (7 ER/45.0 IP) in those seven starts.

Tennessee Smokies (21-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee was blanked for the second straight game, falling 11-0 to visiting Jackson.

  • The Smokies mustered just three hits. DH Willson Contreras recorded the only extra-base hit, going 1-for-4 with a triple.
  • RHP P.J. Francescon (0.57) tossed a scoreless ninth inning. He has allowed just one earned run in 15.2 innings (11 games) this season.

South Bend Cubs (18-20)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Sixth Place (-4.0)

South Bend dropped its fifth game in the last six contests, falling 7-5 at Lansing.

  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.316) collected his fifth three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-3 with a walk and two RBI.
  • 1B-C Gioskar Amaya (.214) extended his hitting streak to five games (.333/7-for-21), going 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI.
  •  LF Charcer Burks (.316) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base. He’s hit safely in nine straight games (.293/12-for-41).
  • RF-1B Yasiel Balaguert (.218) went 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • The SB-Cubs collected 11 hits, all singles, in the loss.

Cubs acquire RHP Medina from Seattle for C Castillo

Medina

(Photo by Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Cubs acquired right-handed pitcher Yoervis Medina from the Mariners for catcher Welington Castillo on Tuesday. Medina will report to Triple-A Iowa.

Medina, 26, has posted a 2.82 ERA (43 ER/137.0 IP) in 141 appearances out of the Mariners bullpen in the last three seasons, turning in a 10-9 record with 43 holds and two saves. He struck out 140 batters in 137.0 innings while limiting opponents to a .216 batting average, including a .228 mark versus right-handed hitters and a .198 mark versus left-handers. Medina has held opponents to a .325 on-base percentage and only a .321 slugging percentage, good for just a .646 opponents OPS.

The 6-foot-3, 245-pound right-hander broke into the big leagues with the Mariners in 2013 and went 4-6 with one save and a 2.91 ERA in 63 relief appearances while ranking second among all American League rookies with 19 holds. Last season, he improved upon those numbers by going 5-3 with 21 holds and a 2.68 ERA in 66 relief outings while leading the Mariners and ranking 12th in the league in holds.  This year, Medina has gone 1-0 with three holds, one save and a 3.00 ERA in 12 relief outings.

Medina is a native of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, and originally signed with the Mariners as a non-drafted free agent in 2005.

Castillo, 28, departs the Cubs a career .252 hitter (254-for-1,006) with 29 home runs and 110 RBI in 310 games over six seasons (2010-15). He originally signed with the club as a non-drafted free agent in 2004. Castillo saw action in a career high 113 games in 2013, batting .274 with eight home runs and 32 RBI, before hitting .237 with 13 homers and 46 RBI in 110 games last season. Castillo batted .163 with two homers and five RBI in 24 games with the Cubs this season.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/17/15

Myrtle Beach completed a comeback to keep its winning streak alive, and Tennessee split a doubleheader on Sunday. Iowa and South Bend each rallied, but neither could battle all the way back in losing efforts. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (18-19)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa rallied in the fifth inning but was unable overcome the Dodgers’ early lead. The I-Cubs dropped their second consecutive game to Oklahoma City, 7-5.

  • SS Jonathan Mota (.293) blasted a solo homer in the fifth inning to kick off a four-run Iowa rally.
  • LF Arismendy Alcantara (.229) went 2-for-4, walked once, swiped a base and scored once.
  • PH-1B Taylor Davis (.311) went 3-for-3 with three doubles, one RBI and one run scored.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.258) went 2-for-4 and scored once, extending his hitting streak to four games.

Tennessee Smokies (21-16)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

GM 1: Tennessee blanked Jackson, 5-0, behind a strong pitching performance.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.340) went 2-for-4 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored. It marked his third consecutive multi-hit game (8-for-13/.615).
  • RF Albert Almora (.304) went 2-for-3, walked once and scored once. He extended his hitting streak to five games, including three consecutive multi-hit games (8-for-20/.400).
  • SS Ryan Dent (.242) went 3-for-3, giving him two three-hit games this season.
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.28) tossed his first career complete-game shutout (7.0 innings). He has allowed six earned runs in seven starts (42.1 IP) this season.

GM 2: Tennessee fell to Jackson, as the Generals picked up a 1-0 victory after scoring a run in the eighth inning.

  • RHP Andres Santiago (5.51) pitched 5.0 scoreless innings in the no decision, striking out four.
  • LF Billy McKinney (.357) went 2-for-2, walked once and knocked a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (23-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.5)

Myrtle Beach extended its winning streak to five games, topping Carolina in a 6-5 comeback victory.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.583) went 3-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.280) went 2-for-5 and plated one. He has recorded a hit in his last five appearances, with four multi-hit games (10-for-24/.417).
  • SS Chesny Young (.385) had a multi-hit game, walked once and scored twice.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (4.00) earned his third win after tossing 2.0 scoreless innings and giving up just one hit.

South Bend (18-19)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fifth Place (-4.0)

South Bend rallied to tie the game in the fifth inning but ultimately fell to Great Lakes, 7-4.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.338) went 3-for-5 with two doubles and plated three.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.289) finished 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • 2B David Bote (.283) went 2-for-4.
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.298) went 2-for-5 with a double. It marked his 10th multi-hit game of the season.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/14/15

Iowa and Tennessee secured wins, but South Bend couldn’t hold on to an early lead Thursday. Meanwhile, Myrtle Beach was postponed. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (17-17)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa won its second straight game, holding off a ninth-inning rally to defeat Nashville, 6-4.

  • DH Javier Baez (.281) went 2-for-4, picking up a season-high three RBI. He extended his hitting streak to five games (8-for-18/.444).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.247) went 2-for-3 with a double, plated two and scored once.
  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (2.86) earned his first win and second quality start of the season, pitching 7.0 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out six. He has fanned 17 batters while walking three over his last three appearances (19.2 innings).

Tennessee Smokies (18-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Tennessee bested Montgomery 8-1 to take the series. The two teams will wrap up their five-game set tonight at Tennessee.

  • RHP Ivan Pineyro (3.18) gave up one earned run in 5.0 innings and struck out seven to pick up his third win of the year. He’s fanned 17 batters and walked none in his last 12.0 innings of work.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.347) went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and three runs scored.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.200) went 2-for-4 including a double and three RBI.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.500) had a multi-hit game that included two doubles, one RBI and one run scored in his debut with the Smokies.
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.316) went 3-for-5 and scored once.

South Bend Cubs (17-17)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0)

South Bend got out to an early lead with four runs in the first inning, but ultimately fell to Lansing, 8-6.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.339) went 2-for-5, plated one and scored once. He extended his hitting streak to four games (8-for-17/.471).
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.310) went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.263) went 2-for-5, plated one and scored once. It marked his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.204) had a multi-hit game, swiped a base and drove in two runs.
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.209) plated one, extending his RBI streak to four games.

Cubs Lineup: 5/15/15

Cubs vs. Pirates – Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP
Pirates Stater: Jeff Locke, LHP
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: WBBM 780 AM

Lineup
1. Dexter Fowler, CF
2. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
3. Kris Bryant, 3B
4. Starlin Castro, SS
5. Welington Castillo, C
6. Jorge Soler, RF
7. Matt Szczur, LF
8. Kyle Hendricks, P
9. Addison Russell, 2B

1000 Words: Coghlan walks it off

CoghlanWalkoff
(Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

After Dexter Fowler tied the game with a single in the eighth inning, Chris Coghlan stepped up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and drew a walk-off walk to give the Cubs a 2-1 victory Wednesday. The Cubs go for the four-game sweep over the NL East-leading Mets Thursday afternoon.

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