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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

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/18/16

Tennessee pitching dominated, Myrtle Beach kept its win streak alive, and South Bend capitalized on a big inning Monday. Meanwhile, wet grounds postponed Iowa’s game at Round Rock. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (5-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-2.5)

The Smokies allowed just three hits in a 4-0 blanking of visiting Montgomery.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (0.50 ERA) picked up the win, giving up just two hits in seven innings and striking out three. He has not allowed a run in his last two starts (13 IP).
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.211) recorded his second straight multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a double (1), a walk and three RBI (7). He has five RBI in the last two games.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.250) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks and a stolen base (1).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.256) went 1 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases (3).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (6-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-2.0)

Myrtle Beach won its third straight game, topping host Winston-Salem, 6-4.

  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (4.35 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings, striking out two for the win.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.313) went 4 for 5 with two homers, four RBI and a stolen base (3). He is 6 for 8 with four runs scored in his last two games.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.325) extended his hitting streak to seven games (11 for 26), going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (6). He has reached base in all 12 games this season.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.333) recorded his second straight multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a triple (2) and a run scored.
  • RHP Dave Berg (2 IP, 1 SO) collected his second save, tossing two scoreless innings. He has not allowed a run in 6.1 innings this season.

South Bend Cubs (6-5)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend scored six runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a 9-3 victory over visiting Bowling Green.

  • LHP Carson Sands (3.60 ERA) gave up two earned runs in five innings in the win. He struck out two.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.357) went 3 for 5 with a run scored and two stolen bases (2). He has hit safely in six of seven games this season.
  • C P.J. Higgins (.250) went 2 for 5 with a double (3), a run scored and two RBI (5).
  • 3B Andrew Ely (.212) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • DH Matt Rose (.111) connected on a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his first of the season. He went 1 for 4.
  • All nine starters either scored a run or drove in a run.

Cubs Lineup: 4/18/16 vs. Cardinals

Cubs at Cardinals — Busch Stadium
First Pitch: 7:09 CST
Cubs Starter: John Lackey, RHP (2-0, 5.68 ERA)
Cardinals Starter: Mike Leake, RHP (0-1, 6.97 ERA)
TV: ESPN, WPWR; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/17/16

Both Myrtle Beach and South Bend were victorious in one-run games, but Tennessee gave up the lead late in a losing effort Sunday. Iowa was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (4-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

The Smokies allowed two runs in the top of the ninth, falling at home to Montgomery, 5-3.

  • SS Carlos Penalver (.171) went 2 for 4 with two RBI (4).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.194) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He’s yet to allow a run in three outings (7 IP).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach collected 11 hits in a 4-3 win over host Carolina.

  • RHP Jake Stinnett (3.27 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four for the win.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) extended his hitting streak to six games (10 for 23), going 3 for 5 with two RBI (5). He has reached base in all 11 games this season.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.256) went 2 for 3 with a season-high two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base (2).
  • DH Rashad Crawford (.308) and 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.267) also recorded two-hit games.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and RHP James Farris (1 IP, 3 SO) closed out the game with three scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (5-5)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend evened up its record at 5-5 with a 5-4 victory over Fort Wayne, snapping a three-game skid.

  • RF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), two runs scored and an RBI (4).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.421) added two doubles (4), going 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He has seven multi-hit efforts in 10 games this season.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.400) went 1 for 4. He has hit safely in all four games he has played in this season (6-for-15).

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/14/16

Iowa was the only victorious Cubs affiliate on Thursday, as Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all on the losing side for a variety of reasons. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (3-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-2.0 games back)

Iowa defeated New Orleans, 4-2, to claim the four-game set, three games to one.

  • LF Javier Baez (.267) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a stolen base in his fourth rehab appearance. He finished his stint 4 for 15 with a solo homer, three runs scored and a stolen base in his four games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.407) collected his third multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • CF Albert Almora (.286) and SS Kristopher Negron (.400) each added two hits.
  • RHP Brandon Gomes (2 IP, 2 BB, 4 SO) collected his first win, tossing two scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (3-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-1.5)

Tennessee surrendered five unanswered runs, falling 5-3 at Birmingham.

  • RHP Brad Markey (1.80 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in five innings of work, striking out one in the no-decision.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.316) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and a walk.
  • 1B David Freitas (.444) went 1 for 4 with two RBI (2).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario recorded the Smokies’ lone extra-base hit with a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

The Pelicans committed three errors in a 3-2 setback at Carolina.

  • DH Jason Vosler (.240) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (3).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.280) finished 2 for 4 with a double (2), an RBI (1) and a stolen base (5).
  • 3B David Bote (.308) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (1.1 IP, 2 SO) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

South Bend Cubs (4-3)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend allowed eight runs in the first two innings, dropping a 10-2 decision at Fort Wayne.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.464) recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with two triples (4), two runs scored and a walk. He has batted .550 (11-for-20) in the last five games.
  • C Tyler Alamo (.455) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 3. He has hit safely in all three games he has played in.
  • RHP Scott Effross (3 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 SO) allowed one run in three innings of relief.

Cubs Lineup: 4/15/16 vs. Rockies

Cubs vs. Rockies — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, RHP (1-0, 2.70 ERA)
Rockies Starter: Chad Bettis, RHP (1-0, 4.38 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago, MLB Network; Radio: 670 The Score

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

Cubs Lineup: 4/14/16 vs. Reds

Cubs vs. Reds — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 7:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, RHP
Reds Starter: Raisel Iglesias, RHP
TV: CSN Chicago; 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. Addison Russell, SS
9. Jason Hammel, P

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