Category: Daily Cubs Minors Recap

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Borenstein breaks open the Iowa game with bases loaded double

Rain washed away two games before they began and then suspended another in the middle of the action. AAA Iowa 10, Oklahoma City 4 Game Recap The I-Cubs broke open a tie ballgame in the top of the 8th with a six-run inning, all of it coming with two outs. After the Dodgers set down... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: De La Cruz sharp in debut; Morel homers; Hoerner reaches base 4 times

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: De La Cruz sharp in debut; Morel homers; Hoerner reaches base 4 times
AAA New Orleans 8, Iowa 5 Game Recap The transition to AAA hasn’t been smooth for Matt Swarmer (L, 1-2, 6.00) so far. He hasn’t generated as many whiffs as last season, meaning more drawn out at bats, leading to a higher walk rate and inflated pitch counts. The lucky HR rate he posted in 2018 has reversed... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pelicans continue slide; Sierra breaking out?

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pelicans continue slide; Sierra breaking out?
AAA Iowa PPD AA Jackson 9, Tennessee 0 Game Recap Wow. If you took a look at Thomas Hatch‘s overall numbers at the conclusion of this game (0-1, 5.65 ERA) you would think he had been struggling all season rather than being the organization’s hottest pitcher entering the game. But early season statistics can take a quick turn... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Giambrone homers again; Happ homers for first time; Tyson Miller cruises

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Giambrone homers again; Happ homers for first time; Tyson Miller cruises
AAA Oklahoma City 10, Iowa 5 Game Recap Duncan Robinson squared off against former teammate Rob Zastryzny, and unfortunately it wasn’t Robinson who came out on top (4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 6.14 ERA). The I-Cubs bullpen wasn’t much better. The pitching wasted good games from Ian Happ and Trent Giambrone.... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Higgins stays hot; Giambrone homers for second straight day;

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Higgins stays hot; Giambrone homers for second straight day;
AAA Iowa 4, Oklahoma City 3 Game Recap Iowa improved to 7-3 on the year thanks to some timely hitting (3-for-5 with RISP) and a series of gutty relief appearances after starter Trevor Clifton was forced from the game due to an elevated pitch count in the 2nd inning. Clifton had struck out the side... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Riley Thompson breezes through 5 innings; Giambrone hits his 3rd homer

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Riley Thompson breezes through 5 innings; Giambrone hits his 3rd homer
AAA Oklahoma City 3, Iowa 0 (Game 1) Iowa 2, Oklahoma City 1 (Game 2) Game Recap Runs were tough to come by for both teams across the two games. The Dodgers hitters did make it tough on game one starter Matt Swarmer (4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 BB, 2 K). They extended... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Abbott extends Smokies incredible starting pitching run; Ramos and Richan also deliver the goods

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Abbott extends Smokies incredible starting pitching run; Ramos and Richan also deliver the goods
AAA Iowa PPD AA Tennessee 7, Birmingham 1 Game Recap What can we say about the Smokies starting pitching so far this season? Now seven games in, and they have yet to turn in a poor performance. In fact, they’ve maybe only even had one middling game. The rest have been straight fire. Last night... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hatch extends shutout streak to 10 with 5 no-hit innings; Sanders posts 5 shutout innings; Machado walks off in Iowa

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hatch extends shutout streak to 10 with 5 no-hit innings; Sanders posts 5 shutout innings; Machado walks off in Iowa
The Cubs organization recorded their first walkoff homer of the season. The starting pitching excellence on display in Chicago last night extended throughout the Cubs Minor League system as well. Unfortunately, the rotten injury luck appears to be as well. AAA Iowa 5, New Orleans 4 Game Recap Duane Underwood, Jr. survived some spotty command... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Tyson Miller debuts with stunning performance; Higgins goes deep

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Tyson Miller debuts with stunning performance; Higgins goes deep
The Cubs have suffered a rash of injuries throughout their system over the past couple of days. Keegan Thompson, Zack Short, Christian Adames, Eddy Martinez and Fidel Mejia all hit the IL. No word on the severity of any of them. AAA Iowa PPD AA Tennessee 7, Birmingham 3 Game Recap I wasn’t home last night and... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Marquez dazzles in debut; Robinson and Lugo show their stuff as well

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Marquez dazzles in debut; Robinson and Lugo show their stuff as well
I became a bit distracted last night by the Hawks improbable move up into the top three picks in the NHL Draft Lottery, so today’s recap will be protracted. AAA New Orleans 4, Iowa 3 Game Recap Three are few pitchers in the Cubs system as steady as Duncan Robinson. You got a good idea what... Read more »