Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Espinoza gets back on track as Pelicans win; Aliendo, Nwogu, Susnara, and Artis homer

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Espinoza gets back on track as Pelicans win; Aliendo, Nwogu, Susnara, and Artis homer
Pablo Aliendo (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa SUSP (3-3 in T5th) AA Tennessee 3, Chattanooga 1 Game Recap The Smokies received an unexpected jolt from the arrival of light-hitting catcher Tim Susnara. His 4th inning solo home run proved to be the game winner as Tennessee scraped together a good string of pitching performances during... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wolters leads late Iowa rally as they win in extras; Strumpf homers; Beesley steals three bags

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wolters leads late Iowa rally as they win in extras; Strumpf homers; Beesley steals three bags
Chase Strumpf (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 6, St. Paul 5 (10 Innings) Game Recap This one got off to a rocky start for the I-Cubs. New member of the rotation Mike Hauschild pitched Iowa into the 3rd inning, exiting with the game tied at 1-1, but the long relievers struggled to back him... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Brennen Davis and Christopher Morel reach base five times as they show off their power and speed; Iowa and Tennessee offenses explode

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Brennen Davis and Christopher Morel reach base five times as they show off their power and speed; Iowa and Tennessee offenses explode
Brennen Davis (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 12, St. Paul 2 Game Recap The Iowa offense charged out of the gate with each of the first five batters recording a hit. They’d eventually score five runs in the 1st. How about this start . A five-run first and now this Tyler Ladendorf solo shot... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Swarmer a tough luck loser; Americaan and Zinn steal runs; Zinn remains perfect in stolen base attempts

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Swarmer a tough luck loser; Americaan and Zinn steal runs; Zinn remains perfect in stolen base attempts
Delvin Zinn (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA St. Paul 2, Iowa 0 Game Recap Matt Swarmer took a tough-luck loss as he fired six innings of one run ball, but the Iowa offense was stymied all night, generating just five hits. Swarmer gave up a solo home run to the second batter of the game... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo delivers again in Iowa win; Morel homers; An 8-run inning propels South Bend to win; Pinango records another multi-hit game

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo delivers again in Iowa win; Morel homers; An 8-run inning propels South Bend to win; Pinango records another multi-hit game
Yohendrick Pinango (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 3, St. Paul 1 Game Recap Starter Joe Biagini, who has been battling injuries, got through one inning unscathed. He was followed by sidearmer Scott Effross who delivered three shutout innings to earn the win as Iowa managed to triumph on a bullpen day. The insanely hot... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo extends on-base streak and Kobos extends scoreless streak; Affiliates go 0-5 on the day

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo extends on-base streak and Kobos extends scoreless streak; Affiliates go 0-5 on the day
Christopher Morel (photo by Rikk Carlson) This was a really rough night in the system, so I’m not going to go into much depth. There were still some strong individual performances but each affiliate lost, some in ugly fashion. AAA Columbus 9, Iowa 7 Top Performers Michael Hermosillo: 3-3, 2B, R, RBI, 2 BB (.450)Taylor... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo and Artis hit grand slams; Human and Durna help buoy South Bend offense; Espinoza punches out 10 over 5 shutout innings

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hermosillo and Artis hit grand slams; Human and Durna help buoy South Bend offense; Espinoza punches out 10 over 5 shutout innings
DJ Artis (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Columbus 8, Iowa 4 Game Recap After the first week of the season I was wondering to myself if this was the best Iowa squad during the front office’s tenure. They didn’t have a ton of pop in the lineup, but there were a bunch of solid hitters,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Stock and Leeper impress for Iowa; Payne, Hill, and Velazquez homer; Kobos extends shutout streak

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Stock and Leeper impress for Iowa; Payne, Hill, and Velazquez homer; Kobos extends shutout streak
Nelson Velazquez (photo by Rikk Carlson) I’m back. Well, not “back” but I have finished making my way to Seattle, where I will be looking for a condo. There will be some slight adjustments required to my writing schedule as I used to do the recaps before my workday, but now on Pacific time I... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Heyward homers; Carraway extends no-hit streak; Herz is lights out once again

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Heyward homers; Carraway extends no-hit streak; Herz is lights out once again
DJ Herz (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) A quick note before I begin with the recap of last night’s action: I am going to be travelling all weekend so there may be no recaps the next few days. I will at least try to get out a cursory recap with some scores and stats, but no... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: First wave of promotions across the system; Strumpf homers in AA debut; Wetzel jacks first career HR

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: First wave of promotions across the system; Strumpf homers in AA debut; Wetzel jacks first career HR
Chase Strumpf (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Omaha 5, Iowa 3 Game Recap Trayce Thompson hit a monster home run to tie up the game at three in the 6th. The I-Cubs made the most of their three hits. But Ryan Meisinger gave up a walk off homer in the bottom of the 9th, and... Read more »