Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis blasts an extra inning walk off 3-run shot; Durna busts out of slump; Hill reaches 6 times; Iowa mounts unlikely comeback win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis blasts an extra inning walk off 3-run shot; Durna busts out of slump; Hill reaches 6 times; Iowa mounts unlikely comeback win
Tyler Durna (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 8, St. Paul 3 Game Recap Heading into the 9th, the offense had managed just five hits, and had yet to score a run. Down 3-0, the game appeared to be over. But then, the offense suddenly caught fire. Eight straight I-Cubs reached base to open the... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Espinoza and Herz continue to impress; Sierra drives home four in debut; Miller continues success on rehab assignment

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Espinoza and Herz continue to impress; Sierra drives home four in debut; Miller continues success on rehab assignment
Jonathan Sierra (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA St. Paul 2, Iowa 1 Game Recap Shelby Miller continued to rehab from his lower back strain with another strong outing in Iowa. Coming off three no-hit innings in his first start last weekend (which kicked off the I-Cubs combined no-hitter), Miller allowed just one unearned run as... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Abbott and 3 relievers strike out 16 for Iowa; Myrtle Beach rallies late to win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Abbott and 3 relievers strike out 16 for Iowa; Myrtle Beach rallies late to win
Cory Abbott (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 7, St. Paul 3 Game Recap It wasn’t a perfect night by the Cubs pitching staff. Starter Cory Abbott issued some walks, and Tommy Nance gave up a solo homer, but the two of them, along with Adam Morgan and Ryan Meisigner were missing bats throughout the... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan homers again; Amaya stays hot; Higgins reaches base in 9 straight PAs;

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan homers again; Amaya stays hot; Higgins reaches base in 9 straight PAs;
Levi Jordan (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA St. Paul 6, Iowa 1 Game Recap St. Paul blasted three home runs off Ben Holmes (4.2 IP, 4 H, 5 R, 4 BB, 7 K), and pretty much controlled the game from the 1st inning. Iowa managed to get base runners in most innings, but were never... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Great pitching abounds as I-Cubs flirt with second consecutive combined no-hitter; Smokies win in extras; Pelicans rally late

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Great pitching abounds as I-Cubs flirt with second consecutive combined no-hitter; Smokies win in extras; Pelicans rally late
PJ Higgins (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) It was a great day for pitching performances across all levels of the system. Combined pitching line across the #Cubs four MiLB affiliates:36 IP, 20 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 14 BB, 4 HBP, 51 K3-1, 1.75 ERA, 1.06 WHIP@IowaCubs came within 7 outs of a 2nd consecutive no-hitter.Each... Read more »

Cubs Daily Minor Recap: First week impressions

Cubs Daily Minor Recap: First week impressions
Chase Strumpf (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA A veteran-laden Iowa roster has been short-handed throughout the first week because of injuries at the MLB level, guys on the COVID list and others on personal leave. Despite the increase in roster size this season, I believe the I-Cubs were essentially playing with about 20 available players... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: No-Hitter Alert! Four I-Cubs pitchers toss a combined no-no

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: No-Hitter Alert! Four I-Cubs pitchers toss a combined no-no
Tommy Nance AAA Iowa 2, Indianapolis 0 Game Recap There have already been three no-hitters at the Major League level this season, and now the Minors has had their first, courtesy of Shelby Miller and the Iowa bullpen. Miller tossed the first three innings, followed by another three by Tommy Nance (who earned the win... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Myrtle Beach staff strikes out 13 in win; Injury updates

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Myrtle Beach staff strikes out 13 in win; Injury updates
Tyler Payne (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa PPD AA TennesseeĀ 4, Montgomery 3 Game Recap A three-run 5th inning capped by RBI singles from Andy Weber and Christopher Morel, and then another RBI single by Tyler Payne in the 8th propelled the Smokies to victory. Four pitchers kept the Biscuits in check, most notably 2.2... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Stewart punches out 9 as Iowa wins in extras; Pelicans earn first win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Stewart punches out 9 as Iowa wins in extras; Pelicans earn first win
Andy Weber (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends The Cubs placed Ian Happ on the 10-day IL with a rib contusion suffered in an outfield collision with Nico Hoerner earlier this week. To replace him on the roster, the Cubs purchased the contract of former A’s outfielder Nick Martini from Iowa. Martini... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Chase Strumpf continues fast start; Amaya collects three hits; Iowa gets the Marquee treatment

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Chase Strumpf continues fast start; Amaya collects three hits; Iowa gets the Marquee treatment
Chase Strumpf (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Indianapolis 5, Iowa 4 Game Recap The last time we saw Cory Abbott was on a AA field in 2019 as he wrapped up his Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year campaign (26 GS, 8-8, 3.01, 146.2 IP, 112 H, 49 ER, 52 BB, 166 K). He... Read more »