Category: Daily Cubs Minors Recap

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Anderson Espinoza and 3 relievers fire combined No-Hitter; Young and Slaughter hit their 12th HRs; Palencia tosses 4.2 shutout innings

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Anderson Espinoza and 3 relievers fire combined No-Hitter; Young and Slaughter hit their 12th HRs; Palencia tosses 4.2 shutout innings
Jared Young (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 7, Columbus 2 Game Recap A four-run 1st proved to be all the scoring the Cubs would need in this one. Darius Hill tripled in Levi Jordan, Narciso Crook followed with a single to drive Hill home, and then Jared Young capped off the inning with a... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: D.J. Herz punches out 10 while leading South Bend to a 1-0 win. Mervis and Strumpf go back-to-back; Jensen resurgence continues; More hits walkoff grand slam

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: D.J. Herz punches out 10 while leading South Bend to a 1-0 win. Mervis and Strumpf go back-to-back; Jensen resurgence continues; More hits walkoff grand slam
DJ Herz by Stephanie Lynn AAA Louisville 2, Iowa 1 Game Recap Iowa got great work from their pitching staff on what was essentially a bullpen day. Luke Farrell has been in and out of the rotation since joining the club last month, and he got the start. He’d pitch pretty well, and that would... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: David Bote and the I-Cubs bullpen lead team to win; Jensen looks sharp; Big days for Roederer and Stambaugh; Made doubles and homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: David Bote and the I-Cubs bullpen lead team to win; Jensen looks sharp; Big days for Roederer and Stambaugh; Made doubles and homers
Cole Roederer (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Rookie Performers Injuries, Updates, and Trends The 13 pitcher limit on the 26-man roster finally goes into effect today, more than two years after it was initially planned. As the Cubs are currently carrying 14, they will need to send out one member of their staff and promote... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Add another to list of big days for Alcántara, Slaughter, and Young; Schlaffer continues June resurgence; Mora hits inside the park HR; Clarke strikes out eight

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Add another to list of big days for Alcántara, Slaughter, and Young; Schlaffer continues June resurgence; Mora hits inside the park HR; Clarke strikes out eight
Kevin Alcántara (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB AAA Omaha 9, Iowa 3 Game Recap The I-Cubs were facing off against a potential future Hall of Famer on rehab assignment (Zach Greinke). Jared Young had a big day at the plate (and it bears pointing out again that the Cubs are now giving him reps at... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Good night for pitching in the system. Assad and Devers excel, punch out 9 each; Wicks earns first win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Good night for pitching in the system. Assad and Devers excel, punch out 9 each; Wicks earns first win
Javier Assad (Photo by Stephanie Lynn MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Alfonso Rivas was a late scratch from the Iowa lineup last night, presumably because he is on his way to Chicago to replace Frank Schwindel. Schwindel’s back tighten up on him and was forced to leave yesterday’s game. Caleb Kilian told me his cutter... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Crook hits another homer; Maldonado and Slaughter also go deep; One bad inning mars nice outing by Palencia

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Crook hits another homer; Maldonado and Slaughter also go deep; One bad inning mars nice outing by Palencia
Narciso Crook (photo by Dylan Heuer) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends The 40th man roster shuffle continues as the Cubs try and compensate for the recent run of extra inning games and short outings by starting pitchers. Adrian Sampson returns to the roster while Eric Stout gets DFA. Not really a reflection on Stout, Sampson,... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young, Crook, and Deichmann hit back-to-back-to-back homers; Jensen returns; Little and Santana lead Pelicans to shutout victory

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young, Crook, and Deichmann hit back-to-back-to-back homers; Jensen returns; Little and Santana lead Pelicans to shutout victory
Jared Young (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Signs are pointing toward the Cubs starting Caleb Kilian, their top pitching prospect, in Wednesday’s game against the Padres at Wrigley Field. Acquired from the Giants in last summer’s Kris Bryant trade, Kilian has a 2.51 ERA through 10 starts at Triple-A Iowa.— Patrick... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: A monster day for Kevin Alcántara, with a triple, two homers and a franchise record 8 RBI; Crook homers for third straight day and Hill stays hot for Iowa as well with three doubles

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: A monster day for Kevin Alcántara, with a triple, two homers and a franchise record 8 RBI; Crook homers for third straight day and Hill stays hot for Iowa as well with three doubles
Kevin Alcántara (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends The Cubs optioned Michael Rucker back down to Iowa and activated Sean Newcomb from the IL. AAA Toledo 14, Iowa 9 Game Recap Iowa has gotten great production out of corner outfielders Darius Hill and Narciso Crook this month, and yesterday was no exception.... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Porter Hodge and Matt Mervis continue breakout seasons; Canario drives in 5; Alcántara homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Porter Hodge and Matt Mervis continue breakout seasons; Canario drives in 5; Alcántara homers
Matt Mervis (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends I’m sure you saw, and had opinions on the flurry of roster moves yesterday, but he’s a recap: Friday #Cubs roster moves:– Stroman to the 15-day IL w/ right shoulder inflammation– Wade Miley reinstated from the IL– Chris Martin reinstated from the restricted list–... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Strumpf, Crow-Armstrong, and Caissie homer in losing efforts; Pelicans and I-Cubs rained out

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Strumpf, Crow-Armstrong, and Caissie homer in losing efforts; Pelicans and I-Cubs rained out
Chase Strumpf (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends The arbitration hearing for Willson Contreras happens today. This essentially kicks off the trade season for the Cubs. I still hold out hope that the Cubs are considering an extension offer to Contreras, but once the arbitration ruling is made it essentially opens up... Read more »