Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Herz and Assad each toss 5 shutout innings; Jordan homers and raises his average to .397; Piñango, Roederer, and Caissie homer in 5-0 South Bend shutout

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Herz and Assad each toss 5 shutout innings; Jordan homers and raises his average to .397; Piñango, Roederer, and Caissie homer in 5-0 South Bend shutout
DJ Herz (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 8, Memphis 5 (Completion of SUSP) Memphis 7, Iowa 5 (10 Innings) Game Recap The Cubs quickly broke a 4-4 8th inning tie once play resumed on their suspended game. Jared Young hit an RBI double in the 8th, and Carlos Sepulveda knocked in two with a... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Alcantara drives in six and four pitchers combine on shutout as Pelicans extend winning streak to 10; Wicks takes hard luck loss

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Alcantara drives in six and four pitchers combine on shutout as Pelicans extend winning streak to 10; Wicks takes hard luck loss
Kevin Alcantara (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa SUSP – T8 – Tied 4-4 Game Recap I’ll cover the game more in depth when they complete it today, but it’s worth noting Robel García homered once again, his 12th already on the season. Caleb Kilian was the starter. He didn’t pitch great as his control... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young outfielders in South Bend and young infielders in Myrtle Beach emerging; Hodge and Palencia deliver strong outings; Bote three hits on rehab in Iowa

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young outfielders in South Bend and young infielders in Myrtle Beach emerging; Hodge and Palencia deliver strong outings; Bote three hits on rehab in Iowa
Reginald Preciado (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) Sorry for the lack of recaps last week. I was sick for a couple of days and then needed to play catch up at my job so my available time to watch and write about baseball was limited. To prevent burn out like I have experienced the last couple... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hughes and Morel exit debuts to standing ovations; Frazier kicks off rehab; Alcantara and Pagan homer as Pelicans offense explodes again

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hughes and Morel exit debuts to standing ovations; Frazier kicks off rehab; Alcantara and Pagan homer as Pelicans offense explodes again
Kevin Alcantara (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Rookie Performers You couldn’t ask for better debuts from Brandon Hughes and Christopher Morel last night. The MLB debut for @Brando_Hugs: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K. pic.twitter.com/m3lHZnc6PM— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2022 The Friendly Confines can't contain Christopher Morel. pic.twitter.com/GUh9loc1jo— Chicago Cubs... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Farrell debuts with 5 scoreless as Iowa pitches shutout and Robel goes deep again; Ball and Weber making waves as Smokies sweep DH; Alcantara hits Grand Slam in Pelicans win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Farrell debuts with 5 scoreless as Iowa pitches shutout and Robel goes deep again; Ball and Weber making waves as Smokies sweep DH; Alcantara hits Grand Slam in Pelicans win
Andy Weber (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 5, Omaha 0 Game Recap Old friend Luke Farrell returned to Iowa and despite some early traffic managed to settle in and fire five shutout innings in his 2022 debut. Steady performer Eric Stout kept the momentum going with two shutout innings of his own, and then... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Remy, Correa, and Ramos combine on no-hitter; García doubles and homers again; South Bend wins 8th in a row

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Remy, Correa, and Ramos combine on no-hitter; García doubles and homers again; South Bend wins 8th in a row
Peyton Remy (photo by Rikk Carlson) I got a late start, so the recap will be a bit brief today. MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends A collision in the outfield with the second base umpire forced Nico Hoerner out of the game. Reports are it is an ankle injury and the team will not know... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis hits two bombs including walk off and Caissie hits grand slam as South Bend completes big comeback; García also goes deep twice; Four Smokies homer; Swarmer Ks 10

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis hits two bombs including walk off and Caissie hits grand slam as South Bend completes big comeback; García also goes deep twice; Four Smokies homer; Swarmer Ks 10
Matt Mervis (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends There was a flurry of roster moves and promotions throughout the system yesterday, beginning at the MLB level. The Cubs activated Wade Miley from the IL to make his first start of the season last night. The club also purchased the contract of utility... Read more »

Weekly Cubs recap: Hendricks kicks off a new week on a much needed positive note; First wave of promotions in progress

Weekly Cubs recap: Hendricks kicks off a new week on a much needed positive note; First wave of promotions in progress
Kyle Hendricks (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) Cubs fans were finally gifted a day of good performance and good news on the injury front in regards to their starting rotation. With four MLB starting pitchers on the IL (Marcus Stroman, Wade Miley, Alec Mills, Adbert Alzolay) to start the week, a fifth (Justin Steele) leaving early... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Kilian, Sanders, Herz, Devers continue to shine on mound; South Bend posts 2nd straight shutout; Big days at the plate for Higgins, Young, Perlaza, Triantos, Roederer

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Kilian, Sanders, Herz, Devers continue to shine on mound; South Bend posts 2nd straight shutout; Big days at the plate for Higgins, Young, Perlaza, Triantos, Roederer
Cam Sanders (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 10, St. Paul 3 Game Recap A rare offensive explosion from the Iowa lineup. The effort was led by the two guys who have provided the most consistent production for the team throughout the first month. P.J. Higgins doesn’t provide much power but he’s been above .300... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wicks, Clarke, Bain, and Martin shine on mound as South Bend sweeps doubleheader; Alcantara keys six run fifth to rally Pelicans to another win; Simmons kicks off rehab

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Wicks, Clarke, Bain, and Martin shine on mound as South Bend sweeps doubleheader; Alcantara keys six run fifth to rally Pelicans to another win; Simmons kicks off rehab
Max Bain (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Wade Miley will throw a bullpen today to see how his arm responded to his first rehab appearance the other day. If he feels good, I think it is possible he joins the Cubs and starts May 10th even though he is not fully... Read more »