Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Miley cruises through four scoreless in first rehab outing; Six strong innings by Gallardo and a 2-run HR by Made key another Pelicans win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Miley cruises through four scoreless in first rehab outing; Six strong innings by Gallardo and a 2-run HR by Made key another Pelicans win
Richard Gallardo (Photo by Stephanie Lynn AAA St. Paul 6, Iowa 3 Game Recap It started off so promising. In the best news of the night, Wade Miley kicked off his 2022 season with four innings of shutout ball in which he barely appeared to break a sweat. The lefty allowed just two baserunners and... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Peter Matt hits two homers and drives in 7 as Pelicans offense goes nuts in 24 run outburst; Velazquez, Strumpf, Canario, Mervis stay hot, all four homered

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Peter Matt hits two homers and drives in 7 as Pelicans offense goes nuts in 24 run outburst; Velazquez, Strumpf, Canario, Mervis stay hot, all four homered
Peter Matt (photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA St. Paul 8, Iowa 1 Top Performers Jared Young: 2-4, HR (6), R, RBI (.213)Ildemaro Vargas: 1-3, BB (.250)Erick Castillo: 2-4 (.500) Injuries, Updates, and Trends Your @EMCInsurance Player of the Game is Jared Young with this solo blast! (yes, @voiceofcohen called it) pic.twitter.com/5gooUejlE1— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) May... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cam Sanders dominates with 5 no-hit innings; Canario and Mervis homers trigger late South Bend rally in comeback win; Iowa bats wake up; Roederer returns

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Cam Sanders dominates with 5 no-hit innings; Canario and Mervis homers trigger late South Bend rally in comeback win; Iowa bats wake up; Roederer returns
Cam Sanders (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends David Ross reported that Willson Contreras is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. Cubs do not have a 3rd catcher on the 40-man roster so I’m assuming they are hoping to ride Yan Gomes for a few days while they assess his issue and hope... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Walker Powell, Adam Laskey, and Jake Reindl combine on 3rd no-hitter in Pelicans history; Canario and Washer homer again; Alcantara and Mora hit their first

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Walker Powell, Adam Laskey, and Jake Reindl combine on 3rd no-hitter in Pelicans history; Canario and Washer homer again; Alcantara and Mora hit their first
Walker Powell (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) Sorry for the lack of recaps over the weekend, I was down with the flu. MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends The Cubs have cut their roster to 26 by placing Ethan Roberts on the IL with right shoulder inflammation and optioning Locke St. John to Iowa. Roberts saw his... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Triantos and Crow-Armstrong with big days as MB wins twice; Luke Little and fellow lefties throughout the system make some noise; Morel and Velazquez go back-to-back

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Triantos and Crow-Armstrong with big days as MB wins twice; Luke Little and fellow lefties throughout the system make some noise; Morel and Velazquez go back-to-back
James Triantos and Pete Crow-Armstrong (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 3, Indianapolis 2 Game Recap The Iowa pitchers were not overpowering on the radar gun, but starter Caleb Kilian mixed in his full repertoire to keep hitters off balance, and then the trio of Brandon Hughes, Erich Uelmen, and Eric Stout did a good... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Another day, another farmhand hits 2 homers, this time Alexander Canario; Washer, Maldonado, and Velazquez stay red hot at plate; Wicks impresses

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Another day, another farmhand hits 2 homers, this time Alexander Canario; Washer, Maldonado, and Velazquez stay red hot at plate; Wicks impresses
Alexander Canario (photo by Todd Johnson) AAA Indianapolis 4, Iowa 0 Game Recap We won’t dwell on this game since Iowa managed just one hit. P.J. Higgins broke up the Indianapolis no-hitter bid with a one-out single in the 9th. Top Performers Adrian Sampson: 3.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, HBP, 5 K... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Washer hits walk off 3-run blast for his 2nd HR of game; García also goes deep twice; Crow-Armstrong, Quintero, and another stellar Riley Martin outing keep Pelicans in 1st place

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Washer hits walk off 3-run blast for his 2nd HR of game; García also goes deep twice; Crow-Armstrong, Quintero, and another stellar Riley Martin outing keep Pelicans in 1st place
Jake Washer (photo by Stephanie Lynn) Robel García and Jake Washer became the 4th and 5th Cubs farmhands of the week to hit 2 home runs in the same game. The previous players to do it were Jared Young, Nelson Velazquez, and Matt Mervis. Most of the bats in the system have only begun to... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis launches 2 HR; Mills makes rehab appearance; All four piggyback starters throw well; Velazquez hits 5th homer; Hodge and PCA lead Pelicans to another victory

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Mervis launches 2 HR; Mills makes rehab appearance; All four piggyback starters throw well; Velazquez hits 5th homer; Hodge and PCA lead Pelicans to another victory
Matt Mervis (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Louisvill 4, Iowa 3 Game Recap Alec Mills took the hill for the first time this year. He struck out five without walking a batter but he also got tagged for eight hits in just three innings. Still, you gotta start somewhere. He threw 62 pitches. My guess... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Franklin looks sharp in brief outing; Higgins goes 4-for-4, knocks in 3; Gallardo and Swarmer go 5 strong to earn wins; Wetzel homers

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Franklin looks sharp in brief outing; Higgins goes 4-for-4, knocks in 3; Gallardo and Swarmer go 5 strong to earn wins; Wetzel homers
Richard Gallardo (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Iowa 4, Louisville 2 Game Recap The Cubs didn’t get many baserunners, but when they did P.J. Higgins managed to knock them in yesterday. He went 4-for-4. Matt Swarmer and the pen didn’t need more than that. Swarmer is one of those guys whose stuff falls just short... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: 5 different Smokies blast home runs in 10-3 win; Herz tosses 4 no-hit innings; Rivas nets 4 hits; Hudson earns 4th win already

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: 5 different Smokies blast home runs in 10-3 win; Herz tosses 4 no-hit innings; Rivas nets 4 hits; Hudson earns 4th win already
Christopher Morel (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Louisville 7, Iowa 6 (10 Innings) Game Recap Alfonso Rivas has done nothing but hit since he returned from his brief stay in Chicago to open the year. He collected four hits, including two doubles, to help the I-Cubs build 5-0 lead through four innings. Caleb Kilian wasn’t... Read more »