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 »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bats wake up system wide; Velázquez blasts 2 doubles and 2 homers; Crow-Armstrong reaches 5 times as Pelicans score 17 runs; Tennessee and South Bend rally late to win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bats wake up system wide; Velázquez blasts 2 doubles and 2 homers; Crow-Armstrong reaches 5 times as Pelicans score 17 runs; Tennessee and South Bend rally late to win
Nelson Velázquez (photo by Rikk Carlson) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Cubs dealt Jesse Chavez and cash to the Braves for lefty Sean Newcomb. With Brad Wieck’s injury, Justin Steele securing a rotation spot this spring, and Wade Miley’s injury forcing Drew Smyly into the rotation as well, the Cubs ended up a little short... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Riley Martin punches out 10; Jared Young launches 2 homers; Clarke and two relievers toss 3-0 shutout

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Riley Martin punches out 10; Jared Young launches 2 homers; Clarke and two relievers toss 3-0 shutout
Riley Martin (photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Injuries, Updates, and Trends Alec Mills (lower back strain) pitched two innings in an EXST game yesterday (2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K, 33 Pitches). AAA Iowa 7, Louisville 2 Game Recap Iowa brought their power bats to stadium yesterday. Jared Young hit a... Read more »
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Weekly Cubs recap: Offense continues to click as the pitching depth is challenged

Weekly Cubs recap: Offense continues to click as the pitching depth is challenged
Seiya Suzuki This is not a perfect offensive team. The Cubs hit far too many groundballs. They do not hit enough home runs. Those two elements alone will keep them out of the upper echelon of run scoring this season. But that isn’t to say that this offense is or will become ineffective. Seiya Suzuki... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Palencia shows plus stuff; Made debuts and reaches in all 3 of his plate appearances; I-Cubs and Smokies rained out

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Palencia shows plus stuff; Made debuts and reaches in all 3 of his plate appearances; I-Cubs and Smokies rained out
Daniel Palencia (photo by Stephanie Lynn) Sorry for the lack of recaps over the weekend. I had family in town with early morning activities planned, so I decided to take the time off rather than try to rush through the recaps. AAA Iowa PPD AA Tennessee PPD High-A Fort Wayne South Bend 3 Game Recap One of... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Ethan Hearn pivotal as Pelicans win in walkoff fashion for 2nd time this week; Pertuz, Piñango, and Wicks star as South Bend earns DH split

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Ethan Hearn pivotal as Pelicans win in walkoff fashion for 2nd time this week; Pertuz, Piñango, and Wicks star as South Bend earns DH split
Ethan Hearn (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Toledo 8, Iowa 6 Game Recap A day after Iowa rallied for three runs in the 9th in a comeback win Toledo turned the tables. Iowa jumped out to a 3-0 lead but this one would ultimately turn into a back and forth affair. Three Cubs would homer... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: I-Cubs rally from two down in the bottom of the 9th to win in walk off fashion; Devers and Martin pitch well but Pelicans get shutout

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: I-Cubs rally from two down in the bottom of the 9th to win in walk off fashion; Devers and Martin pitch well but Pelicans get shutout
Trent Giambrone AAA Iowa 3, Toledo 2 Game Recap The Iowa staff kept the Cubs within striking distance while their offense struggled through the first eight innings. With the score 2-0 and heading into the bottom of the 9th, the I-Cubs bats finally woke up. Jared Young and John Hicks reached to kick off the... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Dewees grand slam triggers 7-run inning; Alcantara notches walk-off hit in MB debut; Strumpf and Perlaza homer in TN win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Dewees grand slam triggers 7-run inning; Alcantara notches walk-off hit in MB debut; Strumpf and Perlaza homer in TN win
Donnie Dewees (photo by John Arguello) First, a note: It's starting to come together. And it isn't just the relievers this year. The Cubs have actual, healthy starting pitching prospects this season who are showing good stuff and velo this first week of the season. https://t.co/E4WkvDR32r— Michael Ernst (@mj_ernst) April 13, 2022 AAA Iowa 8,... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young homers for 2nd straight day; Maldonado blasts 2 homers in one day; Thompson, Franklin take mound for 1st time since 2019; Pelicans win

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Young homers for 2nd straight day; Maldonado blasts 2 homers in one day; Thompson, Franklin take mound for 1st time since 2019; Pelicans win
Nelson Maldonado by Rikk Carlson This will be a condensed recap of yesterday’s action without much commentary from me. I had family in town this weekend and wasn’t able to watch any of the games on Sunday. AAA Buffalo 2, Iowa 1 Game Recap Jared Young homered for the second time in two days, and... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Kilian, Jensen, Herz, and Little shine; Bullpens blow away opposing hitters; Iowa launches 3 homers; Triantos records first pro hit

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Kilian, Jensen, Herz, and Little shine; Bullpens blow away opposing hitters; Iowa launches 3 homers; Triantos records first pro hit
DJ Herz by Stephanie Lynn AAA Iowa 4, Buffalo 3 Game Recap A tremendous effort from the pitching staff (get used to reading that today) led the way for the I-Cubs. One of the top five arms in the system, Caleb Kilian, made his case for why he is the most MLB ready. In wasn’t... Read more »