As Cubs Beat Cards, Wood Beats Wizards

While the Cubs were busy dumping the Cardinals Tuesday night, Kerry Wood was earning a victory for the Class ‘A’ Peoria Chiefs over the Fort Wayne Wizards. Woody entered the game in the 5th inning with the Chiefs already ahead 4-0. He threw 12 pitches, recording two ground outs and a fly out while walking one. According to, Wood's pitches were clocked between 91 and 94 mph. Wood is slated to pitch back-to-back games this Thursday and Friday, when the Chiefs host the Dayton Dragons. Cubs GM Jim Hendry is scheduled to attend Friday night’s game. In five minor league outings this year spanning five innings, Wood has allowed one earned run. striking out five and walking two. He has been touched for four hits.


i guess he replaces petrick in a couple weeks

who will get the next hit kendall or soriano ?

"i guess he replaces petrick in a couple weeks"

Is he even better than Petrick at this point? All of the roundups I have seen on his rehab outings suggests he has only average stuff.

OT: Is Dusty manging the Braves because ever since they signed Julio Franco's carcass he seems to be their everyday 1B.

doesnt matter if he is better then if and when he is
ready to be called up wether he is or not he will
'be called up

Hey AZ Phil,

C C Perez = Prospect?

Hard to look worse than Soriano in his last AB tonight. I'm no hater but yikes, it seems like he swung at ball four about six times.

hey, what about me? 0 for 3

I'm guessing Wood has about 5 more innings left in that arm.

So when should we expect to see Kerry called up at this rate? I would think he would be with the team within two weeks.

Soriano needs his little buddy (Pie) back on the team to boost his performance.

He seems to enjoy playing much more with Pie on the team. Money may not be a motivator; however, I would expect a greater desire to perform to the expectation of a player considered to be worth $136 million.

Soriano has no patience on the plate, and thus slumps worse then some batters because he can't take walks even if his swing is off. All guys slump, it's just patience never slumps.

"Patience never slumps"

That is a great line.

There is no truth to the rumor that every orthopedic physician in Peoria is on emergency alert.

I see no reason to bring KW back before mid-September. Might as well keep him "fresh" for a late season wild card/division run. This way maybe his arm stays attached through October.

The Real Neal — July 24, 2007 @ 11:20 pm
Hey AZ Phil,

C C Perez = Prospect?


REAL NEAL: Carlos Perez is a good young catcher (decent arm, good receiving skills, some pop in his bat), but he is repeating AZL (he was also at Mesa last year) so his '07 offensive numbers need to be understood in that context.

He should have been promoted to Boise in 2007, but he's blocked by Josh Donaldson, Mario Mercedes, and Welington Castillo, so he got the remedial shaft in order to get him maximum playing time, which he would not get at Boise or Peoria. .

The catchers at the bottom of the pipeline (W. Castillo at Peoria, J. Donaldson at Boise, and C. Perez at Mesa) are the best ones in the Cubs organization (or at least they are the ones with the most potential), and 2006 7th round pick Steve Clevenger (who was converted to catcher in the Arizona Instructional League last Fall to maximize his versatility) is an excellent left-handed hitter with a picture-perfect stroke and a high baseball IQ.

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  • Phil, any updates on eight Oscar de la Cruz or Luis Hernandez?

    azbobbop 9 hours 9 min ago view
  • One miscommunication in outfield and the Cubs would have another no hitter

    jacos 10 hours 20 min ago view
  • Bruce Levine [email protected]

    Sex Fowler out with sore heel

    Pretty epic nickname

    johann 10 hours 52 min ago view
  • Mike Olt lives!

    The E-Man 11 hours 27 min ago view
  • Screw the closer.

    Old and Blue 13 hours 18 min ago view
  • He's had so few save opportunities that it might be difficult for him to get the All Star nod but Rondon has an absolutely ridiculous 1.05 ERA and 1.06 FIP after this game so far (and I think his worst outing was in the 10th inning non save situation) so I do absolutely think he is worth considering.

    johann 13 hours 21 min ago view
  • wood(4)/grimm/strop/rondon combine for 7ip 0h 0bb 8K


    crunch 13 hours 35 min ago view
  • 3ip 0h 0bb 3k for t.wood...nice.

    28 pitches.

    wonder if they'll let him go another.

    4ip 0h 0bb 4k...and probably done f'real this time. 43 pitches and in line for the win.

    crunch 14 hours 23 min ago view
  • And stay off the keyboard too

    Eric S 14 hours 32 min ago view
  • Depends how long he'd be gone but if not too long I would assume they'll use Wood or Cahill and limit them to 4 or 5 innings and call up a reliever to use in the bullpen.

    johann 14 hours 51 min ago view
  • hopefully it's a carlos-zambrano-special and he just needs to drink more water and less coffee+redbull before starts.

    crunch 14 hours 56 min ago view
  • Assuming Hammel needs some DL time for the hammy, who do the Cubs call up: Glasnow or Taillon? Too many starting pitching prospects at Iowa to choose from.

    Eric S 14 hours 59 min ago view
  • "cramping in right hamstring" according to the booth.

    btw, it was his left hamstring that was injured last year.

    crunch 15 hours 1 min ago view
  • hammel is injured and done..."leg cramp" or some other leg issue...was down behind the mound coming back from commercial and seemed to have injured himself warming up on the mound between innings.

    crunch 15 hours 22 min ago view
  • heyward with a bit of starlin castro're great D dude, but you can't range 200ft in all directions even if you're playing CF.

    that said, he almost had it...though zobrist or baez should have had it if heyward wasn't coming on at 100mph.

    hammel is quite wild today even if he got the first 2 outs on Ks that were result of swinging through stuff not in the zone.

    crunch 16 hours 7 min ago view
  • she did fine, fwiw.

    bombs were bursting in the air...ramparts were watched...all that stuff.

    zoobrest kissed her afterwards and got about 20lbs of the 100lbs of makeup she was wearing on him.

    crunch 16 hours 19 min ago view