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Brewers Rally Late to Edge Cubs at Fitch Park

Tyler Roberts blasted a solo HR over the LF fence and onto 8th Street to ignite a two-run 9th inning, as the Brewers scored two in the 8th and two in the 9th to overcome a 3-0 deficit and edge the Cubs 4-3 in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at Fitch Park Field #4 in Mesa. 

TCR Friday Notes

- Dale Sveum's ass must be pretty chapped from the hot seat he's been sitting in over the last week. Although he hasn't been fired yet, rumors earlier in the week had the Cubs targeting Joe Girardi and now another catcher is in the fold. Peter Gammons is saying that Brad Ausmus would be a person of interest if the Cubs do indeed decide to go another direction.

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  • I'm not making fun of anyone else's losing records until we're in about year 10 of the dynasty and/or Bryant hits his 700th home run.

    Old and Blue 2 min 4 sec ago view
  • The Twins lost their 47th game on June 17. That's all I got tonight. Go Cubs.

    John Beasley 3 min 49 sec ago view
  • Tweet our proposal and see what happens.

    Old and Blue 4 min 14 sec ago view
  • this makes the most sense. the team could use a replacement in the pen when chapman leaves and bryant could fetch a nice pen arm...maybe...there's a bit of concern about bryant's poor hitting in clutch situations.

    bryant has served his purpose...time to move on and let the kids play. you're next russell.

    crunch 8 min 37 sec ago view
  • I think it will be damn funny if they send Stella down after Coghlan gets back.

    Old and Blue 10 min 48 sec ago view
  • STELLA!!!!!!!

    Old and Blue 11 min 45 sec ago view
  • Trade Bryant?

    Old and Blue 12 min 26 sec ago view
  • I think Jones held up part of your sentence at third while the rest ran through the sign.

    Jackstraw 47 min 45 sec ago view
  • has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?”

    crunch 1 hour 48 min ago view
  • I agree -- I think if you are a soft-tosser, you need a track record before you are taken seriously. If Kyle posts sub-3.00 ERA consistently and wins 15+ games a few times (and pitches more innings), he may have a shot at the award in a few years. Hopefully, he gets in the top 5 this year -- would be deserved and a nice boost for his confidence.

    billybucks 2 hours 12 min ago view
  • It's also possible that the Cubs have no intention of recalling Spencer Patton. Perhaps Maddon has seen enough of him, and Patton will eventually be one of the players cut to make room for others who will be added to the 40 in September.

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 14 min ago view
  • I doesn't know what your talking about.

    Sonicwind75 2 hours 19 min ago view
  • Maybe it's to get him some game action. He's only pitched for the Cubs once in the last 10 days. I don't really care much about him going down since he's sucked when up here.

    I really want Rivero to be called up.

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 24 min ago view
  • CHITOWNMVP01: It is indeed odd that the Cubs did not just wait one more day to recall LaStella.

    As far as Spencer Patton is concerned...

    Arizona Phil 2 hours 32 min ago view
  • Why didn't they wait until tomorrow to call up TLS? Don't they have to wait 10 days to bring Patton back up now?

    chitownmvp01 2 hours 53 min ago view
  • Cubs assigned to Mesa Solar Sox (AFL):

    Victor Caratini, C
    James Farris, RHRP
    Ian Happ, 2B-OF
    Eloy Jimenez, OF
    Ryan McNeil, RHRP
    Steve Perakslis, RHRP
    Duane Underwood Jr, RHSP

    Brian Lawrence, Pitching Coach

    Jimenez, Happ, Caratini and Underwood are among the Cubs Top 10 Prospects, and playing in the AFL should help speed their development.

    Arizona Phil 3 hours 27 min ago view