Cubs Minor League Recap for April 16, 2012

I'd give the stars of the night to two Peoria Chiefs, Ryan Cuneo and Michael Jensen.

Iowa 3 - @Round Rock 2; No multi-hit games for Iowa, but Campana, Jackson, Castillo  and Cardenas reach base multiple times. Campana and Jackson's speed and the defensive miscues of Tommy Mendonca (3B) and Dusty Brown (C) lead to two runs without a hit for Iowa in the third. Sappelt added the go-ahead run with a triple in the 6th to score Castillo. Coleman got the start and went 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K. B. Parker gets his second save of the season.

@Huntsville 5 - Tennessee 2; McNutt gives up his first run of the season but just the one in 4 innings of work including 3 K's and 1 BB. He gets saddled with the loss but it was J. Antigua with the bad night, giving up 4 ER in 2.1 innings of work. No walks for the Smokies and just 2 extra-base hits by Apodaca and Mota.

@Dunedin 6 - Daytona 3; Szczur with a 4/5 night, but Rohan is the offensive star with a 3/5 night including a double and a home run. E. Jokisch goes 6 innings against the Toronto affiliate, giving up 4 ER on 7 K, 3 BB and 6 H.

@Peoria 6 - Cedar Rapids 2; Multi-hit games for Rafael Lopez, R. Cuneo, and Paul Hoilman. Oliver Zapata also got on-base three times with the help of two walks. Cuneo though lifted two over the fence and had 4 RBI's for the best offensive performance of the evening. M. Jensen improved to 3-0 with a line of 6 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.

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Szczur's OBP at 370 after last nights 4/5 effort

from Goldstein this morning

Matt Szczur, OF, Cubs (High-A Daytona): 4-for-5, R. Had just five hits in first 10 games and still looking for first extra-base hit; .214/.353/.214 in 11 games.

http://muskat.mlblogs.com/2012/04/17/417-cubs...

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120...

#6, #43, #56 for Cubs in the 1st round and compensation round

and then I believe #67 in the 2nd round, #101 in the 3rd round, #134 in 4th round and then every 30 after that (164, 194, etc).

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/draft/dr...

Only 40 rounds this year, down from 50.

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    Old and Blue 35 min 48 sec ago view
  • I hope they hold onto Jimenez. Outfield depth is questionable, especially with McKinney, who struggled this year but still, gone.

    Old and Blue 46 min 49 sec ago view
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    To me, what is scary about him if I'm the other guy is that he IS learning the strike zone. This guy could easily be the MVP someday.

    Old and Blue 48 min ago view
  • So, playing .500 for the rest of the year puts them at 91 wins. You would think there is enough talent to do a little better than that, right?

    The E-Man 1 hour 6 min ago view
  • First team to 60 wins! Onward to 70, 80, 90 and 100!

    billybucks 9 hours 36 min ago view
  • I. Hate. The. Mets.

    billybucks 10 hours 5 min ago view
  • OK Marlins -- take 'em down. Fernandez, at home, tomorrow for the Fish.

    Gotta say, though -- as much as I can't stand them, the Cardinals have had some very impressive late-inning wins against premier closers.

    billybucks 10 hours 5 min ago view
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    billybucks 10 hours 11 min ago view
  • If Jason Hammel doesn't get a potato chip sponsorship deal, somebody messed up. Attaboy, Jason!

    billybucks 10 hours 14 min ago view
  • I am looking forward to AChap facing the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 10 hours 22 min ago view
  • Sure is fun to watch them score finally. To think they were no-hit until the 7th...

    The E-Man 10 hours 34 min ago view
  • Got to admit it - it was comforting seeing Rondon come out for the eighth after just taking a two run lead ... And put the hammer down with a 7 pitch inning. Good stuff

    Eric S 10 hours 39 min ago view
  • GRAND SLAM RUSSELL

    blown the hell open...7 run lead

    crunch 10 hours 40 min ago view
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    The E-Man 10 hours 50 min ago view
  • it was more no-doubt than bryant's HR. it wont make any end-of-season highlight reels, but that one was booked to leave on contact.

    crunch 10 hours 59 min ago view
  • Javy! Javy! Javy!

    How sweet was that - Cranked it!

    393 happy feet

    Eric S 11 hours 6 min ago view