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.


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.

#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).

Only 40 rounds this year, down from 50.

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  • I know, man. What a season. 3rd best record in all of baseball, good enough to have won any division other than the one there in.

    With a win tomorrow, the Cubs will match their 2008 record. Bad omen, I know. If they do win, the most recent year in which the Cubs will have won more games would be 1945 (98-56), the last time they went to the World Series.

    I'll take that omen instead...

  • "oh yeah, and get the fuck off my lawn. :D"

    Ok, now that was funny. :)

  • KB 0-5 with 8 LOB. Really? He is torturing me with 99 RBI. He is also a very different hitter at home vs. road. I suspect most young hitters are.

  • Greinke still in for the 8th. 3 up, 3 down. After 8. 108 pitches, ERA still at 1.66 according to mlb boxscore and he's in line for a 19th win.

  • Greinke 95 pitches through 7. Gives up one run (solo HR to Hedges). ERA at 1.66. Doubt that they will let him give up 5 runs in the 8th.

    Dodgers ahead 2-1.

  • 96 wins with one game to go. Who woulda thunk it.

    Cubs 96 wins have clinched a better record than any AL team and the NL West/East division winners too.

  • cubs win, pirates lose...

  • the curse is now yours.

  • cog a HR away from the cycle after a single in the 6th.

  • Hendricks: 15 up, 15 down.

  • he strongly separates his post-playing career from his playing career, though he loves to visit the barrier of player and fan. many ex-players don't put up this barrier.

    he's not interested in going back to the clubhouse or pretty much anything field/game related, but he'll grab a ticket and observe with the fans and visit ex players on "neutral" ground. he's written 3 pieces for the new yorker and other pieces elsewhere. i remember one photo/bio piece he did, but don't remember where i read it (years ago).

  • ?
    I find your comments rather obtuse. He recognized he didn't want to pursue baseball anymore and went back to school to learn how to become a better writer - opening up a new chapter in his life.

    I don't know where you find a "sad disconnection" because he is writing about his experiences? He pursued a ball career for a long time so no doubt there is some meloncholy in his tone, but I just don't know what the fuck you are talking about.

  • he has an almost sad disconnection from the game based on his writings. even though he's "been there" (no matter how much of a minor role) he doesn't seem to feel like he belongs or deserves to belong in the boy's club.

    he seems to go to great lengths to enjoy the game from an arm's length while occasionally getting close enough for a high-5 from those who affirm him that he belongs.

  • I read that guy's article about why he quit baseball and it was really well done too. In terms of Rizzo, I have seen multiple references to how this is Rizzo's team just as much as Madden's and it makes that pick up that much better that we have someone that is not only a great player but a leader and all around great guy (been reading about all the charity work he does too). There is really nothing not to like about Rizzo.

  • Nice article on Rizzo

    Written by ex teammate

  • JD concurred with Ariettas second at bat