Cubs MInor League Recap

Cubs Recap for April 7, 2012

I didn't get to do a major league recap and I'm off on vacation this week. Apologies in advance if things get untidy around here. As for the major league game, it was déjà vu all over again. Marmol and Wood blowing a second consecutive game, the bullpen blowing a win for Garza or the Cubs just blowing a game, pick whatever storyline suits your needs...it's like choose-your-own adventure Cubs storytime.

Opening Day Minor League Wrap

We'll see how this works. I created an account at First Inning and it allows you to track certain minor leaguers. I thought I'd try to keep up with my top 16 prospects on a nearly daily basis. You may be interested in others, but it's my list, so go get your own. They haven't made Hayden Simpson available yet, so I will add him once they do to replace Darwin Barney, who of course is with the major league club.

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  • Did anybody see that Zobrist strikeout?

    That was extremely disappointing.

    Old and Blue 1 hour 3 min ago view
  • Strangest win of the year, and one of the sweetest. Twice I thought it was easily in the bag, then after the first 2 hitters in the 9th I thought all was lost. Big game for Grimm, Strop & Rondon. But, man, those Cards can hit for power.

    billybucks 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • Very satisfying, gut-check win today. The beers on the trip back to Chicago are going to taste fantastic.

    Eric S 1 hour 54 min ago view
  • It's still very early but this game felt very important to me and probably knocked 2 years off my life. Seemed like every inning was big.

    johann 2 hours 41 min ago view
  • Yes then they moved him two spot then not so much, back batting 7th

    jacos 2 hours 41 min ago view
  • This is the exact game that the Cubs would have lost in years past to the Cardinals.

    The E-Man 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • Arrieta starting. Leads of 6-1 and 9-4. You don't expect to have such a sense of relief when they win.

    Brick 2 hours 42 min ago view
  • phew

    Rob G. 2 hours 43 min ago view
  • At least the end result was worth the wait.

    Rob Richardson 2 hours 43 min ago view
  • I guess he's better than what they've had. He started out like the Babe there.

    The E-Man 2 hours 52 min ago view
  • Fair enough, but Castro isn't really very good.

    Rob Richardson 3 hours 12 min ago view
  • I can just hear Pat Hughes chortling "typical Cubs-Cards game..."

    JoePepitone 3 hours 14 min ago view
  • As long as Maddon uses him against RH he is good. Against LH - not so much.

    His recent HR's obviously have not been great pitches.

    So, let's just say my personal confidence in the guy is not there yet.

    The E-Man 3 hours 18 min ago view
  • not that I'm agreeing with E-Man in anyway here, but Warren's FIP and peripherals are not really good (5.20 FIP/5.19 BB/9/.128 BABIP), although his actual results are a lot better. Well until today...

    Trade was also to make room for Zobrist and it'll be a few years before we can really judge it.

    Rob G. 3 hours 20 min ago view
  • Eventually, the Maddon "play everyone everywhere" thing was going to create a problem.

    billybucks 3 hours 27 min ago view
  • This ump blows.

    Ryno 3 hours 38 min ago view