Niko Vasquez

Hernandez Free at Last, Niko Knocks a Nookie

With VP of Player Personnel Oneri Fleita and about a dozen Cubs scouts in attendance, LHP Mark Pawelek threw three shutout innings of one-hit ball and Las Vegas Durango HS SS Niko Vasquez crushed a two-run homer onto 8th Street, leading the EXST Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the EXST A's at Fitch Park Field #3 this morning.

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  • Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Heyward; Baez, J 2; Bryant.

    The E-Man 32 sec ago view
  • Arrieta pitches like crap and gets a W, Lester pitches brilliantly and doesn't. Baseball!

    Man, have we been giving up a lot of 2-out runs lately. C'mon Hector -- Eugenio Suarez??? Sheesh.

    billybucks 15 min 36 sec ago view
  • 0-2 HBP = Cubbery

    Eric S 16 min 42 sec ago view
  • FFS!!!

    Shit throw by Szczur...

    Rob G. 23 min 29 sec ago view
  • Nice to have a ROB G. bustin' a move with the posts.

    The E-Man 42 min 26 sec ago view
  • Tony Gold Glove!!!

    Rob G. 45 min 8 sec ago view
  • To have Billy Hamilton break your shut-out with an HR is like Iceland winnng in soccer.

    The E-Man 51 min 38 sec ago view
  • Hamilton - good grief. Does he have Lester's number or what!

    Eric S 53 min 7 sec ago view
  • and there it is...

    time to sweat it out now.

    Rob G. 54 min 36 sec ago view
  • Yeah - I was waiting for someone else to comment first so they could shoulder the blame should cubbery prevail.

    Eric S 57 min 9 sec ago view
  • he'd actually have to get through these last 2 innings in 13 or less pitches to pull off an actual Maddux (CG in less than 100 pitches)...and I probably jinxed the whole game with my comment so I'll shut up now.

    Rob G. 1 hour 13 sec ago view
  • An efficient one-hitter through seven innings - seems reasonable to me.

    Quite the contrast from last night

    Eric S 1 hour 2 min ago view
  • It's really quite enjoyable watching Lester dissect the strike zone and a lineup like this...dare I say Maddux-like?

    Rob G. 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • Eloy Jimenez and Jeimer Candelario named to Futures Game...

    See past Cubs' participants here. Let me know if you see a mistake or any other info that may prove useful and I can add it.

    http://wiklifield.thecubreporter.com/Cubs_that_Played_in_Futures_Game

    Rob G. 1 hour 57 min ago view
  • Now pitching for the Cincinnati Reds:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwbUCI9bEvA

    QuietMan 2 hours 13 min ago view
  • Sorry if I made it sound like a Schwarber for Sale straight up deal was reasonable, obviously Cubs would need to give up more than that. You don't trade Sale unless you're rebuilding and if you're rebuilding you want more than one piece. Easily 3-4 pieces with Schwarber being the main one...but that type of an ace arm or All-star talent with a few years of control is the type of return the Cubs should look for if they move Schwarber. I don't think they'll move him until he's healthy though. TheJedi are pretty good at maximizing trade value.

    Rob G. 2 hours 17 min ago view