pcl pennant race

Bobby Tips the Scales for I-Cubs

Thanks to a 33 year-old journeyman who's probably had all he's likely to get of the big leagues, what remains of the Iowa Cubs took another big step toward a division pennant and the PCL playoffs with an 8-5 win over the Memphis Redbirds last night in Des Moines. Jeff Samardzija will take the mound this afternoon and try to toss the clincher.

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  • CUBBIES-4-EVER: It's not ten days including the day the player was Designated for Assignment, it's ten day from the day the player was Designated for Assignment. 

    So because Neil Ramirez was Designated for Assignment on 5/21, the deadline to either assign the player to another club (MLB or minor league) or release the player is 5/31 (today). 

    Arizona Phil 27 min 45 sec ago view
  • AZBOBBOP: No updates. 

    Arizona Phil 1 hour 8 min ago view
  • Phil, any updates on eight Oscar de la Cruz or Luis Hernandez?

    azbobbop 10 hours 41 min ago view
  • One miscommunication in outfield and the Cubs would have another no hitter

    jacos 11 hours 52 min ago view
  • Bruce Levine [email protected]

    Sex Fowler out with sore heel

    Pretty epic nickname

    johann 12 hours 24 min ago view
  • Mike Olt lives!

    The E-Man 12 hours 58 min ago view
  • Screw the closer.

    Old and Blue 14 hours 50 min ago view
  • He's had so few save opportunities that it might be difficult for him to get the All Star nod but Rondon has an absolutely ridiculous 1.05 ERA and 1.06 FIP after this game so far (and I think his worst outing was in the 10th inning non save situation) so I do absolutely think he is worth considering.

    johann 14 hours 53 min ago view
  • wood(4)/grimm/strop/rondon combine for 7ip 0h 0bb 8K

    nasty.

    crunch 15 hours 7 min ago view
  • 3ip 0h 0bb 3k for t.wood...nice.

    28 pitches.

    wonder if they'll let him go another.

    4ip 0h 0bb 4k...and probably done f'real this time. 43 pitches and in line for the win.

    crunch 15 hours 55 min ago view
  • And stay off the keyboard too

    Eric S 16 hours 4 min ago view
  • Depends how long he'd be gone but if not too long I would assume they'll use Wood or Cahill and limit them to 4 or 5 innings and call up a reliever to use in the bullpen.

    johann 16 hours 22 min ago view
  • hopefully it's a carlos-zambrano-special and he just needs to drink more water and less coffee+redbull before starts.

    crunch 16 hours 28 min ago view
  • Assuming Hammel needs some DL time for the hammy, who do the Cubs call up: Glasnow or Taillon? Too many starting pitching prospects at Iowa to choose from.

    Eric S 16 hours 31 min ago view
  • "cramping in right hamstring" according to the booth.

    btw, it was his left hamstring that was injured last year.

    crunch 16 hours 32 min ago view
  • hammel is injured and done..."leg cramp" or some other leg issue...was down behind the mound coming back from commercial and seemed to have injured himself warming up on the mound between innings.

    crunch 16 hours 54 min ago view