Yilver Sanchez

Vogel-Jack Bomb Not Quite Enough to Overcome Giant Attack

Cubs 2011 2nd round draft pick Dan Vogelbach crushed a tape-measure three-run HR over the RF fence to cap a five-run 4th, doubled and scored to key a five-run 8th, and reached base four times to lead the Cubs back from 8-2 and 14-7 deficits, only to see the AZL Giants score twice in the top of the 12th on two consecutive two-out balks and go on to defeat the Cubs 17-15 at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa this morning, as the AZL Cubs were officially eliminated from contention in the AZL Wild Card standings.

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  • 31 pitches, 2 hits, 1 walk, and 3 wild pitches later...the cubs win by 1.

    contreras snagged some other potential wild pitches in this chapman appearance.

    22 wins in august. woo.

    crunch 23 min 8 sec ago view
  • ...too...much...drama...

    c'mon chapman.

    crunch 28 min 35 sec ago view
  • Down on the farm:

    "Dealin'" Cease with another good outing for Eugene. Last 4 outings: 16IP, 1ER 29K. But, 10BB. Throw strikes, kid.

    Candelario is killing it at Iowa after struggling at AA: .320/.406/.941 in 241AB. At age 22. Where the heck to put him next year?

    UPDATE: Candy goes 3-5 tonight. Now hitting .325. Also, Almora 4-5, which is nice to see.

    billybucks 1 hour 7 min ago view
  • jacos 1 hour 29 min ago view
  • Happ and Jiminez to play in the AFL. Baseball is the best.

    billybucks 1 hour 38 min ago view
  • You magnificent Bastardo!

    jacos 2 hours 1 min ago view
  • Difference is LaStella sucks, and Chapman doesn't

    /,I need

    jacos 2 hours 55 min ago view
  • My guy Addy

    jacos 3 hours 51 sec ago view
  • \m/

    jacos 3 hours 8 min ago view
  • he's attempting a comeback (or he's just very bored) and playing indie ball in the atlantic league...short-lived-cub brad snyder is also on his team.

    very boring numbers for a guy with his experience in indie ball, though not bad numbers...probably not enough to get him a minor league deal at his age (33)

    crunch 3 hours 9 min ago view
  • there goes heyward's gold glove win. bench him and bring up matt murton.

    crunch 3 hours 13 min ago view
  • felt like 36 for sure....

    Rob G. 3 hours 16 min ago view
  • Didn't LaHair hit 36 before the All Star Break? Then none after.

    John Beasley 3 hours 18 min ago view
  • @CarrieMuskat 41s41 seconds ago Bryant is 1st #Cubs player to top 35 HRs since Aramis Ramirez hit 38 in 2006

    surprised me, thought Soriano may have or Rizzo...maybe LaHair or Schierholtz too :)

    Rob G. 3 hours 26 min ago view
  • Twitter tells me more boo's than cheers for LaStella.

    Sigh.

    What was the reaction in Chapman's first game? I was there about a week later and it was all cheers.

    Not that the situations are a one-to-one, but...damn, priorities 'Murica.

    Rob G. 3 hours 30 min ago view
  • bryant is good at doing home rons.

    crunch 3 hours 59 min ago view