8/6 Minor matters – UPDATED

Injury updates:

* Albert Almora is sidelined with a slight groin strain. It will likely be a few days before he’s back in Kane County’s lineup.

* Iowa has placed right-handed pitcher Barret Loux on the disabled list while catcher Cael Brockmeyer joined the team from Boise. Loux is sidelined with a right shoulder strain. This is his third trip to the DL this season, but his first with an arm issue. His two earlier stints were because of a sprained ankle. Loux is 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA (43ER/80 IP) in 19 games (16 starts) with Iowa.

The I-Cubs added Brockmeyer after catcher Luis Flores had to leave Monday’s game after the fifth inning because of a concussion. He was struck on the back of the helmet and mask on the follow through of a swing. Flores was batting .197 (31-for-157) with eight doubles, four home runs, and 14 RBI in 49 games with Iowa. The Cubs drafted Brockmeyer in the 16th round of the June draft out of Cal State-Bakersfield. He was batting .309 (25-for-81) with four doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 26 games with Boise. He was scheduled to start Tuesday.

Monday’s games

Brandon Bantz hit a walkoff homer with one out in the ninth off Casey Coleman to give Tacoma a 6-5 win over Iowa. Darnell McDonald was 4-for-5 with a home run, and Brad Nelson hit his 16th homer of the season. Justin Grimm gave up eight hits over six innings. Daniel Lockhart posted his second straight multi-hit game, and stole a base.

Mat Loosen gave up five runs over three innings in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Jacksonville. Javier Baez had two hits, his third straight multi-hit game, plus one RBI and he stole a base.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Bradenton was cancelled because of rain for the third straight day. Daytona has lost 10 games to weather this season. Tuesday is an off day. No word yet on when Scott Baker will make his next rehab start for the team.

Jeimer Candelario hit a first-inning home run but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 12-4, to Clinton. Felix Pena gave up eight runs over six innings.

Eight Boise Hawks players were named to the roster for the Northwest League All-Star Game at Everett Memorial Stadium. First pitch is 8:05 MDT. Pitchers Tyler Bremer and James Pugliese, catcher Lance Rymel, infielders David Bote, Daniel Lockhart and Jacob Rogers, and outfielders Yasiel Balaguert and Shawon Dunston Jr. were named to the South Division squad. Boise’s skipper, Gary Van Tol, will manage the South against the North. Lockhart will miss the game because he is now on Triple-A Iowa’s roster.

Francisco Sanchez and Charcer Burks each had two hits in Mesa’s 4-3 win over the Indians. Kelvin Freeman had two RBIs.


Carrie, you state that Grimm gave up 8 hits over 6 innings, but how many runs? Or did you leave that out on purpose? lol
Almora hurt again?
Nice to see some Hawks recognized for good seasons.🙂
I have to wonder this and part of what makes stats so interesting; Rymel making the All Star squad and not the recently drafted Brockmeyer, both catchers. Rymel has 21 more AB’s, yet only 1 more total base. Brockmeyer is hitting .309, Rymel .255. Runs produced, runs and RBI’s: Rymel 25, Brockmeyer 29.
Everything I see stat wise points to Brockmeyer being the All star, is it because he was just signed this year that he is being overlooked?

Doe u hav swag bro. I no c tha swag.

Grimm gave up five runs, four earned, on eight hits and one walk, while striking out eight over six innings. I’ll make sure the line is complete.

Carrie, I was kidding. Grimm must have one heck of a fastball with 15 K’s in just 13 innings with the Cubs at AAA. However with opponents hitting .351 against him kinda indicates not much movement on his Fastball. Hope the Pitching Coach is all over that point??

You people addressing Carrie directly do realize that Carrie probably doesn’t read her own comment section and most definitely doesn’t ever respond to you, don’t you?

Doug I disagree, she reponded to my post, then took time to update. I know shes too busy to respond to all, with the traveling and all updates, but I am sure she reads what she can, should she respond or not.

I am sure a few who read this also noticed that Brockmeyer being promoted to Iowa explained why he was not on the (NOR) All Star team.
Brockmeyer ( Catcher) who was just drafted this past June, was promoted to Iowa AAA due to an injury. He had some impressive stats at Boise, but a jump from Boise to Iowa is impressive, even if it is due to an injury.
Brockmeyer by passed Kane County Cougars, (A) Daytona Cubs, (A) Tennesee Smokies,(AA).
That tells me one of two things; The Cubs are very weak in catching prospects or Brockmeyer is on the fast track.

This is Poppy and my take on it is as follows: I think Brockenmeyer will either be the next John Bench or the next SAndy Martinez. The Cubs must feel that he is up for the test of facing AAA pitching at this time, while other guys like Wilson Conteras sill need some work down at Kane County. If Carl Brockmeyer is hitting .300 by the end of the weekend, then we can expect the Cubs to trade Wellington Castillo to the Cardinals and give Brockmeyer a chance to finish the season with the big league club. By this time next year, we should know if we have a Ivan Rodriguez or a Scott Servais on our hands. That’s Poppy’s Take and if you don’t like it you can tell me so, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be true!

Your take could be correct, wont know for awhile, I do think it will take longer than this weekend.
Brockmeyer promotion came as a huge shock to me, but my take is, the farm system at about any position was in shambles, when Hoyer & Epstein took over, especially catcher and 3B, so really: Is this about seeing how he does at AAA? Just a TEMP injury replacement? Maybe both? If he is really ready for AAA, kudos to the scouting DEPT on his draft selection.

Brockmeyer did go 1 for 3 last night, he did K twice and was hit by a pitch. He must have caught a good game as Iowa won 10-3. Brockmeyer caught 6 different pitchers in the game, no errors, no passed balls.
Pretty good start at AAA, congrats to him.

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