4/16 Minor matters

Monday’s games
Iowa’s game at Memphis was postponed because of rain. The two teams will play a makeup doubleheader on May 28.

Dustin Geiger and Rafael Lopez each homered in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Jackson. C.J. Edward started and gave up three runs over five innings, and struck out seven. Edwards served up the second homer of his young career in the second. He’s now given up two homers in 198 pro innings.

Daytona lost 1-0 to Dunedin. Felix Pena gave up one run on three hits over eight innings. It was his second career complete game.

Kane County’s game was postponed because of rain.

Tuesday’s games
Logan Watkins drove in two runs in Iowa’s 8-4 loss to New Orleans. Carlos Pimentel took the loss, giving up seven runs over five innings on six hits and five walks. Chris Valaika had two hits.

Tennessee’s game versus Jackson was postponed because of rain, and the two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday.

Daytona lost 10-3 to Dunedin, going 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Rock Shoulders hit a solo home run. Tim Saunders had three hits, including two doubles.

Kane County swept a doubleheader against Bowling Green, winning 2-0 in the first game, and 1-0 in the nightcap behind Paul Blackburn’s one-hitter. Jen-Ho Tseng threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in the first game, and Blackburn struck out six over six innings in the second.

* BAEZ Update:
Javier Baez said he was afraid he’d broken his ankle when he injured it during batting practice last Friday. He is currently on Iowa’s seven-day disabled list. It’s been tough for him to sit on the side.

“I don’t like being in the dugout and not playing and seeing what I can do,” Baez told the Des Moines Register.


Good morning, White. Did you know both our college baseball teams are highly ranked this week in the USA Today/Coaches poll? Virginia is #1 and Oregon State #3. There is a local product who plays for the Hoos whom I wish the Cubs would consider in the June draft. Name is Mike Papi and he led all of Division I in on base percentage in 2013. As a junior, he`s eligible. Tanaka is going in today`s first game. As I`ve told you all, I`ve seen his prior two starts. He has outstanding stuff, no doubt, but he makes mistakes too. He does not always locate, and as you know, good major league batters make their livings by hitting mistakes. We can beat this guy if we are patient. Need a quality outing by Hammel, of course.

Good Morning jhosk, Getting ready for the game right now: coffee made, pumpkin bread buttered, Shirley Purrl on my lap, TV tuned to MLB – doesn’t get much better than this! :)). So our college teams are in the running – very nice! Maybe we will see Papi soon. By the way, it was nice to hear from Isabel wasn’t it. Enjoy the games jhosk!

Did you all know that on this day in 1940 the first ever televised baseball game appeared on WGN-TV?

Did Tommy Skilling do any weather updates back then?

you made me smile, Cubs Talk. Also on this day in 1940, Bob Feller hurled the only opening day no-hitter in MLB history for the Indians. I`m thinking you recall that contest, Cubs Talk. Am I mistaken?

Now I am not that old !…….did see Bob Feller one time at a card show in early 80’s………..sad to see these old time players selling their signature for $2……..the old time ‘greats” never made the money that todays’ players are making.

Now this is happy to see. One big happy Cubs family,therapy must be working.HA HA! jhosk am also in ACC territory,will keep an eyeball open for Papi and the Wahoos! By the way I love Tom Skilling, I learn more about our weather than our locals.

Yes, Kenly. I recall you mentioning Wrightsville Beach recently.

Don`t we need to be concerned that the grinches on this site may attack us for discussing a subject not directly associated with stats and bats? Incoming! Duck and cover!

Duck, Cover and update your Tetanus Shots! :))

Tanaka is dealing. Tonight`s game has the potential to be a low scoring affair too based on the two starters` last outings. Of course, that pine tar or grease or whatever substance Pineda had in his palm may very well have been the reason he was so successful. Why the Bosox did not complain is beyond me. He`ll be carefully scrutinized tonight, I venture.

No Offense by the Cubs so far today.

One of the weakest Cubs hitting club I have seen in years.

O really? Did u watch last year ? Bc it was much worse

Anyone have any guesses who the next Cubs hitting coach will be?

We Stinks

It will be a long summer Cubs fans…………looking forward trades and draft at this point.

Here is a thought for the Budweiser Ad People….do a 30 second ad on local baseball teams in all 30 cities…………can we have 30 seconds of Cubs history in a Budweiser ad?…………not to hard to do.

I see nothing but a bunch of George Costanza’s & Cosmo Kramer’s in the seats at Yankees’s stadium.

Yes, because the only thing New York City is really known for is Seinfeld. If it wasn’t for that show, people probably wouldn’t even know that New York City existed.

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Game Report…….

The Good………Cubs leaving New York City
The Bad………..Shut out in two games in one day…….lack of hitting….
The Ugly………All those Yankee fans in the seats

Last time Cubs were shut out in a double header was 1952……..

Could not believe the White Sox game was still on last night…..Boston Won… …….the White Sox had to use a infielder as a pitcher…………which leads to the Question of the Day…….

Which Non Cubs Pitcher would you like to see pitch in a case Renteria ran out of Pitchers?

A – Barney
B – Lake
C – Kalish
D – Olt

According to Len Kasper, 1962 was the last time the Cubs were shutout in a double header.

That`s what the Yankee broadcasters said last night as well, that it was 1962. These broadcasters are deficient in many ways. At one point in the middle of the game, Castillo came to bat with runners on base, one of whom was Castro. Michael Kay began referring to the batter as Castro; he repeated that mistake several times. Then Kay`s partner, Al Leiter, the former southpaw, also identified Castillo as Castro. This is maddening. Don`t these highly paid commentators do their homework? They also said something about Soriano that I do not agree with,although I`ll probably receive blowback on here about my view. They insisted that the Cub fan base was unhappy to see Soriano traded to another organization last season. That`s certainly not my recollection.

like I said at the time the trade happened… its a fine trade and I get it but we got nothing to replace the production that left. We are still paying 14 mill for a player on another team. Is that really helping us any? Not really IMO because the OFers we have suck worse than Soriano.

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