Iowa lost, 11-7, to Colorado Springs. Jake Buchanan gave up eight runs over 5 2/3 innings. Dan Vogelbach had three hits and two RBI. Matt Murton had three hits and scored two runs.
The weather is making a mess of Tennessee’s schedule. The first game of a doubleheader on Thursday was suspended in the fifth. The teams will try to finish that game and play another seven inning game Friday.
Myrtle Beach lost, 13-9, to Winston-Salem. Trevor Clifton gave up four earned runs over four innings, striking out six. Gleyber Torres and Yasiel Balaguert each homered. Torres had four hits and four RBI.
South Bend beat Fort Wayne, 5-3. Casey Bloomquist gave up three runs over 6 1/3 innings for the win. Andrew Monasterio had two hits and two RBI. Eloy Jimenez had three hits and was batting .337.
Eugene’s game at Everett was postponed because of rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Friday.
Brian Matusz walked one and struck out five over three innings for Mesa in a 10-4 win over the Padres. Michael Cruz hit a solo home run. Zack Short was 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI.
All-Star Jake Arrieta will make his final start before the break on Friday night when the Cubs face the Pirates at PNC Park. The Pirates are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and 8 1/5 games behind the Cubs in the Central Division standings. Here’s the lineup:
Jason Hammel gets the start Thursday night at Wrigley Field when the Cubs play the Braves in a makeup game. When this game was originally scheduled to be played on April 30, the Braves were still managed by Fredi Gonzalez and the Cubs were 17-5 and had yet to lose back to back games.
Fast forward to now and the Cubs have lost six of their last seven games. They’ve been outscored by a 50-29 margin in that span, and the pitching staff has posted a combined 7.17 ERA.
The Cubs also have lost 12 of 17 since Dexter Fowler went on the DL with a strained right hamstring.
Here’s Thursday’s lineup:
La Stella 3B
Iowa lost both games of a doubleheader against Omaha, losing in extra innings in both. Rob Zastryzny started the first, and gave up three runs over seven innings. Michael Wagner started the second game and gave up one earned run over four innings. Dan Vogelbach was 3-for-5 with a triple, three walks and scored two runs in the two games. Matt Murton had three hits and two RBI in the second game.
Tennessee’s game against Jackson was postponed because of rain. The teams will try to play a doubleheader on Thursday.
Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader against Winston-Salem. Jonathan Martinez gave up three runs over seven innings in the first game, while Jeremy Null gave up three runs over five innings in the second. Ian Rice hit a solo homer in the second game. Rashad Crawford had two hits and two walks in the two games plus one RBI and one stolen base.
Preston Morrison struck out nine and gave up three hits over seven scoreless innings in South Bend’s 12-2 win over Fort Wayne. He’s now 9-3 with a 2.44 ERA, and 8-1 in his last nine starts. Bryant Flete and Roberto Caro each went 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. Eloy Jimenez reached base three times, with two hits, a walk and also drove in a run.
Eugene lost, 12-1, to Everett. Bryan Hudson gave up four runs over three innings. Trent Giambrone hit a double and drove in a run.
Mesa had the day off, and will play the Padres on Thursday.
Adam Warren will start Wednesday in the series finale vs. the Reds. Here’s the lineup:
Ben Zobrist 2B
Kris Bryant RF
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Willson Contreras LF
Tommy La Stella 3B
Jason Heyward CF
Addison Russell SS
Miguel Montero C
Adam Warren P
Joel Peralta was designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Warren. The Cubs still needed to announce a move to make room for La Stella. David Ross took a foul ball off his mask on Tuesday and was being evaluated.
Iowa lost, 12-4, to Omaha. Tim Federowicz and Logan Watkins each homered. Drew Rucinski gave up seven runs on 14 hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Duane Underwood gave up two runs on two hits and three walks over three innings in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Jackson in 11 innings. Ian Happ had three hits, including a double. Joe Nathan struck out two over one inning in his fifth rehab outing. Billy McKinney drove in three runs.
Myrtle Beach’s game against Winston-Salem was postponed because of rain, and the two teams were to play a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Ryan Kellogg gave up three runs over five innings in South Bend’s 3-1 loss to Fort Wayne. Eloy Jimenez had two hits and one RBI. He’s batting .330.
Eugene beat Everett, 6-2. Dylan Cease gave up two runs over five innings for the win. Wladimir Galindo and Chris Pieters each homered.
Mesa lost, 10-9, to the D-Backs. Luis Ayala had three hits and one RBI.
The National League All-Star infield will be all Cubs as first baseman Anthony Rizzo, second baseman Ben Zobrist, shortstop Addison Russell and third baseman Kris Bryant earned trips to the All-Star Game along with teammates Dexter Fowler, Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester.
Rizzo was the top vote-getter in the National League, and the infielders plus Fowler were chosen by the fans. Arrieta was voted in by the players, and Lester was named by Mets manager Terry Collins, who will manage the NL team.
It’s the first time since the 1985 Padres that one team has had five players selected to start the game. The only team to have all four starting infielders was the 1963 Cardinals, which included first baseman Bill White, second baseman Julian Javier, third baseman Ken Boyer and shortstop Dick Groat.
Tommy La Stella was 2-for-3 in Iowa’s 4-3 win over Omaha. La Stella is 6-for-21 with a home run and three RBI in his rehab stint. Mark Zagunis had two hits, including a two-run homer. Matt Murton also had two hits and one RBI.
Jen-Ho Tseng gave up three runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 4-3 win over Jackson. Chesny Young and Ben Carhart each hit home runs. Ian Happ added a double.
Myrtle Beach lost, 8-0, to Winston-Salem. Zach Hedges took the loss, giving up five earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. Rashad Crawford had two hits and stole a base.
South Bend lost, 6-3, to Fort Wayne. Jesse Hodges hit a triple and drove in two runs. Carson Sands started and gave up four runs over 2 2/3 innings.
Marcus Mastrobuoni had two hits, both home runs, including a grand slam, in Eugene’s 7-5 win over Everett. Pedro Silverio gave up thre runs over four innings. Andruw Monasterio had three hits.
Mesa lost, 14-2, to the Indians. Ruben Reyes hit two doubles and Isaac Paredes had two hits and one RBI.
Kris Bryant was back at third base for Tuesday’s Cubs game against the Reds. Bryant suffered a bruise on his left leg in a collision with teammate Albert Almora Jr. on Monday. John Lackey gets the start. Here’s the lineup:
Clayton Richard gave up one hit, walked two and struck out three over four innings for Iowa in a 3-2 loss to Round Rock. Richard was making his second rehab outing. Matt Murton had two hits, including a solo home run, and Tommy La Stella went 0-for-4.
Tyler Skulina gave up three runs over four innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 loss to Jacksonville. Bijan Rademacher had three hits and one RBI.
Myrtle Beach lost, 5-3, to Potomac. Jason Vosler had two hits and two RBI. Yasiel Balaguert had two hits.
South Bend scored four runs in the eighth to post a 5-3 win over Lansing. Eddy Martinez had three hits and one RBI. Tyler Alamo had two hits and two RBI.
Jesus Castillo gave up two runs over five innings in Eugene’s 3-0 loss to Salem-Keizer. Kevonte Mitchell had two hits, and now has a 10-game hitting streak.
Mesa lost, 4-3, to the A’s. Sam Tidaback, the Cubs’ 21st round pick, made his pro debut.