Results tagged ‘ Bobby Scales ’

11/1 Update on ex-Cubs in Japan

Here’s an update on former Cubs playing in Japan, courtesy of the Iowa Cubs website:

Micah Hoffpauir batted .222 with 12 home runs and 36 RBIs in his first season in Japan with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. Bobby Scales, who joined the Japanese team in late June, batted .261 in 80 games with nine homers and 30 RBIs. Their team was swept by the Seibu Lions in the first round of the Japanese Pacific League’s Climax Series playoffs. Hoffpauir did have two hits, including a homer in Game 2.

In his second season with Hanshin, former Cubs outfielder Matt Murton batted .311 with 13 homers and 60 RBIs. He went 0-for-4 on the last day of the season to miss winning the Central League batting title, finishing three points behind the leader. Last year, Murton broke Ichiro Suzuki’s record for most hits in a season with Japan.

— Carrie Muskat

3/24 Cubs trim 5: Scales, Ojeda, Moore, Camp, Perez

The Cubs trimmed five more players from the spring roster, optioning outfielder Fernando Perez to Triple-A Iowa and assigning Bobby Scales, Augie Ojeda, Scott Moore and Matt Camp to the Minor League camp. The moves leave 31 in camp, including 16 pitchers, four catchers, six infielders and five outfielders.

Perez hit .143 in 16 games. His departure means Reed Johnson has made the Opening Day roster. It also would appear that Darwin Barney has made his first Opening Day roster.

Ojeda has been bothered by back spasms, limiting him to seven games. Scales hit .375, Moore .342 and Camp .200.

— Carrie Muskat

3/17 Basketball jamming

Have you filled out your NCAA bracket yet? Cubs infielder Bobby Scales will take a pass, although he’ll be rooting for his MIchigan team. Their chances?

“I’m realistic,” Scales said Thursday.

Scales fell in love with the Wolverines in 1991. He and his father attended a first round NCAA Regional game in Atlanta between Michigan and Temple, and got last minute seats near the Wolverines bench. That’s when Michigan had the stellar Fab Five: Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. Scales can describe the first play of the game in detail, which was a slam dunk.

“I turned to my dad and said, ‘I’m going to Michigan,'” Scales said.

He’d been accepted at Northwestern and his father was hoping he’d go to Georgia Tech. But Scales fell in love with the Fab Five. And he still has his tickets from that game.

— Carrie Muskat

12/15 Non-roster invitees

The Cubs have added first baseman Bryan LaHair and outfielder Brad Snyder to the list of non-roster invitees for Spring Training. They join pitchers Angel Guzman and Scott Rice; infielders Scott Moore and Bobby Scales; and outfielder Jim Adduci.

Both LaHair and Snyder are playing in the Dominican Republic this winter. LaHair is batting .300 in six games with Estrellas and Snyder is hitting .306 in 13 games for Licey.

— Carrie Muskat

11/18 Spring Training invites

The Cubs added infielder Scott Moore to the list of players who have signed Minor League contracts and who will be in Spring Training as non-roster invitees. The list also includes pitcher Angel Guzman, outfielder Jim Adduci, infielder Bobby Scales and left-handed pitcher Scott Rice.

— Carrie Muskat

9/7 Cubs call-ups – UPDATED

The Cubs called up five players from Triple-A Iowa including outfielders Sam Fuld and Brad Snyder, infielder Bobby Scales, and pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Justin Berg. Also, Carlos Silva was activated from the DL to start Tuesday. For those of you keeping count, the Cubs placed John Grabow and Esmailin Caridad on the 60-day disabled list, which made room on the 40-man for Snyder and Scales.

— Carrie Muskat

9/5 Iowa Cubs update

Bobby Scales celebrated his 1,200th pro game in style on Saturday. The Iowa Cubs are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday night over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth. Brad Snyder added a two-run double and Scales added an RBI single in the seventh to secure the win. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Jeff Samardzija will start Game 3 of this four-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

— Carrie Muskat

8/16 Minor matters – updated

Micah Hoffpauir, Bobby Scales and Marquez Smith each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-5 to Fresno on Sunday. Mitch Atkins took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Chris Archer gave up four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-6 win over Chattanooga. Archer did not get a decision. Tony Campana had three hits and Blake Parker picked up the save.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs on 10 hits over four innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Tampa in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Chris Siegfried gave up one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria beat Kane County, 8-4. Ha was 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Justin Bour had three hits.

Cam Greathouse, the Cubs’ eighth-round pick in the June Draft, gave up one run on three hits over four innings in Boise’s 8-4 win over Everett. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and an RBI.

— Carrie Muskat

7/22 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits over five innings in Iowa’s 8-5 win over Oklahoma City and former Cubs pitcher Rich Harden on Wednesday. Samardzija, who will stay in the Iowa Cubs rotation for the rest of the season, struck out six and walked three. He’s now 7-1 with a 2.76 ERA. Bobby Scales and Micah Hoffpauir each homered, with Hoffpauir’s shot his third in three games. Matt Camp ahd three hits and Darwin Barney had two hits and three RBIs. Harden, now with the Rangers, was making a rehab start.

On Thursday, Carlos Zambrano was expected to pitch in relief for the Iowa Cubs.

Tennessee had Wednesday off.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on five hits over seven innings in Daytona’s 5-2 win over Charlotte. Raley struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Michael Brenly just keeps on hitting, extending his streak to 20 games. he’s batting .397. Smaily Borges had three hits and Kyler Burke and DJ LeMahieu each had two.

Hak-Ju Lee hit his first home run and fell a double short of the cycle in Peoria’s 10-0 win over Fort Wayne. Lee was 4-for-5, scoring two runs and driving in one. Nick Struck picked up the win, throwing six shutout innings and holding Fort Wayne to two hits while striking out six. Nelson Perez also homered, his fifth.

Austin Kirk threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 7-2 win over Tri-City. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. Matt Szczur had three hits and now has hit in 13 straight.

— Carrie Muskat

7/16 Minor matters

Bobby Scales homered and drove in three runs in Iowa’s 7-6, 10-inning loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday. The two teams combined for 29 hits, including 16 by the Iowa Cubs. Casey Coleman gave up four runs on five hits over four innings. Ty Wright and Matt Camp each had three hits.

Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on three hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 15-5 win over Chattanooga. Dolis struck out five. It was his first win since being promoted to the Double-A team. Matt Spencer, Russ Canzler, Robinson Chirinos and Josh Vitters each homered for the Smokies. Chirinos had three hits and five RBIs.

Trey McNutt gave up one unearned run on two hits over five innings in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Fort Myers. McNutt struck out five. Kyler Burke had three hits including his sixth homer. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 14 games and was batting .434 during the streak. His father, Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly, is in town this week. No word on whether he’ll stay as long as the hitting streak continues.

Nick Struck threw six shutout innings in Peoria’s 3-1 win over Dayton. Struck struckout nine and gave up three hits.

Jesus Morelli and Richard Jones each homered to help Boise beat Salem-Keizer, 10-7. Matt Szczur extended his hitting streak to seven games with three hits. He’s batting .429 during his streak.

Hunter Ackerman gave up three runs on one hit and two walks in 1/3 of an inning and took the loss in Mesa’s 12-6 loss to the Brewers. Jake McAloose and Sergio Burruel each homered.

— Carrie Muskat