Results tagged ‘ Brooks Raley ’

5/26 Minor matters

Brooks Raley struck out six and gave up two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-3 win over Oklahoma City. Edwin Maysonet hit a two-run homer and Brian Bogusevic had three hits. Casey Coleman converted his first save, throwing 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Arismendy Alcantara hit his seventh home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 7-2, to Huntsville. Alberto Cabrera took the loss.

Kyler Burke gave up one hit over five scoreless innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Lakeland. Tim Saunders had two hits, including his first home run.

Albert Almora had three hits in Kane County’s 4-3 win over Beloit in the first game of a doubleheader. Rock Shoulders hit two home runs in the second game, a 7-4 win. Shoulders is batting .289. Dan Vogelbach had two hits and is batting .291.

5/11 Minor matters

Brooks Raley gave up eight runs on 11 hits over four innings in Iowa’s 11-1 loss to Colorado Springs. Logan Watkins drove in Iowa’s only run, and stole a base.

Rubi Silva hit a home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 5-4, to Birmingham. Eric Jokisch gave up five runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings. Matt Szczur had two hits and a stolen base, and Christian Villanueva also had two hits.

Daytona’s game vs. Dunedin was suspended in the third inning because of rain and was to resume on Saturday as part of a doubleheader.

Tayler Scott gave up one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 2-1, 10-inning win over Burlington in the first game of a doubleheader. Felix Pena gave up two hits and struck out six over six innings in a 4-1 win in the second game. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher each homered. For Shoulders, it was his seventh of the season.

4/23 Minor matters

Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-2 win over Memphis on Monday night. Brad Nelson hit his third homer, and drove in two runs. Ian Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the sixth game of his rehab assignment.

Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 8-3 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his fourth home run, and two RBIs. Jokisch ranks fourth in the Southern League in ERA (1.11).

Austin Kirk gave up four runs on four hits and struck out eight over five innings in Daytona’s 7-4 win over Dunedin. Javier Baez had three hits and one RBIs and was batting .234. Dustin Geiger had three hits and three RBIs, and leads the team with 18 RBIs.

Dan Vogelbach hit his second home run in Kane County’s 9-6 loss to Peoria. Vogelbach was 2-for-4, and also hit a sacrifice fly. Rock Shoulder’s hitting streak was snapped at six games, but he did reach base three times via walks.

4/12 Minor matters

Brooks Raley gave up two runs over seven innings and struck out seven in Iowa’s 2-0 loss to Round Rock on Thursday. Brett Jackson had a hit and stolen base, and was batting .258 for the season.

Tennessee lost, 6-3, Thursday to Chattanooga. Christian Villanueva hit a RBI double in the second, and scored on a single by Jair Fernandez in the fourth. Alberto Cabrera took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits, walking two and striking out five over six innings. The two teams will play the third game of their five-game series on Friday at Smokies Park. Eric Jokisch gets the start for Tennessee.

Daytona pitchers served up 15 hits, including four home runs, in a 12-2 loss to Clearwater. Starling Peralta gave up six of those runs over six innings. Stephen Bruno, Chad Noble, Dustin Geiger and Taiwan Easterling each had two hits for Daytona.

Kane County’s game against Wisconsin was postponed because of rain. The two teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader Friday.

— Carrie Muskat

4/7 Minor matters

Ryan Sweeney went 3-for-3 in his first game with the Iowa Cubs but it wasn’t enough as they lost, 8-3, to Albuquerque. Brooks Raley took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits over four innings.

Tennessee scored eight runs in the top of the 12th to beat Pensacola, 9-1. The Smokies sent 14 batters to the plate in the 12th. Matt Szczur hit a two-run single to break the tie, Jae-Hoon Ha added a two-run single, then Rafael Lopez hit a two-run double and Szczur finished his night and the inning with a RBI single. Frank Batista picked up the win in relief.

Jorge Soler hit his first home run of the season in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Brevard County. Soler was batting .417 so far. Tim Saunders was 3-for-4.

Oliver Zapata had three hits and five RBIs in Kane County’s 13-10, 11-inning loss to Quad Cities. The two teams combined for 36 hits. Rock Shoulders was 4-for-6 and Dan Vogelbach had three hits.

— Carrie Muskat

3/11 Cubs roster moves

The Cubs trimmed six from the spring camp roster on Monday. Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley, Alberto Cabrera and Logan Watkins were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, and pitcher Nick Struck was assigned to Minor League camp. Raley and Cabrera are projected as starters in Iowa’s rotation.

— Carrie Muskat

3/9 Indians 9, Cubs 2

Cedric Hunter hit a three-run home run, Jason Kipnis added a solo shot, and Michael Bourn hit a RBI single to power the Indians to a 9-2 victory Saturday over the Cubs and Javier Baez, who smacked a two-run homer in the first.

The Cubs struck first in the first. David DeJesus doubled to lead off against Indians starter David Huff and Baez followed with his second spring home run. Baez’s home run gave him six RBIs this spring, tied for the team lead with Dioner Navarro.

Baez will eventually be assigned to the Minor League camp but he’s batting .360 this spring, and has had some good at-bats.

“They know I can play the game,” Baez said, “but I still have to learn a lot of things.”

The game featured three pitchers projected for the Triple-A Iowa rotation in Chris Rusin, Brooks Raley and Alberto Cabrera. Rusin started and threw three shutout innings, giving up three hits, while Raley served up three runs on four hits and one walk over 1 1/3 innings. Cabrera was charged with five runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings. Welington Castillo, who caught all three, said Raley and Cabrera had trouble because they fell behind in the count.

* Cubs up next: The Cubs will play host to the Padres at HoHoKam Stadium on Sunday, sending right-hander Scott Feldman against former Cubs pitcher Jason Marquis. This will be Feldman’s third spring start. He’s given up eight hits and walked three over four innings so far. The game will be broadcast on Here’s Sunday’s early lineup:

DeJesus CF
Barney 2B
Schierholtz RF
Soriano LF
Navarro C
Bogusevic 1B
Lake 3B
Gonzalez SS
Feldman P

— Carrie Muskat

3/9 Cubs lineup

It’s chilly and wet at HoHoKam Stadium Saturday for the Cubs game against the Indians. Chris Rusin, who was to have pitched Friday night, will get the start and be followed by Brooks Raley. Alberto Cabrera and Kyuji Fujikawa also are scheduled to pitch. Here’s the lineup:

DeJesus CF
Baez SS
Castillo C
Schierholtz RF
Hairston DH
Valbuena 3B
Chavez LF
Nelson 1B
Watkins 2B

— Carrie Muskat

2/27 Dodgers 11, Cubs 7

Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in three runs, including a pair on a double in the second, and Brian Barden hit a two-run single in the fifth inning to lift the Dodgers to an 11-7 win over the Cubs Wednesday.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs in the first and a run scored on a wild pitch by starter Brooks Raley. Chicago then batted around in the first against Aaron Harang. Luis Valbuena doubled to lead off and scored one batter later on Anthony Rizzo’s single. Rizzo was forced at second on Alfonso Soriano’s fielder’s choice, and Nate Schierholtz hit a RBI single to give Chicago a 2-1 lead. One out later, Welington Castillo walked to load the bases and Darwin Barney followed with a two-run single.

The Dodgers loaded the bases again in the second against Raley, who was then pulled. Hairston greeted Trey McNutt with a two-run double and Alfredo Amezaga hit a RBI single to tie the game at 4. Hairston then scored on Hanley Ramirez’s sacrifice fly.

The Dodgers loaded the bases again in the third, taking advantage of a fielding error by Scott Hairston, Jerry’s brother, who muffed Yasiel Puig’s fly ball, and Elian Herrera hit a RBI single, Jerry Hairston added a sacrifice fly, and Amezaga hit a RBI single, his third hit of the game.

A Cubs run scored on a throwing error by third baseman Omar Luna in the third, and another scored on a throwing error by shortstop Dee Gordon in the fourth.

* One of the Cubs’ highlights came in the eighth when top prospect Javier Baez knocked down Gordon with a line drive lead off single.

“I think I’ve seen balls hit as hard, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball hit harder,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “That was like balls that [Gary] Sheffield used to hit.”

“You don’t teach the kind of bat speed Baez has,” Sveum said. “That’s special and comes around once in a while.”

Baez, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft, didn’t say anything to Gordon about the rocket.

“It felt pretty good,” Baez said. “If you hit a ball like that all the time, you’re going to be great, you’re going to feel great. You just have to get on base no matter how.”

— Carrie Muskat

2/27 Cubs lineup

Here’s the early lineup for Wednesday’s rematch between the Cubs and Dodgers. Chicago’s only loss this spring was to Los Angeles — it’s payback time. Brooks Raley is slated to start for the Cubs against Aaron Harang.

Valbuena 3B
Castro DH
Rizzo 1B
Soriano LF
Schierholtz RF
Hairston CF
Castillo C
Barney 2B
Lillibridge SS

— Carrie Muskat