Results tagged ‘ Brooks Raley ’

8/6 Raley to start Tuesday

Left-hander Brooks Raley will make his Major League debut Tuesday for the Cubs, replacing Matt Garza in the Cubs rotation. When he starts, Raley (@BrooksRaley) will be the 14th rookie the Cubs have used this season, and seventh pitcher. A sixth-round pick in 2009, Raley began the season with Double-A Tennessee and was 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in eight starts, striking out 29 over 48 2/3 innings. He was bumped up to Triple-A Iowa, where he was 4-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts. He struck out 69 and walked 28 over 82 innings, and opponents were batting .272 against him. In his last start Aug. 2, he gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings. Garza was sent back to Chicago to have his right elbow examined, and was expected to be placed on the disabled list.

– Carrie Muskat

7/29 Minor League report

Brooks Raley gave up two runs and struck out eight over six innings in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to New Orleans on Saturday. Brett Jackson hit a solo homer, his 15th, but that was all the offense.

Justin Bour had two hits, including a grand slam, and five RBIs, in Tennessee’s 8-5 loss to Jacksonville. Bour was 2-for4, and the home run was his 11th this season. Nick Struck took the loss, giving up four runs over four innings.

Roni Torreyes hit a three-run homer in the sixth to tie the game but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 9-7, to Bradenton.

Starling Peralta gave up five runs and struck out six over five innings in Peoria’s 10-4 loss to Beloit.

South African pitcher Tayler Scott threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 1-0 win over Tri-City. Scott now is 3-1 with a 1.71 ERA. He struck out four and walked three, giving up four hits. Hayden Simpson was credited with a hold, giving up one hit over three innings.

– Carrie Muskat

7/6 Minor League report

Brooks Raley gave up one earned run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to Omaha on Thursday. Josh Vitters singled, and now has hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games. Raley did notch his fourth quality start, striking out four.

Tennessee and Jacksonville did not play because of rain Thursday.

Kyler Burke gave up two earned runs on seven hits over five innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Dunedin. John Andreoli had three hits and stole a base, his 29th.

Zach Cates threw 4 2/3 scoreless innings in Peoria’s 2-1 win over Burlington. Cates struck out five. Dustin Geiger hit his sixth homer, a solo shot. Javier Baez had a hit and a stolen base. He was named to Baseball America’s Midseason top 50 prospects list.

Bijan Rademacher hit his first home run, one of two hits, in Boise’s 7-6 win over Tri-City. Marco Hernandez had two hits and two RBIs.

Justin Berg gave up six runs on four hits and one walk in one inning in a 12-11 win over the Angels. Tim Saunders was 5-for-6, scored four runs and drove in three.

– Carrie Muskat

6/25 Iowa Cubs win

Brooks Raley gave up one run on four hits over seven innings to help Iowa beat Round Rock, 2-1, on Monday in Des Moines. It was Raley’s third straight quality start. Josh Vitters drove in both runs. He extended his hit streak to eight games with an RBI single in the first to score Alfredo Amezaga. Vitters added a solo homer as well. He was the only Iowa player with a multi-hit game. Rafael Dolis recorded the save with a scoreless ninth.

– Carrie Muskat 

6/23 Minor League report: Wednesday & Thursday

Wednesday’s games

Brooks Raley gave up one unearned run on two hits over seven innings and struck out seven in Iowa’s 4-1 win over Round Rock. Ty Wright hit his fifth home run and Blake Lalli had two hits. Raley is holding opponents to a .207 batting average with runners in scoring position. Rafael Dolis picked up his second save.

Tennessee had Wednesday off.

Rubi Silva hit a two-out walkoff homer in the ninth to lift Daytona to a 3-2 win over Tampa. P.J. Francescon gave up one earned run on nine hits over six innings. It was his third quality start.

Peoria had Wednesday off.

Jeimer Candelario hit his first home run in Boise’s 7-4 loss to Eugene. Shawon Dunston Jr. and Xavier Batista each had multi hit games.

The Cubs’ Mesa Rookie League team opened its season Thursday with a 3-1 win over the Giants. Zach Cates gave up one run on four hits over 3 1/3 innings. Gregori Gonzalez had two hits and one RBIs.

Thursday’s games

Josh Vitters hit his 11th home run in Iowa’s 6-2 loss to Round Rock. Iowa totaled three hits, including a double by Brett Jackson, who is batting .257. Ty Wright hit a RBI double in the seventh.

Tennessee opened the second half with a 3-1 win over Jacksonville. Nick Struck gave up one run on two hits and struck out seven over six innings. Junior Lake had four hits, Justin Bour had three hits, and Marcus Hatley picked up the save.

Daytona opened the second half with a 3-0 win over Clearwater. Austin Kirk threw seven shutout innings and Roni Torreyes hit his second homer. Rebel Ridling had three hits. Jeffrey Lorick picked up his first save.

Peoria had Thursday off.

Jeimer Candelario hit his second homer in as many games in Boise’s 5-4 win over Eugnee. Hayden Simpson earned the win in relief, striking out seven over four innings.

Ben Carhart and Tim Saunders each had two hits in Mesa’s 5-1 loss to the Athletics.

 – Carrie Muskat

6/10 Minor League report

Brooks Raley threw seven shutout innings, striking out six, to help Iowa blank Nashville 1-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Matt Tolbert hit a first-inning home run, and finished with two hits. Dave Sappelt also had two hits. The Iowa Cubs lost the second game, 3-2. Esmailin Caridad gave up two runs on two hits over four innings. Ty Wright had two hits, and now is batting .405 this month.

Michael Brenly hit a tie-breaking two-run double in the eighth to lift Tennessee to a 6-4 win over Mississippi. Rebel Ridling hit his seventh homer, a two-run shot in the third.

Frank Del Valle gave up two earned runs on four hits and two walks over five innings in Daytona’s 7-0 loss to Tampa. Daytona was out-hit 13-3 in the game.

Kyler Burke threw seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out nine, in Peoria’s 4-1 win over Kane County. Burke had a perfect game through five innings before giving up a single in the sixth. The former outfielder is now 2-2 with a 2.13 ERA. Anthony Giansanti had three hits.

– Carrie Muskat

8/30 Minor matters

Brad Snyder had three hits and two RBIs to lead Iowa to a 8-7 win over Omaha on Sunday. Snyder now has 95 RBIs, most on the team. Jason Dubois also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeff Gray picked up the win in relief, although he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Jeff Stevens converted the save.

Tennessee lost 16-1 to Birmingham but still clinched the Southern League North Division second-half title because Huntsville lost. The Smokies also won the first half title. Russ Canzler hit his 21st homer for Tennessee.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Lakeland. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and one RBI.

Brett Wallach gave up four runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in Peoria’s 6-2 loss to Clinton in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Corey Martin picked up the win in relief as Peoria edged Clinton, 2-1. Justin Bour went 4-for-7 in the two games.

Alvaro Ramirez homered in the first inning but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 5-4 to Spokane. Dustin Harrington had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa beat the Athletics, 11-4, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning. Brian Shields had two hits and scored two runs.

– Carrie Muskat

8/25 Minor matters

Iowa manager Ryne Sandberg was ejected for the fourth time this season in Iowa’s 6-4 loss to Nashville on Tuesday. Brad Snyder hit his 21st home run in the fifth and finished with two RBIs. Bobby Scales and Welington Castillo each drove in a run.

* Ty’Relle Harris threw five shutout innings and was backed by a 13-hit attack as Tennessee beat West Tenn, 9-6, on Tuesday. Harris struck out five for his first win. Marwin Gonzalez drove in three runs and Steve Clevenger had two hits and was named Southern League offensive player of the week for Aug. 16-22.

* On Wednesday, Alex Liddi hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth off
Kyle Smit to lead West Tenn to a 5-4 win over Tennessee. Jeremy
Papelbon started in place of Craig Muschko and gave up one run over
three innings. Esmailin Caridad, on a rehab assignment, went 1 2/3
innings. 

* Brooks Raley threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 8-2 win over Clearwater on Wednesday. Kyler Burke capped an eight-run third inning with a grand slam, his seventh homer. Oswaldo Martinez picked up the save, throwing three innings.

* Brett Wallach, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot deal, gave up five runs (three earned) on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 10-5 loss to Clinton. Matt Cerda hit a three-run homer in the ninth.

* Matt Loosen gave up two runs on three hits over four innings and struck out six in Boise’s 5-1 loss to Vancouver. Micah Gibbs and Elliot Soto each had two hits.

– Carrie Muskat

8/5 Minor matters

The Cubs have signed sixth-round pick Brooks Raley for $750,000. The Texas A&M left-hander was at Wrigley Field recently to throw a bullpen for Cubs pitching coach Larry Rothschild. Raley received $600,000 above the maximum the commissioner’s office recommends for all picks after the fifth-round. A two-way player in college, he was projected as a possible supplemental first-round pick.

* Josh Vitters, the Cubs’ first-round pick in the 2007 Draft, has not played since July 27 because of a sore wrist, which has been bothering him since he was hit by a pitch. He was batting .227 in 22 games at Class A Daytona after hitting .316 with 15 home runs and 46 RBIs in 70 games at Class A Peoria. Cubs officials say the injury is not serious.

* The Cubs are waiting to see what sentencing will be issued for Julio Castillo, the Minor League pitcher convicted of one charge of felonious assault. Castillo was accused of hurling a ball into the stands with the intent of causing injury during a brawl. The verdict was handed down Tuesday in Dayton, Ohio, by Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Connie Price. Castillo, 22, was acquitted of a second charge of felonious assault with a deadly weapon.

The charge is punishable by up to eight years in prison, although Castillo could be eligible for probation. Price set the sentencing for Aug. 6.

Castillo was pitching for Class A Peoria on July 24, 2008, at Fifth Third Field when a brawl started on the field. He ran off the mound, then threw a baseball toward the Dayton Dragons’ dugout. The ball went high and struck spectator Christopher McCarthy, 25, of Middletown, and he suffered a concussion.

* Starlin Castro and Robinson Chirinos were both promoted from Daytona to Double-A Tennessee. On Tuesday night, in his first game with the Smokies, Castro went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Chirinos batted .300 with 11 homers and 47 RBIs in 69 games for Daytona.

– Carrie Muskat

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