Results tagged ‘ Casey Coleman ’

5/8 Minor League notes

Casey Coleman gave up two hits over seven scoreless innings but did not get a decision in Iowa’s 1-0 win over New Orleans on Monday. Brett Jackson scored the only run of the game in the eighth when a balk was called. Coleman struck out nine and walked one, and helped himself by hitting a double. Scott Maine earned the win in relief.

Nick Struck gave up two runs on five hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 win over Birmingham. Rebel Ridling homered, and Junior Lake was 1-for-4.

Erik Jokisch gave up four hits over seven scoreless innings in Daytona’s 6-2 win over Jupiter. Jokisch struck out 11. Matt Szczur had three hits and one RBI.

Paul Hoilman had three hits, including a grand slam, to extend his hitting streak to 20 games and power Peoria to a 7-5 win over Quad Cities. P.J. Francescon got the win, giving up two earned runs on three hits and three walks over six innings. Hoilman drove in five runs and has 24 for the season.

— Carrie Muskat

5/7 Minor League report – Monday’s games

Brett Jackson walked to leadoff the eighth, reached third on Josh Vitters’ single, and scored on a balk call for Triple-A Iowa’s only run in a 1-0 victory over New Orleans on Monday. Scott Maine picked up the win in relief, throwing two scoreless innings. He walked one and struck out one. Casey Coleman started and gave up two hits over seven scoreless innings, striking out nine.

Paul Hoilman went 3-for-4, including a grand slam in the seventh inning, to power Class A Peoria to a 7-5 win over Quad Cities. Hoilman drove in five runs in the game and is batting .308 this season. Patrick Francescon gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks over six innings for the win. He’s now 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA. Jeffrey Lorick picked up the save.

— Carrie Muskat 

4/22 Minor League report

Casey Coleman struck out seven and gave up two runs on five hits over six innings in Iowa’s 12-7 loss to Memphis. Dave Sappelt homered and Brett Jackson had two hits. Anthony Rizzo had two hits and three RBIs. Coleman did not get a decision. The Cubs were short-handed, pitching-wise, and first baseman/catcher Blake Lalli and infielder Alfredo Amezaga each chipped in on the mound, with Lalli getting two outs and Amezaga one.

Nick Struck gave up two runs on four hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 win over Chattanooga. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits. Marcus Hatley picked up his first save.

Eric Jokisch gave up two runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 13-2 win over Tampa. Nelson Perez had three hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs.

Michael Jensen gave up two runs on two hits over seven innings, striking out six, in Peoria’s 2-1 loss to Great Lakes. Paul Hoilman and Oliver Zapata each had two hits.

— Carrie Muskat

4/17 Minor League report

Casey Coleman gave up two runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win Monday over Round Rock. Tony Campana had two stolen bases and Brett Jackson reached base three times and stole a base.

Trey McNutt gave up one run on four hits over four innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 loss to Huntsville. Frank Batista and Alberto Cabrera combined on 1 2/3 scoreless innings in relief.

Greg Rohan had three hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in Daytona’s 6-3 loss to Dunedin. Eric Jokisch took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits over six innings. He struck out seven. Matt Szczur had four hits.

Michael Jensen gave up one run on three hits and struck out five in Peoria’s 6-2 win over Cedar Rapids. Ryan Cuneo hit two home runs and Oliver Zapata hit his second. Cuneo had four RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

4/12 Minor League report

Casey Coleman gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Iowa’s 5-1 win over Albuquerque on Wednesday. Welington Castillo had three hits, including a home run, and drove in a run. Josh Vitters extended his season-opening hitting streak to six games. Coleman helped himself with two hits and one RBIs. Chris Rusin is slated to pitch today.

Trey McNutt threw four shutout innings, giving up two hits, in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Jackson. McNutt struck out five. Dallas Beeker is scheduled to start today.

Eric Jokisch gave up four earned runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 7-1 loss to Dunedin. Daytona committed four errors in the game. Rubi Silva had three hits.

Michael Jensen gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in Peoria’s 5-3 win over Quad Cities. Ryan Cuneo had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

3/29 Coleman headed to Iowa

Casey Coleman’s name was not on the list of players sent down on Thursday but he did meet with manager Dale Sveum and is aware he’s not going to be in Chicago on Opening Day.

“I didn’t know what to expect,” Coleman said. “I know I put myself in position to make the team but in the end, they need me more as a starter. I can’t argue with them about that. They’re the ones making the decisions. Wherever they need me, I’ll try my best.”

So, Coleman will join Randy Wells and Travis Wood in the Triple-A Iowa rotation. Last year, Coleman filled in as the Cubs scrambled to replace Andrew Cashner and Wells after they were sidelined with injuries.

“It’s a good thing that we have more pitching, more depth,” Coleman said. “I hope this spring showed guys I can do both. I can go up there in the bullpen as well. That was the opportunity they gave me and I hope I proved I could do it.”

He appeared in eight Cactus League games and made one start. Coleman served up runs in only one outing, March 14, against the Brewers. Take out that one game, and he has given up zero runs on seven hits over 11 innings.

— Carrie Muskat 


3/16 DeJesus wins Cubs bunt tourney

David DeJesus beat Casey Coleman to win the Cubs first bunting tournament, held Friday on a back field at HoHoKam Park. DeJesus topped Welington Castillo in the semifinals and Coleman beat Paul Maholm to advance.

“There was a little pressure there — everyone’s watching, everyone’s rooting for their guy,” DeJesus said. “I was able to stay relaxed and get points on every bunt.”

Coleman had to try for the 100-point mark on the field to try and catch DeJesus. In the early rounds, the players each had three rounds of eight bunts, four to each side. In the final, they had five rounds.

“It was definitely a good time,” DeJesus said.

— Carrie Muskat

3/8 Cubs bunt tourney update

Welington Castillo, Paul Maholm and Casey Coleman advanced to the final four with wins on Thursday in the Cubs bunting tournament. Maholm will face Coleman, and Castillo will face the winner of the match between Starlin Castro and David DeJesus. No date set for the Castro-DeJesus showdown.

— Carrie Muskat

3/1 Bunt tourney bracket – UPDATE

For those of you following the Cubs bunting tournament, here are Thursday’s second round matches:

Mather vs. Barney

Castro vs. Stewart

T. Wood vs. Samardzija

Wells vs. Sonnanstine

* Other second round matches to be played:

Soto vs. Baker

Byrd vs. DeJesus

Marmol vs. Maholm

Dempster vs. Sveum

* Looking ahead to the Sweet 16 pairings, we have:

Beliveau vs. Mcnutt

Rusin vs. Coleman

Cardenas vs. Lalli

W. Castillo vs. Clevenger

— Carrie Muskat

2/29 Cubs Wednesday notebook

Travis Wood and Randy Wells will start Friday in the Cubs’ intrasquad game at HoHoKam Park, and be followed by Andy Sonnanstine and Casey Coleman. On Saturday, Jay Jackson and Chris Rusin will start, and Trey McNutt and Alberto Cabrera will also pitch in a second intrasquad game. The Cubs shift from Fitch Park to the stadium after Thursday’s workout. The intrasquad games will begin at 1 p.m. MT, be open to the public and are expected to last five to six innings.

* The Cubs continue to sort out the backup catcher situation this spring. Does Cubs manager Dale Sveum have a preference for a left-handed hitter or a switch hitter?

“It matters, but it’s not the final piece of the puzzle,” Sveum said. “The guy who will work and be able to handle pitchers is the biggest thing when it comes down to it.”

* The Cubs have a team psychologist, Dr. Marc Strickland, in camp. Did Sveum have one when he played?

“We had one, probably one of the first, back in ’87,” he said of his days with the Brewers. “We used Jack Curtis and I thought it really helped our team at the time. When we saw him, we were two games under .500 and after we saw him for a couple hours, we finished the season winning 91 games so we were about 25 games over .500. I think it helped a lot. We were a very young team at the time and he helped a lot of us out.”

What was the message? Think positive.

* On Opening Day of the Cactus League season, all of the teams will take part in a tribute to Robert Brinton, who died in October. Brinton was a driving force in the Cactus League and in keeping the Cubs in Mesa, Ariz. A past Cactus League Association president, he also was executive director of the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau and past president of the Mesa HoHoKams.  Commemorative baseballs with a gold Cactus League logo will be used for the ceremonial first pitch at each of the home parks. The balls also are marked with Brinton’s name. A tribute will be read at each of the ballparks and there will be a moment of silence.

* Ryan Dempster, Paul Maholm, Casey Coleman and Blake Parker were among the pitchers to throw live batting practice on Wednesday. For Maholm, it was his first session since coming back from the flu.

* Rusin, Coleman and catchers Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger advanced to the sweet 16 of the Cubs bunting tournament on Wednesday. Castillo and Clevenger join another catcher, Blake Lalli, who also advanced. It was a tough day for Bryan LaHair, who faced Clevenger. LaHair was hit by a pitch by bullpen catcher Andy Lane, who was throwing to the two hitters. Brett Jackson lost his match with Castillo but did score the first 100 of the tournament. There are two red dots on either side of the pitcher’s mound, and players must call the “100” before aiming for it.

— Carrie Muskat