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Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-5 loss to Memphis on Saturday night. Brian Bogusevic had two hits to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Dallas Beeler gave up two earned runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 11-4 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur each hit home runs. Szczur finished with three RBIs. Johermyn Chavez also drove in three runs.
Ben Wells gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 6-4 loss to Tampa. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to nine games, hitting a double and driving in two runs. John Andreoli was 4-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base.
In the first game of a doubleheader, Pierce Johnson gave up one run on three hits over five innings in a 7-3 win over Quad Cities. Johnson struck out six. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his third home run. In the second game, Tayler Scott gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in a 4-3 Kane County win to complete the sweep. Shoulders connected again, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits.
On Wednesday, the Iowa Cubs game against Nashville was postponed because of rain. Here are Tuesday’s results:
* Brooks Raley threw six shutout innings Tuesday in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Nashville. Ryan Sweeney hit a triple and drove in one run. It was Raley’s second straight quality start and he’s holding batters to a .182 average.
* Justin Bour, Matt Szczur and Rubi Silva each homered to lift Tennessee to a 4-3 victory over Huntsville. Alberto Cabrera picked up the win, giving up two runs over six innings. Bour, Szczur and Silva finished with two hits each.
* Daytona was rocked for 27 hits by Clearwater, losing 15-6. Javier Baez did hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot in the third. He’s batting .173. Ryan Searle took the loss, giving up seven runs on 15 hits over 4 2/3 innings.
* Gioskar Amaya had two hits for his fourth multi-hit game in Kane County’s 4-3 win over Beloit in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Beloit scored seven runs in the second for an 8-3 win. Marco Hernandez, Wes Darvill and Bijan Rademacher each had two hits.
* Chris Rusin gave up one run on four hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 4-1 victory over Albuquerque on Sunday. Brian Bogusevic had two hits, Darwin Barney walked three times and stole a base, and Ian Stewart was 0-for-3 with an RBI. Brad Nelson had two RBI.
For Stewart, it was his first game action since June 12. He underwent wrist surgery last July but has been on the disabled list this spring with a strained left quad.
“Everything felt good, so it was encouraging,” Stewart told the Des Moines Register of his first game.
Both he and Barney took extra grounders after the game. Stewart has something to prove, especially to the Cubs.
“I feel like I owe them for helping me through that,” he said.
* Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one hit over six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 7-3 victory over Chattanooga. Jae-Hoon Ha went 3-for-3 with an RBI.
* Zach Cates gave up one run on four hits over six innings as Daytona beat Tampa, 3-1. Stephen Bruno, Dustin Geiger and Micah Gibbs each had two hits.
* Kane County’s doubleheader at Wisconsin was postponed because of bad weather. The games will be made up June 14-16 at Kane County.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Rusin gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 4-2 loss Tuesday to Round Rock. The Iowa Cubs now are 0-6 to start the season, the worst start in franchise history. Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run and Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple. The Iowa Cubs and Round Rock square off Wednesday.
Tennessee had Tuesday off. On Wednesday, the Smokies face Chattanooga. Dallas Beeler gets the start.
Zeke DeVoss hit a solo home run in Daytona’s 5-4 loss to Clearwater. The D-Cubs made four errors in the game. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up three runs — one earned — on six hits, while striking out seven over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits. Daytona faces Clearwater on Wednesday.
Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his second home run, in Kane County’s 6-5 win over Clinton. Jeimer Candelario hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth for the game-winner. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits. Pierce Johnson started, but did not get a decision. He gave up two runs on six hits over five innings. Kane County was to face Clinton Wednesday night.
Rough start to the season for the Cubs’ Minor League affiliates.
* Albuquerque scored three runs in the first and added seven in the seventh to beat Iowa, 10-3, on Thursday. Starter Chris Rusin gave up two earned runs on four hits over five innings, striking out four. Jensen Lewis took the loss, giving up three earned runs on four hits over one-third of an inning. The I-Cubs did tie the game in the top of the fifth against reliever Red Patterson. With one out, Brian Bogusevic reached on an infield single for his third hit. Brad Nelson walked, and one out later, Ty Wright delivered a RBI single to tie the game. Wright and J.C. Boscan each had two hits.
* Matt Szczur went 3-for-4 and Arismendy Alcantara drove in three runs, hitting a two-run homer in the third, but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 7-3 in the season opener to Pensacola. Dallas Beeler took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits, including three home runs, over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five.
* Jorge Soler was 2-for-3 and Javier Baez drove in a run in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Brevard County. Daytona led 3-2, but Brevard County rallied in the seventh, tying the game on Cody Hawn’s RBI double and then taking the lead on Gregory Hopkins’ RBI single.
* Daniel Vogelbach had two hits and Rock Shoulders belted a two-run homer but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 7-2, in the season opener. Quad Cities scored five runs in the second inning, taking advantage of one of three errors for the game by the Cougars. Pierce Johnson took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over 2 1/3 innings.
* Class A Boise begins its season June 14.
– Carrie Muskat
Marty Pevey begins his first season as Iowa Cubs manager on Thursday when the Triple-A team travels to Albuquerque. The I-Cubs home opener is April 12. Here’s Iowa’s roster:
Esmailin Caridad, Drew Carpenter, Jaye Chapman, Casey Coleman, Rafael Dolis, Jensen Lewis, Barret Loux, Yoanner Negrin, Blake Parker, Zach Putnam, Brooks Raley, Chris Rusin, Nick Struck, and Cory Wade.
J.C. Boscan and Luis Flores
Wes Darvill, Edwin Maysonet, Brad Nelson, Josh Vitters, and Logan Watkins.
Brian Bogusevic, Brett Jackson, Darnell McDonald, Tim Torres, and Ty Wright.
Chris Rusin secured his spot as next in line if the Cubs need another starter. The lefty gave up two hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings on Sunday against the Indians. In five spring games, he’s given up five earned runs on 18 hits over 23 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.
Rusin was being considered for the Cubs bullpen but was told he’s more valuable as a starter. He’ll be in Triple-A Iowa’s rotation this year.
“I’ll go down and work on all the stuff I need to work on and be ready for when they call on me,” Rusin said.
It helped him that his was his second big league Spring Training camp. When he walked into the clubhouse, he felt comfortable from Day One.
“This year, I obviously had a couple more starts than last year,” he said. “Getting my feet wet last year was a big help. If this was my first Spring Training, I probably wouldn’t be this way. Since I had experience last year, I knew what to expect. I’ve got to keep throwing strikes.”
– Carrie Muskat
It’s Starlin Castro’s 23rd birthday, and he’ll be in the lineup Sunday when the Cubs travel to Goodyear to face the Indians. Chris Rusin, who will open the season in Triple-A Iowa’s rotation, gets the start. Dave Sappelt was scratched after getting hit on the right side of his neck by a ball in Saturday’s game. He’s got a large lump there. Here’s the revised lineup:
– Carrie Muskat
Eleven players were sent to the Cubs Minor League camp on Friday, including pitchers Jensen Lewis, Drew Carpenter, Blake Parker, Casey Coleman and Jaye Chapman. Chris Rusin was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, but will start on Sunday for the big league team against the Indians. The position players assigned to Minor League camp include Brad Nelson, Edwin Maysonet, Brian Bogusevic, Johermyn Chavez and Darnell McDonald.
That leaves 35 players in camp, and four of those are expected to open the season on the disabled list. There appears to be one bullpen spot open, and four pitchers competing for it: Rafael Dolis, Zach Putnam, Hisanori Takahashi and Corey Wade. Takahashi is the only lefty in the mix.
Brett Jackson is still limited because of his shoulder injury, but position players still in camp include catchers J.C. Boscan and Steve Clevenger and infielder Alberto Gonzalez. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Dave Sappelt has made the 25-man roster, barring any unexpected additions from the waiver wire. Clevenger could backup at first, second or third if needed.
“It’s one of those days you dread,” Sveum said about the roster cuts. “A lot of those guys had good springs. Bogusevic had a really good Spring Training and did everything we asked. The Colemans, the Parkers, they all threw the ball well. That shows you some guys have stepped up, some guys have gotten healthy. One more extra year under their belt they’ve become more comfortable and done a good job at the big league level.”
Bogusevic, an Oak Lawn, Ill., native, had a great spring, batting .410 in 20 games.
Coleman will continue to pitch in relief. He has made some adjustments, using a new arm slot that has helped him be more consistent.
Sappelt batted .266 at Triple-A Iowa last year, and .275 in 26 games with the Cubs. He batted .182 in 18 games this spring.
“I think the writing is on the wall — ‘Sap’ is going to be on the team,” Sveum said. “There’s still things that can happen through guys getting released and waiver wires and all that with the extra spots. He’s proven to me and the organization he can swing the bat and he’s done a really nice job in center field.”
The Cubs front office is still looking at outside help. Last year, they acquired Shawn Camp in the final week of Spring Training.
“Through the waiver wire, people become available in other camps,” Sveum said. “No matter what you think you have, you’re always trying to make yourself a better team.”
– Carrie Muskat
Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run home run, Darwin Barney added a solo shot and Welington Castillo scored the tie-breaking run on a passed ball in the sixth to lift the Cubs to a 5-4 victory Tuesday over the Rangers. Chris Rusin started the game and gave up four runs over five innings. He’s expected to open the season at Triple-A Iowa but with injuries to Scott Baker and Matt Garza, Rusin could be next in line if any of the other Chicago starters are sidelined.
“I don’t ask questions,” Rusin said. “I feel if I look too much into it, I won’t be able to put the ball where I want it.”
The left-hander did get off to a rough start, but settled down and retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced. This spring, he had given up one run on eight hits over his previous 13 innings.
“I had a rough first two innings and you never want that but it happens, it’s baseball, and you just have to figure out your mistakes in the game,” Rusin said. “I was able to figure out my release point and calm down and find my location and find my fastball and keep my offspeed in and out and keep them off balance. That’s what Spring Training is for. You go out there and try to figure it out and what you need to do to get back on track.”
Rusin has definitely been tested. He held the Indians and Dodgers scoreless over eight innings in his two previous outings.
“There’s some tough lineups,” Rusin said. “I know that. I just trust my catcher and hit the mitt.”
– Carrie Muskat