Results tagged ‘ Dan Vogelbach ’

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.

4/22 Minor matters

Brian Bogusevic extended his hitting streak to seven games, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 1-0, to Memphis on Sunday. Drew Carpenter started and did not get a decision, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six. Ian Stewart went 0-for-4, and now is 1-for-17 in five games.

Matt Szczur drove in two runs in Tennessee’s 9-6, 11-inning loss to Montgomery. Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-2 and Rubi Silva had two hits and one RBIs. Trey McNutt struck out one in two perfect innings in relief. He has held opponents scoreless in five of his six appearances.

Ryan Searle gave up five runs over four innings in Daytona’s 9-1 loss to Dunedin. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and was batting .378 overall.

Trey Martin had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run in Kane County’s 7-6 win over Peoria. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including a double, and Dan Vogelbach walked, stole a base and scored a run.

* On Wednesday, Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was scheduled to make a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee. He’s coming back from a strained left lat injured Feb. 17 during a live BP session in Spring Training.

– Carrie Muskat

4/14 Minor matters

Barret Loux gave up one run on six hits over five innings in Iowa’s 6-1 win over Albuquerque Saturday. Logan Watkins hit a two-run home run and Brian Bogusevic had two hits and one RBIs. Darwin Barney went 1-for-4 in his first rehab game.

Kyle Hendricks gave up one unearned run on five hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 8-6 win over Chattanooga. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Rubi Silva had three hits, including a double and triple.

P.J. Francescon gave up six runs over five innings in Daytona’s 9-4 loss to Tampa. Stephen Bruno had two hits and two RBIs. Javier Baez doubled, tripled and drove in two runs, and was batting .184. Dustin Geiger added a RBI double.

Dan Vogelbach hit his first home run in Kane County’s 7-6 loss to Wisconsin in the first game of a doubleheader. Rock Shoulders had a two-run double to extend his hitting streak to right games. In the second game, Wilson Contreras hit a two-run homer in the 11th for a 3-1 win.

4/2 Class A Kane County

The Class A Kane County Cougars announced their preliminary Opening Day roster. The Cougars and manager Mark Johnson open the season Thursday at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark against the Quad Cities River Bandits. The infield includes first baseman Dan Vogelbach, the Cubs’ second round pick in 2011. Vogelbach is ranked No. 11 on MLB.com’s list of top 20 Cubs prospects, and batted .322 with 17 home runs in 61 games between Mesa and Boise last season. Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was the youngest regular in the Northwest League last season and batted .281 with six home runs and 47 RBIs for Boise as an 18-year-old. Middle infielder Gioskar Amaya led the Northwest League with 12 triples last season and topped NWL second basemen with a .968 fielding percentage. Marco Hernandez split last season between Class-A Peoria and Boise, batting .286 in 67 games with Boise.

The Cougars’ pitching will feature right-hander Pierce Johnson, the 43rd overall selection in last June’s Draft. He’ll be joined by Jose Arias, South African native Tayler Scott, and last year’s Rule 5 pick Lendy Castillo. Pitchers Michael Heesch and Nathan Dorris are on the preliminary roster, which means the Cougars will have at least one Illinois-born player for each of the past five Opening Day rosters. Heesch was born in Crystal Lake and graduated from Prairie Ridge High School. Dorris is from Carbondale and attended Southern Illinois University.

You can follow the Cougars at: http://www.kccougars.com.

3/15 Cubs vs Team Japan

Dan Vogelbach will start at first base for the Cubs in a split squad exhibition game against Japan on Friday at HoHoKam Stadium. Here’s the lineup:

DeJesus CF
Baez SS
Castillo C
Soriano DH
Sappelt LF
Vitters 3B
Soler RF
Vogelbach 1B
Gonzalez 2B

– Carrie Muskat

1/28 Vogelbach 8th among 1B prospects

MLB.com released it’s top 10 first base prospects, and the Cubs’ Dan Vogelbach was listed at No. 8. Here’s MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo on the infielder:

“When Vogelbach was an amateur, he created a good amount of buzz with his left-handed power bat. Vogelbach has not disappointed as a pro after the Cubs took him in the second round in 2011. He has as much raw pop as anyone in the Minors at this position and can hit the ball out to all fields. Vogelbach has an advanced approach that has allowed him to get on base and hit for average. He was very out of shape in high school but has worked hard to slim down since signing, something he will have to continue to do as his bat propels him up the organization ladder.”

MLB.com will release top outfielders on Monday. Check Cubs.com for that story later in the day.

– Carrie Muskat

9/6 Boise advances to NWL finals

Felix Pena gave up five hits over seven scoreless innings Wednesday night to help Class A Boise beat Yakima, 3-2, and advance to the Northwest League championship series. Pena struck out two and did not walk a batter. Dan Vogelbach delivered a two-run single in the third. The Hawks will face Vancouver in the best of three championship series, starting Thursday. Boise is seeking its seventh title and first since 2004.

“This is a very young team,” Boise manager Mark Johnson said. “This is a great time in their careers, to be in a position like this, to win a championship. Whatever happens, it’s great experience. Some poeple go through their whole career without a chance to win a championship. To have a chance to win one is a feat in itself.”

– Carrie Muskat

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