Results tagged ‘ Dominican Republic ’

1/4 Winter ball update

Outfielder Brad Snyder went 1-for-3 and scored a run and Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was hitless in four at-bats in Escogido’s 3-0 win over Estrellas Monday in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Snyder scored on one of two errors by Estrellas in the fifth. Escogido is now 4-3 and will play the Toros (5-2) on Tuesday.

— Carrie Muskat

1/3 Winter league update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Brad Snyder were both hitless in four at-bats each in Escogido’s 2-1 loss Sunday to Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. The two teams, who are both 3-3, meet again Monday.

In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez was hitless in three at-bats for Caracas in a 2-0 win over Caribes on Sunday.

— Carrie Muskat

12/31 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Brad Snyder had one of five hits by Escogido in a 2-1 loss to the Toros, who got five hitless innings by Miguel de los Santos. Starlin Castro was 0-for-3 in the game. The Dominican League will take Friday and Saturday off. On Sunday, Escogido (3-2) will play Estrellas (2-3), and the Toros (3-2) will play the Gigantes (2-3) as they try to determine who will represent the Dominican in the Caribbean series.

— Carrie Muskat

12/30 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Aaron Shafer gave up one run on four hits over six innings for his first win in Caguas’ 8-2 victory over Mayaguez in Venezuela on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out two. A second-round pick in 2008, Shafer had a 0.96 ERA in 24 relief appearances at Class A Daytona and a 5.03 ERA in 25 games at Double-A Tennessee.

Jeff Gray picked up his fourth save and second in as many outings for Zulia to preserve a 5-3 win over La Guaira. Gray gave up one run over two innings.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 with a third-inning sacrifice
fly in Escogido’s 4-2 win over Gigantes Wednesday in the Dominican
Winter League. Escogido improved to 3-1 in its bid for a berth in the
Caribbean Series and faces Los Toros Thursday.

— Carrie Muskat

12/29 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with five RBIs in Caracas’ 18-5 win over Magallanes on Tuesday in Venezuela. Gonzalez, a switch-hitting infielder whom the Cubs signed out of Venezuela in 2005, batted .271 in 23 games with Class A Daytona and .246 in 86 games with Double-A Tennessee.

In the Dominican Republic, Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1-for-4, hitting an RBI single in the fifth, in Escogido’s 6-4 win over Gigantes. Former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon started for Escogido and gave up three earned runs on 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings. Escogido and Gigantes play again Wednesday.

— Carrie Muskat

12/27 Winter ball update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 2-for-4 with two RBIs in Escogido’s 6-0 win over Estrellas on Sunday. He hit a RBI single in the first and added another in the eighth. Cubs prospect Bryan LaHair was 1-for-4 for Estrellas. On Monday, Escogido plays host to Los Toros. Escogido, Estrellas, los Toros and los Gigantes are vying to represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean Series.

— Carrie Muskat

12/20 Winter ball roundup

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1-for-4 with a walk in Escogido’s 8-7 win over Licey on Sunday. The shortstop is batting .286. Welington Castillo was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and Brad Snyder 1-for-3 for Licey. The Dominican Winter League regular season ends Tuesday.

— Carrie Muskat

12/19 Winter ball update

Starlin Castro went 0-for-4 in Escogido’s 5-0 loss to Los Toros del Este Saturday in Dominican Winter Ball. Castro is batting .289 this winter. Outfielder Brad Snyder also was 0-for-4 in Licey’s 5-1 loss to Los Gigantes. He’s batting .263.

— Carrie Muskat

12/16 Winter ball update

Starlin Castro was 1-for-3 with a walk and scored a run in Escogido’s 3-1 win Wednesday over Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League. Bryan LaHair started in left field and went 1-for-4 for Estrellas. Brad Snyder started in center field in Licey’s 12-6 loss to Aguilas and was hitless. Former Cubs OF/IF Jake Fox hit his fourth homer, a two-run shot, in the first.

— Carrie Muskat

12/15 Winter ball update

Starlin Castro was 1-for-4 with a double in Escogido’s 5-0 loss Tuesday to los Gigantes del Cibao in the Dominican Republic Winter League. Meanwhile, catcher Welington Castillo is batting .184 in 25 games and outfielder Brad Snyder is batting .306 in 13 games for Licey in the DR. First baseman Bryan LaHair was batting .300 in six games and Marcos Mateo is 2-0 with a 3.09 ERA in 10 relief appearances with Estrellas.

— Carrie Muskat