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8/23 Minor matters

Thursday’s games

Dave Sappelt hit his fourth home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-3, to Memphis. Brad Nelson went 4-for-4 and Ty Wright delivered a pinch-hit RBI single.

Eric Jokisch gave up three earned runs over 7 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 loss to Birmingham. Javier Baez singled and scored a run, and was batting .400 in 21 games this month. Arismendy Alcantara had a double and one RBI. Jokisch has a 2.15 ERA in his last four games, all quality starts.

Daytona’s doubleheader against Dunedin was postponed because of rain — what else is new? — and the teams will try to play two on either Aug. 26 or Aug. 28. They are already scheduled to play two on Aug. 27.

Trevor Gretzky was 4-for-4 in Kane County’s 4-0 loss to Beloit. Tayler Scott gets the start on Friday.

Boise rallied from a 9-1 deficit to beat Salem-Keizer, 16-11. The teams combined for 39 hits. Justin Marra hit two home runs, going 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Jacob Rogers had two hits, including a home run.

Trevor Stevens was 3-for-5 in Mesa’s 7-3 loss to the Royals.

8/18 Minor matters

Saturday’s games

Justin Grimm gave up three runs over seven innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to New Orleans. Ty Wright had two hits. Kyle Hendricks starts Sunday.

Eric Jokisch gave up three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-4 loss to Chattanooga. Javier Baez hit a double and drove in a run, extending his hitting streak to seven games. Christian Villanueva had one RBIs and a double, his 38th, tops in the Southern League.

Ivan Pineyro gave up six runs over five innings in Daytona’s 10-2 loss to Brevard County. Kris Bryant had two hits and one RBIs, and has hit safely in five of six games with Daytona.

Michael Heesch gave up three runs over six innings in Kane County’s 7-6 win over Clinton. The Cougars rallied with three runs in the seventh. Rock Shoulders, Oliver Zapata and Giuseppe Papaccio each had two hits and one RBIs.

Michael Wagner gave up three runs over three innings in Boise’s 11-0 loss to Tri-City. Carlos Penalver had two hits and a stolen base.

Charcer Burks, Jeffrey Baez and Kevin Brown each had multi-hit games in Mesa’s 9-7 win over the Reds.

8/13 Minor matters

Monday’s games

Josh Vitters and Mike Olt each homered to help Iowa beat Sacramento, 2-1. Justin Grimm picked up the win, giving up one run over 5 1/3 innings. It was Vitters’ first game back from being on the disabled list. Edgar Gonzalez had two hits, including a double.

Javier Baez hit a game-tying solo home run in the sixth and Taylor Davis smacked a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh to lift Tennessee to a 3-2 win over Montgomery in the first game of a doubleheader. Christian Villanueva hit a three-run homer and Jonathan Mota added a two-run shot in the second game, a 9-4 Smokies win to complete the sweep. Jeff Antigua picked up the win in relief in the nightcap.

Ivan Pineyro gave up one run over six innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Tampa. Anthony Giansanti had two hits, including a double.

Dan Vogelbach had two hits to help Kane County snap a three-game losing streak and beat Cedar Rapids, 4-3. Reggie Golden and Rock Shoulders each drove in a run. Vogelbach was promoted to Daytona after the game.

Boise had Monday off, and will resume play Tuesday against Eugene. Third baseman Kris Bryant was promoted to Daytona on Monday, but prior to that, he was named the Northwest League Player of the Week. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick was 9-for-17 with three doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBIs in five games.

Erick Leal threw five shutout innings in Mesa’s 7-0 win over the Mariners. Brian Bogusevic had one hit, a double, and one RBI in his fourth rehab game. Jeffrey Baez had three hits, including a double and a triple, and one RBIs. Jesse Hodges had two hits and one RBI.

8/12 Extra bases

* The Cubs will salute Hall of Famer Ernie Banks prior to Tuesday’s game against the Reds at Wrigley Field. Banks has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Billy Williams, Banks’ teammate on the Cubs and a fellow Hall of Famer, will introduce Banks on Tuesday. The festivities were expected to begin around 6:50 p.m. CT. before the Cubs face the Reds at 7:05 p.m. CT.

No date has been set as to when Banks will receive the honor from President Barack Obama. The Medal of Freedom, established in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy, is the highest honor awarded to civilians in the United States.

* Scott Baker, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen on Monday and was expected to begin another rehab assignment starting Wednesday at Class A Daytona. The right-hander made three starts at low A Kane County, then one with Daytona, and weather interfered with his next outing. His longest start was 3 1/3 innings on July 29.

* Jorge Soler, sidelined with a stress fracture in his left tibia, was examined on Monday in Mesa, Ariz., and the test results were to be sent to the team’s medical staff in Chicago to gauge the progress the outfielder is making. Soler, who was playing for Class A Daytona, was injured in late June, and expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. The Cubs were hopeful he could return to action this season. Soler could play in the Arizona Fall League, which begins in early October. Soler, 21, was batting .281 with eight home runs, 13 doubles, one triple and 35 RBIs in 55 games with Daytona. He apparently fouled a ball off his left shin in Spring Training, and the injury flared up before the Florida State League All-Star Game.

* Cubs prospect Eric Jokisch, who threw a no-hitter on Aug. 6, has been named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the period of Aug. 5-11. It’s the second award this season for the Double-A Tennessee left-hander, who was named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April. Jokisch, 24, made history against Jacksonville with the Smokies’ first nine-inning no-hitter since Scot Elam in 1985. It was the first no-hitter since Mark Holliman tossed a seven-inning no-no in 2007. Jokisch lefty struck out eight and faced four batters over the minimum in a 10-0 win over the Suns.

* The Cubs’ game Sept. 7 against the Brewers has been changed to a 3:05 p.m. CT start time. It had originally been listed as a 12:05 p.m. CT start, but was adjusted at the request of national television, the team said. Friday’s and Saturday’s games against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field also will start at 3:05 p.m. CT.

The late afternoon games are tough because it’s an unusual time, and the shadows on Wrigley make it tricky for the players to see.

“The shadows and the sun in right field are horrendous and obviously, late in the game hitting, you better have the lead because it ain’t too easy hitting once those shadows come in,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said.

– Carrie Muskat

8/7 Minor matters

Tuesday’s games

Edgar Gonzalez hit three home runs, and Darnell McDonald, Dave Sappelt and Mike Olt each hit one to lead Iowa to a 10-3 win over Tacoma. Gonzalez went 5-for-6 with four RBIs. It was the first three-homer game since Ian Stewart did so June 8 against Round Rock. Ty Wright reached base four times, collecting three hits. For Olt, it was his 12th home run of the season.

Eric Jokisch threw a no-hitter to help Tennessee beat Jacksonville, 10-0. Jokisch was making his first start since coming off the DL because of arm fatigue. He struck out eight and walked four, throwing 108 pitches. Javier Baez backed him up, going 4-for-6 with two doubles, three runs scored, three RBIs, a stolen base, and a hit-saving catch for the second out in the ninth. Rubi Silva had three hits and one RBIs.

Daytona had Tuesday off, and returns to action against Clearwater. Scott Baker is scheduled to start, his fifth rehab outing.

Oliver Zapata and Reggie Golden each homered to help Kane County beat Clinton, 6-2. Tayler Scott picked up the win, giving up two runs over five innings. Zapata finished with three RBIs.

The South beat the North, 8-7, in the Northwest League All-Star Game. Boise’s Jacob Rogers was the lone Hawks position player to get a hit. James Pugliese pitched two-thirds of an inning, and Tyler Bremer converted the save.

Kevin Brown and Wilfredo Petit each had two hits in Mesa’s 2-1 loss to the Dodgers.

8/7 Jokisch throws no-no

Eric Jokisch, activated from the disabled list earlier in the day, threw a no-hitter Tuesday night to lead Double-A Tennessee to a 10-0 victory over Jacksonville, ending the Suns’ 11-game winning streak. The lefty had been on the DL with arm fatigue but showed no signs of being tired when he threw 108 pitches in the first nine-inning no-no for the Smokies since Leo Estrella did so against Orlando in 2000. Mark Holliman threw the last no-no for Tennessee, but that was a seven-inning game in 2007.

Jokisch, 24, retired the first 10 batters he faced in order, striking out five, and walked Chris Gutierrez with one out in the fourth to lose a shot at a perfect game. The former Northwestern Wildcat cruised through the next two innings, retiring the side in order.

After working around two-out walks in the seventh and eighth innings, Jokisch entered the ninth having thrown 99 pitches. Suns center fielder Isaac Galloway lined out sharply to third baseman Christian Villanueva on the first pitch in the ninth. Shortstop Javier Baez saved the no-no when Gutierrez looped a soft blooper behind the second base bag, causing Baez to dive and catch the ball before it hit the ground.

Jokisch, an 11th round pick in 2010, walked Derek Dietrich with two outs before Pete Andrelczyk grounded into a 5-3 putout to end the game.

With the win, Jokisch is now 9-10 and lowered his ERA to 3.57.

The Smokies tallied in the first when Matt Szczur doubled and scored on Rubi Silva’s single. Baez followed with a RBI double, and Rafael Lopez delivered a RBI single to open a 3-0 lead. That was all Jokisch needed. Baez went 4-for-6 in the game with three RBIs with two doubles.

6/30 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up three runs over six innings in Iowa’s 8-5 victory over Omaha. Logan Watkins had two hits, including his eighth home run, and one RBIs, and Ty Wright hit a home run, a two-run shot in the eighth.

Eric Jokisch threw 6 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 13-0 win over Montgomery. Jokisch struck out seven and scattered three hits. Rubi Silva provided the offense, hitting a grand slam in the third. He also hit a double, and finished with a season-high five RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and two RBIs. In his first game with the Smokies, John Andreoli had three hits and two RBIs.

Pierce Johnson gave up three runs over five innings in Daytona’s 3-2 loss to Clearwater.

Dan Vogelbach hit his 12th home run and drove in two runs in Kane County’s 10-9, 11-inning loss to Wisconsin. Reggie Golden and Gioskar Amaya each had three hits.

Yaseil Balaguert hit his third home run and Shawon Dunston and David Bote each had two hits in Boise’s 8-6 win over Eugene.

Zak Blair had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs in Mesa’s 8-6 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had three hits, and Victor Garcia picked up the win in relief.

5/3 Shoulders, Jokisch honored

The Cubs Friday named Class A Kane County infielder Rock Shoulders and Double-A Tennessee left-handed pitcher Eric Jokisch the organization’s Minor League player and pitcher of the month for April, respectively.

Shoulders, 21, batted .370 with 19 runs scored, seven doubles, five home runs and 16 RBIs in 22 April games. He compiled a 1.099 OPS for the month, the second-highest mark in the Midwest League. The left-handed hitter was tied for third in the league in runs scored, home runs and extra-base hits (12), fourth in batting average and tied for fourth in hits.

Jokisch, 23, went 3-1 with a 1.84 ERA in five April starts, striking out 21 while walking six and limiting opponents to a .240 batting average. He began the season going at least six innings while allowing one or no runs in each of his first four starts. He finished the month tied for fifth in the Southern League in victories, tied for eighth in innings pitched and ninth in ERA. Jokisch, a native of Virginia, Ill., who attended Northwestern University, was selected in the 11th round of the 2010 draft.

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.

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