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8/31 Iowa’s season ends early

Triple-A Iowa’s season ended Thursday night with a 6-1 loss to Nashville. The Iowa team will not play its scheduled weekend series in New Orleans because of Hurricane Isaac. The Pacific Coast League announced the four-game series will be canceled after assessing the conditions in New Orleans and surrounding areas. The Iowa team finished 53-87 with the loss Thursday.

– Carrie Muskat 

8/28 Minor League report

Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt each homered in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Nashville on Monday night. Seth McClung took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings. Esmailin Caridad, Jaye Chapman and Marcus Hatley each threw a scoreless inning of relief.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit a three-run homer in the first to back Dae-Eun Rhee and lift Tennessee to a 5-3 win over Mobile. Rhee gave up one earned run over five innings, striking out six. Junior Lake and Logan Watkins each had two hits.

Daytona’s game against Clearwater was postponed because of the weather.

Starling Peralta gave up two runs over six innings inpeoria’s 7-3 win over Wisconsin. Jacob Rogers hit his second home run in as many days and Jorge Soler scored two runs, hit a double and stole a base. It was Peralta’s eighth quality start.

Boise, which has secured a post-season spot, opens its final regular season home stand on Tuesday against Everett.

Yasiel Balaguert hit a three-run home run in the second inning to help Mesa beat the Giants, 3-1.

– Carrie Muskat

8/8 Minor League report

Ty’Relle Harris, subbing for Brooks Raley, picked up his first Triple-A win, giving up two runs over six innings in Iowa’s 7-4 win over Reno. Harris struck out five. James Adduci drove in three runs, and Dave Sappelt had two hits and two RBIs.

Jake Brigham, making his second start since he was acquired from the Rangers for Geovany Soto, gave up six runs over two-thirds of an inning in Tennessee’s 10-4 loss to Jackson. Justin Bour had two hits and one RBIs.

Austin Kirk gave up one run over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Lakeland. Javier Baez had his first multi-hit game with Daytona, going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Kirk won his third straight and now is 7-3 with a 3.13 ERA. Christian Villanueva had two RBIs.

Starling Peralta struck out 14 and gave up two hits over seven innings in Peoria’s 5-3 win over Clinton. Peralta ended a personal three-game losing streak with the win. He did not give up a hit until serving up a two-run homer in the sixth. Zeke DeVoss went 4-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Daniel Vogelbach hit his third home run in Boise’s 6-3 loss to Everett. James Pugliese gave up one run over four innings. Gioskar Amaya had two hits, including a triple.

Shawon Dunston Jr. drove in three runs in Mesa’s 6-1 win over the Angels. Albert Almora stole two bases and Jorge Soler drove in a run and stole two bases.

– Carrie Muskat

8/6 Raley to start Tuesday

Left-hander Brooks Raley will make his Major League debut Tuesday for the Cubs, replacing Matt Garza in the Cubs rotation. When he starts, Raley (@BrooksRaley) will be the 14th rookie the Cubs have used this season, and seventh pitcher. A sixth-round pick in 2009, Raley began the season with Double-A Tennessee and was 2-2 with a 3.51 ERA in eight starts, striking out 29 over 48 2/3 innings. He was bumped up to Triple-A Iowa, where he was 4-8 with a 3.62 ERA in 14 starts. He struck out 69 and walked 28 over 82 innings, and opponents were batting .272 against him. In his last start Aug. 2, he gave up six runs on 10 hits over six innings. Garza was sent back to Chicago to have his right elbow examined, and was expected to be placed on the disabled list.

– Carrie Muskat

8/6 Minor League report

Casey Coleman struck out eight over six shutout innings in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to Reno on Sunday. The Iowa Cubs now have lost 16 of their last 18 games. The eight Ks for Coleman were one shy of his career high.

Nelson Perez hit his fifth home run in Tennessee’s 5-4 loss to Jackson. Justin Bour had two hits, including a double, and one RBIs. Trey McNutt threw three innings of relief, giving up one hit and striking out three.

Christian Villanueva had two hits in Daytona’s 4-2 loss to Dunedin. P.J. Francescon started and gave up two unearned runs over two innings.

Michael Jensen gave up one run over five innings in Peoria’s 3-2 loss to Clinton. He has not given up more than two runs in each of his last four starts.

Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer with two outs in the 11th to lift Boise to a 10-9 win over Spokane. It was Vogelbach’s second homer since joining the Hawks. Trey Martin had three hits and two RBIs and Lance Rymel had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs.

Duane Underwood gave up three earned runs on three hits over one-third of an inning in Mesa’s 8-6 loss to the Giants. Ben Carhart had two hits and one RBIs.


* Tennessee’s Justin Bour was named the Southern League Hitter of the Week for July 30-Aug. 5. He batted .409 (9-for-22) with three home runs and nine RBIs. One of those home runs was a walkoff hit in a 1-0 win over Pensacola. He leads all active Smokies in hits (123), doubles (30), home runs (14), RBIs (92), total bases (195) and slugging percentage (.481), and ranks first in the Southern League in RBIs, is second in hits and doubles, third in hitting (.304) and fifth in slugging percentage.

* Lendy Castillo, the Cubs’ pick in the Rule 5 Draft, will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Tennessee. Castillo, 22, appeared in seven games with the Cubs before he was sidelined with a groin injury.

– Carrie Muskat

8/3 Iowa Cubs Friday update

The Iowa Cubs lost 4-1 Friday night, and lost another pitcher. Rodrigo Lopez was placed on the DL with a shoulder problem, and Ryan Rowland-Smith called up to make a spot start. Rowland-Smith delivered a quality start, giving up one run on two hits and striking out six over six innings, but it wasn’t enough. Jaye Chapman, acquired in the Braves’ deal, took the loss, giving up three runs in one inning.

* Blake Parker, on the disabled list with a right elbow stress reaction, has joined Iowa to begin his rehab assignment.

– Carrie Muskat

7/31 Roster moves

Expect catcher Welington Castillo, infielder Adrian Cardenas and pitcher Casey Coleman to join the Cubs Tuesday night in Chicago. With the loss of Paul Maholm, Reed Johnson and Geovany Soto, the Cubs need a backup catcher, another starter and a utility player. Castillo was batting .260 in 44 games with six home runs, six doubles and 22 RBIs for Iowa. Coleman was 2-4 with a 5.01 ERA in 11 games (nine starts) for Iowa. Cardenas was batting .322 in 56 games with Iowa, hitting two home runs, 20 doubles, and four triples. All three have had brief callups with the Cubs.

Steve Clevenger was expected to take over as the Cubs regular catcher.

“I’ll just prepare myself every day like I’ve been doing,” Clevenger said. “I’m not taking anything for granted. I’ll go out and play the game hard like I was playing before. Other than that, just try to win.”

– Carrie Muskat

7/30 Iowa Cubs moves

The Cubs have signed outfielder Jeff Frazier to a Minor League contract, and assigned him to Triple-A Iowa. Also, infielder Blake DeWitt and pitcher Rafael Dolis were placed on Iowa’s disabled list. DeWitt has a lower back strain and Dolis has a sore left knee. Both were sent to the Cubs complex in Mesa, Ariz., to rehab.
Frazer, 29, began the season with Reynosa in the Mexican League and hit .273 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 34 games.  He also played in 23 games with Triple-A Toledo from May 3-June 16 this year and hit .190 with a homer and five RBIs before he was released.  It was his third stint with the Tigers’ organization.  The Tigers drafted Frazier in the third round of the 2004 Draft out of Rutgers University, and he was rated the Tigers‘ seventh-best prospect in 2005. Frazier made his Major League debut with the Tigers in 2010 and was 5-for-23 (.217) in nine games.  Last year, Frazier played at Triple-A Syracuse in the Nationals organization and batted .226 with 10 homers and 46 RBIs in 118 games.  Frazier hails from Toms River, NJ and was part of the city’s Little League World Series team in 1995.  His younger brother, Todd, plays for the Reds.
– Carrie Muskat

7/26 Minor League report

Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on 10 hits over five innings in Iowa’s 10-8 Wednesday loss to Oklahoma City. The Iowa Cubs now have lost seven games in a row. Rusin struck out seven and walked two. Dave Sappelt, Adrian Cardenas and James Adduci each had two hits.

* The Cubs announced that right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.

Junior Lake hit two home runs and drove in four runs in Tennessee’s 7-5 win over Jacksonville. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three earned runs over five innings for the win. Nelson Perez had two hits, including a home run. Lake now is batting .285. Justin Bour had three hits and one RBIs.

Daytona was swept in a doubleheader by Brevard Count. In the first game, P.J. Francescon gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a 6-4 loss. Rafael Lopez homered and had two RBIs. Matt Szczur stole three bases. In the second game, Szczur had two hits and one more stolen bases in a 3-0 loss.

Joseph Zeller gave up no earned runs in Peoria’s 8-6 win over Cedar Rapids. Javier Baez had two hits and now is batting .360 in July. Zeller has not given up an earned run in his last three appearances.

Dong-Yub Kim hit his fourth homer but it wasn’t enough in Boise’s 10-8 loss to Yakima. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits, and Rock Shoulders and Gioskar Amaya each had two.

– Carrie Muskat

7/19 Minor League report

Brooks Raley threw seven shutout innings but did not get a decision in Iowa’s 2-1, 11-inning win over New Orleans. Dave Sappelt had two hits. The Iowa Cubs got some bad news Wednesday when they had to put Randy Wells on the disabled list because of a right elbow strain.

Tennessee had Wednesday off, and begins a nine-game road trip Thursday against Chattanooga. Eric Jokisch was scheduled to start.

Taylor Davis hit a solo home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-1, to Charlotte. P.J. Francescon took the loss, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks over 5 1/3 innings.

Javier Baez extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a two-hit game but it wasn’t enough as Peoria lost, 9-8, in 10 innings to Western Michigan. Zeke DeVoss also had two hits, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Tayler Scott gave up four runs over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-4 loss to Yakima. Gioskar Amaya hit his fourth home run and Trey Martin had two hits.

Anthony Prieto threw two shutout innings and Loiger Padron threw three scoreless innings in Mesa’s 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Daniel Lockhart drove in two runs, and has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.

* On Thursday, Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler was scheduled to be the designated hitter for the Mesa team, in what will be his Cubs pro debut.

– Carrie Muskat



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