Results tagged ‘ J.R. Mathes ’

8/4 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings in Iowa’s 5-1 loss to Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Micah Hoffpauir had two hits and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

Chris Rusin took the loss in his Tennessee debut as the Smokies lost, 3-2, to Montgomery. Rusin gave up one unearned run on four hits over five innings. Nate Samson had two hits, including a RBI double.

David Macias hit his second homer but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 11-5, to Bradenton. Robert Whitenack gave up six runs, five earned, on eight hits over four innings for the loss. Michael Brenly had a hit and has hit safely in 29 of his last 32 games.

Ryan Searle gave up four runs on five hits over five innings in Peoria’s 5-1 loss to Wisconsin. Jae-Hoon Ha had a hit and two stolen baess.

Eric Jokisch gave up one run on four hits over four innings and took the loss in Boise’s 3-0 loss to Tri-City. Alvaro Ramirez had two hits and extended his hitting streak to eight games.

Luis Liria gave up four runs, three earned on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 5-3 loss to the Indians. Brian Shields had two hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

7/19 Minor matters

Brad Snyder had two hits and two RBIs in Iowa’s 17-6 loss to Oklahoma City Sunday. J.R. Mathes took the loss, giving up 11 runs on 13 hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings. Micah Hoffpauir ahd two hits and three RBIs.

Robinson Chirinos hit his 13th homer and drove in three runs in Tennessee’s 7-6 win over Montgomery. Jeremy Papelbon gave up three runs on four hits over five innings and did not get a decision. Tony Campana had three hits and stole his 31st base.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one run on two hits over six innings in Daytona’s 5-1 win over Charlotte. Junior Lake hit his fifth homer. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a single. He’s batting .400 during his stretch.

Nelson Perez had two hits and two RBIs in Peoria’s 9-0 win over Bowling Green. Frank Batista started and threw four scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out three. Ronny Moria earned the win in relief.

Alvero Ramirez had four hits including his third homer in Boise’s 12-11 loss to Spokane. Ramirez now has a 16-game hitting streak, and is batting .441 in that streak.

Joseph Zeller gave up two runs, one earned, on four hits and struck out eight over 3 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 9-3 win over the Reds. Albert Hernandez had three hits and Pin-Chieh Chen, Brian Shields and Blair Springfield each had two hits.

– Carrie Muskat

7/8 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes has matched the Iowa Cubs’ franchise record for career wins, picking up No. 38 on Wednesday in a 9-1 victory over Albuquerque. “Obviously, it wasn’t my goal when I first got here,” Mathes told reporters after the game.

Said Iowa pitching coach Mike Mason: “He’s a guy that won’t ‘wow’ anybody with a 98 mile an hour fastball but he … does everything a pitcher needs to do.”

Mathes has yet to get that call to the show.

“He just needs that first break,” Mason said. “Once he gets there, he’ll be appreciated.”

Mathes gave up one run on six hits over seven innings while striking out two. The lefty also had two hits. Bryan LaHair had four hits, including his ninth home run, and drove in two. It was his 10th multi-RBI game of the year. Darwin Barney had two hits, including his second homer, and four RBIs. Jim Adduci had three hits and two RBIs.

* Chris Archer did not give up an earned run over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 2-0 loss to Jacksonville. Brett Jackson had one of the Smokies’ three hits, and has hit safely in eight of the 11 games he’s played in since being promoted.

* Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Tampa. David Macias had two hits. David Patton pitched two innings in relief, giving up one run on four hits.

* The Peoria Chiefs won the third “Road to Wrigley,” beating Kane County, 5-2, at Wrigley Field. Robert Whitenack gave up one run on four hits over five innings for the win. Jae-Hoon Ha hit a two-out, three-run homer in the fourth.

* Xavier Batista hit his first home run in Mesa’s 8-2 win over the Brewers. Ryan Cuneo had two RBI and Casey Lambert picked up the win in relief.

– Carrie Muskat

6/19 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes gave up three runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 6-3 win over Albuquerque on Friday. The I-Cubs now are tied for first in the Northern Division. Brad Snyder was a home run shy of the cycle and Micah Hoffpauir had two hits.

Tennessee scored the go-ahead run on a balk in the ninth to beat Mobile, 3-2. Ty Wright had three hits and Tony Thomas had a RBI single in the sixth.

Brooks Raley threw six shutout innings to help Daytona beat Dunedin, 12-4. Raley struck out five. Michael Brenley hit his second homer of the season.

Ryan Searle gave up two runs, one earned, on three hits over six innings in Peoria’s 7-2 win over Quad Cities. Logan Watkins and Nelson Perez each had two hits.

– Carrie Muskat

6/14 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes threw six shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out four, in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Memphis on Sunday. It was Mathes’ best outing of the season and his seventh quality start. Micah Hoffpauir had two hits and one RBI and Welington Castillo hit a two-run double in the sixth.

Tony Thomas hit a grand slam in the seventh and finished with five RBIs to help Tennessee beat West Tenn, 7-5. Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on four hits over six innings but did not get a decision. Thomas has seven RBIs in his last two games, and has hit safely in 10 of 11 games.

Daytona has been off because of the Florida State League All-Star break and resumes play Monday against Lakeland.

Jeffry Antigua gave up four runs on seven hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-0 loss to Great Lakes. The Chiefs play at Burlington Monday.

– Carrie Muskat

 

5/17 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes gave up three runs on seven hits over six innings and took the loss in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Reno on Sunday. Bryan LaHair notched his ninth multi-hit game of the year.

Double-A Tennessee was rained out at Huntsville. The two teams were to play a doubleheader on Monday.

Dae-Eun Rhee threw five scoreless innings in Daytona’s 5-3 loss to St. Lucie. Rhee did not get a decision. DJ LeMahieu and Rebel Ridling each had an RBI.

Jeff Antigua threw five scoreless innings to help Peoria beat Burlington, 8-1. Logan Watkins had four hits, including a double and triple, and also stole a base.

– Carrie Muskat

5/1 Minor matters

Nick Struck threw five shutout innings for the seventh no-hitter in Peoria’s history in a 4-0, rain-shortened win over Clinton Friday night. Struck struck out five and walked one. He picked off the only runner who reached base.

J.R. Mathes gave up three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Omaha. Jim Adduci had a hit, nad has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

Chris Carpenter gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 8-4 win over Chattanooga. Matt Spencer homered, Robinson Chirinos had his seventh multi-hit game and Tony Campana extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Josh Vitters had four hits in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Clearwater. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. Brett Jackson reached base four times, going 3-for-4.

– Carrie Muskat

4/24 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes threw eight shutout innings to help Iowa beat Memphis, 6-0, on Friday. Darwin Barney had two hits, both doubles, and two RBIs.

Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 3-for-4, in Tennessee’s 16-7 win over Carolina. Castro is batting .426 so far and .489 during his hitting streak. Craig Muschko struck out six over six innings for the win. Ty Wright had three hits, including two homers, and seven RBIs. Robinson Chirinos also homered and Brandon Guyer extended his hitting streak to five games. The Smokies are 13-2.

Michael Brenly reached base three times, getting two hits and a walk, in Daytona’s 11-3 loss to Tampa. Brooks Raley took the loss, giving up 11 runs (eight earned) on 12 hits over 2 2/3 innings.

Robert Whitenack gave up four runs on six hits over four innings in Peoria’s 5-1 loss to Quad Cities. Hak-Ju Lee has hit in eight of his last nine games and Greg Rohan has a nine-game hitting streak.

– Carrie Muskat

11/16 AFL & winter ball update

This is the final week of games for the Arizona Fall League. Josh Vitters apparently is recovered from the strained muscle, and hit a two-run homer Saturday in Mesa’s 4-2 win over Peoria. He’s batting .359 in the AFL. Starlin Castro went 2-for-5 with a double and was hitting .388. John Gaub and Blake Parker both pitched one inning of relief, and both picked up holds on Saturday.

On Monday, Mesa plays host to Phoenix at HoHoKam Stadium.

Cubs’ prospect Andrew Cashner is 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA in five starts in the AFL. In his last outing Nov. 11, he was roughed up, giving up four runs on seven hits over three innings. In his previous outing, the right-hander threw four shutout innings, serving up five hits. He has fanned 16 over 16 2/3 innings this fall. Catcher Michael Brenly was hitting .294 with one homer in six games.

In Venezuela, infielder Andres Blanco was batting .316 with one homer, 11 doubles, two triples and 22 RBIs for Magallanes. Blanco has primarily played second base and was hitting second in the lineup there. Cubs prospect Robinson Chirinos was batting .357 with six homers, five doubles and 19 RBIs for Magallanes.

J.R. Mathes has returned home after making six starts for Caracas. He went 1-2 with a 5.08 ERA, striking out 12 over 28 1/3 innings. In his last outing Nov. 6, Mathes gave up two runs, 11 hits and did not walk a batter over five innings.

In the Dominican Republic, outfielder Nelson Perez was batting .362 in 17 games with two homers, three doubles, two triples and five RBIs for Toros del Este.

In Mexico, shortstop Matt Camp was batting .336 for Mexicali with 10 doubles, one homer and 21 RBIs. He’s been leading off for the Mexican League team, and has a .401 on-base percentage. Brian Schlitter has seven saves and a 4.24 ERA in 16 games there, striking out 12 over 17 innings. The right-hander pitched on Sunday, and gaveup one run, two walks and struck out two in 1 1/3 innings.

– Carrie Muskat

11/7 Winter ball roundup

Thomas Diamond made his first start in the Mexican League on Friday night, and struck out three over three-plus innings in Mexicali’s 5-4 win over Obegron. Diamond did not walk a batter and did not give up a hit until the first two batters in the fourth connected off the right-hander. He was then pulled. Brad Snyder went 2-for-4 with two RBIs for Mexicali, and was batting .348. Brian Schlitter, who totaled 22 saves at Double-A Tennessee, picked up the save, pitching one inning.

In Venezuela, J.R. Mathes gave up two runs on 11 hits over five innings, striking out two, but did not get a decision in Caracas’ 4-3 win over Lara.

Catcher Robinson Chirinos hit his fourth homer, a solo shot, to help Magallanes beat Caribes 3-1. Chirinos was batting .405 and has 12 RBIs. Andres Blanco also had a hit.

– Carrie Muskat

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