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Jake Arrieta gave up three earned runs over 3 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 9-0 loss to New Orleans. The Iowa Cubs now have been shutout a league-high 10 times. Ty Wright hit a double, and Marcus Hatley, Casey Coleman and Jeff Antigua combined for 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
Tennessee had Tuesday off. The Smokies will play a doubleheader Wednesday at Jackson. They’re the first of seven games in five days, with another twinbill scheduled for Friday. Eric Jokisch and Alberto Cabrera start on Wednesday.
Elliot Soto and Pin-Chieh Chen each had two hits in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Lakeland. Ben Wells did not a get a decision, but gave up two runs on one hit and one walk over six innings. He’s 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA in his last four starts.
Kane County had Tuesday off and will return to action Wednesday at South Bend.
Boise had Tuesday off and will face Vancouver Wednesday. Duane Underwood is scheduled to start.
Mesa lost its fourth straight game, a 5-1 setback to the Diamondbacks. Jeffrey Baez had the lone extra-base hit, a double.
Cubs closer Kevin Gregg was a teammate of Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop last year with the Orioles, and was with Matt Guerrier on the Dodgers in Spring Training. When he heard that the Cubs had acquired Arrieta and Strop on Tuesday, he was surprised.
“I couldn’t believe when I heard it, that we got both Arrieta and Pedro,” Gregg said Tuesday. “That’s two big pickoffs. Stuff-wise, you’re looking at two good arms.”
The Cubs sent Scott Feldman to the Orioles for Arrieta and Strop, and dealt Carlos Marmol to the Dodgers for Guerrier. Strop and Guerrier were expected to join the team and be in the bullpen on Wednesday, while Arrieta will go to Triple-A Iowa.
“Strop had a great year last year, and was part of the best bullpen in baseball,” Cubs manager Dale Sveum said. “This year has not been going so good. I guess he was on the [disabled list] with back problems. We’re getting a power arm. Guerrier will be a guy you can use in multiple roles, like [Carlos] Villanueva is for us now.”
Gregg said both Arrieta and Strop have good arms and a good mix of pitches.
“Pedro is a great bullpen guy,” Gregg said. “He had an outstanding year last year and just got in a funk this year. I think it’ll be good to get him here and get him pitching. He needs to pitch more to be successful.”
In 2012, Strop compiled a 2.44 ERA in a career-high 70 games, striking out 58 over 66 1/3 innings. He has a 7.25 ERA in 29 games this season with the Orioles. Maybe the right-hander needs a change of scenery?
“It could be good for him,” Gregg said of Strop. “He left Texas and came to Baltimore and did outstanding, and then got in a funk again. When he came to Baltimore, we weren’t winning, and he got in a groove and ran with it. He had a couple rough outings and got pushed to the side a little. I’m excited. It’s a great pickup for the Cubs.”
Gregg, who in the Dodgers camp this spring, also talked to Guerrier about his role. The newest Cubs pitcher had a 4.80 ERA in 34 appearances with the Dodgers.
“He’s a solid reliever who has been there, done that,” Gregg said of the right-hander. “The change of scenery could help him, too. We talked a little in Spring Training because he was under the microscope in spring with the situation the way it was there.”
– Carrie Muskat