Results tagged ‘ Javier Baez ’

7/5 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez both homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 4-3, to Oklahoma City. Bryant had three hits, including a solo homer in the fourth, and Baez hit his 12th home run in the first. Eric Jokisch threw seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven, and did not get a decision. It was his 10th quality start of the year.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs over six innings in Tennessee’s 6-0 loss to Birmingham.

Daytona’s game vs. Brevard County was postponed for the second straight day because of unplayable field conditions. They will play a makeup doubleheader Aug. 14.

Juan Paniagua gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Kane County’s 2-1 win over Clinton. Kyle Schwarber had two hits, including a double, and drove in his 11th run.

Mark Malave had two hits in Boise’s 7-1 loss to Eugene.

Jorge Soler went 1-for-5 with a double and one RBIs in Mesa’s 7-1 win over the Angels. Eloy Jimenez had two hits, including a double and a triple, and three RBIs.

6/24 Minor matters – Tuesday’s game

Iowa beat Albuquerque, 6-2, on Tuesday. Kris Bryant hit his fifth home run, a three-run shot in the first, and Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Josh Vitters each drove in a run. Tsuyoshi Wada picked up the win, giving up one run on four hits over six innings. Bryant now is 5-for-21 at Iowa, and all five hits have been home runs.

* Bryant and Baez were named to the All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one run on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 win over Jackson. Christian Villanueva had three doubles and two RBIs, and Stephen Bruno had two hits and scored three runs.

Albert Almora hit a solo home run in the eighth to lift Daytona to a 6-5 win over Dunedin. It was Almora’s third homer, and third hit of the game. He’s batting .254. Apparently, the home plate umpire wasn’t feeling well, and asked Almora to just swing. Almora obliged, and connected on his home run.

Kane County scored six runs in the first three innings to beat Wisconsin, 9-3. Paul Blackburn picked up the win, giving up three runs over five innings. Jacob Hannemann had three hits and two RBIs. Trey Martin set a team record with five stolen bases.

Boise lost its seventh straight game on the road, a 7-3 decision to Spokane. The Hawks have been outscored 50-27 in their seven game skid. Jesse Hodges had two hits, including his first home run, a two-run shot in the seventh.

Luis Hernandez threw five shutout innings in Mesa’s 4-2 win over the Angels. Gleyber Torres and Tyler Alamo each had two hits.

6/24 Baez, Bryant named to Futures Game

Half of the Cubs’ so-called core four, shortstop Javier Baez and third baseman Kris Bryant, will showcase their talents at the All-Star Futures Game, to be played July 13 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Baez and Bryant, the Cubs’ first-round picks in 2011 and ’13, respectively, who are now teammates on Triple-A Iowa, were named to the event on Tuesday. Baez will play for the World team and Bryant will play for the U.S. team.

Heading into today’s game in Des Moines, Baez, 21, was batting .226 with 11 home runs, 11 doubles, two triples and 42 RBIs at Iowa. Bryant, 22, hit his fifth home run on Tuesday in the first inning of Iowa’s game. At Double-A Tennessee, Bryant led the Southern League in batting average (.355), home runs (22), and RBIs (58). He was promoted last Thursday.

Bryant has been on the fast track since he was selected second overall in last year’s First-Year Player Draft. In less than a year, he has moved up in the Cubs organization, beginning at short-season Boise. He played in the Arizona Fall League last October, and won Most Valuable Player honors. Bryant won the Golden Spikes Award as the top collegiate player in the country after hitting 31 home runs at San Diego.

– Carrie Muskat

6/21 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-3 win over El Paso. Logan Watkins hit a two-run home run and Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur had two hits each. Welington Castillo went 1-for-5 with one RBIs in his first rehab game with Iowa.

Rubi Silva and Jonathan Mota hit back to back home runs in the fourth and Charlie Cutler drew a bases-loaded walk-off walk in the 11th to lift Tennessee to a 5-4 win over Chattanooga. It was the third straight walk-off win for the Smokies.

Dan Vogelbach had two hits and two RBIs in Daytona’s 9-3 loss to Brevard County. Gioskar Amaya had two singles and stole a base.

Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift Kane County to a 6-4 win over Cedar Rapids. Jacob Hannemann hit his fourth home run and Kyle Schwarber hit his first since joining the Cougars on Thursday. Schwarber, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick this year, had two hits, including a double.

Kevin Brown had two hits, both doubles, and three RBIs in Boise’s 9-5 loss to Eugene. Erick Leal took the loss, giving up six earned runs over three innings.

6/9 Minor matters – Sunday’s games

Dallas Beeler threw seven shutout innings to help Iowa post a 3-0 win over Colorado Springs. Javier Baez had two hits and drove in his 29th run, and Zac Rosscup pitched a scoreless eighth in the second game of his rehab assignment. Blake Parker picked up his 13th save.

Kris Bryant hit his 21st home run, tops in the Southern League, and Dustin Geiger hit his eighth but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 6-5, to Jacksonville. Bryant is batting .356 and leads the league with 54 RBIs.

Clearwater scored five runs in the seventh to beat Daytona, 8-7. Albert Almora, Gioskar Amaya and Marco Hernandez each had two RBIs.

Ben Carhart had three hits and scored a run in Kane County’s 3-2 loss to Cedar Rapids. Paul Blackburn took the loss, giving up two earned runs over five innings.

6/8 MInor matters

Javier Baez hit a RBI single in the third but that was all Iowa could manage in a 5-1 loss to Colorado Springs. Eric Jokisch gave up three runs over seven innings, striking out six, and took the loss. In his first rehab appearance, Zac Rosscup struck out two in one inning.

Kris Bryant hit his 20th home run and Charlie Cutler hit his second and drove in three runs to lead Tennessee to a 5-0 win over Jacksonville. Dae-Eun Rhee threw seven shutout innings for the win.

Nathan Dorris gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 8-0 loss to Clearwater. Bijan Rademacher singled, and now has hit in eight of his last nine games.

Juan Paniagua threw six shutout innings in Kane County’s 5-2 win over Cedar Rapids. With the win, Kane County clinched the first-half Western Division championship. Ben Carhart hit his first home run.

6/7 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Javier Baez hit a two-run homer to back Chris Rusin and lead Iowa to a 2-1 win over Colorado Springs in front of a season-high 11,087 fans in Des Moines. Rusin gave up six hits over eight innings and struck out two. He was efficient, throwing 85 pitches. Blake Parker picked up his 12th save. Baez crushed his homer in the third, his eighth of the year.

Eduardo Figueroa hit a home run in the third and Jeudy Valdez added a two-run single in the sixth to lead Tennessee to a 4-0 win over Jacksonville. Figueroa, making his first start, was pulled after his pitch count reached 53. The homer was the first of his professional career and just his second hit as a pro.

5/27 Baez top hitter in PCL

Javier Baez was named the Pacific Coast League’s Player of the Week for the week of May 19-25. Baez is the first Cubs position player to win this award since Welington Castillo, June 13-19, 2011. Baez hit .400 (12-for-30) with six doubles, while tying for the PCL lead with three homers and eight RBI. He hit his second career grand slam in the fifth inning of Iowa’s 7-3 win on Sunday. The four RBI were a season-high for Baez.

Baez is the third consecutive Cubs Minor League player to win a weekly award, and the fourth this season. Tsuyoshi Wada, Chris Rusin, and Kyle Hendricks have all earned PCL Pitcher of the Week awards this season.

5/25 Minor matters – Sunday’s games

Javy Baez hit an opposite field grand slam and Kyle Hendricks posted his sixth quality start to lead Iowa to a 7-3 win over Colorado Springs. The Cubs trailed 3-1 with two outs in the fifth inning when Baez connected on his seventh homer of the season. It was his first slam since June 18, 2013, with Daytona. Baez also hit a fourth-inning single and is batting .390 (16-for-41) with six doubles and four homers in his last 10 games. Arismendy Alcantara also homered in the seventh, his fifth. Hendricks gave up three earned runs on seven hits in six innings and struck out two.

Dustin Geiger hit his sixth home run to back Julio Rodriguez and lead Tennessee to a 7-2 victory over Mobile. Rodriguez struck out six and gave up three hits.

Daytona beat Clearwater, 4-1, in the first game of a doubleheader. Rob Zastryzny gave up two hits over three innings and struck out four. In the second game, Daytona lost, 5-2. Albert Almora had two hits and Bijan Rademacher hit a RBI triple.

Juan Paniagua gave up one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 7-3 win over Peoria. Cael Brockmeyer hit his first home run, one of two hits.

5/24 Minor matters – Thursday’s games

Sorry for the belated post. Here are updates from Thursday’s games:

Javier Baez went 4-for-5, hitting two doubles, a home run and driving in two runs in Iowa’s 7-2 win over Round Rock. Dallas Beeler got the win, giving up one run over seven innings. Eli Whiteside also homered. Justin Ruggiano was 1-for-5 with a double in his rehab start. Baez is now batting .201.

Charlie Cutler hit a walk-off RBI single to lift Tennessee to a 6-5 win over Mobile. Kris Bryant went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBIs. Corey Black stated and gave up one run over five innings, striking out seven.

Bradenton scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat Daytona, 2-1. Tayler Scott did not get a decision, throwing 6 1/3 shutout inings. Wilson Contreras had three hits.

Paul Blackburn threw seven shutout innings in Kane County’s 6-1 win over Clinton. Blackburn struck out six. Yasiel Balaguert hit a solo home run in the eighth.

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