Results tagged ‘ Javier Baez ’

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.

5/22 Minor matters

Christian Villanueva hit two home runs, and Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara each hit one homer to help Iowa beat Round Rock 6-2 Wednesday. Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run on six hits over seven innings for the win. He struck out seven. Baez now has hit in six straight games and was batting .178 for the season.

Mobile first baseman Jon Griffin hit four home runs to tie a Southern League record and beat Tennessee, 17-7. Kris Bryant did hit his 12th home run, a solo shot in the first. Joel Pineiro took the loss, giving up eight runs — five earned — on 10 hits over four innings. Wes Darvill also homered. It was the second time in Southern League history a player has homered four times. On July 1, 1969, George Kalafatis of the Montgomery Biscuits did so.

Marco Hernandez had two hits, including a home run and a double, and drove in three runs in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Bradenton. Gioskar Amaya had three hits and one RBI.

Duane Underwood gave up two hits over five shutout innings in Kane County’s 8-2 win over Wisconsin. The Cougars have won 30 games, tops in the Midwest League. Ben Carhart had three hits and one RBI. Daniel Lockhart had two RBI.

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On Thursday, Charlie Cutler hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth and drove in three runs in the game to lead Tennessee to a 6-5 win over Mobile. Bryant reached base five times, and drove in three runs with a bases-clearing double. Corey Black started and gave up one run on three hits and three walks over five innings. Arodys Vizcaino picked up the win in relief.

5/13 Minor matters – Monday’s games

* Javy Baez hit a walk off single with one out in the 10th to lift Iowa to a 2-1 victory over Nashville Monday. Lars Anderson homered in the ninth to tie the game. He now has hit in six of his last eight games, and was batting .318 in that stretch. Baez’s single came after an eight-pitch at-bat. He also hit a go-ahead two-run homer against Nashville in April. The I-Cubs have 11 comeback wins this season, and have won five games in the last at-bat.

Baez has gotten off to a slow start, but he has done that the last two seasons. Asked by the Des Moines Register about Baez, Iowa manager Marty Pevey said: “He just wants to impress us. He wants to impress himself. He doesn’t like to struggle. It’s hard for him.”

* Austin Kirk suffered his first blown save in Tennessee’s 8-6 loss to Jackson. Kirk pitched a scoreless seventh but in the eighth, he walked two before serving up a game-tying RBI double to John Hicks. Mike Dowd followed with a two-run homer. Smokies starter Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs (three earned) over five innings. Rubi Silva was 2-for-4 with a home run, and batting .472 in May.

* Gioskar Amaya hit a first inning solo homer but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 11-5, to Charlotte. Bijan Rademacher posted his third three-hit game, and also had an RBI.

* Kane County totaled three hits in a 6-1 loss to Beloit. Tyler Skulina took the loss, giving up four runs over five innings.

5/5 Minor League updates

Here’s an update on the Cubs’ “core four” top Minor League prospects through Sunday, May 5:

Javier Baez: 20 Gs at Iowa, .149 (11 for 74), 3 HR, 1 2B, 1 3B, 10 RBI, 31 Ks

Kris Bryant: 29 Gs at Tennessee, .295 (31-for-105), 6 HR, 8 2B, 0 3B, 15 RBI, 35 Ks

Jorge Soler: 1 G at Tennessee, 1.000 (1-for-1), 1 2B (On DL, hamstring strain)

Albert Almora: 23 Gs at Daytona, .247 (23-for-93), 1 HR, 6 2B, 0 3B, 11 RBI, 10 Ks

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Top batters (minimum 70 at-bats):

Triple-A Iowa
Chris Valaika .322/.416/.483
Arismendy Alcantara .275/.290/.490
Matt Szczur .267/.337/.347

Double-A Tennessee
Rafael Lopez .310/.456/.521
John Andreoli .310/.430/.402
Kris Bryant .295/.417/.543

Class A Daytona
Bijan Rademacher .350/.429/.513
Marco Hernandez .305/.345/.354
Tim Saunders .253/.315/.410

Class A Kane County
Yasiel Balaguert .282/.309/.350
Danny Lockhart .262/.328/.299
Carlos Penalver .259/.331/.324

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