Results tagged ‘ Jay Jackson ’

12/2 Winter league update

While the Venezuelan Winter League waits for Carlos Zambrano’s return to the mound, here is an update on Cubs prospects playing this offseason:

Austin Bibens-Dirkx is 5-2 with a 2.91 ERA in nine games (eight starts) for Zulia in Venezuela. He has given up 15 earned runs on 34 hits and 14 walks over 46 1/3 innings, striking out 28. Teams were hitting .204 against the right-hander.

Jay Jackson is 2-2 with a 5.11 ERA in four games (three starts) for Leones del Caracas in Venezuela. In his last start Nov. 30, he gave up five runs (three earned) on five hits and three walks over 3 1/3 innings, striking out four.

Bryan LaHair is batting .245 in 28 games with Navegantes del Magallanes in Venezuela. He took a break in November, and in four games since his return Nov. 27, he is 2-for-15 with one home run. He has struck out 34 times in 106 at-bats. LaHair is hitting .167 against left-handed pitching.

In Mexico, Blake Parker has a 3.76 ERA in 24 games, giving up 11 runs on 21 hits and six walks over 26 1/3 innings. Teams were hitting .221 against the right-hander.

In the Dominican Republic, lefty John Gaub has a 5.63 ERA in 13 games for Leones del Escogido, giving up five runs on five hits and four walks over eight innings. He has 11 strikeouts, and teams were batting .172 against him.

Also in the Dominican, lefty Scott Maine posted a 0.90 ERA in 12 games. He gave up four runs (one earned) on five hits and five walks over 10 innings while striking out nine. Teams batted .143 against Maine, who did not give up a hit to a lefty batter (0-for-8).

— Carrie Muskat

11/28 Winter League update

Cubs prospect Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Zulia’s 7-3 win over Margarita on Sunday in Venezuela Winter League play. Bibens-Dirkx struck out four and did not walk a batter.

Jay Jackson, who pitched at Triple-A Iowa last season, pitched one inning in relief on Sunday and picked up the win for Caracas in a 5-4 victory over Lara. Jackson did strike out two of the five batters he faced. The right-hander started on Friday and picked up the win for Caracas.

— Carrie Muskat


11/25 Winter ball update

Jay Jackson threw five shutout innings for Leones del Caracas in Venezuela en route to a 6-1 win Thursday over Aragua. Jackson gave up three hits, walked one and struck out five in his second start for Caracas.

Also, Carlos Zambrano is day to day as far as his next start to give him time to heal after being hit in the face by a line drive. He has made three starts for Caribes in Venezuela.

* Bryan LaHair has been replaced on Magallanes’ roster by Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling.

— Carrie Muskat

11/23 Winter ball update

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up two hits over 6 2/3 innings for his fourth win as Zulia beat Caracas, 8-0, in Venezuelan winter League play. Bibens-Dirkx struck out one and walked two in his outing.

Bryan LaHair’s stint in Venezuela is over. The first baseman batted .264 in 24 games with seven home runs, six doubles, and 14 RBIs. He also struck out 29 times. LaHair hit six of his homers in his first seven games with Magallanes. Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling is now playing first base for the team.

Jay Jackson made his first start for Caracas on Nov. 19, and gave up three runs on six hits over three innings. Marwin Gonzalez also is playing for Caracas, and was batting .333 in 23 games with three doubles and 11 RBIs.

In the Dominican, Chris Rusin is 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA in six starts with Leones del Escogido, giving up eight earned runs on 24 hits and eight walks over 25 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 21.

In Mexico, Blake Parker posted a 3.48 ERA in 19 games in relief for Hermosillo, striking out 20 over 20 2/3 innings. He gave up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks, with five of those runs coming in one outing on Nov. 15. He served up runs in three of his 19 appearances.

— Carrie Muskat

8/17 Minor League report

Bryan LaHair hit his 33rd home run and Jay Jackson gave up three runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-3 win over Salt Lake. Brett Jackson had two hits and two RBIs. LaHair leads all of Minor League baseball with 33 homers and is four away from tying the Iowa franchise record for homers in a single season. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. It was Jay Jackson’s third straight quality start. Blake Parker converted his third save.

Brooks Raley gave up three earned runs on nine hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 11-6 win over Jackson. Junior Lake hit his fourth home run and Josh Vitters had two hits and two RBIs. Steve Clevenger had two hits and three RBIs. Rafael Dolis converted his 14th save.

Daytona committed three errors in a 6-3 loss to Brevard County. Angel Guzman, pitching on his injury rehab assignment, gave up two runs — both unearned — on two hits over two innings. Matt Szczur had three hits and Michael Burgess had two hits and two RBIs.

Peoria had the day off and the Chiefs play host to Wisconsin on Wednesday.

Austin Reed gave up two runs on five hits in Boise’s 4-1 loss to Tri-City. Pin-Chieh Chen had two hits to extend his hitting streak to five games.

Hayden Simpson gave up one run on two hits over two innings in Mesa’s 9-1 loss to the Reds. Marco Hernandez had two hits.

— Carrie Muskat


9/7 Minor matters

Jason Dubois hit two homers and Jay Jackson gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost to Memphis, 7-6, on Monday. Both Iowa and Memphis finished tied for the PCL’s best record at 82-62 but the Redbirds earned the playoff berth because they had a better record against Northern Division foes than Iowa did (Memphis 24-24; Iowa 20-28). The first tiebreaker is head to head, and Iowa and Memphis split their 16 games this season.

“It’s heartbreaking not to be going to the playoffs,” said Dubois, who was named the PCL Player of the Week on Tuesday. He hit .529 with four doubles, a triple, six home runs and 18 RBIs. In 72 games with Iowa, Dubois batted .300.

The Iowa Cubs held or shared the division lead for the final 50 days of the season. Manager Ryne Sandberg was asked if he’ll be back next season with the Triple-A team.

“I’m not sure what happens next year,” Sandberg said. “But I’ll tell you this, I’ve had a good experience here and it’s been a fun summer for me.”

* Iowa infielder Marquez Smith was named Topps Player of the Month for August.  During the month, Smith played in 27 games and hit .363 (37-for-102). He drove in 28 runs, had seven doubles, 12 home runs and one stolen base. His .363 average was 10th-best in the PCL.

* Craig Muschko gave up one run on five hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 3-2 win over Carolina in the regular season finale. The win gave the Smokies the best record in franchise history at 86-53. Tennessee will begin the North Division Championship Series on Thursday against West Tenn. Brandon Guyer homered Monday and Brett Jackson had two hits.

* Daytona’s season ended Sept. 5 at 75-64 overall, including a 41-28 record in the second half.

* Robinson Lopez threw three scoreless inings in Peoria’s 9-4 win over Quad Cities in the regular season finale. Yohan Gonzalez picked up the win in relief.

— Carrie Muskat

9/6 Iowa Cubs season ends

Mark Hamilton homered with two outs in the ninth inning to lift Memphis to a 7-6 victory Monday over Iowa and end the I-Cubs season. Hamilton connected off Hung-Wen Chen, who was the third pitcher in the game for Iowa. Jay Jackson started and gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out two. He exited with the lead. Jason Dubois hit a pair of solo homers for Iowa, which ended the season with the same record as Memphis, but lost the bid to go to the playoffs because of a tiebreaker.

— Carrie Muskat

8/28 Minor matters & Silva update

Jay Jackson gave up three runs on six hits over six innings in Iowa’s 9-8 win over Omaha. Robinson Chirinos, Bryan LaHair, Jason Dubois and Brad Snyder each homered for the I-Cubs. Snyder leads the team with 22 homers. Jeff Gray picked up the save, giving up one hit in the ninth.

* Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Birmingham. Steve Clevenger had three hits and is batting .680 (17-for-25) in his last seven games. Dolis is now 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA in five home starts. The Smokies reduced their magic number for clinching the Southern League Northern Division second half to two with the win.

* Daytona pitchers combined to strike out 17 — including 10 Ks by Alberto Cabrera — but lost 5-1 in 11 innings to Lakeland. Ryan Flaherty had two hits. Kyler Burke tied the game with a RBI single in the seventh.

* Carlos Silva gave up two hits — back to back singles in the second — over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab start for Class A Peoria. The Chiefs beat Cedar Rapids, 3-1. Jae-Hoon Ha and D.J. Fitzgerald each homered for the Chiefs. Fitzgerald’s blast, a two-run homer in the sixth, proved to be the difference. Silva threw 50 pitches, striking out one.

“It’s almost like I didn’t have to worry about my arm,” Silva said after the game. “The main thing was to throw and not think about what was going on, just let it go. That’s what I did.”

Silva is on schedule in his rehab from an abnormal heart rate.

“The plan today was to throw 50 pitches,” he said. “Right now, I’m looking to get back on track. I wanted to use every pitch and I did.”

Silva said he will likely throw on the side Sunday and make one more rehab appearance with the Chiefs Wednesday in Kane County.

* Cam Greathouse gave up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out nine, in Boise’s 3-2 win over Tri-City. Pin-Chieh Chen had three hits and three RBIs in Mesa’s 8-7 loss.

— Carrie Muskat

8/23 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on six hits over five innings as Iowa beat Nashville, 3-2, on Sunday. Jackson struck out six. Jeff Stevens converted his fifth save of the season with a scoreless ninth.

One day after going 5-for-5, Steve Clevenger went 3-for-3 in Tennessee’s 11-2 win over Mississippi. Rafael Dolis gave up one run on four hits over five innings for the win. Clevenger hit a double, a homer and drove in four runs. Matt Spencer added his 17th home run.

Daytona’s game was postponed because of inclement weather.

Peoria stranded 11 runners on base in a 4-2 loss to Clinton. Justin Bour, Hak-Ju Lee and Jae-Hoon Ha each had two hits.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 4-3 to Vancouver. Brent Ebinger took the loss, giving up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Brian Shields posted his 13th multi-hit game of the year in Mesa’s 7-5 win over the Giants.

— Carrie Muskat

8/18 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-4 loss to Sacramento on Tuesday. Marquez Smith homered for the third straight game and drove in two runs.

Tennessee had an off day Tuesday and resumes play Wednesday against Mississippi. Daytona’s game against Tampa was canceled because of the weather. The Daytona Cubs open a three-game series Wednesday against Dunedin. The Peoria Chiefs had Tuesday off also and face Burlington on Wednesday.

Richard Jones had two hits in Boise’s 7-1 loss to Everett. Matt Loosen took the loss, giving up two runs on five hits over four innings.

— Carrie Muskat