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Josh Vitters and Edwin Maysonet both homered to lead Iowa to a 6-1 victory Monday over Oklahoma City. Maysonet finished with three RBIs, while Vitters hit a two-run homer in the seventh. Chris Rusin picked up the win in relief, giving up three hits over five scoreless innings. Matt Garza started in a rehab outing and gave up four hits over 3 1/3 innings, striking out three.
Tennessee had Monday off. The Smokies play host to Birmingham on Tuesday. Kyuji Fujikawa was slated to pitch in his second rehab outing.
Daytona lost 6-2 to St. Lucie on Monday. Jorge Soler hit a solo home run and a triple, and finished with one RBIs. He’s now batting .268. John Andreoli was 2-for-4. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up six runs on 11 hits over four innings.
Kane Count lost, 11-8, to Dayton. Bijan Rademacher was 3-for-5 and Pin-Chieh Chen, Dan Vogelbach and Wes Darvill each had two RBIs. Lendy Castillo took the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits over four innings.
Iowa’s game vs. Oklahoma City was postponed because of rain. They will make it up as part of a doubleheader May 26. It was Iowa’s third straight postponement, and fifth this season. They’ll try to play a doubleheader on Sunday. Kyuji Fujikawa was scheduled to make a rehab appearance.
Eric Jokisch gave up six runs on seven hits over three innings in Tennessee’s 8-0 loss to Mississippi. Brian Schlitter threw a scoreless eighth, and has not given up an earned run in 13 1/3 innings.
P.J. Francescon threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 11-5 win over Lakeland. Francescon struck out five, gave up three hits and walked one. Jorge Soler hit his third home run, a two-run shot, and Tayler Davis blasted a two-run pinch homer in the eighth. Soler was batting .267.
Felix Pena gave up one run on four hits over seven innings in Kane County’s 6-1 win over Daytona. Oliver Zapata hit his second home run. Bijan Rademacher had three hits.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Rusin gave up one run but still took the loss in Iowa’s 1-0 loss to Round Rock on Wednesday. Logan Watkins went 3-for-3, and Ian Stewart was 0-for-4 in his 13th rehab game. Rusin struck out five and did not walk a batter, scattering six hits.
Matt Garza gave up one run on one hit and two walks and took the loss in Tennessee’s 3-0 rain-shortened loss to Mississippi. Garza was making his first rehab start. He faced 10 batters, walked two.
Ben Wells gave up one run over seven innings in Daytona’s 3-1 win over Palm Beach. Jorge Soler doubled, stole a base and scored a run. Wells gave up three hits and walked a batter.
Dan vogelbach extended his hitting streak to five games with a 10th inning walkoff RBI single to lift Kane County to a 5-4 victory over Bowling Green. Pierce Johnson started, and gave up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 inings. He has struck out 25 over 24 2/3 innings.
Jorge Soler was expected back in the lineup Monday night for Class A Daytona after being benched Sunday for not running out two balls. Daytona manager Dave Keller made the decision.
“[Soler] sat because within the philosophy and the work ethic that we are trying to create in this organization — and that we are trying to get our players to understand — work ethic, energy, determination, playing hard and running hard is part of the whole program,” Keller told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “When you don’t do that, then you don’t get to play. That’s something that has really been emphasized over the last two years.”
In 15 games, Soler was batting .276 with two home runs, three doubles and seven RBIs. He already has served a five-game suspension for charging the opponent’s dugout, carrying a bat. On Saturday, he was 0-for-4.
“As a coaching staff, we’re required to stay on top of it,” Keller said. “And we’re doing it because work habits create the player, period. When you work, you get better.”
Brian Bogusevic extended his hitting streak to seven games, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 1-0, to Memphis on Sunday. Drew Carpenter started and did not get a decision, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He struck out six. Ian Stewart went 0-for-4, and now is 1-for-17 in five games.
Matt Szczur drove in two runs in Tennessee’s 9-6, 11-inning loss to Montgomery. Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-2 and Rubi Silva had two hits and one RBIs. Trey McNutt struck out one in two perfect innings in relief. He has held opponents scoreless in five of his six appearances.
Ryan Searle gave up five runs over four innings in Daytona’s 9-1 loss to Dunedin. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to 10 games, and was batting .378 overall.
Trey Martin had three hits, including a double, and drove in a run in Kane County’s 7-6 win over Peoria. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including a double, and Dan Vogelbach walked, stole a base and scored a run.
* On Wednesday, Cubs pitcher Matt Garza was scheduled to make a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee. He’s coming back from a strained left lat injured Feb. 17 during a live BP session in Spring Training.
– Carrie Muskat
Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-5 loss to Memphis on Saturday night. Brian Bogusevic had two hits to extend his hitting streak to six games.
Dallas Beeler gave up two earned runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 11-4 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur each hit home runs. Szczur finished with three RBIs. Johermyn Chavez also drove in three runs.
Ben Wells gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 6-4 loss to Tampa. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to nine games, hitting a double and driving in two runs. John Andreoli was 4-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base.
In the first game of a doubleheader, Pierce Johnson gave up one run on three hits over five innings in a 7-3 win over Quad Cities. Johnson struck out six. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his third home run. In the second game, Tayler Scott gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in a 4-3 Kane County win to complete the sweep. Shoulders connected again, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits.
Barret Loux threw five shutout innings in a 5-0 victory over Nashville on Friday. Logan Watkins had two hits and Ian Stewart was 0-for-2 with two walks in his third rehab start.
Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and two RBIs in Tennessee’s 8-1 win over Huntsville. Matt Szczur had two hits, including a triple, and scored two runs. Christian Villanueva had two RBIs, and now has 12 in his last 13 games. A.J. Morris picked up the win in relief.
Dustin Geiger extended his hitting streak to 12 games with a fifth inning single in Daytona’s 8-3 loss to Tampa. Jorge Soler was 1-for-3 with a double and scored a run. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up six runs on three hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning.
Kane County’s game vs. Quad Cities was postponed because of the weather.
Javier Baez went 3-for-6, hitting his third home run, and drove in two runs and Dustin Geiger was 3-for-5 with four RBIs, including three on his second homer of the season, in Daytona’s 13-2 win over Clearwater on Wednesday. Baez and Geiger both homered in a six-run eighth inning. Austin Kirk picked up the win in relief, giving up one run on three hits over five innings. Jorge Soler was expected back in Daytona’s lineup Thursday.
Christian Villanueva hit a three-run home run to help Tennessee beat Huntsville, 4-1, on Wednesday. Eric Jokisch picked up the win, giving up three hits over six shutout innings. He struck out seven.
Rain postponed both Iowa’s and Kane County’s games on Wednesday. Iowa is scheduled to play Nashville Thursday, weather permitting. Kane County is slated to play Quad Cities if the rain stops.
– Carrie Muskat
Jorge Soler’s five-game suspension is over, and he was expected back in Daytona’s lineup on Thursday. Cubs farm director Brandon Hyde told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that’s when Soler would return.
“It’s time for him to get back to playing,” Hyde said.
Soler had been at the Cubs’ extended spring training camp in Mesa, Ariz., after being suspended last week by the Florida State League for “charging” the Clearwater Threshers’ dugout — with bat in hand — last Wednesday night during a game in Daytona. Soler played in games in Mesa on Saturday and Monday, going 1-for-8 with three strikeouts.
Soler, 21, who signed a nine-year $30 million contract with the Cubs last June, was batting .435 with two home runs and four RBIs before the incident.
Daytona manager Dave Keller told the Daytona Beach News-Journal that he talked to Soler Sunday.
“I called him to say ‘hi’ and let him know that I was thinking of him,” Keller told the News-Journal. “He told me he was doing good, and he must have thanked me four or five times for calling him. Other guys on the team have called him to let him know they were thinking of him, too.”
Keller said he looked forward to Soler rejoining the Daytona Cubs.
“I like Jorge, and from a baseball standpoint and a development standpoint, I’d love to have him back, because he was doing some really good things on the field,” Keller said. “There’s a lot of good things that are potentially going to happen with this guy.”
– Carrie Muskat
Anyone who was around Jorge Soler in Spring Training was surprised at the news that he had taken a bat and headed toward the opposing dugout on Wednesday night. The Florida State League suspended Soler five games for his actions.
“Jorge is tremendously remorseful about what happened, and understands what he did was wrong,” said Theo Epstein, Cubs president of baseball operations. “He didn’t sleep last night, was up all night thinking about it. He was very apologetic. He understands this can’t happen again and understands there will be discipline associated with it.”
Epstein reviewed the video of the incident, and talked to Soler Thursday morning. According to the outfielder, there was some talk back and forth during the game, and something was said about Soler’s family, and Epstein said, “that’s when he lost his cool.”
“He understands and we agree that’s not an excuse for what happened,” Epstein said. “He has to find a way to better manage his emotions on the field. We condemn the act and what took place but we support the player. We believe in Jorge as a person as well as a player. It’s our responsibility to work with him and make sure he has a better way to channel his emotions on the field and make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”
This spring, Soler was well mannered, friendly and had a quick smile. But he’s also young and adjusting to life in the U.S.
“This is a great kid, who has already overcome a lot in his life, and someone we’re not worried about at all for the long haul,” Epstein said. “He’s been thrust into a very high profile situation very suddenly, and it’s our job as an organization to make sure he has the tools to make good decisions even in the heat of the moment.”
The entire incident was over quickly, Epstein said.
“There was no swinging of the bat whatsoever, there was no physical contact, there was no violent act,” Epstein said. “This was merely a situation of grabbing a bat, which he shouldn’t have done, and heading toward the opposing dugout, which he shouldn’t have done.”
– Carrie Muskat