Results tagged ‘ Kris Bryant ’

8/21 Minor matters – Wednesday’s games

Kris Bryant hit his 19th home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 11-4, to Reno. Eric Jokisch gave up four earned runs over five innings. Bryant finished with two hits and two RBI. Manny Ramirez hit his second double this season, and Rafael Lopez added a triple. Jokisch’s loss snapped a string of four straight quality starts.

Addison Russell hit his third homer in as many games, a two-run shot in the first, to help Tennessee beat Montgomery, 4-1. Russell is 9-for-23 with three homers in his last five games.

Eduardo Figueroa gave up five runs over four innings in Daytona’s 7-3 loss to Clearwater. Marco Hernandez had two hits and one RBI. Kyle Schwarber extended his hit streak to seven games.

Kane County tied a franchise record for home wins with its 50th as Jeffrey Baez homered in a 7-3 win over Burlington. Baez finished with two hits.

Jake Stinnett struck out four over 2 2/3 innings in Boise’s 4-1 win over Vancouver. Bryant Flete and Mark Malave each singled, doubled and scored twice.

Mesa had Wednesday off, and returns to action Thursday against the D-Backs.

8/19 Bryant 1-for-3 with Iowa

Kris Bryant returned to Triple-A Iowa’s lineup on Tuesday, his first game back since Saturday, and went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk. Bryant was sidelined with a bruise on his left foot, which forced him out of Saturday’s game. He had X-rays Saturday night and an MRI on Sunday, which revealed the contusion. On Monday, Bryant was used as a pinch-hitter and drew a walk, but was lifted for a pinch-runner. Bryant is tied with Rangers prospect and close friend Joey Gallo for first in the Minor Leagues with 40 homers each this season. Bryant was batting .306 with 18 home runs, 13 doubles and 45 RBIs at Iowa. He hit 22 homers at Double-A Tennessee.

8/18 Kris Bryant update

Kris Bryant did pinch-hit on Monday for Triple-A Iowa, his first game since leaving Saturday’s game with a bruised left foot. He drew a walk in the eighth inning, and then was lifted for a pinch-runner on Monday.

8/17 Kris Bryant update

Kris Bryant has a contusion on his left foot and his status is day to day. There is no time frame for his return. Bryant apparently fouled a ball off his left foot a few days ago, and aggravated it on Saturday in the first inning when he drew a walk in a game in Des Moines.

– Carrie Muskat

8/17 Kris Bryant update

Kris Bryant was undergoing an MRI on his left big toe on Sunday in Des Moines. Bryant had to come out of Saturday’s game because of some discomfort. He apparently injured his toe a couple days ago, and aggravated it on Saturday. An X-ray taken Saturday was inconclusive.

– Carrie Muskat

8/16 Kris Bryant – UPDATED

Top prospect Kris Bryant left Saturday night’s Triple-A Iowa game in the third inning with a minor foot injury, and was taken to a Des Moines hospital for X-rays, which were inconclusive. A Cubs spokesman said Bryant was to undergo an MRI on his left big toe on Sunday. He apparently aggravated a minor foot injury suffered a few days ago.

– Carrie Muskat

8/15 Minor matters – Thursday’s games

Kris Bryant hit a walk-off, two-run homer in the 12th to lift Iowa to a 6-5 win over Las Vegas. It was Bryant’s 40th homer of the season (Tennessee and Iowa combined) and he leads all Minor Leaguers. Mike Olt also homered for the second straight game. He has seven homers and 18 RBIs since July 31, tops in the PCL.

Dustin Geiger delivered a walk-off RBI single to give Tennessee a 1-0 win over Huntsville. C.J. Edwards started the game, and threw six shutout innings, giving up four hits, one walk and striking out one. Albert Almora and Taylor Davis each had two hits.

Jose Rosario gave up two runs over five innings in Daytona’s 6-2 win over Brevard County in the first game of a doubleheader. Billy McKinney had four RBIs. Brevard County posted a 2-1 win in the second game. Justin Amlung took the loss, giving up two runs — none earned — on seven hits over five innings.

Trey Martin hit a three-run homer to help Kane County beat Quad Cities, 4-1. Duane Underwood did not get a decision, giving up three hits and walking four over five scoreless innings.

Rashad Crawford hit his first professional home run, a three-run shot, in Boise’s 7-2 win over Hillsboro. Jesse Hodges was 4-for-4, and David Bote had two RBI.

Tyler Pearson hit a solo home run in Mesa’s 6-2 loss to the D-Backs. Jake Stinnett took the loss, giving up four runs on six hits over two innings.

8/15 Bryant walk-off

Kris Bryant hit a walk-off home run in the 12th inning Thursday to lead Triple-A Iowa to a 6-5 win over Las Vegas. It was Bryant’s 40th home run of the season, tops in the Minor Leagues. He is the second player in the last five years to reach the mark, joining the Rangers’ No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo, who did so last year. Bryant is also the first Cubs’ Minor Leaguer to hit that many home runs in at least 40 years, according to Baseball-Reference.

Bryant had been hitless in his four at-bats Thursday before coming to the plate in the bottom of the 12th to face Las Vegas reliever Chase Bradford. He had struck out three times and had only reached base when he was intentionally walked in the ninth.

Bryant belted a fly ball over the center field fence for a two-run blast, and finished the game 1-for-5.

Ranked No. 3 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list, Bryant began the season with Double-A Tennessee. After a dominating first half (he was winning the Southern League’s Triple Crown at the All-Star break), he was promoted to Iowa. In 122 games between the two levels, he is hitting .336/.442/.684 with 40 home runs and 15 stolen bases. He has scored 108 runs and driven in 103.

8/13 Bryant hits 39th HR

Kris Bryant hit his 39th home run of the season Tuesday, and has sole possession of the Minor League lead. It wasn’t enough for a victory, however, as Triple-A Las Vegas defeated Iowa, 6-5. Bryant, ranked No. 3 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list, went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBIs.

Bryant began the day tied with Rangers’ No. 1 prospect Joey Gallo atop the Minor League leader board. Gallo led all Minor Leaguers with 40 home runs last season and is trying to repeat as home run champion, but he has been locked in a tight race with Bryant all summer.

The Cubs sent Bryant to Double-A Tennessee to begin the season and he bashed 22 home runs in the first half. He was promoted to Iowa in June and hasn’t stopped slugging in the Pacific Coast League. In 52 games since the promotion, the 22-year old is hitting .322/.434/.672 with 17 home runs and seven stolen bases.

8/11 Minor matters – Sunday’s games

Mike Olt hit his third homer in two days and Elliot Soto hit his first since joining Triple-A Iowa in a 10-2 win over Oklahoma City. Eric Jokisch got the win, giving up two runs over 6 2/3 innings. Olt has 12 RBIs in his last six games, and is slugging .757 in August. Kris Bryant drove in a run and has 40.

Pierce Johnson gave up one hit over six innings in Tennessee’s 3-0 win over Mobile in the first game of a doubleheader. Johnson struck out eight. Addison Russell and Luis Flores each hit doubles. In the second game, Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fourth homer, a two-run shot, in a 9-8 loss. Russell did have two more hits, and has hit in five straight games.

Rock Shoulders hit his 12th home run, a solo shot in the fifth, in Daytona’s 4-3 win over Lakeland. Dan Vogelbach hit a walk-off RBI single in the 13th that was the difference.

Shawon Dunston hit a solo shot in the third, one of three hits for the game, in Kane County’s 7-4 win over Cedar Rapids.

Jesse Hodges homered to back Erick Leal in Boise’s 17-3 win over Salem-Keizer. It was Hodges’ sixth home run. The 17 runs were the most by the Hawks since a 17-5 win over Everettt on July 6, 2007.

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