Results tagged ‘ Kris Bryant ’

8/27 Minor matters – Tuesday’s games

Tacoma beat Iowa, 5-3, on Tuesday, but the I-Cubs playoff hopes are still alive. Omaha lost Tuesday, but Oklahoma City won to take over sole possession of first in the American Northern Division. With five games left to play, the Cubs are four games behind the RedHawks. The I-Cubs and RedHawks play head-to-head for the final four games of the regular season, starting on Friday night at Principal Park in Des Moines.

On Tuesday, Kris Bryant hit a RBI single in the first, but that was the only run off spot-starter Andrew Carraway through five innings. Carraway (8-5) was a last minute replacement when scheduled starter Erasmo Ramirez was scratched. Dan Straily (7-8) took the loss after giving up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits, three walks over five innings. He struck out six.

Junior Lake hit a two-run homer in the eighth, and doubled in the sixth. He has scored at least one run in seven straight games. Brian Schlitter worked one scoreless inning in relief and Jeff Antigua finished with two scoreless innings for the I-Cubs.

Dae-Eun Rhee gets the start in the series finale on Wednesday.

8/25 Minor matters – Sunday’s games

Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler both homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 5-4, to Tacoma in 14 innings for its ninth loss in the last 10 games. Bryant connected in the first inning with a two-run homer, his 43rd of the season in the Minor Leagues. Soler went 3-for-5 with a solo shot in the seventh. Dallas Beeler started, and threw six shutout innings.

Felix Doubront gave up three earned runs over 4 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-7 loss to Jacksonville. Doubront walked three and struck out five in his rehab start. Addison Russell had two hits, including a two-run home run in the ninth. Pin-Chieh Chen had four hits and Lars Anderson had three.

Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs to help Daytona beat Lakeland, 7-1. Schwarber finished with three RBIs, and was batting .314. Tayler Scott got the win, giving up one run over five innings. Billy McKinney had two hits.

Daury Torrez gave up two unearned runs over five innings in Kane County’s 2-1 loss to Burlington. Carlos Penalver had two hits, including a double.

Boise had the day off, and resumes play Monday against Everett.

Mesa totaled two hits in a 5-1 loss to the Angels.

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.

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