Results tagged ‘ Kris Bryant ’

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.

8/10 Minor matters

Kris Bryant hit his 16th home run and Mike Olt belted two homers in Iowa’s 9-6 loss to Oklahoma City. Joe Sclafani hit a walk-off grand slam for the win. Bryant is batting .322 and now has 38 home runs this season.

Tennessee’s game vs. Mobile was postponed because of rain.

Rock Shoulders hit his 11th home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-1, to Lakeland. Shoulders is 5-for-9 with two homers, a double and two RBIs in his last three games.

Tyler Ihrig gave up three runs over six innings in Kane County’s 3-2 loss to Cedar Rapids. Jeffrey Baez had two doubles.

Dillon Maples gave up seven earned runs over 2 1/3 innings in Boise’s 16-3 loss to Salem-Keizer.

Mesa lost, 3-2, to the Angels. Andrew Ely, Adonis Paula and Erick Castillo each had two hits.

8/9 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Jorge Soler homered and drove in three runs to help Iowa beat Oklahoma City, 8-5, on Friday. Dallas Beeler posted a quality start for the win in his first pro start in his home state. Rafael Lopez hit a two-run single in the second and Soler connected in the third, driving in Kris Bryant, who was hit by a pitch. Mike Olt added a RBI double. Soler added a RBI double in the sixth. Blake Parker picked up his 22nd save.

8/9 Minor matters – Thursday’s games

Manny Ramirez had three hits, including two home runs and a double, and Kris Bryant hit his 15th home run in Iowa’s 16-4 loss to Oklahoma City. Bryant hit his 37th homer of the year, and was batting .323. Even though he’s played 47 of Iowa’s 120 games, he has the second most home runs on the team and is fourth in RBIs (38).

Tennessee’s game Thursday was rained out, and Corey Black and C.J. Edwards were scheduled to start doubleheaders on Friday.

Rock Shoulders, Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber each homered to help Daytona beat Clearwater, 18-2. Tayler Scott picked up the win, giving up two runs over seven hits. Schwarber went 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Vogelbach hit a three-run homer in the fifth and Shoulders hit his 10th homer leading of fthe third.

Duane Underwood gave up one run over six innings and struck out six in Kane County’s 4-3, 11-inning loss to Cedar Rapids. Chesny Young had two hits, including a double, and one RBI. Shawon Dunston and Victor Caratini each tripled.

Mark Zagunis hit a two-run homer in Boise’s 9-5 loss to Salem-Keizer. David Bote had three hits and scored two runs.

Carson Sands gave up three hits and walked two over 2 2/3 innings in Mesa’s 4-1 win over the Padres. Ricardo Marcano had two hits and Kevonte Mitchell had three singles.

8/2 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Josh Vitters and Eli Whiteside each homered to back Carlos Pimentel and lead Iowa to a 9-2 win over New Orleans. Bryant connected for the second time in as many games, and ranks second in the Minor Leagues with 36 homers total. Soler hit his third in 10 games with Iowa. He’s batting .286. Pimentel gave up one run over six innings.

Addison Russell hit a solo homer in the first and Christian Villanueva hit a walk-off RBI single in the 10th to lead Tennessee to a 2-1 win over Pensacola. Corey Black started but did not get a decision. He gave up one run over six innings and struck out seven. Russell is batting .293 and has seven homers and 15 RBIs in his last 15 games. Albert Almora had two singles, and Lars Anderson had three hits.

Daytona was blanked for the second straight day, losing 7-0 to Charlotte. Chadd Krist hit two doubles. It was the 14th time Daytona has been shut out this season.

Tyler Ihrig gave up two runs over 5 1/3 innings in Kane County’s 6-2 win over Quad Cities. Chesny Young, Jeffrey Baez and Trey Martin each posted multiple hit games.

Boise scored four runs in the ninth to tie the game and won on a walk-off wild pitch in the 11th in a 11-10 win over Vancouver. Dillon Maples started, and gave up four earned runs over three innings. Alex Tomasovich had three hits and three RBIs. Charlie White drove in two runs and also threw three scoreless innings in relief. It was his first Minor League pitching appearance. He struck out three and earned the win.

Gleyber Torres had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 9-0 rain-shortened win over the Athletics. Yes, it rains in Arizona. Justin Steele started and threw three hitless innings and Carson Sands followed with two more scoreless innings.

7/30 Minor matters – Tuesday’s games

Kris Bryant hit his 12th home run, a solo shot, and Dae-Eun Rhee threw six scoreless innings but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 2-1 in 10 innings to New Orleans. Bryant had been in a mini slump. He was batting .194 (7-for-36) in his 11 games, July 19-27. Mike Olt had two hits, and was batting .320 with Iowa. It was Iowa’s sixth straight loss.

Tennessee tied the game with a run in the top of the ninth but lost, 3-2, to Birmingham. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, including a double. He tied the game with a RBI single in the ninth. Pierce Johnson gave up two runs over six innings.

Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off two-run homer in the 10th to lead Daytona to a 6-4 win over Bradenton. Schwarber finished with two hits, also hitting a double. Wes Darvill had two hits, and has five RBIs in his last four games.

Jacob Rogers hit two home runs, both solo shots, in Kane County’s 3-2 loss to Wisconsin. Duane Underwood gave up two runs over five innings.

Boise romped 11-2 over Hillsboro. Danny Lockhart was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Mark Zagunis had three hits and two RBIs and Danny Canela drove in three runs on three hits.

Mesa committed five errors in a 11-4 loss to the Angels. Andrew Ely had three hits, and Gleyber Torres tripled and drove in two runs.

7/19 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Javier Baez and Kris Bryant each homered for the second straight game and Tsuyoshi Wada struck out 10 to lead Iowa to a 4-1 win over Round Rock. It’s the fourth time the two have homered in the same game this year. The 10 Ks match Wada’s season and career high. It’s the third time this year he has reached that mark. Wada leads the PCL with 120 strikeouts and is second with 113 2/3 innings pitched. He ranks fourth in ERA (2.77) and fifth with a 1.16 WHIP. He picked up his 10th win Friday and joins Kyle Hendricks with double-digit wins this year. It’s the first time the Cubs have had multiple 10-game winners since 2010 when Jeff Samardzija and Jay Jackson each won 11 and Casey Coleman won 10.

Baez went 2-for-5 with a home run Friday. He has hit safely in 12 straight games. Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the third, and now has 11 home runs in 26 games with Iowa. He leads all of Minor League baseball with 33 home runs.

Tennessee’s game vs. Huntsville was postponed because of rain. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader today.

Rock Shoulders hit a walk-off grand slam in the 17th inning to lift Daytona to an 11-7 win over Fort Myers. Daytona had rallied from a 7-1 deficit in the sixth to tie the game. Kyle Schwarber and Wilson Contreras both homered. It was Schwarber’s first since joining the D-Cubs. Albert Almora, Billy McKinney, Gioskar Amaya and Wes Darvill each had at least two hits.

Jen-Ho Tseng gave up one run over six scoreless innings to lead Kane County to a 10-1 win over Lansing. Jeimer Candelario and Cael Brockmeyer each homered. Brockmeyer finished with four RBIs. Shawon Dunston had three hits and two RBIs. Tseng was perfect through 14 batters and posted his fourth quality start.

Boise overcame a 7-1 deficit, scoring five runs in the sixth and four in the seventh, to beat Spokane, 10-7. Jason Vosler had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa lost, 7-3, to the Brewers. Andrew Ely hit his second home run of the year.

7/18 Minor League highlights

Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, three of the Cubs’ top prospects, all homered Thursday. Bryant and Baez went deep in Triple-A Iowa’s 7-0 victory at Round Rock, while Russell’s home run helped Double-A Tennessee defeat Huntsville, 4-1.

Baez and Bryant were playing their first game for Iowa in nearly a week after playing against each other in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game and then getting a few days off for the Triple-A All-Star break. The rest didn’t seem to faze them. Baez, ranked No. 6 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 100 Prospects list, went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and three RBIs. He extended his hitting streak to 10 games. And he was playing second base, and Iowa manager Marty Pevey said Baez “looked like an All-Star.”

Bryant, No. 8 on the Top 100, finished the game 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and two runs. His home run was his 32nd of the season between Tennessee and Iowa, giving him sole possession of first place on the Minor League leaderboard. He had been tied at 31 with Rangers’ No. 2 prospect Joey Gallo.

Russell, No. 11 on the Top 100, went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs and an RBI. It was his second home run of the season and first since he was traded to the Cubs as part of the deal that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the A’s.

Baez, Bryant and Russell weren’t the only prominent Cubs prospects to homer Thursday. Tennessee outfielder Jorge Soler (No. 6), Class A Advanced Daytona first baseman Dan Vogelbach (No. 12) and Tennessee third baseman Christian Villanueva (No. 13) all hit long balls as well.

7/14 Baez hits two-run homer in Futures Game

Javier Baez hit a two-run homer and Kris Bryant went 0-for-3 in the All-Star Futures Game Sunday in Minneapolis. Bryant played for the U.S. team, which won, 3-2, behind Joey Gallo’s two-run home run. Baez connected in the sixth, which gave the World team a brief, 2-1, lead.

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