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8/1 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks makes his fourth big league start Friday night when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Here’s the lineup:

Alcantara 2B
Coghlan LF
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Sweeney CF
Castillo C
Schierholtz RF
Hendricks P

7/31 California dreaming

It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who makes his fourth big league start Friday in Los Angeles. Hendricks grew up in the area, and was busy trying to find about a zillion tickets for friends and family.

“I went to high school about an hour away from there,” Hendricks said. “My high school coaches, everybody is going to want to be there. It’ll be a lot of fun.”

He actually pitched at Dodger Stadium in a high school showcase.

“That was a long time ago — it’ll be a little different this time around,” he said. “There were two or thee hundred people in the stands then.”

Hendricks went to more Angels games than Dodgers games as a kid. He had an edge in his last start against the Cardinals because he watched the team for two days. This time? Hendricks has a scouting report from March.

“I’ll prepare the same as always, watching a lot of video,” he said. “I actually got to face them in Spring Training so I pitched three innings in a start in Spring Training and faced a lot of their starting lineup, at least for one at-bat. That will help a lot to watch that video, how I pitched them there. Not seeing them won’t be a big deal now.”

– Carrie Muskat

7/27 Hendricks to make 3rd start

Kyle Hendricks has had two days to watch the Cardinals prior to his start Sunday for the Cubs. That should help the right-hander, who will be making his third big league start.

“This is a very bright young man who has shown us that he can pitch,” manager Rick Renteria said of the right-hander. “He knows how to use the skills he has, he knows how to apply a game plan, I think he knows how to read what hitters are trying to do with him. I think he makes adjustments. This is a great challenge. I’m sure he’s not thinking of anything other than him going out there and doing what he’s supposed to do. It’ll be a fun match up.”

Hendricks has to face the Cardinals’ ace, Adam Wainwright.

“I think he’s been able to slow things down,” Renteria said of the rookie. “That is something you worry about with young players. He goes into it with a pretty calm demeanor and has a real good idea of how he wants to go about his business. I think that’s preparation.”

– Carrie Muskat

7/18 Hendricks to start Tuesday

Manager Rick Renteria said Friday that Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ fourth starter, and make his second big league start on Tuesday against the Padres at Wrigley Field. Renteria would not commit as to who his fifth starter will be. Hendricks made his ML debut July 10 against the Reds, giving up four runs on five hits and three walks over six innings. HE struck out seven and did not get a decision.

– Carrie Muskat

7/10 Cubs lineup

Kyle Hendricks makes his Major League debut Thursday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Reds. It’s also the end of a long road trip. Here’s the lineup:

Coghlan LF
Alcantara 2B
Rizzo 1B
Castro SS
Valbuena 3B
Sweeney CF
Schierholtz RF
Baker C
Hendricks P

7/3 Minor matters – Wednesday’s games

Chris Rusin gave up one earned run over seven innings in Iowa’s 4-3 win over Omaha. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his 11th triple, and one RBIs. He’s batting .469 in his last 12 games. Kris Bryant also had two hits, including a double, and one RBI. NOTE: The Iowa Cubs announced Tsuyoshi Wada, Blake Parker, Kyle Hendricks and Arismendy Alcantara were named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team.

Pierce Johnson threw 7 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 7-0 win over Montgomery. Johnson gave up one hit and walked two while striking out five in his first start since coming off the disabled list. Luis Flores homered, and Kevin Brown had three hits and two RBIs. NOTE: Christian Villanueva was placed on the disabled list, retroactive to June 30.

Daytona committed three errors in a 4-3 loss to Brevard county. Albert Almora posted his third multi-hit game in his last four, going 3-for-3. Dan Vogelbach drove in two runs.

Tyler Skulina gave up three runs over two-thirds of an inning in Kane County’s 8-5 loss to Peoria. Jacob Hannemann, Yasiel Balaguert and Kyle Schwarber each had two hits.

Erick Leal gave up one unearned run over six innings in Boise’s 8-3 win over Tri-City. Jesse Hodges homered for the third time in his last two games, and his fourth of the year.

Eloy Jimenez hit his first home run, a two-run shot in the sixth, to help Mesa beat the Padres, 6-4. Alberto Mineo and Ricardo Marcano each had two hits.

6/26 Minor matters

Iowa had Wednesday off, and returns to action Thursday night against Colorado Springs. Kyle Hendricks (8-5, 3.55 ERA) gets the start. Manny Ramirez is scheduled to join the Iowa Cubs as a player/coach.

Anthony Giansanti hit his second home run of the season to help Tennessee beat Jackson, 4-2. Matt Loosen picked up the win, giving up one run over six innings. Christian Villanueva had two hits.

Jose Rosario threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 7-0 win over Dunedin. Rock Shoulders, Chad Krist and Dan Vogelbach all homered, with Vogelbach finished with three hits and two RBI.

Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs’ first-round Draft pick in June, hit his second home run since joining Kane County in a 3-2 loss to Wisconsin. Schwarber had two hits and his first stolen base. He’s batting .421.

Boise ended a seven-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over Spokane. Tyler Ihrig gave up three runs over seven innings for the win. Jeffrey Baez (no relation to Javier) and Kevin Brown each hit home runs.

Mesa had Wednesday off.

6/21 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-3 win over El Paso. Logan Watkins hit a two-run home run and Javier Baez went 3-for-4 with four RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur had two hits each. Welington Castillo went 1-for-5 with one RBIs in his first rehab game with Iowa.

Rubi Silva and Jonathan Mota hit back to back home runs in the fourth and Charlie Cutler drew a bases-loaded walk-off walk in the 11th to lift Tennessee to a 5-4 win over Chattanooga. It was the third straight walk-off win for the Smokies.

Dan Vogelbach had two hits and two RBIs in Daytona’s 9-3 loss to Brevard County. Gioskar Amaya had two singles and stole a base.

Jeimer Candelario hit a two-run double in the eighth to lift Kane County to a 6-4 win over Cedar Rapids. Jacob Hannemann hit his fourth home run and Kyle Schwarber hit his first since joining the Cougars on Thursday. Schwarber, the Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick this year, had two hits, including a double.

Kevin Brown had two hits, both doubles, and three RBIs in Boise’s 9-5 loss to Eugene. Erick Leal took the loss, giving up six earned runs over three innings.

6/11 Minor matters – Tuesday’s games

Iowa went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 base runners in a 3-2 loss to Fresno on Tuesday. Kyle Hendricks took the loss despite posting a quality start. He gave up three runs over seven innings, striking out six. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his ninth triple.

Tennessee had the day off and returns to action Wednesday, playing host to Mississippi.

Daytona lost its fourth straight game, dropping an 11-4 decision to Dunedin. Chadd Krist hit a solo homer, his first, and Rock Shoulders and Marco Hernandez each had two hits.

Kane County’s game at Peoria was postponed because of rain. The teams were scheduled to play a doubleheader Wednesday.

5/31 Minor matters — Friday’s games

Arismendy Alcantara hit a pair of home runs to lead Iowa to a 6-4 win over Memphis. The teams waited through a 4 hour 11 minute rain delay before starting. The delay didn’t disrupt Cubs’ leadoff man Ryan Kalish. He hit the second pitch of the game from Redbirds’ starter Zach Petrick for a home run. It was his first hit since joining Iowa on tuesday. Alcantara hit a three-run homer in the third. Alcantara hit his second blast in the top of the seventh. It was his first career multi-homer game and he is tied with Javier Baez for the team lead with seven homers. Scott Moore homered off Iowa starter Kyle Hendricks, the first he’s served up in 60 innings this season.

Kris Bryant hit his Southern League-leading 17th home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 5-1, to Huntsville. Bryant led off the ninth with his homer, his third in as many games. He has homered in four of his last five games, and was batting .404 in 28 May games with 29 runs, six doubles, 12 home runs and 34 RBIs.

Rob Zastryzny gave up five runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 7-2 loss to Palm Beach. Wilson Contreras had two hits and his 12th RBis of the year.

Jacob Rogers hit a three-run homer to help Kane County beat Clinton, 4-1. Daury Torrez picked up the win, giving up one run over five innings. James Pugliese struck out five over three scoreless innings of relief.


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