Results tagged ‘ Kyler Burke ’

5/21 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on two hits over five innings and struck out five in Iowa’s 11-7 win Thursday over Colorado Springs. It was the Iowa Cubs’ ninth win in their last 10 games. Welington Castillo had three hits and six RBIs, hitting a grand slam for his sixth homer of the season. Darwin Barney and Jason Dubois each had three hits.

Ty Wright and Marwin Gonzalez each homered to help Tennessee beat Jacksonville, 8-4. Austin-Bibens-Dirkx picked up the win, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks over six innings. Josh Vitters notched his fifth multi-hit game of the year.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Daytona’s 7-5 win over Fort Myers. Brett Jackson and Kyler Burke each homered. Burke’s blast was a third inning grand slam.

Hak-Ju Lee had three hits in Peoria’s 9-6, 15-inning win over Wisconsin. Trey McNutt started the game and gave up one unearned run on one hit and three walks over 4 2/3 innings.

— Carrie Muskat

5/20 Minor matters

Alberto Cabrera failed to get out of the first inning in Double-A Tennessee’s 11-3 loss to Huntsville Wednesday. Cabrera gave up five runs on five hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning and took the loss. Russ Canzler and Ty Wright each homered.

Daytona rallied for a 7-2 win over St. Lucie. Kyler Burke had three hits, including his first homer of the season, and five RBIs. Rebel Ridling had two hits and extended his hit streak to four games and Brett Jackson reached base three times, with a walk and two hits, including a triple.

D.J. Fitzgerald had four hits, including a double and triple, to help Peoria beat Wisconsin, 11-7. Nelson Perez had two hits and four RBIs.

The Iowa Cubs had Wednesday off and open an eight-game homestand Thursday against Colorado Springs.

— Carrie Muskat

10/13 AFL & Instructs update

Cubs prospect Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with three RBIs Tuesday for the Mesa Solar Sox in a 10-6 win over Phoenix to kick off the Arizona Fall League. Castro was the only Cubs player to see any action Tuesday, and he was the designated hitter. He was expected to start Wednesday along with third baseman Josh Vitters, and pitchers John Gaub, Blake Parker and James Russell were scheduled to pitch when the Solar Sox play host to Phoenix at HoHoKam Park at 6:35 p.m. Arizona time.

* In Instructional League play in Scottsdale, Cubs Minor Leaguer Drew Rundle, who is being converted from outfielder to pitcher, appeared in his first game on the mound, and retired the side in order. Rundle was the Cubs’ 14th round pick in 2006.

Thomas Diamond, whom the Cubs claimed off waivers from Texas on Sept. 4, started the game against the Giants’ team. The squad had a pretty impressive looking outfield in Brandon Guyer, June 2009 No. 1 Draft pick Brett Jackson and Kyler Burke, the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year.

— Carrie Muskat

10/3 Minor matters

The Cubs honored Kyler Burke and Casey Coleman, the Cubs’ Minor League player and pitcher of the year, during pre-game ceremonies Saturday. They also honored trainer Nick Frangella as the Minor League athletic trainer of the year, and Ryne Sandberg, who led Double-A Tennessee to the Southern League championship. No. 1 pick Brett Jackson also attended the ceremony, his first visit to Wrigley since he was drafted in June.

Burke batted .303 with 43 doubles, three triples, 15 homers and 89 RBIs at Class A Peoria. He was acquired by the Cubs in June 2007 from San Diego for Michael Barrett. Coleman, a 15th round pick in 2008, was 14-6 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 starts for Tennessee.

— Carrie Muskat


9/14 Burke, Coleman get top honors

Outfielder Kyler Burke and pitcher Casey Coleman were named the Cubs’ Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. Burke, 21, batted .303 with 43 doubles, three triples, 15 homers and 89 RBIs for Class A Peoria. Coleman, 22, who will start Game 3 of the Southern League championship, was 14-6 with a 3.68 ERA in 27 starts for Double-A Tennessee. He finished with a 3.68 ERA, and tied for the league lead in wins.

— Carrie Muskat