Results tagged ‘ Mitch Atkins ’

11/16 Moore back with Cubs

Infielder Scott Moore has reportedly rejoined the Cubs. According to the Baltimore Sun, Moore has signed a Minor League deal. He made his Major League debut with the Cubs in 2006 before he was traded to the Orioles in the Steve Trachsel deal. Moore, who turns 27 on Wednesday, batted .280 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs in 61 games for Triple-A Norfolk. The Orioles added a Cubs player as well, signing pitcher Mitch Atkins to a Minor League deal.

– Carrie Muskat

9/5 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija will start Sunday for the Iowa Cubs, who are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Bobby Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth on Saturday. Brad Snyder added a two-run double and Scales added an RBI single in the seventh to secure the win. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Game 3 of this four-game series will be played at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

Steve Clevenger hit his fifth home run and Russ Canzer drove in five runs to help Tennessee beat Carolina, 10-5 on Saturday. Canzler went 3-for-5 with two doubles. Brandon Guyer also had three hits. Kyle Smit picked up the win, throwing a scoreless inning in relief.

Oswaldo Martinez gave up one run on two walks over three innings in Daytona’s 3-1 loss to Lakeland. Kyler Burke had two hits.

Ryan Searle gave up two runs on two hits and three walks over five innings in Peoria’s 8-2 win over Quad Cities. Nelson Perez hit his 11th home run, a solo shot, and Justin Bour drove in three runs.

Boise committed five errors in a 3-2 loss to Yakima. Dustin Fitzgerald took the loss, giving up two unearned runs over four innings.

– Carrie Muskat

9/5 Iowa Cubs update

Bobby Scales celebrated his 1,200th pro game in style on Saturday. The Iowa Cubs are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday night over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth. Brad Snyder added a two-run double and Scales added an RBI single in the seventh to secure the win. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Jeff Samardzija will start Game 3 of this four-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

– Carrie Muskat

9/4 Minor matters

Brad Snyder hit his 25th homer to help Iowa beat Memphis 4-2 on Friday and take a one-game lead in the Pacific Coast League Northern Division. Snyder’s blast snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh. Luke Sommer picked up the win in relief of starter Chris Carpenter, who gave up two runs on three hits and three walks over six innings. Mitch Atkins starts Saturday for the I-Cubs in the second game of this four-game series.

Steve Clevenger had three hits and two RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 5-4 in 10 innings to Carolina. Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple, and one stolen base. Trey McNutt started and gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Daytona was eliminated from the playoffs after a 3-2 loss to Lakeland. Brooks Raley gave up one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven, but didn’t get a decision. Junior Lake hit his ninth home run.

Brett Wallach gave up three runs on two hits and three walks over four innings in Peoria’s 4-2 loss to Kane County. Jae-Hoon Ha hit a RBI double for the Chiefs and has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

Eduardo Figueroa gave up one unearned run on two hits over five innings to get the win in Boise’s 4-3 victory over Yakima. Micah Gibbs had two hits and one RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

8/31 Minor matters

Jason Dubois, Bryan LaHair and Brad Snyder each homered and each drove in four runs to power Iowa to a 20-9 win over Albuquerque on Monday. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving  up two runs on seven hits over six innings and now is 7-3. Sam Fuld had five hits and scored three runs. With the win, the Iowa Cubs maintained a half game lead in the Northern Division.

Tennessee and Daytona had Monday off. The Smokies travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday and Daytona meets Clearwater.

Ryan Searle gave up three runs — one earned — on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-2 loss to Clinton. Jae-Hoon Ha and Hak-Ju Lee each had two hits.

Dustin Fitzgerald gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Boise’s 8-5 win over Spokane. Micah Gibbs had four hits and Elliot Soto had three hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

8/26 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins threw six shutout innings but Iowa lost 2-0 in 11 innings on Scott Thorman’s walk-off homer for Omaha on Wednesday. Bryan LaHair had three hits and Jeff Gray threw two scoreless innings in relief.

Brett Jackson hit his fifth home run but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 5-4 to West Tenn. Jackson’s homer in the eighth, a solo shot, tied the game at 4. Jeremy Papelbon gave up one run on three hits over three innings in the spot start.

Evan Crawford hit a walk-off sac fly in the ninth to lift Daytona to a 2-1 win over Clearwater. Jeffrey Beliveau picked up the win, pitching one inning in relief.

Ryan Searle gave up six runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-3 loss to Cedar Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader. Matt Cerda homered and has at least one RBIs in his last five games. In the second game, Hak-Ju Lee notched his 34th multi-hit game in a 10-5 win over Cedar Rapids.

Boise scored five runs in the third to beat Tri-City, 7-6. Pierre LePage had three hits and three stolen bases. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits for his 14th multi-hit game of the season.

– Carrie Muskat

8/16 Minor matters – updated

Micah Hoffpauir, Bobby Scales and Marquez Smith each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-5 to Fresno on Sunday. Mitch Atkins took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Chris Archer gave up four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-6 win over Chattanooga. Archer did not get a decision. Tony Campana had three hits and Blake Parker picked up the save.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs on 10 hits over four innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Tampa in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Chris Siegfried gave up one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria beat Kane County, 8-4. Ha was 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Justin Bour had three hits.

Cam Greathouse, the Cubs’ eighth-round pick in the June Draft, gave up one run on three hits over four innings in Boise’s 8-4 win over Everett. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and an RBI.

– Carrie Muskat

8/8 Growing pains

The Cubs used four rookie pitchers on Sunday, the most since five pitched Sept. 30, 2006, against the Rockies. Rookie Thomas Diamond started and gave up five runs on four hits and three walks over three innings. In his Major League debut last Tuesday against the Brewers, Diamond struck out 10 but he fanned only one on Sunday.

Casey Coleman, James Russell and Mitch Atkins followed Diamond. Back in that September game, it was Juan Mateo, Jae-Kuk Ryu, David Aardsma, Angel Guzman, and Les Walrond. Reds manager Dusty Baker was the Cubs manager at that time.

The kids are going through some growing pains.

“When you don’t make plays behind them and you have a tough lineup, it’s going to be hard already,” Koyie Hill said. “I think [the rookie pitchers] are capable. I don’t think they’ve showed their best stuff today.

“You’ve got to break into the game sometime, so you can’t say it’s a bad situation or whatever,” Hill said. “You’re going to have to go through that. They’re good kids and work hard. I don’t doubt they’ll come back better for it next time.”

– Carrie Muskat

8/3 Roster move: Atkins up, Schlitter to Iowa

The Cubs called up reinforcements for the bullpen, adding Mitch Atkins and sending Brian Schlitter to Triple-A Iowa. This is Atkins’ third stint with the Cubs. In 22 appearances with Iowa, he was 6-2 with a 3.49 ERA. In12 relief appearances, he was 2-1 with a 2.82 ERA. Schlitter was 0-1 with a 12.38 ERA in seven relief appearances with the Cubs, giving up 11 earned runs over eight innings.

– Carrie Muskat

7/30 Minor matters

The Iowa Cubs scored four runs in the eighth to beat Albuquerque, 4-2, on Thursday. Bryan LaHair had two RBIs and Mitch Atkins earned the win in relief, throwing three innings of one-run, three hit ball. Jeff Stevens picked up the save.

Craig Muschko gave up two runs on four hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 9-3 win over West Tenn. The Smokies scored five runs in the fifth. Russ Canzler had two home runs and drove in three. Tony Thomas had two RBIs.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three runs on eight hits over five innings in Daytona’s 8-3 win over Palm Beach, its 11th straight win. Michael Brenly reached base safely in his 27th straight game with a single.

Matt Szczur drove in runs in the first and ninth innings, including a game-winning walkoff RBI single with the bases loaded, to help Peoria beat Wisconsin, 3-2. Szczur, who hit a RBI triple in the first and added a double in the game, now has hit safely in 21 straight games. However, he’s scheduled to report to Villanova for football practice next week.

Alvaro Ramirez had two hits in Boise’s 3-1 loss to Vancouver. Mesa’s game against the Reds was postponed because of rain.

– Carrie Muskat

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