Results tagged ‘ Mitch Atkins ’

7/20 Cubs recall Stevens; Atkins to Iowa

The Cubs added a fresh arm Tuesday, recalling right-handed pitcher Jeff Stevens from Triple-A Iowa. Mitch Atkins was optioned to the Minor League team. Stevens, 26, begins his third stint with the Cubs this season, having recorded a 5.71 ERA in 17 relief appearances from May 19-June 26 and June 29-July 5. At Iowa, Stevens had a 3.18 ERA in 16 relief appearances.

Atkins, 24, has a 6.43 ERA in three relief outings for the Cubs since he was recalled July 7. With Iowa this season, Atkins was 5-2 with one save and a 3.60 ERA in 18 games (10 starts).

– Carrie Muskat

7/19 On the positive side …

Aramis Ramirez is on a hot streak. The Cubs third baseman hit a two-run homer Monday, his 200th with the Cubs. He’s now hitting .364 (20-for-55) this month with five doubles, a triple, six homers and 17 RBIs. Ramirez has hit safely in 15 of his last 19 games since June 26.

* Tyler Colvin hit his 13th home run Monday in his 85th game. Last year at Double-A Tennessee, he hit 14 homers in 84 games with the Smokies.

* Derrek Lee recorded his 42nd career multi-double game and second this year. He is four doubles shy of 400 in his career.

* Mitch Atkins, who followed Carlos Silva, set career highs in innings pitched (four), hits allowed (five) and runs allowed (three).

* And on the down side, rookie Starlin Castro became the fourth Cubs player to commit two errors in a single inning. Castro’s only other multiple error game was May 10 against Florida, which was his Wrigley Field debut.

– Carrie Muskat

7/9 Silva questionable for Sunday

Carlos Silva is questionable for Sunday’s start because of some discomfort in the back of his right leg in his calf. Silva had a throw session on Friday and Lou Piniella called it “so so.” Silva will work with the training staff and see how he feels on Saturday.

“I would categorize him as questionable,” Piniella said.

If Silva can’t go, rookie Mitch Atkins would be slotted into the spot. There’s been no talk of Silva going on the DL. The Cubs feel the All-Star break will give him enough time to heal.

“Let’s see how he feels [Saturday] and we’ll have a more definite answer,” Piniella said.

– Carrie Muskat

7/7 Schlitter to DL; Atkins up

The Cubs placed reliever Brian Schlitter on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 3, with a right shoulder impingement and recalled Mitch Atkins from Triple-A Iowa.

Atkins was available for Wednesday’s game in Arizona. This is his second stint with the Cubs; he was recalled from Iowa June 12 but did not appear in a game before he was optioned on June 15. Atkins was 5-2 with one save and a 3.60 ERA in 18 appearances with Iowa.

Schlitter was selected by the Cubs on June 26 and made three relief appearances in his first career big league action, holding the opponent scoreless in his first two outings.

– Carrie Muskat

7/4 Minor matters

Brad Snyder, Bryan LaHair, Bobby Scales and Sam Fuld all homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 6-5 to Omaha on a walkoff home run by Rick Ankiel on Saturday. Mitch Atkins notched his fifth quality start, giving up three runs on five hits over six innings.

Rafael Dolis threw six shutout innings in his second start for Double-A Tennessee but did not get a decision in a 5-0 win over West Tenn. Brett Jackson had one hit, and has hit safely in six of seven games since being promoted.

Daytona’s game against Tampa was postponed because of rain.

Greg Rohan had three hits, including his fifth homer, in Peoria’s 9-5 loss to Kane County. The Cougars scored four runs in the eighth for the win. Hak-Ju Lee and Justin Bour each had two hits.

John Mincone gave up two runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 4-3 win over Yakima. Richard Jones had two hits and Corey Martin converted his sixth save, pitching 1 2/3 innings.

Brent Ebinger gave up one hit over three scoreless innings in Mesa’s 8-2 win over the Reds. Dustin Harrington had two RBIs and Ryan Cuneo had three hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

6/27 Minor matters

Brett Jackson went 3-for-3 with three doubles to help Daytona beat Dunedin, 8-6, on Saturday. Jackson now has an eight-game hitting streak, and is 15-for-30 in that stretch with six doubles, two triples, two homers and seven RBIs. DJ LeMahieu also was 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Mike Perconte picked up the win in relief.

Mitch Atkins gave up two runs on seven hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 13-2 romp over New Orleans. Brad Snyder, Marquez Smith and Jason Dubois each homered for the I-Cubs. Smith was 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Dubois leads the team with 11 homers. Darwin Barney, Snyder and Atkins each had two hits.

Robinson Chirinos had three hits to help Tennessee beat Carolina, 7-6. Hung-Wen Chen gave up six runs on nine hits over six innings but did not get a decision. He’s 8-5 with a 2.70 ERA. Jake Muyco earned the win in relief.

Su-Min Jung threw five scoreless innings in Peoria’s 5-0 loss to Cedar Rapids. The Chiefs totaled three hits.

Austin Kirk gave up five runs on six hits over three innings in Boise’s 9-1 loss to Eugene. Runey Davis hit a solo homer in the second.

– Carrie Muskat

6/17 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Round Rock. Bryan LaHair and Jason Dubois hit back to back home runs for the I-Cubs, who pulled into a tie for first with Memphis with the win. John Gaub picked up the win in relief.

Brandon Guyer hit two home runs and Russ Canzler, Josh Vitters, Tony Thomas and Marwin Gonzalez homered to power Tennessee to a 13-5 win over Mobile. For Guyer, it was his first multi-homer game of the year. He had three hits, and now has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.

Brett Jackson had two hits and one RBI but Daytona lost, 4-3, in 10 innings to Lakeland. Chris Rusin gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings but did not get a decision. Jackson, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2009, could be moved up to Tennessee this season.

Trey McNutt threw five scoreless innings in Peoria’s 12-7 win over Burlington. McNutt struck out 10 and now is 6-0 with a 1.51 ERA. Francisco Guzman and Nelson Perez each had three hits.

– Carrie Muskat

6/15 Grabow activated; Atkins to Iowa

John Grabow was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and Mitch Atkins optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Grabow had been sidelined since May 31 because of a sprained left knee. Atkins never had a chance to get in a game during his brief call-up and he’s expected to start Wednesday for Iowa.

– Carrie Muskat

6/12 Atkins up; Russell to Iowa

Mitch Atkins has arrived at Wrigley Field and will be in the Cubs bullpen Saturday. James Russell was optioned to Triple-A Iowa to make room for the right-hander. Atkins was 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA in 14 appearances (six starts) at Iowa.

– Carrie Muskat

6/12 Lineup & roster moves

The Cubs will add a fresh arm to the bullpen once Mitch Atkins arrives. Atkins was flying from Memphis and had a stopover in Indianapolis and his flight was delayed. No corresponding move will be made until Atkins arrives.

Here’s the lineup for Game 2 vs. lefty Mark Buehrle and the White Sox:

2B Theriot

3B Baker

1B Lee

CF Byrd

RF Nady

LF Soriano

C Soto

SS Castro

P Silva

– Carrie Muskat

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