Results tagged ‘ Rebel Ridling ’

9/1 Minor League report

Iowa’s final series at New Orleans was cancelled because of Hurricane Isaac. The Iowa team finished 53-87.

Rubi Silva drove in four runs to power Tennessee to a 5-0 win over Pensacola on Friday night. Silva was 2-for-4 with his second home run. Chris Rusin, who will start for the Cubs on Tuesday against the Nationals, tuned up by throwing three innings. He did not give up a hit or a run, and struck out one.

Rebel Ridling had four hits, including a game-tying home run in the seventh and RBI double with two outs in the ninth, to lift Daytona to a 4-3 win over Brevard County. Kyler Burke started, and gave up three runs over four innings.

Peoria’s final game against Cedar Rapids Friday was rained out. The Chiefs close their season with a three-game series in Kane County, starting Saturday. Jeffrey Antigua was scheduled to start for Peoria.

Felix Pena threw five shutout innings but it wasn’t enough as Boise los, 6-4, to Everett. Stephen Bruno extended his hitting streak to 21 games, going 2-for-4.

Mesa lost, 15-3, on Friday to the Athletics in the semifinals of the Rookie League playoffs, ending their season. The Mesa team finished 37-19.

— Carrie Muskat

12/23 Winter league update

Bryan LaHair keeps on hitting. LaHair hit a pair of solo homers, including a tie-breaking blast in the eighth inning, to help Magallanes beat La Guaira, 5-4, in Venezuelan Winter League play on Thursday. LaHair, who led all Minor Leaguers in 2011 with 38 homers, now has 14 in Venezuela. Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling went 2-for-3 in the game.

— Carrie Muskat

12/21 Winter league update

Bryan LaHair hit a two-run homer, his 12th of the season and third in his last three games, to help Magallanes beat Zulia, 10-3, in Venezuelan Winter League play. LaHair is 5-for-12 in his last three games with five RBIs. He started in left on Tuesday while Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling started at first and was 2-for-4 with a walk and scored three runs. Ridling is batting .323 in 19 games with Magallanes.

— Carrie Muskat

11/29 Winter league update

Bryan LaHair rejoined Magallanes in Venezuela and delivered a two-run homer in the third in a 10-4 win over Caracas. Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling is also playing for Magallanes and he went 3-for-4 and drove in two runs with a double in the eighth.

— Carrie Muskat 

11/23 Winter ball update

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up two hits over 6 2/3 innings for his fourth win as Zulia beat Caracas, 8-0, in Venezuelan winter League play. Bibens-Dirkx struck out one and walked two in his outing.

Bryan LaHair’s stint in Venezuela is over. The first baseman batted .264 in 24 games with seven home runs, six doubles, and 14 RBIs. He also struck out 29 times. LaHair hit six of his homers in his first seven games with Magallanes. Cubs prospect Rebel Ridling is now playing first base for the team.

Jay Jackson made his first start for Caracas on Nov. 19, and gave up three runs on six hits over three innings. Marwin Gonzalez also is playing for Caracas, and was batting .333 in 23 games with three doubles and 11 RBIs.

In the Dominican, Chris Rusin is 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA in six starts with Leones del Escogido, giving up eight earned runs on 24 hits and eight walks over 25 1/3 innings. He’s struck out 21.

In Mexico, Blake Parker posted a 3.48 ERA in 19 games in relief for Hermosillo, striking out 20 over 20 2/3 innings. He gave up eight runs on 12 hits and four walks, with five of those runs coming in one outing on Nov. 15. He served up runs in three of his 19 appearances.

— Carrie Muskat

9/18 Smokies win over Mobile

Nelson Perez homered in the eighth inning to spark a three-run rally and lead Tennessee to a 4-2 win over Mobile Saturday in Game 3 of the Southern League Championship Series.  With the win, the Smokies keep their playoff hopes alive, as Mobile now leads the best-of-five series 2-1.

Mobile took a quick 2-0 lead but Nate Samson hit a RBI double to close to 2-1.  In the eighth, Perez led off with a solo homer to tie the game. Jim Adduci and Blake Lalli both walked, and Rebel Ridling ripped an RBI single to go ahead, 3-2. An error allowed pinch runner David Macias to score, extending the lead to 4-2. Jeff Beliveau (1-0) got the win and Rafael Dolis picked up the save.

Game 4 will be played Sunday at Smokies Park. Trey McNutt is slated to start for Tennesse against Mobile right-hander Trevor Bauer.

— Carrie Muskat

9/11 Cubs Minor League report

Tennessee won its third straight Southern League North Division Championship with a 7-2 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday. The win completed a sweep, and gave the Smokies a berth in the Southern League Championship Series, expected to begin Wednesday. Trey McNutt earned the win, giving up two runs on seven hits over five innings. Rebel Ridling drove in four runs, including a two-run triple in the first and a two-run single in the fourth. Jae-Hoon Ha turned a double play to end the bottom of the sixth as he made a running catch on a fly ball by Travis Denker then doubled up Jake Lemmerman at first to end the inning. Ha also made another highlight reel grab to end the eighth, stealing a base hit away from Brian Cavazos-Galvez. The Smokies will play the winner of the South Division Championship Series (either Mobile or Birmingham).

* The Daytona Cubs are one win away from their first Florida State League title in three years. The D-Cubs beat St. Lucie, 10-4, on Saturday to win Game 2 of the best-of-five series. Justin Bour had two hits, including a three-run homer. Five Cubs had multiple hits, and Matt Szczur finished 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Frank Del Valle threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight. Jake Optiz also homered.

* For Michael Brenly, Sept. 11, 2001, was a day he’ll never forget. He was 15 then and the bat boy for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who were playing the Yankees in the World Series. His dad, Bob Brenly, now the Cubs TV analyst, was the D-Backs manager. Father and son went to Ground Zero when the team was in New York for the Series. Michael took off his plastic hard hat and asked some of the volunteers there to sign it. The family still has the hat, mounted on the wall of their Arizona home.

“That was a life-changing day,” Michael told the Daytona Beach News-Journal. “For us to get to go down there so quickly after that happened, I would say it was something that no one wanted to see, but it was something I cherished the opportunity to see. Going into it, I was a little skeptical, because I knew it would be a lot of emotion. But I’m very happy that I did it. I wouldn’t trade that experience, getting to meet them.

“They were digging through fire and smoke to give those families any kind of hope that they could,” said Michael, now a catcher for the Daytona team. “Those guys are real heroes, giving their time and their effort and long days without their families.”

— Carrie Muskat


8/3 Minor matters

Newly acquired Brett Wallach took the loss in Peoria’s 7-5 loss to Beloit Monday night. Wallach, acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly/Ryan Theriot/Blake DeWitt deal, didn’t get much help as the Chiefs committed five errors, three while he was in the game. Wallach gave up five runs, three earned, on eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up three runs on three hits over five innings in Iowa’s 5-3 win over Oklahoma City. Jason Dubois and Welington Castillo both had two hits and both homered. Bibens-Dirkx now is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA. Congrats to Bryan LaHair who was named PCL offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .455 in that stretch with four homers and 14 RBIs.

Brett Jackson and Russ Canzler both homered in Tennessee’s 4-3, 10-inning loss to Montgomery. Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out eight. He did not get a decision. Congrats to Brandon Guyer, who was named Southern League offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .524 in that stretch with eight RBIs.

Alex Maestri struck out four in three innings of relief to help Daytona beat Bradenton, 2-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. But the Cubs’ winning streak was snapped at 14 games when they lost the nightcap, 4-3. Michael Brenly did hit his fifth homer of the season in the second game. Congrats to Rebel Ridling, named FSL offensive player of the week for July 26-Aug. 1. He hit .524 in that stretch with 10 RBIs.

Matt Loosen gave up three runs, two earned on six hits over four innings in Boise’s 4-3 loss to Tri-City. Reggie Golden had two hits, including a double, in Mesa’s 6-4, 12-inning loss to the Reds in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Yao-Lin Wang gave up six runs, none earned on three hits and two walks in 2 1/3 innings in a 9-3 loss.

— Carrie Muskat

7/29 Minor matters

Micah Hoffpauir hit his 17th homer but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-4 to Albuquerque on Wednesday. J.R. Mathes gave up six runs on nine hits over five innings and took the loss. Marquez Smith had three hits.

Chris Carpenter gave up six runs, five earned, on nine hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 8-5 loss to West Tenn. Tony Thomas, Brandon Guyer and Blake Lalli each had two hits.

Junior Lake and Rebel Ridling each hit home runs to lift Daytona to a 4-3 win over Palm Beach for its 10th straight win. Michael Brenly had two hits and now has reached base safely in 26 straight games. Ridling’s homer was a two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth to give Daytona a 4-3 lead.

Ryan Searle gave up no earned runs in six innings as Peoria beat Wisconsin, 8-3. Searle struck out four and snapped a personal four-game losing streak with the win.

Alvaro Ramirez had three hits in Boise’s 5-3 loss to Vancouver. Wes Darvill had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 7-3 loss to the Indians.

— Carrie Muskat

5/4 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on four hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win over New Orleans on Monday. Brian Schlitter got a groundout with the bases loaded in the ninth for the save. Coleman also went 2-for-2 with one RBI.

Starlin Castro scored on Matt Spencer’s two-out single in the top of the 13th to lift Tennessee to a 2-1 victory over Chattanooga. Castro picked up his 14th multi-hit game, and has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

Rebel Ridling hit his fourth homer of the yearto help Daytona beat Lakeland, 6-3. Brett Jackson had his ninth multi-hit game of the year, going 2-for-5. Ridling has hit safely in six of the seven games he’s played in. David Patton picked up the win in relief.

Matt Cerda hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the bottom of the ninth to lift Peoria to a 4-1 victory over Clinton. It was Cerda’s first homer of the year.

— Carrie Muskat