Results tagged ‘ Rock Shoulders ’

4/24 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up two runs over six innings in Iowa’s 4-1 loss to Memphis on Tuesday. Ryan Sweeney extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a fifth inning single.

Jonathan Mota homered and drove in two runs in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Montgomery. Christian Villanueva and Johermyn Chavez each had two hits. Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on three hits over seven innings and struck out nine, but did not get a decision.

Ben Carhart had two hits in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Dunedin. P.J. Francescon gave up one run on five hits over five innings and took the loss.

Kane County’s game against Peoria was postponed because of rain. Rock Shoulders was named Midwest League hitter of the week for April 15-21 after batting .475 with two home runs and five RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

4/23 Minor matters

Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 5-2 win over Memphis on Monday night. Brad Nelson hit his third homer, and drove in two runs. Ian Stewart was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in the sixth game of his rehab assignment.

Eric Jokisch gave up one earned run on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 8-3 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits, including his fourth home run, and two RBIs. Jokisch ranks fourth in the Southern League in ERA (1.11).

Austin Kirk gave up four runs on four hits and struck out eight over five innings in Daytona’s 7-4 win over Dunedin. Javier Baez had three hits and one RBIs and was batting .234. Dustin Geiger had three hits and three RBIs, and leads the team with 18 RBIs.

Dan Vogelbach hit his second home run in Kane County’s 9-6 loss to Peoria. Vogelbach was 2-for-4, and also hit a sacrifice fly. Rock Shoulder’s hitting streak was snapped at six games, but he did reach base three times via walks.

4/21 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 8-5 loss to Memphis on Saturday night. Brian Bogusevic had two hits to extend his hitting streak to six games.

Dallas Beeler gave up two earned runs over seven innings in Tennessee’s 11-4 win over Montgomery. Arismendy Alcantara and Matt Szczur each hit home runs. Szczur finished with three RBIs. Johermyn Chavez also drove in three runs.

Ben Wells gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Daytona’s 6-4 loss to Tampa. Jorge Soler extended his hitting streak to nine games, hitting a double and driving in two runs. John Andreoli was 4-for-4 with an RBI and stolen base.

In the first game of a doubleheader, Pierce Johnson gave up one run on three hits over five innings in a 7-3 win over Quad Cities. Johnson struck out six. Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his third home run. In the second game, Tayler Scott gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in a 4-3 Kane County win to complete the sweep. Shoulders connected again, going 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits.

4/10 Minor matters

Chris Rusin gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 4-2 loss Tuesday to Round Rock. The Iowa Cubs now are 0-6 to start the season, the worst start in franchise history. Darnell McDonald hit a solo home run and Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple. The Iowa Cubs and Round Rock square off Wednesday.

Tennessee had Tuesday off. On Wednesday, the Smokies face Chattanooga. Dallas Beeler gets the start.

Zeke DeVoss hit a solo home run in Daytona’s 5-4 loss to Clearwater. The D-Cubs made four errors in the game. Zach Cates took the loss, giving up three runs — one earned — on six hits, while striking out seven over 3 2/3 innings. Jorge Soler had two hits. Daytona faces Clearwater on Wednesday.

Rock Shoulders had two hits, including his second home run, in Kane County’s 6-5 win over Clinton. Jeimer Candelario hit a walkoff RBI single in the ninth for the game-winner. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits. Pierce Johnson started, but did not get a decision. He gave up two runs on six hits over five innings. Kane County was to face Clinton Wednesday night.

4/9 Minor matters

Logan Watkins had two hits, including a home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 13-5, to Round Rock. Barret Loux gave up six runs on three hits and three walks in one inning, and took the loss. Brett Jackson had two hits and two RBIs and Donnie Murphy had two hits.

Matt Szczur had two hits in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Pensacola. Dae-Eun Rhee did not get a decision, giving up two hits over 4 1/3 innings. Trey McNutt threw a perfect eighth in relief.

Daytona had Monday off and returns to action Tuesday against Clearwater.

Lendy Castillo gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Kane County’s 6-5 loss to Clinton. Gioskar Amaya had three hits and Bijan Rademacher had three hits and three RBIs.

9/4 Minor League report

Anthony Recker drove in four runs to help Tennessee beat Pensacola, 8-1, on Monday in the regular season finale. Austin Kirk picked up the win, giving up one run over 5 2/3 innings. Matt Cerda, Rubi Silva and Jae-Hoon Ha each finished with two hits. Rafael Dolis threw one inning in relief. The Smokies finished 72-68.

Peoria scored four runs in the fifth to beat Kane County, 6-2, in the regular season finale. Yaniel Cabezas hit his first home run and drove in three runs. Wilengton Cruz picked up the win in relief, throwing 4 2/3 innings of relief. The Chiefs finished 63-75.

Yakima scored in the top of the ninth to beat Boise, 5-4, and take Game 1 of the best-of-three Northwest League East Division series. Rock Shoulders hit a fourth-inning grand slam for Boise. Marco Hernandez had two hits, including a triple. Albert Almora had a hit and stole base. The two teams play Tuesday, with Tayler Scott slated to start.

– Carrie Muskat

 

8/30 Minor League report

Diory Hernandez had two hits, both doubles, in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to Nashville. Anthony Recker, acquired from the Athletics for Blake Lalli, hit a double and walked. Iowa ends its season this weekend in New Orleans.

Tennessee had Wednesday off, and plays at Pensacola on Thursday.

Christian Villanueva had two hits, including a solo home run, in Daytona’s 4-1 win over Clearwater in the first game of a doubleheader. P.J. Francescon gave up one run on three hits over six innings for the win. Rebel Ridling hit a solo homer in the nightcap, but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 3-1.

Jorge Soler had two hits and one RBIs in Peoria’s 9-5 loss to Cedar Rapids. Soler was batting .323 and has reached base safely in 13 of his 16 games.

Dan Vogelbach hit his 10th home run to help Boise beat Everett, 9-5. Rock Shoulders had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa finished the regular season 37-19, and qualified for the postseason as the wild card winner. The Cubs will play the Athletics Thursday in the semifinals of the Arizona Rookie League playoffs. The winner advances to the one-game championship on Friday.

– Carrie Muskat 

8/9 Minor League report

Ryan Rowland-Smith gave up one run on two hits over six innings but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 5-1, to Reno on Wednesday. Mike Jacobs hit a three-run homer in the 10th for the game winner. Blake Parker threw one inning in relief.

Junior Lake had two hits and one RBIs in Tennessee’s 7-2 loss to Huntsville. Dallas Beeler took the loss, giving up six runs over three innings.

Daytona’s game against Lakeland was postponed because of rain. The two teams were to play a doubleheader Thursday.

Paul Hoilman and Tim Saunders each homered in Peoria’s 14-inning, 9-8 loss to Burlington. Zeke DeVoss had three hits, Hoilman had two RBIs, and Saunders reached base four times. Dustin Geiger had two hits and three RBIs.

Rock Shoulders hit a fifth inning grand slam, his seventh home run of the season, to help Boise beat Everett, 8-6. Jose Arias gave up three runs over five innings and struck out six for the win. Dan Vogelbach hit his fourth home run and drove in two.

Shawon Dunston had two hits, including a triple, and one RBIs in Mesa’s 5-2 win over the Dodgers. Albert Almora extended his hitting streak to six games and also drove in a run.

NEWS & NOTES:

* Right-hander Jake Brigham was placed on Tennessee’s disabled list. Brigham, acquired from the Rangers in the Geovany Soto deal, has given up eight earned runs over 3 2/3 innings in two starts for the Smokies.

* The Peoria Chiefs have added Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler to the roster from the Cubs’ Arizona Rookie League team. Soler will likely join the Chiefs on Friday.

 — Carrie Muskat

8/7 Extra bases

* Josh Vitters got some extra infield work on Tuesday at third base with infield coach Pat Listach. Vitters made an impressive stop in the sixth inning Monday, snaring Cameron Maybin’s liner and getting to his feet in time to throw the speedster out.

“Watching him defensively taking ground balls, he’s gotten better than he was in Spring Training,” Dale Sveum said of Vitters. “Hopefully that continues. The one thing about third base that you have to get these guys to understand is that you have to use your athleticism at third base. It’s not that everything is cut and dried. You don’t do it mechanically like you do at shortstop and second base. You can go a whole week at third base and not get a routine ground ball.”

* Arodys Vizcaino, acquired from the Braves for Reed Johnson and Paul Maholm, worked out with the Cubs on Monday and Tuesday at PETCO Park. The right-hander is coming back from Tommy John surgery in March, and will continue his rehab in Mesa, Ariz., at the Cubs complex.

“I’m going to be ready next year in Spring Training,” Vizcaino said.

* The Cubs and Cubs wives will host the 10th annual Food Drive at Wrigley Field on Saturday prior to the game against the Reds. Proceeds from the event benefit the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago. Since its inception in 2003, the event has gathered more than 121,000 pounds of food.  Fans making a donation of $20 will receive a 5-by-7 autographed photo of a Cubs player, limited to two photos per person while they last. Donations will be accepted outside Gate D at the corner of Sheffield Avenue and Addison Street. A $20 donation allows Lakeview Pantry to purchase 200 pounds of food.

* Who’s got the best name in Minor League baseball? It’s Class A Boise first baseman Rock Shoulders, who won the 2012 MiLB.com Moniker Madness contest. Shoulders, 20, easily triumped over Rougned Odor in the final, getting 60 percent of the vote.

– Carrie Muskat

7/26 Minor League report

Chris Rusin gave up seven runs on 10 hits over five innings in Iowa’s 10-8 Wednesday loss to Oklahoma City. The Iowa Cubs now have lost seven games in a row. Rusin struck out seven and walked two. Dave Sappelt, Adrian Cardenas and James Adduci each had two hits.

* The Cubs announced that right-handed pitcher Jairo Asencio was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa.

Junior Lake hit two home runs and drove in four runs in Tennessee’s 7-5 win over Jacksonville. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three earned runs over five innings for the win. Nelson Perez had two hits, including a home run. Lake now is batting .285. Justin Bour had three hits and one RBIs.

Daytona was swept in a doubleheader by Brevard Count. In the first game, P.J. Francescon gave up six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a 6-4 loss. Rafael Lopez homered and had two RBIs. Matt Szczur stole three bases. In the second game, Szczur had two hits and one more stolen bases in a 3-0 loss.

Joseph Zeller gave up no earned runs in Peoria’s 8-6 win over Cedar Rapids. Javier Baez had two hits and now is batting .360 in July. Zeller has not given up an earned run in his last three appearances.

Dong-Yub Kim hit his fourth homer but it wasn’t enough in Boise’s 10-8 loss to Yakima. Daniel Vogelbach had three hits, and Rock Shoulders and Gioskar Amaya each had two.

– Carrie Muskat

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