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8/3 Minor matters – Friday’s games

Friday’s games

Ty Wright hit two home runs but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost its eighth straight game, losing 5-4 to Salt Lake. Nick Struck gave up three runs over 5 1/3 innings. Wright finished with four RBIs.

Eduardo Figueroa gave up one run over five innings in Tennessee’s 1-0 loss to Jacksonville. Christian Villanueva, Rubi Silva and Matt Szczur each had two hits.

Corey Black gave up four runs over four innings in Daytona’s 9-7 win over Bradenton. Black was acquired from the Yankees in the Alfonso Soriano deal, and this was his Cubs debut. He struck out eight and walked three, giving up three hits. Chad Krist had three hits, all doubles, and Zeke DeVoss had three hits and two RBIs.

Albert Almora had three hits in Kane County’s 7-4 loss to Wisconsin. Rock Shoulders drove in three runs. Michael Heesch gave up five runs over six innings and took the loss.

Boise’s game against Everett was postponed because of rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday.

Erick Leal gave up two runs over five innings in Mesa’s 6-4 win over the Giants. Leal struck out eight.

7/4 Minor matters

Brad Nelson, Junior Lake and Ty Wright hit back to back to back home runs in the fourth inning but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 6-5, to Memphis. They are the first trio of Iowa Cubs to hit consecutive homers in 14 years. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, including a double and a home run.

A.J. Morris threw six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 3-1 win over Montgomery. Christian Villanueva and Justin Bour each homered. Matt Szczur had two hits, including a double.

Javier Baez singled, walked and scored a run in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Brevard County. Matt Loosen did not get a decision, striking out six over five scoreless innings.

Dan Vogelbach had three hits and two RBIs in Kane County’s 4-2 loss to Wisconsin. Albert Almora singled, walked and scored a run.

Jacob Rogers had two hits in Boise’s 11-3 loss to Salem-Keizer. Loiger Padron took the loss, giving up seven runs on six hits over 1 2/3 innings.

Mesa had Wednesday off, and plays host to the Angels on Thursday.

6/27 Ty Wright promoted

Outfielder Ty Wright was promoted from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa. Wright was batting .253 in 53 games after being placed on Tennessee’s roster on April 22. The right-handed outfielder collected 40 hits, eight doubles, three home runs and 19 RBIs. Wright started the 2013 season with the I-Cubs, where he hit .190 (8-for-42) with a pair of doubles and three RBIs. The Tyler, Texas native was selected by the Cubs in the seventh round of the 2007 draft.

6/6 Help out Oklahoma & Ty Wright

Chicago Cubs Charities will contribute $5,000 towards Double-A outfielder Ty Wright’s efforts to raise funds for the people devastated by the tornadoes in central Oklahoma. The Tennessee Smokies and Wright have also started an online auction of sports memorabilia to raise additional funds to send to Oklahoma. All proceeds will benefit the relief efforts of the Central Oklahoma Red Cross.

“The overwhelming response from our fans has been great,” Wright said. “I can’t thank the Ricketts family, the Cubs and Smokies organizations and the fans of East Tennessee enough for their generosity helping those affected from the devastating tornadoes.”

Bidding for the online auction is now open and will end at noon ET on June 17. There are several items from former Smokies, from Major and Minor League players and from Hall of Famers. The auction will be held through

Among the items:
Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks autographed bat
Chicago Cubs pitcher Matt Garza autographed jersey
2012 Cy Young winner David Price autographed baseball
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo autographed bat
Smokies pitcher Trey McNutt game-worn, autographed glove

5/23 Cubs help tornado victims

* Double-A Tennessee will join outfielder Ty Wright in his efforts to raise funds for the victims. The Smokies will hold several events throughout the current homestand with proceeds going to the American Red Cross relief efforts for the Oklahoma tornado victims.

“After watching the coverage of the tornado, it was tragic to see,” Wright said. “I played baseball for Oklahoma State for four years and Oklahoma is like a second home to me.”

The Smokies will donate $10 for every hit they collect during their current five-game series. On Saturday, the Smokies will hold a memorabilia auction on the concourse, featuring signed memorabilia from the team, the Cubs, and other Minor and Major League teams with 100 percent of those proceeds going to disaster relief and the Red Cross. Former Smokies Darwin Barney, Andrew Cashner and Tyler Colvin have all pledged to donate items to the auction.

The Smokies will present the American Red Cross a check, on Wright’s behalf, prior to Monday’s game.

* Cubs outfielder David DeJesus announced a “mystery ball” event on Wednesday at Wrigley Field to raise money for victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes. Tickets are $40 per ball, and all proceeds will go to the families affected by the deadly storm. The Cubs play host to the White Sox in an Interleague game that day.

* Triple-A Iowa also is chipping in. The Iowa Cubs front office and a group of the players’ wives and girlfriends will hold a memorabilia auction on Friday during the game against the Oklahoma City RedHawks, and all proceeds will be donated to the Oklahoma City Red Cross.Fans will have a chance to bid on autographed jerseys, baseballs, bats, and various other equipment in the concourse at Principal Park in Des Moines. The silent auction will start when the gates open at 5:35 p.m. CT, and run into the middle of Friday’s game.

— Carrie Muskat

5/17 Minor matters

Matt Garza picked up the win Thursday in Iowa’s 1-0 victory over Tucson. Donnie Murphy drove in the only run with a sacrifice fly in the second. Brooks Raley gave up two hits over three innings in relief for the save.

Ty Wright hit two home runs and drove in four runs to power Tennesseeto a 6-4 victory over Jackson. Arismendy Alcantara, Jonathan Mota and Rafael Lopez each had two hits. A.J. Morris picked up the win in relief.

Dustin Geiger went 3-for-5 and hit his fourth home run but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost, 12-7, to Charlotte. P.J. Francescon gave up 10 runs (eight earned) on nine hits and five walks over five innings. Geiger now has 30 RBIs, tops on the team.

Kane County scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat Peoria, 5-0, in the first game of a doubleheader. Gioskar Amaya and Marco Hernandez each had three hits, and Amaya drove in three runs. In the second game, Hernandez hit his first home run but Peoria scored six in the third to win, 6-2. Jeimer Candelario had two hits, both doubles. Kane County committed six errors in the second game.

11/16 Winter League update

Junior Lake went 2-for-5 on Wednesday, and was batting .361 for Estrellas de Oriente, leading the Dominican winter league in batting average. Lake has two home runs, six doubles and 10 RBIs. Christian Villanueva, whom the Cubs got from the Rangers in the Ryan Dempster deal, was batting .206 for Yaquis de Obregon in Mexican league action. He was 2-for-3 on Tuesday, hitting his second home run.

Josh Vitters was listed on the roster for Leones del Caracas in Venezuela, but has yet to play. Tony Campana also has joined Leones. In Venezuela, Luis Valbuena was hitting .318 with one home run and seven doubles in 19 games with Cardenales de Lara while Ty Wright was batting .247 with three doubles, two triples and one home run in 20 games for Tigres de Aragua.

— Carrie Muskat


6/24 Minor League report

Brett Jackson hit a leadoff home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 4-2 to Round Rock. Chris Volstad gave up four runs on six hits over six innings and took the loss. Jackson hit his 10th homer and is batting .259. Ty Wright was 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Michael Burgess hit his sixth homer and Nelson Perez hit his first in Tennessee’s 7-6 win over Jacksonville. Logan Watkins had two hits, including a double and a triple, and scored two runs.

Rob Whitenack threw five shutout innings, giving up three hits, in Daytona’s 7-2 loss to Clearwater. Clearwater scored all seven runs in the eighth. Chad Noble had two hits.

Gerardo Concepcion gave up three runs on five hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings in Peoria’s 4-2 loss to Quad Cities. Zeke DeVoss and Paul Hoilman each had two hits.

Ian Dickson gave up three runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in Boise’s 5-4 loss to Eugene. Marco Hernandez had two RBIs.

Mesa totaled 17 hits in a 13-2 win over the Royals. Timothy Saunders went 6-for-6 with three RBIs. Dan Vogelbach had two hits and four RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

5/13 Minor League report – Friday’s games

Travis Wood struck out six and gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings in Iowa’s 6-5 win over Fresno on Friday. Anthony Rizzo, Josh Vitters and Ty Wright each homered to back Wood. Rizzo now is batting .349. All three had two hits each. Blake Parker converted his fourth save, pitching one inning in relief.

Brooks Raley gave up two runs on five hits and struck out seven over seven innings in Tennessee’s 2-1 loss to Jackson. Nate Samson had three hits.

Daytona’s game at Charlotte was canceled because of rain. Daytona had a 6-0 lead when the game was called but it will not be made up because the two teams do not meet again in the first half.

Paul Hoilman keeps on hitting. He extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a double in Peoria’s 6-2 win over Beloit. Michael Jensen gave up one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings for the win.

— Carrie Muskat

7/11 Minor matters – a day late

Belated report from Friday’s games:

Sam Fuld had three hits, including his third home run, but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 6-3 to New Orleans in the first game of a doubleheader. Hung-Wen Chen took the loss, giving up five runs (four earned) on eight hits over four innings. In the second game, Austin Bibens-Dirkx picked up the win in his first Triple-A start as Iowa topped New Orleans, 6-1. Bibens-Dirkx gave up one run on four hits over five innings and struck out four. He also hit a double and drove in a run. Ty Wright had three hits, including two doubles, and was batting .310 in 10 games with the Iowa Cubs.

Josh Vitters and Robinson Chirinos both homered but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 7-6 to Jacksonville. Vitters had two RBIs, Chirinos three. Also, lefty Luke Sommer was added to the North Division for the Southern League All-Star Game to be played Monday. He replaces teammate David Cales, who was promoted to Iowa.

Rebel Ridling hit two home runs in Daytona’s 7-6 win over Tampa. Ridling drove in four runs, including a pair on a game-winning homer in the ninth. Kyler Burke has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games.

Nick Struck gave up one run on four hits over six innings in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Kane County. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits.

Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and five RBIs in Boise’s 9-6 win over Eugene. John Mincone struck out three over 4 2/3 innings, and gave up five runs, but all were unearned and all came in the fifth inning.

Dustin Harrington was a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-5, in Mesa’s 9-8, 10-inning loss to the Giants. Harrington had four RBIs. He hit a two-out grand slam in the seventh and was 5-for-13 in his last three games.

— Carrie Muskat