Results tagged ‘ Tyler Colvin ’

6/4 Post-game Cubs notes

Carlos Marmol threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings to set the Cubs franchise record with 25 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings on the road. The previous mark was 24 innings, shared by Warren Brusstar and Lee Smith.

* Carlos Pena has hit five of his eight home runs on the first pitch.

* Tyler Colvin is in a funk. He’s hitless in his last 12 games (0-for-23).

* The Cubs now have lost a season-high five straight games after Saturday’s extra-inning loss, and dropped to 10-games under .500 at 23-33.

* Who would’ve thought this would be the Cubs’ lineup in early June? At the end of Saturday’s game, Darwin Barney was at short, DJ LeMahieu at second, Blake DeWitt at third, Tyler Colvin at first, Tony Campana in center, and Lou Montanez in left.

– Carrie Muskat

5/31 Colvin back; Sori to DL – UPDATED

Alfonso Soriano will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and Tyler Colvin added to the active roster. Colvin was hitting in the batting cage at Wrigley Field with Rudy Jaramillo early Tuesday. Soriano has a strained left groin, suffered Monday in the first inning. He was not expected to need the full 15-days but the Cubs don’t want to be shorthanded. Colvin began the year with the big league team but was sent down to Iowa after batting .113 in 28 games. He was hitting .260 in 12 games with five doubles, two triples and one home run at Triple-A Iowa.

– Carrie Muskat

5/29 Sunday minor matters

Triple-A Iowa lost, 9-8, to Round Rock on Sunday as Brad Nelson hit a walkoff sacrifice fly in the ninth. The I-Cubs opened a 5-0 lead as Steve Clevenger hit a two-run homer in the first and Fernando Perez and Tyler Colvin each hit RBI doubles and Bryan LaHair added a RBI single, all in the second. Colvin also tripled and scored on a passed ball in the fourth and Jonathan Mota hit a solo homer in the fifth. Alberto Cabrera, making his Iowa debut, threw three scoreless innings before Round Rock scored three runs in the fourth.

* Anthony Giansanti hit two homers and drove in six runs to lead Peoria to an 8-1 win over Cedar Rapids. Giansanti hit a grand slam in the second and a two-run homer in the seventh. Matt Szczur also hit his first career homer. Graham Hicks picked up the win, giving up one run on one hit over five innings and striking out five.

* Pitcher Robert Whitenack has a strained elbow. He left his start Friday after 2 2/3 innings. His status was day to day.

– Carrie Muskat

5/25 Tuesday’s Minor League games

Robert Coello gave up four runs on eight hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 4-1 loss to Las Vegas. Brad Snyder had two hits, including a solo homer, his seventh.

Alberto Cabrera gave up three runs on six hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 10-5 win over Mississippi. Cabrera now is 6-2 with a 5.36 ERA. Ryan Flaherty extended his hitting streak to nine games with his 11th homer and Jae-Hoon Ha added a solo homer.

Justin Bour had three hits, including his 12th homer, and two RBIs in Daytona’s 9-7 win over St. Lucie. Junior Lake and Jake Optiz also homered. Optiz finished with four RBIs.

Su-Min Jung gave up nine runs on 10 hits over 3 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 10-2 loss to Wisconsin. Greg Rohan and Richard Jones had two hits each.

* Minor League notes: Tyler Colvin went 0-for-4, and was batting .292 since joining the Iowa Cubs. He missed hitting for the cycle on Sunday by a home run, then homered on Monday. “Mechanically, I’m fine,” Colvin told the Des Moines Register. “It’s just about getting my timing back.”

Geovany Soto will join Double-A Tennessee Thursday and Friday. He’s been on the DL since May 11 with a strained left groin. Outfielder James Adduci had a broken bone in his hand surgically repaired and may miss the rest of the season.

– Carrie Muskat

3/11 Cubs lineup vs White Sox

Going to Glendale, Ariz., for today’s game between the Cubs and White Sox? Ryan Dempser will start for the Cubs. Here’s the lineup:

2B Baker
SS Castro
CF Byrd
C Soto
RF Colvin
LF Soriano
1B Pena
DH Luis Montanez
3B Marquez Smith

– Carrie Muskat

3/7 Cubs extra bases

Manager Mike Quade on Carlos Silva after his rough outing Monday:

“I tend to give a guy who has this kind of career and the longevity he’s had some space to do that,” Quade said. “It’s not his first rodeo. He was fine today, he went about his business great. He worked through a little trouble in the first couple innings and just couldn’t make a pitch or two to get out of the third inning. I make nothing out of this other than it’s a rough day. He’ll be fine.”

Silva gave up eight runs on 10 hits over 2 1/3 innings but did not get the loss as the Cubs rallied from a 9-0 deficit to beat the Angels, 14-13, on Bryan LaHair’s walkoff RBI single.

* Marlon Byrd was thrown out at home trying to score on Aramis Ramirez’s double in the fourth. The ball went deep into the left field corner, an area known as Satan’s corner, Quade said.

“It’s Spring Training for everyone,” Quade said. “I think [third base coach Ivan DeJesus] pulled the trigger a little soon.”

* Tyler Colvin is expected to make his next start at first base Thursday. He was charged with his third error this spring in right on Monday.

* Closer Carlos Marmol is trying to work on his fastball command. “If he gets really good fastball command-wise with this [his slider], it’s game, set, match,” Quade said. “Any improvement ‘Marm’ can make on his fastball command is going to help him and why don’t we say this about everybody? We all talk about breaking stuff, but it boils down to fastball command. I don’t care if it’s a bunch of these kids trying to make the club or if it’s [Ryan Dempster]. The better your fastball command, the better your game is.”

* Here’s some trivia: Greg Maddux faced 20,421 batters in his career. Just 310 of them saw a 3-0 count. That’s roughly one every three starts. Thanks to MLB Trade Rumors for the research.

– Carrie Muskat

3/6 LeMahieu flexes for game-winner

Another Camp Colvin alum had a big day Sunday. DJ LeMahieu, the Cubs’ second-round pick in 2009, belted a two-run walkoff homer in the 10th to lift the team to a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

“I was taking [batting practice] today and one of the coaches said, ‘Last year, warning track; this year, maybe you’ll hit the fence,'” LeMahieu said of his conversation with Juan Cabrera. “I was like, ‘I’m going over the fence this year.’ It’s crazy — first at-bat to do that.”

The 22-year-old infielder said it was his first walkoff homer since Little League. He did have a clutch walkoff hit for LSU in the College World Series.

“A homer is way better,” he said.

LeMahieu added 18 pounds this offseason by working out in Mesa at what’s been dubbed “Camp Colvin” in honor of Tyler Colvin. After the 2009 season, Colvin worked out in Mesa and gained 25 pounds, had a great spring in 2010 and won a spot on the Opening Day roster. Cubs strength coach Tim Buss deserves the credit. He designs the program for the players. Obviously, Buss is having a good streak. LeMahieu begins this year with two home runs in 176 Minor League games.

Sunday’s contest was broadcast on WGN TV, and LeMahieu said he had family back home watching.

“I was trying to think up the middle and move the runner over,” he said, “and I guess all the adrenaline [got me] and I got the barrel out there really quickly. I don’t hit too many homers — to see me hit a homer, it’s like, what the heck is that?”

It’s a good sign, that’s what it is.

– Carrie Muskat

3/5 Cubs lineup vs. Padres & more

Here’s Saturday’s lineup vs. the Padres:

RF Fukudome
SS Castro
CF Byrd
3B Ramirez
1B Pena
LF Soriano
2B Baker
C Hill
P Cashner

If you’re looking ahead to Sunday’s split squad games, here’s early lineups:

Cubs at Goodyear vs. Reds 3/6:

2B DeWitt
SS Castro
DH Colvin
LF Soriano
1B Pena
3B Marquez Smith
CF Brett Jackson
C Hill
RF Jim Adduci

Cubs vs. Dodgers in Mesa 3/6:

RF Fukudome
LF Johnson
CF Byrd
3B Ramirez
1B LaHair
C Soto
2B Baker
SS Barney
P Dempster

– Carrie Muskat

3/4 Colvin at first

Tyler Colvin is a triple shy of the cycle after three at-bats Friday in his first game at first. He hit a solo homer in the first, a RBI single in the third, and a RBI double in the fifth. His only muff? He dropped the flip from the Cubs dugout at the end of the first inning. Someone always throws a ball to the first baseman after an inning ends so he can have it in his glove to start infield throws for the next inning. Just one more thing he has to be ready for.

– Carrie Muskat

3/4 Cubs at Royals

Matt Garza will make his first Cactus League start today against the Royals in Surprise. Other Cubs pitchers slated to go include Kerry Wood, Jeff Samardzija, Sean Marshall, John Gaub and Alberto Cabrera. The Cubs are not using a DH so Garza can get some at-bats. It also will be Tyler Colvin’s first start at first base.

Here’s the lineup:

RF Fukudome
SS Castro
1B Colvin
C Soto
3B Moore
2B Baker
LF Reed Johnson
CF Brett Jackson
P Garza

– Carrie Muskat

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