Results tagged ‘ Winter League ’

1/12 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double in Caracas’ 10-6 win Tuesday over Caribes in Venezuela. Caracas is 6-2 in the round-robin playoffs and Gonzalez is batting .296.

* In the Dominican Republic, both Starlin Castro and Brad Snyder were hitless in Escogido’s 2-1 loss to the Toros. Escogido dropped to 5-9; the Toros are 10-4.

* Cubs bench coach Pat Listach’s Ponce team beat Caguas, 5-2, to improve to 6-2 in Puerto Rico.

– Carrie Muskat

1/11 Winter ball update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 3-for-5 with four RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Escogido lost 9-7 on Monday to the Toros in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Castro hit a three-run triple in the third, a single in the seventh, and a solo homer with two outs in the eighth.

In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double and one RBI in Caracas’ 8-5 win over Zulia. Caracas is now tied for first in the Venezuelan round-robin playoffs.

– Carrie Muskat

1/9 Winter ball update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was hitless in three at-bats in Escogido’s 5-4 loss to Gigantes Saturday in the Dominican playoffs. Escogido dropped to 5-6.

– Carrie Muskat

1/8 Winter ball update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Brad Snyder were both hitless but Escogido got enough offense to beat Estrellas, 2-1, on Friday in the Dominican League playoffs. Both Escogido and Estrellas are 5-5. In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-3 with a double in Caracas’ 3-2 loss to Aragua.

– Carrie Muskat

1/6 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez had a big day Wednesday in Venezuela. He
drove in a run in Caracas’ 2-0 win over Zulia in the first game of a
doubleheader. In the night cap, Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a triple and
four RBIs to complete the sweep as Caracas won, 14-4. Gonzalez hit a
three-run triple in the sixth and a RBI single in the seventh in the second game. Last season, Gonzalez batted .271 at Class A Daytona and .246 in 86 games at Double-A Tennessee.

Outfielder Brad Snyder hit a solo homer but it wasn’t enough as Escogido lost, 9-6, to Gigantes on Wednesday and dropped to 4-5 in the Dominican League playoffs. Starlin Castro was 1-for-4. Twins prospect Estarlin De Los Santos went 5-for-5 with a double and scored three runs for Gigantes.

– Carrie Muskat

1/5 Winter ball update

Brad Snyder was 1-for-4 and Starlin Castro was hitless in four at-bats in Escogido’s 3-1 loss to the Toros in the Dominican playoffs on Tuesday. Former Cy Young winner Bartolo Colon took the loss, giving up three runs over six innings. The Toros now are 6-2, Escogido is 4-4.

– Carrie Muskat

1/4 Winter ball update

Outfielder Brad Snyder went 1-for-3 and scored a run and Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was hitless in four at-bats in Escogido’s 3-0 win over Estrellas Monday in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Snyder scored on one of two errors by Estrellas in the fifth. Escogido is now 4-3 and will play the Toros (5-2) on Tuesday.

– Carrie Muskat

1/3 Winter league update

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and outfielder Brad Snyder were both hitless in four at-bats each in Escogido’s 2-1 loss Sunday to Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. The two teams, who are both 3-3, meet again Monday.

In Venezuela, Cubs prospect Marwin Gonzalez was hitless in three at-bats for Caracas in a 2-0 win over Caribes on Sunday.

– Carrie Muskat

12/31 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Brad Snyder had one of five hits by Escogido in a 2-1 loss to the Toros, who got five hitless innings by Miguel de los Santos. Starlin Castro was 0-for-3 in the game. The Dominican League will take Friday and Saturday off. On Sunday, Escogido (3-2) will play Estrellas (2-3), and the Toros (3-2) will play the Gigantes (2-3) as they try to determine who will represent the Dominican in the Caribbean series.

– Carrie Muskat

12/30 Winter ball update

Cubs prospect Aaron Shafer gave up one run on four hits over six innings for his first win in Caguas’ 8-2 victory over Mayaguez in Venezuela on Wednesday. The right-hander struck out two. A second-round pick in 2008, Shafer had a 0.96 ERA in 24 relief appearances at Class A Daytona and a 5.03 ERA in 25 games at Double-A Tennessee.

Jeff Gray picked up his fourth save and second in as many outings for Zulia to preserve a 5-3 win over La Guaira. Gray gave up one run over two innings.

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro went 1-for-3 with a third-inning sacrifice
fly in Escogido’s 4-2 win over Gigantes Wednesday in the Dominican
Winter League. Escogido improved to 3-1 in its bid for a berth in the
Caribbean Series and faces Los Toros Thursday.

– Carrie Muskat

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