The calm before the storm. Look for some major movement this week, including the end of Kris Bryant's days in Boise.
AAA—Fresno 4, Iowa 1
Fresno's Mike Kickham blanked Iowa for eight innings as the Grizzlies snapped the I-Cubs four-game winning streak.
At the Plate: The only Iowa run of the game came in the ninth on Jae-Hoon Ha's RBI single, scoring Julio Bourbon who singled. Dave Sappelt (.240), Edgar Gonzalez (.302) and Tim Torres (.204) all singled as Iowa was held without an extra base hit. Ha extended his hitting streak to 13 games.
On the Mound: Yoanner Negrin (3-6 4.59) made his 10th start for Iowa and it was one of his better outings, allowing one earned in six innings. He threw 89 pitches and fanned seven. Coming into the game, Negrin had a ERA of 6.54 as a starter and 2.95 as a reliever.........Marcus Hatley (2-1, 4.85 ERA, 27G, 29.2IP, 32K) worked a 1-2-3 seventh with two strikeouts.........Zach Rosscup's AAA debut couldn't have been scripted any better as the left-hander fanned all three hitters he faced in the eighth. His fastball was clocked in the low 90s, and due to his deceptive delivery, Fresno's hitters couldn't catch up with the fastball.........Alberto Cabrera (0-0 4.38) struck out a pair in the 9th (14 Ks for Iowa pitching on the day) but the Grizzlies plated a run on two hits.
AA—Tennessee 1, Montgomery 0—Suspended in the 3rd inning
The game was suspended in the top of the third with Tennessee leading 1-0. The game will be completed as a nine-inning game tomorrow beginning at 5 p.m. EST. A seven-inning game will follow. 1B Justin Bour put the Smokies on the board in the second on a RBI groundout, scoring Arismendy Alcantara, who reached on a fielder's choice and took third on Javier Baez's single. Matthew Loosen made the start allowing a hit and two walks. C Taylor Davis made his AA debut after being promoted from Daytona but didn't get to hit before the delay.
High A—Daytona 5, Tampa 1
RHP Corey Black earned his first win since being traded to the Cubs blanking his former team for five innings as Daytona (60-46) downed Tampa (49-65).
At the Plate: Taiwan Easterling (.216/.282/.332) got the Cubs on the board in the third with a two-out homer to left field. The Cubs broke the game open in the seventh scoring three times as Anthony Giansanti (.290/.374/.370) and Bijan Rademacher (279/.327/.423), and Yaniel Cabezas (.233/.291/.274) delivered RBI. Giansanti ripped his third straight hit in the eighth scoring Zeke DeVoss (.260/.405/.374). DeVoss extended his on-base streak to 28 games going 2-4 with a pair of singles. Wes Darvill (.252/.337/.387) was 2-4 with a walk and a run.
On the Mound: Corey Black (4-8 4.22 ERA) faced his former team blanking the Yankees for five innings. The right-hander dealt with base runners every inning but one, surrendering five hits and two walks. Black fanned four and his fastball was sitting in the high 80s on the stadium gun.......Austin Reed (2-1 4.17) added another quality relief outing to his 2013 resume working three innings as the Yankees pushed across an unearned run in the eighth. Reed finished with a line of 3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 3K......RHP Armando Rivero made his second FLS appearance and a single, a hit-by-pitch and an error loaded the bases to start the ninth. A wild pitch made it 5-2 and a single sandwiched between a strikeout cut the lead to 5-3. The second error of the inning, this one a throwing error from Dustin Geiger, put runners on first and second with one out and allowed the third run of the inning to race home. Rivero decided to take matters into his on hands fanning the next batter and then coaxed a groundout for the win.
Cubs Notes: Daytona has put a runner on base in 33 of their last 34 innings and 50 of their last 52.
Low A— Cedar Rapids 8, Kane County 4
Cedar Rapids (32-17, 72-45) jumped out to a 6-1 lead and handed Kane County (17-31, 47-67) their third straight loss.
At the Plate: The Cougars knocked out 10 hits off Kernals' pitching as Reggie Golden (235/.286/.399), Marco Hernandez (.251/.288/.329) and Rock Shoulders (.255/.352/.460) all had two hits. Jose Dore (.226/.297/.355) plated two on sacrifice flies while Giuseppe Papaccio (.247/.318/.338) and Golden both doubled in runs. Oliver Zapata (.245/.315/.379) and Daniel Vogelbach (.282/.363/.450) both walked three times. Wilson Contreras (.240/.311/.426) caught his first game since Aug. 5 going 1-4 with a walk, a run, and three strikeouts. Cougars were 2-11 with RISP and left 14 on base.
On the Mound: Tayler Scott (5-7 4.31 ERA/1.53 WHIP) may be 6-foot-3 but the innings in the his first full season are having an affect on his 165-pound frame. Scott's strikeouts are down and his WHIP continues to rise but the right-hander keeps battling. The Australian surrendered six runs, three earned, in five innings. The Kernals got six hits, including a homer, and Scott walked two with three strikeouts. He has tossed 119 innings in his first full season, tops for Kane County........Justin Amlung (4-4 4.10) fanned four in two innings of work giving up three hits and an unearned run. Five of the Kernals runs were unearned.......Nathan Dorris (6-3 3.23) finished the game with a line of 2IP, 2H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 2K.
Short-Season—Game 1—Boise 3, Vancouver 1; Game 2—Vancouver 6, Boise 5
Boise and Vancouver split the day-night doubleheader as the Canadians rallied in the night-cap to end the Hawks five-game win streak
At the Plate: GAME 1—Hawks got on the board in the first when Daniel Lockhart (.294/.351/.333) tripled and scored Kris Bryant's deep fly ball to the center field wall. Rony Rodriguez's RBI double in the 7th broke a 1-1 tie, scoring Yasiel Balaguert (.282/.358/.476), who opened the inning with a single. Rodriguez (.271/.352/.438) is 9-18 in his last five games with 7 RBI. Kris Bryant went 2-3 and matched the NWL's longest hit streak of the year at 14 games. Eight of the nine Hawks batters got a hit as they finished with 10 but went 0-10 with RISP.....GAME 2—The Hawks pounded out 15 hits through six innings but could only plate five runs, getting only one base runner over the final three innings. Kris Bryant (.354/.416/.692) may have played his final game in Boise, and if so, it was a fitting end as the first-round pick went 3-4 and was a homer short of the cycle, walking in his final at-bat in the eighth. He drove in a pair with a double off the wall to give the Hawks a 5-3 lead in the fifth. Trevor Gretzky (.256/.281/.291) had his first three-hit game of the year, driving in a run and scoring once. Kevin Encarnacion (.337/.418/.465) went 3-5 with 2 RBI and Justin Marra (.192/.250/.346) had two hits and scored twice.
On the Mound: GAME 1—For the first time this season, Jose Rosario didn't allow an earned run. The right-hander was sent to Boise after going 0-7 with a 7.38 ERA with 5.9 BB/9 at Kane County. Rosario has a live arm with good movement but his command has been his crutch. He started the season on the disabled list and made his first start on May 19 for Kane County. In the opener, the 22-year-old allowed an unearned run on three hits and three walks. He fanned five and faced 22 hitters. Not an impressive line but after the season he was having its nice to see Rosario have a positive outing.....Another former Cougar, Jose Arias (1-0 0.00), continued his rehab working three scoreless innings for win. He fanned one and allowed three hits....Tyler Bremer (0-2 2.18) pitched the 9th for his sixth save.........GAME 2— Juan Paniagua got his first start at Boise as the highly regarded prospect is looking for his command after three brutal starts at Kane County. He allowed 10 hits and 12 walks in 7.2 innings in the MWL. The 23-year-old has one of the top arms in the system as his fastball was sitting at 95-96 in his first NWL outing at Everett on Aug. 3. He showed the heat the first inning striking out the side but allowed two runs on three hits in the second frame as Vancouver squared up several pitches. He finished the night with a line of 3IP, 4H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K.......Michael Wagner (0-1 3.38) served up four hits and three runs in three innings with a strikeout. Only one of the runs was earned...... Sam Wilson (3-1 0.59) allowed the first earned runs of his pro career as the lefty yielded what proved to be the winning run on two hits and two walks, tossing two frames. Carlos Martinez (3-2 3.86) pitched a scoreless ninth.
Hawks Notes: Hawks pitching coach David Rosario was hit in the head by a line drive Saturday night, taken to the hospital and received staples to close the wound. He returned to ballpark and was in the clubhouse after the game. He was at the DH on Sunday, making a first-inning appearance......Eduardo Orozco, on a rehab assignment, from Kane County threw a bullpen session today after leaving his Aug. 8 appearance with stiffness in his elbow......Shawon Dunston ran the bases today and on his twitter account said "feeling good almost that time to be on the field with the guys.".......Jacob Hannemann is still with the squad but remains on the DL with leg and arm injuries. No timetable on his return.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 5, Rangers 4
At the Plate: After getting two hits over the first six innings, the Cubs did all their damage in the seventh scoring four times. Charcer Burks (.284/.365/.297) and Brian Bogusevic (.300/.462/.300) delivered RBI singles while Jesse Hodges (.210/.272/.282) knocked in a pair with a base hit. Bogusevic walked in the ninth, took second on a wild pitch and advanced to third on Hodges groundout. After an intentional walk, Petit (.200/.235/.215) provided the game-winner, scoring Bogusevic. Bogusevic, on rehab from Chicago, went 2-4 with two runs and a RBI. The Cubs drew 11 walks in the game, three from Kelvin Freeman (.292/.375/.333)
On the Mound: Trevor Graham (0-0 2.25 ERA) got his second start going three frames with two hits and a walk, yielding a solo homer. Tyler Ihrig (2-0 0.63) tossed three no-hit innings with four strikeouts. Trey Lang (0-0 5.87) and David Villegas (0-3 3.00) both allowed a run on two hits and a walk in an inning of work. Orbandy Rodriguez (3-1 0.87) yielded an unearned run in the ninth on a hit with two strikeouts.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs
Had the day off.