Roster Moves, News, Notes
Cubs second-round pick Jake Stinnett will make his pro debut on Sunday, he tweeted to NorthSiders Report late Friday night. He’s expected to take the mound at Cubs Park vs. A’s.......We’ll start at the major league level. Cubs have added Felix Doubront to the 25-man roster and placed him on the 15-day DL with a calf injury. Blake Parker was recalled from Iowa and IF Chris Valaika was also promoted to the big league club. SS Elliot Soto has been promoted from Tennessee to replace Valaika on the Iowa roster........Newly acquired C Victor Caratini was added to the Kane County roster along with Boise RHP Francisco Carrillo. C Will Remillard has been placed on the DL and RHP Tyler Skulina was promoted to Daytona. It also being reported that Jonathan Martinez, the player to be named later in the Darwin Barney trade, will make his Cubs’ debut with Kane County on Saturday night as he takes the mound to face Quad Cities......More roster moves were made after Kane County’s game as IF Giuseppe Papaccio was released, James Pugliese was put on the DL, Martinez was added to the roster, and Daniel Lockhart will rejoin the team.
AAA—Iowa 9, New Orleans 2
At the Dish: Cubs had 11 hits, including four that left the yard. Kris Bryant hit his 14th in AAA and 36th of the season as he also scored three times. Jorge Soler hit a three-run homer while Josh Vitters and Eli Whiteside went deep. Matt Szczur and Whiteside finished with two hits. Javier Baez went 1-4 and scored.
On the Hill: Carlos Pimentel (3-7, 4.56 ERA) got the win, allowing a run in six innings He fanned four, gave up four hits, and threw 91 pitches, 55 for strikes. Kyuji Fujikawa (0-0, 1.50 ERA) worked a scoreless seventh and Alberto Cabrera (3-2, 3.96 ERA) gave up a run over the final two frames.
I-Cubs Notes: Dallas Beeler (7-4, 3.44 ERA) looks to make it five straight as he gets the ball on Saturday night.
AA—Tennessee 2, Pensacola 1—10 innings
At the Dish: SS Addison Russell (.293) launched his seventh homer with the Smokies, a solo shot in the first. It would be the only run for Tennessee until Villanueva’s heroics. Lars Anderson (.387) was 3-5 with a double while CF Albert Almora (.225) was 2-5 and scored the winning run. 1B Dustin Geiger (.226) had the Smokies other hit.
On the Hill: Corey Black (5-6, 2.85 ERA) has established himself as one of the Cubs top pitching prospects based on his 2014 season in AA. The right-hander fanned seven in six innings, allowing one run on five hits and two walks. Black threw 89 pitches, 56 for strikes, and got five ground ball outs. Lendy Castillo blanked the Wahoos with two strikeouts in the seventh and Hunter Cervenka fanned three in two scoreless frames. Frank Batista fanned two in the 10th and got his third win to go along with eight saves.
High A—Charlotte 7, Daytona 0
Daytona was blanked for the second straight night and have gone 20 innings without a run.
At the Dish: Cubs had seven hits, including a pair of doubles from Chadd Krist but were 0-3 with RISP and left five on. SS Marcos Hernandez (.294), LF Kyle Schwarber (.250), 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.275), 3B Wes Darvill (.276) and RF Bijan Rademacher (.269) all singled.
On the Hill: Jose Rosario (4-7, 5.79 ERA) allowed four runs in five innings and was charged with the loss. He gave up eight hits, walked three and fanned three. In his 7th season with the Cubs, the 24-year-old has made 13 starts for Daytona. Tyler Bremer (0-1, 4.65) surrendered three runs in three innings of relief, allowing four hits with two strikeouts. Bremer isn’t having the same success he had at Kane County before the promotion, allowing 7 BB and 14 hits in 15.1 innings
D-Cubs Notes: After slugging his way through the Northwest and Midwest Leagues, Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first-round pick, finds himself in his first pro slump and the frustration showed Friday night when he broke his bat on the ground after striking out. He came into the game hitting .188 (6-32).
Low A—Kane County 6, Quad Cities 2
Kane County snapped its six-game losing steak and Tyler Ihrig won his MWL debut.
At the Dish: Kane County did all its damage in the second as an error, a walk and a bunt single by RF Jeffrey Baez (.214) loaded the bases. Another throwing error gave the Cougars a 2-0 lead and CF Trey Martin (.253) followed with a two-run single. Before the inning was over C Benjamin Carhart (.273) added a RBI ground out and 1B Jacob Rogers (.269) singled home a run. 2B Chesny Young (.321) was 2-5 while Martin and Baez both finished with two hits.
On the Hill: Making his MWL debut, left-hander Tyler Ihrig worked into the sixth, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks. He fanned six....Michael Heesch (2-1, 2.33 ERA) allowed two inherited runners to score in the sixth and got out of a jam in the seventh after loading the bases on walks.....Jose Arias (1-1, 1.91 ERA) retired all six hitter he faced, one on strikes.
Cougars Notes: RHP Jonathan Martinez, who’s already logged over 100 innings in the MWL with Great Lakes, makes his Cubs debut Saturday night. According to a report from Clinton broadcaster Cheyne Reiter, Martinez sat 91-94 with his fastball in his last outing vs. Lumberkings and hit 96 a few times, which was several ticks higher than original reports on the right-hander.
Short-Season—Boise 11, Vancouver 10—11 innings
After playing left field for the first eight innings, Charles White, the Cubs 21st round pick out of the University of Maryland, pitched the final three to earn his first pro win as the Hawks rallied from 9-2 deficit.
At the Dish: Daniel Lockhart scored on wild pitch on ball four as it bounced far enough away from the catcher to allow the winning run to score in the bottom of the 11th. Alex Tomasovich was 3-5 and knocked in three runs, two coming on a RBI double. Justin Marra knocked in two runs in the four-run ninth while Bryant Flete and Charles White both knocked in a pair. Lockhart, David Bote, Mark Malave and Flete all had two hits.
On the Hill: After warming up in the bullpen a few games ago, Charles White (1-0, 0.00 ERA) got his chance to take the mound as Boise was out of pitchers and trailing 10-6 when White made his debut. The left-hander worked three scoreless innings, fanning three and scattering three hits. Dillon Maples got the start and went three innings, allowing five runs on six hits, a walk, and a hit batter. Yomar Morel gave up four runs in three innings and Sam Wilson was charged with an unearned run in 2 IP.
Hawks Notes: Erick Leal (3-2, 4.98 ERA) gets the start on Saturday night against Vancouver.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 9, A’s 0—5 innings
Cubs scored in each of the first four innings as the game was called after five innings due to rain.
At the Dish: 1B Roney Alcala (.259) knocked in three runs and Gleyber Torres (.288) went 2-4 with two RBI to lead the offense. Ricardo Marcano (.247) delivered a two-run single while Alberto Mineo (.297) and Ho-young Son (.273) plated runs.
On the Hill: The Cubs young left-handed prep draft picks combined to blank the A’s. Justin Steele, the fourth round pick out of Mississippi, tossed three perfect innings, retiring all nine hitters, three on strikes. Carson Sands, the fifth round pick out of Florida, threw two scoreless innings and earned his second win, allowing a hit and a walk with two punchouts.
Cubs Notes: Had a twitter exchange with Paul Gerek, the sports director at KIVI-TV in Boise, and learned Cubs 22nd round pick Joe Martarano has been working out with the Boise State football team and will see action on both side of the ball this fall. Boise’s head coach plans to play the red-shirt freshman at linebacker and fullback, so look for football stats in the minor league updates this fall.
Venezuelan Summer League—Game 1—Cubs 3, Rays 0; Game 2—Rays 2, Cubs 1
Cubs got a complete game shutout in the opener from Yapson Gomez and the lost in extra innings in the night-cap.
At the Dish: Game 1—Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in Game 1 on three errors and a wild pitch. Jose Gonzalez went 2-4 with a run and Andruw Monasterio singled and scored. Wladimir Galindo (.265) had a RBI (29) while Luis Ayala (.217) went 2-1 with a RBI (14).....GAME 2—Cubs only had five hits, all singles and were 0-5 with RISP. Jose Gonzalez (.235) extended his hitting streak to five games and Monasterio (.295) went 1-2 with two walks.
On the Hill: GAME 1—Yapson Gomez pitched a complete game gem, allowing four hits with two strikeouts over seven innings. He coaxed 10 ground ball outs and improved to 6-2 and lowered his ERA to 1.51. GAME 2— Gabriel Lima tossed five shutout innings but gave up a run in the sixth as the 18-year-old right-hander only allowed one hit and fanned seven in his best outing as a pro. Juan Rengifo took the loss, surrendering a run in the 8th. He fanned four in two innings and allowed one hit
Cubs Notes: The Cubs have two more games remaining and will not make the playoffs. Tigers have 8.5-game lead over Phillies and the Mariners are 9 back and 1/2 game behind the Phillies for the final playoff spot. The top two teams play a best-of-three series for the title. The Mariners swept the Cubs last year.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 3, Pirates 2
Frandy Delarosa’s sacrifice fly in the 7th gave the Cubs (34-19) the win over the Pirates (25-28).
At the Dish: LF Robert Garcia (.342) went 2-4 with a run and a double while RF Jenner Emeterio (.299) doubled and knocked in a run. C Yohan Matos (.311) went 1-4 and scored. DH Delarosa (.264) was 0-4 and 3B Miguel Ruiz (.258) walked twice, singled and scored.
On the Hill: Chris Pieters (1-0, 9.45 ERA), a 19-year-old left-hander who’s having a tough season, had his best outing with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts in the start. Pedro Silverio (3-1, 2.45 ERA) went five innings for the win, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. Assael Aquino (1-0, 2.64 ERA) earned his third save retiring all six hitters he faced, two on strikes.
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