JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-9-13

Chicago Cubs 3 @ St Louis Cardinals 0 The Cubs shut out the Cards in St. Louis for the first time since '97 last night. Perhaps more surprisingly, Chris Rusin was most responsible for it. 6 innings of 7 hit, 2 walk, 5 K scoreless ball? A 3.08 ERA? The regression is going to be ugly […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-2-13

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Salt Lake Bees 5 Ty Wright went 2-2 with 2 homers. Mike Olt has a .249 OPS and has an ISO of 0 over his last ten. Edwin Mayonnaise had a double. Nobody else is remotely worth mentioning. Tennessee Smokies 0 @ Jacksonville Suns 1 Matt Szczur was 2-4. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-4 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-20-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Round Rock Express 5 Jake Arrieta got dinged up for 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 5 innings, mostly due to a 3-run homer given up to Mike Olt. He struck out 3, and must be slow to the plate, as he gave up 4 stolen bases. Yoanner […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-19-13

Chicago Cubs 3 @ Colorado Rockies 1 Junior Lake made his debut, doing Junior Lake Things. He was aggressive at the plate and it paid off, having a 3-4 day with a double and a SB. Sveum called him the only kid he's seen come up so far that looked like a big leaguer. So there's […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-13-13

St. Louis Cardinals 4 @ Chicago Cubs 6 In what was likely his final start for the Cubs Matt Garza was once again excellent, scattering 10 hits and 2 walks across 6.2 innings, striking out 4, generating 10 ground ball outs, and allowing only 2 runs. I have no idea why we acquired you, Matt […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-12-13

Albuquerque Isotopes 0 @ Iowa Cubs 3 This one was a pitching duel, so not much in the way of offense. J.C. Bocan had a 2-run double that put the game away in his 1-3 day. Darnell McDonald was 2-2 with a walk. Other than that, meh. Guillermo Moscoso was tremendous, though, taking a no-hitter […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-6-13

Pittsburgh Pirates 1 @ Chicago Cubs 4 CastroWatch: 0-4 today. Booo. Soriano hit two homers in a 2-4 day. Yaaaaay. Anthony Rizzo was 1-4 with a double. Welington Castillo was 2-2 with a double. Julio Borbon was 0-2 with 2 walks and 2 SBs out of the leadoff spot. Edwin Jackson had one of his […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-5-13

Iowa Cubs @ Albuquerque Isotopes Jake Arrieta's Iowa debut was suspended in the top of the second, which is great because Arrieta was on his way to a blowup second, giving up a hit and 2 walks without getting an out. It's also great because I-Cubs. Huntsville Stars 1 @ Tennessee Smokies 3 Arismendy Alcantara […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap for 6-29-13

Chicago Cubs 5 @ Seattle Mariners 3 Starlin Castro hit his first home run in forever. He was 2-5 on the day. Alfonso Soriano hit a 2 run, game winning homer in the top of the 11th and was 3-5, pretty much begging AL clubs in need of a DH to take a look at him. […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-28-13

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 1 Dave Sappelt went 3-5 with a double. Logan Watkins had a 4-5 day. Darnell McDonald, Luis Flores, and Ty Wright were all 2-5, Flores adding a double. Junior Lake was the only I-Cub without a hit, and he walked once. The roster had 16 hits with only […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-27-13

Chicago Cubs 7 @ Milwaukee Brewers 2 CastroWatch: Starlin was 2-5 with a double and a SB. Progress. Dioner Navarro was 1-4 with a homer. Matt Garza was 2-3, and, more importantly, carved up the Brewers, striking out 10 in seven innings and allowing 1 run on a walk and 8 hits. Price of the […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-21-13 & 6-22-13

June 21, 2013 Nashville Sound 4 @ Iowa Cubs 5 (Game 1 of DH, 7 Innings) Nice game for the I-Cubs offense, which put up 10 hits, 7 going for extra bases. Logan Watkins had a big day,going 2-3 day leading off, with a double and a home run. Brad Nelson and Junior Lake each went deep […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-14-13

This one'll probably be a bit short; writing it in the car on the way to Pittsburgh and PNC Park. Tomorrow's will be a little more detailed. Omaha Storm Chasers 5 @ Iowa Cubs 5 (Game Postponed in the middle of the 6th) This game got rained out partway through. Thus far, Steve Clevenger has […]

BS of the Day: 6-13-13

Hey, the Cubs decided to win today! This should be easy. Your Bright Spots: I'd be remiss to not start with this one: much-maligned Starlin Castro had a 3-7 day, including a 450-foot home run that the wind somehow knocked down into the ivy for a double. Even more than that, though, his at-bats looked […]

BS of the Day: 6-12-13

Alright, let's find some sunshine through all the shit, eh? Your Bright Spots for today: Fairly decent day for the trade bait on the major league club: Nate Schierholtz was 1-3, with a home run that briefly gave the Cubs the lead. James Russell, after giving up a leadoff double in the eighth, got through […]