JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-3-13

Iowa Cubs 0 @ Tacoma Rainiers 5 Another day, another Iowa snoozefest. Luis Flores was 2-3. Darnell McDonald was 1-4 with a double. Mike Olt was 0-4 and made his 16th error on the year, but no Ks at least. Dave Sappelt got a hit. Something something Edwin Mayonnaise. Brooks Raley got the start and […]

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 7-27-13

Chicago Cubs 1 @ San Francisco Giants 0 The Cubs are playing well enough lately that they're suddenly in danger of losing out on a protected top 10 draft pick next year. They've got three days to trade away talent though, and I'd be shocked if the team finished the year in that mediocre 10-20 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-26-13

Chicago Cubs 3 @ San Francisco Giants 2 Starlin Castro was 2-5 and continues his return to form. He's not walking any more than usual of late, so maybe the organization decided to just stop messing with him and let Starlin be Starlin. Unfortunately, despite having the game winning ROE yesterday on a liner right […]

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 6-14-13

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 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-7-13

Round Rock Express 3 @ Iowa Cubs 1 Another day, another uninteresting I-Cubs loss. Junior Lake had a nice game in his second day back, going 2-3 with a double, a walk and a stolen base. Brent Lillibridge was 3-5 with a K. Other than that this continued to be a pretty milquetoast offense. Steve Clevenger was 1-4 […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-27-13

Programming Note Due to external factors, we will no longer be doing weekend JOTs. I will recap the weekends on Monday (or Tuesday, since Monday was a holiday). I'll be taking the M-F beat, and dmick89 is now minor league wonk-emeritus. Think of me as like New Pope, and dmick as Pope Classic. I'm sure […]