Roster Moves, News, Notes
I've updated the 2014 draft roster in the Cubs Clubhouse forum to include all the "rumors" and "reports" of who has signed. The Cubs haven't made anything official.........The Cubs took LHP Zac Rosscup off the DL and optioned him to Iowa. The I-Cubs put Jeffry Antigua on the DL to make room for Rosscup.
AAA—Sacramento 9, Iowa 4
Sacrament handed Iowa its sixth straight loss with a six-run fifth
At the Dish: Iowa got on the board in the fifth when Josh Vitters singled and scored on Matt Szczur's second hit of the night. Casper Wells was thrown out at home on the play trying to score from second.......Luis Flores hit his second homer, a solo shot, in the eighth. The I-Cubs loaded the bases but Javier Baez hit into a double play to plate one run and Chris Valaika added a RBI single.
On the Hill: Tsuyoshi Wada (6-4 2.82 ERA) didn't make it out of the fifth as the left-hander walked a season-high four hitters and allowed five runs on seven hits, including a solo homer. Alberto Cabrera yielded three runs, Yoanner Negrin worked a scoreless 7th and Blake Parker yielded a run in the 8th.
I-Cubs Notes: Kyle Hendricks (6-5 3.89 ERA) looks to end the I-Cubs streak when he takes the mound at 3:05 p.m. CST.
AA—MIssissippi 6, Tennessee 4
MIssissippi rallied to spoil Taylor Davis' pinch-hit heroics and even the series.
At the Dish: Charlie Cutler got the Smokes on the board in the first with a RBI double that hit the right field line and scored Stephen Bruno, who singled. Acquired in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft in the off-season, the 27-year-old is hitting .421 in his last 11 games with six RBI.....Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to nine games with a double and has reached base in 19 straight. Dustin Geiger knocked in a run in the third....C Taylor Davis gave the Smokies a 4-3 lead with a pinch-hit opposite field two-run homer in the seventh, his first of the season....Bruno finished 2-4 and is hitting .283.
On the Hill: Joe Gardner went 5.2 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits, in his fifth start. Tony Zych went 1.1 scoreless frames and Hunter Cervenka got charged with a blown save and took the loss, surrendering two runs in the eighth. P.J. Francescon gave up a run on three hits in the ninth.
High A—Amaya's two-run double gives North All-Stars 6-4 win
Gioskar Amaya's two-run double in the top of the 9th gave the North squad a 6-4 win in the Florida State League All-Star game. It was Amaya's first hit after going 0-4. Marco Hernandez tied the game with a RBI single in the ninth and was 2-4. Bijan Rademacher had a single in three at-bats. Felix Pena and Andrew McKirahan both worked a scoreless inning of relief.
Home Run Derby......Bijan Rademacher reached the finals of the FSL Home Run Derby but came up short against Fort Myers' Adam Brett Walker. In a timed event based on a point system, Rademacher reached the finals with 33 points in the first round but only tallied 23 in the finals. Brett-Walker won with 30. Thanks to Daytona season-ticket holder Pat Droston for the updates from Bradenton.
Low A—Beloit 12, Kane County 11
Kane County blew a 9-0 lead and after tying the game in the top of the ninth, lost on a walk-off homer.
At the Dish: Jordan Hankins had a career-high five RBI as the all-star third baseman went 4-5 with two doubles. Jacob Hannemann was 4-6 with two RBI and Carlos Penalver had three hits, two RBI, and doubled in the tying run in the ninth. Trey Martin had three hits, scored three runs and doubled twice...... Benjamin Carhart was 2-6 and scored twice..... Kane County had eight doubles and 19 hits in the loss.
On the Hill: Jen-Ho Tseng fanned eight in five innings of one hit ball as he blanked the Snappers, issuing two walks. It was his second start since coming off the DL, going three innings his last time out. Alberto Diaz never retired a hitter in the sixth as all seven hitters he faced scored. He walked three, gave up three hits and another batter reached on a wild pitch after a strikeout. Corbin Hoffner allowed an inherited runner to score in relief of Diaz and the right-hander allowed three more runs in 2.2 innings. He gave up five hits, walked two and fanned three. Tyler Bremer was charged with with the blown save and then took the loss, allowing the walk-off homer in the ninth after two outs.
Short-Season—Boise 10, Tri-City 5
First-round pick Kyle Schwarber had three hits and knocked in three runs as Boise won it second straight to start the season.
At the Dish: Schwarber delivered three RBI singles to help lead the Hawks offense. Jeffrey Baez scored three times, knocked in two, had two hits, and stole two bases. David Bote and Oliver Zapata both added RBI doubles. Danny Canela, Kevin Brown and Zak Blair all had two hits.
On the Hill: Erick Leal only allowed an unearned run in five innings as the 19-year-old earned the win in his NWL debut. He yielded three hits and a walk with four punchouts. Scott Frazier didn't retire a batter as the right-hander walked four and gave up a hit to start the sixth. Trey Lang allowed one of two inherited runners to score but held the Dust Devils scoreless for two frames, including striking out the side in the seventh. Francisco Carrillo fanned three in two scoreless innings.
Hawks Notes: Despite earlier reports that Josh Conway would work out of the bullpen this season, he's listed as the starter on Monday night against Tri-City. Conway has been injured since being drafted in the 4th round in 2012.........Trevor Clifton gets the start on Sunday and Trevor Graham gets the ball on Tuesday.
Venezuelan Summer League—Tigers 8, Cubs 7
Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the 7th after Cubs scored four times in the top of the frame to take the lead.
At the Dish: Luis Hidalgo was 2-5 with 3 RBI and is hitting .385, second in the VSL. The 18-year-old was signed back in November and is playing his first year of pro ball. While listed as a catcher on the roster, he's spent his time at OF (17 games) and DH (7 games)......Miguel Rico (.247) went 3-4 and Wladimir Galindo (.284) ripped a pair of doubles and scored twice. Fidel Matos (.280) was 2-5.
On the Hill: Gabriel Lima gave up three runs, two earned in 1.2 innings and took the loss. Harrison Bermudez surrendered five runs in five innings in the start while Jose Leidenz retired all four hitters he faced.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 12, Mets II 2
Cubs improved to 10-3 with a 10-hit attack, including a pair of homers.
At the Dish: Frandy Delarosa (.277) paced the offense with two doubles, two runs and three RBI. The 2012 July 2 International prospect from the Dominican signed for $700,000, the third highest bonus for a Cubs player in '12. Delarosa played in 11 games last year (3-39) and is off to a good start, cutting down on strikeouts while increasing his walks.........C Yohan Matos (.280) hit his first pro homer as the 17-year-old was 2-3 with two runs and two RBI. Jose Paniagua (.213) hit a solo homer, his first, and SS Carlos Jimenez (.311) had two hits. Antonino Gonzalez (.235) was 2-4 with a RBI.
On the Hill: Junior Marte made his pro debut with a walk and a strikeout in one inning as the 19-year-old got the start. He was signed last September out of the Dominican Republic. Andin Diaz ((2-1, 1.65 ERA) only gave up one run in six innings to earn the win. He fanned three and allowed four hits and three walks. Assael Aquino fanned one and yielded one run in the final two frames.
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