Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors, Draft Signings, Extra Innings and Walk-Off Wins

The Chicago Cubs had a long and very good weekend. Two of the three games with the Reds were decided in extra innings with a lengthy rain delay setting up the first of two walk-off wins. Starlin Castro drove in the winning run Saturday and again Sunday and received more praise from his skipper following […]

Clutch Castro Comes Through Again – Cubs 2, Reds 1

Game Sixty-One – Cubs 2, Reds 1 – 11 innings WP – Brian Schlitter (1-2) LP – Burke Badenhop (0-2) Save – None For the second time in as many games, Starlin Castro delivered the game winning hit for the Cubs. Chris Coghlan doubled with one out in the 11th inning and scored when Castro smoked […]

From the Wire: Cubs Recall RHP Brian Schlitter from Triple-A Iowa, Option OF Junior Lake to Iowa

As expected, the Cubs made two roster moves prior to Sunday night’s game against the Reds. RHP Brian Schlitter was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the active roster, OF Junior Lake was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The lack of innings from the starting staff over the past five days forced the Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/10/15

Early summer rains were the norm to start this week, as three of the four affiliates were rained out on Monday and South Bend lost both games to weather. Doubleheaders ensued as Myrtle Beach split a pair with Frederick, and Chesny Young remaining a hitting machine. Tennessee also split as they suffered the indignity of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/15

It has become a week for big hitter as home runs seem to be flying out at will. South Bend welcomed Kevin Encarnacion back as he hit a towering blast. Tennessee got an unexpected power surge from Wes Darvill. And the Iowa Cubs are simply feasting as Christian Villanueva, Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, and Javier […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/01/15

The Cubs’ minor league system ended the month of May with a mixed bag as South Bend saw the blossoming of Yasiel Balaguert. Myrtle Beach have their own emerging stars in Jeimer Candelario and Chesny Young, while Willson Contreras is stepping into the spotlight in Tennessee. And a few of old hands, namely Arismendy Alcantara, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/29/15

It was thrilling end of the week for the Cubs affiliates as Andrew Ely of South Bend experienced the pure adrenalin of an inside-the-park home run. Both Kyle Schwarber of Tennessee and Matt Szczur of Iowa had the exhilaration of a walk-off win. And Myrtle Beach had a doubleheader sweep thanks to the pitching of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/15

Happy Memorial Day! The aces were wild in South Bend, Myrtle Beach, and Tennessee as pitchers Ryan Williams, Duane Underwood, and Frank Batista each pitched gems while the SB Cubs and the Pelicans also received excellent performances from Jeremy Null and Paul Blackburn. Meanwhile, Iowa used the big fly to take three in a row […]