Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/06/10

The Iowa Cubs reduce their magic number to one but come up short in their first chance to clinch. Two Cubs minor league managers are named the Manager of the Year for their respective leagues. One Cubs minor league skipper is ejected from a game in the first inning. Three Tennessee Smokies are named postseason […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/10

Several Cubs prospects are a part of Minors “Moniker Madness”. Tony Campana and Robinson Chirinos have been swinging hot bats. In Iowa, Samardzija and Chen made good starts but Mathes did not. Luis Flores and Junior Lake have both showed some power this past week in the Class-A ranks. Hayden Simpson is still ill, while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/10

Not only is it All-Star week for Major League Baseball, but many minor league festivities and games took place this week that allowed top prospects from each club to take the field together. With the Futures Game history, Hak-Ju Lee and Brett Jackson have rejoined their respective clubs. A handful of Smokies helped the North […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/28/10

It was a busy weekend throughout the Cubs organization. Many of the top prospects have been promoted, including Brett Jackson, and some have already joined their new clubs! The Smokies have picked up right where they left off, starting the second half strongly. The Boise Hawks have made Sports Center! Brett Jackson has a hit-streak […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/21/10

The Smokies have won the first half title! The Iowa Cubs have closed the gap in the PCL American Northern division with a very strong week. The Chicago Cubs are busy trying to get all of their draft picks signed. The Boise Hawks have gotten their season underway. Jim Hendry cited Brett Jackson and Darwin […]

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

The 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft is in the books. The Cubs made a surprise first round selection when they picked Hayden Simpson, a right handed pitcher out of a Division II school, with the 16th overall pick. In the mean time, Chad Tracy has posted several more big games and was finally promoted […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/17/10

The Iowa Cubs have completed their longest winning streak of the season. The injury bug has bitten some Cubs’ prospects. The Smokies are looking to wake up after hitting a bit of a rough patch and have seen their once comfortable lead in the Southern League North fall to a precarious two games. All that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/12/10

The Smokies are hot, and the I-Cubs are not. Starlin Castro picked up where he left off last season … and Michael Brenly hit a three-run walk-off homer on Saturday night. Thomas Diamond, Casey Coleman and Blake Parker had good outings for the I-Cubs … while Jeff Gray has looked good in two appearances out […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/09/10

Last night was Opening Day for the four full-season Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates. The AAA Iowa Cubs opened up with a home game at Principal Park, while the Smokies, Daytona Cubs, and Chiefs all started out the year on the road.

The Cubs Kiss the Reds – Cubs 1 Reds 1

Game Nineteen – Cubs 1 Reds (ss) 1 – 10 Innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Lou Piniella’s B-Team played to the Reds to 1-1 tie in Goodyear on Sunday afternoon. Carlos Silva started the game but lasted only two innings. Silva was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the third. Reports […]