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

Grabbing the spot light are the high-flying Eugene Emeralds, who have the best record in the Northwest League thanks to the play of Donnie Dewees and Frandy Delarosa. There was some tough luck as the Myrtle Beach offense has suddenly gone cold and squandered excellent pitching efforts from Michael Heesch and Jen-Ho Tseng. South Bend […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/15

After a big shakeup over the holiday weekend things seem to be settling in for the affiliates as Iowa is on a roll, winning three straight thanks to home runs from Junior Lake, Ryan Dent, Taylor Davis, Jonathan Mota, Matt Szczur, and Kyle Schwarber. Major leaguers Tsuyoshi Wada and Rafael Soriano were the center of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/15

Pitching dominated the end of the week as Eugene got a nine strikeout performance from Oscar De La Cruz while Justin Steele continued to dominate the Northwest League. Pierce Johnson looks ready to make the next step in his development as he, along with two home runs, helped Tennessee to victory. Meanwhile, Carlos Pimentel also […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/15

The Cubs’ affiliates have a new first place team as the Eugene Emeralds took the top spot thanks to the hot hitting of Donnie Dewees and Matt Rose. South Bend remained in first place due to excellent pitching from Tommy Thorpe and Corbin Hoffner. A 4-for-4 performance by Jeimer Candelario got Myrtle Beach their first […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/29/15

Streaks were the big story to start the week as South Bend came off of All-Star break and extended their winning streak to five games thanks to Gleyber Torres. Winning four games in a row brought Eugene’s record even as Eloy Jimenez and Ian Happ came up big. Both Tennessee and Iowa had modest two […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/19/15

The end of the week saw Myrtle Beach edge closer to a playoff berth as relievers Juan Paniagua and James Pugliese gave the Pelicans a chance to come back. Tennessee holds a slim playoff chance as Pierce Johnson began to heat up. Iowa remains in the hunt as John Andreoli provided a spark. Meanwhile, the […]

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 […]

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 Play Longball, Bullpen Shuts Down the Reds – Cubs 6, Reds 3

Game Fifty-Eight – Cubs 6, Reds 3 WP – Travis Wood (3-2) LP – Michael Lorenzen (1-2) Save – Hector Rondon (11) Miguel Montero hit a three-run homer in the first inning. Dexter Fowler added a solo shot into the right field bleachers leading off the third and Kris Bryant doubled in Addison Russell in […]