The Cubs trailed 8-3 going to the top of the 6th and scored 6 over the final 2 innings of regulation to tie it up. They lost in the bottom of the 9th to fall to 36-39.
John Andreoli was 2-4 with a double, walk, strikeout and 2 runs scored. Tommy La Stella began his rehab assignment with a 2-3 performance in which he hit a home run, drove in two, scored a run and struckout. It will be nice to start getting some of these injured Cubs back. Still no word on Jorge Soler that I’ve seen, which in this case probably isn’t good news.
Juan Perez was 1-4 with a home run (4).
Things are not going well for Pierce Johnson. After his first two starts of the season (he’s only made 7), he’d thrown 8 innings and allowed 8 hits and a run. He’d walked 4 and struckout 11. Since then, he’s thrown 18 innings, allowed 22 hits, walked 12 and struckout 12. He’s also given up 3 home runs over those last 5 starts. In last night’s start, he pitched just 2 innings, allowed 4 hits, walked 3, gave up 5 runs and struckout none. In his last 3 starts, he’s faced 51 batters and struckout just 3. He’s walked 8. I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s another DL stint. These numbers are just horrible.
The Cubs used 5 relievers and only one of them didn’t allow a run. C.J. Riefenhauser pitched 0.1 innings and he did not allow a run. He walked a batter so he only got out 50% of the batters he faced.
The Dodgers tied it at 2 in the last inning of regulation and the Cubs won it in the 8th to improve to 37-39.
Logan Watkins was 2-4 with a run scored. Mark Zagunis was 2-3 with a home run, walk, 2 RBI and a run scored. Dan Voglbach was 2-3. Even prior to this day in which Vogelbach went 5-7, he was having the best season of his career in a full-season league. His 2012 rookie league performance (only 115 PA) was arguably better), but even that’s not true any more. I don’t think Vogelbach will be the only player required for the Cubs to acquire someone like Andrew Miller, but he’ll make for a nice centerpiece in any trade talks. His power has come back in a big way.
The Smokies improved to 31-44 in this rain-shortened game. It was 12-1 after 6 innings so I doubt they waited long to call it.
Every player who was in the lineup got a hit except one. Five of the players had multi-hit games.
- Jacob Hannemann: 2-4, 2 runs scored, strikeout
- Chesny Young: 2-3, double, walk, 3 runs
- Ian Happ: 3-3, home run, sac fly, 3 RBI, 2 runs
- Victor Caratini: 2-4, double, 2 RBI, run, strikeout
- Billy McKinney: 2-3, triple, walk, 4 RBI, 2 runs, strikeout
Happ has started four games at AA and he has four multi-hit games. Three of those four games he’s totaled 3 hits. The only game he’s played at AA that he doesn’t have a hit was in his first game when he had a pinch hit walk. Here’s what Happ has done between A+ and AA this year: .322/.426/.522, .429 wOBA, 170 wRC+. Happ is pretty good at baseball.
Brad Markey threw a complete game (6 innings) and allowed 4 hits and a run. He didn’t walk anybody and struckout 2.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans postponed
Carlos Sepulveda was 2-4 and Donnie Dewees was 1-4 with a double and a strikeout. Tyler Alamo was also 2-4 and he struckout once. Eddy Martinez and Josh Silver each singled. Martinez also walked and drove in a run.
Adbert Alzolay dropped to 5-4 after giving up 11 hits and 5 runs (4 earned) in 5 innings of work. He walked none and struckout 5. Greyfer Eregua pitched 3 innings and allowed an unearned run. He didn’t allow any hits or walks and struckout 4. Craig Brooks pitched a clean 9th inning.
Matt Rose was 2-3 with a home run, 3 RBI and a run scored. Chris Pieters was 1-4 with a double and 2 strikeouts. The only other extra-base hit belongs to Michael Foster who was 1-3 with a double, walk, run scored and 2 strikeouts. Andruw Monaterio, Kevonte Michell and Ricardo Marcano each singled.
Jesus Castillo had a game. He pitched 5 innings, allowed only a hit and a walk. He struckout 11. Scott Frazier allowed a hit and a run in 2 innings. He struckout 2. Michael Knighton allowed 3 hits and a run in 2 innings. He struckout 1.
- Luis Ayala: 2-4, walk, RBI, 2 runs, strikeout
- Jose Gonzalez: 3-5, 2 RBI
- Isaac Paredes: 1-4, walk, run
- Gustavo Polanco: 2-4, RBI, strikeout
- Jhonny Pereda: 1-3, double, walk, run, strikeout
Erling Moreno threw 6 innings, allowed 3 hits, 2 walks and no runs. He struckout 6. Jose Leidenz picked up his first save though it wasn’t a good outing. He threw the final 3 innings, allowed 5 hits and 2 runs. He struckout 2.
The Cubs only had a run on 5 hits, but the box scores shows 3 runs on 7 hits so it could go either way. Jose Gutierrez was 2-4 with a double and 2 RBI. Jonathan Sierra was 1-4 with a double, run and a strikeout. Henrry Pedra was 1-3 with a double, RBI and a run.
The Cubs scored 4 runs on 11 hits and had 4 players with multi-hit games. Aramis Ademan was 2-4 with a run scored. Richard Nunez was also 2-4 with a run scored. Abraham Rodriguez was 2-4 with a triple, RBI and run scored. Fernando Kelli was 2-2 with a walk and run scored.
Faustino Carrera threw only 2.2 innings, allowed 2 hits, walked 3 and gave up 1 run while striking out 3. Ivan Medina picked up the win to improve to 4-0. The Cubs2 team is 14-6 and Medina has 4 of their wins. He threw 3.1 innings, allowed 2 hits, walked a batter while striking out 2. Yan De La Cruz pitched the final 3 innings for his first save. He allowed a hit, 2 walks and a run while striking out 2.