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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun May 05, 2019 4:50 am

Box Scores:

Iowa won 8-1 Box Score

CF I. Happ 2/5, R, HR (4), RBI, K
2B A. Russell 2/5, R, HR (3), RBI, K
3B T. Giambrone 0/4, BB, SB (3)
SS D. Machado 1/3, 2 R, HR (5), RBI, 2 BB
C I. Rice 2/4, K
SP M. Swarmer 5 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 4-3 GO-FO, 79-51 pitches-strikes
RP X. Cedeño 0.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, ) K, 1-0 GO-FO, 18-12 pitches-strikes - rehab

Tennessee lost 3-0 Box Score

2B V. Machin 1/3, BB, 2B (6)
LF J. Young 0/3, 2 K, HBP
1B PJ Higgins 2/4
C J. Pereda 0/3, BB, K
SS L. Vázquez 0/3, 2 K
SP O. de la Cruz 5 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 2-5 GO-FO, 89-49 pitches-strikes, balk
RP W. Short 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K, 1-0 GO-FO

Myrtle Beach won 8-2 Box Score

RF J. Herron 3/4, R, 2B (8), 2 RBI, K, CS (2)
2B C. Sepulveda 1/4, R, RBI, K
1B L. Reynolds 2/4, K
SS A. Ademan 0/3, R, BB
3B Y. Peguero 0/4, K
SP L. Lugo 5 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 4-6 GO-FO, 78-52 pitches-strikes
RP B. Hecht 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K
RP M. Rodríguez 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 K

South Bend won 3-2 Box Score

LF DJ Artis 1/2, 2 R, HR (1), 2 RBI, 2 BB
CF C. Roederer 1/3, BB, 2 K, CS (2)
DH A. Weber 0/4, RBI, K
RF N. Velázquez 1/4, CS (3)
1B T. Durna 0/4
3B C. Morel 1/4, 2B (2)
SP B. Márquez 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, 7-1 GO-FO, 68-45 pitches, 2 E (2, throw, fielding)
RP J. Patterson 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R< 0 BB, 3 K, 5-0 GO-FO
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-19

Postby Bertz » Sun May 05, 2019 8:38 pm

Happ just donged. I hope he's close to ready. He seems to have addressed his swing and miss issues, but it's been paired with an uncharacteristic number of balls on the ground. So hopefully this is a sign he's putting the contact and the power together and can come back up here and be useful again.

Then it's time to see if a month or two in Iowa can do anything for Almora.
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Postby CubsWin » Sun May 05, 2019 9:44 pm

Matt Swarmer appears to have turned things around after a rough start to the season.

In his first 3 starts: 15 IP, 17 H, 11 R, 10 ER, 8 BB, 12 K, 6.00 ERA

In his last 3 starts: 17 IP, 12 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 21 K, 2.65 ERA
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Postby CubsWin » Sun May 05, 2019 9:52 pm

Bertz wrote:Happ just donged. I hope he's close to ready. He seems to have addressed his swing and miss issues, but it's been paired with an uncharacteristic number of balls on the ground. So hopefully this is a sign he's putting the contact and the power together and can come back up here and be useful again.

Then it's time to see if a month or two in Iowa can do anything for Almora.

I don't think Happ is close to ready, unfortunately. He's showing improvement of late, but it's not like he's been raking for an extended period of time. That's what I would like to see before he's called up. If he can keep up what he's shown in the last 9 games (including this one) thru the rest of May, then he will have convinced me. I have no idea, of course, what keys the Cubs are looking for. I'm just going off of overall production.

I'm in agreement that I'd like Almora to spend some time in Iowa next, though, assuming he doesn't get hot.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-19

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon May 06, 2019 4:40 am

CubsWin wrote:
Bertz wrote:Happ just donged. I hope he's close to ready. He seems to have addressed his swing and miss issues, but it's been paired with an uncharacteristic number of balls on the ground. So hopefully this is a sign he's putting the contact and the power together and can come back up here and be useful again.

Then it's time to see if a month or two in Iowa can do anything for Almora.

I don't think Happ is close to ready, unfortunately. He's showing improvement of late, but it's not like he's been raking for an extended period of time. That's what I would like to see before he's called up. If he can keep up what he's shown in the last 9 games (including this one) thru the rest of May, then he will have convinced me. I have no idea, of course, what keys the Cubs are looking for. I'm just going off of overall production.

I'm in agreement that I'd like Almora to spend some time in Iowa next, though, assuming he doesn't get hot.


It's only his last 10 games/41 PA but Happ has been OPSing .924 over that time (.303/.439/.485) with a 7.5% K% and a 17.5% BB%. I'd rather have him up over Almora or Zagunis.
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Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Mon May 06, 2019 5:23 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
CubsWin wrote:
Bertz wrote:Happ just donged. I hope he's close to ready. He seems to have addressed his swing and miss issues, but it's been paired with an uncharacteristic number of balls on the ground. So hopefully this is a sign he's putting the contact and the power together and can come back up here and be useful again.

Then it's time to see if a month or two in Iowa can do anything for Almora.

I don't think Happ is close to ready, unfortunately. He's showing improvement of late, but it's not like he's been raking for an extended period of time. That's what I would like to see before he's called up. If he can keep up what he's shown in the last 9 games (including this one) thru the rest of May, then he will have convinced me. I have no idea, of course, what keys the Cubs are looking for. I'm just going off of overall production.

I'm in agreement that I'd like Almora to spend some time in Iowa next, though, assuming he doesn't get hot.


It's only his last 10 games/41 PA but Happ has been OPSing .924 over that time (.303/.439/.485) with a 7.5% K% and a 17.5% BB%. I'd rather have him up over Almora or Zagunis.
Zagunis still looks like the game is too big for him. I always thought he'd at least find ways to get on base but he looks like he's gonna horsefeathers himself at the plate.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-19

Postby CubsWin » Mon May 06, 2019 5:58 am

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
CubsWin wrote:
Bertz wrote:Happ just donged. I hope he's close to ready. He seems to have addressed his swing and miss issues, but it's been paired with an uncharacteristic number of balls on the ground. So hopefully this is a sign he's putting the contact and the power together and can come back up here and be useful again.

Then it's time to see if a month or two in Iowa can do anything for Almora.

I don't think Happ is close to ready, unfortunately. He's showing improvement of late, but it's not like he's been raking for an extended period of time. That's what I would like to see before he's called up. If he can keep up what he's shown in the last 9 games (including this one) thru the rest of May, then he will have convinced me. I have no idea, of course, what keys the Cubs are looking for. I'm just going off of overall production.

I'm in agreement that I'd like Almora to spend some time in Iowa next, though, assuming he doesn't get hot.


It's only his last 10 games/41 PA but Happ has been OPSing .924 over that time (.303/.439/.485) with a 7.5% K% and a 17.5% BB%. I'd rather have him up over Almora or Zagunis.

I want him cementing the changes he's made and gaining the confidence that comes with it. That, in my opinion, takes more than a 10 game stretch. Plus, if he were to come up and replace Zagunis now, I'm not sure he gets enough playing time to keep this roll going. Almora I can see.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-19

Postby Bear Cub » Mon May 06, 2019 10:30 am

Russell will be the first one recalled I believe.
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