On The Farm: Reed Has No-Hit Effort For AZL Cubs

On The Farm: Reed Has No-Hit Effort For AZL Cubs

Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010
Posted: 8:50 a.m.

By Kevin Czerwinski
AZL Cubs Rookie
Austin Reed, a 12th-round pick in this Junes First-Year Player Draft, rebounded from the worst outing of his young career and helped lead the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Angels on Monday.

Reed, who allowed six runs in 2 23 innings in his previous start, didnt factor into the decision on Monday. But he did throw four shutout, no-hit innings, marking the seventh time in 10 appearances that he has not allowed a run. Three of those seven shutout appearances have been starts.

Joe Zeller followed and picked up the win after allowing a run over three innings. Dustin Geiger, a 24th-round pick, had two hits and an RBI.

Iowa AAA
Jeff Samardzija had his best outing in a month Monday night as Iowa shut down Fresno, 5-3. Samardzija allowed four hits over six innings, giving up only an unearned run to improve to 10-2 for the I-Cubs.

Brad Snyder had two hits, including a homer, and two RBIs to pace Iowa though Micah Hoffpauir saw his hitting streak come to an end at 21 games after going 0-for-4.

In other action, Boise dropped a 7-3 decision to visiting Everett. Jeff Vigurs was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
WHITE SOXBirmingham AA
The Barons split a doubleheader at Mobile, winning the opener 2-1 before dropping the nightcap, 2-1.

Charlie Leesman earned the victory in the first game, allowing a run over six innings. The Barons scored twice in the fourth inning to provide him with the margin of victory. Tyler Kuhn was 3-for-4.

The BayBears scored a run in the bottom of the seventh of Game Two off Greg Infante to earn the win. Chris Marrero had three hits and an RBI for Birmingham.

In other action, Great Falls lost at Orem, 7-4. Ryan Lee had two hits and an RBI. Durham upended Charlotte, 8-7, at Knights Stadium, rallying from a 5-1 deficit to do so. Brent Morel had three hits for the Knights, including a pair of homers, pushing his average to a Triple-A season high of .316.

Cubs, Tom Ricketts and Bulls all score wins at Sports Business Journal Awards

Cubs, Tom Ricketts and Bulls all score wins at Sports Business Journal Awards

The hardware keeps pouring in for the Cubs.

After snapping their 108-year championship drought with a World Series win last fall, the Cubs earned another title Wednesday, honored with the Best Team Award at the Sports Business Journal Awards.

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Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts also got to celebrate an individual win Wednesday, named the Sports Executive of the Year.

The Cubs weren't the only Chicago team to go home with some hardware, though. The Bulls were honored as the Best in Social Media.

A cool night for two of Chicago's pro teams.

Kyle Hendricks shines, Cubs bats stay hot in win over Giants

Kyle Hendricks shines, Cubs bats stay hot in win over Giants

The San Francisco Giants again seem to be bringing out the best in the Cubs, or least maybe sharpening their game and shaking off the World Series hangover. 

This isn’t as urgent as last year’s playoff series. It’s too early to tell if it will have the same impact as that four-game sweep in August 2015. And more than 25 percent into the season, the 2017 team has already gone through several stops and starts.

But the Cubs looked a little more like themselves on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, hanging on for a 5-4 win in front of 35,617 and validating the internal belief that this would only be a matter of time.

Kyle Hendricks again looked like a No. 2 starter in a playoff rotation, following up Jon Lester’s complete game with seven strong innings, limiting the Giants to two runs and giving him a 1.96 ERA in his last six outings.

Anthony Rizzo launched two home runs off Giant lefty Matt Moore, slamming balls off the video ribbon in right field and into the center-field bleachers. When Rizzo gets hot – that’s four homers in his last four games – the entire lineup can feel different.

Wade Davis showed he’s not a ninth-inning cyborg when Mac Williamson won a 12-pitch at-bat and lifted a two-run homer into the right-field basket. Until that ball flew over Jason Heyward’s head, Davis hadn’t allowed an earned run through 18 appearances in a Cubs uniform or a homer since September 2015. Davis (10-for-10 in save chances) is still the kind of dominant closer the Giants needed last October. 

The Cubs are now 24-21 and a half-game behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers. Eddie Butler will try to win the series on Thursday afternoon and prove he belongs in the rotation long term, going up against ex-Cub Jeff Samardzija (1-5, 4.57 ERA) and a Giant team (20-28) that’s gaining no traction in the National League West.