On The Farm: Snyder ties career mark for Iowa

On The Farm: Snyder ties career mark for Iowa

Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010
10:15 PM
By Kevin Czerwinski
CSNChicago.com
CUBS
Iowa (AAA)
Hung-Wen Chen had his longest and best outing as an I-Cub Wednesday night at Principal Park as Iowa downed Tacoma, 9-3.

Chen (2-1) pitched Triple-A best six innings, allowing two runs and scattering six hits. He had gone at least six innings in 12 of his 16 starts at Tennessee earlier this year but has started in only two of his seven appearances for the I-Cubs.

Brad Snyder had a pair of hits and three RBIs, giving him 82 for the season while tying his career high set in 2005 while playing for Kinston and Akron as a member of the Indians. Micah Hoffpauir was 1-for-3 with an RBI, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. Hes batting .408 (20-for-49) during the streak. Bobby Scales added a double and two RBIs.

Tennessee (AA)
Craig Muschko earned his third consecutive victory Wednesday night as Tennessee upended Montgomery, 3-1.

Muschko (6-3) allowed only one run while tying a season high by going seven innings. Hes 4-0 with a save in his last 10 appearances, seven of which have been starts. He has a 2.41 ERA over the 10 games, a span of 52 13 innings. Russ Canzler had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and an RBI.

In other action, the Cubs traveled to Jupiter and were buried, 18-4, at Roger Dean Stadium. The Hammerheads have the second-worst winning percentage in minor league baseball yet racked up 19 hits. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs in five innings to take the loss. DJ LeMahieu had three hits, extending his hitting streak to seven games, during which he is batting .500 (13-for-26).

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Winston-Salem (A)
Seth Loman set a Carolina League record Wednesday night but it wasnt enough to lift Winston-Salem, which dropped a 9-5 decision to Wilmington at BB&T Ballpark.

Loman, who extended his hitting streak to six games, was hit by a Will Smith pitch in the third inning. It was the 25th time he has been hit by a pitch this year, breaking the Carolina League mark he shared with Rusty Crockett. The record had stood for 21 years after Crockett was hit 24 times while playing for the Winston-Salem Spirit.

Josh Phegley added a pair of hits while Ozzie Lewis had two hits and two RBIs. Charlis Burdies allowed an unearned run in two innings and was charged with the loss.

Kannapolis (A)
The Intimidators extended their winning streak to three games by virtue of a 4-2 victory over Greensboro at Fieldcrest Canon Stadium.

Andre Rienzo improved to 4-0 in his last six starts after allowing two runs in 6 23 innings. He has a 1.88 ERA in those six starts, a 38 23-inning stretch. Ryan Kussmaul closed things out for his first save. Ian Gac had a double and two RBIs.

Kevin Czerwinski can be reached at ktczerwinski@gmail.com.

58 Days to Kickoff: St. Viator

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58 Days to Kickoff: St. Viator

CSNChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: St. Viator

Head coach: Dave Archibald

Assistant coaches: Chase Murdock (DC/LB), Kyle Jenkins (DL), Gregg Kirkwood (DB), Frank Laterza (Asst. DB/ST), Bob Lamick (OL), Casey Lynde (WR), Al Panzeca (RB), Dan Hall (K), Mike Tubridy (Football Operations)

How they fared in 2016: 6-5 (4-3 East Suburban Catholic Conference), made the Class 6A state playoff field, defeated Rockford Boylan then lost to Lake Forest.

[MORE: 59 Days to Kickoff - McHenry]

2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – @ Rolling Meadows

Sept. 1 – Lake Forest

Sept. 8 – @ Marian Catholic

Sept. 15 - Benet Academy

Sept. 22 - Carmel

Sept. 29 – @ Marian Central Catholic

Oct. 6 - St. Patrick

Oct. 13 - @ Nazareth Academy

Oct. 20- @ Notre Dame

Biggest storyline: Can the Lions make a deeper run this fall?

Names to watch this season: senior QB/K Bryce Hellgeth, senior DL/OLB Michael Wittich 

Biggest holes to fill: The Lions will need to find a go-to receiver with the graduation of standout tight end Cole Kmet (Notre Dame). St. Viator will also be inexperienced on the defensive line.

EDGY's early take: The Lions had a nice season in 2016 and return 12 starters back (seven offense, five defense). If St. Viator can fill in a handful of key spots, they have a great shot of getting back into the playoffs.

Anthony Rizzo fires back at Miguel Montero: 'That labels you as a selfish player'

Anthony Rizzo fires back at Miguel Montero: 'That labels you as a selfish player'

Anthony Rizzo pulled no punches in firing back at Miguel Montero after Tuesday night's rant.

Montero didn't even wait to get changed after the Washington Nationals stole seven bases, immediately throwing pitcher Jake Arrieta under the bus for not holding players on.

Rizzo — the face of the franchise and one of the leaders in the clubhouse — hopped on David Kaplan's radio show on ESPN 1000 Wednesday morning and aboslutely ripped Montero:

Here are Rizzo's complete comments:

"He's obviously frustrated. Whenever anyone steals seven bases, Miggy gets frustrated. It's his second time barking in the media and not just going to his teammates. It's something as a veteran like he is, you'd think he'd make smarter decisions about it."

Rizzo said he was not aware of the Montero rant in the clubhouse Tuesday night and only heard about it afterwards.

"I had no idea aobut it until I got back to the hotel and saw all this stuff. I got a couple text messages from a couple of my friends just kinda asking, 'What the hell is this guy doing?' Listen, we win as a team, we lose as a team. If you start pointing fingers, I think that just labels you as a selfish player. I disagree. We have another catcher that throws out everyone who steals and he has Jon Lester who doesn't pick over. It's no secret. I think going to the media with things like that, I don't think it's very professional."

So how does Rizzo handle it from here?

"Something like this, it's out in the public now. Things that get handled with coffee or in the clubhouse are things that people never know about. Sometimes, they get out. But this was obviously all over 'Sportscenter' last night and whatnot and we're talking about it today. We win as 25, we lose as 25. To call your teammates out via the press, I mean, what's the point?"

Rizzo is dead on in referencing Willson Contreras, who is throwing out 34 percent of runners attempting to steal against him, even serving as Lester's personal catcher. Contreras may have one of the best arms in the game, but he is catching the exact same pitching staff Montero is and has found a way to nab 16 would-be basestealers out of 47 attempts.

Meanwhile, Cubs numbers list Montero as 0-for-31 in throwing out basestealers.

The league average caught-stealing rate is 28 percent.