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The V Cubs Future Is Now

Posted by timahuwe on June 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Among the items to watch in the VCubs season is who is playing, and where they are hitting in the order. While the Cubs lost today 6-4 to the Rays, the future is taking shape. The five youngest hitters on the team have the most time to develop, one would presume. And since many of them are hitting "up" in the order, they are getting chances, oretty much every day now. And they are (largely) representing.

Luis Hidalgo continues to crush VSL pitching. Rotating between corner positions, he is hitting .353, with an OPS of .911. A 1996 birthday boy, he looks to make a jump to the Dominican Cubs when the season ends, and figures to be in Mesa in November for instuctional League ball.

Another 1996 baby, Wladimir Galindo continues to play about the infield. His OPOS is .911 as well. He might make the jump to Mesa as well in November. I'd be surprised if he didn't.

Jhonny Pereda splits time behind the plate with Hidalgo, and was similarly born in 1996. While his OPS is only .680, he has more walks than strikeouts on the season. I could see him going either way regarding Instructs.

The youngest VCub is Andruw Monasterio, born in 1997. He has taken over the SS post, and while his bat isn't advanced, he has a year on the others. Along with 1996 baby CF Jose Gonzalez, the five all hit in the top six in the order in today's game. Four of the five had hits.

Eleven Run First Foils VCubs

Posted by timahuwe on June 22, 2014 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Harrinson Bermudez retired only one hitter, and allowed eight earned runs. Reliever Ivan Medina allowed three more before the Venezuelan Cubs stepped to the plate. Nonetheless, the offense was solid today, in a 13-8 loss to the Phillies.

Eight of the ten players (which included Andruw Monastario, in his pro debut) scored a run apiece. DH Miguel Rico had three hits and drove in two. RF Humberto Garcia and 1B Jhonny Pereda had two hits apiece.

An Early Dozen

Posted by timahuwe on June 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

After a week of being swept away by the draft and a nice outing from Jen-Ho Tseng, I'm finally back to covering the DSL and VSL.

The DominiCubs struck early and often against the Pirates, winning 12-6. Pretty much all the hitters contributed. CF Roberto Caro and RF Robert Garcia scored thrice. 1B Jose Paniagua parlayed four hits and a homer into 4 RBIs. Garcia added three hits, as well. On the pitching side, starter Oscar De La Cruz had a typical DSL Cubs start.  Five innings and hits. Two walks, and a pair of strikeouts. No runs.

The Venezuela Cubs lost in extra innings to the Tigers 8-6. The big pitching news was Eugenio Palma getting in and pitching well. Palma is one of the very young pitchers, and it's nice to see him get a chance, and take advantage. He fanned two and getting seven outs in relief. Alfredo Colorado is also on the same list, and he pitched three scoreless frames. Colorado allowed two hits and a walk, while Palma's time was free of either.

Offensively, 2B Hennry Padra led the way with three hits (including a double and a triple) and two RBIs. RF Humberto Garcia doubled and scored twice. 3B Miguel Rico and SS Danny Gutierrez chipped in with two hits.

VCubs Walk-Off Winners

Posted by timahuwe on June 11, 2014 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yapson Gomez pitched 6.1 of 2-hit ball, allowing only an unearned run. However, it took a two-run walk-off homer from PH Luis Hidalgo for the Venezuela Cubs to win on Wednesday. Jhonny Pereda had two hits (with a double) and two walks. RF Luis Ayala also had a hit and a walk. Jose Leidenz got the win in relief.

Caro's HR All that's Needed

Posted by timahuwe on June 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

DominiCubs lead-off man Roberto Caro homered in the first inning. That's all the Cubs pitching would need.

Or get.

Caro and C Yohan Matos had a hit and a walk apiece. Starting pitcher Andin Diaz went the standard six innings, giving up the standard no runs. He surrendered three hits and a walk, fanning five.  Santiago Rodriguez earned the three-out save, fanning two and walking one.  The team ERA is at 1.39.

Wednesday Results In A Split

Posted by timahuwe on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Due to getting ready for the MLB Draft, I didn't post Wednesday's results on Thursday. Here they are, albeit it bit late.

CF Roberto Caro reached base three times with a triple, single and a walk. He also scored twice, and drove one in, as the DominiCubs defeated the Rangers 5-1. Carlos Jimenez drove in a pair of runs. Jose Morel pitched walk-less two-hit ball over six innings to earn the win.

1B Miguel Rico  had two of the Venezuelan Cubs five hits in a 5-3 loss to the Tigers. Five Cubs errors didn't help the pitching of Carlos Rodriguez early, and the offense never made up for an early defecit.

Pitching Wins It For Dominican Cubs

Posted by timahuwe on June 6, 2014 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Santiago Rodriguez pitched one-hit ball over six innings, and Aneuris Rosario closed the game out with his first save, as the Dominican Cubs win 3-2 over the Phillies.  Miguel Ruiz had two hits, a walk, and scored a run for the Cubs. The DSL Cubs are 4-1 on the season.

Flip The Script

Posted by timahuwe on June 3, 2014 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

While the DSL Cubs lost for the first time on Tuesday, the VSL Cubs won.

The victors used a seven-run seventh, and three hits from Wladimir Galindo to pound the Mariners 14-7. Galindo also drove in three runs, and two of his hits were doubles. Luis Ayala scored thrice, and Humberto Garcia had a big game (2 hits, runs, and RBI).

The DominiCubs led early, but fell 8-3 in large part due to a five-run fifth by the Rangers. Luis Acosta and Franklin Tineo had two hits each for the Cubs.

Tuesday Is Stats Day

Posted by timahuwe on June 3, 2014 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Dominican Cubs born in 1996 or 1997

 P  Name                        g      ip    h    w     k     r     er    hr    ERA     WHIP                                       

P  Erling Moreno             0

 P   Name                       g   ab    r    h    bi     d     t       h    w        k         AVG    OBP    SLG     OPS

C  Yohan Matos              2    5     2   0    2      0      0     0    4      1       .000   .444     .000    .444

SS Frandy Delarosa      2    9     2   3   2      1      0     0     1      0       .333   .400    .444    .844           

SS  Miguel Ruiz             1     4     1   3  0       1     0     0      1     0        .750    .800  1.000   1.800

OF  Luis Ubierra             1   5     0   1    1     1     0    0       0     2        .200   .200   .400     .600

Venezuelan Cubs

Alfredo Colorado     0

Gabriel Lima             0

Ivan Medina               0

Erling Moreno          1      3    4    0    3    0    0    0.00      1.33     

Eugenio Palma       0

Luis Hidalgo            15   47   7    17   8   3   0   2   3   6   .347  .377   .531   .908

Jhonny Pereda         15  52   3    11   5  1    0   0   1   8    .212   .268   .231  .499

Wladimir Galindo    16  59   6    16    8   6   1   2   6   19   .271 .358   .508  .867

Andruw Montesario 0

Jose Gonzalez      14    60   8   14  4    1   1   0   2   11   .233  .292  .283   .576

DSL Cubs Double Down On Marlins

Posted by timahuwe on June 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Keyed by three runs from Roberto Caro, five strong innings from Oscar De La Cruz, and three RBI from 1B Jose Paniagua, the DominiCubs cruised to a 9-4 win. 2B Miguel Ruiz had three hits, SS Frandy Delarosa had two hits, scored twice, and drove in one. Only one spot in the order didn't at leat score or drive one in.

The pen was generally solid, though the Marlins tallied twice in the ninth to make it appear closer than it was.