Sorry this is a little late, but here’s the list of Cubs minor leaguers who were released at the end of Spring Training.
Tyler Alamo, Catcher
Luis Ayala, OF
Ryan Court, INF
Michael Cruz, C
Austin Filiere, INF
Evan Marzilli, OF
Carlos Ramirez, RHP
Robert Robbins, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Chris Singleton, OF
Jake Steffens, RHP
Austin Upshaw, INF
Chesny Young, INF
Mike Zagurski, LHP
Rob Zastryzny, LHP
Zastryzny has his World Series ring, which he mentioned in his goodbye to the Cubs and their fans. He’s already signed with the Dodgers. If you’ve never heard of Marzilli, Ramirez, Robbins and Zagurski, they were players signed in the offseason but never got into a regular season game with the Cubs.
The Iowa Cubs silenced the Nashville Sounds (Rangers), 6-5. The win moves the I-Cubs record on the year to 4-1 for the first time since 2006.
Trevor Clifton was added to the I-Cubs roster before the game and made his first start of the year. He gave up just one unearned run on three hits over three innings. Clifton struck out three and walked one.
The win went to Carl Edwards Jr., who entered the game with the bases-loaded and two outs in the fifth inning and got a strikeout. He then pitched the sixth inning without allowing a run. His final line was 1.1 innings, allowing two hits. Edwards struck out three and did not walk anyone.
Very encouraging outing for Carl Edwards Jr. with the @IowaCubs tonight: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K, 0 BB. 28 pitches, 19 strikes. One hit was an infield single, other hit was a slapped single through a shift. Inherited a bases-loaded jam and got out of it.— Alex Cohen (@voiceofcohen) April 9, 2019
The save went to Brian Duensing, who entered the game with one out in the ninth and the tying run on second base. Duensing got the next two hitters to fly out and ground out to end the game.
The I-Cubs took the lead for good in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Ian Happ. Happ was 1 for 5 and scored once.
Second baseman Trent Giambrone was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run.
Shortstop Zack Short went 2 for 4 with a double. He had an RBI groundout and he scored once.
The Smokies game with the Mississippi Braves was rained out. It will not be made up.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were decoyed by the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 12-4.
Erling Moreno started and took the loss. He allowed 11 runs on ten hits over just 3.1 innings. He walked four, hit two batters and struck out one. All you can say about that one is “Better luck next time.”
The Pelicans took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first, and after that it was all Wood Ducks. First baseman Luke Reynolds had a two-run double and then right fielder Kevonte Mitchell followed that up with a two-run home run. Reynolds was 1 for 3 with a walk. Mitchell was 2 for 4.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs lost to the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 3-2.
Starter Faustino Carrera had some control issues as he allowed two runs on four hits and five walks over 3.2 innings. He did strike out six.
Ethan Roberts took the loss when he allowed a walk-off RBI single with the bases-loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth. Roberts’ final line was one run on two hits over 1.1 innings. Roberts struck out one and walked one batter intentionally.
Center fielder Cole Roederer was 2 for 5 with a game-tying two-run double in the top of the ninth.
Third baseman Fidel Mejia was 2 for 4.