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Cubbies Crib Jun 18, 2019

What could this Chicago Cubs prospect bring to the big league bullpen?

A lot has been made of Chicago Cubs prospect Adbert Alzolay of late, but a different Iowa Cubs hurler just took home PCL Pitcher of the Week honors. It’s no secret – the Chicago Cubs need to shore up their bullpen as the first half enters its final weeks. Theo Epstein improved the group in […] What could this Chicago Cubs prospect bring to the big league bullpen? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 17, 2019
The Cubs rotation will be getting a refresh, and we might see Adbert Alzolay in it

The Cubs rotation will be getting a refresh, and we might see Adbert Alzolay in it

Kyle Hendricks’ injury is forcing the Cubs to make changes. Kyle Hendricks went on the 10-day injured list after Friday’s game with shoulder issues. Word is that no one thinks this is too serious, and Kyle should be back not long after the 10-day period expires. (Sure, I know we’ve heard this before. In this case it seems like it’s probably the truth.) According to this Tribune article, top pitching prospect Adbert Alzolay will be the likely replacement for Hendricks: The Cubs haven’t finalized their rotation for the Mets series, but all signs indicate Kyle Hendricks’...
Cubbies Crib Jun 16, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay next up as Kyle Hendricks hits the 10-day IL

Kyle Hendricks, who struggled in his most recent start, is heading to the IL. Thankfully, Adbert Alzolay is primed and ready to make his Chicago Cubs debut. Kyle Hendricks, for all intents and purposes, is the co-ace of this Chicago Cubs staff. While Jon Lester is a warrior and bulldog, Hendricks has been just as […] Chicago Cubs: Adbert Alzolay next up as Kyle Hendricks hits the 10-day IL - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 15, 2019
Minor League Wrap: Alzolay turns in another strong start as I-Cubs win

Minor League Wrap: Alzolay turns in another strong start as I-Cubs win

Adbert Alzolay and Trent Giambrone spark a series win in Fresno. The Emeralds win their season opener. Before tonight’s game, I got a chance to talk with Iowa Cubs broadcaster Alex Cohen. I can report he’s a very nice guy and even better, he’s a very good broadcaster. We had a nice chat about Iowa, Fresno and the I-Cubs. We’re both huge fans of tonight’s I-Cubs starter Adbert Alzolay. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs mauled the Fresno Grizzlies (Nationals), 7-2. Starter Adbert Alzolay turned in another strong outing for Iowa as he picked up his second win. His line of two runs on eight...
Cubbies Crib Jun 12, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Time to add Adbert Alzolay to the mix

The Chicago Cubs may have made the biggest in-season splash thus far by signing free agent Craig Kimbrel to a multi-year deal, but the bullpen is still in a tenuous position. Tuesday night in Colorado marked yet another disappointing performance from the Chicago Cubs’ bullpen arms, as Brad Brach managed to get just two outs […] Chicago Cubs: Time to add Adbert Alzolay to the mix - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 3, 2019
Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 3

Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 3

Just two games today and both the Smokies and Pelicans lost. A short schedule tonight as baseball tries to put the focus on the MLB Draft. But the Emeralds are coming soon. The PCL named I-Cubs pitcher Adbert Alzolay as their Pitcher of the Week. Iowa Cubs Off. Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies were greased by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 3-2. Tyson Miller had one bad inning, giving up three runs in the second, and got the loss. Otherwise, he was very good. Miller pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He struck out 11 and walked just one. Left fielder Ian Rice...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 2, 2019
Minor League Wrap: Alzolay dominates Round Rock, but Iowa falls in 10 innings, 2-1.

Minor League Wrap: Alzolay dominates Round Rock, but Iowa falls in 10 innings, 2-1.

It’s June already? The draft is just two days away. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were outrun by the Round Rock Express (Astros), 2-1 in ten innings. Adbert Alzolay was absolutely dominating tonight. Alzolay allowed just one hit and one walk, both in the first inning. He retired 16 straight hitters after the walk in the first inning. He struck out eight and walked just one over six scoreless innings. Round Rock’s AJ Reed greeted the first pitch Randy Rosario threw in the eighth inning with a game-tying home run. Matt Carasiti took the loss in the tenth when he gave up a run after Iowa failed...
Cubbies Crib Jun 1, 2019

Will the Chicago Cubs utilize Adbert Alzolay in the bullpen this year?

Could the Chicago Cubs tap one of their top pitching prospects to step into the big league bullpen to shore up a taxed, less-than-intimidating pitching staff? You might want to drop Friday night’s series-opening loss to the St. Louis Cardinals at the feet of the Chicago Cubs bullpen. But you’d be wrong to do so. […] Will the Chicago Cubs utilize Adbert Alzolay in the bullpen this year? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 27, 2019
Minor League Wrap: Morel scores only run in South Bend’s 1-0 win

Minor League Wrap: Morel scores only run in South Bend’s 1-0 win

A day after an offensive explosion, pitching dominates today. Remember how yesterday the Cubs farm system banged out 41 runs and gave up 38? Today the Smokies had the day off, but the three remaining teams scored only three runs total. But they allowed just two and went 2-1 on the day. Baseball. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs served up the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 2-1 in ten innings. Adbert Alzolay was terrific over the first six innings, giving up just one run on two hits. He struck out nine and walked just one, but it was intentional. Alzolay retired the first 12 batters of the game...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 26, 2019
Cubs prospect update: Adbert Alzolay and Oscar De La Cruz

Cubs prospect update: Adbert Alzolay and Oscar De La Cruz

When will these two Cubs prospects be ready for the big leagues? Prioritizing pitchers can be a bit more difficult than hitters. With hitters, regular at-bats provide nearly constant measuring sticks. The pitcher that misses time in his development seasons gets to be a bit of a more delicate prediction. They only get assessed once through the rotation, at the most, anyway. Here is a look at 40-man roster pitchers Adbert Alzolay and Oscar De La Cruz, who have both missed some development time. Neither received a significant signing bonus. De La Cruz received $85,000, and Alzolay $10,000. ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 22, 2019
Minor League Wrap: Ian Happ, Adbert Alzolay power I-Cubs to doubleheader sweep

Minor League Wrap: Ian Happ, Adbert Alzolay power I-Cubs to doubleheader sweep

Iowa sweeps a doubleheader. The Smokies overpower the Blue Wahoos. The Cubs released three players over the past two weeks. Left-handed pitcher Alberto Baldonado and right-handers Dalton Geekie and Ryan Williams were all released. Williams was the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2015 but he’s been battling shoulder injuries since then. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs swept a doubleheader with the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-3 and 6-3. Adbert Alzolay had his best start of the season in game one and it resulted in his first win. Alzolay allowed just one run on three hits over...

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