The Cubs made a roster move today, calling up lefty Brooks Raley to start the noon game against the Rockies. They sent lefty Chris Rusin to Class AAA Iowa. It looks like Rusin will be back in September. Speaking of September call-ups, there doesn’t figure to be a whole lot for the Cubs, who’ve made most of theirs already.
“The way the roster is and everything, I don’t know how many we will,” said manager Dale Sveum. “I don’t think it’s going to be an overwhelming amount, but just enough to help us out in September to where we can do some things roster wise during the game and pinch hit, obviously, 3-4 pitchers to help out and all that stuff. We’re not going to bring 15 guys up or anything like that. Most of them are here anyway. There are some guys coming back from injuries that we still want to take looks at.”
If I had to guess, I’d have to say Tony Campana, Jeff Beliveau, Adrian Cardenas and Rusin definitely will be back.
“I’m sure Campana will be one of them," Sveum said. "He just need to go down and play, and that’s what he’s done. He’s a guy that can help us win a ballgame in September with his speed, too.”
From the game notes: Catcher Steve Clevenger has drawn a walk in six straight games. He looks to become the first Cub to draw a walk in seven straight since Geovany Soto in April-May 2010 … David DeJesus, who’s back in the lineup, has drawn 48 walks, his most since he had 51 for the Royals in 2009. His career best is 64, with the Royals in 2007 … Carlos Marmol has converted his last 15 save chances, dating to May 2.
Class AAA Iowa got 2 in the seventh, and the aforementioned Cardenas hit a solo homer in the eighth to give the I-Cubs a 5-3 win over Oklahoma City. Yoanner Negrin got a no-decision, working 6 innings and giving up 8 hits and 3 runs. Tony Campana was 2-for-4 with a triple.
Class AA Tennessee used a 7-run third inning to beat Mobile 11-5. Dallas Beeler got the win, pitching 5 innings and giving up 5 hits and 5 runs. He’s 5-7 with a 4.33 ERA. Junior Lake hit his ninth homer. Matt Szczur hit his sixth, and Rubi Silva hit his first. Jae-Hoon Ha was 2-for-5, with both hits being doubles.
Class A Daytona split a doubleheader with Tampa, winning 4-3 and losing 11-5 in the completion of Sunday’s suspended game. In the victory, Kyle Hendricks got the win with 5 innings of 3-hit, 2-run ball. He’s 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA. Elieser Bonne hit his third homer and Christian Villanueva hit his third. In the completed game, Matt Loosen got the loss as he wound up working 3.1 innings and giving up 5 hits and 8 runs. He’s 10-5 with a 4.18 ERA.
Peoria (A) fell 8-2 to Beloit. Yao-Lin Wang took the loss, working 4.1 innings and giving up 10 hits and 6 runs, 4 earned. He’s 4-4 with a 3.28 ERA. Dustin Geiger hit his 17th homer. Chad Krist was 2-for-4 with a double.
Boise (A) lost 7-6 to Vancouver. Tayler Scott got no decision as he pitched 5 innings of 7-hit, 5-run ball. Stephen Bruno’s extended a hit streak to 15 games. He is batting .342.