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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
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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.

Kyle Schwarber tops off big 2019 by marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman

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Kyle Schwarber tops off big 2019 by marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman

2019 has been a momentous year for Kyle Schwarber.

On the diamond, Schwarber had a career season, posting career highs in home runs (38) and RBIs (92). Something clicked for him offensively post-All-Star break, as he slashed .280/.366/.631 while hitting 20 homers.

Schwarber topped that off in a big way Saturday, marrying longtime girlfriend Paige Hartman. Take a look at some visuals from the event:

Here's to a lifetime of happiness for the couple!

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Rick Hahn 'intrigued' by offseason talks White Sox are involved in

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Rick Hahn 'intrigued' by offseason talks White Sox are involved in

The baseball offseason is moving at a quicker pace than recent years and White Sox general manager Rick Hahn is among those happy to see that.

Hahn and the White Sox contributed to that quick start to the offseason by signing Yasmani Grandal on Nov. 21. He said he prefers that in an interview with Bruce Levine and Matt Spiegel on 670 The Score on Saturday.

Hahn also gave an update on the team’s offseason.

“We still have work to do, but at the same time we’re obviously quite pleased to have added Yasmani Grandal, much to no one’s surprise bringing back Jose Abreu and we’re intrigued by some of the talks we have going on right now,” Hahn said. “Obviously you can’t convert on everything a point that was publicly driven home this past week, but at the same time we know that regardless of whether we convert on one specific target or not, there are still a lot of reasons to be excited based on the guys we currently have, much less what we may add in the coming weeks.”

The comment about being unable to convert on everything is surely a reference to Zack Wheeler signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hahn didn’t give any hints as to what the White Sox are working on, but he did say he prefers the speed of this offseason.

“We’d certainly prefer to do things sooner rather than later,” Hahn said. “That’s generally true regardless of the time of year.”

If Hahn wants to get things done quickly, it would make sense that the winter meetings could be a time of White Sox activity. Hahn wasn’t biting on that.

“There’s nothing magical about getting a deal done Tuesday at the winter meetings,” Hahn said. “It creates a little more buzz perhaps and fulfills some expectations within the fanbase and the media.

“A guy is not going to have any less impact on your team if you acquire him Dec. 20 vs. Dec. 12.”

Hahn also gave updates on various current players on the team:

  • Yasmani Grandal has been studying up on White Sox pitchers and how he can help the young pitchers develop.

 

“This guy’s No. 1 goal and No. 1 priority is to make the pitchers better," Hahn said. "He’s texting me two, three times a week still with stuff he had seen on our guys and conversations he’s had with our guys about how he thinks we’re going to be able to get them better in the coming months.”

  • Hahn was asked if the White Sox would add another middle infielder to provide cover until Nick Madrigal comes up. He didn't rule it out, but cited Leury Garcia and Danny Mendick as capable of helping out. Hahn has previously said he expects Madrigal to be up for most of the 2020 season.
  • Nothing new here, but Hahn said Michael Kopech will enter spring training "without restriction" and will have "some innings management" throughout the season. Kopech missed 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in the 2018 season.
  • Carlos Rodon's timeline to return from Tommy John surgery hasn't changed. Hahn said they will re-evaluate him in April to see where he is after spring training. He is still tentatively expected to return in late July or early August.

 

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