Buddy Bailey has been managing in the Cubs’ organization since 2006, mostly for High A and Double A. He’s been managing in the minors somewhere, though, since 1983. Prior to the Cubs, he was with the Red Sox organization. I suppose you could say he was moving from Boston to Chicago before Theo made it cool.
Currently with the Pelicans, Bailey is now one win away from his 2,000th career managerial win. That milestone could come tonight in Myrtle Beach. If not, given that the Pelicans are home through the weekend, it is all but certain to show up during this homestand.
The Pelicans have been counting down to this event on Twitter. This might be a good time to give them a follow, if you haven’t already.
THE COUNTDOWN IS AT 1️⃣!
Career victory number 1️⃣9️⃣9️⃣9️⃣ for Buddy Bailey! pic.twitter.com/Jip7nZtLLS
— MyrtleBeachPelicans (@Pelicanbaseball) August 23, 2017
Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa was rained out.
- Duane Underwood: 6 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 K
- Craig Brooks: 1 IP, 1 K
- Jeffrey Baez: 2 for 5, HR
- Yasiel Balaguert: 1 for 4, 2B
- Ian Rice: 1 for 4, HR
- Osvaldo Martinez: 2 for 3, 2B
- Casey Bloomquist: 5 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 5 K
- Dakota Mekkes: 2 IP, 1 R, 3 BB, 1 K
- Pedro Araujo: 2 IP, 2 K
- Jesse Hodges: 3 for 5, SB
- Tyler Alamo: 3 for 5, 2B
- Adonis Paula: 2 for 3
- Robert Garcia: 2 for 4
- Tyson Miller: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 K
- Tyler Peyton: 3 IP, 1 BB, 1 K
- Luis Ayala: 2 for 5
- Darryl Wilson: 1 for 4, 3B
- Austin Upshaw: 2 for 4
- Tyler Payne: 2 for 4
- Jose Albertos: 5 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 8 K
- Keegan Thompson: 3 IP, 1 H, 3 K
- Luis Aquino: 1 IP, 2 K
- Rafael Narea: 2 for 4
- Will Remillard: 3 for 4
- Jose Gonzalez: 1 for 3, 3B
Rookie: AZL Cubs
Arizona had the day off.
- Myrtle Beach did not play well at the start of the second half, and as a result fell into the basement by a wide margin. Now they are suddenly playing extremely well, five wins in a row and nine in their last ten games, and they are still six games under .500 for the half. That doesn’t matter, though, because by virtue of winning the first half they are already in the playoffs. What matters is that the Pelicans look like they peaking at the right time to defend their two straight Carolina League Championships.
- If South Bend is going to make the playoffs, they have to catch Fort Wayne. Right now they trail Fort Wayne by five and a half games. South Bend is surging, though, and Fort Wayne has lost three straight. Time is running out, but the Cubs aren’t completely out of contention yet.
- How about that outing for top Cubs prospect Jose Albertos, eh? The 18-year-old righty now has 37 Ks in 30.2 innings of work at short-season Low-A, together with a 2.64 ERA and 12 walks.