Cubs minor league recap: 5/7/13

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Dave Sappelt singled in his first game with Iowa Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all struggled to get the bats going Tuesday night, all resulting in losses while Kane County had the night off. Despite the defeats, here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (11-18)

Iowa mustered only four singles in a 5-0 setback at Colorado Springs in the first game of a four-game series.

  • RF Dave Sappelt (1-for-3) singled in his first game with Iowa.
  • 2B-LF Edwin Maysonet (.254) went 1-for-1, extending his hitting streak to four games (.500/5-for-10).
  • C Luis Flores (.200) singled, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • RHP Zach Putnam tossed 1.1 shutout innings of relief, allowing no hits and striking out one.

Tennessee Smokies (15-15)

Tennessee allowed back-to-back, six-run frames (third and fourth innings), falling 16-0 to Birmingham in a rain-shortened, five-inning game.

  • LF Ty Wright (.257) recorded a hit for the fourth time in five games, going 1-for-2 with a single.
  • DH Ronald Torreyes (.317) walked twice in two plate appearances. He has reached base in five-consecutive games.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.231) extended his hitting streak to five games with a fifth-inning single.
  • Tennessee has been shut out in three-consecutive games and five times in the last eight outings.

Daytona Cubs (16-15)

  • SS Javier Baez (.238) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his sixth of the season.
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.224) recorded his first multi-RBI game since April 12, knocking in two runs as part of a 1-for-3 outing.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.310) extended his hitting streak to a season-high 12 games (.422/19-for-45) with a fifth-inning single.
  • LHP Sheldon McDonald (IP) tossed his third-consecutive scoreless outing (4.0 IP).

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