Cubs minor league recap: 5/23/13

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Lendy Castillo fanned a season-high nine batters in 5.1 innings of relief. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee both captured a win with shutout performances Thursday while Daytona fell despite offensive power and Kane County dropped an early lead. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (19-25)

Iowa plated two, first-inning runs, blanking visiting Las Vegas 4-0. The I-Cubs have won four of their last five games.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.233) went 2-for-4 with a homer, a run scored and a team-high two RBI (10).
  • LF Dave Sappelt (.308) extended his hitting streak to five games (.563/9-for-16), going 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI (10).
  • 3B Josh Vitters (.262) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (24-21)

Tennessee plated two, fourth-inning runs, blanking Hunstville 2-0.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.271) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a homer, a run scored, a RBI (23) and a stolen base (14).
  • RF Tim Torres (.283) went 1-for-3 with a double (5) and a RBI (4).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.266) was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (3.00) converted his second save, allowing a hit and a walk while fanning one in a scoreless ninth frame.

Daytona Cubs (23-22)

Despite collecting 12 hits, Daytona dropped an 8-4 decision at Jupiter.

  • CF John Andreoli (.305) went 3-for-5 with a triple (6) and a team-high two runs scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.325) recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the month, going 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI, his team-leading 40th RBI of the season.
  • SS Tim Saunders (.179) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (13).

Kane County Cougars (20-23)

Kane County squandered an 8-4, fourth inning lead, dropping a 9-8, 14-inning marathon at Peoria.

  • CF Albert Almora (.636) went 4-for-7 with two doubles (3), a run scored and a RBI (2) in his second game with the Cougars.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.267) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.417/15-for-36), going 2-for-7 with a double (16) and a team-high four RBI (16).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.231) reached base three times, going 1-for-5 with two walks, a team-high three runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (6.93) scattered five hits and two walks while fanning a season-high nine in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Jeff Antigua (2.91) fanned four in two perfect innings of relief.

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Welcome back Albert A. Can’t wait to see you at Wrigley.

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