Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/7/14
Daytona swept a doubleheader, but Iowa, Tennessee and Mesa were all dealt losses Monday. Kane County and Boise each had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:
Iowa Cubs (48-42)
1st Place (+1.5)
Iowa lost for the fourth time in its last five games, falling at Omaha, 7-3.
- RHP Dan Straily gave up four runs, none earned, over five innings, striking out three in his Cubs debut.
- SS Javier Baez (.241) homered for the second-straight game, going 1-for-4 with a third-inning, three-run shot.
- 3B Kris Bryant (.356) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
- RHP Marcos Mateo (5.21) tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.
Tennessee Smokies (11-8)
2nd Place (-0.5)
Tennessee also lost for the fourth time in their last five games, falling at Birmingham, 7-1.
- RF Jorge Soler (.394) homered for the second-straight game, going 3-for-4 with a ninth-inning, solo blast.
- DH Charles Cutler (.337) and C Luis Flores (.281) had two hits apiece.
- LHP Hunter Cervenka (3.06) worked a scoreless seventh inning in the setback.
Daytona Cubs (11-5)
1st Place (-0.5)
GM 1: Daytona pushed across a run in the eighth inning for a 4-3 win at Lakeland.
- RHP Tayler Scott went five innings, giving up two earned runs on seven hits.
- CF Albert Almora (.271) went 1-for-4 with a first-inning, solo home run.
- 1B Rock Shoulders (.207) went 1-for-3 with a third-inning, solo blast.
- LHP Austin Kirk (1-0, 5.40) earned the win, while RHP Stephen Perakslis (5.36) picked up his second save.
GM 2: Daytona completed the doubleheader sweep with a 6-1 victory over Lakeland.
- CF Albert Almora (.275) homered for the second-straight game, going 2-for-3 with a first-inning, two-run shot.
- DH Bijan Rademacher (.284) went 1-for-3 with a first-inning, solo homer.
- RHP Justin Amlung (2-2, 5.00) allowed a run in four innings of relief to earn his second win of the year.
Mesa Cubs (8-5)
1st Place (+0.5)
The Mesa Cubs committed five errors in an 11-2 loss at the AZL Indians. Mesa has committed 12 errors in its last two games.
- C Alberto Mineo (.351) went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a double (4) and one RBI (7).
- RHP Victor Salazar (0.00) struck out two hitters in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.