Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/28/14
The Cougars racked up another win, but Tennessee was no-hit, Boise lost in extras, and Mesa couldn’t overcome an early deficit Thursday. Iowa and Daytona both had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:
Tennesee Smokies (32-34)
2nd Place (-1.0)
Chattanooga pitcher Andres Santiago tossed a nine-inning no-hitter and struck out 12 to beat the visiting Smokies, 1-0.
- RHP Felix Pena gave up one earned run over five innings, striking out four.
- 3B Christian Villanueva (.235) was the only Tennessee player to reach base when he drew an eighth-inning walk with one out.
- LHP Jeff Lorick (3.90) struck out four while tossing 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.
- The no-hitter was the first thrown against Tennessee since Sept. 7, 2007, when the Smokies played the Huntsville Stars during postseason play. It was also the first regular season no-hitter against the Smokies since May 22, 2002.
- Santiago’s no-no was the first nine-inning no-hitter thrown by a Lookouts pitcher since Travis Buckley accomplished the feat on June 1, 1996.
Kane County Cougars (44-22)
1st Place (+3.0)
The Cougars set a single-season franchise record for total regular season wins with a 3-2 victory over host Cedar Rapids. Kane County’s 89 victories this season lead both Major League and Minor League Baseball.
- LHP Tyler Ihrig gave up one earned run over six innings to pick up the win.
- 3B Jeimer Candelario (.256) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
- DH Cael Brockmeyer (.301) went 2-for-3 with a walk and two doubles (14).
- RHP Jasvir Rakkar (0.49) allowed a run in 1.1 innings of relief to earn his first save of the year.
Boise Hawks (17-17)
3rd Place (-5.0)
Visiting Everett scored five runs in the 10th inning to beat Boise, 13-8. The four-hour, 19-minute game was the longest at Memorial Stadium since 2004.
- C Daniel Canela (.288) went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
- 1B Alex Tomasovich (.316) went 3-for-5 with a double (6) and three RBI (18). He has seven RBI over his last two games.
- SS Gleyber Torres (.417) went 4-for-5 with a triple (2) in just his third game with Boise this season.
Mesa Cubs (9-18)
5th Place (-10.0)
The Athletics scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning to beat visiting Mesa, 6-3.
- SS Varonex Cuevas (.325) went 2-for-4 with a first-inning, solo home run.
- CF Kevonte Mitchell (.293) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (2) and two stolen bases (19).
- RHP Jeferson Mejia (2.48) struck out five while allowing a run over 4.1 innings of relief.