Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/26/16

The Tennessee Smokies knocked out 14 hits to pick up the minor-league system’s only win of the day Thursday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league play.

Iowa Cubs (19-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa suffered its 10th loss in its last 11 contests, dropping a 6-3, 12-inning decision to El Paso.1B Dan

  • Vogelbach (.313) went 2 for 4 with a double (8), a run scored and an RBI (33).
  • CF Juan Perez (.278) went 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base (4).
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) allowed his first run of the season.
  • RHP Alex Sanabia pitched 5.2 innings, his longest outing of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (22-25)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

The Smokies collected 14 hits and topped Chattanooga, 7-6.

  • 1B David Freitas (.284) was a double shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a triple (1) and a homer. He also knocked in four runs (17) and scored once.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.289) added a pair of doubles (11), going 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.284) was 2 for 3 with three runs scored, a double (10) and a walk.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.236) and DH Chesny Young (.316) both had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) earned the win and has allowed just one run over his last 12.1 innings pitched.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (26-20)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach batters mustered only four hits as the Pelicans fell to Carolina, 10-2.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.290) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (11) and two RBI (18).
  • DH Ian Happ (.277) reached twice, drawing a pair of walks and scoring a run.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.249) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.261) both went 1 for 4.
  • RHP Jeremy Null allowed more than one run in a start for the first time this season (three starts total).

South Bend Cubs (28-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend had its six-game winning streak snapped, falling 9-4 at home to Great Lakes.

  • SS Bryant Flete (.239) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (10).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.442/23 for 52), going 1 for 3 with a double (14), a walk and two RBI (30).
  • C P.J. Higgins (.286) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (12), two walks and a run scored. He is batting .474 (9 for 19) with a .583 OBP in his last five games.

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