Cubs Minor League Report: 8/21/16

Only Myrtle Beach was able to secure a victory on Sunday, but the other Cubs affiliates weren’t as lucky. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (58-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

Iowa allowed two runs in the first inning and could not rally back, falling 4-1 vs. Memphis.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.316) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.400/16-for-40), going 2-for-4. He has 14 RBI during the nine-game stretch.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.286) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (32).
  • RHP Jake Buchanan (4.53 ERA) fanned six, giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work. It’s his third quality start in his last four outings.

Tennessee Smokies (21-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-14.0)

The Smokies lost 5-2 vs. Jacksonville, their eighth loss in the last 10 games.

  • 1B David Freitas (.285) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (3) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.272) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Lane Adams (.236) went 1-for-3 with a double (2) and a walk. He has hit safely in four straight games (.286/4-for-14).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

The Pelicans scored two in the ninth and one in the 10th to walk-off with a 7-6 win over Lynchburg.

  • DH Ian Rice (.248) was 3-for-5 with a game-tying two-run homer (6) in the ninth inning and the game-winning RBI single in the 10th frame. He scored twice and collected three RBI (26).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.248) had his first three-hit game with Myrtle Beach, going 3-for-4 with a RBI (12).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.245) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (8) and two runs scored.
  • RHP Tommy Nance (3 IP, 1 H, 4 SO) threw three scoreless innings to collect the win. He has not allowed a run in his last five outings (8.1 IP).

South Bend Cubs (36-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but left 13 runners on base in a 3-2 setback at Lansing.

  • LF Roberto Caro (.248) went 4-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (17) and two stolen bases (4). It marked his first four-hit game of the season.
  • C Alberto Mineo (.250) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22), his third multi-hit game in his last four contests.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.259) was 2-for-4 with a double (23).
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (3 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) recorded his third straight outing of at least three innings. He has not allowed an earned run in his last five outings (13.2 IP).

Eugene Emeralds (17-7)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

Eugene lost its second straight game, registering just two hits in a 4-1 setback vs. Everett.

  • 2B Trent Giambrone (.308) collected both of the team’s hits, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer (3). He has hit safely in six straight games (.571/12-for-21).
  • RHP Erling Moreno (0.45 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings. It’s the first run he’s allowed in 20 innings with the Emeralds this season.

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