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Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/31/15

Iowa, Tennessee and South Bend all reeled off victories Monday, while everybody else was off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (78-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-3.0)

Iowa extended its winning streak to six games, topping Oklahoma City, 9-3.

  • 1B Taylor Davis (.293) went 3-for-4, recorded three RBI (25), drew a walk and scored once. He has back-to-back three-hit games.
  • LF Mike Baxter (.279) finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (19), a walk and one run scored.
  • CF John Andreoli (.281) was 1-for-4, drew two walks, scored twice and swiped a bag (30).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.264) went 1-for-2, drove in one (83), scored once and drew a season-high three walks. He extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20).

Tennessee Smokies (34-40)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-6.0)

Tennessee claimed its sixth straight victory, rolling past Jacksonville, 9-1.

  • CF Albert Almora (.276) went 2-for-4 with a double (26), a triple (4), a walk, two runs scored and one RBI (46). He has hit safely in 12 straight games (.360/18-for-50).
  • SS Ryan Dent (.256) extended his hitting streak to six games (.545/12-for-22), going 2-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (24).
  • C Willson Contreras (.326) and 1B Dan Vogelbach (.284) each recorded two hits in five at-bats.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.260) went 1-for-3 with a bases-clearing triple (4), one run scored and a season-high four RBI (43).
  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.79) has allowed one earned run or fewer in at least 6.0 innings in five of his last six outings. He pitched 6.0 scoreless on Monday to secure the win.

South Bend Cubs (32-31)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-9.0)

South Bend scored five runs in the second inning and cruised to a 10-4 victory over Bowling Green.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.287) went 2-for-5 with a grand slam (9) and two runs scored.
  • DH Charcer Burks (.266) went 3-for-5 with a double (22), three RBI (44), a stolen base (28) and two runs scored.
  • LF Ian Happ (.252) finished 2-for-5, including his eighth double.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.279) went 1-for-3 with a homer (4), two RBI (48), a walk and two runs scored.
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.266) went 2-for-5, hit two doubles (16), plated one (42) and scored once.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three in the win.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/30/15

Every Cubs affiliate in action picked up a win Sunday, while Myrtle Beach was rained out. Mesa had the day off as Arizona League playoffs begin Monday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (77-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-4.0)

Iowa extended its winning streak to five games, topping Sacramento, 9-1. The I-Cubs picked up six doubles in the victory.

  • 3B Javier Baez (.324) went 4-for-5, drove in one (61) and scored twice. He extended his season-high hitting streak to 16 games (32-for-72/.444).
  • 2B Emilio Bonifacio (.333) also went 4-for-5 with two doubles, plated two runs and scored twice.
  • C Taylor Davis (.284) finished 3-for-5 with a double (15) and an RBI (22).
  • CF John Andreoli (.282) went 2-for-4, drew a walk, scored three times and stole a base. He leads the team with 29 swiped bags.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.263) went 2-for-4 with a double (21) and two RBI (82), extending his hitting streak to four games (.389/7-for-18) with seven RBI during that stretch.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (4.17) tossed a season high 8.0 innings and earned his sixth straight win. He struck out seven and walked just one, giving up no earned runs.

Tennessee Smokies (33-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-6.0)

Tennessee won its fifth straight game, defeating Jacksonville, 4-3. The Smokies look for the series sweep tonight.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.292) crushed a home run (4), going 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored.
  • SS Ryan Dent (.249) went 3-for-4, extending his hitting streak to five games (10-for-20/.500).
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.267) went 2-for-4, swiped a base (9) and scored once.
  • RHP Felix Pena (3.89) snapped his six-game losing streak, earning the win after allowing just three runs (two earned) over 7.0 innings of work.

South Bend Cubs (31-31)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-9.0)

South Bend topped Bowling Green in the series opener, 4-3.

  • CF Ian Happ (.246) went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double (7) and two runs scored.
  • DH Rashad Crawford (.279) went 1-for-4 with a double (15) and plated his 46th RBI.
  • 1B Kevin Encarnacion (.271) earned an RBI (15) despite going 0-for-4.
  • RHP Erick Leal (4.04) earned his third consecutive win, tossing 6.0 scoreless frames and giving up two hits.

Eugene Emeralds (19-13)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene avoided the series sweep, besting Hillsboro in the series finale, 10-4.

  • DH Ian Rice (.264) went 2-for-4, knocked a double (8) and a homer (2), drove in two (19) and scored twice.
  • 1B Blake Headley (.234) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.268) finished 2-for-5, drove in one (28), swiped a base (16) and scored once.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.284) went 2-for-5 and scored once, marking his second straight multi-hit game.
  • LHP Carson Sands (3.98) tossed his second quality start of the season, fanning five and giving up one earned run in 6.0 innings.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/27/15

Iowa and Eugene continued their winning ways, and Tennessee rolled to a victory Thursday. But Myrtle Beach and South Bend were defeated in one-run games, while Mesa was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (74-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa has won five of its last six games, after defeating Sacramento, 3-1.

  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (3.95) gave up one run in 6.2 innings to get the win.
  • 2B Javier Baez (.316) went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base (17), extending his hitting streak to 13 games (.439/25-for-57) with 12 runs scored and 13 RBI during that stretch.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.259) finished 2-for-4 with two RBI (77). He has 12 RBI in his last 11 games.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.268) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.
  • 3B Mike Olt (.257) added a multi-hit game, going 2-for-2 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies (30-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

The Smokies claimed the rubber game of a five-game set at Chattanooga, 7-1.

  • DH Taylor Davis (.319) went 3-for-4 with a double (7), an RBI (14) and a walk.
  • C Willson Contreras (.329) was 2-for-4 with a double (32), two runs scored and two RBI (72). He has four multi-hit games in his last five contests and is batting .363 (37-for-102) in 27 August games.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.287) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (20).
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (4.50) recorded his longest scoreless outing of the season, allowing just four hits in 6.0 innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-24)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its series opener against Wilmington, 3-2.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.331) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.321/9-for-28) with a 2-for-4 effort.
  • C Victor Caratini (.249) went 2-for-4 with a double (26). It was his third-straight multi-hit game.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.252) finished 1-for-4 with a double (18), a run scored and an RBI (65).
  • RHP Daury Torrez (3.86) gave up two earned runs and struck out five in 7.0 innings. He has tossed three straight quality starts, posting a 2.84 ERA (6 ER/19.0 IP).

South Bend Cubs (29-30)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-11.0)

South Bend dropped its third straight game, falling 4-3 in the series opener versus Great Lakes.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.277) went 2-for-5. He is batting .376 (38-for-101) in 22 August games.
  • 1B David Bote (.259) finished 2-for-4 with an RBI (38).
  • CF Charcer Burks (.267) reached three times, going 1-for-2 with a double (21), a run scored and two walks. He has five walks in his last two games after drawing five walks in his previous 19 contests.
  • RHP Dillon Maples (3.76) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and fanning two.

Eugene Emeralds (18-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+2.0)

First-place Eugene won its fourth straight game, topping visiting Spokane, 2-1.

  • 3B Adonis Paula (.267) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning to open the scoring.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.321) finished 1-for-3 with a walk and scored the game-winning run in the eighth.
  • RHP Adbert Alzolay (2.09) collected his fifth win, tossing 6.0 innings of relief. He allowed two hits and one run while striking out nine batters. It was his seventh relief outing of at least 4.0 innings.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/27/15

Iowa edged out a win, Tennessee cruised, and Eugene’s pitching dominated Wednesday. South Bend surrendered a late lead and couldn’t battle back, while Myrtle Beach was rained out and Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (73-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

RHP Carlos Pimentel collected his league-leading 12th victory as Iowa topped visiting Fresno, 3-2.

  • 3B Javier Baez (.317) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (60), extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.453/24-for-53) with 11 runs scored and 13 RBI during that stretch.
  • CF John Andreoli (.283), 2B Emilio Bonifacio (.250) and C Luke Carlin (.147) all had a hit and a run scored.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano (0.00) struck out one batter in a perfect inning of relief in his first rehab appearance with Iowa.
  • RHP Carlos Pimentel is 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA (6 ER/30.2 IP) in five August starts.

Tennessee Smokies (29-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee scored five runs in the fourth inning and cruised to an 8-4 victory over host Chattanooga.

  • CF Albert Almora (.270) went 2-for-4 with a double (25), a home run (6), two runs scored and a season-high four RBI. He has hit safely in seven straight games (.345/10-for-29).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.282) went 2-for-4 with a double (14), a home run (7), a walk, two runs scored and one RBI (36). He now has three homers in his last eight games.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.259), 2B Stephen Bruno (.268) and 3B Wes Darvill (.176) all had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (3.00) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three and improving to 9-3 on the season. He has won his last four decisions, allowing one earned run or fewer in 6.0 innings in each of those starts.

South Bend Cubs (29-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-10.0)

South Bend surrendered three runs in the bottom of the eighth, falling 4-3 at West Michigan.

  • DH Charcer Burks (.266) didn’t record a hit, but walked three times and stole a base (27).
  • LF Ian Happ (.248) went 1-for-5 with a triple (3), a run scored and an RBI (19).
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe allowed just two hits and no earned runs in 7.0 innings. He has a 1.76 ERA in his last seven starts.

Eugene Emeralds (17-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene allowed just one hit in a 4-1 victory over visiting Spokane.

  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (2.96) struck out a career-high 13 batters and allowed just one hit in seven innings.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.321) had the only multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk.
  • DH Alex Bautista (.265) finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (11). He has hit safely in three straight games (4-for-11).

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/25/15

Myrtle Beach battled from behind, Eugene swept a doubleheader, and Iowa split a twinbill Tuesday. Tennessee, on the other hand, lost a one-run game, and South Bend struggled offensively. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (72-58)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa split a twinbill with Fresno, topping the Grizzlies in Game 1, 3-2, but dropping Game 2, 7-3.

  • 3B-SS Javier Baez (.314) went 2-for-7 on the day with one run scored and an RBI (58), extended his hitting streak to 11 games (22-for-49/.448) with 11 runs scored and 11 RBI during that stretch.
  • DH Matt Szczur (.292) crushed a solo home run (8) in his lone at-bat in the first game.
  • LF Mike Baxter (.275) went 2-for-3 with a triple (2) and two RBI (17) in Game 1.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.254) finished 2-for-3 in Game 2.

Tennessee Smokies (28-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee fell at Chattanooga, 4-3, despite outhitting the Lookouts, 11-7.

  • C Willson Contreras (.328) went 2-for-4 and drove in one (70), marking his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • DH Taylor Davis (.297) was 2-for-4.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.257) finished 2-for-4 with a double (2) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to six games (10-for-19/.526).
  • CF Albert Almora (.268) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (40) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to six games (.320/8-for-25).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach scored four runs in the seventh inning to come from behind and top Winston-Salem, 4-2.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.258) went 2-for-3 with a double (6), an RBI (15), a walk and a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.247) had a 2-for-4 day and scored once, marking his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.55) recorded a season-high nine strikeouts versus only one walk in 7.0 frames to pick up the win.

South Bend Cubs (29-28)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

South Bend fell at West Michigan, 7-2. The SB-Cubs were 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

  • Midwest League Prospect of the Year SS Gleyber Torres (.296) went 2-for-4.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.281) was 1-for-3 and plated two runs (45).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.266) went 1-for-4 with a double (20).
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.265) finished 1-for-3 and scored once.

Eugene Emeralds (16-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene swept a doubleheader against Spokane, recording 11 runs and 20 hits in the two games. The first game was a continuation of the previous night’s contest, which was suspended in the fourth inning.

  • LF-DH Eloy Jimenez (.285) went a combined 3-for-7 with three home runs (6), five RBI (27) and three runs scored. It extended his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-32/.344).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.272) finished 2-for-4 with a double (12), a stolen base (15) and two runs scored in Game 2. He has an 18-game hitting streak (29-for-82/.354) with 21 runs scored in that stretch.
  • 3B Blake Headley (.221) went a combined 3-for-6 with two doubles (9), an RBI (17) and one run scored.
  • 2B P.J. Higgins (.333) was 2-for-4, picked up an RBI and scored once in Game 2.
  • 2B-SS Andrew Ely (.320) finished 2-for-4 with a double (9), a triple (2) and one run scored in Game 1.
  • RHP Jose Paulino (4.06) earned the win and tossed 4.2 scoreless innings of relief in the first game.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/24/15

Iowa, South Bend and Mesa all grabbed victories Monday, while Tennessee salvaged a doubleheader split. Myrtle Beach’s offense was held in check, and Eugene’s game was suspended due to a power outage. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (71-57)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second Place (-6.5)

Iowa scored eight runs in the fourth and blanked Fresno, 9-0.

  • 3B Javier Baez (.315) went a perfect 4-for-4 with a double (14), a home run (13), a walk, a stolen base (16), two RBI (57) and three runs scored. Baez extended his hitting streak to nine games (20-for-42/.476) with eight multi-hit games in that stretch.
  • C Taylor Teagarden (.319) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), plated three runs (26) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to six games (.565/13-for-23).
  • LF John Andreoli (.286) finished 2-for-5, swiped a base (28) and scored once.
  • RF Adron Chambers (.275) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch (4.26) earned the win and tossed a season high 6.0 scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (28-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Tennessee split a twinbill at Chattanooga. The Smokies surrendered three runs in the third inning of Game 1, falling 4-2, but topped the Lookouts in Game 2, 4-1.

  • C-DH Willson Contreras (.326) compiled a 4-for-6 day with a solo homer (8) and a walk in Game 1 and a double (31), stolen base (2) and run scored in Game 2.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.242) had three hits on the day in five at-bats, blasting a solo homer (1), driving in two (13) and scoring once.
  • PH-RF Anthony Giansanti (.240) went 1-for-1 with an RBI double (4) that plated two (19) in Game 2.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.22) tossed a complete game, 6.0-inning effort but took the loss in the first game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach recorded just six hits in a 5-1 setback in the series opener against Winston-Salem.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.278) went 2-for-4, knocked a triple (5) and drove in one (53).
  • DH Ben Carhart (.260) extended his hitting streak to six games (.429/9-for-21), as he went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • SS Chesny Young (.329) finished 1-for-4 with one run scored.

South Bend Cubs (29-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

South Bend won its second straight contest, topping West Michigan, 4-2.

  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.283) went 3-for-4, drove in one (13) and scored once, marking his second consecutive three-hit game.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.308) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (10).
  • 2B-1B David Bote (.259) finished 1-for-3, knocked a double (18) and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to seven games (9-for-27/.333).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.29) surrendered two earned runs in 5.0 innings, fanning seven in the win.
  • RHP Michael Wagner (3.22) earned the save and tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (15-8)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

Mesa scored four runs in both the first and sixth innings, rolling to a 9-2 victory over the AZL Angels.

  • 1B Chris Pieters (.258) went 1-for-5 with a double (5), two RBI (6) and one run scored.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.281) finished 1-for-4, drew a walk, plated one (24) and scored twice.
  • RF Robert Garcia (.331) went 2-for-5 and scored once.
  • 3B Angelo Amendolare (.268) went 1-for-2 with an RBI (6). He has recorded a hit in five straight games.
  • RHP Dylan Cease (2.63) tossed his sixth scoreless outing and fanned a season-high five batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/23/15

Myrtle Beach mounted a late-inning comeback, South Bend snapped a losing streak, and Mesa took the win in extras on Sunday. Only Eugene lost, and they did so surrendering a lead in extras. Iowa had the day off, while Tennessee was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-22)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

The Pelicans scored four runs in the ninth and contained Frederick’s late rally, topping the Keys, 9-7.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.258) enjoyed a 3-for-5 day with two home runs (6), four RBI (20) and three runs scored. He has homered in back-to-back games and extended his hitting streak to five games (.444/8-for-18).
  • C Victor Caratini (.244) went 2-for-4 with a double (25) and a two-run homer (4).
  • DH Cael Brockmeyer (.247) finished 2-for-4 with a double (6), a two-run homer (3) and two runs scored.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.277) went 2-for-5 with an RBI single (29) and one run scored.
  • RHP Brad Markey (1.31) improved to a perfect 6-0 record, earning his third consecutive win and striking out six in 5.2 innings.

South Bend Cubs (28-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-8.0)

South Bend snapped a three-game skid, topping Fort Wayne in the series finale, 7-4.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.269) finished 3-for-4 with a three-run homer (3) and a stolen base (26).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.279) went 2-for-5 with a double (17), an RBI (27), a stolen base (29) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.247) had two doubles (16), drove in one (31) and scored once.
  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.272) went 3-for-4, scored twice and swiped two bags (5).
  • 2B David Bote (.258) went 1-for-4 and crushed a solo homer in the first inning, extending his hitting streak to six games (8-for-24/.333).

Eugene Emeralds (14-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene surrendered two runs in the ninth and ultimately fell to Spokane in the 11th inning, 4-3.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.272) continued his tear with a 2-for-4 day that included a triple and one run scored. He has a 16-game hitting streak (.356/26-for-73) with 18 runs scored in that stretch.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.280) went 1-for-5, knocked a double (8), plated one (24) and scored once, extended his hitting streak to five games (.320/8-for-25).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.313) picked up his 12th RBI and added a hit.

Mesa Cubs (14-8)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-0.5)

Mesa scored in the 11th inning to best the AZL Giants, 1-0. Each team recorded just five hits.

  • 3B Ho-young Son (.667) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk in his first outing with Mesa.
  • LF Roberto Caro (.255) finished 1-for-3 and swiped a base (8).
  • DH Carlos Jimenez (.232) and C Marcus Mastrobuoni (.171) each recorded a hit.
  • RHP Duane Underwood (0.00) made his second scoreless start with Mesa, allowing just two hits in 3.0 frames.
  • RHP Jared Cheek (0.00) tossed 2.0 hitless innings of relief and fanned four batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/20/15

Iowa, Eugene and Mesa all won behind strong offensive showings, while Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend each came out on the losing end. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (69-56)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-6.0)

Iowa bested Salt Lake, 13-2. Eight I-Cubs recorded an RBI, and 10 players picked up hits in the victory.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.262) went 3-for-6 with a home run (16), two RBI (71) and three runs scored. He has recorded an RBI in five straight games (six total).
  • DH Javier Baez (.303) finished 2-for-6 with a double (13), two RBI (51) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to six games (.448/13-for-29) with six-consecutive multi-hit efforts.
  • 2B Tommy La Stella (.360) went 3-for-5, crushed a triple, drove in one (5) and scored once.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.246) recorded a two-run homer (7) and a double (13), finishing 2-for-4 with three runs scored.
  • C Taylor Teagarden (.303) went 2-for-5 and hit his fifth homer, a two-run shot in the fifth.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.270) went 2-for-5, hit an RBI double (21) and scored once.
  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (2.98) has earned a win in four straight outings.

Tennessee Smokies (25-27)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Tennessee surrendered a season-high 17 runs, falling to Montgomery, 17-4.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.245) compiled a 2-for-5 day with a two-run homer (5), a triple (8) and two runs scored.
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.258) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.288) each went 2-for-4 with a double. Rademacher extended his hitting streak to five games (8-for-20/.400)
  • 1B-P Wes Darvill (.169) finished 1-for-4, plated two (23) and scored once. He also made his first career pitching appearance, tossing a scoreless inning of relief while allowing just one hit.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

Myrtle Beach allowed three runs in the final two frames, falling at Winston-Salem, 5-4, in walk-off fashion.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.274) went 2-for-5 with a double (15), an RBI (25) and a run scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.259) finished 2-for-4 and drove in one run (14).
  • C Victor Caratini (.244) went 2-for-4.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.274) went 1-for-5, knocked a double (23), earned a RBI (49) and scored once.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (3.93) recorded his fourth straight 6.0-inning outing and 11th quality start.

South Bend Cubs (27-25)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

South Bend saw its three-game winning streak snapped, falling to Dayton, 7-2.

  • DH Ian Happ (.294) had a 2-for-3 day with a triple (2), an RBI (18), a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Jeffry Baez (.278) went 2-for-5 and scored once, extending his hitting streak to four games (.444/8-for-18).
  • 2B David Bote (.259) finished 1-for-4 with an RBI (36).

Eugene Emeralds (13-9)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene’s offense recorded its second straight double-digit output, rolling to a 12-5 victory over Salem-Keizer.

  • DH Eloy Jimenez (.278) went 2-for-6 with a home run (4), three RBI (22) and two runs scored. He has collected an RBI in four consecutive games.
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.281) went 2-for-6 with two RBI (29) and two runs scored. He extended his hitting streak to six games (11-for-30/.367) with eight RBI during that stretch.
  • RF Alex Bautista (.277) finished 3-for-4 with an RBI (7), a walk and two runs scored.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.257) went 2-for-6 with an RBI (25), a stolen base (11) and two runs scored. He has a 13-game hitting streak (.322/19-for-59) with 15 runs scored.

Mesa Cubs (13-7)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

Mesa blanked the AZL D-backs, 11-0. The AZL Cubs outhit their opponents, 18-4.

  • RHP Austyn Willis (3.05) gave up one hit in 4.0 innings, striking out two in the no-decision.
  • 3B Carlos Jimenez (.221) went 3-for-5 with a double (4), drove in three runs (9) and scored twice.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.262) recorded a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with a double (6), an RBI (16), a stolen base (5) and one run scored.
  • LF-CF Roberto Caro (.253) went 2-for-4, drew a walk and scored a season-high three runs.
  • C Yohan Matos (.158) recorded his first three-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a double (2) and two RBI (11).
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.287) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (23), a walk and two runs scored.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/19/15

Cubs affiliates racked up seven victories Wednesday, with every team picking up at least one win. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (68-56)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa scored four runs in the second and cruised to an 8-2 victory at Salt Lake.

  • RF John Andreoli (.286) went 3-for-5 with an RBI (28), two stolen bases (26) and two runs scored.
  • SS Javier Baez (.302) went 3-for-4, drove in one (49), drew a walk and scored once, extending his hitting streak to five games (.478/11-for-23) with five consecutive multi-hit efforts.
  • 2B Chris Valaika (.267) went 2-for-4 with a double (20), an RBI (31) and one run scored.
  • DH Tommy La Stella (.300) went 1-for-1, knocked a double (2), plated one (4), drew two walks and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies (25-26)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-6.0)

Tennessee split a doubleheader with Montgomery. The Smokies secured a 7-6 walk-off victory in the ninth inning of the first game, but fell to the Biscuits, 4-2, in a rain-shortened Game 2.

  • DH Taylor Davis (.342) blasted a solo homer (5) in Game 1 and went 1-for-2 with an RBI single (12) in Game 2. It extended his hitting streak to six games (8-for-20/.400).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.255) went 2-for-3 and scored twice in the first game.
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.156) finished 1-for-3 and plated two runs (7) in Game 1.
  • RHP Felix Pena (4.10) tossed a complete game (5.0 innings) but took the loss.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-20)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader at Winston-Salem, allowing just three runs in 16.0 innings.

  • LF Kevin Brown (.240) crushed a solo home run (4) in Game 1.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.247) went 1-for-3 in Game 1 with an RBI (13) and one run scored.
  • RF Pin-Chieh Chen (.272) went 1-for-5 and knocked his 14th double in Game 2.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.62) fanned a season-high seven batters and tossed his sixth quality start.

South Bend Cubs (27-24)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

South Bend won their third straight contest, topping Dayton, 8-3.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.286) went 2-for-4, knocked a triple (4) and plated a season-high-tying four runs (43).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.302) hit a two-run homer (4) in the sixth inning for his lone hit of the day.
  • 3B Matt Rose (.353) went 1-for-2 with an RBI (8), two walks and one run scored. He has recorded a hit in his first nine outings with South Bend (12-for-34).
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (4.34) tossed his third consecutive quality start and has fanned seven batters in back-to-back starts.

Eugene Emeralds (12-9)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Eugene scored five runs in the first to roll to an 11-5 victory at Boise. Five Emeralds had doubles and six recorded RBI.

  • DH Frandy Delarosa (.274) finished 3-for-6 with a double (19), three RBI (27), a stolen base (10) and a run scored. He has six RBI in his last three games.
  • RF Ricardo Marcano (.253) went 3-for-5 with a double (3), two RBI (12) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.250) went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored.

Mesa Cubs (12-7)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-0.5)

Mesa blanked the AZL Padres, 6-0, despite being outhit 9-8.

  • RF Daniel Spingola (.529) went 2-for-3 with a triple (2) and plated two runs (7). He has recorded three consecutive multi-hit efforts with two doubles, two triples and six RBI during that stretch.
  • LF Roberto Caro (.242) went 1-for-3, earned an RBI (9) and scored twice.
  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.455) went 1-for-1 with a double (2) and three walks.
  • LHP Carlos Rodriguez (4.21) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief and fanned a season-high eight batters without issuing a single walk.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/18/15

South Bend jumped out to an early lead, and Mesa scored some late runs in victories Tuesday. Iowa and Eugene both lost one-run games, while Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (67-56)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Iowa allowed a run in the bottom of the ninth to fall to Las Vegas in the series finale, 6-5.

  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.235) went 3-for-4 and scored once, marking his seventh three-hit game.
  • SS Javier Baez (.291) went 2-for-5 with one run scored, extending his hitting streak to four games (.421/8-for-19).
  • 1B Mike Olt (.247) recorded a double (12) and drove in two runs (20).
  • PH Adron Chambers (.270) went 1-for-1 with a two-run single in the fifth (27).

South Bend Cubs (26-24)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

South Bend jumped out to a 7-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 7-2 win over Dayton.

  • RHP Erick Leal (4.27) pitched 5.0 scoreless innings, striking out four, to pick up the win.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.276) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base, marking his 12th three-hit game.
  • LF Ian Happ (.282) finished 2-for-3 with a double (5), a walk, a run scored and two RBI (17). Happ has 12 RBI in his last five games.
  • 2B David Bote (.255) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run homer.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.344) and CF Rashad Crawford (.283) added multi-hit efforts.

Eugene Emeralds (11-9)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Eugene surrendered five runs in the third inning, falling at Boise, 5-4.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.257) recorded a season-high four hits (4-for-5), swiped two bases and scored three runs, extending his hitting streak to 11 games (16-for-48/.333).
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.268) went 1-for-5 with a double (18) and an RBI (24).
  • 3B Andrew Ely (.303) went 1-for-3 and plated one (9).

Mesa Cubs (11-7)
Arizona Rookie League
Third Place (-1.0)

Mesa scored two runs in both the eighth and ninth innings, topping the AZL Reds, 5-3.

  • LF Chris Pieters (.429) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (4), an RBI (4) and one run scored. He has recorded a hit in his first four games with Mesa (6-for-14), with four doubles during that stretch.
  • DH Daniel Spingola (.500) went 2-for-3, knocked a double (4), plated one (5) and scored once.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.288) also finished 2-for-3, drew a walk and scored once.
  • LHP Ariel Ovando (0.53) earned the win, fanning four batters in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • RHP Duane Underwood (0.00) drew a no decision in his first appearance since June 26.
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