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Cubs Minor League Report: 4/21/16

Myrtle Beach picked up a big win in walk-off fashion, while South Bend also came out on top Thursday. Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going in a loss, and Iowa’s game was suspended due to rain.

Tennessee Smokies (6-9)
Southern league (Double-A)
Third Place (-4.5)

The Smokies could not muster an extra-base hit and fell to Montgomery, 8-1.

  • C Taylor Davis (.308) was 2 for 2 with a sacrifice fly and an RBI (6). This marks his second multi-hit game of the season.
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.200) finished 1 for 4 with a run scored. He has a nine-game on-base streak, with nine walks over the stretch.
  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.410) went 1 for 4 to extend his 14-game hitting streak. He leads the Southern League in batting average.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Yasiel Balaguert hit a walk-off three-run homer to lift Myrtle Beach to a 6-5 victory over Carolina.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (4.15 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5.1 innings of work, striking out two.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.306) went 3 for 4 with his walk-off homer, two runs scored, four RBI (12) and a walk. His 12 RBI this season are third-most in the Carolina League.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.327) was 2 for 4 with one RBI (7). It’s his fifth multi-hit game of the year.
  • LF Shawon Dunston Jr. (.190) collected a pair of extra-base hits, going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and a triple (3).
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) picked up his second win of the season, pitching a pair of scoreless frames. The right-hander has not allowed a run in his 5.1 innings of work this year.

South Bend Cubs (8-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend won its second straight game, collecting nine hits in a 7-2 victory over Fort Wayne.

  • LHP Ryan Kellogg (2.35) surrendered just three hits and no earned runs in six innings. He fanned three batters in the win.
  • DH Eddy Martinez (.245) was 2 for 4 with a homer, two RBI (9) and two runs scored. It’s his second straight two-hit game.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.314) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and pair of RBI (6). It’s his first three-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (1.2 IP, 2 SO) picked up his second save of the season. He’s holding opposing batters to a .094 average against (3-for-32).

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/20/16

Cubs affiliates won two and dropped two Wednesday, with both Myrtle Beach and South Bend coming out on top. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-8)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa dropped its second straight contest, falling in walk-off fashion at New Orleans, 3-2.

  • CF Albert Almora (.368) went 3 for 4 with a double (2) and a solo homer, his first longball of the season. He has hit safely in six-straight games (.478/11 for 23), including two straight three-hit games.
  • RF Juan Perez (.280) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer, his first of the season.
  • LF Matt Murton (.400) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 in his first start of the season.
  • RHP Drew Rucinski struck out 10 batters, one shy of his career high.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (1 IP, 1 SO) struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (6-8)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-3.5)

The Smokies allowed three runs in the ninth inning to drop a 6-5 decision to the Biscuits.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.326) went a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk, an RBI (4) and two stolen bases (7). He has swiped two bases in three straight games.
  • C David Freitas (.278) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2.1 IP, 2 H, 2 SO) and RHP Juan Paniagua (2.0 IP, 3 H, 1 BB) combined for 4.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the eighth inning to defeat Winston-Salem, 4-1.

  • SS Daniel Lockhart (.143) went 2 for 4 with a double (1) and a run scored.
  • 2B David Bote (.294) hit a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth and finished 1-for-4 with two RBI (3).
  • RHP Zach Hedges has allowed just two earned runs in 13.2 innings over his last two starts.
  • RHP James Farris (2.0 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) tossed 2 scoreless frames to collect his second save. He has allowed just three hits and one run in 10 innings this season, fanning 15 and walking one.

South Bend Cubs (7-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend scored four runs in both the first and third innings, cruising to an 8-4 win over Bowling Green.

  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.455) went 3 for 4 with a double (1) and an RBI (4). He has hit safely in all six games this season (10 for 22), including three multi-hit efforts.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.224) went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI (7).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • RHP Craig Brooks (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 5 SO) struck out five batters in 2 scoreless innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/19/16

Only Tennessee picked up a win Tuesday, as Iowa fell behind early, Myrtle Beach lost in walk-off fashion, and South Bend left too many on base. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league action:

Iowa Cubs (4-7)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0)

Iowa fell behind 6-0 after three innings and could not claw back, falling 7-5 at New Orleans.

  • CF Albert Almora (.324) went 3 for 4 with a run scored, an RBI (4) and a stolen base (1). He has hit safely in five straight games (8 for 19).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.262) went 3 for 5 with a triple (1), a run scored and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.405) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (4), two walks and two runs scored. He has hit safely in 10 of 11 games and has a .500 OBP in 44 plate appearances.
  • C Willson Contreras (.421) scored a run in his fifth straight game, going 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (6-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

The Smokies tallied nine runs on just seven hits in a 9-3 win over visiting Montgomery. The Smokies have won back-to-back contests for the first time this season.

  • DH Bijan Rademacher (.452) led the offense, going 2 for 4 with two homers (4) and four RBI, including a three-run shot in the fourth inning. Earlier in the week, Rademacher was named Southern League Player of the Week for April 7-17.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.182) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI (2).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.262) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases (5), his second straight game with two steals.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (6-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach blew a three-run, eighth-inning lead, falling in walk-off fashion in the ninth, 6-5, at Winston-Salem. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Pelicans.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.50 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out two in the no-decision.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.130) went 1 for 4 with his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the first.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.278) also recorded his first longball, going 2 for 4 with a solo homer.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.341) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a run scored. It extended his hitting streak to eight games (.433/13 for 30).

South Bend Cubs (6-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but just one run in a 12-1 setback at home vs. Bowling Green.

  • 3B Andrew Ely (.270) went 3 for 4 with a double (1), in his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RF Daniel Spingola (.394) extended his hitting streak to four games (9 for 18), going 3 for 5.
  • DH P.J. Higgins (.278) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a walk.
  • C Ian Rice (.400) also went 2 for 4.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/17/16

Both Myrtle Beach and South Bend were victorious in one-run games, but Tennessee gave up the lead late in a losing effort Sunday. Iowa was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (4-7)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

The Smokies allowed two runs in the top of the ninth, falling at home to Montgomery, 5-3.

  • SS Carlos Penalver (.171) went 2 for 4 with two RBI (4).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.194) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief. He’s yet to allow a run in three outings (7 IP).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach collected 11 hits in a 4-3 win over host Carolina.

  • RHP Jake Stinnett (3.27 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four for the win.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) extended his hitting streak to six games (10 for 23), going 3 for 5 with two RBI (5). He has reached base in all 11 games this season.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.256) went 2 for 3 with a season-high two runs scored, two walks and a stolen base (2).
  • DH Rashad Crawford (.308) and 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.267) also recorded two-hit games.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (2 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) and RHP James Farris (1 IP, 3 SO) closed out the game with three scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (5-5)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend evened up its record at 5-5 with a 5-4 victory over Fort Wayne, snapping a three-game skid.

  • RF Eloy Jimenez (.250) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), two runs scored and an RBI (4).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.421) added two doubles (4), going 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored. He has seven multi-hit efforts in 10 games this season.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.400) went 1 for 4. He has hit safely in all four games he has played in this season (6-for-15).

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/14/16

Iowa was the only victorious Cubs affiliate on Thursday, as Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all on the losing side for a variety of reasons. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (3-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-2.0 games back)

Iowa defeated New Orleans, 4-2, to claim the four-game set, three games to one.

  • LF Javier Baez (.267) went 2 for 4 with a run scored and a stolen base in his fourth rehab appearance. He finished his stint 4 for 15 with a solo homer, three runs scored and a stolen base in his four games.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.407) collected his third multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • CF Albert Almora (.286) and SS Kristopher Negron (.400) each added two hits.
  • RHP Brandon Gomes (2 IP, 2 BB, 4 SO) collected his first win, tossing two scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (3-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-1.5)

Tennessee surrendered five unanswered runs, falling 5-3 at Birmingham.

  • RHP Brad Markey (1.80 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in five innings of work, striking out one in the no-decision.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.316) went 1 for 3 with two runs scored and a walk.
  • 1B David Freitas (.444) went 1 for 4 with two RBI (2).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario recorded the Smokies’ lone extra-base hit with a double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

The Pelicans committed three errors in a 3-2 setback at Carolina.

  • DH Jason Vosler (.240) went 2 for 4 with a double (2), a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (3).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.280) finished 2 for 4 with a double (2), an RBI (1) and a stolen base (5).
  • 3B David Bote (.308) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (1.1 IP, 2 SO) struck out two in 1.1 perfect innings of relief.

South Bend Cubs (4-3)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-1.5)

South Bend allowed eight runs in the first two innings, dropping a 10-2 decision at Fort Wayne.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.464) recorded his fifth straight multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with two triples (4), two runs scored and a walk. He has batted .550 (11-for-20) in the last five games.
  • C Tyler Alamo (.455) added a multi-hit effort, going 2 for 3. He has hit safely in all three games he has played in.
  • RHP Scott Effross (3 IP, 3 H, ER, 2 SO) allowed one run in three innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/13/16

Offenses carried Iowa and Tennessee, while South Bend continued on its winning ways Wednesday. Myrtle Beach came up short, allowing two runs in the ninth. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action.

Iowa Cubs (2-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0 games back)

Iowa tallied 13 hits in a 9-5 victory over New Orleans.

  • RHP Stephen Fife (4.91 ERA) tossed 4.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out one.
  • SS Javier Baez went 1 for 4 with a run scored in his third rehab appearance. He has gone 2 for 11 with a solo homer in his first three games.
  • 3B Logan Watkins (.278) finished 4 for 4 with a double (1), a run scored, three RBI (3) and a stolen base (1).
  • CF Juan Perez (.267) went 3 for 3 with two doubles (2), one run scored and three RBI (4).
  • LF Albert Almora (.222) reached base twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.250) went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo homer, his first of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (3-4)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

Tennessee scored three runs in the fourth and sixth innings, cruising to a 7-3 victory over Birmingham.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (0.82 ERA) tossed six scoreless innings, striking out six while scattering four hits in the win. He has allowed one run in 11 innings to begin the season.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.529) went 3 for 5 with a three-run homer (2), two runs scored and four RBI (5). He has hit safely in all six games this season (9 for 17).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.231) tallied his first multi-hit game of the season, going 3 for 4 with a walk and run scored.
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.333), LF Anthony Giansanti (.286) and SS Carlos Penalver (.174) all recorded two-hit games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-4)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Myrtle Beach allowed two runs in the ninth inning and lost 4-2 at home to Winston-Salem.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.381) and DH Shawon Dunston Jr. (.294) each went 1 for 4 with a double, a walk and run scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.296) went 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (6).
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.25 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in seven innings, striking out three. He has allowed three earned runs in 12 innings this season has allowed just four runs in his last 43 innings pitched, dating back to last season.

South Bend Cubs (4-2)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Third Place (-0.5)

South Bend won its fourth straight game, topping Bowling Green, 6-5.

  • LF Donnie Dewees (.440) recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 3 for 4 with a double (2), a run scored and three RBI (6).
  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.500) finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (1) in his first game with South Bend.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.375) went 2 for 3 with a run scored and RBI (2).
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (1.1 IP, SO) picked up his first save of the season, retiring all four batters he faced.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/12/16

South Bend won in walk-off fashion for the second straight night, but Tennessee and Myrtle Beach both fell in one-run games on Tuesday. Iowa couldn’t hang on either. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action.

Iowa Cubs (1-5)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-4.0 games back)

Iowa fell for the fifth time in its first six games, dropping a 4-2 decision at home to New Orleans.

  • RHP Ryan Williams (7.88 ERA) gave up one earned run in 5 innings of work, striking out three in the no-decision.
  • LF Javier Baez went 0 for 4 in his second rehab appearance but recorded an outfield assist, throwing out a runner at home on a single. He played six innings in left field before moving to second base.
  • C Willson Contreras (.478) extended his season-opening hitting streak to six games (11 for 23), going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and a run scored.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.381) went 1 for 3 with a solo homer (1) in the third inning. He’s 5 for 10 in his last three games.

Tennessee Smokies (2-4)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-2.5)

Tennessee surrendered a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, falling 5-4 at Birmingham.

  • 2B Ryan Dent (.333) collected his first three hits of the season, going 3 for 4 with a run scored.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.150) drove in two runs (2), going 1 for 4 with a walk and a double (1).
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.294) went 1 for 4 with a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (3).
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (3 IP, BB, SO) tossed 3 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-3)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

Myrtle Beach fell 4-3 at home to Winston-Salem. The Pelicans allowed all four runs in the third inning.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.412) finished a triple shy of the cycle, going 3 for 5 with a double (1), homer (1), two runs scored and one RBI (1). He has a four-game hitting streak to begin his season.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.292) also recorded a three-hit game, going 3 for 5 with a double (3) and two RBI (5).
  • RHP James Farris (3 IP, 4 SO) fanned four batters in 3 perfect innings.

South Bend Cubs (3-2)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Fourth Place (-0.5)

South Bend won in walk-off fashion for the second-straight day as Eddy Martinez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th, lifting the Cubs to a 3-2 victory.

  • LHP Carson Sands (3.60 ERA) fanned four while giving up two earned runs in 5 innings.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.333) went 4 for 5 with a double (1), an RBI (3) and two stolen bases (2).
  • DH Donnie Dewees (.381) went 2 for 4 with a triple (2), a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (2). It marked his third-straight multi-hit game.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (2 IP, H, 2 SO) and RHP Casey Bloomquist (2 IP, 3 H, SO) each tossed 2 scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/11/16

Iowa picked up its first win of the season while Myrtle Beach and South Bend each claimed victories in walk-off fashion Monday. Tennessee’s offense was there, but it couldn’t secure the win. Here are some notes from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (1-4)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0 games back)

Iowa claimed its first victory of the season, cruising past visiting New Orleans, 9-1.

  • RHP Pierce Johnson (0.00) pitched three scoreless innings, striking out five and giving up two hits.
  • In his first rehab appearance, 3B Javier Baez (.333) went 1 for 3 with a solo homer (1) in the fifth inning.
  • C Willson Contreras (.474) went 4 for 5 with a double (2) and four RBI (4). He has hit safely in all five games this season (9-for-19).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.421) finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a double (2), a run scored and an RBI (5).
  • RF John Andreoli (.263) reached base three times and scored three times, going 1 for 3 with two walks, an RBI and a stolen base (1).
  • RHP Felix Pena (2 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) and RHP Brandon Gomes (2 IP, 2 SO) each tossed two scoreless frames.

Tennessee Smokies (2-3)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Tennessee out-hit Mobile 15-7 but dropped the rubber game of the five-game set, 5-4.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (0.00) pitched three scoreless innings, fanning four. He had to exit the game early after getting hit with a line drive.
  • 2B Chesny Young went 2 for 4 with a walk and his second homer of the season, a solo shot.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.333) went 3 for 4 with a double (2).
  • CF Bijan Rademacher (.500), RF Billy McKinney (.235) and 1B Victor Caratini (.214) all tallied multi-hit efforts. Rademacher has started the season 6 for 12.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (3-2)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

Myrtle Beach rallied for three runs in the ninth inning, highlighted by an Ian Happ two-run, walk-off double, to defeat Winston-Salem, 5-4.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.211) went 1 for 5 with the walk-off two-RBI double in the ninth inning.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.389) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • The Pelicans collected 11 walks, but just six hits.
  • RHP Dave Berg (1 IP) collected the win, tossing a scoreless top of the ninth inning.

South Bend Cubs (2-2)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Fourth Place (-0.5)

RF Eloy Jimenez hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift South Bend to a 7-6 victory.

  • CF Eddy Martinez (.375) went 2 for 4 with a solo homer (1) in the fourth inning, his first professional home run. He has three multi-hit efforts in four games this season.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.353) went 2 for 5 with a double (1) and two RBI (3).
  • SS Bryant Flete (.625) went 2 for 3 with a double (1) and two runs scored. He has gone 5 for 8 in his first three games.
  • All nine starters either reached base or scored a run.

Cubs acquire LHP Giovanni Soto from Cleveland

The Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher Giovanni Soto from the Cleveland Indians for a cash consideration. Soto has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, catcher Kyle Schwarber has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Soto, 24, made his major-league debut with the Indians last season and turned in six scoreless relief appearances, covering 3.1 innings pitched. He limited opponents to a .231 batting average (3-for-13) and a .462 OPS, and tallied a 0.90 WHIP.

With Triple-A Columbus last year, Soto went 2-1 with two saves and a 2.68 ERA (16 ER/53.2 IP) in 46 appearances, all but one in relief.  He limited opponents to a .187 batting average and allowed only one home run while striking out 51 batters in 53.2 innings pitched.

Soto was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 21st round of the 2009 Draft and was acquired by the Indians for Jhonny Peralta a year later. In seven minor-league seasons, Soto is 25-25 with four saves and a 3.10 ERA (160 ER/465.0 IP) in 167 minor-league appearances, including 64 starts.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/10/16

Myrtle Beach edged out its opponent Saturday, but Iowa and Tennessee couldn’t do enough to secure victories. South Bend’s game was snowed out and will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 4. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (0-4)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0 games back)

Iowa surrendered seven runs in the eighth inning to fall 10-4 to Round Rock. Iowa was swept in its season-opening four-game set.

  • SS Kristopher Negron (.333) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • CF John Andreoli (.250) and 1B Dan Vogelbach (.333) each went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Andreoli also recorded a walk.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 3 SO) struck out three batters in a perfect ninth frame.

Tennessee Smokies (2-2)
Southern Division (Double-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

The Smokies mustered just four hits in a 4-1 setback against Mobile.

  • C David Freitas (.600) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina (1.50 ERA) allowed just one run in 6 innings in his season debut but took the loss. He struck out three and walked one while surrendering just four hits.
  • RHP David Garner (1 IP, H, BB, 3 SO) fanned three batters in a scoreless inning of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (2-2)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

The Pelicans evened up their record at 2-2, defeating visiting Frederick, 7-5.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.375) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI (2).
  • LF Shawon Dunston Jr. (.300) hit a go-ahead bases-clearing triple in the fourth inning. He finished 2-for-4 with three RBI (3).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.214) went 1-for-4 with a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (1).
  • LHP Jordan Minch (2 IP, H, 2 BB, 2 SO) did not allow a run in two scoreless innings.
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