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Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/24/16

Iowa snapped a losing streak, Myrtle Beach won a long game, and South Bend’s offense powered the team to a victory Tuesday. Tennessee had the day off and resumes action today. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league play.

Iowa Cubs (19-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-5.5)

Iowa snapped an eight-game losing streak by topping El Paso, 8-3.

  • C Willson Contreras (.326) homered (5) for the second time in two games and added a walk and two runs.
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) went 2 for 4 with a double (10), three RBI (26) and a run scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.257) was 2 for 4 with a double (5), an RBI (16) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Kristopher Negron (.279) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with an RBI (18).
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (2.57 ERA) allowed just two runs in his first start after being promoted to Triple-A.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (25-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans outlasted Carolina in a 14-inning affair, winning 3-2.

  • 2B Ian Happ (.281) went 3 for 6 with a two-run homer (5) and two runs scored. He’s reached base in each of the last 12 games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.245) contributed a double (11), going 2 for 6 with a run scored.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.25) fanned four in 5.2 innings and notched his third straight start without allowing a run.

South Bend Cubs (27-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The SB-Cubs had five extra-base hits and only stranded four runners, topping Great Lakes, 8-3.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) launched a two-out, two-run homer (7) in the first inning. He has knocked in five runs over his last three games.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.328) went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles (9), a walk, a stolen base (4) and three runs scored. He has five multi-hit games over his last six starts.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.220) had a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (25) and a run scored.
  • DH Tyler Alamo (.287) went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer (2) in the third inning.
  • RHP Kyle Miller (2.1 IP, 3 SO) has only allowed two runs in his 16 innings of work this season (1.13 ERA).

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/23/16

Tennessee won via walk-off, pitching powered Myrtle Beach, and South Bend kept its winning streak alive. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa dropped its eighth straight game, falling 6-1 at home to El Paso.

  • C Willson Contreras (.328) homered in the first inning, his fourth of the year.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.250) went 2 for 3 for his ninth multi-hit game.
  • RHP Stephen Fife (3.18 ERA) struck out five batters in four scoreless innings in his first start since April 13.
  • RHP Felix Pena (1.2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) and RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (1 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) combined for 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (21-14)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

Billy McKinney hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning to lift the Smokies to a 3-2 win over Biloxi.

  • RF Billy McKinney (.234) finished 2 for 6.
  • RHP Brad Markey (2.64 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out four.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.309) went 3 for 6 with a double (3) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.233) was 3 for 6 with an RBI (21). He has four multi-hit games in his last five contests (9 for 21).
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.241) also added a three-hit game, going 3 for 5.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) and RHP Miguel Mejia (2 IP, 2 H, 4 SO) each tossed multiple scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (24-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans collected just five hits but prevailed 3-1 over visiting Lynchburg.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.268) was 2 for 4 with a triple (3), a solo homer (2), two runs scored and two RBI (8). He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (2.70 ERA) surrendered just one earned run in seven innings of work to pick up the win. He has tossed six quality starts this season.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (2 IP, 3 SO) picked up his first save, tossing two perfect innings of relief.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert was named Carolina League Player of the Week for May 16-22.

South Bend Cubs (26-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+3.0)

First place South Bend earned its fourth straight victory, topping Lake County, 6-3.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.338) went 3 for 4 with a double (12), a walk and an RBI (25). He has hit safely in 10 straight games (.476/20 for 42) and has four homers in his last five games. He was named Midwest League Player of the Week for May 16-22.
  • C P.J. Higgins (.291) reached four times, going 2 for 3 with a double (11), two walks and a run scored.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.319) added two hits, finishing 2 for 4 with a double (7), a walk and two runs scored.
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.289) went 1 for 4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning.
  • LHP Carson Sands (3.38) pitched seven innings, giving up three runs and striking out three. He has won his last four starts, going 4-0 with a 1.57 ERA (4 ER/23 IP) in May.

 

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/22/16

It was a tough day for Cubs farm teams, as only South Bend was able to secure a victory Sunday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-23)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa dropped its seventh straight game, falling 8-1 in the finale of a four-game set at Tacoma.

  • CF Albert Almora (.331) collected his seventh three-hit game of the season, going 3 for 4 with a double (9) and an RBI (23).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.319) went 2 for 3 with a walk. He has reached in 14 of his last 15 games.
  • C Willson Contreras (.328) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies (20-24)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

Tennessee dropped both ends of its doubleheader vs. Biloxi. The Smokies went scoreless into extra innings in Game 1 before falling 5-0 in nine innings. They then dropped a back-and-forth 6-5 decision in Game 2.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (0.96 ERA) threw six scoreless innings in Game 1, already his sixth outing this season of at least five innings with no earned runs allowed.
  • RHP Corey Black struck out five batters in two perfect innings of relief in Game 1.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) finished 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in the second game. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests (8 for 15).
  • 1B Bijan Rademacher (.303) went 1 for 2 with two walks, one run scored and two RBI (19) in the second game.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.229) was 2 for 4 with a double (10) and run scored in Game 2.

Myrtle Beach (25-16)
Midwest League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

The Pelicans surrendered five eighth-inning runs and fell 7-4 at home to Lynchburg.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.250) finished 2 for 4 with a solo homer (2) and two RBI (12). He has hit safely in five straight games (9 for 17) with four multi-hit efforts.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.262) went 1 for 4 with a double (4), a run scored and his team-leading 35th RBI.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (3.35 ERA) tossed his fifth quality start of the season, fanning six in 6.1 innings and giving up just one earned run.

South Bend Cubs (25-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend connected on three homers in a 6-4 victory at Lake County.

  • RHP Preston Morrison (3.96 ERA) gave up one earned run across five innings, striking out five.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.327) went 1 for 2 with two walks and a two-run homer (6). He has hit safely in nine straight games (17 for 38) and has four homers in his last four games.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.220) followed up Jimenez’ homer with a solo blast in the first inning (5).
  • DH P.J. Higgins (.282) went 2 for 4 with a walk, two runs and an RBI (16).
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.293) was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI (31).

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/19/16

One big inning was the difference for Tennessee, and Myrtle Beach claimed its series with a win Thursday. Iowa was edged out, and South Bend gave up late runs in a loss. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-20)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-4.0)

Iowa dropped its fourth straight game, collecting four hits in a 2-1, series-opening setback at Tacoma.

  • RF John Andreoli (.210) collected both of the team’s extra-base hits, going 2 for 4 with a double (4) and a solo homer (4).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.320) went 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (3.30 ERA) gave up one run in five innings for the no-decision. He has posted a 1.80 ERA (5 ER/25 IP) in his last four starts.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 SO) has yet to allow a run in 14 innings with Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (19-22)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-5.5)

The Smokies pulled away with a five-run fifth inning, as they defeated visiting Biloxi, 7-2.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.308) went 2 for 4 with a team-high two runs scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.197) finished 2 for 4 with a double (13), a run scored and two RBI (13).
  • RF Billy McKinney (.234) went 2 for 4 with a triple (1), a run scored and two RBI (11).
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.291) added a double (9), two RBI (15) and a run scored. He is batting .414 (12 for 29) with a .541 OBP since May 11.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (22-17)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach took the rubber game against Winston-Salem, prevailing 4-3.

  • RHP Erick Leal (3.93 ERA) picked up the win, pitching seven innings and giving up three earned runs.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.263) was 2 for 4 with a two-run homer (7) in the fifth inning, his fourth homer in the past seven games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.255) went 3 for 4 with two doubles (10). He is batting .349 (22 for 63) in 16 May games after batting .179 (14 for 78) in 21 April contests.
  • DH Ian Happ (.268) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

South Bend Cubs (22-16)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend surrendered three unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth, falling 5-3 at Great Lakes.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.326) collected his second career multi-homer game, going 2 for 4 with two homers (4) and three RBI.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.299) went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (4.75) allowed just one earned run in five innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/17/16

Tennessee overpowered its opponent, and South Bend pitching carried the load in wins Tuesday. Iowa couldn’t hold on, and Myrtle Beach was rained out, with a doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-19)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

The I-Cubs could not overcome an early Reno lead and fell to the Aces, 5-3.

  • RF-CF Juan Perez (.292) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer (2). He has a hit in five consecutive games (6 for 15/.400).
  •  C Willson Contreras (.339) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks and an RBI (19).
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) went 1 for 4, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.268) finished 1 for 3 with a triple (1) and a walk.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB) finished the game and extended his scoreless innings streak to 26.2 IP, dating to last season.

Tennessee Smokies (18-21)
Southern League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-4.5)

The Smokies went 6 for 12 with runners in scoring position to top Birmingham, 9-4.

  • RHP Tyler Skulina (3.76) picked up the win, striking out seven and surrendering just one earned run on two his in six innings.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.230) reached base four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk. He had a pair of doubles (9), two RBI (18) and three runs scored.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.309) finished 3 for 4 with two doubles (5), two RBI (17) and a run scored.
  • 1B Ryan Dent (.138) notched his second multi-hit game of the season, going 2 for 4 with a double (1) and three RBI (6).

South Bend Cubs (22-14)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (—)

South Bend pitchers fanned 10 batters and only allowed five hits en route to a 2-1 victory.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.304) went 1 for 4 with two RBI (28). He has knocked in nine runs in his last four games and leads the Midwest League in RBI.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.292) finished 2 for 4 with a double (6) and a hit-by-pitch.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.345) went 1 for 3 with a triple (1), a walk and a run scored.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.257) reached base three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored.
  • LHP Carson Sands (3.26 ERA) pitched five innings, giving up one earned run. It’s the only run he’s surrendered in his last 16 innings.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/16/16

It was a tough day for the Cubs farm teams, as all three squads in action took a loss. South Bend had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s games.

Iowa Cubs (18-18)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa dropped to .500 with a 5-3 setback on the road at Reno.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.331) reached base twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk. He has drawn a base on balls in seven straight games, contributing to his .432 on-base percentage.
  • CF Albert Almora (.336) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.361/22-for-61), going 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI (22).
  • LF John Andreoli (.205) and PH Juan Perez (.286) each collected a double.

Tennessee Smokies (17-21)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-5.5)

The Smokies left the tying run at third base in the ninth inning, falling 3-2 to Birmingham.

  • SS Chesny Young (.321) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 3 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. It’s his fifth game this season with at least three hits.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.261) and DH Kelly Dugan (.279) each went hitless but drew two walks apiece.
  • RHP Paul Blackburn (1.08 ERA) surrendered just one earned run in six innings. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in seven of his eight starts and has now allowed just six earned runs in 50 innings this season.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-16)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

The Pelicans had their four-game winning streak snapped, dropping a 5-2 decision to Frederick.

  • DH Yasiel Balaguert (.260) went 2 for 4 with a double (3) and an RBI (28).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.274) reached twice, finishing 1 for 3 with a double (9), walk and run scored.
  • LHP Jordan Minch (2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief, his fourth outing this season of at least two scoreless frames.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/15/16

Tennessee cruised to a win, and Myrtle Beach earned a shutout victory to continue its streak Sunday. Iowa and South Bend both fell, however. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (18-17)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa surrendered seven runs in the first two frames and lost 9-3 at Reno.

  • SS Kristopher Negron (.294) finished 2 for 4 with a double (5), a triple (2) and two runs scored.
  • C Taylor Davis (.325) went 2 for 4 with a double (3).
  • RF Shane Victorino (.231) reached twice, going 0 for 2 with two walks and a run scored. He has reached base in six of his seven games played.
  • RHP Felix Pena (2 IP, 2 BB, 1 SO), RHP Brandon Gomes (1 IP, 1 SO) and RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 2 BB, 1 SO) combined for four scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (20-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Smokies led 9-3 after four innings and cruised to a 12-4 victory over visiting Birmingham.

  • C Victor Caratini (.288) finished 3 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI (14).
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.268) reached base four times, going 2 for 3 with two walks, a double (6), three runs scored and two RBI (13). He has six walks in the last three games.
  • DH Kelly Dugan (.293) went 2 for 2 with a double (3), two walks and two RBI (18). He has scored or driven in a run in 13 of 15 games this season.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.197) and RF Billy McKinney (.228) each added multi-hit games, and CF Jacob Hannemann (.245) walked twice and scored three runs.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (3 IP, 1 BB, 3 SO) picked up his first win, tossing three scoreless frames.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans earned their fourth straight victory, defeating host Frederick, 8-5.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.200) finished 2 for 3 with a walk, triple (2), solo home run (3) and two runs scored.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.252) went 2 for 4 with a walk, double (8), run scored and two RBI (18).
  • 2B Ian Happ (.273), 3B Jason Vosler (.331) and RF Jeffrey Baez (.212) all added two-hit games.
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (2.94 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings to pick up the win. He struck out five in his third quality start of the season.

South Bend Cubs (21-14)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend led 6-4 before allowing three unanswered runs, falling 7-6 at Lansing.

  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.235) had the only multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (4).
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.237) went 1 for 2 with two walks, a double (5), a run scored, an RBI (20) and a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Tyler Alamo (.325) drove in two runs (16), going 1 for 4 with a run scored.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/12/16

Myrtle Beach picked up a shutout victory Thursday, but Iowa, Tennessee and South Bend were all on the wrong end of the decision. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (16-16)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-3.0)

Iowa went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position, falling at home to Nashville, 7-2.

  • C Miguel Montero (.200) went 0 for 3 in his third rehab game. He is 2 for 10 with Iowa.
  • CF Albert Almora (.328) finished 2 for 4 with a run scored. The outfielder has hit safely in nine straight games (15 for 43) with multi-hit games in the last three contests.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.346) continued his hot stretch, going 2 for 3 with a walk, a solo homer (6) in the ninth inning and two RBI (27). He has hit safely in six straight games (8 for 21), scoring six runs and driving in six during that span.

Tennessee Smokies (15-19)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-3.0)

Tennessee rallied for three runs in the ninth, but fell in walk-off fashion, 5-4, in 10 innings at Montgomery.

  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.306) had a double (4) and went 2 for 4 with an RBI (15) and a run scored. It snapped an 0 for 19 stretch that spanned 13 games.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.267) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a two-out solo homer (2) and a pair of walks.
  • C David Freitas (.260) finished 1 for 4 with a double (4), an RBI (8) and a run scored.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2 IP, 1 BB, 2 SO) registered his second straight hitless outing. He hasn’t allowed a run in nine of 11 appearances this season (1.23 ERA).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

Three Pelicans pitchers combined to shut out Winston-Salem, as Myrtle Beach won 3-0.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.333) went 2 for 3 with a solo homer (1), a double (7) and two runs scored. He has notched a hit in five straight games, three of which have been multi-hit affairs.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.280) and DH Daniel Lockhart (.241) both added sacrifice flies.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (3.10 ERA) pitched six scoreless innings, striking out 10 batters and walking none to pick up the win. It’s the first time this year he didn’t surrender a base on balls.

South Bend Cubs (19-13)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

South Bend only mustered two hits and fell to Lansing 5-0.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.297) went 1 for 4 with a stolen base (8).
  • C P.J. Higgins (.271) finished 1 for 3 with a walk. The backstop was the only Cub to reach twice.
  • RHP Scott Effross (2 IP, 2 H, 2 SO) tossed his third straight scoreless outing.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/11/16

Iowa and South Bend collected wins Wednesday, but Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were on the losing end of their matchups. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (16-15)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-2.0)

Iowa claimed its seventh win in the last nine games, topping visiting Nashville, 4-2.

  • DH Miguel Montero (.286) went 2 for 4 with two RBI in his second rehab game. He is 2 for 7 with Iowa.
  • CF Albert Almora (.322) finished 2 for 5 with two doubles (6), two runs scored and an RBI (17). He has hit safely in eight straight games (13 for 39) with multi-hit games in three of his last four.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.300) went 2 for 4 with a double (4) and run scored.
  • 3B Taylor Davis (.344) extended his hitting streak to six games (9 for 21), going 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies (15-18)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-5.0)

The Smokies lost their third straight game at Montgomery, falling 8-1.

  • LF Mark Zagunis (.265) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4.
  • 1B David Freitas (.261) went 1 for 4 with a double (3) and an RBI (7).
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.246) and DH Kelly Dugan (.269) each walked twice.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

The Pelicans collected just five hits in a 5-1 setback at home against Winston-Salem.

  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.189) hit a solo homer (3) in the third inning for the only Pelicans run. He has an RBI in each of his last four games.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.261) went 2 for 4 with a double (6).
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) reached twice, going 1 for 3 with a walk. He is batting .355 (11 for 31) in May.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (1.89 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings, striking out six. He tossed his fifth straight quality start, posting a 1.38 ERA (5 ER/32.2 IP) during that stretch.

South Bend Cubs (19-12)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend blanked host Dayton, 2-0. The SB-Cubs have won five of their last six games.

  • 2B Andrew Ely (.301) went a perfect 4 for 4 with three doubles (5), a run scored and a stolen base (1).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.385) added a season-high three hits, going 3 for 4 with an RBI (4).
  • LHP Justin Steele (7.08 ERA) fanned six in five scoreless innings for the win.
  • RHP Kyle Miller (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) has allowed just one earned run in 8.1 innings (1.08 ERA) this year.

Cubs Minor League Report: 5/10/16

Myrtle Beach picked up the win behind another strong starting effort, and South Bend secured a split in a doubleheader Tuesday. Iowa couldn’t hang on, and Tennessee lost in walk-off fashion again. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (15-15)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-2.0)

Iowa struck first, scoring three in the second frame, but Nashville came back to beat the I-Cubs, 8-5.

  • C Miguel Montero (.000) went 0 for 3 in his first rehab appearance.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.250) knocked in four runs (4), going 2 for 4 with a three-run homer (4) and a run scored.
  • RF Shane Victorino (.294) went 2 for 4 with a triple (1), an RBI (4) and a run scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.319) went 2 for 5 with a stolen base (4) and a run. He has hit in seven straight.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO) has not allowed a run in 11 appearances at Triple-A.

Tennessee Smokies (15-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-5.0)

The Smokies lost in walk-off fashion for the second straight day, falling 4-3 (11 inn.) at Montgomery.

  • RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (3.86 ERA) fanned six and gave up two earned runs in five innings for the no-decision.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.215) went 3 for 4 with a walk, a double (3), a run scored and an RBI (7).
  • 1B Kelly Dugan (.280) went 2 for 4 with a double (1), a solo homer (5) and two runs scored. He has five homers in his last eight games and has driven in a run in eight of 10 games this season.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (2 IP, 3 SO) tossed two scoreless innings, striking out three. He has not allowed a run in 10 appearances this season (17.2 IP), surrendering just five hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16-14)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

The Pelicans notched 11 hits and stole six bases en route to a 5-2 victory over Winston-Salem.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.324) was 2 for 4 with a triple (2), two RBI (13) and a run scored. He has reached base in 10 out of his last 11 games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.245) did not record an out, going 3 for 3 with a double (7), a run scored, a walk and a stolen base (4). He has had three straight multi-hit games, going 8 for 12 (.667) over the span.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.264) and RF Shawon Dunston Jr. (.230) both swiped a pair of bags.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (3.00) gave up one earned run in six innings, fanning one batter. He allowed only one run for the second straight start.
  • RHP Jeremy Null (1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) fanned three in his season debut at Myrtle Beach.

South Bend Cubs (18-12)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend shut out Dayton in the first game, 2-0. In the nightcap, an SB-Cubs comeback attempt in the top of the seventh fell short, and Dayton won, 5-4.

  • DH/RF Eloy Jimenez (.306) went 3 for 6 over the two games, including a double in each affair (10).
  • LF/CF Eddy Martinez (.250) finished 2 for 6 combined, hitting a two-run homer in Game 1.
  • CF/LF Donnie Dewees (.300) hit his first homer at South Bend, a two-out, two-run shot in Game 2.
  • LHP Carson Sands threw his second straight scoreless outing (11 IP combined).
  • RHP Casey Bloomquist (2 IP, 1 SO) relieved Sands and extended his scoreless inning streak to 15 IP. He has only allowed three hits over this stretch.

 

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