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Cubs Minor League Report: 6/7/16

Iowa picked up a one-run win, Myrtle Beach swept both games of its doubleheader, and South Bend won in walk-off fashion (again) on Tuesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (29-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-First (–)

Iowa finished off its series against Memphis with a 6-5 win, claiming the set 3-1.

  • LF Matt Murton (.329) was 2 for 2 with a double (5), two RBI (16) and a stolen base (1). He has six RBI in his last four games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.254) finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (15).
  • RF Logan Watkins (.224) and 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.264) each went 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. Alcantara swiped his 21st base of the season.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (1 IP, 1 H, 2 SO) earned his sixth save of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (25-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies collected just two hits in a 5-1 setback at Mississippi.

  • C Victor Caratini (.291) went 1 for 3 with a walk. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
  • PH Kelly Dugan (.219) recorded a hit as a pinch-hitter.
  • RHP Jose Rosario (1 H, 3 SO) struck out three batters in 1.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (32-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-5.5)

Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader vs. Potomac, winning both games by a score of 4-3.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.263) went a combined 3 for 7 with a run scored, two RBI (16) and a stolen base (10). He has hit safely in nine straight games (.385/15 for 39).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.264) reached in both games, going a combined 2 for 5 with two walks, three runs scored and a stolen base (11). He’s compiled eight runs in his last five games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.279) went a combined 2 for 3 with four walks, a double (10), a run scored and an RBI (36).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.29 ERA) gave up two earned runs in six innings pitched and picked up his eighth win of the season, most among all Cubs minor leaguers.
  • RHP Jeremy Null (2.45 ERA) pitched 6.2 innings, striking out six in the win.

South Bend Cubs (35-22)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend earned its seventh walk-off victory of the season, defeating Dayton 4-3 in 12 innings.

  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.317) was 3 for 5 with a run scored. It’s his second three-hit game in the last three contests and third of the season.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.230) went 1 for 4 with a walk and two RBI (13), including the game-winning sac fly in the 12th inning.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.318) and 3B Andrew Ely (.295) each collected two hits and a walk.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (3 IP, 1 H, 2 SO), LHP John Williamson (1.2 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 2 SO) and RHP James Norwood (2.1 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) combined to throw seven scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Lineup: 6/8/16 vs Phillies

Cubs vs. Phillies — Citizens Bank Park
First Pitch: 12:05 CST
Cubs Starter: John Lackey, rhp (6-2, 2.88)
Phillies Starter: Vincent Velasquez, rhp (5-2, 3.67 ERA)
TV: CSN, MLB Network (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Albert Almora Jr., lf
7. Miguel Montero, c
8. Javy Baez, ss
9. John Lackey, p

Cubs call up OF Almora Jr., place OF Soler on 15-day DL

Almora (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Cubs today placed outfielder Jorge Soler on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain and selected the contract of Albert Almora Jr. from Triple-A Iowa. Almora, who will wear No. 5, will be available for the Cubs tonight as they continue their three-game series in Philadelphia.

The 22-year-old was selected by the Cubs in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2012 Draft out of Mater Academy Charter High School in Hialeah Gardens, Florida.  In five pro seasons with the Cubs, Almora has batted .292 (442 for 1,516) with 94 doubles, 16 triples, 23 home runs and 178 RBI in 379 minor-league contests.

Almora began the 2016 campaign by reaching the Triple-A level for the first time in his career and has batted .318 (68 for 214) with 12 doubles, three triples and three home runs in 54 games. His 10 stolen bases already represent the most he has recorded in a single season, while his .335 on-base percentage and .444 slugging percentage are his best marks since playing in Low-A ball three years ago.

The right-handed batter and thrower spent his first full season with Double-A Tennessee last year, batting .272 (110-for-405) with 26 doubles, four triples, six homers and 46 RBI in 106 games.

Soler, 24, is batting .223 (29 for 130) with five doubles, five home runs and 13 RBI in 50 games for the Cubs this season.

Cubs Lineup: 6/7/16 vs. Phillies

Cubs vs. Phillies — Citizens Bank Park
First Pitch: 6:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (4-4, 2.84 ERA)
Phillies Starter: Jerad Eickhoff, lhp (2-8, 3.93 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, lf
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Tommy La Stella, 3b
7. Miguel Montero, c
8. Addison Russell, ss
9. Kyle Hendricks, p

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/6/16

For as positive as Sunday was, it just wasn’t in the cards for Cubs affiliates Monday. Both Iowa and Tennessee picked up losses, while Myrtle Beach was rained out and South Bend was off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (28-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-First (–)

Iowa had its nine-game winning streak snapped, collecting just three hits in a 6-2 setback to Memphis.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.308) went 1 for 3 with a two-run homer (9) in the fourth inning. He leads the team with 40 RBI this season.
  • C Willson Contreras (.343) was 2 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. He extended his hitting streak to 14 games (.375/21 for 56) and has a .436 OBP on the season.
  • RHP Drew Rucinski allowed just two earned runs in 5.2 innings, his third straight start allowing two or fewer earned runs.

Tennessee Smokies (25-32)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies went 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position, falling 3-1 at Mississippi.

  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.421) finished 2 for 4 and has hit safely in all five games with Tennessee (8 for 19).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.291) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.299) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) each went 1 for 4 with an extra-base hit and a walk.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (2.1 IP) tossed two or more scoreless innings for the seventh time this season.

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/5/16

It was a solid day for Cubs affiliates, as everybody came away victorious Sunday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (28-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Iowa defeated Memphis, 6-1. It marked the I-Cubs ninth straight win, their longest streak since 1991.

  • LF Matt Murton (.324) went 2 for 3 with a solo homer, his first of the season. He also walked once, scored two runs and collected two RBI (14). He is batting .419 (13 for 31) in his last nine games.
  • C David Freitas (.167) finished 1 for 4 with a go-ahead two-run homer in the fourth inning.
  • 3B Juan Perez (.266) was 2 for 4 with a triple (2), a run scored and two RBI (23).
  • RHP Alex Sanabia (8.02 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings for the win. He has a 3.45 ERA (6 ER/15.2 IP) in his last three starts compared to a 19.50 ERA (13 ER/5.2 IP) in his first two outings.

Tennessee Smokies (25-31)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies scored six runs in the sixth inning to rally for an 11-6 win over host Mississippi.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.222) went 1 for 3 with a solo homer (4), two walks and three runs scored.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.251) was 2 for 5 with a two-run homer (6), four RBI (23) and a stolen base (20). He extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.345/19 for 55).
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.243) went 2 for 3 with two runs scored, an RBI (19) and a hit-by-pitch.
  • RHP Miguel Mejia (2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) earned his first win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (30-26)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-6.5)

Myrtle Beach claimed its largest victory as a Cubs affiliate, blanking visiting Potomac, 15-0.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.242) homered for the second straight game, going 2 for 4 with a three-run homer (9), a walk and four RBI (43). He has five runs scored and six RBI in the last three games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.273) finished 2 for 4 with a three-run homer (6), a walk, three runs scored and a stolen base (9).
  • 3B Daniel Lockhart (.246) led the team in hits, going 3 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI (12).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.261) reached base four times, finishing 1 for 2 with three walks, two runs scored and two stolen bases (10). He has reached in 11 of 22 plate appearances this month.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.231) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer (1), his first of the season.
  • Named the Cubs Pitcher of the Month for May, Trevor Clifton (2.08 ERA) tossed six scoreless frames in his first June outing, striking out six. It marked his fourth scoreless game in his last five appearances.

South Bend Cubs (34-22)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend led 2-0 after two innings and held on for a 2-1 win over visiting West Michigan.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.288) and 3B Jesse Hodges (.294) each hit a double and scored a run.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (4.38 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings. He has allowed just two runs over his last two starts (10.1 IP).
  • RHP Scott Effross (1.1 IP, 2 H,1 SO) has not allowed a run in his last 15.1 innings.

Cubs Lineup: 6/6/16 vs. Phillies

Cubs vs. Phillies — Citizens Bank Park
First Pitch: 6:05 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (6-3, 2.29 ERA)
Phillies Starter: Adam Morgan, lhp (1-4, 7.07 ERA)
TV: CSN, ESPN2 (out-of-market only); Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Jorge Soler, lf
6. Javy Baez, 2b
7. Addison Russell, ss
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Lineup: 6/4/16 vs. Diamondbacks

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: Jason Hammel, rhp (6-1, 2.09 ERA)
Diamondbacks Starter: Edwin Escobar, lhp (0-1, 18.90 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, 3b
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Jorge Soler, lf
7. Addison Russell, ss
8. David Ross, c
9. Jason Hammel, p

Cubs Lineup: 6/3/16 vs. Diamondbacks

Cubs vs. Diamondbacks — Wrigley Field
First Pitch: 1:20 CST
Cubs Starter: John Lackey, rhp (5-2, 3.16 ERA)
Diamondbacks Starter: Archie Bradley, rhp (2-0, 6.11 ERA)
TV: CSN Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Jason Heyward, rf
3. Kris Bryant, lf
4. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
5. Ben Zobrist, 2b
6. Tommy La Stella, 3b
7. Miguel Montero, c
8. Javy Baez, ss
9. John Lackey, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 6/1/16

Iowa battled back to claim a win, and Myrtle Beach powered its way to victory Wednesday. Tennessee lost a rain-shortened game, and South Bend couldn’t get the bats going. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (25-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-1.0)

Iowa staved off an Oklahoma City comeback in the ninth inning to win its sixth straight contest, 5-4.

  • C Willson Contreras (.337) extended his hitting streak to 11 games (17 for 47/.362) by going 2 for 3 with a double (12), two RBI (35) and a walk.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.314) went 2 for 4 with a double (10), a triple (1) and two runs scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.315) drove in a pair of runs (30), going 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.260) recorded a triple (5), an RBI and a run scored.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.270) swiped a pair of bags (8).
  • RHP Drew Rucinski (5.55 ERA) struck out seven in seven innings, surrendering two earned runs.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 SO) struck out the side in his inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (23-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies lost a 4-3, five-inning contest at home vs. Jackson. The game was called early due to rain.

  • LF Mark Zagunis (.306) went 3 for 3 with a two-run homer (4) and three RBI (21). It marked his second three-hit game in his last three contests.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.316) finished 2 for 3 with a run scored. Young has reached in his last nine games.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.243) recorded a hit and a run scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (28-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach opened up its four-game set at Salem with a 6-3 win yesterday afternoon.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.245) collected a season-high four hits, going 4 for 5 with a triple (4), two runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RHP Erick Leal (3.03 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, giving up three hits to pick up the win.
  • C Gioskar Amaya (.207) reached three times, going 1 for 2 with two walks, an RBI (7) and a stolen base (4).
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (3 IP, 2 H, 3 SO) made his longest relief appearance of the season.

South Bend Cubs (31-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-First Place (–)

South Bend collected six hits in a 6-2 setback at Fort Wayne.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.283) went 2 for 4 with a triple (9) and a run scored.
  • C P.J. Higgins (.290) was 2 for 4. He is 14 for 34 (.412) in his last nine games.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.328) doubled (15) and scored a run.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (3 IP, 1 BB, 5 SO) has yet to allow a hit in five innings this season (1 BB, 8 SO).
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