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Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/30/15

Iowa and Myrtle Beach won in dramatic fashion while Eugene and Mesa also claimed wins Thursday. Tennessee and South Bend both were on the wrong side of one-run games. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league recap:

Iowa Cubs (55-50)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.5)

Iowa scored two runs in the 12th inning to defeat host Nashville, 5-4.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.277) reached base four times, going 2-for-4 with two walks, one run scored and one RBI (55).
  • LF John Andreoli (.274) went 2-for-6 with a double (14) and an RBI (16).
  • SS Javier Baez (.305) went 1-for-5 with a double (8) and two runs scored. He has scored five runs in his first three games since returning to Iowa.
  • RHP Frank Batista tossed 4.0 scoreless innings of relief to collect his first win of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (14-18)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Tennessee surrendered three solo home runs to Montgomery’s Tyler Goeddel in a 4-3 setback.

  • DH Willson Contreras (.317) went 1-for-3 with a double (25), a walk and a run scored.
  • The Smokies collected just five hits (four singles) in the loss.
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (4.64) gave up two earned runs in 5.1 innings, fanning four. He has posted a 2.25 ERA (4 ER/16.0 IP) across his last three starts.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (20-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

SS Carlos Penalver hit a two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth as the Pelicans won their fifth straight game, defeating Potomac, 4-3.

  • RHP Jeremy Null (4.33) gave up two earned runs in 5.0 innings for the no-decision.
  • Penalver finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI. The walk-off blast was his first homer since May 31 of last season with Kane County.
  • DH Chesny Young (.339) went 2-for-4 with a triple (3), a run scored and an RBI (24).
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.225) went 2-for-4 with a double (1) and an RBI (10). He has consecutive multi-hit games and three multi-hit efforts in his last four games.

South Bend Cubs (16-18)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fifth Place (-3.5)

South Bend allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth, falling in walk-off fashion, 3-2, at Great Lakes.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.314) went 2-for-5 with a stolen base (17).
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.292) extended his hitting streak to six games (.400/8-for-20), going 2-for-3 with a walk and a season-high three stolen bases (18).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.247) went 1-for-3 with a solo home run (5) in the second inning.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe (3.67) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings. He has posted a 1.59 ERA (3 ER/17.0 IP) in his last three starts.

Eugene Emeralds (2-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene won its second straight game at Spokane, defeating the Indians, 6-4.

  • RHP Adbert Alzolay entered in the third inning and allowed zero hits or runs in 6.0 innings. He walked just one batter and struck out three, collected his second win.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.235) went 2-for-5 with a double (9), a home run (4), two runs scored and three RBI (19). It’s his second three-RBI game in his last four contests.
  • 3B Andrew Ely (.400) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (1), his third straight multi-hit game.

Mesa Cubs (2-2)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place

The Mesa Cubs claimed a 4-2 victory over the AZL Angels.

  • DH Varonex Cuevas (.360) went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two stolen bases (3). It’s his first three-hit game of the season.
  • RF Robert Garcia (.358) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Trey McNutt collected his second win, allowing just one hit in 1.0 inning of relief.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/29/15

Tennessee and Myrtle Beach jumped out to early leads and secured victories, while Eugene claimed a one-run win Wednesday. Iowa, South Bend and Mesa were all handed losses. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (54-50)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa surrendered four runs in the bottom of the eighth, falling on the road at Nashville, 6-4.

  • RF Rubi Silva (.283) went 2-for-4 with a double (12), a home run (11), two runs scored and one RBI (42). He has hit safely in eight of the last nine games.
  • 1B Junior Lake (.319) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI (31).
  • RHP Felipe Paulino struck out a career-high 12 batters in six innings of work for the no-decision. He’s the first I-Cub since Esmailin Caridad on Aug. 5, 2009, to strike out at least 12 batters.

Tennessee Smokies (14-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee plated four runs in the second inning and cruised to a 5-2 victory over Montgomery.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.276) went 2-for-4 with a walk. He is batting .309 (29-for-94) in 26 July games.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.280) went 2-for-5 with a double (21), a run scored and an RBI (28).
  • 2B Tommy La Stella (.250) went 1-for-2 with two runs scored in a rehab outing with Tennessee.
  • CF Albert Almora reached base four times, going 1-for-2 with a season-high three walks and two steals (6).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson pitched 7.0 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out seven. He has allowed one run or fewer in eight of his nine starts with the Smokies.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (19-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

The Pelicans jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for an 8-5 win over visiting Potomac.

  • CF Trey Martin (.242) went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer, two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base (12). He is 4-for-6 with four RBI in his last two games.
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.194) went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.243) and DH Daniel Lockhart (.230) each had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (3.92) tossed his ninth quality start of the season.

South Bend Cubs (16-17)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fifth Place (-3.0)

South Bend mustered just four hits in a 5-0 shutout loss at Great Lakes.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.313) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.275) went 1-for-4 with a double (18) for the team’s only extra base hit.

Eugene Emeralds (2-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene collected 11 hits in a 4-3 win over host Spokane.

  • LF Ricardo Marcano (.244) collected a season-high three hits, going 3-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI (7) and a stolen base (2).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.364) went 2-for-4 for his second straight multi-hit game.
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (2.05) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings to collect the save.
  • RHP Preston Morrison (1.17) and LHP Kyle Twomey (3.00) each pitched 2.0 scoreless innings.

Mesa Cubs (1-2)
Arizona Rookie League
Third Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs dropped a 5-1 decision to the AZL D-Backs.

  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.224) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch made his first appearance with the Mesa Cubs, allowing no earned runs (three unearned) in 2.1 innings.
  • LHP Ariel Ovando (0.79) tossed 2.1 scoreless frames, and RHP Scott Effross (1.80) added 2.0 hitless innings.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/28/15

Iowa and Tennessee posted shutout wins, Myrtle Beach held on for a victory, and Mesa took both games of a doubleheader Tuesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (54-49)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa scored seven runs in the second inning and rolled to a 9-0 win over Nashville.

  • SS Javier Baez (.317), playing in his first game with Iowa since June 7, went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs (10). It marked his third two-homer game of the season.
  • LF Junior Lake (.321) went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, his seventh of the season.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.290) went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored, extending his hitting streak to nine games (15-for-34/.441).
  • LHP Clayton Richard (0.00) tossed 7.0 scoreless frames and earned the win in his first outing with Iowa. He struck out four batters while walking none and scattering just three hits.

Tennessee Smokies (13-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

Tennessee cruised past Montgomery with two four-run innings, blanking the Biscuits, 8-0.

  • DH Willson Contreras (.317) went 3-for-5, blasted a grand slam in the sixth inning (6), knocked a double (24) and scored twice. His four RBI marked a season high.
  • CF Albert Almora (.242) went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in the third inning (5) and two runs scored. He has recorded a hit in his last four outings, picking up two home runs and five RBI in that stretch.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.276) went 2-for-5 and plated one (4), marking his second straight multi-hit game with Tennessee.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.277) went 2-for-5 and had a double (20).
  • C Tyler Pearson (.150) went 2-for-5 with a double (2). It was his first multi-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Ivan Pineyro (3.69) earned his second straight win and quality start, tossing 7.0 shutout frames.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (18-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

The Pelicans allowed three runs in the ninth, but held on for a 4-3 victory over Potomac.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.313) hit two home runs (3), going 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI (7). He has homered in back-to-back games.
  • DH Kevin Brown (.266) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • CF Trey Martin (.237) went 2-for-3 with a double (12) and an RBI (22).
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez allowed just three hits and walked none in a season high 8.0 scoreless frames to collect his seventh win.

South Bend Cubs (16-16)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fifth Place (-2.5)

South Bend could not come back from an early three-run deficit, falling 4-1 at Great Lakes.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.238) hit his sixth home run, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.287) went 2-for-3 with a stolen base (15). He has recorded a hit in nine of his last 10 outings.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.249) went 2-for-3.
  • RHP Erick Leal (4.52) tossed his fourth consecutive quality start, but took the loss after surrendering three runs in the first inning.

Eugene Emeralds (1-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene fell to Boise in the series finale, 5-1. The Emeralds dropped the series, 2-1.

  • LF Alex Bautista (.333) went 1-for-2 and crushed a solo home run in the ninth inning (2). He has two homers and three RBI in just three games with Eugene.
  • 2B-3B Andrew Ely (.286) went 2-for-4 in his second game with the Emeralds.
  • LHP Jose Paulino (4.73) tossed his first quality start of the season, but took the loss.

Mesa Cubs (1-1)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs swept a doubleheader at the AZL D-backs, topping the D-backs 12-1 in the first
game and 8-4 in Game 2.

  • LF-1B P.J. Higgins (.600) went 3-for-5, crushed a homer (1) and a double, plated two and scored twice in
    the completion of the July 5 game.
  • LF-1B Jose Paniagua (.302) went 3-for-5 with two doubles (4), a triple (2), two RBI (5) and a walk in the
    the completion of the July 5 game. He crushed a three-run homer (3) in the second game.
  • 3B Angel Amendolare (.300) went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI (5) in the second game.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/27/15

There were only three minor league teams in action Monday, but Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene all secured wins. Tennessee, South Bend and Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (53-49)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.5)

Iowa snapped a six-game skid, topping Memphis, 8-3. The I-Cubs blasted three homers in the victory.

  • 3B Mike Olt (.284) went 3-for-5, homered in his third straight game (5), knocked a double (8), plated one (14) and scored three times. It extended his hitting streak to eight games (13-for-29/.448).
  • SS Chris Valaika (.249) went 2-for-3, crushed a two-run homer (5), drove in three (24) and scored once.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.279) went 2-for-5 with a home run (14), two RBI (54) and one run scored.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.304) went 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to seven games (13-for-29/.448).
  • RF John Andreoli (.273) went 1-for-3 with a double (12), drove in one (14), drew a walk and scored once.
  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada (3.11) earned the win and tossed his fourth quality start with Iowa, giving up no earned runs in 6.0 innings and striking out six.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (17-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach won its second straight game, topping Carolina in the series finale, 4-3.

  • 1B Jason Vosler (.231) went 1-for-3 and blasted a three-run homer (1) in the sixth inning to tie the game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.279) went 2-for-4 with a double (9), a stolen base (16) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to 14 games (18-for-53/.340).
  • CF Trey Martin (.231) plated the game-winning run (21) on a sacrifice fly in the seventh.
  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.48) earned his third straight win and fourth quality start of the season.

Eugene Emeralds (1-0)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene opened the second half of the season with a 9-5 victory over Boise.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.237) went 2-for-4, blasted a homer (3), plated three (16), drew a walk, swiped two bases and scored twice. It extended his hitting streak to seven games (8-for-29/.276).
  • 1B Matt Rose (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (7), an RBI (27), a walk and one run scored. He now has a six-game hitting streak (11-for-24/.458).
  • DH Ian Rice (.266) went 2-for-5 with a double (3) and plated one run (5).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.276) went 1-for-5 with a double (5), an RBI (12) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Blake Headley (.230) went 1-for-3 with a double (4), plated one (9), drew a walk and scored once.

 

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/26/15

With all six affiliates taking the field Sunday, only Myrtle Beach was able to secure the victory. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-49)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.5)

Iowa allowed two runs in the bottom of the ninth and fell to Memphis, 2-1. The I-Cubs have dropped six straight contests.

  • 3B Mike Olt (.268) went 2-for-4 and homered in his second straight game (4), a solo blast in the second inning. He also extended his hitting streak to seven games (10-for-24/.417).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.302) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk, extending his hitting streak to seven games (13-for-29/.448).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.280) went 2-for-4.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.61) scattered just one hit in six innings and tossed his first quality start with Iowa. He’s currently riding a 11.0-inning scoreless streak.

Tennessee Smokies (12-17)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Tennessee was blanked by Chattanooga in the series finale, 8-0. The Smokies committed five errors in the setback.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.263) went 2-for-4 and knocked his first double with the Smokies.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.250) also went 2-for-4 with a double (2). He has recorded a hit in five of seven games with the Smokies.
  • Tennessee was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (16-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach snapped a four-game skid and topped Carolina, 3-1.

  • RHP Brad Markey (0.76) earned his third straight win, tossing 7.0 scoreless frames and fanning a career-high 10 batters.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.200) went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and one run scored.
  • DH Kevin Brown (.266) went 2-for-3, knocked a double (8), drew a walk and scored once. He has recorded a hit in eight straight games (12-for-28/.429).
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.230) and CF Trey Martin (.233) each went 1-for-3 and plated one run.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.276) went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases (15) and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to 13 straight games (16-for-49/.327).

South Bend Cubs (16-15)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Second Place (-2.5)

South Bend fell at West Michigan in the series finale, 5-1. The SB-Cubs took the series, 2-1.

  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.269) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (33), a stolen base (11) and a walk.
  • CF Ian Happ (.500) went 2-for-4, knocked a double and scored once.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.282) went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to seven games (9-for-24/.375).
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.205) reached base safely four times, going 1-for-1 and drawing three walks.

Eugene Emeralds (17-21)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-5.0)

Eugene surrendered four runs in the ninth inning and fell to Boise, 6-4. The Emeralds outhit the Hawks 11-6, finishing the first half of the season in third place.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.265) went 4-for-5, plated two (26) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to five games (9-for-20/.450). His four hits marked a season high.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.280) went 2-for-4 with two doubles (4), a walk and two runs scored.
  • DH Alberto Mineo (.205) went 1-for-3, knocked a double (2), drew a walk and plated one (5).
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.141) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (7), a walk and one swiped bag (5).

Mesa Cubs (0-1)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs were blanked to open the second half of the season, falling to the AZL Brewers, 4-0.

  • 1B Jose Paniagua (.301) went 2-for-2 and drew a walk.
  • SS Javier Baez (.417) went 1-for-3 and swiped a base. He has recorded a hit in four straight games.
  • RHP Jesus Camargo (2.42) tossed 5.0 scoreless frames and scattered just three hits.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/23/15

Tennessee and Eugene both picked up wins behind late-inning rallies, but the Cubs other minor league affiliates all ended up on the losing side of the ledger Thursday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-46)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa dropped its third straight game, falling to Round Rock in the series finale, 3-2.

  • LF Mike Baxter (.292) went 2-for-4 and connected on his first home run of the season, a two-run blast in the third inning to tie the game.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.289) went 3-for-4, drew a walk and scored once. It marked his fifth three-hit game.
  • RHP Felipe Paulino (4.71) tossed a quality start and struck out a season-high eight batters, but took his sixth loss of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (11-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.0)

Tennessee scored three runs in the eighth inning to top Chattanooga, 4-1.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.200) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (2). This marked his first multi-hit game with the Smokies.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.276) went 1-for-3, knocked a double (19), drove in one (26) and drew a walk.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.316) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (45), a walk and one run scored.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.224) went 1-for-3, swiped two bases (14) and scored twice.
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (4.82) allowed just one run for his second straight game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-13)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its second straight game at Lynchburg, falling to the Hillcats, 7-3.

  • 3B Chesny Young (.353) went 3-for-5, with a double (9) and a run, extending his hitting streak to 12 games (.470/24-for-51). That stretch has included eight multi-hit efforts.
  • LF Kevin Brown (.258) went 1-for-3 and hit a sacrifice fly that scored one (19).
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.136) went 0-for-3, but drove in a run (9) with a sacrifice fly.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.284) went 0-for-2, plated his 42nd RBI and drew two walks.

South Bend Cubs (14-14)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fourth Place (-3.5)

South Bend was blanked by Great Lakes, 13-0, after surrendering eight runs in the seventh.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.317) went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.276), 3B Jesse Hodges (.245) and CF Rashad Crawford (.284) each recorded a hit. Crawford has recorded a hit in his last four outings (4-for-13/.308).
  • RHP Michael Wagner (2.61) allowed a season high eight hits and took the loss.

Eugene Emeralds (17-18)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Eugene scored two runs in the eighth inning to come from behind and top Salem-Keizer, 2-1. The Emeralds snapped a four-game skid.

  • CF Donnie Dewees (.230) crushed a game-winning two-run homer in the eighth inning. All told, he went 1-for-3, swiped a base (3), drew a walk and scored once.
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.277) went 1-for-4 and picked up his 10th double. He has recorded a hit in his last four outings and has earned an RBI in back-to-back games.
  • LHP Tyler Peitzmeier (0.00) earned the win and tossed 2.0 hitless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (13-12)
Arizona League (Rookie)
Second Place (-2.0)

The Mesa Cubs got out to an early lead but were unable to hold on, falling to the AZL White Sox, 4-3.

  • LF Michael Foster (.394) went 2-for-4, knocked a double, plated one (3) and scored once. This marked his third straight multi-hit game.
  • 2B P.J. Higgins (.500) went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • RF Robert Garcia (.371) went 1-for-4, hit a double (3), drew a walk, swiped a bag (9) and scored once.
  • SS Javier Baez (.333) went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • 3B Varonex Cuevas (.250) went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/22/15

It was a rough day for all Cubs minor league affiliates, as everyone in action came out on the losing end Wednesday. Mesa had the day off and resumes play today. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (52-45)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-8.5)

Iowa was blanked 4-0 at home against Round Rock, its second straight defeat.

  • CF Matt Szczur (.279) had the team’s only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double (9).
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.274) went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in seven straight games (12-for-28/.429).
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua allowed just four hits in 4.0 scoreless innings of relief. In four relief outings with Iowa, he has posted a 1.59 ERA (2 ER/11.1 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (10-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-7.5)

Tennessee led 7-1 before surrendering seven runs in the seventh inning and falling, 8-7, at Chattanooga.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.223) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (18), snapping a seven-game hitless skid (0-for-25).
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.265) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (38).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (1.73) tossed his third quality start in his last four outings, striking out a season high eight batters in 6.1 innings.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-0.5)

Myrtle Beach allowed five home runs in a 10-4 setback on the road at Lynchburg, snapping an eight-game winning streak.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.274) went 3-for-5 with a triple (2), an RBI (18), three runs scored and a stolen base (13). He has hit safely in 10 straight games (.333/13-for-39).
  • C Victor Caratini (.249) went 3-for-5 with a double (19) and three RBI (42). He is 6-for-9 with five RBI in his last three games.
  • 1B Chesny Young (.348) went 2-for-5, extending his hitting streak to 11 straight games (.457/21-for-46), including seven multi-hit efforts.

South Bend Cubs (14-13)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Second Place (-3.5)

South Bend dropped a 5-2 decision at home to Great Lakes.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.243) went 3-for-4, swiped a base (19) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to 11 games (23-for-44/.523) with 12 runs scored during that stretch. He has recorded back-to-back three-hit games.
  • C Erick Castillo (.309) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (7), for his second straight multi-hit game.

Eugene Emeralds (16-18)

Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Eugene dropped its fourth straight game at Vancouver, falling to the Canadians, 4-2.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.220) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the second inning to account for both of the Emeralds’ runs.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.227) and 2B Frandy Delarosa (.278) each hit a double in the setback.
  • RHP Jae-Hoon Ha tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just two hits and one walk and fanning three batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/20/15

Iowa’s winning streak reached six games and Myrtle Beach’s hot stretch includes seven straight wins after victories Monday night. South Bend, Eugene and Mesa were all dealt losses while Tennessee was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (52-43)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

CF Rubi Silva (.277) homered in his third consecutive game as Iowa topped Round Rock, 7-1. The I-Cubs have won six straight contests.

  • All told, Silva went 2-for-4 with his ninth home run of the season, three RBI (37), and two runs scored.
  • DH Matt Szczur (.280) went 2-for-5, knocked a double (8), swiped a base (17) and scored twice.
  • RF Junior Lake (.325) went 2-for-4, plated one (27) and scored once, extending his hitting streak to 11 games (18-for-39/.462).
  • 3B Mike Olt (.234) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.272) went 1-for-4 with a double (18) and a RBI (50). He is currently riding a five-game hitting streak (9-for-19/.474) and a four-game RBI streak (10 total).
  • LHP Drake Britton (4.39) tossed a season-high 7.0 frames and fanned a season-high six batters to pick up the win.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (14-11)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach won its seventh straight game, besting Salem, 4-1. Four Pelicans drove in a run.

  • C Victor Caratini (.240) went 2-for-2, knocked a double (17), drew a walk and scored once.
  • 3B Chesny Young (.346) went 1-for-4 and plated one (23), extended his hitting streak to nine games (17-for-36/.472). He has reached base in a league record 39 straight games.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.282) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double (20) and two runs scored.
  • DH Jeimer Candelario (.270) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.232) each hit a double and plated one.
  • RHP Brad Markey (1.08) earned his second consecutive win, giving up one earned run in 6.0 innings.

South Bend Cubs (13-12)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fourth Place (-3.5)

South Bend dropped its second straight game as it was blanked by West Michigan, 4-0.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.319) went 2-for-3 including a double (19), extending his hitting streak to seven games (14-for-30/.467).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.225) went 1-for-4 and swiped two bases (17), extending his hitting streak to nine games (17-for-36/.472) with four stolen bases in that stretch.
  • The SB-Cubs were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Eugene Emeralds (16-16)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Eugene was shutout by Vancouver, 8-0. The Emeralds were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

  • RF Ricardo Marcano (.229) went 2-for-3, marking his second multi-hit game of the season.
  • DH Justin Marra (.208) went 1-for-4 and knocked a double (2).
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.280) went 1-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • RHP Trey Masek (6.43) tossed 2.0 hitless frames of relief while fanning one batter.

Mesa Cubs (12-11)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-1.5)

The Mesa Cubs fell to the AZL Angels, 5-4. The AZL Cubs recorded 10 hits in the setback.

  • 1B Jose Paniagua (.301) went 2-for-4, knocked a double (4), plated one (10) and scored twice. He extended his hitting streak to six games (9-for-23/.391).
  • SS Carlos Sepulveda (.230) went 2-for-4, marking his second consecutive multi-hit game.
  • RF Michael Foster (.308) went 2-for-3, marking his second multi-hit game of the campaign.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/19/15

Iowa and Myrtle Beach continued winning streaks through the weekend, but all the other affiliates were on the losing end Sunday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (51-43)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa swept the four-game series, besting Memphis, 4-2. The I-Cubs have won five straight contests.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.14) fanned four and gave up two earned runs in 6.0 innings to pick up the win.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.273) went 2-for-3 and blasted a three-run homer (12) while marking his fourth straight multi-hit game (8-for-15/.533). He has hit three homers and plated nine runs in that stretch.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.274) homered in his second consecutive game, going 1-for-3 with an RBI (34) and one run scored.
  • LF Junior Lake (.321) went 2-for-4 and scored once, extending his hitting streak to 10 games (16-for-35/.457).
  • SS Jonathan Mota (.252) went 2-for-4, marking his 14th multi-hit game of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (8-14)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Tennessee dropped its sixth straight game, falling to Montgomery in the series finale, 12-3. The Smokies were swept for the first time this season.

  • 2B Sutton Whiting (.438) went 2-for-4 and picked up his first RBI with the Smokies.
  • 1B Wes Darvill (.181) finished 2-for-3, drew a walk and scored once. It marked his second consecutive multi-hit game.
  • DH Varonex Cuevas (.240) went 1-for-4 and plated one run.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.256) recorded a triple, walked once and scored once, finishing the day 1-for-3.
  • C Willson Contreras (.317) went 2-for-4, marking his 25th multi-hit game of the campaign.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (13-11)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-1.5)

Myrtle Beach won its sixth straight game, blanking Salem in the series-opener, 4-0.

  • RHP Paul Blackburn (4.02) struck out five in 4.2 innings and gave up no earned runs in the no-decision.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.266) went 2-for-3, plated one (17), drew a walk and swiped a base (12). He has recorded a hit in his last seven contests (8-for-27/.296).
  • SS Chesny Young (.348) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22) and one run scored. He extended his hitting streak to eight games (16-for-32/.500) with 11 runs scored in that stretch. He has reached base in a league-record 38 straight games.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.257) went 1-for-4 and plated two runs. He leads the team with 61 RBI.

South Bend Cubs (13-11)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend’s three-game winning streak was snapped by West Michigan, as the SB-Cubs fell in the series opener, 10-5.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.286) went 2-for-4, blasted a home run (2) and a triple (3), plated a season-high four runs (37) and scored twice. He has compiled 10 RBI in the last four games.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.224) went 2-for-5 and plated one run (19). It extended his hitting streak to eight games (16-for-32/.500) with 11 RBI in that stretch.
  • C Erick Castillo (.294) went 3-for-4 with two doubles (4) and two runs scored.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.316) went 2-for-5 and knocked a double (18), extending his hitting streak to six games (12-for-27/.444), including four straight multi-hit games.

Eugene Emeralds (16-15)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-2.0)

Eugene surrendered a season-high 16 runs to Vancouver, 10 of which came in the first inning. The Emeralds fell to the Canadians, 16-5.

  • CF Ian Happ (.283) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), an RBI (11), a walk and two runs scored. He has knocked a double in five consecutive games, going 9-for-20 (.450) in that stretch.
  • DH Eloy Jimenez (.303) went 2-for-5, hit a double (2) and scored once.
  • C Tyler Alamo (.321) went 2-for-4 and plated one (7).
  • 1B Matt Rose (.243) went 1-for-4 with a RBI double that plated three runs (20).

Mesa Cubs (12-10)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-1.5)

The Mesa Cubs were blanked by the AZL Dodgers, 3-0. They recorded seven hits in the setback.

  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.217) went 2-for-3 and drew a walk.
  • 1B Jose Paniagua (.290) went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to five games (7-for-19/.368).
  • RHP James Norwood (3.60) tossed 4.0 hitless innings and fanned a season-high six batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/16/15

Iowa, Myrtle Beach, South Bend and Mesa all picked up wins for the Cubs yesterday, while Tennessee and Eugene both struggled with the bats. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (48-43)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Iowa opened the season’s second half with a 4-1 victory over the Memphis Redbirds.

  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada made his second rehab start with Iowa, throwing 71 pitches in 6.0 innings. He walked none and struck out five.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano (0.00) made his first appearance with Iowa, striking out three batters and surrendering one hit in a scoreless inning of relief.
  • LF Junior Lake (.310) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.458/11-for-24), going 2-for-4 with a third-inning solo home run.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.261) went 2-for-4 with a double (16) and a run scored.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.219) went 2-for-4 with two doubles (6), one run scored and two RBI (6).

Tennessee Smokies (8-11)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-8.0)

The Smokies surrendered nine runs on 11 hits as they dropped a 9-2 decision at Montgomery.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.275) reached base three times and scored both of the Smokies’ runs, going 1-for-3 with two walks.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.242), C Willson Contreras (.319) and 2B Sutton Whiting (.625) all collected a hit and drew two walks. As a team, the I-Cubs collected nine walks and left 11 runners on base.
  • RHP Starling Peralta (3.00) did not allow any hits or runs in 1.2 innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-11)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-2.0)

Myrtle Beach scored a run in the fourth inning and held on for a 1-0 shutout win at Potomac.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez recorded his longest scoreless outing of the season, tossing 7.0 innings with four strikeouts and no walks. He has allowed one or no runs in at least 7.0 innings in three of his last four outings and has won six straight decisions.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.270) went 1-for-4 with the team’s only run.
  • LHP Michael Heesch (1.48) collected his third save of the season, tossing a scoreless ninth inning. He has not allowed a run in his last three appearances (8.2 IP).

South Bend Cubs (11-10)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

South Bend jumped out to a 9-0 lead after four innings and held on for a 10-6 win over Lansing.

  • LF Yasiel Balaguert (.301) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.396/21-for-53), going 4-for-5 with a double (16), a solo homer and three runs scored. His four hits tied a season high.
  • 2B David Bote (.236) had his third straight multi-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI (18).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.308) tallied his 10th game this season with three or more hits, going 3-for-5.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.205) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI (15). He has hit safely in five straight games (.500/9-for-18).

Eugene Emeralds (15-13)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Third Place (-1.0)

Eugene mustered just four hits in a 4-0 shutout loss at home against Hillsboro.

  • CF Ian Happ (.269) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double (5). He is 10-for-25 (.400) in his last six games with four multi-hit efforts.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey has tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in each of his last two outings.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (3.93) fanned four batters in 2.0 perfect innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (12-8)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-0.5)

The Mesa Cubs snapped a two-game losing skid, defeating the AZL D-backs, 2-1.

  • CF Robert Garcia (.403) went a perfect 4-for-4 with a stolen base (5), extending his hitting streak to four games (9-for-14). This was his second four-hit game of the season.
  • RF Alex Bautista (.255) went 1-for-4 with his first homer of the season, a two-run shot in the fourth inning that accounted for both of the team’s runs.
  • RHP Dylan Cease has tossed 6.0 scoreless innings across his last two outings. He has allowed just one earned run in 11.2 innings this season, striking out 10 batters and walking four.
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