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Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/30/15

Myrtle Beach snapped its losing streak, Eugene rallied for a win, and Mesa secured a victory with a walk-off homer Tuesday. Iowa faltered late, and South Bend’s rally wasn’t enough. Tennessee had the day off and resumes play today. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (40-37)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.0)

Iowa got out to an early lead, but was unable to hang on, falling to Round Rock, 6-4.

  • DH Christian Villanueva (.269) and C Kyle Schwarber (.250) each went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
  • CF Rubi Silva (.267) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (27) and one run scored.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (6.33) tossed his second consecutive quality start, allowing just two earned runs off five hits in 6.0 innings of work.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (1-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-3.5)

Myrtle Beach snapped its four-game skid, besting Winston-Salem, 8-4. RHP Jeremy Null drew a no-decision in his first start with the Pelicans.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.277) went 4-for-4, plated two (28) and scored once. His four hits ties a career high set on May 20, 2013.
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.242) went 1-for-4 with a double (15) and two RBI (29).
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.312) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (34), a walk and a season-high three runs scored.
  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.227) went 2-for-4 and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to eight games (12-for-30/.400).
  • LF Kevin Brown (.236) went 2-for-5, marking his sixth multi-hit effort.

South Bend Cubs (4-2)
Midwest League (Low-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend’s eighth-inning rally fell short, and the SB-Cubs were topped by Lansing, 5-4.

  • 1B Jesse Hodges (.251) went 3-for-4, crushed a double (9) and drove in two runs (23).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.320) went 2-for-5 with a double (12), extending his hitting streak to six games (10-for-25/.400).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.279) went 3-for-5 for his fifth three-hit game of the season.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.248) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (13), a walk and one run scored.
  • RF Kevin Encarnacion (.275) went 2-for-5 and scored twice.

Eugene Emeralds (7-6)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene rallied in the eighth inning to top Tri-City, 9-4. The Emeralds took the five-game series, 4-1.

  • DH Donnie Dewees (.333) went 3-for-5 with three doubles (4), four RBI (4), one stolen base (1) and a run scored.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.288) went 2-for-4, blasted a solo homer (1), swiped a base (3) and walked once.
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.256) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (8), a walk and two runs scored.
  • SS Ho-young Son (.250) went 1-for-4, plated one and scored once.
  • LHP Carson Sands (2.81) earned his first win of the season, allowing just one run (unearned) off three hits and fanning four batters in 5.0 innings of work.

Mesa Cubs (5-4)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs topped the AZL Mariners, 9-8. Jose Paniagua (.258) crushed a walk-off solo home run to seal the game in the ninth inning.

  • RF Robert Garcia (.346) went 2-for-5 with a triple (2) and scored twice.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.200) went 2-for-4 and recorded two RBI (5).
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.265) added two RBI (5), swiped a base, walked once and scored once, despite going 0-for-3.
  • 3B Carlos Jimenez (.357) went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/29/15

South Bend had a late rally to earn a victory, and Eugene held off its opponent to grab a win Monday. All the other affiliates were in action but were handed losses. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (40-36)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Iowa fell to New Orleans in 12 innings in the series finale, 2-1. The two teams split the series, 2-2.

  • RF Jorge Soler (.000) went 0-for-3 in his first rehab game with Iowa, but drove in the team’s only run with an RBI ground out in the fifth inning.
  • C-1B Taylor Teagarden (.279) went 2-for-5, marking his seventh multi-hit game of the campaign.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.270) went 0-for-3, but drew a season-high two walks.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (4.29) allowed just one run on three hits in 5.0 frames. He has allowed just two earned runs in his last three appearances (10.0 innings).

Tennessee Smokies (3-2)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Ryan Williams (2.30) tossed his third straight quality start for Tennessee, but the Smokies fell to Mobile in the series finale, 3-2.

  • RF Billy McKinney (.310) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • 3B Taylor Davis (.333) went 1-for-4 with an RBI (8).
  • 2B Stephen Bruno went 0-for-2 and plated one (31). He has earned 11 RBI in his last seven appearances.
  • RHP Ryan Williams fanned four in 6.0 innings, surrendering one run in the no-decision. In his last four starts (22.0 innings), Williams has allowed just four runs while fanning 16.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (0-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its fifth straight game to begin the second half, falling 2-1 at Winston-Salem.

  • LF Chesny Young (.346) went 1-for-4, knocked a double (5) and plated one (16).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.265) went 1-for-4 with a double (19). He has hit a double in his last three starts.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (4.14) tossed his second consecutive quality start, allowing just one run off seven hits while fanning six batters.
  • The Pelicans were 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

South Bend Cubs (4-1)
Midwest League (Low-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend rallied with three runs in the seventh inning to top Lansing, 4-2.

  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.254) went 3-for-4 with two doubles (6), a stolen base (8) and one run scored.
  • DH Yasiel Balaguert (.286) went 3-for-4 and plated one (31), marking his fifth three-hit game.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.273) went 1-for-5 and crushed his first home run, a solo blast to tie the game in the third inning.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.271) went 2-for-4.

Eugene Emeralds (6-6)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene held off a late Tri-City rally to best the Dust Devils, 5-4.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.462) went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI (4) and two runs scored.
  • 3B Adonis Paula (.297) went 2-for-4 and plated two runs (6).
  • DH Donnie Dewees (.231) went 2-for-5 with a double and scored once.
  • CF Ian Happ (.282) went 1-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base (4) and one run scored.
  • PH Justin Marra (.318) went 1-for-1 with an RBI (3).

Mesa Cubs (4-4)
Arizona Rookie League
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Mesa dropped its second straight game following a four-game winning streak, falling to the AZL Mariners, 3-1.

  • LF Alex Bautista (.308) went 2-for-4 and drove in one run (2).
  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.310) went 1-for-4 with a double (4) and one run scored.
  • RHP Jesus Camargo (1.80) gave up just one run while fanning five batters in 5.0 innings of relief.
  • RHP Jesus Castillo (7.36) tossed 2.0 scoreless frames and allowed just two hits.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/28/15

Iowa battled back for a win and Tennessee split a doubleheader, but everybody else was on the losing end Sunday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (40-35)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa rallied for two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat New Orleans, 6-5.

  • LF Junior Lake (.306) went 2-for-4 with a double (7), two RBI (16) and a run scored. He has gone 9-for-14 (.643) with three doubles and four runs scored in his last four games.
  • 1B Mike Olt (.286) finished 2-for-4 with a double (3) and a run scored in his sixth rehab game with Iowa.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.268) collected two hits, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • SS Ryan Dent (.269) went 2-for-4 with a triple (1), a run scored and a season-high two RBI (5).

Tennessee Smokies (3-1)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

The Smokies split their doubleheader at Mobile, taking Game 1, 5-4, before falling in Game 2, 7-3.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.286) went a combined 2-for-4 with a double (13), a home run (5), three walks, two runs scored and three RBI (34). His home run was a two-run shot in the second game.
  • C Taylor Davis (.348) went 2-for-3 with a solo home run (3) in Game 2. He is 6-for-12 with two doubles and three home runs in his last three starts.
  • C Willson Contreras (.330) and 2B Stephen Bruno (.293) each went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Game 1.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (0-4)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-3.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its fourth straight game to begin the second half, falling 3-2 at Winston-Salem.

  • SS Chesny Young (.348) went 2-for-5 for his 11th multi-hit game in June.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.222) extended his hitting streak to six games (9-for-22), going 2-for-4 with a double (8) and an RBI (15).
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez struck out five in 7.0 innings, giving up one earned run in the no-decision. He has allowed just one earned run in four of his last five outings and went 2-0 with a 2.42 ERA (7 ER/26.0 IP) in five June starts.

South Bend Cubs (3-1)
Midwest League (Low-A)
First Place (+1.0)

South Bend dropped its first game of the second half, falling 6-3 at Lake County.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.319) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a home run, a run scored and two RBI (42).
  • DH Kevin Encarnacion (.267) went 2-for-4.
  • C Erick Castillo (.273) collected his first multi-hit game at South Bend, going 2-for-4.

Eugene Emeralds (5-6)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene surrendered eight runs in the eighth and ninth innings, falling 8-2 vs. Tri-City.

  • CF Ian Happ (.278) hit his third home run, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • C Ian Rice (.333) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • LHP Andin Diaz has allowed just two earned runs on six hits in 9.2 IP in his first two starts after pitching 5.2 scoreless innings Sunday.

Mesa Cubs (4-3)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

Mesa had its four-game winning streak snapped, dropping an 11-6 contest against the Giants.

  • SS Carlos Sepulveda (.296) went 2-for-5 with two RBI (3). He has hit safely in all six games (8-for-27).
  • CF Robert Garcia (.333) went 2-for-3 with a triple (1), a run scored and two RBI (7). Garcia is 5-for-8 with a double, a triple, three runs scored and six RBI in his last two games.
  • RHP Dylan Cease threw 2.0 perfect innings, fanning two batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/25/15

Iowa took both games of a doubleheader, and Tennessee, South Bend, Eugene and Mesa all captured victories as well on Thursday. Only Myrtle Beach was on the losing side. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (38-34)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.0)

Iowa swept a doubleheader against visiting Omaha, winning Game 1, 3-2, in 10 innings on a Kyle Schwarber walk-off double. The I-Cubs then blanked the Storm Chasers in Game 2, 1-0.

  • RHP Dallas Beeler (6.79) struck out six in 6.1 innings of the first game, giving up two earned runs in the no-decision.
  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.15) fanned nine batters in 6.0 scoreless innings to pick up his sixth win of the year. He’s gone 4-1 with a 0.95 ERA in five June starts.
  • 3B Mike Olt (.429) went 3-for-4 with a home run (1) in Game 1 and followed that up with a pair of walks in the second game. He is 3-for-9 with a double and a home run in three rehab games at Iowa.
  • RHP Neil Ramirez (0.00) allowed one hit and fanned one batter in 0.2 scoreless innings in Game 1. It was his first rehab outing with Iowa (third overall).
  • DH Kyle Schwarber (.222) went 2-for-5 with a triple (1) and a walk-off RBI double in Game 1.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.277) went 2-for-2 and drove in the only run in the nightcap.

Tennessee Smokies (1-0)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Taylor Davis hit two solo home runs to lift the Smokies past host Mobile, 2-1.

  • C Taylor Davis (.286) went 2-for-4 with the two home runs (2). He has five RBI in four games with the Smokies after starting the season at Triple-A Iowa.
  • LF Billy McKinney (.319) went 3-for-4, extending his hitting streak to six games (13-for-20), including three three-hit efforts. McKinney is batting .339 (20-for-59) in 18 June contests.
  • RHP Tayler Scott (2.30) collected his third win, striking out four batters in 2.1 scoreless frames.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (0-1)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-1.0)

The Pelicans dropped a 2-1 decision at Carolina to open the season’s second half.

  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.294) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (10). He has five multi-hit games in his last nine contests and is hitting .321 (26-for-81) in 23 June games.
  • DH Daniel Lockhart (.214) went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to three games (5-for-11).
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.319) went 1-for-4 and scored the Pelicans only run.

South Bend Cubs (1-0)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-First Place (–)

South Bend opened the second half with a 4-3 victory at Lake County.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.261) went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season and two RBI (16).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.315) went 2-for-4 with a triple (3) and a run scored. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests.
  • RHP Zach Hedges tossed his fourth quality start of the season to collect the win, striking out five in 6.2 innings.

Eugene Emeralds (3-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-Second Place (-2.0)

Eugene won its second straight game, topping visiting Boise, 3-1.

  • DH Justin Marra (.278) went 2-for-3 with a double (1), a triple (1), a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.235) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • LHP Justin Steele (0.82) has allowed one earned run in 11.0 innings to begin his campaign. He struck out six in 6.0 innings, giving up just one earned run.

Mesa Cubs (3-2)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

The Mesa Cubs scored three runs in the first inning and held on for a 6-4 win over the Angels.

  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.316) has doubled in three straight games, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored last night.
  • 1B Joe Martarano (.294), LF Jose Paniagua (.267) and SS Carlos Jimenez (.429) all had multi-hit games.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/24/15

Eugene had a pair of big innings to secure its second win, and the Mesa bats led the way in a victory Wednesday. Iowa was rained out, while Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend wrapped up their All-Star breaks and will return to play Thursday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Eugene Emeralds (2-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Fourth Place (-2.0)

Eugene rallied for eight runs in the sixth and seventh innings to defeat visiting Boise, 8-3.

  • LHP Carson Sands (4.09) fanned six in 6.0 innings, giving up three earned runs in the no-decision.
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.240) went 2-for-4 with a triple (1) and a team-high four RBI (5).
  • SS Ho-young Son (.308) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base (2). He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests.
  • RF Ricardo Marcano (.308) went 2-for-4, his first multi-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Jae-Hoon Ha collected his first victory, striking out four batters in 2.0 hitless innings.

Mesa Cubs (2-2)
Arizona League (Rookie League)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

The Mesa Cubs collected 11 hits to win their second straight, defeating the Angels, 6-5.

  • C Yohan Matos (.143) went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead, three-run homer in the fifth inning.
  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.250) went 3-for-4 with a double (2).
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.300) went 2-for-4 with two doubles (2) and a run scored.
  • LHP Carlos Rodriguez tossed 2.0 perfect frames to earn the win, fanning one.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/23/15

Mesa picked up its first win of the season Tuesday, Iowa got off to a slow start and couldn’t battle back, and Eugene continued its early-season struggles. Members of Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend competed in their respected leagues’ All-Star Games.

Iowa Cubs (36-34)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-11.0)

Iowa was unable to overcome Omaha’s early lead and ultimately fell to the Storm Chasers, 4-2.

  • RF John Andreoli (.299) went 1-for-4 with a home run (2).
  • SS Ryan Dent (.278) went 1-for-3 with a double (3) and an RBI (3). He has recorded a hit in his last three appearances.
  • RHP Felipe Paulino (4.67) took the loss, but fanned a six batters in 5.2 innings.

Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. Willson Contreras, Dan Vogelbach, Frank Batista, Corey Black, P.J. Francescon and Felix Pena represented the Smokies yesterday at the All-Star Game in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach crushed a three-run homer in the second inning to give the North All-Stars the lead. He also walked once, finishing 1-for-4.
  • C Willson Contreras went 1-for-2 and walked once.
  • RHP Felix Pena tossed a hitless frame and fanned one batter.
  • RHP Frank Batista tossed a scoreless frame, giving up just one hit and walking one batter.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. Jeimer Candelario, Duane Underwood, Jonathan Martinez and Mark Zagunis represented the Pelicans at the All-Star Game yesterday in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario went 2-for-4 with a double.
  • RF-CF Mark Zagunis went 2-for-5 and plated one.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez tossed a shutout inning, allowing just one hit and fanning one batter.

South Bend Cubs

South Bend is off until Thursday for the All-Star break. Cael Brockmeyer, Charcer Burks, Gleyber Torres, Jeremy Null and James Farris represented the SB-Cubs at the All-Star Game yesterday in Peoria, Illinois.

  • RHP Jeremy Null earned the win and was named game MVP after giving up just one hit and fanning three batters in a scoreless first inning.
  • RF Charcer Burks walked once and earned an RBI despite going 0-for-1.

Eugene Emeralds (1-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Eighth Place (-11.5)

  • CF Ian Happ (.350) went 2-for-3 with a double (2), a stolen base, a walk and a run scored. He has recorded a hit in his first five games with the Emeralds.
  • SS Ho-young Son (.273) went 2-for-3 and walked once.
  • DH Alberto Mineo (.214) went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI (3) and one run scored.
  • RHP Adbert Alzolay (0.00) took the loss in his first outing of the season. He allowed one run off two hits and fanned four batters in 2.0 innings on the mound.

Mesa Cubs (1-2)
Arizona League (Rookie League)
T-Fourth Place (-2.0)

  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.167) went 1-for-2, knocked a triple, plated three, walked twice and scored once.
  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.083) went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI.
  • LF Jose Paniagua (.286) went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple.
  • DH Miguel Rico went 2-for-4 with an RBI and one run scored.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.308) went 2-for-5 and scored once.
  • CF Roberto Caro (.300) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (2), a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (1).
  • RHP Jesus Camargo (1.80) earned the win after allowing just one run off three hits and fanning three in 5.0 innings of work.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/22/15

Mesa fell to 0-2 while Eugene again lost because of one big inning Monday. Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all enjoying the All-Star break, while Iowa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Eugene Emeralds (1-4)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Fourth Place (-2.0)

Eugene gave up six runs in the eighth inning to surrender the lead and drop the game, 8-4.

  • RF Ricardo Marcano (.250) went 1-for-4 with a triple, two RBI (3) and one run scored.
  • 3B Adonis Paula (.316) went 2-for-4, scored once and plated one (4).
  • LHP Andin Diaz (4.50) fanned eight batters in 4.0 innings in his first start of the season. The Emeralds as a team struck out 17 batters in 8.0 innings.

Mesa Cubs (0-2)
Arizona League (Rookie)
Fifth Place (-2.5)

The Mesa Cubs were held to just four hits in a 4-1 setback against the AZL D-backs.

  • CF Roberto Caro (.286) went 1-for-4 and plated Mesa’s only run of the evening.
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (2.25) allowed just one run on three hits in 4.0 innings of work in his first outing of the campaign.
  • Mesa was 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position.

Tennessee Smokies All-Stars: Corey Black, Frank Batista, Willson Contreras, P.J. Francescon, Felix Pena and Dan Vogelbach

Myrtle Beach Pelicans All-Stars: Jeimer Candelario, Jonathan Martinez, Duane Underwood and Mark Zagunis

South Bend Pelicans All-Stars: Cael Brockmeyer, Charcer Burks, James Farris, Jeremy Null and Gleyber Torres

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/21/15

Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend all headed into the All-Star break with victories on Sunday. Iowa collected 15 hits in a losing effort, while one bad inning resulted in a Eugene loss. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (36-33)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-10.0)

Iowa collected 15 hits and scored eight runs, but dropped a 14-8 decision at Round Rock.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.273) went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer (6), a run scored and three RBI (26).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.267) went 3-for-6 with a double (10), a run scored and an RBI (24).
  • LF Junior Lake (.273) went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (5). He has hit safely in four of five games (6-for-16) since returning to Iowa.

Tennessee Smokies (39-30)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Tennessee finished the season’s first half with its third straight win, a 9-2 triumph over Mississippi.

  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.53) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings to pick up his third win.
  • 3B Mike Olt (.444) made his third rehab appearance, going 1-for-3 with a double (2), two walks and two runs scored. He is 4-for-9 with two doubles, one triple and five runs scored in the three games.
  • RHP Neil Ramirez (0.00) fanned all three batters he faced in his second rehab outing.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.290) went 3-for-4 with a double (7) and three RBI (26).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.285) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI (31).
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.220) has a four-game hitting streak (7-for-19) after going 2-for-5 with a run scored. He has six multi-hit games in his last 10 contests.
  • C Willson Contreras (.332) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (41-28)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.5)

The Pelicans collected 12 hits to roll to a 4-1 victory over Lynchburg, completing the first half of the season. Myrtle Beach captured the First Half Southern Division Championship at 41-28.

  • RHP Daury Torrez (4.37) fanned five to pick up the win. He gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings of work.
  • DH Chesny Young (.364) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored and is batting .366 (30-for-82) with 14 runs scored in 22 June contests.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.288) scored twice, going 2-for-4 with a walk.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.273) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-18), going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Candelario is batting .300 (12-for-40) with six walks in 12 June games.

South Bend Cubs (29-38)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-11.5)

South Bend won its second straight game to close out the season’s first half, defeating West Michigan, 5-1.

  • 1B Jesse Hodges (.249) went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (4), two runs scored and two RBI (21).
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.289) went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • LHP Tommy Thorpe tossed a season-high 5.0 innings, allowing just four hits and no walks.

Eugene Emeralds (1-3)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
Fourth Place (-2.0)

Eugene allowed nine runs in the sixth inning, falling to Everett, 9-8.

  • CF Ian Happ (.308) homered for the second straight game (2), going 2-for-4 with a double (1), a home run, a walk, a run scored and an RBI (2).
  • 1B Varonex Cuevas (.455) reached base five times, going 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI (3).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.222) drove in four runs, going 2-for-5.
  • SS Ho-young Son (.267) went 2-for-5 with a double (3) and a run scored.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/18/15

Iowa looked impressive in a win, but South Bend gave up a run in the 10th for a loss. The Short-Season Eugene Emeralds also opened up their 2015 campaign yesterday, falling by a score of 6-1. Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were both rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (35-31)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa snapped a two-game skid with a 7-2 victory at Round Rock.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.45) gave up one earned run in 6.1 innings, striking out four to pick up the win.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.292) went 3-for-5 with a run scored.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.273) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (11) and two RBI (30).
  • LF Adron Chambers (.285) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (13) and two RBI (16).
  • CF John Andreoli (.316) went 2-for-5 with a run scored and one RBI (10).

South Bend Cubs (27-37)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-11.5)

Visiting Dayton tallied a run in the 10th inning to beat South Bend, 2-1.

  • RHP Jake Stinnett (5.29) pitched 6.0 scoreless innings, fanning four in the no-decision.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.303) and C Cael Brockmeyer (.297) both had three hits apiece.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.262) went 2-for-5 with two doubles (12) and one RBI (22).
  • RHP David Garner (5.40) fired 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, striking out three hitters.

Eugene Emeralds (0-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)

Eugene began the 2015 campaign with a 6-1 setback at Everett.

  • LHP Carson Sands (3.60) gave up two earned runs in 5.0 innings, striking out two.
  • RF Eloy Jimenez (.500) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (1).
  • SS Ho-Young Son (.333) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a run scored, a double and a walk.
  • LHP Sam Wilson struck out two hitters in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/17/15

Myrtle Beach captured its series with Winston-Salem, and Tennessee’s winning streak continued on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Iowa and South Bend both came out on the losing end. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (34-31)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa held a 4-0 lead after five innings but could not hold on, falling 7-4 on the road at Omaha.

  • C Taylor Teagarden (.286) went 2-for-4. He has hit safely in three straight games (4-for-10).
  • DH Junior Lake (.250) went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first of the season.
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.270) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a triple (7), a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (36-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

The Smokies won their fourth straight game, blanking visiting Mississippi, 8-0.

  • RHP Neil Ramirez (0.00) tossed a perfect inning of relief in his first rehab appearance.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.237) went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI (23). He has scored five runs in the last four games.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.279) extended his hitting streak to four games (8-for-16), going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI (20).
  • SS Bryant Flete (.184) went 2-for-3 with a double (1) and three RBI (4).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson tossed 5.0 scoreless innings in his second outing of the season. He has yet to allow a run in 8.0 innings (6 H, 2 BB, 6 SO).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (38-27)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

Myrtle Beach claimed the rubber game of a three-game set, defeating Winston-Salem, 5-2.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.312) went 3-for-4 with a triple (4), a walk, a run scored and an RBI (30). He has hit safely in five straight games (9-for-22).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.266) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.262) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (40) and is now 5-for-8 in his last two games.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2.84) tossed 2.2 scoreless innings to pick up his second win.
  • RHP James Pugliese (1.47) collected his fifth save, striking out one in 2.2 scoreless innings. He has thrown at least 2.0 scoreless frames in six of his last seven appearances.

South Bend Cubs (27-36)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Eighth Place (-10.5)

South Bend dropped its second straight game to Dayton by a score of 3-1.

  • LF Rashad Crawford (.287) went 2-for-3 with a double (4) and a run scored. He has a six-game hitting streak (8-for-21).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.313) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RHP Michael Wagner (0.00) fanned six batters in 3.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Gioskar Amaya and RHP Trevor Clifton were all ejected in the fourth inning.
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