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Cubs Minor League Report: 8/18/16

Iowa and Eugene continued their impressive winning streaks Thursday, while South Bend rallied late for a victory. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (57-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-14.0)

Iowa won its sixth straight game, defeating host Sacramento, 4-3.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.312) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, his second-straight game with a homer. He has hit safely in six straight games (.407/11-for-27) with four multi-hit efforts. He has reached base in 25-straight games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.269) went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, his first-career homer in 222 minor-league games.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.288) went 2-for-4, his fourth multi-hit game in his last six contests.
  • RHP Josh Collmenter made his first start in the Cubs organization.
  • LHP Joe Thatcher (1 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) also made his Cubs debut.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 SO) collected the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (20-31)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies scored six runs in the final two frames, but still suffered an 11-7 setback vs. Jacksonville.

  • LF Chesny Young (.300) went 4-for-5 with a double (20), two runs and one RBI (29). This marked his fifth four-hit game of the season.
  • C Victor Caratini (.297) went 3-for-5 with two RBI (45).
  • PH Kelly Dugan (.237) hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.275) went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (5). He extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

Myrtle Beach’s game vs. Winston-Salem was cancelled due to rain and will not be made up.

South Bend Cubs (35-18)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.5)South Bend scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to defeat host Bowling Green, 6-4.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.222) homered for the second-straight game, going 2-for-4 with a solo shot, two runs scored and two RBI (33).
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.220) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (7).
  • C Alberto Mineo (.243) went 2-for-5 with a double (5) and a run scored.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.199) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (9).

Eugene Emeralds (16-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+5.0)

Eugene won its 14th straight game, tying the Northwest League record for consecutive wins. The Ems defeated visiting Boise, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel.

  • DH Trent Giambrone (.286) went 3-for-3 with two doubles (10) and a run scored. He has gone 6-for-10 with three runs scored in his last three games.
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.271) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (14), an RBI (25) and a stolen base (15). He has hit safely in seven-straight games (.417/10-for-24).
  • LHP Manuel Rondon has tossed three-straight scoreless outings (16 IP) and has allowed just three total earned runs in his last seven starts.

Mesa Cubs (6-12)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.5)

Mesa collected just five hits in a 6-2 setback vs. the AZL Reds.

  • 1B Jhonny Pereda (.298) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double (5).
  • CF Tolly Filotei (.179) went 0-for-1 with three walks and an RBI (5).
  • RHP Michael Rucker (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO) has not allowed an earned run in 6.2 innings pitched.

Cubs Minor League Report: 7/27/16

The Cubs farm squads went 3-2 Wednesday, with Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene all picking up wins. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (45-60)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-15.5)

Iowa scored seven runs in the first three innings to defeat host New Orleans, 8-2.

  • 1B Taylor Davis (.246) went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer and three RBI (8).
  • RF Juan Perez (.272) went 2 for 4 with a double (21) and an RBI (40). He has hit safely in seven straight games (.435/10 for 23).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.286) reached three times, going 2 for 4 with a walk, a triple (4), an RBI (30) and two runs scored.
  • SS Kristopher Negron (.240) picked up his first homer since May 14. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (2 IP, 1 H, 2 BB, 3 SO) picked up his first win of the season with Iowa, He has not allowed a run in 10 consecutive innings at Triple-A.

Tennessee Smokies (13-18)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fifth Place (-5.5)

The Smokies were 2 for 14 with runners in scoring position and lost to Chattanooga, 8-4.

  • RF Chris Coghlan (.500) was 3 for 4 with two doubles (4), two RBI (6), a run scored and a walk in his fifth rehab game. He is 8 for 16 with four doubles and five walks during his stint with Tennessee.
  • DH Jorge Soler (.083) went 0 for 2 but drew three walks and scored once in his sixth rehab game (fourth with Tennessee).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.303) went 2 for 5 with a double (14) and a run scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.293) was 1 for 5 with a pair of RBI (15).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (18-15)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Every Pelicans batter reached base en route to a 10-7 victory over Carolina.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.249) slugged a pair of homers, his first career two-homer game. He was 3 for 5 with three RBI (72) and two runs scored. The Cuban-born player is batting .340 (34 for 100) with five homers and 25 RBI in July after hitting at a .182 clip (36 for 198) between May and June.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.429) hit his first homer at Myrtle Beach. He was 1 for 3 with an RBI (1), two runs, a walk and a stolen base (2).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.244) went 2 for 5 with a triple (3), two RBI (31), a run scored and a stolen base (20).
  • C Erick Castillo (.235) went 2 for 3 with an RBI (6).

South Bend Cubs (20-12)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend let a four-run lead slip away, losing to host Lake County, 5-4.

  • DH Alberto Mineo (.323) went 2 for 4 with a walk and a three-run homer.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.317) went 2 for 5 with an RBI (20) and a run.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.204) reached four times, going 3 for 3 with a walk, a double (5) and a run scored.
  • LHP Jose Paulino made his first start with South Bend, allowing only five hits over 5 IP.

Eugene Emeralds (1-1)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-Second Place (-1.0)

Eugene scored three first inning runs in a 4-1 victory over visiting Salem-Keizer.

  • RF Robert Garcia (.299) went 2 for 4 with an RBI (14) and a stolen base (5).
  • 1B Chris Pieters (.298) went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
  • DH Jose Paniagua (.272) went 1 for 3 with a triple (2), a run scored and two RBI (12). He has scored a run in five straight games.
  • LHP Manuel Rondon improved to 4-0 on the season. He has allowed two or fewer earned runs in all seven starts, and one or fewer earned runs in four straight starts.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/12/16

Tennessee was the only team that took the field Tuesday, though the Smokies couldn’t get the bats going. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Tennessee Smokies (9-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-4.5)

The Smokies stranded seven runners and were held scoreless, losing to Chattanooga, 4-0.

  • Clayton Richard completed his fourth rehab start, allowing four hits and walking none in three innings. He threw 43 pitches, 28 for strikes. He has an 0-1 record with a 2.13 ERA (3 ER/12.2 IP) between Double-A and Triple-A.
  • LHP Brian Matusz (3.1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO) followed Richard, fanning six batters over 3.1 IP in his Double-A debut.
  • LF Kelly Dugan (.192) went 2 for 3 while 3B Chesny Young (.290) reached three times, going 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.250) was 1 for 4.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/11/16

Tennessee and Myrtle Beach both picked up wins Monday, while South Bend and Eugene both came out on the losing end. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (41-50)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-12.0)

Iowa is off until Thursday for the All-Star Break. 1B Dan Vogelbach and RHP Armando Rivero will represent the Cubs at the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Tennessee Smokies (9-8)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-1.5)

The Smokies won their second straight one-run game, defeating visiting Chattanooga, 7-6.

  • C Victor Caratini (.293) went 2 for 3 with a go-ahead three-run homer and two runs scored.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.271) and CF Trey Martin (.210) each went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
  • SS Daniel Lockhart (.250) went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. He has three multi-hit games in his last four contests.
  • RHP Joe Nathan (1 IP) made his seventh relief appearance, tossing a scoreless inning. He has allowed two runs on three hits while walking none in 6.2 innings (2.70 ERA).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (10-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)

Myrtle Beach claimed its third-straight win with a 5-1 victory over host Wilmington.

  • CF Rashad Crawford (.249) went 2 for 4 with a go-ahead three-run homer, two runs scored and a stolen base (17). He has two hits and two runs scored in each of his last three games.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.270) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 with a double (18), an RBI (37) and a stolen base (17).
  • 1B David Bote (.296) reached three times, going 1 for 3 with two walks.
  • RHP Pedro Araujo (2.2 IP, H, 4 SO) has yet to allow an earned run in 8.1 innings with Myrtle Beach

South Bend Cubs (13-6)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend surrendered 14 hits in a 10-3 setback at home against Bowling Green.

  • 1B Josh Silver (.257) led the way offensively, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored. He has gone 7 for 14 with five runs scored in his last three games.
  • 2B Bryant Flete (.215) added two hits, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (22).
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.293) extended his hitting streak to five games (.429/9 for 21), going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Eugene Emeralds (17-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Emeralds collected just four hits in a 7-4 setback vs. Hillsboro, marking their first two-game losing streak of the season.

  • CF D.J. Wilson (.163) reached twice, going 1 for 4 with a double (2), a walk and two RBI (7).
  • C Tyler Payne (.286) and RF Connor Myers (.250) each singled, scored a run and drove in a run.
  • LF Kevonte Mitchell (.203) went 1 for 4 with a double (4), two runs and a steal (6).

Mesa Cubs (8-9)
Arizona Rookie League
Third Place (-2.0)

Mesa had the day off. The Cubs return to action tomorrow at the AZL White Sox.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/26/16

The Tennessee Smokies knocked out 14 hits to pick up the minor-league system’s only win of the day Thursday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s Cubs minor-league play.

Iowa Cubs (19-26)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-6.0)

Iowa suffered its 10th loss in its last 11 contests, dropping a 6-3, 12-inning decision to El Paso.1B Dan

  • Vogelbach (.313) went 2 for 4 with a double (8), a run scored and an RBI (33).
  • CF Juan Perez (.278) went 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base (4).
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion (1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) allowed his first run of the season.
  • RHP Alex Sanabia pitched 5.2 innings, his longest outing of the season.

Tennessee Smokies (22-25)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Third Place (-6.5)

The Smokies collected 14 hits and topped Chattanooga, 7-6.

  • 1B David Freitas (.284) was a double shy of the cycle, going 3 for 4 with a triple (1) and a homer. He also knocked in four runs (17) and scored once.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.289) added a pair of doubles (11), going 2 for 5 with a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.284) was 2 for 3 with three runs scored, a double (10) and a walk.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.236) and DH Chesny Young (.316) both had multi-hit games.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) earned the win and has allowed just one run over his last 12.1 innings pitched.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (26-20)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

Myrtle Beach batters mustered only four hits as the Pelicans fell to Carolina, 10-2.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.290) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (11) and two RBI (18).
  • DH Ian Happ (.277) reached twice, drawing a pair of walks and scoring a run.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.249) and 2B Daniel Lockhart (.261) both went 1 for 4.
  • RHP Jeremy Null allowed more than one run in a start for the first time this season (three starts total).

South Bend Cubs (28-17)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+2.0)

South Bend had its six-game winning streak snapped, falling 9-4 at home to Great Lakes.

  • SS Bryant Flete (.239) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI (10).
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) extended his hitting streak to 13 games (.442/23 for 52), going 1 for 3 with a double (14), a walk and two RBI (30).
  • C P.J. Higgins (.286) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with a double (12), two walks and a run scored. He is batting .474 (9 for 19) with a .583 OBP in his last five games.

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/20/16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cubs Minor League Report: 4/8/16

Tennessee claimed a season-opening win behind a boost from the offense, while starting pitching gave Myrtle Beach a lead it wouldn’t surrender Thursday. Iowa and South Bend were both on the losing end. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (0-1)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-3rd Place (-1.0 games back)

Iowa allowed five runs in the third inning as it dropped the season opener to Round Rock, 7-3.

  • 3B Kristopher Negron (.750) led the team with three hits, going 3-for-4.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.667) went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (1).
  • C Willson Contreras (.500) added a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4.
  • LHP Scott Barnes (2 IP, H, 2 BB, SO) and RHP Brandon Gomes (2 IP, 2 BB, SO) each tossed 2 scoreless frames in relief.

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

The Smokies blasted three homers as they rolled to a 7-3 Opening Day victory against Mobile.

  • LHP Rob Zastryzny (3.00 ERA) picked up the win, giving up two earned runs in 6 innings and striking out five.
  • 2B Chesny Young (1.000) reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with a first-inning solo homer (1) and two walks. He scored two runs and swiped a base.
  • C Victor Caratini (.250) went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer (1) in the first inning.
  • PH Bijan Rademacher (1.000) hit a pinch-hit solo homer (1) in the sixth inning.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.500) finished 2-for-4 with two stolen bases (2).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.333) recorded a hit with a walk and two runs scored.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.333) went 1-for-3 with a double, walk and two RBI (2).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (1-0)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-1st Place (–)

Myrtle Beach opened its 2016 campaign with a 5-2 home victory over Frederick.

  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (1.80) surrendered one earned run in 5 innings to pick up the win.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.250) went 1-for-4 with a double, an RBI (1) and two runs scored.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.333) added a double, going 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • RHP Daury Torrez (2 IP, H, R, SO) did not allow an earned run in 2 innings, and RHP Dave Berg (IP, H, 2 SO) earned his first save of the season.

South Bend Cubs (0-1)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-6th Place (-1.0)

South Bend fell behind 8-0 after three frames and could not come back, losing 9-4 to West Michigan.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.500) went 2-for-4 with a triple (1), a run scored and an RBI (1).
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.500) also went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
  • CF Donnie Dewees (.400), C P.J. Higgins (.400) and SS Andrew Ely (.667) all added two-hit games. South Bend combined for 12 hits, including 11 singles.
  • LHP Kyle Twomey (4 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 7 SO) fanned seven batters in relief, allowing just one run on three hits.

Minor League Recap: 9/16/15

Myrtle Beach won its first Mills Cup championship since 2000, defeating Wilmington in walk-off fashion in Game 3, 3-2. The Pelicans swept the best-of-five series.

  • RHP Duane Underwood fanned seven batters in 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run in the no-decision.
  • C Victor Caratini went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. He batted .474 (9-for-19) with seven RBI in six postseason games, including three consecutive multi-hit games in the championship series. Caratini was named Mills Cup Championship Series MVP.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen finished 3-for-5 with a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning.
  • LF Mark Zagunis went 1-for-4 with a single and a game-winning run scored in the ninth inning.
  • RHP David Garner tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, striking out four batters and walking two.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/13/15

Myrtle Beach claimed Game 1 of the best-of-five Mills Cup Championship Series, defeating Wilmington on the road, 3-2 in 10 innings. The second game is tonight at Wilmington.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng fanned four in 6.0 innings, giving up just one earned run.
  • RF Jorge Soler finished 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run scored and an RBI in his second rehab game. He’s gone 2-for-6 with two doubles, two walks and two runs scored in his two games with the club.
  • C Victor Caratini went 3-for-5 with a game-winning RBI single in the 10th inning.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen added a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP David Berg earned the win, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out two batters.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 9/10/15

Myrtle Beach topped Winston-Salem, 4-3, to tie up the three-game series. The Pelicans face the Dash at home tonight with the winner advancing to the Mills Cup Championship Series.

  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.333) went 3-for-5, knocked a double, plated two runs and scored once.
  • DH Chesny Young (.250) finished 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
  • LF Jeffrey Baez (.571) went 2-for-4, swiped a bag and scored once.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.143) was 1-for-4 with an RBI single.
  • RHP Brad Markey (0.00) took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, allowing just one unearned run and fanning eight batters in a season-high 8.0 innings.
  • RHP David Berg (0.00) earned the save, tossing a perfect ninth inning.
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