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Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/13/15

Myrtle Beach recorded a shutout win, and South Bend rolled to a victory Monday. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Eugene and Mesa were all dealt losses. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (47-43)

Iowa is off until Thursday due to the All-Star break. Arismendy Alcantara and Carlos Pimentel will represent Iowa at the Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday.

Tennessee Smokies (8-9)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-6.0)

Tennessee dropped the series finale to Biloxi, 9-2. The Smokies open a five-game series at Montgomery on Wednesday.

  • 1B Wes Darvill (.168) went 1-for-4 with a double (2) that plated one (15).
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.239) went 1-for-4 and brought in a run for the Smokies (28).
  • SS Elliot Soto (.274) went 1-for-3, knocked a double (7), drew a walk and scored once. He extended his hitting streak to nine games (14-for-36/.389) and has drawn a walk in five straight games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-11)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Myrtle Beach blanked Carolina, 5-0, to close out a five-game series. The Pelicans recorded 10 hits.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.258) went 3-for-4, clubbed a double (16) and drove in three runs (54).
  • 3B Chesny Young (.330) went 2-for-4 and scored twice.
  • DH Jeimer Candelario (.274) went 1-for-4 with a double (23) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.228) went 1-for-4, swiped a base (5) and drove in one (21).
  • RHP Brad Markey (0.84) earned his first win with the Pelicans after tossing 4.2 scoreless innings of relief, scattering just two hits and fanning four batters.

South Bend Cubs (10-9)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

South Bend cruised past Lake County in the series finale, 8-1. Eight Smokies recorded a hit, and four picked up an RBI for the team.

  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.193) went 3-for-4, crushed a double (6) and a home run (3), drove in a season-high three RBI (12), swiped a base (14) and scored twice.
  • 2B David Bote (.218) went 2-for-4 and scored twice.
  • CF Charcer Burks (.275) finished 2-for-5 with a triple (3) and scored twice, extending his hitting streak to five games (6-for-20/.300).
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.274) compiled two hits and walked once.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.305) went 1-for-3 with an RBI (45), a walk and one run scored.
  • RHP Zach Hedges (3.64) earned his second straight win and fanned a season-high seven batters against three walks. He has tossed quality starts in four of his last five outings.

Eugene Emeralds (14-12)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene dropped its fourth straight game at Tri-City, falling to the Dust Devils, 5-4.

  • 3B-1B Matt Rose (.250) went 1-for-4, knocked a double (3) and plated one (14).
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.304) finished 2-for-4 and walked once.
  • RF Eloy Jimenez went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.281) went 1-for-5, swiped a bag (2) and scored once.

Mesa Cubs (11-7)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-0.5)

The Mesa Cubs surrendered six runs on 13 hits, falling to the AZL Royals, 6-1.

  • RF Robert Garcia (.356) went 2-for-5 and scored once, marking his seventh multi-hit game.
  • LF Alex Bautista (.255) recorded the team’s only RBI (5), despite going 0-for-4.
  • The Mesa Cubs went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/12/15

Tennessee tallied another win to move to .500 while Mesa picked up a 1-0 victory Sunday. Myrtle Beach split a doubleheader, but South Bend and Eugene couldn’t get it going in losses. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs

Iowa is off until Thursday due to the All-Star Break. C Kyle Schwarber and RHP C.J. Edwards participated in Sunday’s 2015 Futures Game in Cincinnati, where Schwarber was named Most Valuable Player after throwing out a runner and smacking a two-run triple to lead Team USA to a 10-1 victory. Edwards struck out one in a scoreless eighth inning of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (8-8)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-5.0)

Tennessee won its second straight game, beating visiting Biloxi, 8-2.

  • RHP Pierce Johnson (1.26) picked up the victory, pitching 5.0 innings and striking out four batters while allowing just one earned run. He also recorded a career-high three RBI at the dish.
  • 3B Bryant Flete (.169) drove in his seventh run of the year and walked three times.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano (0.00) tossed a scoreless seventh inning of relief. He’s allowed an unearned run on just three hits in 4.0 innings with Tennessee this season.
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.286) drove in two (4) with a pinch-hit double.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-11)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-3.5)

GM 1: Myrtle Beach beat visiting Carolina, 9-0, in the completion of Friday’s suspended game.

  • DH Kevin Brown (.242) went 2-for-5 with a home run and a season-high-tying four RBI (15).
  • C Victor Caratini (.251) and CF Trey Martin (.250) had two hits apiece.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.274) and 1B Jacob Rogers (.254) had two walks apiece.
  • LHP Michael Heesch (6-0, 1.51) earned the win after tossing 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.
  • RHP David Garner (0.00) struck out three and allowed one hit in 2.0 scoreless innings.

GM 2: Myrtle Beach couldn’t complete the doubleheader sweep, falling to Carolina, 2-1.

  • DH Chesny Young (.293) recorded two of Myrtle Beach’s five hits, going 2-for-3 with a double (8).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.274) went 1-for-3 with his 36th RBI of the campaign.

South Bend Cubs (9-9)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.5)

South Bend managed just five hits in a 3-1 loss to visiting Lake County.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (4.73) fanned eight in 6.2 innings despite getting credited for the loss.
  • CF Rashad Crawford (.277) went 2-for-3.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.273) went 1-for-4 with his 31st RBI of the campaign.
  • RHP Dillon Maples (3.24) struck out two in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Eugene Emeralds (14-11)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene dropped its third straight game at Tri-City, falling to the Dust Devils, 15-2.

  • CF Ian Happ (.259) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and his first career triple.
  • DH Ian Rice (.300) and 1B Joe Martarano (.500) had two hits apiece.

Mesa Cubs (11-6)
Arizona Rookie League
T-First Place (–)

The Mesa Cubs snuck past the AZL White Sox, 1-0.

  • RHP Austyn Willis struck out four in 5.0 innings, giving up no earned runs.
  • DH Shawon Dunston Jr. (.417) went 1-for-4 and tallied his second RBI of the season.
  • RHP Mark Malave (0.00) converted his second save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/8/15

The lower level clubs managed wins, but Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were unable to secure victories Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (45-41)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Iowa had its three-game winning streak snapped, falling at Omaha, 7-2.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.351) homered for the second straight game, going 1-for-4 with a solo shot in the first inning.
  • LF Anthony Giansanti (.125) went 1-for-3 with a double and his first RBI of the campaign.
  • Iowa managed just one baserunner after the second inning. The club had three hits in the setback.

Tennessee Smokies (6-6)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Tennessee lost for the fourth time in five games, falling at Birmingham, 4-3.

  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.249) had a game-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI (26).
  • RF Billy McKinney (.308) and 2B Sutton Whiting (.667) had two hits apiece.
  • C Willson Contreras (.328) recorded his first triple of the year while driving in his 40th run of the season.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano (0.00) tossed a scoreless eighth inning while walking one.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-9)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-3.5)

Myrtle Beach managed just two hits in a 5-0 loss to visiting Winston-Salem.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.257) and CF Trey Martin (.247) each had a hit.
  • LHP Michael Heesch was dealt a no-decision in his first start of the year, giving up no runs in 5.0 innings. He is holding left-handed hitters to a .167 average (9-for-54) on the season.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (2.50) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief while striking out three.

South Bend Cubs (7-7)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fifth Place (-2.0)

South Bend lost for the third time in its last four games, falling at Fort Wayne, 3-1.

  • DH Jason Vosler (.265) went 1-for-4 with a sixth-inning, solo home run.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.289) went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to six games (9-for-22/.409).

Eugene Emeralds (13-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+2.0)

Eugene won its fourth straight contest, topping Vancouver, 8-4. The Emeralds scored eight runs in the sixth inning.

  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (1.64) fanned six in 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.306) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two doubles (7) and one RBI (7).
  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.300) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, two doubles (6) and three RBI (14).
  • CF Ian Happ (.231) went 1-for-4 with an RBI (9) and stolen base (6).
  • LHP Heath Dwyer (4.15) tossed 1.1 scoreless innings of relief while fanning two.

Mesa Cubs (8-6)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-0.5)

  • RHP Enrique De Los Rio gave up one earned run in 5.0 innings, striking out six.
  • 3B Wladimir Galindo (.353) and RF Alex Bautista (.306) had three hits apiece while combining to score seven runs.
  • DH Joe Martarano (.261) and SS Marcus Monasterio (.235) combined to record seven RBI.
  • 1B Jose Paniagua (.277) went 1-for-5 with two runs scored, a walk and two RBI (9).
  • RHP Mark Malave (0.00) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief while fanning three.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/7/15

It was a successful day for Cubs minor league squads, with affiliates going 5-1 overall on Tuesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (45-40)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.0)

Iowa won its third straight game, besting New Orleans, 8-3, and taking the five-game series, 3-2.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.358) went 3-for-5, blasted a solo homer (2) and two doubles (7) while plated two (9) and scoring twice. He has four games of three or more hits at Iowa.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.293) went 2-for-4 with a leadoff home run (5), a double (7), an RBI (19), two runs scored and one walk. He has a four-game hitting streak (5-for-14).
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.257) had his sixth three-hit outing, going 3-for-5 with a stolen base (12) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.267) went 2-for-5 with a three-run double (15).

Tennessee Smokies (6-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-2.0)

Tennessee snapped a three-game losing skid, topping Birmingham on the road, 3-1.

  • RHP Pierce Johnson (1.14) picked up his third straight win and tossed a season-high 7.0 innings, giving up just one earned run. He has allowed just three runs in his last three outings (15.2 innings) and has yet to surrender a home run.
  • C Willson Contreras (.329) went 2-for-4, crushed a double (19) and plated two (39).
  • SS Elliot Soto (.264) went 3-for-5 with an RBI (16), a double (6) and one run scored.
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.333) went 2-for-4, knocked a double (8) and scored once.
  • DH Cael Brockmeyer went 2-for-4 and clubbed his first double with the Smokies.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-8)
Carolina League (High-A)
Fourth Place (-2.5)

Myrtle Beach dropped its second straight game, falling to Winston-Salem, 3-1. The Pelicans were 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.256) went 1-for-3 with a double (14), an RBI (51) and a walk.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.308) went 2-for-5, knocked a double (18) and scored once.
  • RHP Brad Markey (1.50) drew a no-decision in his first outing with the Pelicans and tossed a quality start, allowing just one run on four hits and fanning two batters.

South Bend Cubs (7-6)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

South Bend scored two runs in the seventh to top Fort Wayne in a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.289) went 1-for-3 with a game-winning two-run homer in the seventh inning,  extending his hitting streak to five games (8-for-19/.421).
  • RHP Zach Hedges (3.84) earned the win and tossed a season-high 8.0 innings. It marked his fourth straight outing with 6.0 or more innings pitched and his third quality start in that stretch.
  • LHP Tyler Ihrig (2.04) completed his second save of the season after tossing a hitless frame and fanning two batters.

Eugene Emeralds (12-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene won its third straight contest, topping Vancouver, 6-4. The Emeralds wrap up the five-game series against the Canadians tonight.

  • 2B Frandy Delarosa (.288) went 2-for-3 with a double (4), RBI (11), a walk and one run scored. It extended his hitting streak to a team-leading 11 games (13-for-38/.342).
  • LHP Justin Steele (1.23) earned his third consecutive win, striking out six in 5.0 innings while giving up one earned run. He has fanned 27 batters in four games (22.0 innings).
  • 1B Matt Rose (.308) went 1-for-4 with an RBI double (2) that plated two (9) and one run scored.
  • CF Ian Happ (.230) earned an RBI (8), scored once and drew two walks, despite going 0-for-3.
  • DH Ian Rice (.350) went 2-for-4, knocked a double and an RBI (3).
  • 3B Adonis Paula (.259) went 2-for-4 with a double (3).
  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.119) went 1-for-3, knocked a triple and scoring once.

Mesa Cubs (7-6)
Arizona Rookie League
Second Place (-2.0)

1B Jose Paniagua (.286) blasted the team’s first grand slam of the year in the third inning, helping the Cubs to a 9-2 victory over the AZL Padres.

  • All told, Paniagua went 2-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored.
  • CF Robert Garcia (.372) went 2-for-5, crushed a triple (3), swiped a base (2) and scored twice.
  • RF Alex Bautista (.250) went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored.
  • RHP Jesus Camargo (1.29) earned his second win after tossing 4.0 scoreless innings of relief while fanning a season high seven batters. He has allowed just one earned run in 9.0 innings of relief.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/6/15

Iowa took both games of its doubleheader and Eugene edged out a win Monday. But Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend all lost one-run contests while Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (44-40)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-9.5)

Iowa swept its doubleheader at New Orleans, rallying for three runs in the seventh to win 4-2 in Game One, and blanking the Zephyrs, 2-0 in the second game.

  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (3.42) earned the win in Game Two, pitching 5.1 scoreless innings and adding three strikeouts.
  • 2B-CF Arismendy Alcantara (.251) went a combined 3-for-7 with three doubles (13) and an RBI (26).
  • LF Junior Lake (.283) went a combined 2-for-6 and hit a two-run homer (2) in the seventh inning of Game One.
  • C Taylor Davis (.283) and RF Jonathan Mota (.258) each went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the nightcap.
  • 2B Angelo Amendolare (.400) collected his first two hits of the season for Iowa in the second game.

Tennessee Smokies (5-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

Tennessee dropped its third straight contest, falling 4-3 at Birmingham.

  • LHP Tsuyoshi Wada made his first rehab start, allowing four runs in 4.0 innings. He threw 61 pitches, 42 for strikes, and struck out five batters.
  • RHP Rafael Soriano made his Cubs organizational debut, striking out three batters and allowing one hit in 1.0 inning of relief.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.257) went 2-for-5 and RF Billy McKinney (.302) went 2-for-4.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.08) fanned seven batters in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
Third Place (-3.0)

The Pelicans fell in walk-off fashion, 3-2 in nine innings at Carolina.

  • SS Carlos Penalver (.237) went 3-for-4 with his second three-hit game of the season.
  • 1B Chesny Young (.335) went 2-for-4, collecting his third multi-hit game in his last six contests.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.236) and CF Trey Martin (.245) each had RBI.
  • RHP Jeremy Null made his second start with Myrtle Beach, collecting his first quality start by pitching 6.0 innings, giving up two earned runs.

South Bend Cubs (6-6)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-2.0)

South Bend tallied nine runs and 14 hits but dropped a 12-inning contest against Fort Wayne, 10-9.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.275) went 4-for-5 with a walk, a three-run homer (3), three runs scored and three RBI (26). He is 11-for-22 (.500) in his last six games.
  • 1B David Bote (.213) went 3-for-6 with a double (11), two runs scored and an RBI (14).
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.265) went 2-for-6 with a double (10) and two runs scored.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.277) went 2-for-6 with a double (15) and stolen base (17).

Eugene Emeralds (11-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene won its second straight contest, defeating visiting Vancouver, 6-5.

  • RF Kevonte Mitchell (.109) went 1-for-2 with a double (2), two walks and three runs scored, including the game-winning run in the ninth inning.
  • 1B-3B Matt Rose (.314) went 2-for-4.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.268) and 2B Frandy Delarosa (.266) each went 1-for-4 with a walk and run scored.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/5/15

Myrtle Beach overpowered its way to a win, and Eugene recorded a shutout victory Sunday. Iowa, Tennessee and South Bend were all handed losses while Mesa was rained out. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (42-40)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-11.0)

Iowa was blanked at New Orleans, recording just two hits in the 2-0 setback. The game was called with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning due to rain.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.356) reached base twice, going 1-for-2 and walking once. He has reached base safely in six straight games.
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.281) also recorded a hit for the I-Cubs, going 1-for-3.
  • RHP Donn Roach tossed his sixth consecutive quality start but took the loss after allowing two runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings of work.

Tennessee Smokies (5-4)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee was unable to overcome Birmingham’s early lead and fell to the Barons, 9-4.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.232) went 2-for-5 and connected on his fourth triple of the season. He has had three multi-hit efforts and five extra-base hits in his last four games.
  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.250) went 1-for-4 and blasted a solo homer in his first game with the Smokies.
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.237) went 1-for-2 with a double (7) and a season-high three walks, scoring once.
  • RF Billy McKinney went 1-for-3 with a double (13), an RBI (20) and a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (5-6)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Second Place (-1.5)

The Pelicans enjoyed their second consecutive game with 10 or more hits, blanking Carolina, 12-0. The game was called after the top of the eighth inning due to rain.

  • RHP Daury Torrez (3.80) tossed his second career compete game shutout, surrendering just three hits while fanning six batters and walking none in 7.0 scoreless frames.
  • C Victor Caratini (.248) went 2-for-3, blasted a homer (3), drove in three runs (32), walked twice and scored twice.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.311) went 1-for-4 with a double (17), three RBI (40), a walk and two runs scored. He has an RBI in five of his last six games (seven total RBI).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.285) went 2-for-4, knocked a double (21) and scored twice.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.235) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (19) and one run scored.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.256) went 1-for-3, plated two (50), walked twice and scored once.

South Bend Cubs (6-5)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Third Place (-1.0)

South Bend dropped the series finale at Bowling Green, 9-4. The two teams split the series, 2-2.

  • DH Jason Vosler (.263) went 2-for-4, blasted a solo homer (3) and a double (9), and scored twice.
  • C Erick Castillo (.240) went 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI (4) and a walk.
  • 1B Gioskar Amaya (.263) went 1-for-3, drove in one (23) and walked once.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.183) earned an RBI (8) and scored once despite going 0-for-4.

Eugene Emeralds (10-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
T-First Place (–)

Eugene blanked Vancouver, 6-0. The series will be decided in tonight’s rubber match.

  • DH Justin Marra (.243) went 2-for-5, crushed a homer in the fifth, plated three (6) and scored once.
  • LF Donnie Dewees (.270) went 2-for-4 with a double (5), an RBI (6), a walk and one run scored.
  • 3B Blake Headley (.250) went 2-for-3, walked once and scored once.
  • 1B Matt Rose (.290) drew three walks and scored once despite going 0-for-2.
  • RHP Adbert Alzolay (0.00) earned his first win after tossing 4.0 hitless innings of relief and fanning four batters versus only one walk.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 7/1/15

Iowa picked up a win with a big run in the late innings, Myrtle Beach edged out a victory, and Eugene kept things going Wednesday. Meanwhile, South Bend fell in extras while Tennessee was rained out and Mesa had the day off. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (41-37)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second Place (-10.0)

Iowa scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to sneak past visiting Round Rock, 4-3.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.01) struck out nine batters in 6.0 innings, giving up just one earned run in the no-decision.
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.313) went 3-for-4 with a double (4) and an RBI (4) for his second three-hit game with Iowa.
  • RF Junior Lake (.303) went 2-for-4 with a double (8) and a run scored. He is batting .480 (12-for-25) in his last seven games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (2-5)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-Third Place (-2.5)

In a game featuring 25 hits, seven walks and four errors, the Pelicans held on for an 8-7 victory over visiting Salem.

  • CF Mark Zagunis (.316) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI (35).
  • SS Chesny Young (.343) went 2-for-5 with a double (6), a run scored and two RBI (19). He has hit safely in four straight games (6-for-19) and 19 of the last 21.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.252) went 2-for-4 with a double (12), a run scored and two RBI (44).
  • RHP David Garner (0.00) collected the win in his first appearance with Myrtle Beach, allowing just one unearned run in 3.0 innings.

South Bend Cubs (4-3)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-First Place (–)

South Bend lost its second straight game to Lansing, falling 3-2 in 10 innings.

  • SS Gleyber Torres (.326) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two stolen bases (12), extending his hitting streak to seven games (13-for-30/.433).
  • CF Charcer Burks (.281) went 2-for-5 for his second straight multi-hit game.
  • DH Gioskar Amaya (.256) went 2-for-3 with a walk.

Eugene Emeralds (8-6)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene won its seventh game in its last eight contests, defeating host Hillsboro, 6-2.

  • Justin Steele (1.06) picked up his second win of the summer, striking out six and giving up one earned run in 6.0 innings.
  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.321) homered for the second straight game, going 3-for-4 with a solo homer, two runs scored and one RBI (9).
  • C Tyler Alamo (.333) extended his hitting streak to eight games (10-for-27/.370), going 2-for-4 with an RBI (6).

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.
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