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Minor League recap: 8/6/13

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Edgar Gonzalez blasted three home runs for Iowa on Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa’s offense was powered by a strong effort from Edgar Gonzalez, Eric Jokisch was literally unhittable for Tennessee, Kane County’s bats came alive and Boise was well-represented in the Northwest League All-Star Game Tuesday. Meanwhile, Mesa had its winning streak snapped while Daytona had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (53-65)

Iowa belted a season-high six home runs in a 10-3 victory at Tacoma.

  • 2B Edgar Gonzalez (.324) went 5-for-6 with three home runs, three runs scored and four RBI (13). It was the I-Cubs first three-homer game since Ian Stewart accomplished the feat on June 8 vs. Round Rock. It was the I-Cubs first five-hit game since Alfredo Amezaga on April 15, 2012, at Round Rock.
  • DH Ty Wright (.273) reached base four times, going 3-for-5 with a walk, a double (11) and two runs scored.
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.236) went 2-for-6 with a homer, a run scored, two RBI (26) and a stolen base (8).
  • RF Dave Sappelt (.240) went 2-for-6 with a homer, a run scored and two RBI (36).
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.250) extended his hitting streak to a season-high nine games (.361/13-for-36), going 1-for-5 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RHP Nick Struck (6-8, 6.17) earned the win in relief, walking one and fanning one in 1.0 scoreless inning.

Tennessee Smokies (25-19)

Making his first start since being placed on the disabled list July 31 with arm fatigue, LHP Eric Jokisch tossed a no-hitter as Tennessee blanked host Jacksonville 10-0.

  • LHP Eric Jokisch faced 31 batters, throwing 108 pitches, 69 for strikes. Of the 13 balls put into play, nine were groundouts and four fly outs. It marks Tennessee’s first no-hitter since Mark Holliman accomplished the feat in a seven-inning, 3-0 victory against Huntsville in 2007. Jokisch (.250) also went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI (1) at the dish.
  • SS Javier Baez (.273) recorded his fourth straight multihit effort, going 4-for-6 with two doubles (8), three runs scored, three RBI (27) and a stolen base (5).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.288) reached base four times, going 3-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI (45).
  • CF Matt Szczur (2-for-5, BB, 2B, R), C Rafael Lopez (2-for-4, BB, R, RBI) and 2B Jonathan Mota (2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, SB) added two hits apiece.

Kane County Cougars (15-28)

Kane County collected 11 hits in a 6-2 victory at Clinton.

  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.269) went 3-for-5 with a double (23), two runs scored, an RBI (26) and a stolen base (12).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.253) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a homer, a run scored, three RBI (42) and a stolen base (11).
  • C Carlos Escobar (.252) went 2-for-4 with a double (8) and a run scored.

Boise Hawks (6-7)

The South beat the North 8-7 in the Northwest League All-Star Game at Everett Memorial Stadium.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (1-for-3, RBI) was the lone Hawks position player to record a hit.
  • C Lance Rymel went 0-for-2 with a run scored, SS Carlos Penalver and DH Yasiel Balaguert each went 0-for-2, and 2B David Bote went 0-for-1. Balaguert also competed in the Home Run Derby, hitting two homers.
  • RHP James Pugliese secured a hold (0.2 IP, 1 K).
  • RHP Tyler Bremer converted the save (0.1 IP, 1 K).

Mesa Cubs (5-5)

Mesa’s three-game winning streak came to an end, as the Cubs dropped a 2-1 pitchers’ duel at the AZL Dodgers.

  • 1B Kevin Brown (.200) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Wilfredo Petit (.203) was 2-for-4 with a double (1) and an RBI (11).

Minor League recap: 8/5/13

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Tony Zych continues to impress out of the bullpen. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Mesa was the only squad to pick up a win Monday, as Iowa lost in walk-off fashion, Tennessee continued its losing streak and Kane County couldn’t wake up its bats. Daytona was rained out for the third day in a row while Boise is at the All-Star break. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (52-65)

Tacoma’s Brad Bantz belted a walk-off, solo home run in the ninth inning to beat the Cubs, 6-5. Iowa has lost 10 of its last 11 games.

  • LF Darnell McDonald (.233) recorded a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with a run scored, a double (13), a home run and one RBI (24).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.267) went 2-for-4 with a fifth-inning, solo home run.
  • 2B Dan Lockhart (.444) posted his second straight multihit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and one stolen base (1).
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.252) extended his hitting streak to a season-high eight games, going 1-for-4 with a run scored and a double (9). He’s hitting .387 (12-for-31) during the streak.

Tennessee Smokies (24-19)

Tennessee dropped its fourth straight game, falling at Jacksonville, 6-4.

  • SS Javier Baez (.252) registered his third straight multihit effort, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double (6), one RBI (24) and a stolen base (4).
  • RF John Andreoli (.301) went 3-for-4 with a double (9), two RBI (13) and one stolen base (9).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.263) went 1-for-5 with a double (29), extending his hitting streak to four games.
  • RHP Tony Zych (2.74) tossed 1.1-scoreless innings of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .206 batting average (22-for-107) this season.

Kane County Cougars (14-28)

Kane County managed just four hits in a 12-4 loss at Clinton.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.253) went 1-for-4 with a first-inning, solo home run.
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.250) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to five games.
  • C Carlos Escobar (.243) snapped a three-game hitless skid, going 1-for-2 with a run scored and a double (7).

Mesa Cubs (5-4)

Mesa won its third game in a row, beating the visiting AZL Indians, 4-3.

  • SS Francisco Sanchez (.221) went 2-for-4 with a double (6) and a RBI (18).
  • LF Charcer Burks (.273) recorded his second-straight multihit game, going 2-for-5 with a stolen base (3).
  • 1B Kelvin Freeman (.293) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI (9).
  • LHP Tyler Ihrig (2-0, 0.79) earned the win in relief, allowing a hit while fanning one in 1.1 scoreless innings.
  • RHP Brad Renner (0.00) converted his first save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning of work.

Minor League recap: 8/4/13

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Brett Jackson had a pair of hits for Tennessee. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa finally snapped its ugly losing streak behind a strong outing from right-hander Jake Arrieta, Boise overcame a four-run deficit and Mesa made it back-to-back wins Sunday. Tennessee and Kane County were both on the losing end however while Daytona’s game was postponed due to excessive flooding. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (52-64)

Iowa snapped its 12-game road losing skid, outslugging host Tacoma 8-4.

  • RHP Jake Arrieta gave up two hits, no runs and struck out 11 in five innings.
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.222) went 3-for-5 with a double (12) and a team-high three runs scored.
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.252) extended his hitting streak to a season-high seven games (.407/11-for-27), going 3-for-5 with a double (8), two runs scored and a team-high three RBI (14).
  • 3B Mike Olt (.198) went 2-for-5 with a double (16), a triple (1) and two RBI (34).
  • 2B Dan Lockhart (.400) went 2-for-5 with a double (1) in his first game with Iowa.
  • C J.C. Boscan (.253) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (24-18)

Tennessee dropped its third straight game, surrendering six first-inning runs in a 10-4 loss at Jacksonville.

  • SS Javier Baez (.243) posted his second-straight, multihit game and his eighth overall, going 3-for-4 with a double (5), two RBI (23) and a stolen base (3).
  • CF Brett Jackson (.261) went 2-for-4 with a team-high two runs scored.
  • LHP Jeff Antigua (2.16) scattered two hits and a walk, while fanning one in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief.

Kane County Cougars (14-27)

Kane County allowed three runs in the first inning, one in the third and seven in the seventh, falling at Clinton 11-1.

  • 3B Giuseppe Papaccio (.259) went 3-for-3.
  • LF Jose Dore (.222) went 1-for-2 with a double (1) and a RBI (2).

Boise Hawks (6-7)

Boise overcame a 5-1, fifth-inning deficit, rallying past host Everett 10-5. The Hawks collected 15 hits.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.292) extended his hitting streak to 10 games (.361/13-for-36), going 3-for-5 with two doubles (5), two runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RF Rony Rodriguez (.244) went 3-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored and a team-high three RBI (11).
  • CF David Bote (.239) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.216) was 2-for-5.
  • LHP Sam Wilson (3-0, 0.00) earned the win in relief, scattering two hits while fanning three in 2.0 scoreless innings. He’s allowed no earned runs in 13.0 innings (seven appearances).

Mesa Cubs (4-4)

Mesa won its second game in a row, beating the visiting AZL Athletics 7-3.

  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.221) went 2-for-4 with a double (3) and two runs scored.
  • DH Kelvin Freeman (.291) went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
  • LF Charcer Burks (.260) was 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Orbandy Rodriguez (2-0, 0.00) earned the win in relief, allowing a hit while fanning three in 2.0 scoreless innings. He hasn’t been scored upon in 8.0 innings (five appearances).

Minor League recap: 8/1/13

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Justin Bour led the attack for Tennessee Thursday. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Tennessee picked up the victory in walk-off fashion Thursday, while Kane County continued its winning streak. Meanwhile, Iowa extended its losing skid to seven games, and neither Boise nor Mesa came out on top. Daytona was off due to rain. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-62)

Iowa lost its season-high seventh game in a row, falling at Salt Lake 9-3. The Cubs have dropped 10 straight games on the road.

  • 1B Edgar Gonzalez (.321) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run and two RBI (9).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.265) posted his third three-hit game of the year, going 3-for-5 with a double (18).
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.236) extended his hitting streak to four games, going 1-for-4 with a double (7) and one RBI (11).

Tennessee Smokies (24-15)

Tennessee defeated visiting Birmingham 2-1 in walk-off fashion.

  • RHP Kyle Hendricks gave up one run over six innings, striking out four. He owns a 0.84 ERA (4 ER/43.0 IP) with 36 strikeouts in his last seven starts. He hasn’t allowed a home run during that stretch.
  • 1B Justin Bour (.243) went 1-for-2 with two walks and a seventh-inning solo home run. He has clubbed seven homers in his last 13 games after hitting just eight in his first 41 contests with the Smokies.
  • RF John Andreoli (.291) went 1-for-4 with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning.
  • LHP Hunter Cervenka (3-1, 4.13) tossed a season-high 3.0 scoreless innings of relief to earn his third victory of the campaign. Left-handed hitters are just 4-for-37 (.108) with 15 strikeouts against him.

Kane County Cougars (13-25)

Kane County won its third straight game, beating visiting Wisconsin 6-2.

  • LF Oliver Zapata (.248) and RF Jose Dore (.333) both hit solo home runs.
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.266) recorded his second-straight multihit game (16th overall), going 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (21) and two RBI (57).
  • CF Albert Almora (.326) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI (23).
  • LHP Andrew McKirahan (1-0, 4.50) struck out three in a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his first win.
  • RHP Armando Rivero (5.40) fanned four in 2.0 innings of work. He’s punched out 14 hitters in his last 6.0 IP.

Boise Hawks (4-6)

Boise managed just five hits in a 5-1 loss at Everett.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.237) went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to seven games.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.291) went 1-for-3 with a walk and an eighth inning solo home run.
  • SS Daniel Lockhart (.309) recorded Boise’s lone multihit effort, going 2-for-4 with two stolen bases (4).
  • RHP Jasvir Rakkar (4.32) worked a spotless ninth inning. He’s holding left-handed hitters to a .184 batting average (7-for-38) this season.

Mesa Cubs (2-4)

Mesa dropped a 3-2 decision on the road to the AZL Athletics.

  • RF Rashad Crawford (.218) went 2-for-4.
  • 2B Mark Malave (.246) snapped a three-game hitless skid, going 2-for-3 with one RBI (4).
  • RHP Ryan Searle (0.00) struck out one in 2.0 scoreless innings in his first start of the season.

Minor League recap: 7/31/13

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Christian Villanueva’s bat has been heating up of late. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Javier Baez boosted Tennessee to a victory with another blast, and Elliot Soto’s RBI single gave Daytona a win. Kane County and Mesa also came out on top Wednesday night. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-61)

Iowa lost its sixth straight game, falling at Salt Lake 6-3. The Cubs fell a season-worst 10 games under .500 while dropping their ninth consecutive road game.

  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.235) posted his second straight two-hit contest, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • C J.C. Boscan (.251) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored, a double (9) and one RBI (18).
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.218) was 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (10) and one RBI (23).
  • RHP Marcos Mateo (0.00) struck out three while tossing 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in his Iowa debut.

Tennessee Smokies (23-15)

Tennessee jumped back into first place with a 3-2 victory over visiting Birmingham.

  • SS Javier Baez (.221) went 1-for-3 with a third-inning two-run homer. His 11 July homers tied him for first in all of Double-A baseball.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.263) was 1-for-3 with a double (27). He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.
  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (1-0, 3.38) worked 2.2 scoreless innings of relief to earn his first win of the season.
  • RHP Frank Batista (2.44) converted his 14th save of the campaign with a scoreless ninth. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .191 batting average (22-for-115).

Daytona Cubs (21-14-1)

Daytona’s Elliot Soto ripped an RBI single in the top of the ninth to lift the Cubs over Fort Myers 2-1.

  • RHP Ivan Pineyro pitched six scoreless innings, striking out seven, walking none and surrendering three hits.
  • DH Dustin Geiger (.284) went 1-for-4 with a fourth-inning solo home run.
  • SS Elliot Soto (.243) finished 1-for-4 with a walk and the game-winning RBI (9).
  • 1B Anthony Giansanti (.268) posted a season-high three hits, going 3-for-4 with a double (2).
  • RF Pin-Chieh Chen (.260) went 3-for-3 with a run scored.
  • RHP Austin Reed (2-0, 4.25) allowed one run on one hit in 2.0 innings of relief to earn his second win of the year.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (2.70) converted his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Kane County Cougars (12-25)

Kane County won its second straight, beating visiting Wisconsin 6-3.

  • RHP Felix Pena went seven innings, allowing one earned run.
  • 1B Rock Shoulders (.263) clubbed his team-leading 17th homer of the campaign. He has registered multihit efforts in five of his last eight games.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.255) went 2-for-4 with an eighth-inning two-run homer.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.270) snapped a three-game hitless skid, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, a double (22) and one RBI (25).
  • LHP Sheldon McDonald (1-0, 0.87) earned his first win of the season with a scoreless eighth inning of work.
  • RHP Michael Hamann (0.00) converted his fourth save while extending his scoreless innings streak to 9.0.

Boise Hawks (4-5)

Boise dropped a 7-4 decision at Everett. The Hawks have alternated wins and losses in seven straight games.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.229) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to six games.
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.278) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a home run and three RBI (32).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.290) recorded his second consecutive multihit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and one RBI (30).
  • CF Kevin Encarnacion (.327) posted his second three-hit effort of the season, going 3-for-5 with a run scored.

Mesa Cubs (2-3)

Mesa defeated the visiting the AZL Giants 2-1.

  • LHP Gerardo Concepcion pitched two innings, surrendering one hit. He had one strikeout and no earned runs.
  • 1B Kelvin Freeman (.261) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a season-high two doubles (3).
  • RHP Josh Davis (3-0, 0.00) earned his team-leading third win, tossing 2.0 innings of relief. He hasn’t allowed a run in 8.1 innings of work with Mesa.
  • LHP David Villegas (2.12) converted his fifth save of the year with a scoreless ninth.

Minor League recap: 7/30/13

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Jae-Hoon Ha collected two extra-base hits in a losing effort for Iowa. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Kane County was powered by strong pitching efforts from Justin Amlung and Stephen Perakslis, and a big inning gave Boise all it needed Tuesday. Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona and Mesa were on the losing side of decisions. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-60)

Iowa lost its fifth straight game, falling at Salt Lake, 5-4.

  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.224) recorded Iowa’s lone multihit effort, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored, a double (6), a home run and two RBI (10).
  • 1B Edwin Maysonet (.246) went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a double (6) and one RBI (24).
  • LF Dave Sappelt (.246) snapped a five-game hitless skid, going 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (2.93) struck out two in a scoreless inning of work.

Tennessee Smokies (22-15)

Visiting Birmingham scored four runs in the top of the 13th inning to beat the Smokies 9-6.

  • 1B Justin Bour (.245) reached base four times, going 3-for-6 with a walk, a run scored, a double (11) and one RBI (40). He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.251) posted his second straight multihit game, going 3-for-6 with a walk and a run scored.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.275) went 2-for-5 with two walks, a double (29) and two RBI (57).
  • RF Brett Jackson (.300) went 2-for-6 with a walk and one RBI (1).
  • RHP Tony Zych (2.89) struck out two in a season-high 2.2 scoreless innings of relief. He owns a 0.84 ERA (ER/10.2 IP) in 10 July relief appearances.

Daytona Cubs (20-14-1)

Daytona dropped its second straight, falling at Fort Myers 5-2.

  • 1B Anthony Giansanti (.244) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a fifth-inning solo home run.
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.219) went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.
  • RHP Dayan Diaz (2.45) struck out a season-high seven hitters in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Jeffrey Lorick (2.90) extended his scoreless innings streak to 8.0 with a spotless ninth inning of work.

Kane County (11-25)

Kane County scored two runs over the final two frames to beat visiting Wisconsin 4-2.

  • RHP Justin Amlung pitched three scoreless innings, striking out three.
  • RF Reggie Golden (.252) went 1-for-4 with a second-inning solo home run. Five of his six homers this season have been solo shots.
  • C Carlos Escobar (.258) registered his seventh multihit game, going 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • LHP Nathan Dorris (6-3, 2.81) allowed two runs on six hits in 4.0 innings of relief to earn his sixth win of the year.
  • RHP Stephen Perakslis (3.23) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to convert his fourth save. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last five appearances (7.1 IP).

Boise Hawks (4-4)

Boise used a five-run sixth inning to defeat visiting Spokane 5-3.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.226) recorded his first professional multihit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and his third double of the campaign. He has hit safely in five straight contests.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.283) and C Cael Brockmeyer (.319) each recorded two hits.
  • RHP Zack Godley (2-0, 0.69) allowed a run on three hits in 2.0 innings of work to earn his second win of the year.
  • RHP Scott Frazier (1.72) converted his first save of the season with 3.0 scoreless innings of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .138 batting average (4-for-29).

Mesa Cubs (1-3)

Mesa managed just three hits in an 8-0 setback against the visiting AZL Angels.

  • CF Charcer Burks (.268) went 1-for-3 with a walk, extending his hitting streak to three games.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.273) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to five games.
  • RHP Orbandy Rodriguez (0.00) struck out four in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. He hasn’t allowed a run in four appearances with Mesa (6.0 IP).

Minor League recap: 7/29/13

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Top draft pick Kris Bryant has driven in a run in three of his last four games. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Of the Cubs minor league affiliates, only Tennessee picked up a win yesterday, moving them back into first place in the Southern League’s North Division. But there was some good news. Scott Baker had an effective rehab start in Daytona, Dan Vogelbach mashed his 16th home run, and Kris Bryant continued to get his feet under him at Boise. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-59)

Iowa lost its fourth straight game, falling at Oklahoma City 4-3.

  • RF Ty Wright (.268) went 2-for-4 with a fourth-inning, solo home run.
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.246) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (18). He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.
  • 1B Edgar Gonzalez (.311) recorded his second straight two-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a stolen base (2).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.263) was 1-for-4 with a run scored, a triple (2) and one RBI (41). He has registered a hit in 14 of his last 15 contests.

Tennessee Smokies (22-14, second half)

Tennessee jumped back into first place with an 8-4 victory over visiting Birmingham.

  • RF Rubi Silva (.287) extended his hitting streak to 15 games, going 1-for-4 with a run scored. He’s hitting .344 (21-for-61) during the streak.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.245) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored, a double (20) and two RBI (33).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.266) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, extending his hitting streak to eight games. He’s hitting .414 (12-for-29) during the streak.
  • RHP Frank Batista (2.13) allowed an unearned run in 2.0 innings of relief. He’s holding right-handed hitters to a .161 batting average (9-for-56) this season.

Daytona Cubs (20-13-1, second half)

Daytona had its five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-0 loss at Fort Myers.

  • RHP Scott Baker made his fourth rehab start (first with Daytona), tossing 3.1 innings of three-hit, two-run (one earned) ball and striking out two.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.90) made his first relief appearance of the season, striking out seven and allowing three runs in 4.0 innings of work.
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.250) recorded three of Daytona’s five hits, going 3-for-4 with two doubles (11).
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.218) went 1-for-4. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

Kane County Cougars (10-25, second half)

Kane County managed just four hits in a 14-1 setback at Peoria.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.290) extended his hitting streak to five games with a sixth inning solo home run.
  • 1B Rock Shoulders (.261) went 1-for-3. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight contests.
  • LHP Al Yevoli (2.70) allowed a run on four hits in 2.1 innings of relief.

Boise Hawks (3-4, second half)

Boise recorded only two hits in a 5-2, 11-inning loss to Spokane.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.185) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double (2) and one RBI (7). He has driven in a run in three of his last four games (seven total).
  • LF Jose Dore (.200) went 1-for-4, extending his hitting streak to three games.
  • RHP Loiger Padron (5.52) allowed one run while striking out four in 3.0 innings of relief.
  • RHP Tyler Skulina tossed 3.0 scoreless innings in his second career start. He has allowed just two runs in 15.0 innings pitched.

Minor League recap: 7/28/13

Javier Baez continued his home run binge, blasting two more Sunday. (Aldrin Capulong/Daytona Cubs)

The Cubs minor league affiliates played .500 ball Sunday, with Daytona, Kane County and Boise all picking up wins. Newcomer C.J. Edwards, acquired in the Matt Garza trade, made an impressive debut with Daytona, Javy Baez continues to crush the ball, and top draft pick Kris Bryant homered for the second time in three games. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-58)

Iowa lost its third straight game, falling at Oklahoma City 4-3.

  • RF Ty Wright (.261) recorded a season-high-tying three hits, going 3-for-4 with a run scored, three doubles (11) and one RBI (19).
  • C Luis Flores (.189) went 2-for-4 with one RBI (13).
  • DH Edgar Gonzalez (.293) registered his second multihit game in his last three games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and one stolen base (1).
  • RHP Chang-Yong Lim (0.00) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in his Iowa debut.

Tennessee Smokies (21-14, second half)

Visiting Birmingham used a 15-hit attack to defeat the Smokies 8-5.

  • SS Javier Baez (.232) recorded his second multihomer game in his last four contests, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored, the two blasts and a season-high-tying four RBI (19).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.287) extended his hitting streak to 14 games, going 2-for-4 with a double (23). He’s hitting .351 (20-for-57) during the streak.
  • LF John Andreoli (.302) and CF Matt Szczur (.280) each recorded two hits.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.264) went 1-for-2 with two walks, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

Daytona Cubs (20-12-1, second half)

Daytona won its fifth straight game, beating host Palm Beach 2-1.

  • RHP C.J. Edwards made his Cubs debut and struck out the first seven batters he faced. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in eight straight starts dating back to his tenure with the Single-A Hickory Crawdads.
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.218) went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He has hit safely in five of his last six games.
  • 2B Brad Zapenas (.211) snapped a five-game hitless skid, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (1-0, 1.80) struck out three while allowing an unearned run in 3.0 innings of relief to earn his first win of the campaign.
  • RHP Austin Reed (4.25) worked a scoreless ninth inning to convert his third save of the season.

Kane County Cougars (10-24, second half)

Kane County used a four-run third inning to beat host Peoria 6-3.

  • DH Rock Shoulders (.260) posted his second straight two-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double (20) and three RBI (53).
  • 2B Giuseppe Papaccio (.244) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.251) recorded two hits apiece.
  • CF Albert Almora (.333) went 2-for-5 with a run scored, extending his hitting streak to five games.
  • LHP Nathan Dorris (5-3, 2.66) struck out two in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.
  • RHP Armando Rivero (6.06) recorded five strikeouts in 2.0 innings to convert his first save of the season.

Boise Hawks (3-3, second half)

Boise recorded 10 hits in a 3-1 victory over visiting Spokane.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.174) homered for the second time in three games, finishing 1-for-3 with three RBI (6).
  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.280) and DH Jordan Hankins (.262) each recorded two hits.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.322) went 2-for-4 with a run scored. He has hit safely in five of his last six games.
  • RHP Tyler Bremer (2.50) struck out the side in the ninth inning to convert his fourth save of the year.

Mesa Cubs (1-2, second half)

Mesa surrendered nine runs in the first three innings, falling at the AZL D-backs 12-3.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.263) registered his second straight multihit game, going 2-for-4 with his first double of the year.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.225) went 1-for-4 with a run scored, a double (2) and one RBI (12).
  • DH Kevin Brown (.196) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two RBI (6).

Minor League recap: 7/25/13

Javier Baez continued his home run streak Thursday. (Aldrin Capulong/Daytona Cubs)

Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona and Kane County all picked up wins Thursday, while Boise lost a one-run game and errors proved costly for Mesa. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (51-55)

Iowa split the four-game series against New Orleans with a 4-3 victory.

  • RHP Jake Arrieta picked up the win, going 6.2 innings with one earned run and eight strikeouts.
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.264) extended his hitting streak to 12 games, going 1-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and a double (16). He’s hitting .278 (15-for-54) with seven RBI during the streak.
  • 3B Josh Vitters (.289) went 1-for-2 with one RBI (11).
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (3.04) converted his 13th save of the campaign, allowing two runs on two hits in the ninth.

Tennessee Smokies (20-12)

Tennessee used a four-run seventh inning to beat host Huntsville 10-5.

  • SS Javier Baez (.229) homered for the third straight game (four total), going 2-for-6 with two runs scored, two home runs and a season-high four RBI (15).
  • 1B Justin Bour (.244) went 2-for-5 with a seventh-inning solo home run.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.280) extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, a home run and one RBI (42). He’s hitting .318 (14-for-44) during the streak.
  • RHP Marcos Mateo (1-0, 0.00) earned his first win of the season, tossing 1.2 scoreless innings and fanning three.

Daytona Cubs (17-12-1)

Daytona won its second straight, beating host Palm Beach 6-5.

  • 3B-1B Ben Carhart (.251) went 2-for-5 with two RBI (45).
  • C Chadd Krist (.231) was 2-for-3 with a double (8) and one RBI (22).
  • LF Taiwan Easterling (.214) extended his hitting streak to three games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (10).
  • LHP Jeffrey Lorick (3-0, 3.00) struck out three in three scoreless innings of relief to earn his third win of the year.

Kane County Cougars (8-23)

Kane County recorded a season-high 21 hits in an 11-8 victory on the road against Beloit.

  • CF Albert Almora (.333) recorded his third, four-hit game of the season, going 4-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and two doubles (16).
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.258) went 3-for-5 with three runs scored, a double (18), a home run and three RBI (50).
  • C Willson Contreras (.248) and SS Marco Hernandez (.251) each recorded a season-high four hits.
  • RHP Justin Amlung (4-4, 4.68) earned his fourth win of the season, allowing one unearned in two innings of relief.

Boise Hawks (1-2)

Boise managed just six hits in a 5-4 loss at Eugene.

  • RF Yasiel Balaguert (.273) went 2-for-4 with a double (9) and one RBI (28).
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.290) extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 1-for-3 with two RBI (5).
  • LF-CF David Bote (.262) went 2-for-4 with a double (6), extending his hitting streak to seven games.
  • RHP Duane Underwood (5.63) struck out four while tossing 3.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Yesterday eight Boise Hawks were named to the South Division All-Star team: C Lance Rymel, INF Jacob Rogers, INF Daniel Lockhart and OF Yasiel Balaguert will start, while OF Shawon Dunston Jr., INF David Bote, RHP James Pugliese and RHP Tyler Bremer were voted in as reserves.

Mesa Cubs (13-14)

Mesa recorded three hits and committed four errors in a 7-3 loss to the visiting AZL Athletics.

  • LHP David Villegas pitched four scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and striking out two.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.224) went 1-for-3 with a sixth-inning two-run homer.
  • CF Brett Jackson (.250) went 1-for-4 in his first game with Mesa.
  • RHP Orbandy Rodriguez (0.00) struck out two in two scoreless innings of relief.

Minor League recap: 7/24/13

SHOULDERS

Cougars designated hitter Rock Shoulders is on a roll again. (Photo courtesy of Kane County Cougars)

Only Tennessee managed a win on Wednesday, snapping a three-game skid, while Iowa, Kane County and Boise ended up on the wrong side of the ledger. Daytona’s game was canceled due to unplayable conditions, and Mesa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (50-55)

Iowa dropped its fifth game in its last six contests, falling in 10 innings at home against New Orleans 2-1.

  • 1B Brad Nelson (.265) went 3-for-5, recording his second straight multihit game.
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.263) extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 1-for-5 with one RBI (40). He’s hitting .275 (14-for-51) with seven RBI during the streak.
  • RHP Eduardo Sanchez (3.70) allowed two hits while striking out four in two scoreless innings of relief. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last six appearances (7.0 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (19-12)

Tennessee snapped its three-game losing streak with a 6-1 victory at Huntsville.

  • SS Javier Baez (.219) homered for the second straight game, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored, a double (3), the home run and one RBI (11).
  • 1B Justin Bour (.240) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a double (10), a home run and one RBI (36).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.229) went 1-for-2 with a second-inning solo home run.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.278) extended his hitting streak to 10 games, going 1-for-4 with a double (22) and one RBI (41). He’s hitting .300 (12-for-40) during the streak.
  • RHP Tony Zych (2.88) worked a scoreless ninth inning. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last 10 appearances (9.2 IP).

Kane County Cougars (7-23)

Kane County lost its second straight contest, falling at Beloit 5-1.

  • DH Rock Shoulders (.252) went 2-for-4, extending his hitting streak to three games.
  • RF Reggie Golden (.248) went 2-for-4 with a double (6) and one RBI (14). He has recorded an RBI in four straight games (five total).
  • RHP Scott Baker was dealt the loss in his third rehab start with the Cougars. He has allowed 13 runs on 17 hits in 8.2 innings of work this season.

Boise Hawks (1-1)

Boise had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 5-1 loss at Eugene.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.299) went 2-for-4, recording his third straight multihit game.
  • 3B Kris Bryant (.111) went 1-for-4 with his first double of the season.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.288) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 1-for-5 with a run and a double (4).
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.311) was 1-for-4. He’s hitting .327 (34-for-104) with 13 RBI against right-handed pitchers.
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