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Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/11/15

Tennessee and Myrtle Beach were the only squads that took the field Thursday, though neither was able to pick up the win. Both Iowa and South Bend were rained out, which each team playing a doubleheader Friday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Tennessee Smokies (32-28)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

Tennessee dropped the series opener at Jacksonville, 5-2. The Smokies were 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

  • SS Elliot Soto (.274) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.191) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.234) went 1-for-1 with a walk and a RBI (21).
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (0.00) drew a no-decision in his first outing with the Smokies, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings and allowing just three hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-24)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

Myrtle Beach fell to Frederick in the series finale, 7-4. The two teams split the four-game series, 2-2.

  • RF Mark Zagunis (.308) went 2-for-5 with two doubles (12) and one run scored. It marked his second consecutive multi-hit game.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 1-for-4 with two RBI (13) and scored once.
  • 3B Chesny Young (.373) went 2-for-4 with a double (3) and a walk, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game (6-for-12/.500).
  • C Victor Caratini (.253) went 2-for-5 and scored once, improving his hitting streak to four games.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/10/15

Myrtle Beach won in extra innings Wednesday, but South Bend gave up a few runs late in a loss. Meanwhile, Iowa had the day off and Tennessee was postponed due to a sprinkler system malfunction. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-23)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Pelicans prevailed over host Frederick, 9-6 in 11 innings. The teams combined to score 10 runs in the final three innings with four Pelicans registered three-hit games.

  • RHP Duane Underwood (2.08) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings, striking out three.
  • DH Mark Zagunis (.305) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and two RBI (24).
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.253) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-16) with a three-hit game, going 3-for-6 with three RBI (34).
  • CF Trey Martin (.243) went 3-for-6 with two runs scored and a stolen base (8).
  • RF Kevin Brown (.237) went 3-for-5 with a run scored, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.272) and 3B Chesny Young (.367) each went 2-for-5 with a walk and two runs.

South Bend Cubs (26-31)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-8.0)

South Bend surrendered three runs in the eighth inning, falling 6-4 at Burlington.

  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.291) went 3-for-4 with two doubles (10), one run and one RBI (28).
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.315) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (32) and a stolen base (9). He’s scored a run in four of the last five games.
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.218) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a triple (2), walk and two runs scored.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/8/15

Iowa was the only affiliate in action Monday, but the I-Cubs represented the organization well with a victory. Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend were all rained out yesterday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (30-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa recorded just four hits, topping Memphis, 2-1. The I-Cubs lead the four-game series, 2-1.

  • PH Rafael Lopez (.264) went 1-for-1 and drove in the winning run (16) in the eighth inning.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.281) went 1-for-4 with a double (6) and one run scored.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.276) went 1-for-3 and scored off a fielding error in the first inning.
  • RHP Dallas Beeler (8.31) tossed his second quality start of the campaign, giving up just one hit and fanning a season-high eight batters in 6.0 innings of work.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/7/15

Iowa was victorious in walk-off fashion, and Myrtle Beach mustered just enough offense to secure a win Sunday. Meanwhile, Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going, and South Bend’s winning streak came to an end. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (29-27)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Taylor Teagarden hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning as the I-Cubs topped Memphis, 3-2.

  • C Taylor Teagarden (.292) went 3-for-4 with the walk-off single, a home run and all three RBI (16).
  • 3B Javier Baez (.314) went 1-for-3 with a stolen base before leaving the game with a fractured finger.
  • RHP Donn Roach (2.07) pitched 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out five. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in at least 6.0 innings in five of his last seven starts and eight of 12 overall. He has allowed just 16 earned runs in 69.2 innings pitched.

Tennessee Smokies (31-26)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

The Smokies collected seven hits but zero runs, falling 1-0 in 11 innings to Birmingham.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann had the team’s only extra-base hit, going 1-for-3 with a double (4).
  • C Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a walk. He has hit safely in five straight games (8-for-19).
  • RHP Frank Batista tossed 7.0 scoreless frames for the second time this season.
  • RHP Tayler Scott allowed just one run in 4.0 innings, but took the loss.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-22)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

The Pelicans scored four runs on just five hits, defeating visiting Carolina, 4-1.

  • DH Mark Zagunis (.302) went 2-for-4 with a home run (3), a double (10), a run scored and two RBI (22). He has scored a run in five of the last six games.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead, two-run double in the sixth inning.
  • LHP Michael Heesch improved to a perfect 4-0 record with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • RHP James Pugliese collected his fourth save, allowing just one hit and no runs in 2.2 innings.

South Bend Cubs (26-30)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-6.5)

South Bend saw its three-game winning streak snapped, dropping an 8-3 decision vs. Quad Cities.

  • 3B Jason Vosler (.271) went 1-for-3 with a double (7), a run scored and an RBI (11). Vosler has hit safely in three straight games (5-for-11).
  • 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.302) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI (28). He is 7-for-15 with four runs scored and four RBI in his last four games.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.321) went 1-for-3 with a walk and continued his six-game hitting streak (7-for-20).
  • RHP Ryan McNeil (3.93) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit and one walk.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/4/15

Iowa and Tennessee rolled, while South Bend held on to pick up a win on Thursday. However, Myrtle Beach couldn’t bounce back from an early deficit. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (28-25)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-6.0)

Iowa cruised past Albuquerque for an 8-2 victory. Christian Villanueva homered in his fourth consecutive game, and the I-Cubs had eight extra-base hits.

  • Villanueva (.301) finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI, one walk and three runs scored. He has gone 12-for-27 (.444) with 14 RBI, four homers three doubles and a triple in his last six games.
  • 2B Chris Valaika (.248) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a walk and one run scored, extending his hitting streak to six games (9-for-24/.375).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.265) went 3-for-5 and drove in one.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch (3.66) pitched 5.0 innings, surrendering two earned runs in the win. He also  knocked his first career home run and hit a sacrifice bunt for a season high two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies (31-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Tennessee rallied for four runs in the seventh inning to top Chattanooga, 6-1. The Smokies have won six of their last seven games.

  • LF Chris Denorfia (.333) went 1-for-3 with an RBI double, scored once and walked once in his first rehab game with the club.
  • DH Kyle Schwarber (.327) went 2-for-4 and plated two.
  • RHP Felix Pena (3.32) tossed his fifth quality start of the campaign, going 7.0 innings and striking out seven. He has fanned 22 batters in the past three games (17.0 innings).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+5.0)

Myrtle Beach gave up an early lead, falling to the Carolina Mudcats, 3-2.

  • C Victor Caratini (.243) went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one walk.
  • DH Chesny Young (.371) finished 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.281) went 2-for-3 and walked once.
  • LHP Daury Torrez (3.91) tossed a quality start but took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) off four hits while walking two and fanning six in 6.0 innings of work.

South Bend Cubs (24-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

South Bend scored four runs in the first inning and hung on to top Cedar Rapids, 6-4.

  • C Cael Brockmeyer (.298) went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and one run scored, snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • LF Rashad Crawford (.278) went 2-for-3, knocked a double, plated one, swiped a base and walked once.
  • 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.296) went 2-for-4 with one run scored.
  • RHP Trevor Clifton (3.83) snapped a three-game skid, earning the win with 5.0 innings of work.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/3/15

Tennessee picked up another road win, but Iowa’s winning streak was stopped and South Bend gave up a late lead on Thursday. Myrtle Beach was off and will resume play Friday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (27-25)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa saw its four-game winning streak snapped, falling 9-7 on the road at Albuquerque.

  • CF Rubi Silva (.290) collected his first four-hit game of the season, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, two runs scored and three RBI.
  • 1B Christian Villanueva (.295) homered for the third consecutive game, going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBI. He is 9-for-19 with three homers and 10 RBI over his last four games.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.283) went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run scored and a stolen base in his fifth multi-hit game in his last six outings.
  • LF Adron Chambers recorded his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. Chambers has hit safely in seven straight games (.481/13-for-27).
  • SS Chris Valaika (.241) extended his hitting streak to five games (7-for-20), going 2-for-4.

Tennessee Smokies (30-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Tennessee picked up its third straight win at Chattanooga, topping the Lookouts, 6-3.

  • RHP Ryan Williams earned the win in his Double-A debut. He was named the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Month for May, posting a 1.59 ERA in five starts with South Bend.
  • DH Kyle Schwarber picked up his sixth three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI after being named Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for May (.297 AVG, 8 HR).
  • C Willson Contreras (.328) hit a three-run homer in the third inning as part of a 1-for-4 night that also included a walk. He has hit safely in six-straight games (.458/11-for-24).

South Bend Cubs (23-29)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

South Bend surrendered six runs in the eighth inning to drop a 9-5 decision to Cedar Rapids.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.236) extended his hitting streak to four games (5-for-14) with a three-run homer in the second inning, his second of the season.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.353) went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.263) went 2-for-4, recording his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
  • CF Charcer Burks (.282) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/2/15

Iowa and Tennessee each won 9-3 Tuesday, while Myrtle Beach lost both sides of its doubleheader 4-3. South Bend had the day off and will resume play Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (27-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)

Iowa blasted four homers to defeat Albuquerque by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday.

  • SS Javier Baez (.325) went 4-for-5, crushed two home runs and picked up a season high four RBI.
  • LF Adron Chambers (.280) recorded a season high four hits, including a double, drove in one and scored twice. It extended his hitting streak to six games (11-for-24/.458).
  • CF Arismendy Alcantara (.279) went 3-for-4 with a home run, one walk and a season high four runs scored. He has recorded multi-hit games in four of his last five.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.290) went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game.
  • RHP Donn Roach (2.12) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings pitched and improved to a perfect 6-0 record, tossing his ninth quality start.

Tennessee Smokies (29-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Tennessee picked up its second straight win at Chattanooga, topping the Lookouts 9-3.

  • 1B Wes Darvill (.152) went 3-for-3, knocked his first home run and double, scored once and earned a career high four RBI.
  • CF Albert Almora (.258) went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
  • DH Willson Contreras (.329) went 3-for-5 and plated one, marking his second consecutive three-hit game.
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.67) earned the win, giving up just two runs off six hits in 5.2 innings of work.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-18)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+6.0)

G1: Myrtle Beach fell to Potomac in 11 innings, dropping the third game of the series 4-3.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (4.14) gave up two earned runs in 5.1 innings in the no-decision.
  • DH Chesny Young (.371) went 2-for-4, swiped a base, walked once and scored twice.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
  • RF Mark Zagunis (.306) went 2-for-5 and added a walk and a run scored.
  • C Victor Caratini (.233) went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a walk.

G2: Myrtle Beach got out to an early lead, but dropped the second game of the day to Potomac 4-3.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.273) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and one run scored.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.247) went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
  • C Victor Caratini (.241) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.254) recorded a double and scored once, finishing 2-for-3.
  • RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.86) delivered a season high six strikeouts and walked none in 5.0 innings to get the no-decision.

Minor League Recap: 6/1/15

It was a good day all around for the Cubs minor league affiliates Monday, as Iowa and Tennessee each won by 10 runs and South Bend took both games of a doubleheader. Myrtle Beach was suspended due to rain with the game tied in the 10th inning. They will resume play prior to tonight’s game. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (26-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa scored 14 runs on 15 hits to top El Paso, 14-4. Every I-Cub in the starting lineup recorded a hit.

  • RHP Carlos Pimentel (3.99) picked up the win, pitching 7.0 scoreless innings and striking out five.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.286) went 3-for-5 with a home run, a triple, a double, three RBI and a season-high three runs scored.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.330) crushed a three-run homer in the third inning, extending his hitting streak to seven games (11-for-29/.379).
  • LF Adron Chambers (.255) went 2-for-4, plated two and scored twice.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.267) went 2-for-5 with a triple, swiped a base and scored twice.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.272) recorded a triple, two RBI and one run, going 2-for-5.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.262) went 2-for-4, plated one and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies (28-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-2.0)

Tennessee cruised to a 13-3 victory over Chattanooga. The Smokies drew 11 walks in the game.

  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (3.22) gave up three earned runs in 5.1 innings, but struck out seven and walked none to pick up the win.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.255) went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, two walks and three runs.
  • C Willson Contreras (.321) went 3-for-6, plated one and scored twice.
  • 1B Anthony Giansanti (.240) went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.305) went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, two runs scored and three walks.

South Bend Cubs (23-28)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.5)

G1: South Bend scored four runs in the sixth inning to come from behind and top Lake County, 5-4.

  • C Gioskar Amaya (.234) went 2-for-3, plated one and scored once.
  • LF Kevin Encarnacion (.273) went 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and one run scored.

G2: South Bend blanked Lake County in the second game of the day, topping the Captains, 4-0.

  • RHP Erick Leal (4.27) gave up no earned runs in 5.0 innings to pick up the win.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.353) went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double, plating two and scoring once. It extended his hitting streak to five games (10-for-20/.500).
  • LF Rashad Crawford (.270) went 2-for-3, swiped a base and scored once.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/31/15

One big inning boosted Iowa, and Myrtle Beach continued its winning ways Sunday. Tennessee couldn’t get the bats going in a loss while South Bend’s game was suspended in the fourth inning due to rain. It will be continued today, with the regularly scheduled game to follow. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (25-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-9.0)

Iowa scored seven runs in the seventh inning to defeat host El Paso, 8-4.

  • RHP Felipe Paulino gave up one earned run over 4.0 innings pitched in the no-decision.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.337) has now hit safely in six straight games (10-for-24), after going 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored yesterday. He finished May with a .364 average (20-for-55) in 16 games.
  • SS Javier Baez (.306) collected his fourth three-hit game, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI. He batted .314 (33-for-105) with five doubles and five homers in 29 May games.
  • RF Jonathan Mota (.284) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He tied a season high with three RBI.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.272), C Taylor Teagarden (.289) and PH Adron Chambers (.245) each collected a multi-hit game and scored a run.

Tennessee Smokies (27-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.0)

Tennessee dropped the final game of its five-game homestand against Mobile, falling 5-1.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.327) collected his fourth straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-4. He has gone 11-for-22 (.500) in his last six games.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.298) went 2-for-3 and has hit safely in six of his last seven games.
  • RHP Andres Santiago (4.24) allowed just one run on three hits in 4.0 innings of relief.

Myrtle Beach (31-16)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+6.5)

Myrtle Beach won its fifth game in the last six contests, cruising past Potomac, 7-2.

  • RHP Tyler Skulina (4.07) gave up two earned runs in 6.0 innings of work, striking out three to pick up the win.
  • LF Chesny Young (.362) went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.247) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.267) drove in a team-high three runs, going 1-for-4 with a homer.
  • RHP Fernando Cruz (0.00) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, picking up a save in his first appearance with Myrtle Beach.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/27/15

Kyle Schwarber led Tennessee to a walk-off win, while South Bend fell in a one-run game and Iowa lost both sides of a doubleheader Wednesday. Myrtle Beach was rained out and will play a doubleheader Thursday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (22-23)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Second (-9.0)

Game 1: Iowa surrendered 16 hits in a 13-1 defeat to Reno in Game 1 of the doubleheader.

  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.256) went 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored, extending his hitting streak to nine games (.361/13-for-36). The streak was snapped in the second game (0-for-3, BB).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.306) went 1-for-3 with a triple, improving his May average to .316 (12-for-38).

Game 2: Iowa committed three errors, which led to two unearned runs in a 3-2 loss.

  • SS Chris Valaika (.233) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run.
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.275) and LF Jonathan Mota (.291) each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies (25-21)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)

C Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off single in the 13th inning as the Smokies defeated Mobile, 3-2.

  • LHP Jeffry Antigua (2.97) pitched 5.2 innings, giving up one earned run and striking out four in the no decision.
  • Schwarber (.307) went 2-for-6 with the game-winning RBI. He leads the team with 27 RBI.
  • CF Albert Almora (.271) hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, finishing 2-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.
  • RHP Carl Edwards Jr. (2.66) tossed 2.0 scoreless frames, striking out two batters.
  • RHP Andres Santiago (4.66) collected his first win, allowing no hits in 1.2 scoreless innings.

South Bend Cubs (20-27)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-7.0)

South Bend dropped its third straight contest, falling 4-3 on the road at Dayton.

  • DH Yasiel Balaguert (.265) went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI, extending his hitting streak to six games (12-for-23/.522). He has recorded five consecutive multi-hit games.
  • 2B Andrew Ely (.278) went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
  • 3B Jason Vosler (.264) went 2-for-4 with an RBI.
  • RHP Ryan McNeil (4.50) tossed 2.0 scoreless frames, fanning two batters and tying his longest scoreless outing of the season. He has struck out 16 batters while walking just three this season (14.0 IP).
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