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Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/21/14

Pitching boosted Iowa to a victory, and Myrtle Beach extended a winning streak on Tuesday. Tennessee let a stellar starting pitching effort go to waste, while South Bend surrendered a late lead in a loss. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (6-6)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.5)

Iowa won its second consecutive game, defeating visiting New Orleans, 6-4.

  • RHP Donn Roach (2.60) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings of work, striking out three to pick up the win. He has allowed just one run in 12.0 innings this season.
  • CF Matt Szczur (.750) went 3-for-4 with an RBI in his first game back at Iowa.
  • SS Chris Valaika (.244) collected his second three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Taylor Teagarden (.400) hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, his first of the season. He finished 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, one run scored and four RBI.

Tennessee Smokies (6-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Tennessee dropped a 5-3 decision at Jackson, its second straight defeat to begin the five-game series.

  • C Kyle Schwarber (.261) went 2-for-5 with an RBI, for his second multi-hit game of the season.
  • CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.222) collected his first multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 with a triple (2) and a run.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.436) went 1-for-4 with a double. He has hit safely in 10 of 11 games.
  • RHP Corey Black (1.80) tossed his first quality start of the season, allowing one unearned run in 6.0 innings. He struck out four and surrendered just two hits.

Myrtle Beach (8-3)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

Myrtle Beach won its fifth straight game, topping host Salem, 7-4.

  • RHP Jen-Ho Tseng struck out three and gave up two earned runs in 4.1 innings.
  • SS Carlos Penalver (.259) went 2-for-3 with a double and a run driven in.
  • C Ben Carhart (.214) went 1-for-3 with a home run, two walks, two runs and two RBI.
  • RHP James Pugliese (3.00) earned the win in relief, tossing 2.2 shutout innings.

South Bend Cubs (5-8)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-5.0)

South Bend surrendered four runs in the final three innings, falling 5-2 at home to Lake County.

  • LF Charcer Burks (.333) extended his hitting streak to five games (.474/9-for-19) with a 2-for-4 night that included one RBI.
  • DH Justin Marra (.095) hit his first homer of the season, a solo shot in the third inning. He went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • RHP Jake Stinnett (4.38) allowed a season low two hits in 5.0 innings. He struck out four and walked five in the no-decision.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/20/15

Myrtle Beach poured it on in extra innings, South Bend put an end to a losing streak, and Iowa salvaged a doubleheader split on Monday. Tennessee struggled on defense and couldn’t get the bats going in a loss. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (5-6)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-3.5)

Game 1: Iowa managed just two hits in an 8-0 loss vs. Oklahoma City.

  • 2B Addison Russell (.300) went 1-for-3, singling with two outs in the seventh inning to break up ex-Cub Scott Baker’s perfect game.
  • 1B Mike Baxter (.391) went 1-for-3 with his third double of the season.
  • RHP Michael Wagner (0.00) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings of relief in his Iowa debut.

Game 2: Iowa snapped a three-game losing skid with a 4-3, nine-inning win vs. Oklahoma City.

  • RF Junior Lake (.235) recorded a walk-off sacrifice fly to drive in Baxter in the ninth.
  • C Taylor Davis (.273) went 2-for-4 with a sixth inning solo home run.
  • 2B Addison Russell (.318) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.
  • LHP James Russell (1-0, 0.00) struck out three in 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his first win of the year.

Tennessee Smokies (6-4)
Southern League (Double-A)
T-First Place (–)

Tennessee managed just three hits and committed four errors in a 7-1 loss at Jackson.

  • RHP Frank Batista pitched 4.2 scoreless innings, striking out six in the no-decision. He has allowed just one run in 10.2 innings of work this season.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.457) went 1-for-4 with a second inning solo home run.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.393) and RF Bijan Rademacher (.286) each recorded a hit.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-3)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach scored three runs in the 11th inning to beat host Salem, 7-4.

  • DH Billy McKinney (.296) went 2-for-5 with a sixth inning solo home run.
  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.323) went 1-for-2 with three walks and an eighth inning homer.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.270) and C Victor Caratini (.292) had two hits apiece.
  • RHP Tayler Scott (1-0, 1.50) tossed 3.0 scoreless innings to earn the win.
  • RHP Matt Brazis (3.86) earned the save with a scoreless 11th inning of work.

South Bend Cubs (5-7)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fifth Place (-4.0)

South Bend snapped a two-game skid with a 3-0 win over visiting Great Lakes.

  • RHP Ryan Williams gave up no earned runs in 5.2 innings, fanning three in the win.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.250) went 2-for-4 with a season-high-tying three RBI.
  • 2B Chesny Young (.293) went 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases.
  • RHP James Norwood (6.75) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his first save of the year.

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/20/14

Behind a big fifth inning rally and another strong outing from starter C.J. Edwards, Tennessee racked up a win, while Iowa was shut out on Sunday. Daytona and Kane County both had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (8-9)
T-3rd Place (-2.5)

Iowa was shut out for the third time at home this season, as they fell to Round Rock 6-0.

  • Carlos Pimentel suffered his third loss despite posting his second quality start. His 26 strikeouts tie Mike Fiers of Nashville for tops in the league.
  • CF Matt Szczur went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles.
  • SS Logan Watkins went 2-for-4 with a single and a double, raising his season average to .281.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases (5).

Tennessee Smokies (8-9)
4th Place (-3.0)

Tennessee posted a five-run fifth inning on their way to an 8-3 victory over Birmingham at Birmingham’s Regions Field.

  • Tennessee scored eight runs with just one extra-base hit, a seventh-inning double for 2B Stephen Bruno (2-for-4, 2 R, RBI). The Smokies went 5-for-10 as a team with runners in scoring position.
  • 3B Kris Bryant (.294) went 2-for-4 with three RBI, bringing his season total to nine.
  • RF Rubi Silva added two RBI with a 2-for-5 line, his first multihit game of the season.
  • RHP C.J. Edwards earned his first win in his first quality start of 2014, giving up two earned runs over six innings and striking out four.

Minor League recap: 7/8/13

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Justin Bour ripped a home run for Tennessee Monday. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Strong pitching efforts carried Iowa and Daytona to wins and Boise snapped a losing streak Monday. But Tennessee lost both games of its doubleheader while Kane County was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Iowa Cubs (47-45)

Iowa limited New Orleans to four hits in a 5-2 victory on the road.

  • LHP Chris Rusin picked up the win, going six innings and surrendering two earned runs.
  • C Luis Flores (.187) went 2-for-4 with a double (6) and a third-inning solo home run.
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.263) recorded his fourth three-hit game of the campaign, going 3-for-4 with a double (15) and two RBI (53).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.257) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored, two doubles (16) and one RBI (26).
  • 3B Junior Lake (.313) extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 1-for-4 with an RBI (16). He’s hitting .333 (9-for-27) during the streak.
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (1.83) converted his 10th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning.

Tennessee Smokies (10-8)

GM 1: Tennessee managed just two hits in a 2-0 loss to Huntsville.

  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.273) went 1-for-3.
  • LF Rubi Silva (.266) was 1-for-2. He’s hitting .291 (25-for-86) with four home runs and 14 RBI against southpaws.
  • LHP Zach Rosscup (2.14) and RHP Tony Zych (3.31) combined for two scoreless innings of relief.

GM 2: Huntsville scored three runs in the eighth inning for a 6-3 win, sweeping the doubleheader against the Smokies.

  • 1B Justin Bour (.210) was 1-for-3 with a seventh-inning solo home run.
  • RF Rubi Silva (.270) extended his hitting streak to three games, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, a double (17) and two stolen bases (10).
  • LF John Andreoli (.333) went 1-for-2 with a walk and a triple (1). He’s hit safely in eight of his first 10 games with the Smokies.
  • Yesterday, four Smokies were named All-Star starters in the Southern League All-Star Game. OF Matt Szczur, INF Arismendy Alcantara, INF Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks will start for the North Division.

Daytona Cubs (11-5)

Daytona’s Matt Loosen threw a no-hitter in the Cubs 7-0 victory at Dunedin.

  • RHP Matt Loosen struck out a season-high nine, recording Daytona’s first nine-inning no-hitter since August 24, 1996, when Kerry Wood, Darold Brown and Brandon Hammack combined to no-hit Vero Beach. Over his last three starts, Loosen is 3-0 with a 0.33 ERA (ER/27.0 IP), allowing just nine hits while striking out 31.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.227) went 1-for-2 with two walks, two runs scored, a home run and two RBI (5).
  • SS Elliot Soto (.214) went 2-for-5 with two RBI (2).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.282) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and one RBI (20).

Cubs minor league recap: 4/23/13

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Jae-Hoon Ha continued his hot start Monday. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all earned victories Monday while errors led to Kane County’s demise. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (6-11)

Iowa defeated Memphis 5-2 in the third game of a four-game set.

  • CF Brian Bogusevic (.389 AVG) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.500/13-for-26), going 2-for-4 with a double (4), a run scored and an RBI (5).
  • RF Ryan Sweeney (.372) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.344/11-for-32) with a third inning single (1-for-4).
  • 3B Ian Stewart (.100) went 1-for-3 with a double (1), a run and two RBI (3) in the sixth game of his rehabilitation assignment.
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.193) hit his third home run of the season, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (11).

Tennessee Smokies (11-7)

Tennessee scored five runs in the sixth inning to break open a 2-2 tie and defeat Montgomery, 8-3.

  • DH Arismendy Alcantara (.288) went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored, two RBI (13) and two stolen bases (10). He leads the Southern League with 10 stolen bases.
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.306) walked, doubled and scored two runs in three at-bats.
  • LHP Eric Jokisch (3-0) now ranks fourth in the Southern League in ERA (1.11, 3 ER/24.1 IP) among starting pitchers with at least three starts.
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 K) has not allowed an earned run in seven appearances (10.1 IP) this season.

Daytona Cubs (8-10)

Daytona jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings and held on for a 7-4 victory over Dunedin, snapping a four-game skid.

  • SS Javier Baez (.234) recorded his second three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-5 with a double (4), two runs scored and an RBI (10).
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.304) went 3-for-5 with three RBI (18). His 18 RBI lead the team.
  • LHP Hunter Cervenka (2.2 IP, 1 BB, 2 K) converted his first save of the season.

Kane County Cougars (7-9)

Kane County committed two errors that led to four unearned runs in a 9-6 setback to visiting Peoria.

  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.323) blasted his second home run of the season and drove in a second run with a sacrifice fly as part of a 2-for-4 outing.
  • SS Marco Hernandez went 2-for-4 with two doubles (4) and two RBI (8), his first two extra-base hit game of the season.
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.410) saw his six-game hitting streak snapped (0-for-2), but he reached base three times via walks and scored a run.
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