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Cubs minor league recap: 6/6/13

JOKISCH

Eric Jokisch pitched his first complete game Thursday with the Smokies. (Photo by Rodger Wood)

Iowa and Kane County suffered shutout losses and Tennessee dropped both games in a doubleheader match Thursday. Daytona was unable to take the field due to rain, and the two-game outing will not be rescheduled. Despite the offensive shortcomings, here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (25-33)

Iowa lost for the seventh time in eight games, falling 6-0 vs. Round Rock.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.236) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.286/12-for-42), going 1-for-4 with a double (9).
  • C Steve Clevenger (.400) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double (3) in the third game of his rehabilitation assignment. He has hit safely in all three games.

Tennessee Smokies (31-28)

Game 1: Tennessee mustered only four hits in a 5-0 setback vs. Jackson in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • CF Matt Szczur (.292) went 1-for-4 with a double (13), extending his hitting streak to five games (.438/7-for-16).
  • C Chad Noble (.394) went 1-for-3 with a double (3). He has hit safely in four consecutive games (.533/8-for-15).
  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.292) reached base safely for the 17th straight game, going 1-for-2 with a walk.

Game 2: Jackson scored two runs in the third inning and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Smokies in the nightcap, sweeping the doubleheader.

  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.250) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (11) and a run scored. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games (.385/10-for-26).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.266) went 2-for-3 with a RBI (16).
  • LHP Eric Jokisch recorded his seventh quality start in 12 appearances, tossing his first complete game (7 IP).

Kane County Cougars (26-31)

Burlington blanked Kane County 9-0 in the middle game of a three-game set.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.267) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 2-for-4.
  • CF Albert Almora (.415) went 1-for-4. He has 22 hits in 53 at-bats this season.
  • On Wednesday, six Cougars were named to the Midwest League Western Division All-Star team: INF Dan Vogelbach, INF Rock Shoulders, OF Bijan Rademacher, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Felix Pena and LHP Nathan Dorris. Vogelbach will start at DH. This marks the Cougars’ most mid-season All-Stars since the 2009 squad fielded seven.

Cubs minor league recap: 6/5/13

SHOULDERS

Rock Shoulders reached base three times Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Kane County Cougars)

While Kane County overpowered their opponent Wednesday, Tennessee and Daytona rescheduled for doubleheader matches due to rain. Iowa had the day off, but will take the field against Round Rock tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Kane County Cougars (26-30)

Kane County used a 14-hit attack to overpower host Burlington, 8-6.

  • RF Reggie Golden (.368) collected his third multi-hit affair in his last four games, going 3-for-4 with two RBI (3).
  • LF Oliver Zapata (.264) went 2-for-5 with two doubles (7), a run scored, a RBI (22) and a stolen base (8).
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.282) reached base four times, going 2-for-3 with two walks, a double (12), a homer, a team-high three runs scored and two RBI (39).
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.262) extended his hitting streak to five games, going 2-for-5 with a run and a RBI (19).
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.270) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI (37).
  • RHP Felix Pena (2.11 ERA) converted his first save, allowing a hit and a walk while fanning three in 2.0 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Six Cougars were named to the Midwest League Western Division All-Star team: INF Dan Vogelbach, INF Rock Shoulders, OF Bijan Rademacher, RHP Tayler Scott, RHP Felix Pena and LHP Nathan Dorris. Vogelbach will start at DH. This marks the Cougars’ most mid-season All-Stars since the 2009 squad fielded seven.

Cubs minor league recap: 6/4/13

BAEZ

Javier Baez is one of four D-Cubs players that were named 2013 All-Stars by the FSL Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa snapped a six-game skid, Tennessee continued its hot streak and Daytona collected its third shutout in its last seven games. Kane County was off Tuesday, but will return to the field at Burlington tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (25-32)

Iowa scored seven runs in the fifth inning on its way to a 10-2 win over visiting New Orleans, snapping a six-game skid.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.236) went 3-for-5 with two runs. He has hit safely in eight straight games (.289/11-for-38).
  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.355) went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI (24).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.283) collected his second consecutive multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a three-run homer.
  • C Steve Clevenger (.429) went 2-for-4 with a double (2) and a run scored in the second game of his rehabilitation assignment.

Tennessee Smokies (31-26)

Tennessee collected eight extra-base hits, defeating Jackson 8-6, the Smokies third straight win.

  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.247) extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20), going 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI (19).
  • RF Matt Szczur (.292) went 3-for-5 with two doubles (12), two runs scored, three RBI (26) and a stolen base (15).
  • C Chad Noble (.400) went 4-for-5 with a double (2), a run scored and a RBI (4). He has hit safely in three consecutive games (.583/7-for-12).
  • LF Ty Wright (.248) went 2-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and a RBI (16).
  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.290) reached base safely for the 16th straight game, going 3-for-5 with two doubles (13) and a RBI (30).

Daytona Cubs (29-27)

Daytona collected its third shutout in the last seven games, blanking Bradenton, 1-0.

  • LF John Andreoli (.320) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (16).
  • 2B Tim Saunders (.191) went 2-for-4.
  • DH Yaniel Cabezas (.250) went 0-for-3 with a walk, scoring the only run of the game.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (4 IP, 4 H, 4 K) converted the save, throwing a season-high, four scoreless innings.
  • Prior to the game, the Florida State League announced that outfielders John Andreoli and Jorge Soler and infielders Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger were named 2013 First-Half All-Stars.

Cubs minor league recap: 6/3/13

CLEVENGER

Steve Clevenger recorded three RBI in the first game of his rehabilitation with Iowa. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Daytona both fell short Monday while Tennessee swept a doubleheader match and Kane County’s offensive outburst demolished an early setback. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-32)

New Orleans scored five runs in the 13th inning, sending Iowa to their sixth straight loss, 10-5.

  • CF Brett Jackson (.245) collected his first four-hit game of the season, going 4-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI (16).
  • 1B Brad Nelson (.278) went 2-for-5 with a double (10).
  • C Steve Clevenger (.333) went 1-for-3 with a double (1) and three RBI (3) in the first game of his rehab assignment.
  • LHP Hisanori Takahashi (3 IP, H, 5 K) recorded season-highs in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Tennessee Smokies (30-26)

Game 1: Kyle Hendricks threw a seven-inning, complete-game shutout as the Smokies defeated Jackson 2-0 in the first game of a doubleheader.

  • DH Arismendy Alcantara (.282) went 1-for-3 with a RBI (29). He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks tossed his fifth consecutive quality start and earned his sixth win.

Game 2: Tennessee reached base 13 times in six innings, defeating Jackson 7-1 in the nightcap.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.265) extended his hitting streak to four games (.467/7-for-15), going 2-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI (31).
  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.242) went 3-for-3 with a double (10), two runs scored and two RBI (17).
  • RHP Tony Zych (1.1 IP, H, BB, K) earned his second win in relief.

Daytona Cubs (28-27)

Daytona allowed three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, falling 5-3 at Bradenton.

  • C Yaniel Cabezas (.400) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (2), a run scored and a RBI (1).
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.275) went 1-for-4 with a RBI (29) and a stolen base (3). He has hit safely in his last five games (.381/8-for-21).
  • SS Javier Baez (.280) extended his hitting streak to three games (.571/8-for-14), going 1-for-4 with a double (16) and a run scored.
  • RF Jorge Soler (.294) went 1-for-3 with a RBI (31). He has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games and collected RBI in four straight games.

Kayne County (25-30)

Cedar Rapids scored five runs in back-to-back innings, overcoming a four-run deficit to defeat Kane County, 10-4.

  • RF Reggie Golden (.267) collected his second multi-hit game in his last three outings, going 2-for-4 with a walk and his first home run of the season.
  • DH Rock Shoulders (.264) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a RBI (36), snapping a five-game hitless skid.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.263) went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.455) went 1-for-4 with a walk, run scored and a stolen base (1). He has hit safely in nine of his first 11 games, including his last three (.500/6-for-12).

Cubs minor league recap: 6/2/13

SOLER

Jorge Soler has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games with the D-Cubs. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Kane County broke a four-game skid and Daytona secured a two-game win streak while Iowa continued to struggle Sunday. Tennessee was unable to play due to inclement weather, but will make up their game against Jackson in a doubleheader tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-31)

Iowa dropped its fifth straight game, falling to visiting New Orleans, 5-3.

  • CF Dave Sappelt (.276) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, a stolen base (1) and an outfield assist.
  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.282) went 1-for-4 with a double (5) and a RBI (8).
  • RHP Michael Bowden (0.00) scattered a hit and a walk while fanning three in 1.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Daytona Cubs (28-26)

Daytona won its second game in a row, blanking host Brevard County 5-0 in a seven-inning, rain-shortened affair.

  • 3B Ben Carhart (.275) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a team-high two runs scored.
  • SS Javier Baez (.281) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI (36).
  • RF Jorge Soler (.294) went 1-for-4 with two RBI (30). He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

Kayne County (25-29)

Kane County ended its four-game skid, walking off with a 3-2, 10-inning victory over visiting Cedar Rapids.

  • CF Albert Almora (.475) recorded his sixth multi-hit outing in his first 10 games, going 3-for-4 with a walk, a double (6) and a run scored.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.259) recorded his second-straight, multi-hit game, going 3-for-5.
  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.283) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a double (11), a homer, two runs scored and a RBI (37).
  • RHP Eddie Orozco (3-3, 4.58) earned the win in relief, fanning one in a scoreless 10th frame.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/30/13

CABRERA

Alberto Cabrera has captured three quality starts in his last four appearances while also leading the Smokies in strikeouts. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Daytona both struggled in setbacks Thursday while Tennessee continued its hot streak with its fourth win in five consecutive outings. Kane County’s game at Quad Cities was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions, and the match will not be rescheduled. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-28)

Iowa dropped its second consecutive game on the road, falling 6-1 to host Nashville.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.361) went 1-for-1 with a RBI (20). He ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage (.462) and fourth in batting average (.361/60-for-166).
  • 2B Logan Watkins (.229) extended his hitting streak to three games (.286/4-for-14), going 2-for-5 with a stolen base (5).
  • RHP Blake Parker allowed one hit and struck out three batters in a scoreless ninth frame. He has a 2.04 ERA (4 ER/17.2 IP) in 16 relief appearances.

Tennessee Smokies (28-24)

Tennessee continued its hot streak, defeating first-place Birmingham, 5-1. The Smokies have won four of their last five games.

  • LF Anthony Giansanti (.343) extended his hitting streak to four games (.385/5-for-13), going 2-for-4 with two doubles (5) and two runs scored.
  • DH Ty Wright (.250) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (15).
  • CF Matt Szczur (.286) recorded his 10th multi-hit game of May, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple (2) and run scored.
  • C Chad Noble (.357) collected his second two-hit game in three days and has hit safely in all three contests (.500/5-for-10). He picked up his first two RBI with the Smokies this season (5 games).
  • RF Rubi Silva (.271) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • RHP Albert Cabrera recorded his third quality start in his last four appearances and leads the team with 66 strikeouts in 65.2 IP.

Daytona Cubs (26-25)

Daytona mustered only three hits in a 5-4 setback at home vs. Tampa.

  • DH Ben Carhart (.262) went 1-for-4 with a home run, run scored and two RBI (25). He has recorded a base hit in seven of his last nine games.
  • SS Javier Baez (.264) homered for the second time in three games, finishing 1-for-4 with a run scored and RBI (29).
  • 3B Tim Saunders (.178) went 1-for-3 with a run scored, RBI (10) and stolen base (15). His 15 stolen bases rank fifth in the Florida State League, tied with teammate John Andreoli.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/29/13

COLEMAN

Casey Coleman has recorded scoreless appearances in his last three outings. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa’s comeback attempt fell short, Tennessee three-game winnings streak was snapped and Kane County struggled at the plate, though Daytona captured its fourth shutout win of the season. Despite the scoreboard setbacks, here are some highlights from Wednesday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-27)

Iowa put the go-ahead run on base in the ninth inning, but was unable to complete the comeback bid, falling 4-3 at Nashville.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.358) went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored. He ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in on-base percentage (.459) and sixth in batting average (.358/59-for-165).
  • C J.C. Boscan (.296) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.
  • RHP Casey Coleman (3 IP, 2 BB, 2 K) has recorded three straight, scoreless appearances (8.2 IP).

Tennessee Smokies (27-24)

Tennessee’s three-game winning streak was snapped in a 6-3 loss at first place Birmingham.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.280) collected his fourth, three-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with a triple (1), extending his hitting streak to eight games (.333/10-for-30).
  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.254) went 1-for-4 with a double (17), a run scored and two RBI (27).
  • RHP A.J. Morris (3.1 IP, 3 H, R, 5 K) recorded season highs in innings pitched and strikeouts.

Daytona Cubs (26-24)

Daytona collected its fourth shutout of the season, blanking Tampa 3-0.

  • LF John Andreoli (.317) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.444/16-for-36), going 2-for-3 with a double (6), a run scored and a RBI (18).
  • CF Zeke DeVoss (.228) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.311) collected his Florida State League-leading 43rd RBI, finishing 1-for-3.
  • RHP Yao-Lin Wang (3 IP, H, BB, 5 K) converted his second save of the season, tying a season-high with five strikeouts.

Kane County Cougars (24-27)

Kane County mustered only five hits in a 2-1 setback at Quad Cities.

  • DH Marco Hernandez (.255) went 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • C Carlos Escobar (.217) went 2-for-4 with a ninth-inning RBI single.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.263) collected two walks in four plate appearances. He has walked six times in the last four games.
  • On Tuesday, OF Albert Almora was named Midwest League Player of the Week for the week of May 20-26 after batting .538 (14-for-26) with five doubles. He has recorded multi-hit efforts in four of his first seven games.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/28/13

BAEZ

Shortstop Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in extra innings to lead the D-Cubs to victory. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona all collected a win Tuesday while Kane County was unable to recover in a rain-shortened outing. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (24-26)

Iowa defeated host Nashville, 6-2. The I-Cubs have won nine of their last 11 games.

  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.274) homered for the second consecutive game, going 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI (6).
  • 3B Edwin Maysonet (.270) hit his fourth home run in his last seven games and tallied three RBI (20).
  • SS Donnie Murphy (.275) went 2-for-4 with a double (4) and a run scored.
  • LHP Chris Rusin recorded his longest outing of the season, throwing 97 pitches in eight innings.

Tennessee Smokies (27-23)

Tennessee scored a run in three consecutive innings and held on to defeat first-place Birmingham, 3-2.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.254) went 2-for-4 with a double (16), a triple (1) and a run scored.
  • DH Arismendy Alcantara (.270) hit a game-tying, solo home run in the fourth inning, finishing 1-for-4.
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks recorded his fourth consecutive quality start, finishing May with a 4-1 record and a 1.96 ERA (7 ER/32.1 IP).
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.1 IP, H) converted the save, improving to a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities.

Daytona Cubs (25-24)

Javier Baez blasted a walk-off, two-run homer in the 11th inning, lifting Daytona to a 6-4 victory over visiting Tampa.

  • SS Javier Baez (.268) finished 2-for-6 with the two-run homer.
  • LF John Andreoli (.312) extended his hitting streak to seven games (.424/14-for-33), going 2-for-6 with a run.
  • 3B Ben Carhart (.267) went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored.
  • LHP Frank Del Valle (2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, K) earned the win in relief, improving to 3-0.

Kane County Cougars (24-26)

Kane County suffered a 7-5 setback at Quad Cities in a rain-shortened, six-inning affair.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.292) homered for the second consecutive game, going 1-for-3 with a run and three RBI (35).
  • CF Oliver Zapata (.273) extended his hitting streak to 10 games (.359/14-for-39), going 2-for-3 with two runs.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.240) went 1-for-3 with a triple (2) and two RBI (15).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (2 IP, H, BB, 2 K) threw two scoreless innings of relief, his second consecutive scoreless outing.

Cubs Minor league recap: 5/27/13

SCHLITTER

Brian Schlitter made his first appearance for the I-Cubs Sunday after starting the season with Tennessee. (Photo by Stephen Green)

While Iowa’s five-game winning streak was snapped after an early setback Monday, Tennessee and Kane County both rallied late for comeback victories. Daytona had the day off but will be back on the field tonight against visiting Tampa. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (23-26)

Iowa was victimized by a four-run, third inning in a 4-3 loss to visiting Oklahoma City. The loss snapped Iowa’s five-game winning streak.

  • RF Brian Bogusevic (.369) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a double (13) and two runs scored.
  • 1B Brent Lillibridge (.264) blasted his third home run of the season, a fifth-inning solo shot.
  • LF Darnell McDonald (.202) went 0-for-1 with two walks, a stolen base (5) and a RBI (12).
  • RHP Brian Schlitter (2 IP, 2 H, 3 K) made his first appearance for Iowa after allowing only two earned runs in 21.2 innings for Double-A Tennessee to begin the season.

Tennessee Smokies (26-23)

Tennessee rallied for a run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth to defeat Huntsville, 8-6, in the final game of a five-game series.

  • 2B Ronald Torreyes (.236) snapped a five-game hitless skid, going 2-for-5 with a home run, a run scored and three RBI (14).
  • LF Ty Wright (.247) went 2-for-4 with a double (7) and two runs scored.
  • C Chad Noble (.286) collected his first hits of the season with Tennessee after beginning the season at Daytona. He went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double (1) and a run scored.
  • RHP Tony Zych (2 IP, H, K) tossed two scoreless innings, earning the win in relief.

Kane County Cougars (24-25)

Kane County tallied five runs in the eighth inning, surging past visiting Beloit, 8-4. The Cougars have won four of their last five games.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.292) went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI (32).
  • RF-CF Oliver Zapata (.265) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.333/12-for-36), going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.238) went 1-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI (13).
  • RHP Steve Perakslis (3 IP, H, R, BB, 3 K) earned his first victory of the season, allowing no earned runs in three innings of relief.

Cubs minor league recap: 5/23/13

CASTILLO

Lendy Castillo fanned a season-high nine batters in 5.1 innings of relief. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Iowa and Tennessee both captured a win with shutout performances Thursday while Daytona fell despite offensive power and Kane County dropped an early lead. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action:

Iowa Cubs (19-25)

Iowa plated two, first-inning runs, blanking visiting Las Vegas 4-0. The I-Cubs have won four of their last five games.

  • 2B Logan Watkins (.233) went 2-for-4 with a homer, a run scored and a team-high two RBI (10).
  • LF Dave Sappelt (.308) extended his hitting streak to five games (.563/9-for-16), going 2-for-3 with a walk and a RBI (10).
  • 3B Josh Vitters (.262) reached base three times, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies (24-21)

Tennessee plated two, fourth-inning runs, blanking Hunstville 2-0.

  • SS Arismendy Alcantara (.271) reached base three times, going 1-for-2 with two walks, a homer, a run scored, a RBI (23) and a stolen base (14).
  • RF Tim Torres (.283) went 1-for-3 with a double (5) and a RBI (4).
  • C Rafael Lopez (.266) was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (3.00) converted his second save, allowing a hit and a walk while fanning one in a scoreless ninth frame.

Daytona Cubs (23-22)

Despite collecting 12 hits, Daytona dropped an 8-4 decision at Jupiter.

  • CF John Andreoli (.305) went 3-for-5 with a triple (6) and a team-high two runs scored.
  • 1B Dustin Geiger (.325) recorded his eighth multi-hit game of the month, going 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly RBI, his team-leading 40th RBI of the season.
  • SS Tim Saunders (.179) went 2-for-4 with a stolen base (13).

Kane County Cougars (20-23)

Kane County squandered an 8-4, fourth inning lead, dropping a 9-8, 14-inning marathon at Peoria.

  • CF Albert Almora (.636) went 4-for-7 with two doubles (3), a run scored and a RBI (2) in his second game with the Cougars.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.267) extended his hitting streak to eight games (.417/15-for-36), going 2-for-7 with a double (16) and a team-high four RBI (16).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.231) reached base three times, going 1-for-5 with two walks, a team-high three runs scored and two RBI (11).
  • RHP Lendy Castillo (6.93) scattered five hits and two walks while fanning a season-high nine in 5.1 scoreless innings of relief.
  • LHP Jeff Antigua (2.91) fanned four in two perfect innings of relief.
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