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Cubs Minor League Report: 8/24/16

Tennessee kept its streak alive, Myrtle Beach claimed a postseason appearance, and South Bend was victorious with a walk-off in extras. Iowa had the day off. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Tennessee Smokies (25-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-10.0)

The Smokies claimed their fourth straight victory with a come-from-behind 6-5 triumph over Jackson.

  • RHP Michael Wagner (3.35 ERA) surrendered two earned runs in 6.1 innings, striking out four batters.
  • RF Lane Adams (.296) went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer (3), two runs scored and a stolen base (6). He has gone 15-for-35 (.429) with four doubles, three homers and 12 RBI in his last 10 games.
  • 2B Daniel Lockhart (.205) went 2-for-3 with a run scored, an RBI (12) and a stolen base (2).
  • SS Chesny Young (.300) went 1-for-3 with a walk, double (23), run scored and game-winning sac fly RBI in the ninth inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (37-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach clinched a playoff berth with a 2-1, 10-inning win on the road at Carolina.

  • 2B David Bote (.332) extended his hitting streak to 12 games (.412/21-for-51), going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (30).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.251) went 2-for-4 with a game-winning RBI double in the 10th inning.
  • RHP Preston Morrison (2.12 ERA) struck out five and gave up just one earned run in five innings.

South Bend Cubs (38-21)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

South Bend scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to walk-off with an 11-10 victory over West Michigan. The Cubs led 9-2 after four innings before seeing the game go to extras.

  • Midwest League MVP Eloy Jimenez (.336) went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer (14) and two runs scored. He has homered in consecutive games and gone 7-for-18 in his last four contests.
  • 3B Matt Rose (.236) went 3-for-5 with a double (13), a solo homer (12), two runs scored and two RBI (41). He has 16 RBI in his last 10 games.
  • CF Roberto Caro (.255) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.326) went 3-for-5 with a double (13), three runs and one RBI (24). It’s his third straight multi-hit game (.500/7-for-14).

Eugene Emeralds (18-9)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+1.0)

Eugene collected just one single and one walk in a 1-0 shutout loss vs. Everett.

  • 1B Trent Giambrone (.302) recorded the team’s lone hit. He’s hit safely in eight of his last nine games.
  • LHP Manuel Rondon (1.20 ERA) suffered his first loss of the season, surrendering the game’s lone run in his 3.2 innings. He’s now 6-1.
  • RHP M.T. Minacci (2.1 IP, 1 BB) allowed no hits in 2.1 scoreless innings of relief.

Mesa Cubs (10-14)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.0)

Mesa notched just six hits in a 4-0 shutout defeat against the AZL Angels.

  • LHP Pablo Ochoa (6.03 ERA) struck out three in four innings, giving up one run.
  • CF Luis Ayala (.291) went 4-for-5 with a double (4), his first four-hit game of the season.
  • RF Ruben Reyes (.254) went 2-for-5 and has reached base in seven straight games.
  • 1B Michael Cruz (.248) and C Jhonny Pereda (.280) each went 0-for-2 with two walks.

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/23/16

Iowa edged out a win, Tennessee took both games of its doubleheader, Myrtle Beach posted a shutout, and Mesa battled back for a victory on Tuesday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (60-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

Despite going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position, the I-Cubs prevailed over Memphis, 3-2.

  • 3B Tommy La Stella (.310) was 2-for-4 with a double (2) and a run scored.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.188) connected for his first Triple-A homer, a solo shot in the fourth inning.
  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.296) went 1-for-2 with a double (3), a sacrifice fly, a sacrifice bunt and an RBI (6).
  • RHP Josh Collmenter (1.35 ERA) tossed four scoreless frames in his second start, striking out two.

Tennessee Smokies (24-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-11.0)

The Smokies swept a twinbill over host Jackson, including a 10-inning, 4-2 victory in Game 1.

  • RF/LF Kelly Dugan (.250) combined to go 5-for-8 with two doubles (12), two homers (12), five RBI (41) and five runs scored. In his last 21 games (since July 31), he is batting .362 (25-for-69) with five homers and 14 RBI.
  • 1B/DH Ben Carhart (.264) also homered in both games (4) and combined to go 5-for-8. He added five RBI (22) and three runs scored. His two-run, two-out homer in Game 1 provided the go-ahead run.
  • DH/1B David Freitas (.289) added three doubles (19) in the twin bill, including a pair in the second contest. He tallied two RBI (35) and three runs overall, all coming in Game 2.
  • RF Lane Adams (.288) went 2-for-4 with a double (5), a run scored and two stolen bases (5) in Game 2. He also swiped a bag in the first contest.
  • RHP Juan Paniagua (4 IP, 2 SO) tossed four hitless frames and picked up his fifth win of the season in Game 2.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach pitching blanked the Carolina offense and recorded 13 punchouts in a 7-0 victory.

  • RHP Trevor Clifton (2.87 ERA) matched a season-high with 10 strikeouts. He gave up no runs in 6.2 innings. It’s his fifth start this season of at least six shutout innings.
  • 3B David Bote (.329) was 3-for-5 with two doubles (22), two runs scored and an RBI (29). He is hitting .404 (19-for-47) with seven doubles and seven RBI during his 11-game hitting streak.
  • DH Ian Rice (.255) went 2-for-4 with a double (10) and three RBI (29).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.248) and CF Donnie Dewees (.287) both had two-hit games. Baez added an RBI (44) and a stolen base (36), while Dewees tallied a double (5), an RBI (12) and two runs scored.
  • SS Andrew Ely (.246) and 2B Bryant Flete (.307) both added doubles.

South Bend Cubs (37-21)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Second Place (-1.0)

Even after mounting a 5-0 lead by the fifth inning, the SB-Cubs lost to West Michigan, 6-5.

  • LF Eloy Jimenez (.335) hit a solo homer (13) in the fifth inning. He was named Midwest League MVP and Prospect of the Year yesterday. He is a league leader in RBI (78), doubles (38) and slugging percentage (.535), and ranks third in batting average (.335)
  • RHP Oscar De La Cruz (2.78 ERA) pitched five scoreless innings, striking out three for the win.
  • DH Adonis Paula (.231) and 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.321) each had a two-hit game and both hit doubles.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.218) and 3B Vimael Machin (.243) both finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Eugene Emeralds (18-8)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+2.0)

The Emeralds could muster only four hits and committed two errors as they fell to Everett, 3-1.

  • RHP Dylan Cease (2.86 ERA) fanned seven and gave up one earned run in four innings.
  • DH Jose Paniagua (.206) went 1-for-3 with a double (5), the lone Eugene extra-base hit. He also added an RBI (16).
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.263) was 1-for-3 with a stolen base (16).

Mesa Cubs (10-13)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.0)

Mesa plated five runs in the last two frames to come from behind and top the host AZL Giants, 5-3.

  • 1B Jhonny Pereda (.284) reached base twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk. He also added an RBI (21).
  • 3B Rafael Mejia (.212) and CF Luis Ayala (.276) each had one hit and one RBI.
  • RHP Michael Rucker (2 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) has yet to allow an earned run in 8.2 IP with Mesa. This year’s 11th round pick out of Brigham Young University notched his third win of the season.

Cubs Lineup: 8/24/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 2:40 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (11-7, 2.16 ERA)
Padres Starter: Paul Clemens, rhp (1-2, 4.28 ERA)
TV: WGN; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 1b
3. Ben Zobrist, 2b
4. Jorge Soler, lf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Javy Baez, 3b
8. Willson Contreras, c
9. Kyle Hendricks, p

Cubs Lineup: 8/23/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jake Arrieta, rhp (15-5, 2.75 ERA)
Padres Starter: Christian Friedrich, lhp (4-9, 4.69 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, lf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Javy Baez, 2b
8. Willson Contreras, c
9. Jake Arrieta, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/22/16

Iowa and Tennessee both picked up wins behind big innings, South Bend’s pitching carried the load, and Eugene was victorious in walk-off fashion Monday. Myrtle Beach had the day off and will resume play tonight. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (59-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.288) went 2-for-3 with a walk, double (2), solo homer (1) and two runs scored. He has hit safely in six straight games (.450/9-for-20).
  • C Tim Federowicz (.291) was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer (8). He is batting .351 (13-for-37) with four homers and 11 RBI in his last nine games.
  • 2B Tommy La Stella (.280) finished 1-for-4 with a double (1) and run scored.
  • RHP Stephen Fife (3.26 ERA) pitched four scoreless innings, striking out four.
  • RHP Armando Rivero (2 IP, 2 BB, 5 SO) earned the win, striking out five batters in two scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (22-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-13.0)

The Smokies scored five runs in the last two innings to defeat host Jackson, 10-7.

  • CF Lane Adams (.267) went 3-for-5 with two doubles (4), one run scored and two RBI (9).
  • 1B Victor Caratini (.297) reached three times, going 2-for-4 with a double (24), a walk and a run scored.
  • RF Kelly Dugan (.236) and DH Chesny Young (.302) each registered multi-hit games.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.270) hit a two-run homer (5) in the second inning, and C David Freitas (.284) added a solo shot in the eighth inning (4). Freitas has homered in consecutive games and has scored two runs in three straight contests.
  • The Smokies had 10 extra-base hits in the game, including eight doubles.

South Bend Cubs (37-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend allowed just two hits in an 8-2 win over West Michigan.

  • C P.J. Higgins (.273) went 3-for-5 with an RBI (33), his first three-hit game since July 14.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.261) was 2-for-5 with three runs scored, one RBI (65) and a stolen base (7).
  • DH Sam Tidaback (.375) went 2-for-4 with a double (1) and two RBI (2).
  • 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.320), LF Eloy Jimenez (.337) and SS Andruw Monasterio (.209) all added multi-hit games. Jimenez appeared in his first game since Aug. 14.
  • RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (0.00 ERA) has yet to allow a hit in two outings (5 IP) with Sound Bend, walking two batters and fanning seven in total.

Eugene Emeralds (18-7)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

Eugene snapped a two-game skid with a 1-0 walk-off victory in nine innings over Everett.

  • CF D.J. Wilson (.262) recorded a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning.
  • LF Chris Pieters (.274) went 2-for-4, his 17th multi-hit game of the season.
  • RHP Michael Knighton (2.2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) recorded his 10th relief outing of at least two innings.
  • RHP Tyson Miller pitched a season-high 4.1 innings and recorded his first scoreless outing.

Mesa Cubs (9-13)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-4.5)

Mesa collected 10 hits, all singles, in a 6-3 setback vs. the AZL Athletics.

  • RF Ruben Reyes (.254) went 3-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (11). He has hit safely in five straight games (.500/8-for-16) with seven runs scored.
  • CF Luis Ayala (.277) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (18) and two stolen bases (18).
  • DH Gustavo Polanco (.331) went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored.

Cubs Lineup: 8/22/16 vs. Padres

Cubs vs. Padres — Petco Park
First Pitch: 9:10 CST
Cubs Starter: Jon Lester, lhp (13-4, 2.86 ERA)
Padres Starter: Edwin Jackson, rhp (3-2, 5.20 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, lf
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Ben Zobrist, 2b
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Jason Heyward, rf
7. Javy Baez, 3b
8. David Ross, c
9. Jon Lester, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/21/16

Only Myrtle Beach was able to secure a victory on Sunday, but the other Cubs affiliates weren’t as lucky. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (58-71)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-13.0)

Iowa allowed two runs in the first inning and could not rally back, falling 4-1 vs. Memphis.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.316) extended his hitting streak to nine games (.400/16-for-40), going 2-for-4. He has 14 RBI during the nine-game stretch.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.286) went 2-for-4 with an RBI (32).
  • RHP Jake Buchanan (4.53 ERA) fanned six, giving up two earned runs in seven innings of work. It’s his third quality start in his last four outings.

Tennessee Smokies (21-33)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-14.0)

The Smokies lost 5-2 vs. Jacksonville, their eighth loss in the last 10 games.

  • 1B David Freitas (.285) went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (3) and two runs scored.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.272) reached twice, going 1-for-3 with a walk.
  • RF Lane Adams (.236) went 1-for-3 with a double (2) and a walk. He has hit safely in four straight games (.286/4-for-14).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-21)
Carolina League (High-A)
T-First Place (–)

The Pelicans scored two in the ninth and one in the 10th to walk-off with a 7-6 win over Lynchburg.

  • DH Ian Rice (.248) was 3-for-5 with a game-tying two-run homer (6) in the ninth inning and the game-winning RBI single in the 10th frame. He scored twice and collected three RBI (26).
  • SS Andrew Ely (.248) had his first three-hit game with Myrtle Beach, going 3-for-4 with a RBI (12).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.245) went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo homer (8) and two runs scored.
  • RHP Tommy Nance (3 IP, 1 H, 4 SO) threw three scoreless innings to collect the win. He has not allowed a run in his last five outings (8.1 IP).

South Bend Cubs (36-20)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+0.5)

South Bend collected 12 hits but left 13 runners on base in a 3-2 setback at Lansing.

  • LF Roberto Caro (.248) went 4-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI (17) and two stolen bases (4). It marked his first four-hit game of the season.
  • C Alberto Mineo (.250) went 2-for-5 with an RBI (22), his third multi-hit game in his last four contests.
  • RF Eddy Martinez (.259) was 2-for-4 with a double (23).
  • RHP Greyfer Eregua (3 IP, 1 H, 1 SO) recorded his third straight outing of at least three innings. He has not allowed an earned run in his last five outings (13.2 IP).

Eugene Emeralds (17-7)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+3.0)

Eugene lost its second straight game, registering just two hits in a 4-1 setback vs. Everett.

  • 2B Trent Giambrone (.308) collected both of the team’s hits, going 2-for-3 with a solo homer (3). He has hit safely in six straight games (.571/12-for-21).
  • RHP Erling Moreno (0.45 ERA) gave up one earned run in five innings. It’s the first run he’s allowed in 20 innings with the Emeralds this season.

Cubs put Lackey, Rondon on DL; bring up Pena, Zastryzny

The Chicago Cubs today placed right-handed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 15) with a right shoulder strain and right-handed pitcher Hector Rondon on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 17) with a right triceps strain. In corresponding roster moves, the Cubs have selected the contracts of right-handed pitcher Felix Pena and left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny from Triple-A Iowa.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitchers Dallas Beeler and Aaron Brooks have been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Both Pena, who will wear uniform No. 60, and Zastryzny, who will wear uniform No. 29, join the first major-league roster of their careers and will be available for the Cubs tonight when they begin their three-game series against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Pena, 26, is 3-4 with three saves and a 3.41 ERA (24 ER/63.1 IP) in 36 relief appearances with Iowa this season. He has struck out 81 batters and walked only 23 in 63.1 innings pitched, good for 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings and a 3.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Pena has posted a 1.09 WHIP and limited opponents to a .203 batting average, including a .217 mark by right-handed hitters and a .180 mark by left-handed hitters. He has a 2.89 ERA (6 ER/18.2 IP) in 10 relief outings since the Triple-A All-Star Break.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Pena originally signed with the Cubs as a non-drafted free agent on March 9, 2009, out of San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. He is only three seasons removed from spending the entire 2013 with Low-A Kane County, where he earned midseason All-Star honors, before moving on to earn midseason All-Star honors with High-A Daytona in 2014 and Double-A Tennessee in 2015. Overall, Pena is 29-39 with seven saves and a 3.79 ERA (265 ER/628.2 IP) in 179 minor-league appearances (78 starts) covering eight seasons.

Zastryzny, 24, has combined to go 10-5 with a 4.31 ERA (65 ER/135.2 IP) in 24 outings, all but one as a starter, between Tennessee and Iowa this season. He began the year by making nine starts with Tennessee (3-2, 4.28) before earning his first promotion to Iowa on May 24 and going 7-3 with a 4.33 ERA in 15 Triple-A appearances (14 starts). With Iowa, Zastryzny has limited foes to a .229 batting average, including a .190 mark to left-handed hitters, and has gone 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA (5 ER/20.0 IP) in his last four outings, fanning 25 in 20 innings.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Zastryzny was originally selected by the Cubs in the second round of the 2013 draft out of the University of Missouri. Like Pena, Zastryzny is only two seasons removed from Single-A Daytona. Overall, he is 17-16 with a 4.60 ERA (171 ER/334.1 IP) in 73 minor-league appearances, including 68 starts, in four campaigns.

Cubs Lineup: 8/19/16 vs. Rockies

Cubs vs. Rockies — Coors Field
First Pitch: 7:40 CST
Cubs Starter: Kyle Hendricks, rhp (11-7, 2.19 ERA)
Rockies Starter: Tyler Anderson, lhp (4-4, 3.42 ERA)
TV: CSN-Chicago; Radio: 670 The Score

1. Dexter Fowler, cf
2. Kris Bryant, 3b
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1b
4. Jorge Soler, rf
5. Addison Russell, ss
6. Matt Szczur, lf
7. Willson Contreras, c
8. Javy Baez, 2b
9. Kyle Hendricks, p

Cubs Minor League Report: 8/18/16

Iowa and Eugene continued their impressive winning streaks Thursday, while South Bend rallied late for a victory. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs (57-69)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-14.0)

Iowa won its sixth straight game, defeating host Sacramento, 4-3.

  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.312) went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, his second-straight game with a homer. He has hit safely in six straight games (.407/11-for-27) with four multi-hit efforts. He has reached base in 25-straight games.
  • SS Munenori Kawasaki (.269) went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, his first-career homer in 222 minor-league games.
  • C Tim Federowicz (.288) went 2-for-4, his fourth multi-hit game in his last six contests.
  • RHP Josh Collmenter made his first start in the Cubs organization.
  • LHP Joe Thatcher (1 IP, 1 H, 3 SO) also made his Cubs debut.
  • RHP Pierce Johnson (2.2 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 5 SO) collected the win with 2.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smokies (20-31)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fourth Place (-12.0)

The Smokies scored six runs in the final two frames, but still suffered an 11-7 setback vs. Jacksonville.

  • LF Chesny Young (.300) went 4-for-5 with a double (20), two runs and one RBI (29). This marked his fifth four-hit game of the season.
  • C Victor Caratini (.297) went 3-for-5 with two RBI (45).
  • PH Kelly Dugan (.237) hit a two-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning.
  • 2B Ian Happ (.275) went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (5). He extended his hitting streak to five games (.400/8-for-20).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-19)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+2.0)

Myrtle Beach’s game vs. Winston-Salem was cancelled due to rain and will not be made up.

South Bend Cubs (35-18)
Midwest League (Single-A)
First Place (+1.5)South Bend scored runs in the eighth and ninth innings to defeat host Bowling Green, 6-4.

  • 1B Matt Rose (.222) homered for the second-straight game, going 2-for-4 with a solo shot, two runs scored and two RBI (33).
  • 3B Vimael Machin (.220) reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (7).
  • C Alberto Mineo (.243) went 2-for-5 with a double (5) and a run scored.
  • SS Andruw Monasterio (.199) went 2-for-4 with two RBI (9).

Eugene Emeralds (16-5)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+5.0)

Eugene won its 14th straight game, tying the Northwest League record for consecutive wins. The Ems defeated visiting Boise, 1-0, in a pitcher’s duel.

  • DH Trent Giambrone (.286) went 3-for-3 with two doubles (10) and a run scored. He has gone 6-for-10 with three runs scored in his last three games.
  • CF D.J. Wilson (.271) went 2-for-3 with two doubles (14), an RBI (25) and a stolen base (15). He has hit safely in seven-straight games (.417/10-for-24).
  • LHP Manuel Rondon has tossed three-straight scoreless outings (16 IP) and has allowed just three total earned runs in his last seven starts.

Mesa Cubs (6-12)
Arizona Rookie League
Fifth Place (-5.5)

Mesa collected just five hits in a 6-2 setback vs. the AZL Reds.

  • 1B Jhonny Pereda (.298) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double (5).
  • CF Tolly Filotei (.179) went 0-for-1 with three walks and an RBI (5).
  • RHP Michael Rucker (2.2 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 SO) has not allowed an earned run in 6.2 innings pitched.