5/8: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.
Taiwan Easterling, Wes Darvill, and Brad Zapenas all had two hits as Peoria pounded out 11 altogether en route to a 7-2 victory over Quad Cities. Paul Hoilman extended his franchise record hitting streak to 21 games going 1-for-5. Jose Rosario scattered 10 hits over five innings only allowing two runs to score in earning his second win of the season. Luis Liria and Charles Thomas shut the door out of the Chiefs pen to preserve the victory.
Don’t look now, but the Daytona Cubs are starting to play some good baseball. The trend continued Tuesday night as the D-Cubs used an 8 run 3rd inning to smash the Stone Crabs 12-4. Every starter had at least one hit for Daytona with four guys registering multi-hit games. Rubi Silva had a big day at the plate going 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBI’s, he’s now hitting .315 on the season. Matt Loosen seemed to relax with all that run support as he turned in a nice outing going five innings to earn his first win of the season.
It was a night of missed opportunity for the Smokies as they had 10 hits but only three runs and left 12 guys on base in a 6-3 loss to Birmingham. Trey McNutt went three innings while giving up four runs, three earned on five hits as he took the loss to drop to 0-3 on the season. Jae-Hoon Ha, Luis Flores, and James Adduci all recorded mult-hit games with Flores collecting three. Justin Bour was the only offense as he blasted his 5th home run of the season in the fourth inning.
The I-Cubs must have been tired of playing in 1-0 games so they decided to break out the bats in a big way against Fresno. Iowa pounded out 15 hits and 13 runs en route to a 13-2 shellacking of the Fresno Grizzles. Anthony Rizzo was the star of the show as he almost always is as he went 2-for-6 with two home runs and six RBI’s. Josh Vitters also had himself a day going 3-for-5 with a double, a home run and 4 RBI’s. Chris Rusin took that run support and ran with it as he turned in six solid innings of one run ball to earn his third win of the season. It’s a fun box score for sure, go check it out.
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