5/17: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/17/12, enjoy.
One day after seeing their five game winning streak end the Peoria Chiefs got right back into the win column beating Clinton 4-3. Patrick Francescon was tremendous once again for Peoria going six innings and only allowing one unearned run on two hits. Francescon improves to 5-1 on the season while lowering his ERA to a sparkling 1.86. Pin-Chieh Chen went 2-for-5 at the plate, while Marco Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, and two runs scored.
Palm Beach jumped on Daytona early and often en route to an 8-2 victory. Zach Cates struggled yet again as he surrendered four runs, three earned in 2 and 2/3rds innings. Cates falls to 0-6 on the season with his ERA sitting at a robust 10.50. Cates didn’t really get much help from his offense either as the D-Cubs only put up two runs on four hits. Greg Rohan was 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, a triple and a run scored. Nelson Perez added his 6th home run of the season.
Brooks Raley was really good again for the Smokies as he went five strong innings to pick up his second win of the season in a 3-2 victory over Mississippi. The Smokies didn’t have a lot of offense but three runs on five hits was just enough. James Adduci was 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored as he raised his average to .306 on the season. Logan Watkins provided the big hit for the Smokies, a two-run single in the 5th inning to put Tennessee up for good.
It was a prospect showcase tonight in Iowa as the I-Cubs beat Salt Lake 7-5. Anthony Rizzo, Brett Jackson, and Josh Vitters all went deep in the victory. I should probably stop writing about Rizzo hitting home runs every night, it should just be assumed. Dave Sappelt was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored. Back to Jackson, he finished the night a double short of the cycle going 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Travis Wood was really good, and might have earned a call up to the Cubs rotation after his effort and Volstad’s horrid start. Wood went seven strong innings only allowing two runs on five hits while walking just one.
Minor League Picture of the Night (much better than last night in Daytona)
Thanks for reading,
Thanks for reading,