5/18: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/18/12, enjoy.
A late explosion of runs from Clinton was too much for the Chiefs to handle as they fell 8-2, with Clinton scoring six of their runs in the 7th and 8th inning. Rafael Lopez was 2-for-4 at the plate in the losing effort as the Chiefs only had five hits total in the game. Jose Rosario pitched well enough but couldn’t avoid being tagged with his 4th loss of the season. Rosario only allowed two runs of 5 and 1/3rd and had nine strikeouts.
Daytona used some big time hitting to not only get back in a game they trailed early in but to win it, beating Palm Beach 8-4. Matt Szczur was 2-for-5 at the plate, and had two stolen bases, which gives him a total of 18 on the season. Arismendy Alcantara, Greg Rohan, and Richard Jones all had three hits to pace the D-Cubs attack with Jones driving in three runs. Frank Del Valle was the beneficiary of the offensive outburst has he worked six solid innings for his third win of the season.
The Smokies couldn’t solve the Braves pitching as they fell 4-2 in Mississippi. Jae-Hoon ha was 2-for-4 in the losing effort. The only offense came from Luis Flores who was 1-for-2 with both Smokies RBI’s. Nicholas Struck made it into the 7th inning but couldn’t make it out as he was handed his 4th loss of the season, he gave up four runs to elevate his ERA to 4.09 on the campaign.
The Iowa Cubs couldn’t hang on to an early 3-0 lead as the ended up falling to Salt Lake 5-4 in 10 innings. The I-Cubs made it interesting in the bottom of the 10th as they has 1st and 3rd with two outs with Rizzo up but he flew out to end the game. Rizzo finished the game going 1-for-5 with a double, Alfredo Amezaga chipped in with his 3rd home run of the season. Frankie De La Cruz pitched well enough to win but didn’t get any help from his pen as he walked away with a no decision.
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