5/20: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/20/12, enjoy.
The Chiefs needed extra innings to beat Cedar Rapids 9-6 on Sunday after they blew leads of 4-0 and 6-4 in the ninth. Gerardo Concepcion had his second decent outing in a row and was in line for his second win before Cedar Rapids tied it in the ninth. Concepcion went five innings while allowing four runs on six hits. The Chiefs offense was in high gear as they pounded out 15 hits and 9 runs in the win. Taylor Davis was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and two RBI’s. Rafael Lopez, Paul Hoilman, Anthony Giansanti, and Oliver Zapata all had two hits.
Austin Kirk finally had a poor outing, probably my fault because I wrote about him last week. Kirk had his shortest outing of the season going two and 1/3rd of an inning while allowing six runs to suffer his first loss of the season. Kirk’s ERA still sits at a sparkling 2.68 after giving up six runs. The D-Cubs couldn’t string together much at the plate as the top of the order had trouble getting on base. Nelson Perez, and Elieser Bonne each had two hits in the losing effort.
Trey McNutt continued his solid season on Sunday as he went five innings to earn his second victory of the season. McNutt gave up three runs, however only one was earned as he lowered his ERA to 2.67. The middle of the order was once again productive for the Smokies. Jae-Hoon Ha collected two more hits in the victory as he raised his average to .265 on the season. Rebel Ridling had a huge day at the plate going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI’s.
For the second straight day the Iowa Cubs couldn’t find any offense as they lost to Salt Lake 2-1. Rodrigo Lopez was nearly un-hittable as he only allowed one hit over six innings or work, unfortunately he was tagged with a no decision. Jeff Beliveau had a solid day out of the bullpen going two innings and striking out three. The I-Cubs were only able to scratch out five hits and one run. Brett Jackson was 1-for-5 with a double, and Josh Vitters was 1-for-3 with a double and a run.
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