5/21: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/21/12, enjoy.
Crazy finish sees Peoria’s rally fall just short as they lost to Cedar Rapids 5-4 last night. Tied at two for most of the game Cedar Rapids plated three runs in the bottom of the 8th to lead 5-2. Peoria fought back with two runs in the top of the ninth but couldn’t come all the way back. Michael Jensen pitched well enough for the win but finished his night with a no decision after 5 and 1/3rd innings of work. Peoria couldn’t string any hits together, Paul Hoilman finished the night 2-for-5 and Oliver Zapata was 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored.
Matt Loosen was really good again for Daytona as he went 6 and 2/3rds while only allowing one run on two hits. Loosen was in line for the loss but the D-Cubs pushed a run across in the 7th to tie it. Trailing 3-1 into the bottom of the ninth the D-Cubs came all the way back and walked off to win 4-3. Matt Szczur had a big hand in the win going 2-for-4 again as his average is now up to .265. Arismendy Alcantara, Chad Noble, and John Andreoli all had two hits in the victory.
For seven innings it looked like the Smokies were on their way to another win, but the bullpen couldn’t hold it as they surrendered five runs in the 8th en route to an 8-5 loss. Dae-Eun Rhee was in line for the win after going six strong innings, giving up three runs on eight hits. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 at the plate with a walk and a run scored, he is now hitting .283 on the season. Rebel Ridling seems to be heating up as he went deep again for his fourth home run on the season, third in his last two games.
Jay Jackson didn’t have it last night as he only lasted three innings while giving up six runs on nine hits on his way to his fourth loss of the season as Iowa fell 8-2 to Tacoma. Alfredo Amezaga was 2-for-3 at the plate with two walks, a double, and two runs scored. Blake DeWitt and Juan Apodaca each had two hits in the loss. The I-Cubs walked a total of 10 times, but only scored two times, inopportune to say the least.
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