5/26: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Gerardo Comcepcion record dropped to 1-4 as he struggled once again allowing 8 runs, 5 of which were earned on 12 hits in just 4.2 innings. That was plenty for Wisconsin as they added more runs to beat the Peoria 11-3. The Cubs lone bright spot came from SS Marco Hernandez who went 2-3 including a home run and a triple. Jake Devoss also added two hits and an RBI in the game.
Daytona got a great pitching performance from Matt Loosen as he improved his record to 2-1 on the season. He gave up one run on four hits while striking out seven in six innings of work. Daytona got the scroring started in the third with a two RBI single by Nelson Perez. Rubi Silva who went 2-4 with a triple scored the second run on an RBI ground out by Elieser Boone. After Clearwater cut the lead in half in the fifth with a solo homerun, Daytona scored in the seventh when Matt Szczur drove in John Andreoli who went 2-3 with two runs scored. That was plenty for the Cubs as the newly promoted Jeff Lorick pitched two scoreless innings while only giving up one hit and striking one out. Scott Weismann struck out two in the ninth to record his second save of the season.
The Smokies got some pretty good pitching, but the offense never got going as Tennessee lost 3-0. Trey McNutt’s record dropped to 2-4 when he took the tough luck loss on Saturday. McNutt only went four innings giving up two earned runs on five hits. Ty’Relle Harris pitched two scoreless innings while striking out two and walking one. Mobile added a run in the eighth of of Marcus Hatley who also pitched two innings. There really was not much excitement from the offense, but Michael Burgess had two hits.
The Cubs hit four solo home runs two power past Memphis 6-4. Steve Clevenger, who ended the day 3-3 got the scoring started in the first with a home run. After Memphis tied the game in the second Brett Jackson gave Iowa the lead back in the fourth when he hit his fifth home run of the season. Memphis would score three in the fifth to take the lead 4-2. Iowa tied the game in the sixth when Jackson stepped back to the plate and lined an RBI triple and would later score on a base hit by Ty Wright. The Cubs took a lead in the eight when Anthony Rizzo connected on his league leading 17th home run of the season. Josh Vitters hit a homer in the ninth to give the Cubs a little breathing room. Mike MacDougal finished the game in the ninth recording his first save of the season.
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