6/4: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Yes there were actual games played yesterday, not just the draft. Here is the Minor League recap from June 4th.
The Chiefs got an outstanding performance by almost their entire pitching staff on Monday Night en route to a 2-0 win over Kane County in the rubber game of the series. Five Peoria pitchers combined to throw the shutout with Ben Wells, Luis Lira, Larry Suarez, Sheldon McDonald all pitching two scoreless innings. Yao-Lin Wang pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 5th save of the season. The Chiefs only managed to scratch out two runs on five hits but it was good enough for the win. Javier Baez was 1-for-3 at the plate with a double, a walk, and a stolen base. Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored out of the ninth spot in the order.
The D-Cubs had plenty of hits saved up a night after being one hits and they put them to good use. Daytona pounded out 8 runs on 15 hits on their way to a 8-3 victory over Fort Myers. Frank Del Valle was really good for Daytona as he tossed six strong innings only giving up one run on four hits to earn his fourth victory of the season. The top of the D-Cubs order has hit all year and last night was no different. The top 6 in the D-Cubs lineup went 13-for-28 with three doubles, a triple, and six RBI’s. Arismendy Alcantara and Greg Rohan were each 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI’s in the win.
The Smokies got back in the win column thanks to a huge 7th inning where they scored six runs en route to a 7-4 victory over Montgomery. Dallas Beeler started and pitched well as gave up two runs on seven hits in five and one-third of an inning. Justin Bour was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBI’s in the win. James Adduci also had a big night at the plate as he was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Marcus Hately pitched an inning and two-thirds of scoreless baseball out of the pen to get his second win of the season.
The I-Cubs just can’t snap out of it as they dropped yet another game to Oklahoma City Monday night. Iowa was leading 5-3 in the 6th inning, but OKC rallied for two in the 6th and one in the 7th to take the lead and eventually win 6-5. Chris Rusin didn’t have his best stuff but he battled through five innings allowing five runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out three. The long ball did him in as two of the eight hits left the yard. Anthony Rizzo continues to assault triple-A pitching going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the loss, he is now hitting .363 on the season. Ty Wright also had a big day at the plate going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, and RBI, and two runs scored.
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