6/5: Around the Cubs Minor League System
A productive day for the most part, but a crushing loss for Iowa, here’s is your Minor League recap for June 5th, 2012.
Peoria was off
In a game that looked like it was lost in the late innings the D-Cubs stormed back to take the lead and eventually beat Bradenton 6-5. Austin Kirk was outstanding once again for the D-Cubs. Kirk tossed six strong innings giving up one run on four hits, he walked three and struck out seven as he lowered his ERA to 2.72 in the no decision. The middle of the Daytona order continues to mash the ball on a nightly basis. Nelson Perez is usually leading that charge, on this night he was 2-for-3 with his 10th home run of the season, he also knocked in his 41st RBI, and had two runs scored, he is now hitting .307 on the season. Greg Rohan and Rubi Silva also chipped in, Rohan with one hit, Silva with two as they both hover around the .300 mark.
The Smokies showed no mercy Tuesday night as they blitzed Montgomery 12-3. Erik Jokisch was the beneficiary of the offense but he didn’t need it. Jokisch was awesome once again as he went seven scoreless innings only giving up five hits while walking one and striking out one. He improved to 2-0 on the season for the Smokies and his ERA now sits at 1.47. There were a lot of big days at the plate for the Smokies, Justin Bour‘s day might have been the biggest. Bour was 4-for-6 at the plate with a double, and two RBI’s. Not to be outdone Jae-Hoon Ha was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI’s and two walks in the victory. What’s impressive about the Smokies effort is they did all of this without hitting a home run, doubles and triples work just fine too.
A loss can’t be harder than the one the I-Cubs suffered last night. Leading 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning Brad Snyder, now on Oklahoma City, launched a 1-2 pitch over the wall for a walk-off three run homer. Jay Jackson was outstanding in relief as he gave up one run over five innings of work on four hits, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out four. Rafael Dolis continued to struggle as he gave up the three run homer in the ninth inning, Dolis’ ERA is now 9.00 since his demotion to Iowa. The I-Cubs only managed three hits in the loss, and two of their runs scored were un-earned. Brett Jackson, Diory Hernandez, and Luis Valbuena were the only I-Cubs with hits.
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