6/17: Around the Cubs Minor League System
A look at the minor leagues.
Boise had a 3-0 lead headed to the bottom of the eighth, however the bullpen could not hold it as they lost 4-3. Taylor Scott pitched well pitching five scoreless innings and striking out four. Hayden Simpson continued his struggles as he gave up two runs in two innings of work. Pete Levitt took his second loss of the season in only three games as he gave up two runs in an 1.1 innings. Shawon Dunston Jr., Gioskar Amaya, and Jeimer Candelario all had two hits on the day. Candelario added two RBI’s as well. Rock Shoulders and Brian Inoa each hit doubles and had a run scored a piece.
The offense got things going early scoring all ten runs in the first five innings of the game. That was easily all they needed winning 10-5 on Sunday. There was a lot of great offense performances as Pin Chieh Chen, Dustin Geiger, Paul Hoilman, Wes Darvill, Sergio Burruel, and Oliver Zapata all had two hit games. Hoilman also drove in four runs and hit a home run and a double. Javier Baez went 1-for-3 with a run scored as he raised his average to .317. On the mound Michael Jensen earned his seventh win of the season as he pitched six strong innings giving up two runs on six hits as he struck out three LumberKings. Jensen is now 7-3 on the year with a 2.58 ERA. Peoria ends the first half 35-34.
Trey McNutt took the loss on Sunday as Tennessee lost to Birmingham 5-3. McNutt pitched 5.2 innings giving up nine hits and allowing five runs. Junior Lake raised his average to .301 as he went 3-for-4 on the day. Elliot Soto also had three hits as he drove in a run and scored a run as well. Logan Watkins had a two hit day including a triple and two RBI’s. Alberto Cabrera pitched in relief striking out two batters in an inning of work. The Smokies go into the All Star Break 35-35.
Iowa was trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh when Anthony Rizzo came to the plate and he delivered driving a two-run game winning home run. Michael Bowden relieved Chris Volstad got the win striking out four in 1.2 innings. Volstad had a solid outing for Iowa pitching six innings giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two. Alfredo Amezaga, Dave Sappelt, and Josh Vitters all had two hits on Sunday. Amezaga connected on his fourth homer of the year and Vitters raised his average to .282. Scott Maine recorded a four out save, his fifth of the season. Iowa has the day off on Monday and there record now stands at 30-41.
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