6/26: Around the Cubs Minor Leagues
A look at the minor league system for Tuesday, June 26.
The Cubs lost 9-4 to the Dodgers on Tuesday night. The Offense for the Cubs was pretty good as they had 10 hits and four runs. Left fielder Trey Martin Led off on Tuesday and went 3-for-5 including a double and two runs scored. Dan Vogelbach went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk to raise his average to .412. Bijan Rademacher hit his first home run of the season and Daniel Lockhart had a triple and had an RBI. Alvido Jimenez struggled big time and took the loss on Tuesday. Michael Hamann, Ethan Elias, and Daniel Adrian all pitched well in relief.
Boise dropped another on Tuesday losing to Spokane 3-1. James Pugliese took the loss allowing two rus on three hits in 4.2 innings. Hayden Simpson had another strong outing allowing one run on two hits while striking out four in 3.1 innings. There was not much good happening from the offense as Boise only had three hits on the day. Jeimer Candelario, Rock Shoulders, and Stephen Bruno had the only hits for the Hawks and Shoulders drove in the only run of the game.
Peoria was chasing two early, but tied it up in the sixth and then exploded in the tenth to win the game 7-2. Paul Hoilman had a nice night going 2-for-5 with two RBI’s and a run scored. The Chiefs got an RBI a piece from Taiwan Easterling, Dustin Geiger, Yasiel Balaguert, and Pin-Chieh Chen. Chen also had two hits including a triple. Oliver Zapata also had two hits and two runs scored on Tuesday. The Chiefs got a nice start from Starling Peralta who pitched seven solid innings as he only gave up two runs on eight hits while striking out three. Matthew Spencer got the win in relief, striking out three in two perfect innings of work.
Daytona took a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, but ended up losing a heartbreaker 4-3 in 12 innings. The Cubs got a nice outing out of P.J. Francescon who gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. Ryan Searle took the loos out of the bullpen giving up one run in 2.2 innings. The offense had 11 hits, three of which cam off the bat of Elieser Bonne, who also scored a run. John Andreoli and Rebel Ridling each had two hits and Ridling added two RBI’s. The other RBI came off the bat of Arismendy Alcantara.
The bats came alive for Tennessee beating Birmingham 11-6 on Tuesday. The Smokies pounded out 15 hits and hit four home runs. Michael Burgess hit two of those four homers in a game where he went 3-for-3 with three RBI’s and four runs scored. Michael Brenly also had a very nice night going 3-for-4 with a homer, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI’s. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits including his third homer of the season, he also had three RBI’s. Logan Watkins, Justin Bour, and James Adduci all had two hits and Watkins added two RBI’s as well. Nicholas Struck got his ninth win of the season. He gave allowed four runs, only one of which was earned in six innings. Frank Batista pitched two innings striking out two batters in route to his 12th save of the season.
In their first game with Anthony Rizzo in Chicago Iowa lost 3-1. Frankie De La Cruz got the loss as he gave up three runs in five innings of work. Ryan Rowland-Smith and Michael Bowden pitched well out of the bullpen on Tuesday. Offensively there wasn’t much happening for Iowa. Juan Apodaca went 2-for-4 with two doubles raising his average to .330. Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters each added a hit and Blake Lalli had the only Cubs RBI on the day.
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