6/27: Around the Cubs Minor Leagues
The Cubs minor leagues on Wednesday, June 27.
The Cubs scored three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to beat the Angels 5-4 on Wednesday. Trey Martin went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. Bijan Rademacher had two hits and a run scored. David Bote hit his first home run of the season and had three RBI’s. Dan Vogelbach had another hit and also had a walk. Brian Smith got the start pitching four innings and giving up one run. Arturo Maltos-Garcia was not that good, but got the win in relief. Michael Heesch recorded his first save of the season striking out two batters in one inning of work.
Spokane scored five unearned runs in the second which proved to be more than enough as they beat Boise 6-2 on Wednesday. Taylor Scott gave up give runs, all of which were unearned on six hits in 3.1 innings. Joseph Zeller pitched 3.2 innings in relief giving up one run and striking out two. Marco Hernandez and Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits a piece and Hernandez had an RBI. Lance Rymel had the other Boise RBI on the night. The Hawks record now stands at 4-9.
Jose Rosario and the Peoria Chiefs to the loss on Wednesday. Rosario gave up three runs in five innings of work. At the plate Dustin Geiger went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Paul Hoilman had a double and RBI. Zeke DeVoss, Anthony Giansanti, Yasiel Balaguert, and Oliver Zapata all had hits and Giansanti drove in a run. Although they lost the Chiefs got some good news as Javier Baez played in his first game since having to leave early on Sunday.
Daytona pounded out 17 hits as they beat St. Lucie 12-1. The Cubs got a huge night from Greg Rohan who went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI’s. He now has 63. The Cubs also had a nice day from Matt Szczur who was 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and a grand slam. Ronald Torreyes and Arismendy Alcantara each had two hits and each drove in a run. Rubi Silva, Rebel Ridling, and John Andreoli all had RBI’s. Daytona’s pitching was also very good on Wednesday. Austin Kirk earned his fourth win of the season pitching six scoreless innings while striking out six. Eduardo Figueroa pitched three innings in relief to record his second save of the season.
Not much good came out of Wednesday for Tennessee. They lost 11-0 giving up 21 hits while only recording three hits. Dae-Eun Rhee got the loss tossing four innings giving up six runs on seven hits. Casey Harman was not much better in relief giving up four runs on an unbelievable ten hits in only 2.2 innings. Logan Watkins, James Adduci, and Michael Burgess had the only three hits the Smokies would have on Wednesday. Not much more to say about this one, it was just a bad game.
Iowa gave up at least one run in each of the first six innings played. Josh Vtters had another good day going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple, two runs score, and one RBI. Matt Tolbert, Dave Sappelt, and Diory Hernandez all had two hits a piece. Ty Wright had three RBI’s and Adrian Cardenas added an RBI of his own on Wednesday. Chris Rusin gave up eight runs on eight hits in four innings to drop his record to 6-6. Alberto Cabrera did not fair much better giving up two runs in two innings. Mike MacDougal, Jeff Beliveau, and Esmailin Caridad all pitched scoreless innings for Iowa in the game.
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