7/3: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Cubs minor league recaps for July 3.
Trailing after the first by four the AZL Cubs came all the way back to tie the game at seven, but gave up a run in the bottom of the ninth to lose 8-7. Isaac Garsez had a great day at the plate going 4-for-5 with a home run and four RBI’s. The Cubs also had two hits a piece from Daniel Lockhart and Jacob Rogers. Lockhart added two RBI’s and Garrett Schlect also drove in one on the day. Not much good came from the pitching staff with Carlos Martinez-Pumarino getting the start, but only lasting .1 innings. Matt Iannazzo took the loss in relief giving up the game winner in the bottom of the ninth. The lone bright spot out of the bullpen on Tuesday was Alvido Jimenez who struck out three and only gave up one hit in 3.2 innings.
A late rally wasn’t enough on Tuesday as Boise lost to Tri-City 6-4. Jeimer Candelario was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. Rock Shoulders had a double and drove in two runs on the night. Losing pitcher Ian Dickson got the start, but could only last one inning as he gave up three runs, two earned on three hits. Rafael Diplan pitched well in relief throwing three solid innings. He lowered his ERA to .61.
The offense for Peoria struggled once again on Tuesday losing to Kane County 4-1. Starting pitcher Joseph Zeller took the loss pitching five innings giving up two runs on six hits. Hunter Cervenka was really good out of the bullpen allowing only one hit and striking out four in three innings of work. Dustin Geiger, Wes Darvill, and Yasiel Balaguert were the only Chiefs players who recorded hits on Tuesday.
Daytona was trailing seven headed to the eighth before putting up six to trail by one, but that was where the comeback stopped as Daytona fell to Lakeland 9-8. A lot of good things happened offensively on Tuesday. Rubi Silva was 3-for-5 including a triple with a run scored and two RBI’s. John Andreoli, Rebel Ridling, and Elieser Bonne all had two hits on the night with Bonne adding two RBI’s and Ridling and Andreoli had one a piece. Austin Kirk got the start and took the loss on Tuesday. He gave up five runs on six hits in four innings of work. The bullpen didn’t fair much better with Matthew Spencer and Scott Weismann each gave up two runs in their relief outings.
Tennessee gave up four in the seventh and five in the eighth to drop the game 11-6. Michael Burgess had two hits, including a triple. He also drove in four runs and scored one. Junior Lake and Nelson Perez each a hit on the day and drove in a run. Logan Watkins also had two hits including a triple and he also scored a run. The pitching staff didn’t fair too well. Trey McNutt got the start, but didn’t factor in the decision. He gave up two runs on seven hits in four innings of work. Jeffry Antigua, Keven Rhoderick, and Casey Weathers all struggled in their relief appearances, with Rhoderick taking the loss.
Recently demoted Randy Wells pitched good on Tuesday getting win as Iowa won 3-2. Wells gave up one run on three hits in five innings. He also struck out four and walked two. Ryan Rowland-Smith and Jay Jackson each recorded a hold and Michael Bowden earned his first save of the season. Offensively Josh Vitters was the star once again going 1-for-3 with two RBI’s. Blake DeWitt drove in the other Cubs run on the day. Brett Jackson had one hit, stole his 18th base and scored a run.
Another rough day for the Cubs minor leaguers.
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