7/4: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Happy 4th of July from the Cubs minor leagues.
Boise lost to Tri-City on Wednesday 5-3. Despite the loss there were a couple bright spots for the Hawks. Chadd Krist was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Rock Shoulders also went 3-for-4 with a double and had two RBI’s. Dong-Yub Kim had a double and an RBI. Stephen Bruno and Bijan Rademacher each added a hit and Rademacher also scored a run. Wellington Cruz got the start and took the loss. His record now stands at 1-2. Felix Pena was really good out of the bullpen striking out two and allowing only a hit in four innings pitched.
Peoria had a nice win topping Burlington 8-2. There was a lot of good things happening at the plate Wednesday for the Chiefs. Dustin Geiger was 2-for-3 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI’s. Oliver Zapata was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s and Taiwan Easterling was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and one RBI. Javier Baez had one hit, drove in a run, and scored one and Zeke DeVoss added a triple. Benefiting from the eight runs Michael Jensen earned his eighth win. he pitched six innings giving up two runs, one earned on six hits while striking out five. Austin Reed struck out three in two innings of relief and Yao-Lin Wang pitched a scoreless ninth to secure Peoria’s victory.
Daytona got the scoring started in the first, but failed to score after that losing to Dunedin 5-2. Rubi Silva was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Rebel Ridling also had two hits including a two-run double in the first. Ronald Torreyes and Elieser Bonne each recorded two hits of their own. Robert Whitenack only lasted 3.1 innings giving up five runs, four earned on four hits, while striking out five and walking two. Edwardo Figueroa and Jeffrey Lorick did a great job in relief, only allowing one hit and one walk while striking out five in the final 4.2 innings.
Tennessee lost a close one on Wednesday 4-3. Greg Rohan hit his first home run since moving to Double-A, and he also drove in two runs. Justin Bour was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Elliot Soto also had two hits. Jae-Hoon Ha and James Adduci each had a hit and scored a run on Wednesday. Dallas Beeler took the loss giving up four runs, three earned on nine hits in 4.1 innings. Casey Harman and Ty’relle Harris pitched well in relief. Each gave up a hit, but did not give up a run in the next 4.2 innings of the game.
Iowa got the crap beat out of them on Wednesday losing to Omaha 11-2. Rodrigo Lopez was aweful allowing eight runs, six earned on 11 hits in just 4.1 innings pitched. Mike MacDougal was terrible once again giving up two runs in one inning pitched. One has to wonder how much longer MacDougal will be pitching for this organization as his ERA now stands at 7.85. Esmailin Caridad struck out four in 2.2 innings, but he also gave up one run and Jeff Beliveau pitched a scoreless ninth. There weren’t too many bright spots, but Brett Jackson was 2-for-4 with two RBI’s hitting out of the five spot tonight. Adrian Cardenas was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Matt Tolbert also added two hits. Josh Vitters and Dave Sappelt each added a hit and Sappelt scored a run.
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