7/6: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Cubs minor league recaps for Friday July 6.
The AZL Cubs scored two runs in each of the first three innings and they continued to add beating the AZL Giants 10-3. Daniel Vogelbach only had one hit today, but made it count connecting on his third home run of the season. He was also the only Cub to drive in more than one run on the day. Timothy Saunders was 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Carlos Escobar had two doubles and drove in a run. Cubs also got RBI’s from Justin Marra, Carlos Penalver, and Izaac Garsez. Ryan Hartman got his first win of the season in relief. He gave up two runs on five hits in 3.1 innings of work. Matt Ianazzo was outstanding in his two innings of relief as he struck out four in two scoreless innings.
Boise lost a tough one on Friday night falling to Tri-City 5-4. James Pugliese got the start and gave up three runs, two earned on six hits in five innins. Pete Levitt couldn’t hold the lead giving up a run in the seventh. Michael Heesch then came on to strike out four in two scoreless innings. Bryce Shafer who has been really good for Boise gave up a run in the eleventh which proved to be the game winner. At the plate Jeimer Candelario was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Chadd Krist was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Bijan Rademacher was 2-for-5 with double and an RBI. Wilson Contreras also had two hits and drove in two. It was a tough loss for the Hawks as they had a lead for most of the game.
Burlington scored two in an inning four different times to beat Peoria 8-3. Offensively Dustin Geiger stayed hot hitting his fourth home run in three days, he drove in two on the night. Taiwan Easterling had two hits, a run scored, and an RBI and Javier Baez was 2-for-4. Starling Peralta got the start and took the loss, but was let down by his defense giving up six runs, only two earned on four hits in five innings. Sheldon McDonald pitched well in relief striking out four in 2.1 innings of work.
Daytona had a nice win on Friday beating Dunedin 5-1. Matt Loosen got the start and very impressive improving his record to 7-3. He struck out 10 while only giving up three hits and allowing no runs in seven innings of work. Matt Spencer and Scott Weismann each pitched a scoreless inning in relief to preserve the win. At the plate the Cubs had some really special nights. Arismendy Alcantara was a single a way from the cycle. He ended the night 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Rubi Silva also was impressive going 4-for-5 with an RBI. Ronald Torreyes and Taylor Davis each drove in a run and John Andreoli had a triple and also scored a run.
Game one of the double header belonged to Eric Jokisch and the Smokies beating Jacksonville 5-1. Jokisch pitched six inning allowing one run on five hits while striking out two and walking one. Marcus Hatley threw a scoreless seventh to close the game out. Offensively Justin Bour and Michael Burgess each recorded a hit and two RBI’s. Greg Rohan also drove in a run and scored one ending the game 1-for-3 with a double. Nelson Perez and Michael Brenly each had a hit and Brenley scored a run.
Game two was a different story as Jacksonville came out on top beating Tennessee 3-1. Nicholas Struck took the loss, but didn’t pitch that bad as his defense let him down. He struck out six in five innings pitched and gave up three runs, only one earned in five innings. Tony Zych who struck out three and Frank Batista each pitched a scoreless frame. Offensively there wasn’t too much to talk about Logan Watkins, James Adduci, Juan Apodaca, and Nate Samson were the only Smokies to recored hits. Apodaca drove in Adduci for the only Smokies run in game two.
Alfredo Amezaga played the part of the hero on Friday delilvering a base hit in the 11th inning to give Iowa a 5-4 win. The unsung hero’s in this game were the bullpen. Casey Coleman got the start, but only lasted three innings and gave up three runs. Frankie De La Cruz pitched four solid innings of relief allowing no runs on three hits. Jay Jackson followed suit pitching a scoreless inning. Michael Bowden did blow the save, but was able to pitch a scoreless tenth and eleventh inning in route to his second win. Offensively Dave Sappelt was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Blake Lalli also had two hits including a double. Welington Castillo hit his third home run of the season and had two runs scored and two RBI’s. Josh Vitters kept his average at the .300 mark going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Adrian Cardenas also added a hit and an RBI on Friday. Brett Jackson missed his second game in row.
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