7/11: Around the Cubs Minor League System
After every level getting the day off on Tuesday, here is a look at Wednesday’s minor league games.
The AZL Cubs were back to playing on Wednesday after a few day off. They started right were they left off beating the AZL Padres 4-2. Offensively Dan Vogelbach was 2-for-4 with a home run, double, and three RBIs. Dan Lockhart was 3-for-3 with a double and a runs scored. Ben Carhart and Garrett Schlecht each had a hit and Carhart scored a run. Izaac Garsez drove in the other run for Cubs on the night. David Henrie recorded his third win of the season pitching four perfect innings in relief while striking out three. Lendy Castillo started his rehab assignment pitching two scoreless innings.
Tied at one after four innings, Boise was able to score two in the fifth and two in the sixth. They would hold on to win the game beating Vancouver 5-1. Jose Arias pitched good in getting his second win of the season. He gave up one run on six hits in five innings. Eduardo Orozco, Pete Levitt, and Bryce Shafer all pitched well in relief not allowing a run. Offensively there were some good things that came out of Wednesday night as well. Trey Martin was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Wilson Contreras was also 2-for-3 including a triple, a runs scored, and an RBI. Rock Shoulders also hit a home run, his third of the season. Stephen Bruno and Marco Hernandez each added a hit and a runs scored. It was a nice win for Boise after a day off.
Javier Baez and the pitching staff was all Peoria needed on Wednesday. Javier Baez connected on his seventh home run of the season in the second inning. It proved to be the game winner as Peoria beat the Dragons 1-0. Starting pitcher Starling Peralta pitched seven innings striking out four and only giving up two hits. Larry Suarez struck out two in a scoreless inning of work and Yao-Lin Wang pitched a scoreless ninth to recored his 12th save of the season. Oliver Zapata, Sergio Burruel, and Pin-Chieh Chen accounted for the other Chiefs hits, with Zapata hitting a double and Chen stole his 19th base on the season. It was a great pitching performance by the Peoria pitching staff on Wednesday.
Daytona scored seven runs from the fourth inning as they went on to beat Palm Beach 7-2. Kyler Burke got his first win since being promoted to Daytona. He pitched six innings giving up two runs on six hits while striking out four and not walking anyone. Jeffrey Lorick came in relief and pitched an unbelievable 1.2 innings not allowing a hit and striking out five. Brian Schlitter was able to close the game out recording his second save of the season. Matt Sczcur, who had been struggling was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI. He also stole his 29th base of the season. Ronald Torreyes was also 2-for-4 including a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. Elieser Bonne had a hit and drove in two runs. John Andreoli and Matt Cerda each had a hit and drove in a run, Andreoli also stole his 31st base of the season. It was nice to see Burke get his first win since moving to Daytona and it was also nice to see Sczcur hopefully get back on track.
Wednesday’s game between Tennessee and Birmingham was postponed due to rain. It will be made up as a double header on Thursday.
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