7/15: Around the Cubs Minor League System
The Cubs minor league report on Sunday July, 15.
Boise gave up one run in the sixth and one in the seventh losing 5-4 to Vancouver. Felix Pena left after the fifth in line for the win, but took a no decision. He gave up three runs on seven hits and struck out five. Willengton Cruz lost his fourth game of the season giving up a run in both the sixth and seventh inning. The Hawks got a hit and an RBI a piece from Jeimer Candelario, Bijan Rademacher, and Rock Shoulders. Stephen Bruno collected two hits and scored a run. The 202 draft pick is now hitting .318 on the season. The loss dropped the Hawks record to a 10-20.
Peoria had nine hits, but could only plate two runs losing to Bowling Green 4-2. Top prospect Javier Baez was at it again going 3-for-4 with a double and a triple. The ninth overall pick in the 2011 draft is now hitting .331 with an OPS of .980. Wes Darvill and Pin-Chieh Chen each drove in a run and Oliver Zapata scored a run and added two hits. Losing pitcher Zach Cates was only able to last 4.2 innings allowing two runs on four hits while walking four. Jeffry Antigua who had been very good, struggled a bit giving up two runs, one earned in 2.1 innings. He also walked three, his ERA is now at 1.42 on the season. Larry Suarez struck out two in two perfect innings. The Chiefs record now stands at 44-48.
After giving up the tying run in the ninth, the top of Peoria’s order took care of business walking off with a 4-3 win. John Andreoli led the ninth off with a walk and later moved to third on a Ronald Torreyes double. Rubi Silva then ended the game with a sacrifice fly. Scott Weismann who blew the save ended up getting his second win of the season. Elieser Bonne and Micah Gibbs each were 2-for-4 and Gibbs drove in a run. The Cubs also had an RBI a piece from Andreoli and Torreyes. Andreoli stole his league leading 33rd base of the season. The Cubs started Robert Whitenack on the hill. He pitched 4.2 innings giving up two runs on three hits and walking three. Ryan Searle and AJ Morris did a tremendous job in relief combining to pitch a scoreless 3.1 innings. The win brings Dayton’s record to 41-51.
Tied at one into the seventh, Tennessee gave up five runs in the last three innings losing 6-1 to Jackson. Kevein Rhoderick struck out four, but took the loss in relief giving up two runs in two innings. Casey Harman wasn’t any better as he gave up three runs in his innings of work. Starter Dallas Beeler pitched well surrendering only one run on six hits in six innings pitched. Offensively, the Smokies had nine hits, but were only able to push one across the plate. Michael Brenly and Logan Watkins each went 2-for-4 on Sunday. Justin Bour drove in the lone Smokies run, he now has 70 on the season. With the loss Tennessee’s record is evened up at 47-47.
Iowa scored four in the third and five in the fourth in route to a 9-1 win. Adrian Cardenas had a great day at the dish going 4-for-5 with a double. He also scored a run and drove three. Alfredo Amezaga had two his and also drove in three. Welington Castillo and James Adduci each had two hits with Aducci driving one in. Josh Vitters hit his 28th double and drove in one run. Blake Lalli scored collected three hits and scored two runs. Chris Rusin started and earned his seventh win of the season. He pitched five innings allowing only one run on two hits. Esmailin Caridaid, Jeff Beliveau, and Jay Jackson combined to pitch a scoreless last four innings on Sunday. With the win the Cubs record is now 40-55.
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