8/8: Around the Cubs Minor League System
Sorry this is getting up later than normal, but here is Wednesday’s minor league recap.
The AZL Cubs pick up where they left off beating the Dodgers 5-2. Paul Blackburn started and pitched two innings giving up two unearned runs on four hits, while striking out two. Chad Martin got his first win of the season pitching two scoreless innings. Dillon Maples then went to the mound and struck out three in his two innings of scoreless baseball. Corbin Hoffner then pitched two scoreless followed by Ryan Hartman notching his second save of the season. Offensively Davie Bote had a really nice game going 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBIs. Treveor Gretzky was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Shawon Dunston also added two hit, including a triple and he drove in a run. Albert Almora had a hit and an RBI, his seventh of the season.
Another night and another win for Boise beating Everett 8-6. Dan Vogelbach hit another home run, this one a two-run shot. Rock Shoulders also hit a home run, his was a grand slam. Jeimer Candelario had a hit and an RBI of his own. Wilson Contreras was the only Hawks player to have a multi-hit game ending the night 2-for-4. Gioskar Amaya only had one hit, but did score three runs. Jose Arias pitched good enough to get the win, but did allow three runs on four hits while striking out six. Hayden Simpson pitched three innings allowing three runs, but struck out four and Eduardo Orozco preserved the lead notching his third save pitching a scoreless ninth.
Peoria gave up four in the eighth and one in the ninth to put the game into extra innings. It took until the 14th when the Chiefs put up two, Burlington came right back and scored three and won the game 9-8. Timothy Saunders went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBIs, and two stolen bases. Paul Hoilman also had two hits, including a home run and two RBIs. Dustin Geiger added two hits and three RBIs and Zeke DeVoss went 3-for-7 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Yao-Lin Wang got the start and pitched outstanding going six strong innings. he allowed only one run on three hits and struck out 10 without walking a batter. Luis Liria and Austin Reed both struggled combining to allow five runs in three innings. Sheldon McDonald pitched three nice innings, but Pete Levitt took the loss allowing all three runs in the 14th. It really should have never gotten to extra innings, but then to take a lead there and still lose is a tough pill to swallow.
Daytona was postponed due to rain.
Huntsville scored three in the first and three more in the third and never looked back beating Tennessee 7-2. Junior Lake was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, he is now hitting .288. Matt Szczur went 1-for-5 with a triple and an RBI. In really good new Jae-Hoon Ha was back on the field for the first time since his scary collision with an unpadded wall that led to a concussion. He ended the night 1-for-4. Dallas Beeler started and took the loss giving up six runs, five earned in the just three innings pitched. Casey Harman pitched three nice innings allowing only one run on three hits and striking out two. Casey Weathers, Tony Zych, and Frank Batista combined to pitch the last three scoreless innings. It was really nice to see Ha back on the field, hope he can stay there the rest of the way.
The game was tied at one going to the extra innings, but Reno scored four in the 10th and beat Iowa 5-1. Ryan Rowland-Smith got the start and pitched beautifully allowing one run on only two hits in six innings of work. Blake Parker continues hit rehab pitching one scoreless inning. Jay Jackson pitched two good innings, but struggled in the 10th allowing four runs in taking the loss. Greg Rohan did not have a hit, but drove in the lone Cubs run. Dave Sappelt was 1-for-4 with a double and Matt Tolbert was the only Cubs player with a multi-hit game going 2-for-2 with a double of his own.
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