Minor Matters – April 11, 2013 (Cubs Minor League Recaps)
At The Plate – The I-Cubs were shut down tonight as they could only manage three hits in the 2-0 loss. Brett Jackson was 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base. Ryan Sweeney (1-for-4), and Ty Wright (1-for-3) were the only Cubs to get hits. The Cubs did walk three times, but struck out nine times and were 0-for-2 with runners in scoring position.
On The Mound – Brooks Raley was outstanding, unfortunately the result was his second loss of the season. Raley went seven strong innings giving up two runs on eight hits, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out seven. Jensen Lewis tossed a scoreless frame out of the bullpen surrendering only one hit.
At The Plate - Not much offense at all for the Smokies as they could only manage three runs on five hits, and only had two runners in scoring position all night. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run scored. Christian Villanueva was 1-for-4 with a double, and RBI, and a run scored. Jair Fernandez was 2-for-4 with an RBI, both hits were singles.
On The Mound – Alberto Cabrera got the start for the Smokies and got touched up a bit. He worked six innings giving up four runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out five and was hung with the loss. Marcus Hatley struggled out of the pen as he went two innings giving up two run on three hits while walking one and striking out three. Brian Schlitter worked a scoreless inning giving up one hit and striking out one.
At The Plate – The D-Cubs were able to pound out nine hits in this one, unfortunately they could only push across two runs and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Taiwan Easterling continued his hot start going 2-for-4 with a double, he’s now hitting .333 on the season. Stephen Bruno is also on fire, he went 2-for-4 as well with a double, a stolen base, and a run scored, he’s hitting .370 on the season. Dustin Geiger has been on fire the last three games, he went 2-for-4 tonight with a double and an RBI.
On The Mound – Not a lot of good for the D-Cubs tonight, but they only used two pitchers. Starling Peralta got the start and got knocked around, but he didn’t walk anyone, so there’s that. Peralta went six innings giving up six runs on eight hits with seven strike outs, he did however give up four home runs, ouch. Yeiper Castillo followed Peralta and had the same success, or lack thereof. Castillo worked three innings giving up six runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out one.
NOTES: Kane County was rained out, and Jorge Soler served game one of his five game suspension tonight.
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