Minor Matters – April 14, 2013 (Cubs Minor League Recaps)
At The Plate – Two wins in a row for Iowa, that says a lot considering they only have three total this year. Brian Bogusevic was 2-for-4 from the lead-off spot with a caught stealing and a run scored. Darwin Barney showed great patience in his second rehab start, he was 0-for-1 with three walks, a stolen base, and a run scored. Luis Flores was 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and a run scored. Brad Nelson had the big hit in this one, a two run single that gave the Cubs some breathing room, he was 1-for-4 with two RBI’s on the day.
On The Mound - After some rocky starts to start the season, Chris Rusin bounced back with a stellar performance. Rusin went seven innings giving up one run on four hits while walking none and striking out four to earn the win. Zach Putnam worked two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the year, he walked one and struck out three.
At The Plate - The Smokies busted this one open in the seventh inning scoring four times to take a 7-1 lead on their way to a 7-3 win. Ronald Torreyes had his second straight solid game going 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Jae-Hoon Ha was outstanding going 3-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Rubi Silva (2-for-4) and Jonathan Mota (2-for-4) each had two hits in the victory, and Matt Szczur recorded his 5th stolen base of the season.
On The Mound – Couldn’t get much better than Dae-Eun Rhee as he went six scoreless innings giving up one hit while striking out three to earn his first win of the season. Zach Rosscup and Kevin Rhoderick each had a rough go out of it in the seventh and eighth inning with Rosscup giving up one run and Rhoderick giving up two. Brian Schlitter worked a scoreless ninth inning to secure the victory.
At The Plate - The D-Cubs were able to get back to .500 with a solid victory of the Tampa Yankees. Javier Baez seems to be coming around at the plate, he was 1-for-4 with a double, he has hits in his last three games. Stephen Bruno was 2-for-4 with a run scored, he is now hitting .385 on the season. Dustin Geiger was 2-for-4 with a run scored, after his slow start he is now hitting .286 on the season. Micah Gibbs was 2-for-4 with a double, and an RBI in the victory.
On The Mound – Zach Cates was outstanding in this one going six innings giving up one run on four hits while walking thee and striking out four. Austin Reed was just as good out of the bullpen going two innings giving up no runs on three hits while striking out two. Frank Del Valle continues his awesome start to the season as he worked a scoreless ninth for his second save. He didn’t give up any hits or walks, and struck out the side.
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