Minor Matters – April 26, 2013 (Cubs Minor League Recaps)
At The Plate – Iowa fought back in this one scoring twice in the ninth inning to tie the game at four, only to lose it in the bottom of the tenth. Ryan Sweeney continues to pound the ball as he went 2-for-5 with his fifth home run, two RBI’s, and a run scored, he’s hitting .404 this season. Brian Bogusevic is just as hot as he went 3-for-4 in the loss, he’s hitting .394 on the season. Brad Nelson extended the game in the ninth inning with a pinch hit two run homer, his fourth of the season to tie it at four.
On The Mound – Chris Rusin was really good just didn’t get any help from his offense is this one. Rusin went six innings giving up two runs on four hits while walking two and striking out one. Hisanori Takahashi couldn’t keep things tied during his outing, he went one inning giving up one run on one hit while striking out one. Blake Parker was decent out of the pen going two innings giving up one run on one hit while walking one and striking out three. Zach Putnam took the loss in this one, he worked a third of an inning giving up one run on three hits.
At The Plate – The Smokies just continue to roll on as they walked away with another win Friday Night. Jae-Hoon Ha filled up the score book going 2-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and three runs scored. Rubi Silva had a big night as well going 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, three RBI’s, and a run scored. Rafael Lopez knocked in the other run for the Smokies and that’s all they would need, Lopez finished the night 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI.
On The Mound – Alberto Cabrera was outstanding for the Smokies going six innings giving up one run on three hits while walking three and striking out six to earn the win. Kevin Rhoderick was touched up a little bit again, he went two-thirds of an inning giving up one run on two hits while walking one. A.J. Morris also allowed Clearwater to get closer in his one inning of work, he gave up one run on one hit while walking one and striking out one. Trey McNutt got the train back on the tracks in this one to earn his second save of the year. McNutt went 1.1 scoreless innings giving up one hit and striking out one.
At The Plate – Daytona jumped all over the Flying Tigers early and often en route to a 7-3 victory Friday Night. Javier Baez is rounding into form right now, he went 2-for-4 in this one with a double, two RBI’s and a run scored, he’s now hitting .253 on the year and .341 in his last ten games. Dustin Geiger was also productive going 2-for-4 with three RBI’s, he’s an RBI machine, he now has twenty-one on the season. Chad Noble was 2-for-4 with two runs scored while Taiwan Easterling was 2-for-4 with a run scored, and a stolen base.
On The Mound – Ben Wells battled command issues but was able to work effectively enough to earn the win. Wells went 5.2 innings giving up three runs, two earned, on one hit while walking five and striking out one. Eduardo Figueroa found some trouble out of the pen going two-thirds of an inning giving up two hits while walking one and striking out one, and would have given up a couple runs if not for the work of Hunter Cervenka. Cervenka bailed out Figueroa while working 2.2 scoreless innings to earn his second save of the season, he didn’t give up any hits while walking three and striking out four.
At The Plate – Kane County might not have another loss all year that stings as much as this one, and they really only have themselves to blame. The cougars lead 5-1 in the ninth inning but gave up four in the ninth and lost in the tenth, they made five errors in the process. Rock Shoulders continues to hit, he was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored, he’s hitting .403 on the season. The bulk of the damage was done by the bottom of the Cougars order. Eight hitter Oliver Zapata was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Nine hitter Yaniel Cabezas was 3-for-4 with an RBI, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Pierce Johnson continues to dominate as of late, he went 5.2 innings giving up one run, unearned, on five hits while walking two and striking out seven. Jeffry Antigua was great out of the pen going 2.1 scoreless innings giving up two hits while striking out three. Then things went bad, Nathan Dorris was roughed up in one-third of an inning, he gave up four runs, two earned (sending a theme?), on three hits while walking one. Eddie Orozco was officially charge with the blown save and the loss, he worked 1.1 innings giving up one run on three hits while walking two.
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