Minor Matters – April 27, 2013 (Cubs Minor League Recaps)
At The Plate – The Cubs had no chance in this one as the Storm Chasers scored more runs (6) in the first than the Cubs had hits (5) for the entire game. The Cubs could only manage two runs on those five hits in the 13-2 defeat. Logan Watkins was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI, and a run scored from the lead-off spot. Brett Jackson returned to the lineup and was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Ian Stewart continues to struggle in what looks more like a permenant home than a rehab assignment, he was 0-for-3 with a walk, he’s hitting .100 on the season.
On The Mound – Cubs pitching was atrocious in this one, and it started with Drew Carpenter. Carpenter went three innings giving up eight runs, seven earned on nine hits while walking two and striking out two. Cory Wade wasn’t much better out of the pen going two innings giving up three runs on five hits while striking out one. Casey Coleman was decent going two innings giving up one run on three hits. Yoanner Negrin worked one inning giving up one run on four hits while walking one.
At The Plate – Daytona couldn’t muster enough offense in this one as they could only manage seven hits and where 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position. John Andreoli was 2-for-4 with an RBI, he’s now hitting .329 on the season. Javier Baez was 1-for-3 with a double, and walk, he also made his eighth error of the season. Ben Carhart was 2-for-4 with a double in the loss.
On The Mound - Austin Kirk didn’t have his best stuff and that results in his first loss of the season. Kirk went five innings giving up four runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out two. Luis Liria continued to struggle out of the pen giving up one run on one hit while walking one and striking out one in an inning of work. Sheldon McDonald and Eduardo Figueroa each had a scoreless appearance, with McDonald going two innings and Figueroa going one.
At The Plate – Finally some payback for Kane County as they blew a few games earlier this week, they came back to return the favor last night. The majority of the damage was done by the bottom of the order in this one as the four, five, six, and seven hitters were a combined 0-for-13 with three walks. Wes Darvill was 2-for-4 with a stolen base, and an RBI. Oliver Zapata was 1-for-3 with a walk, a triple, and two runs scored. The Cougars walked five times and stole four bases in the victory.
On The Mound - The Cougars were able to get through this one using just two pitchers. Tayler Scott went six innings giving up two runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out four. Brian Smith took it from there as he worked the final three innings and ended up getting the win, he gave up one run on three hits while striking out three.
NOTES: The Smokies were rained out last night.
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