Minor Matters – May 27, 2013 (Cubs Minor League Reports)
At The Plate – The RedHawks scored in one inning in this one, unfortunately that was enough to defeat Iowa. The RedHawks scored four times in the third inning, and the Cubs could never get even despite scoring one run in the fourth, fifth, and sixth inning. Brian Bogusevic had another great day going 1-for-2 with two walks, his thirteenth double of the season, and two runs scored. Brent Lillibridge was the only other offense in this one as he was 1-for-4 with his third home run of the season, an RBI, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Walks were contagious in this one, and it started with Guillermo Moscoso who lost his command and was slapped with his second loss of the season. Moscoso worked five innings giving up four runs, three earned, on four hits while walking four (see?), and striking out six. Hisanori Takahashi also struggled with command but worked out of trouble, he worked two scoreless innings while walking three (see?), and striking out one. Brian Schlitter, who has been outstanding for the Tennessee Smokies was promoted to Iowa earlier in the day, and had a tremendous debut. Schlitter worked two scoreless innings giving up two hits while striking out three.
At The Plate – The Cougars had to battle back in this one as they trailed 4-3 in the eight, and battle they did, scoring five times in the bottom of the eight en route to an 8-4 victory. The only bad news is that Albert Almora had to leave today’s game after it looked like he suffered a leg injury, hopefully it’s nothing serious. Pin-Chieh Chen was solid again from the leadoff spot going 1-for-4 with a walk, two RBI’s, and a run scored. Dan Vogelbach had a huge day going 3-for-5 with his sixth home run of the season, two RBI’s, and two runs scored. Jeimer Candelario resembles Garrett Anderson up there right now, we should start calling him doctor doubles, he was 1-for-4 with his seventeenth double of the season, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Michael Heesch was solid in this one, but settled for a no decision. Heesch worked six innings giving up three runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out four. Steve Perakslis was outstanding in relief and was rewarded with his first win of the season. Perakslis worked three innings giving up one run, unearned, on one hit while walking one and striking out three.
At The Plate – The Smokies had the bats working in this one as they pounded out eleven hits and scored eight times en route to an 8-6 victory. Matt Szczur was solid at the top of the order going 1-for-3 with two walks, an RBI, and a run scored. Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season, three RBI’s, and a run scored. Ty Wright had a solid game going 2-for-4 with his seventh double of the season, and two runs scored. Chad Noble was 2-for-3 with a walk, his first double of the season, and a run scored.
On The Mound – Matt Loosen got the start and had one of his better outings but did not factor in the decision. Loosen worked six innings giving up four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out two. Hunter Cervenka made his first appearance with Tennessee after being promoted from Daytona, and it didn’t go well, he worked one inning giving up two runs on two hits while walking one. Tony Zych was solid out of the pen and was rewarded with his first win of the season; he worked two scoreless innings giving up one hit while striking out one.