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SATURDAY • APRIL 18, 2015
Duane Underwood Jr. was brilliant in the first game of the double-header tonight, in fact, he was almost perfect. Underwood Jr. took a no-hitter into the seventh (last inning of a DH) before giving up a couple hits, so very close. The Pelicans had six hits in the victory, three of which were of the extra base variety.
At the Plate:
- Shawon Dunston Jr. had a big game, he was 2-for-3 with a triple, a stolen base, and two runs scored.
- Jacob Rogers continued his strong year at the plate, he was 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.
- Victor Caratini had a similar night, he was 1-for-3 with a double, and an RBI in the win.
On the Mound:
- Duane Underwood Jr. got the start and the win in this one, he worked six innings, giving up one run on two hits while walking one, and striking out four.
- Starling Peralta came on in relief of Underwood Jr. and shut the door, he worked a scoreless inning while walking one.
The Pelicans came out swinging in game two as they scored four times in the top of the first en route to an 8-4 win, and a double-header sweep. The seven inning game saw the Pelicans pound out twelve hits, once again they went heavy on the extra base hits with five.
At the Plate:
- Jacob Hannemann was solid at the top of the order, he was 2-for-4 with a double, and two runs scored.
- Mark Zagunis is a joy to watch at the plate, he was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored, and two more walks.
- Billy McKinney had a big game two, he was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI, and two runs scored.
- Jeimer Candelario has been good so far this year, he was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored in the win.
- Ben Carhart supplied the power, he was 1-for-2 with a dinger, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
On the Mound:
- Paul Blackburn didn’t have his best stuff, but he battled and got the win, he worked five innings, giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits while walking one, and striking out four.
- Josh Conway was brilliant in picking up the save, he worked two scoreless innings while striking out one.
The Smokies are rolling, they took care of Pensacola tonight to run their record to 6-3 on the season. Everything was working in this one for the Smokies, they pounded out twelve hits, and scored seven times in the win. The pitching was on point as well tonight giving up just one run on five hits while striking out ten.
At the Plate:
- Elliot Soto got the job of leading off tonight, and he did it well. Soto was 3-for-5 with two runs scored.
- Albert Almora have a game, he was 5-for-5 with a double, an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored.
- Stephen Bruno came up big in this one, he was 1-for-4 with two RBI’s, he’s now hitting .385 on the season.
- Willson Contreras with a huge contribution off the bench, he was 1-for-1 with a dinger, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
On the Mound:
- Felix Pena got the start tonight, and was stellar, he worked six innings, giving up one run on four hits while walking two, and striking out six.
- Fernando Cruz was outstanding out of the pen to pick up his first save of the year, he worked three scoreless innings, giving up one hit while walking two, and striking out four.
The South Bend Cubs have a disturbing trend of blowing saves, today was their fourth one of the season already. Things looked very much in hand late as the Cubs led Great Lakes 4-1 heading to the ninth, four runs later and the Cubs saw their record fall to 4-6 on the season.
At the Plate:
- Trey Martin, and Chesny Young were a solid one-two punch at the top of the order in this won. Martin went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Young went 1-f0r-4 with a triple an RBI, and a run scored.
- Jeffrey Baez had a solid game, he went 1-for-4 with a double, his third of the season.
On the Mound:
- Zach Hedges was brilliant tonight, he worked five scoreless innings, giving up two hits while striking out three,
- Tommy Thorpe did a fine job out of the pen, he worked tow innings, giving up one run, unearned, on two hits while walking one, and striking out one.
- James Farris took the brunt of it in this one, he worked two innings, giving up four runs, two earned, while striking out five.
SUNDAY • APRIL 12, 2015
An odd scheduling quirk as the SB Cubs open a series with Dayton on a Sunday, minor league baseball at it’s finest. The Cubs jumped out to a quick three run lead in the third, and by the time the inning was over the game was tied at three. The SB Cubs pitching held Dayton down the rest of the game allowing the bats to wake up and score five times en route to a 8-3 win.
At the Plate:
- Gleyber Torres is hitting his stride, he went 2-for-4 with a walk, two RBI’s, a stolen base, and a run scored.
- Jason Volser was all over the place, he went 3-for-5 with two runs scored, and a stolen base.
- Rashad Crawford had a solid game from the nine spot, he went 2-for-2 with two walks, three RBI’s, and three runs scored.
On the Mound:
- Zach Hedges got the start and picked up the win, he worked five innings, giving up three runs, two earned, while walking one, and striking out two.
- Jasvir Rakkar was good once again, he worked two scoreless innings, surrendering zero hits while walking one, and striking out three.
- James Norwood was outstanding as well, he worked a scoreless inning, giving up two hits while striking out two.
- Tommy Thorpe closed things out, he worked a scoreless inning, surrendering zero hits, while walking one, and striking out one.
One night after a thrilling comeback win, the Pelicans couldn’t find any offense as they could only muster three hits in a shutout loss. The Pelican pitching was solid, but that doesn’t mean much if you can’t score.
At the Plate:
- Chris Denorfia, who is rehabbing from an injury, went 1-for-2 with a double.
- Mark Zagunis was out in right field today, he went 1-for-4 in the loss.
- Jeimer Candelario was 1-for-3 tonight, he’s now hitting .250 on the season.
On the Mound:
- Tyler Skulina got the start, and was outstanding, he worked five innings, giving up one run on three hits while walking three, and striking out five.
- James Pugliese had a rough go of it, he worked two innings, giving up two runs on four hits while striking out one.
- Matt Brazis had a similar effort, he worked two innings, giving up two run on three hits while walking one, and striking out three.
The Smokies made some noise early on, then couldn’t push anymore runs across the plate the rest of the game. By the second inning it was 6-1 Smokies then that was it as far as scoring runs goes. The Braves were able to score once in the 4th, and once in the 9th to make it close but they still fell to the Smokies 6-3.
At the Plate:
- Elliot Soto got things done at the top of the order tonight, he was 2-for-6 with a run scored.
- Albert Almora had another solid game, he was 2-for-5 with a walk, a double, and two runs scored.
- Christian Villanueva had a productive day, he was 2-for-5 with three RBI’s, and a run scored.
- Dan Vogelbach continued his hot start today, he went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI’s, and a run scored.
On the Mound:
- Rob Zastryzny got the start, he worked 3.1 innings giving up two runs, one earned on three hits while walking three, and striking out five. Unfortunately he was hit by a batted ball in the foot and had to leave the game.
- Stephen Perakslis was outstanding, he worked 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up one hit while walking one.
- Michael Jensen was solid today, he worked two scoreless innings, giving up two hits while walking one, and sriking out one.
- Hunter Cervenka struggled in this one, he worked 1.2 innings, giving up one run on one hit while walking two, and striking out two.
- Andres Santiago earned the save by retiring one hitter, he worked a third of an inning, while walking one.
Another outstanding effort from the Iowa Cubs today as they pounded Memphis 7-2 to earn a series split. The long ball was on display all day as Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, and Jonathan Mota all went deep, dingers! The Cubs pitching held their own and it was smooth sailing the rest of the way.
At the Plate:
- John Andreoli did his job at the top of the order today, he went 1-for-3 with two walks, a double, and a run scored.
- Addison Russell is on fire right now, he hit 3-for-5 with a dinger, two RBI’s, and two runs scored. He’s now hitting .389 on the season.
- Kris Bryant did it again, he was 1-for-4 with his second homer in as many days, three RBI’s, and a run scored.
- Jonathan Mota had a huge day, he went 3-for-4 with a homer, an RBI, and two runs scored.
- Adron Chambers had another solid game, he went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI, and a double.
On the Mound:
- Barret Loux got the start for Iowa and was erratic for the most part, he worked 3.2 innings, giving up two runs on four hits while walking three, and striking out three.
- Drake Britton was brilliant today, and picked up the win, he worked 2.1 scoreless innings, surrendering zero hits while walking one.
- Zac Rosscup, Armando Rivero, and Blake Parker all worked a scoreless inning in relief to close out the Redbirds.
At The Plate – The Cubs really had nothing going all night against the Sky Sox as they were blanked 5-0. The Cubs could only manage four hits in the loss, and were o-for-1 with runners in scoring position, a rather uninspiring effort. Dave Sappelt owns triple A (tiny bit of sarcasm here), he was 1-for-3 in his debut with Iowa tonight. Luis Flores, Nick Struck, and Edwin Maysonet had the other hits for the Cubs, all singles, and Struck was the starting pitcher, like I said, not a good night.
On The Mound – 2012 minor league pitcher of the year Nick Struck, is finding 2013 not as comfortable as last year. Struck worked 5.2 innings giving up five runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out six, his record fell to 0-3 with the loss. Yoanner Negrin was solid out of the pen going 1.1 scoreless innings while walking one and striking out two. Zach Putnam also had a scoreless appearance, he worked an inning and struck out one.
At The Plate – No that is not a typo, yes that was the final score, and yes they only played five innings. The official reason was wet grounds for the shortened game, but I think it might have also been a slaughter rule. I’m going to go out on a limb and say this was and will be the worst game by the Smokies all year. The Smokies couldn’t push across a single run, what’s worse is they only had four hits and made three errors, yikes. Ty Wright, Christian Villanueva, Rafael Lopez, and Elliot Soto were all 1-for-2 with a single in the shellacking.
On The Mound – Look away, or just avoid this part if you are squeamish. Matt Loosen got the start, and you guessed it, the loss as well, his first of the season. Loosen went 2.1 innings giving up seven runs on four hits while walking three and striking out two. A.J. Morris was beat up out of the pen, sort of, Morris went 1.1 innings giving up six runs, all unearned, on three hits while walking two and striking out one. Tony Zych wasn’t much better, he worked 1.1 innings giving up three runs on four hits while walking one and striking out two. New game tomorrow, forget about this one.
At The Plate – Just an awful night all around the minor league system tonight as Daytona was crushed as well, at least they managed to score three times. Daytona could only manage six hits, and three runs in the loss, they also made two errors, seemed to be a theme for every team tonight. Javier Baez was 1-for-4 with his sixth home run of the season, an RBI, and a run scored. Jorge Soler was 1-for-4, as was Ben Carhart, Carhart scored a run as well. Taiwan Easterling was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI’s in the loss. Javier Baez and Jorge Soler each made an error in this one, Baez his twelfth, and Soler his first.
On The Mound – Just a rough night from the D-Cubs pitching, Ben Wells got the start and saw his record fall to 3-2 with the loss. Wells went five innings giving up five runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out two, what’s more disturbing is that Wells gave up three home runs, he’s now given up four all year. Sheldon McDonald was the lone bright spot for the D-Cubs as he worked a scoreless inning out of the pen. Starling Peralta continues to get hammered, he worked one-third of an inning giving up five runs on two hits while walking two. David Cales was also roughed up, that is a rarity for sure, he worked 1.2 innings giving up three runs, two earned, on three hits while striking out two.
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Sunday’s minor league recap. Daytona did not play as they had a scheduled day off.
The AZL Cubs won a big one on Sunday beating the Athletics 5-2. Duane Underwood started and pitched the first 2.1 innings giving up two hits and allowing no runs. Juan Paniagua got the win striking out three over the next 1.2 innings. After Carl Lang gave up one run in his inning Anthony Prieto pitched the next two, followed by Carlos Martinez-Pumarino who finished this one off giving up a run, but striking out three in two innings. Ben Carhart had another nice night at the plated going 3-for-5 with an RBI. Trevor Gretzky got his average over .300 as he went 3-for-4 with a run scored in this one. Carlos Penalver and Jeff Baez each had two hits a piece with Baez knocking in one run. Shawon Dunston had a double and an RBI in the Cubs win. With the win the Cubs are now only one game in back of the Athletics for the division lead.
After winning the division on Saturday, Boise came back Sunday and lost 5-1 to Vancouver. Felix Pena got the start and took the loss allowing four runs on five hits over 4.1 innings. He also walked three and struck out five. Su-Min Jung and Tyler Bremer combined to pitch the final 3.2 innings on Sunday. The Hawks had a few highlights at the plate, however. Jeimer Candelario ended the night 2-for-3 and Darien Martin also had two hits. Stephen Bruno had yet another hit in this one and also drove in the Cubs lone run. Gioskar Amaya and Marco Hernandez each a hit in the Boise loss.
Peoria was all over Wisconsin from the get go, eventually winning 10-3. Jeffry Antigua was outstanding on Sunday pitching seven strong innings allowing no runs on three hits, while striking out seven. Pete Levitt pitched the final two frames allowing three unearned runs in the ninth inning. Dustin Geiger led the way offensively going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Jorge Soler go into the fun as well going 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.. Jacob Rogers also had two hits, including his first home run with Peoria. The top of the order did their job as well, as Zeke DeVoss and Pin-Chieh Chen each had two hits. DeVoss added a run and an RBI and Chen scored four runs and drove one in as well. Oliver Zapata and Sergio Burruel each had hits with Zapata adding an RBI in the Chiefs victory.
Tennessee scored one in the bottom of the eighth to win the game 4-3. Eric Jokisch was pretty good in this one giving up three runs on eight hits in seven innings. He also walked one and struck out four, his ERA now sits at 2.97. Trey McNutt continued to pitch well out of the bullpen pitching the final two innings and getting the win. Jae-Hoon Ha was outstanding at the plate going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, RBI, and a runs scored. Elliot Soto was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Rubi Silva had a hit and an RBI of his own. Matt Szczur also contributed with hit and a run scored in the Smokies victory.
Iowa scored one in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough losing 4-3 to Oklahoma City. Chris Rusin got the start and pitched good, but took the loss. He pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on four hits, while walking one and striking out seven. Blake Parker tossed the final two innings allowing one run and striking out two. James Adduci, Blake Lalli, and Matt Tolbert all were 2-for-4 with Adduci knocking in a run and Lalli scoring two. Brian Esposito had a double and an RBI and Adrian Cardenas pinch hit with an RBI single in the Cubs loss.
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A quick recap of the Cubs minor league system on August 16.
The AZL Cubs only gave up three hits on Thursday beating the Reds 9-1. Anthony Prieto started and pitched three quality innings allowing no runs on one hit while striking out three. Carlos Martinez-Pumarino got his fifth win of the year pitching five nice innings in relief. He gave up one run on two hits while striking out seven in five innings. Jin-Young Kim threw a scoreless ninth striking out one. The pitching wasn’t the only highlight of the night as the Cubs scored nine on 11 hits. Shawon Dunston was really good going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs. Yasiel Balaguert had a nice offensive night as he had two hits, a homer and a double. Trevor Gretzky continued his great run going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Garrett Schlecht, Carlos Penalver, and Alberto Mineo all drove in one run. It was good to see the offense get going again on Thursday night.
Boise put up five runs through the first four innings of this one and that was more than enough as they beat Tri-City 7-2. We will start with our Albert Almora watch. Almora went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Carlos Escobar had two hits, including a double and three RBIs. Jeimer Candelario was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Dan Vogelbach and Wilson Contreras each drove in a run with Contreras going 3-for-5 with a double. Giosakar Amaya added a triple and walked three times. The other story of the night was Pierce Johnson who was just great striking out five of the six outs he recorded. Felix Pena got the win as he went the next five innings allowing two run on five hits. Nathan Dorris picked up his third save of the year striking out three batters in two innings. Boise had a very nice night all around.
Peoria only gave up three hits, but couldn’t plate a run as they lost to Burlington 4-0. Willengton Cruz got the start for Chiefs and took the loss giving up two runs in two innings of work. Luis Liria and Sheldon McDonald each gave up an unearned run as they combined to pitch the next five innings. Larry Suarez struck out four and pitched the final to innings for Peoria. Dustin Geiger and Timothy Saunders each had a really nice game at the plate recording two hits a piece. Oliver Zapata, Zeke DeVoss, and Pin-Chieh Chen all had a hit to round out the offense for the Chiefs. Once again the defense was an issue as Peoria committed three errors, and allowed two unearned runs to score.
It started out as a good night, but turned into a tough one as they gave up four runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to lose 7-6. Javier Baez had his best night since moving to Daytona going 3-for-4 with a home run and a double. He ended the night with three RBIs and two runs scored as well. Rebel Ridling was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Taylor Davis also had a double and drove in two for the Cubs. Christian Villanueva had been quiet for a while, but he added a hit and an RBI of his own. Robert Whitenack pitched the first four innings allowing one run on four hits. Matt Spencer threw two really nice innings in relief and was in line to get the win, but the Cubs bullpen couldn’t hold the lead. First Scott Weismann recorded just two outs and gave up four runs and then after the Cubs took the lead again Jeff Lorick gave up two more runs and took the loss. On a positive it was nice to see Baez have a nice night, hope that is the beginning of a tear.
Tennessee only go four hits in this one, but made them count beating Birmingham 4-3. What else is there to say about Justin Bour. He hit his 16th home run of the season, a three run shot in the third bringing his RBI total to 105. Jae-Hoon Ha was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Elliot Soto drove in a run. Michael Burgess and Dustin Harrington each had a hit as well, with Burgess having a double. Eric Jokisch started, but only lasted 4.2 innings allowing two runs on six hits. Tony Zych came in in relief and got the win pitching a scoreless two innings. After Kevin Rhoderick allowed an unearned run Frank Batista closed the door pitching the final 1.2 innings in recording his 22nd save.
Iowa lost to Tucson 7-6. Seth McClung‘s first start with Iowa didn’t go as planned allowing seven runs, four earned on seven hits in 3.1 innings. Ryan Searle threw 2.2 scoreless innings and Jay Jackson pitched two scoreless. After getting down by six early Iowa’s offense got to work, but it just wasn’t enough. Alfredo Amezaga was 4-for-5 witha double, a run scored, and an RBI. Tony Campana had two hits and stole a base. Blake Lalli also had two hits driving in one run and Greg Rohan was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Diory Hernandez and Matt Tolbert each had two hits and Jeff Frazier drove in a run. After two wins in a row it’s back to the “L” column for Iowa.
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It was not a very busy day for the minor leagues on Tuesday as the AZL Cubs and Peoria were both off and Daytona was cancelled once again.
Boise got a great outing from Tayler Scott and the rest of the staff as they defeated Salem-Keizer 5-0. Scott was great once again pitching five scoreless innings giving up four hits and striking out one. He got the win and is now 5-1 on the season with a 1.88 ERA. Tyler Bremer and Eduardo Orozco completed the shutout combing to not allow a run over the final four innings. Jeimer Candelario was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and Xavier Batista hit his fourth home run of the season. Daniel Vogelbach got back on track knocking in his 22nd run since going to Boise. Trey Martin and Gioskar Amaya each had two hits, with Martin driving one run in. After a couple of losses it was nice to see Boise get back in the win column.
In a scoreless game until the sixth, Tennessee’s offense came to life beating Birmingham 8-2. Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fifth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth to get the scoring started. Junior Lake went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Logan Watkins had two hits and an RBI as did Rubi Silva who played his first game since being promoted from Daytona. Matt Szczur had another hit, this one a double and Elliot Soto knocked in a run of his own. The Smokies used five pitchers to get this win. Dallas Beeler started, but only lasted three innings. Austin Kirk threw one scoreless inning and Casey Harman gave up two runs in 2.2 innings. Trey McNutt got the win and Kevin Rhoderick closed things out tossing the ninth.
Iowa exploded for 12 runs on Tuesday defeating Tucson 12-7. This game was all about the offense as every starting position player had at least one hit, including the first six who had two a piece. Greg Rohan had two more hits and two more RBIs, he is now hitting .346 with 17 RBIs while in Iowa. Blake Lalli, James Adduci, and Dave Sappelt all had two hits and drove in one run. Tony Campana led things off and went 2-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base. Juan Apodaca had an RBI and Nate Samson went 3-for-5 with an RBI of his own. Marcus Hatley got the win in relief pitching two scoreless innings. Scott Maine and Jairo Asencio combined to toss the last three scoreless innings. Ty’Relle Harris started and struggled giving up seven runs on nine hits in four innings. Iowa hasn’t had one like this in a while, it was nice to see the offense come around.
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All teams back in action on Thursday July 19.
Jorge Soler made his much anticipated debut on Thursday night, but the AZL Cubs fell to the AZL Mariners 4-3 in 12 innings. It was not quite the debut we were looking for from Soler as he went 0-3, grounding out twice and lining into a double play. The Cubs got RBIs from David Bote, Daniel Lockhart, and Justin Marra. Marra also had two hits on the evening. Paul Blackburn got the start on Thursday and pitched three innings allowing one runs on three hits. Carlos Martinez-Pumarino struck out five in four innings out of the pen and Daniel Adrian struck out four in three scoreless innings. Chad Martin took the loss giving up the winning run in the 12th inning. Not the type of game we become accustomed to from the Cubs in Arizona.
The pitching for Boise did their job on Thursday, but the Hawks still lost to Eugene 2-1. Ian Dickson got the start and took the tough loss. He gave up two runs, one earned in five innings. He also struck out five, his record now stands at 1-3. Hunter Ackerman was outstanding in relief striking out four and allowing only one hit in three innings pitched. All of the Hawks offense came off the bat of Stephen Bruno who had the only two hits for Boise. He also drove in Gioskar Amaya who reached on a walk. This is a tough one to swallow as the pitching did so well, unfortunately the hitting did not.
Peoria dropped another to West Michigan losing 4-2. Yao-Lin Wang started and took the loss allowing three runs in the second inning, one earned in just 1.2 innings pitched. Josheph Zeller pitched well in relief allowing one unearned run on seven hits in 5.1 innings. He struck out three and lowered his ERA to 1.69. Javier Baez did it again going 2-for-4 hitting his ninth home run of the season and stealing his 17th base. Chadd Krist only was able to muster up one hit tonight as his average dropped to .462. Dustin Geiger added a hit and scored the only other Chiefs run of the day. Peoria will look to get back on track tomorrow.
It is tough to win when you allow four runs in one inning and then a single run four innings in a row. Daytona didn’t disprove this losing 8-3 to Jupiter. Austin Kirk took the loss allowing five runs in five innings pitched. His ERA stands at an impressive 2.88. Hunter Cervenka, Scott Weismann, and AJ Morris all gave up a run in their inning of work out of the bullpen. The good news came from one of the Cubs top prospects Matt Szczur. He was 3-for-4 with a triple, run scored, RBI and his 33rd stolen base of the year. Ronald Torreyes was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored. Elliot Soto added two hits driving in one run and Rubi Silva also had an RBI. Not a good loss all the way around for the Cubs.
After giving up three in the first Tennessee tried to mount a comeback, but it ultimately came up short losing 4-3 to Chattanooga. Eric Jokisch took the loss allowing three runs on six hits in five innings. Kevin Rhoderick hopefully got back on track Thursday striking out all four of the outs he recorded. Marcus Hatley pitched a scoreless inning giving up three hits, but striking out one. Juan Apodaca hit a double and drove in two runs. Jae-Hoon Ha was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Logan Watkins drove stole his 19th base of the season and drove in his 36th run of the season. It was a good comeback attempt, but turned out to be another disappointing loss.
Casey Coleman got scratched from his start so Ryan Rowland-Smith took his place and struggled giving up five runs, three earned in just four innings pitched. All of those runs came in the second and Iowa could never rebound losing 9-1. Offensively Brett Jackson was 2-for-4 with the Cubs lone RBI. Dave Sappelt and Blake Lalli each had two hits and both had a double. Adrian Cardenas and Welington Castillo had doubles as well. Other than that not much excitement coming from Iowa on Thursday night.
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Minor league recap for July 18th, 2012.
Tennessee Smokies were off.
For most of the year the hitting in Arizona has been the highlight on Wednesday the pitching took center stage defeating the AZL Dodgers 4-0. The Cubs used four pitchers to complete the three hit shutout. Anthony Prieto started and pitched two innings striking out two while not allowing a baserunner. Arutro Maltos-Garcia pitched two scorelss innings and Loiger Padron struck out three in his three innings of work. Padron was awarded the win, his second of the season. Alvido Jimenez pitched the last two innings preserving the shutout for the Cubs. Offensively the Cubs did not do as much as we have come to expect, but there were still some highlights. Ben Carhart was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI. Daniel Lockhart had a hit and drove in two runs. Neftali Rosario was 2-for-3 and scored two runs on Wednesday night. A great performance by the staff on Wednesday led to this win.
Boise’s two game winning streak came to an end dropping Wednesday’s game to Yakima 8-4. Tayler Scott got the start giving up four runs in 4.2 innings. He did not factor in the decision though as he left with the game tied. Hayden Simpson took the loss giving up four runs in 2.1 innings. The Cubs offense came off the bats of only a few players. Five different players had two hits, but every other player was hitless. Gioskar Amaya hit his fourth home run of the season and Trey Martin drove in a run with his two hits. Jeimer Candelario had two hits and drove in two runs on Wednesday. Stephen Bruno and Xavier Batista also had two hits a piece and scored a run. Let’s see if the Hawks can get back on track on Thursday.
It was an exciting game between Peoria and West Michigan, but the Chiefs did not come out on top. Losing by two entering the eighth, Peoria tied the game and sent it to extra innings. Peoria scored one in the tenth, but then gave up two in the bottom half to lose 9-8. On the offensive side of things every Chiefs player had a hit. Chadd Krist was 2-for-5 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored. Pin-Chieh Chen and Zeke DeVoss also had two hits and drove in two on the night. Javier Baez continued his hot stretch adding two more hits, bringing his average to .333. Bijan Rademacher and Oliver Zapata each drove in a run for Peoria. The pitching was up and down on Wednesday Jose Rosario and Sheldon McDonald were not very good responsible for the first seven runs West Michigan gave up on Wednesday. Luis Liria and Austin Reed each pitched two scoreless innings to put Peoria in line for the win. Larry Suarez gave up two unearned runs in the tenth to take the loss. This is a tough one to swallow as Peoria came back, took the lead, and then blew it in the end.
Two first inning runs turned out to be all Charlotte would need beating Daytona 3-1 on Wednesday. PJ Francescon got the start and took the loss allowing three runs on seven hits and walking four in 5.1 innings. The bullpen did all they could to keep the game close as Eduardo Figueroa, Ryan Searle, and Brian Schlitter combined to pitch 3.2 innings allowing no runs on only two hits. The Daytona bats never really got going, only having five hits. Taylor Davis was 1-for-2 including his second home run of the season. The Cubs also got single hits from Matt Szczur, Matt Cerda, John Andreoli, and Elliot Soto.
Iowa took advantage of a lot of New Orleans mistakes to win 2-1 in 11 innings. The Cubs won when James Adduci scored on a throwing error by New Orleans pitcher Gary Glover. Brooks Raley pitched seven good innings allowing no runs on five hits. he also walked four and struck four out, leaving with a chance to get the win. Jay Jackson, however gave up a run in his one inning of work. Michael Bowden pitched two scoreless innings and Jeff Beliveau struck out the side in his one inning of work earning his fourth win of the season. Dave Sappelt was the only Cubs player to have more than one hit, he had two, including a double. Brett Jackson hit his 20th double of the season and Welington Castillo also had a hit. A nice win for Iowa on Wednesday night.
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July 17, 2012 – Ready, go!
Peoria was off
The AZL Cubs scored three in the top of the ninth to beat the AZL Mariners 6-5. Dan Vogelbach continued crushing the ball going 2-for-5 with a home run, triple and three RBIs. He is now hitting .360 with 7 HR 30RBI, and an OPS of 1.202. The Cubs also got RBIs from Dan Lockhart, Ben Carhart, and Carlos Penalver. Shawon Dunston Jr. had another solid day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a run scored. David Bote and Penalver each had two hits on the day as well. Steve Perakslis gave up two runs on three hits in relief, but managed to get the win. Chad Martin picked up his first save of the season striking out three in a scoreless ninth.
Boise made it two in a row on Tuesday defeating Yakima 5-0. The Hawks pitching was the story as James Pugliese, Michael Heesch, and Pet Levitt combined for the three hit shut out. Pugliese got his first win of the season striking out five and allowing only one hit in five innings. Heesch and Levitt each pitched two scoreless innings to close ou the game and secure a Boise win. Lead-off hitter Trey Martin did his job reaching base five times. He was 3-for-3 with two walks including his third home run of the season. Marco Hernandez had a nice night as well going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. Wilson Contreras and Rock Shoulders each had two hits as well. Contreras and Carlos Escobar were responsible for driving in a run a piece for the Hawks. Boise hasn’t won two in a row too often so hope more is to come.
Behind a tremendous effort from Matt Loosen the Cubs beat Charlotte 6-1. Loosen started and recorded his eight win of the season. He pitched into the eighth inning allowing only one run on five hits, while striking out six. Jeffrey Lorick came on to record the last five outs and close the game out for Daytona. Matt Szczur was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Ronald Torreyes and Elieser Bonne each had two hits with Torreyes driving in a run. Rubi Silva added a hit and Micah Gibbs and Elliot Soto each had a hit and scored two runs on Tuesday.
It was a rough one for Tennessee losing the Jackson 9-2. Nicholas Struck got the start and took the loss giving up six runs in just five innings of work. Casey Harman pitched an inning in relief and was not any better giving up another three runs. The good news from the staff came from Frank Batista and Tony Zych who combined to pitch the last three scorelss innings of the game. Not much happened on the offensive side of things either. Logan Watkins had two hits including a triple. Justin Bour and Greg Rohan were the only Smokies to record RBIs, they also had a hit each. Junior Lake and Jae-Hoon Ha were the only other Smokies to have a hit in the game. Not a very good night for Tennessee on Tuesday.
Iowa scored two in the first, but that was all they could push across losing to New Orleans 7-2. Chris Volstad was bad again giving up seven runs, six earned on eight hits in 5.2 innings pitched. Brett Jackson was 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, he also stole his 22nd base of the season. Josh Vitters also had two hits and drove in his 52nd run of the season. Alfredo Amezaga and Dave Sappelt each had two hits and Sappelt drove in a run.
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A look at the Cubs minor leagues on Saturday, July 7.
Another day and another nice day for the AZL Cubs beating AZL Giants 11-1. Timothy Saunders was at again going 3-for-4 with a home run, double, two runs scored, and two RBIs. Rafael Lopez also had three hits including a double and a triple. He also drove in two runs and scored two as well. Jacob Rogers drove in two runs as well and added two doubles. Dan Vogelbach only was 1-for-5, but he also drove in two. Daniel Lockhart had two hits and scored two runs. All in all the Cubs pounded out 13 hits, eight of which were extra base hits. The pitching was just as impressive as the hitting allowing only one run on two hits. Hunter Ackerman started and pitched three innings not allowing a hit and striking out four. Loiger Padron struck out three in two scoreless innings to record his first win. Jin-Young Kim closed the game out also throwing two scoreless innings.
Behind Tayler Scott and Hayden Simpson Boise shut out Yakima winning 4-0. Scott got the start and pitched six beautiful innings allowing only three hits and striking out four in route to his first win of the season. Hayden Simpson allowed baserunners giving up three hits and walking two in three innings. He also struck out three and recorded his first save of the season. Boise also had a few nice nights at the plate. Jeimer Candelario was 3-for-5 with a double, a runs scored, and an RBI. Gioskar Amaya, Stephen Bruno, and Wilson Contreras all had two hits including a double and a runs scored. Contreras also added two RBIs on the evening. Xavier Batista had a double and drove in the other Cubs run.
Peoria scored three in the eighth to take a 5-2 lead. Cedar Rapids got one in the ninth, but that was all as Peoria won 5-3. Top prospect Javier Baez had a great night at the plate going 3-for-4 with a solo home run. Dustin Geiger did it again hitting his eighth home run of the season. The big blow, however came off the bat of Yasiel Balaguert who connected on three-run homer in the eighth which proved to be the game winner. The pitching did a nice job with starter Jose Rosario giving up two runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. Hunter Cervenka entered the game and shut down Cedar Rapids pitching two perfect innings of relief and striking out three. His ERA now stands at 1.46. Yao-Lin Wang gave up a run, but was able to close out the game recording his 11th save of the season.
Daytona scored two in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough losing to Lakeland 6-5. Offensively Arismendy Alcantara hit a solo home run in the third, his seventh of the year. Cubs also got RBIs from Matt Cerda and John Andreoli. Taylor Davis also connected on his first home run of the year, a two-run shot in the top of the ninth. Rubi Silva scored a run and was the only Cub to record two hits on the night. Starter PJ Francescon took the loss allowing five runs, four earned on nine hits in five innings. Eduardo Figueroa threw a scoreless 1.1 innings and Jeffrey Lorick gave up a run in his 1.2 innings pitched.
Chattanooga scored three in the top of the ninth to beat Tennessee 6-3. At the plate the Smokies had some nice performances. Juan Apodaca was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Logan Watkins was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. Junior Lake and Michael Burgess each had two hits on Saturday as well. Elliot Soto drove in the other Smokies run. Dae-Eun Rhee got the start and pitched six solid innings allowing only two runs and striking out four. He was in line for the win, but Kevin Rhoderick gave up a run in his two innings of work. Casey Harman took the loss giving up three runs in the ninth. It was a rough one to lose as Tennessee had the lead late, but gave up four in the last three innings.
Iowa scored two in the eighth and held on to beat Omaha 5-4. Alfredo Amezaga had a really nice night going 3-for-5 with two double, two runs scored, and an RBI. Dave Sappelt continues to stay hot adding two hits and driving in a pair. Josh Vitters added an RBI and hit his 24th double of the season. In his first game with Iowa James Adduci was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Esmailin Caridad got the start and gave up one run, none earned in three innings. Ryan Rowland-Smith pitched four solid innings in relief only giving up one run and striking out three. Jeff Beliveau blew a save opportunity giving up a run in the eighth, but he ended up getting his third win of the season. Brett Jackson missed his third game in a row on Saturday.
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