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A look at the minor leagues on Thursday, June 14.
After falling behind early Peoria came back in the fourth to tie the game at three. The bullpen, however couldn’t hold the lead as Lui Liria took the loss giving up two runs in the eighth. Kyler Burke got the start and was pretty good once again. He gave up three runs in the first, but didn’t give up much more after that, notching another quality start. Javier Baez hit his fourth homerun of the year, a two-run shot in the fourth inning. Wes Darvill had a hit and an RBI on the day. Dustin Geiger and Yasiel Balaguert each had a hit for the Chiefs.
Daytona was trailing 3-1 when action resumed again on Thursday. After five innings Daytona had tied the game, but the bullpen and defense let the Cubs down as they allowed four runs, only one of which was earned in the next two innings. Rubi Silva and Richard Jones had an RBI each for the Cubs. Nelson Perez raised his average to .302 as he went 1-for-2 with two walks.
Daytona had a 1-0 lead into the sixth, but they gave up two runs, one in the sixth and one in the eighth. P.J. Francescon started and pitched well giving up two hits in 5 innings, however he did not factor in the decision. Micah Gibbs accounted for the Cubs lone run as he hit his fourth home run of the year. He also had a double in the game. Ronald Torreyes also had a double for Daytona.
Birmingham fought back, but Tennessee was able to hold on winning the game 3-2. Nicholas Stuck got his seventh win of the year giving up no runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. Alberto Cabrera had two good innings of work and Jeffry Antigua earned his first save of the season. Kevin Rhoderick also pitched, but struggled giving up two runs, he did manage to get his seventh hold of the season as he got through his inning of work with the lead. Justin Bour had two more RBI’s, which brings his total to 52 on the season. He along with Logan Watkins had two hits on Thursday. Matthew Cerda collected three hits on the day, including his second home run of the season. The win brought the Smokies one win away from the .500 mark. There record now stands 33-34.
Iowa scored a lot of runs, but gave up even more losing 10-8 on Thursday. Brooks Raley didn’t have his good stuff giving up eight runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings. Esmalin Caridad and Scott Maine each gave up a run in relief. The good news came on the offensive side of things on Thursday. Brett Jackson went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI’s. He also scored two runs and stole his 13th base of the season. Blake Lalli went 2-for-4 with a home run and a double and also drove in three on the day. Ty Wright also drove in two runs on Thursday. Anthony Rizzo sat out his second straight game and remains day-to-day.
Not a very good day for the Cubs minor league system as they went 1-4 on Thursday.
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Another busy day around the Cubs minor league system as Iowa played their second straight double-header. Regardless of how busy they might be, a couple of teams are red-hot, let’s see if they continue their torrid pace, here is the recap for June 9th…
Five in a row for the red-hot Peoria Chiefs as they knocked off the Kane County Cougars 4-1 in Peoria. Kyler Burke was outstanding as he tossed seven almost un-hittable innings giving up no runs on two hits while striking out nine, doesn’t get much better than that. Burke got just enough offense as the Chiefs put up a four spot in the first inning, it was enough but it was all they would get. Anthony Giansanti back from a scary injury went 3-for-5 at the plate, he’s now hitting .333 on the season. Paul Bunyan, I mean Paul Hoilman and Wes Darvill each had two hits in the victory, each guy had a double as well. Zeke DeVoss, somewhat overshadowed but a great prospect in his own right, was 1-for-2 in the lead off spot with three walks, and a stolen base, doing his job right.
Daytona had a rough go of it tonight as they were blanked by Tampa 7-0. Not much went right at all as the D-Cubs only managed three hits while making two errors. Frank Del Valle started for Daytona and didn’t pitch too poorly but he didn’t get any help from his defense. Del Valle lasted five innings giving up three runs, two earned on four hits while walking two and striking out four. The loss drops Del Valle to 4-2 on the season while his ERA sits at 4.28. As I mentioned not much going on for the D-Cubs at the plate, only Arismendy Alcantara, Ronald Torreyes, and Rubi Silva had hits, all singles.
The Smokies are on fire as they beat Mississippi tonight 6-4 for their sixth straight victory. Dallas Beeler started for the Smokies are had a decent outing but did not figure in the decision as he gave up three runs on five hits in five innings of work. Frank Batista worked the final two innings of the game to earn his first win of the season as he gave up one run on three hits, his ERA is now 1.96 on the season. Nate Samson had a big day at the plate going 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Rebel Ridling gave the Smokies the lead in the 3rd inning with his seventh home run of the season, a two run shot on his way to a 1-for-4 day.
Pitching stole the show in game one as the I-Cubs scratched out a 1-o win over Nashville. Brooks Raley was outstanding as he went the distance (7 innings in a DH) to earn his second victory of the season for Iowa. Raley held Nashville scoreless while giving up six hits, walking no one, and striking out six. Matt Tolbert was 2-for-3 at the plate with the big blow, a solo shot in the first inning providing the only run of the game. Dave Sappelt also had a good game at the plate as he went 2-for-2 and had a big outfield assist gunning down a runner at second.
Much of the same in game two as offense was at a premium, this time Nashville came out on top 3-2 scoring the game winning run in the top of the 6th inning after the I-Cubs rallied from two down to tie it in the 5th. Esmailin Caridad got the start for the I-Cubs, tends to happen when you play four games in two days. Caridad was good, and provided the innings the Cubs needed, he last four innings giving up two runs on two hits while walking three and striking out three. The I-Cubs couldn’t get much going offensively, Ty Wright was 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Josh Vitters drove in one of the I-Cubs runs and was 1-for-2 at the plate with a walk, he’s now hitting .271 on the season.
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Here is the recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/12/12, enjoy.
Patrick Francescon has been lights out for a while now, he continued that trend tonight as he improved to 4-1 after tossing 7 and 1/3rds of an inning while only allowing one unearned run. Francescon had to be every bit of good too, because the Chiefs couldn’t get much going offensively. They only managed to record two runs on six hits, but it was good enough for the win. Marco Hernandez had two hits on the night, and Wes Darvill had the only RBI for the Chiefs.
Erik Jokisch was outstanding for the D-Cubs going 6 strong innings en route to his third victory of the season while improving his ERA to 2.90. Jokisch didn’t have too many difficult spots at all as he only allowed four hits, and no walks while striking out five. The D-Cubs put up just enough offense for Jokisch as they plated four runs on ten hits. Rubi Silva was 2-for-4 with an RBI, his average now sits at .306 on the season. Arismendy Alcantara, Richard Jones, Elieser Bonne each had two hits in the victory.
Nothing new in Tennessee as the Smokies fall to the Generals yet again, just something about those Generals. Nicholas Struck kept the Smokies in the game for as long as he could, but his luck ran out in the 6th as he gave up three runs to end his night. Struck was hung with the loss, his 3rd of the season, he now sits at 4-3. Not much offense for the Smokies yet again, Junior Lake was 1-for-3, and Michael Burgess, and Justin Bour each had two hits in the loss.
Iowa battled back from an early 3-0 hole to tie the game in the 5th, but ended up losing in the bottom of the ninth 4-3. Esmailin Caridad did his best Carlos Marmol impression in the 9th inning as he was only able to retire one batter and walked three guys en route to the loss. Alfredo Amezaga had a big day at the plate going 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI’s in the loss. Luis Valbuena and newly promoted Jonathan Mota also had two hits for the I-Cubs.
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Frankie De La Cruz didn’t have it against the Isotopes, giving up three runs in the first inning that the I-Cubs couldn’t come all the way back from. The I-Cubs did make a game of it as they scored runs in both the 8th and 9th inning, but couldn’t get that tying marker. Alfredo Amezaga had a solid day at the plate going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Full box score after the jump.
Anthony Rizzo continues his assault on triple-A pitching Monday night going 3 for 3 including tow homers and three RBI’s in Iowa’s 10-6 victory. Adrian Cardenas and Josh Vitters both had two hits on the night as Iowa pounded out 12 in total. Not wanting to be left out, Iowa’s starting pitcher Travis Wood hit a two run homer to go along with his solid start on the mound. Wood gave up three runs on four hits over six innings of work, he only walked one and struck out six to earn the win.
|a- Ty Wright||PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Travis Wood (W, 1-0)||6.0||4||3||3||1||6||0||4.50|
|Esmailin Caridad (H, 1)||1.2||0||0||0||0||2||0||0.00|
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Casey Coleman got knocked around early in Iowa’s loss Friday night. Coleman was around the plate all night, just probably around it a little too much. He gave up four runs on five hits over five innings, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out five. The Iowa bullpen came in and did an adequate job keeping Round Rock scoreless over the next four innings. Ryan Rowland-Smith, and Jeff Beliveau each tossed a scoreless inning while Esmailin Caridad turned in two scoreless innings. Rizzo and Jackson were the stars again at the plate, Jackson chipped in with a triple, and Rizzo had two more hits in the 4-3 loss.