5/3: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.


The Chiefs used a three run outburst in the 7th inning to come from behind and beat Kane County 4-3.  Rafael Lopez and Oliver Zapata each had two hits on the night, both scoring runs as well.  Pin-Chieh Chen was 3-for-3 at the plate with a double.  Both teams benefited from shaky defense as each team committed two errors, subsequently both teams gave up two unearned runs.  Jose Rosario settled for a no decision after scattering 10 hits in 5 and 2/3rds of an inning.  Austin Reed and Jeffery Lorick were stellar out of the pen and a big reason the Chiefs won the game.



Rubi Silva continues to tear the cover off the ball as he went 2-for-4, with a walk, a home run, and an RBI, he is now hitting .330 on the season.  Nelson Perez, and Arismendy Alcantara each had two hits on the night, Perez had a home run and two RBI’s, while Alcantara had a home run and three RBI’s.  Hayden Simpson was outstanding out of the bullpen going four scoreless innings to earn the victory as Daytona fought back from an early 3-0 hole to beat Clearwater 6-5.



Justin Bour had a solid night at the plate going 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and three RBI’s.  Most of the Smokies had hits, unfortunately not enough of them were strung together and they fell 7-4 to Montgomery.  The Smokies fell behind 6-0 early as Trey McNutt didn’t get any help from his defense.  It’s really the first game where McNutt has struggled, he last 2 and 2/3rds of an inning, giving up 5 runs, however only two were earned.  Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, including a double and an RBI.



Really tough loss for Iowa as they watched a 6-2 lead evaporate in a 7-6 loss to Memphis.  Dave Sappelt had a solid night at the plate going 2-for-3 with two walks, a double and an RBI.  Josh Vitters and Blake Lalli both went deep in the losing effort for Iowa.  Chris Rusin seemed to right the ship after a tough start, but was beat up in the 7th where Memphis plated three runs to tie the game at 6.  Anthony Rizzo made his 6th error of the season which led to one unearned run for Rusin.

Thanks for reading,
– George


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