Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.
After falling behind 4-0 early, Peoria staged a comeback that ended up falling just short in a 6-5 loss to Beloit. Rafael Lopez, and Marco Hernandez each had two hits in the losing effort for Peoria. Gerardo Concepcion had probably his best start as a professional on Thursday. Concepcion still struggled in the first inning, but settled down making it through four innings to earn a no decision.
An early hole was too much for Daytona to climb out of as they fell to the Stone Crabs 8-3. The D-Cubs pounded out 9 hits, but were only able to tally runs in the 2nd and 8th innings respectively. Matt Szczur was 1-for-3 at the plate as he continues his surge with his average now sitting at .250. Frank Del Valle started for the D-Cubs and took the loss giving up five runs in five innings, he’s now 2-1 on the season.
Dae-Eun Rhee was outstanding Thursday Night for the Smokies, going 7 and 2/3rd’s of an inning while only giving up one earned, which was unearned. Rhee only allowed four hits, and walked only one guy en route to his 3rd win of the season. Nate Samson had the big hit for the Smokies with a two run double in the second inning which was all the Smokies needed in a 4-1 win over Birmingham.
One of the few nights that Anthony Rizzo didn’t run the I-Cubs offense, but that was alright as the rest of the team really picked up the slack in a 10-1 win against Fresno. Luis Valbuena, Josh Vitters, and Dave Sappelt all had big days at the plate. Vitters was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s as he tries to get back on track after slumping a bit. Lost in an offensive firestorm was the solid start of Randy Wells. Wells was solid, going six innings and allowing only one run for his second win of the season.
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