Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.
The bottom of the order came through in a big way for the Chiefs as the knocked off Beloit 6-2. Marco Hernandez, and Yaniel Cabezas each went 3-for-4, Hernandez had one RBI, while Cabezas had two. Michael Jensen was good one again for Peoria going a strong 5 and 2/3rds. Jensen only allowed one run on five hits to improve to 4-2 on the season. Jeffery Lorick shut the door once again as he earned his 5th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 0.64.
Rain outs are dumb.
The Smokies faced the Generals tonight and I will give you one guess as to what happened. You’re right, the Smokies were shut down completely, except for a run in the ninth inning on their way to a 2-1 loss. Brooks Raley did everything he could to get a win for the Smokies, but he ended up getting the loss. Raley went 7 strong innings, only allowing two runs on five hits while striking out seven. He falls to 1-2 and improves his ERA to 3.50 on the season. Nate Samson had another big night going 3-for-4, unfortunately he couldn’t get any at bats with guys on base.
Anthony Rizzo continued his unreal 2012 with his 11th home run of the season in a 6-5 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies. Josh Vitters and Ty Wright also went deep for Iowa as the Cubs pounded out 11 hits and six runs. Travis Wood was pretty good on the mound going six strong innings to earn his second win of the season. Blake Parker did some tight rope walking in the 9th inning, but earned his 4th save of the year after giving up two runs to make it close.
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