5/22: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/22/12, enjoy.

Peoria was off


Matt Szczur is playing his way towards a promotion right now.  The D-Cubs outfielder is in a torrid stretch, he went 2-for-4 again last night with a double, a walk, and an RBI, oh, and his 19th stolen base of the season.  Nelson Perez, and Greg Rohan each chipped in with a home run in the thrilling 6-5 victory over St. Lucie.  PJ Francescon made his Daytona debut and he picked up where he left off in Peoria.  Francescon went six innings, allowed two runs, one earned on three hits, unfortunately he settled for a no decision.



Junior Lake continues to hit as he went 3-for-5 in a 4-3 loss to Mobile last night.  Lake belted his 2nd home run of the season, a solo shot to lead off the game, he has his average up to .310 on the year.  Jeffery Antigua got the start for the Smokies and took his first loss of the season.  Antigua went four innings, giving up two runs on six hits, not too bad at all, unfortunately the Smokies offense couldn’t get it going early for him.



Another day, another Anthony Rizzo show as the Iowa Cubs took out some frustration in an 18-8 beat down of Tacoma.  Rizzo was 3-for-5 with his 15th home run of the season, he also scored five runs.  Every I-Cubs player in the starting lineup had a hit as Iowa put 18 hits and 18 runs on the board, but they also got the help of seven errors, seven.  Those seven errors led to seven unearned runs in an absolutely wild game.  Chris Volstad made his first I-Cubs start and got the win, he struggled a little late but the most important thing is he got back in the win column, hopefully that gives him some confidence.

Sappelt’s RBI double


Thanks for reading,
– George


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