Minor League report for Friday June 1. A good day for the system winning three out of four.
Peoria scored early and often taking a commanding 6-1 lead through four innings. Burlington rallied, but came short as Michael Jensen improved his record to 5-2 on the season. He went 5.2 innings giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking two. Javier Baez had two hits today as did Paul Hoilman and Yasiel Balaguert. Hoilman hit his 17th double of the season and drove in three runs bringing his season total to 35. Pin Chieh Chen had two RBIs and hit his second home run of the season and Sergio Burruel also drove in two runs.
A six run second and an eight run fifth is all you need to know about this game as Daytona powered passed Fort Myers 16-7. Eight of the nine Daytona players recorded a hit and five of those eight recorded multiple hits. The hero on Thursday, Ronald Torreyes went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI’s and two runs scored on Friday. Rubi Silva and Greg Rohan each had three hits including two doubles from Rohan. Rohan also drove in one run bringing his season total to an impressive 46. Nelson Perez hit his ninth home run of the season and Micah Gibbs connected on his third. Benefiting from the 16 runs was Matt Loosen who improved his record to 3-1. Former first round pick Hayden Simpson continued to struggle giving up four runs over 1.2 innings.
Trey McNutt improved his recorded to 3-4 going six strong innings only giving up one run on four hits while striking out two and walking two. McNutt gave up his lone run in the top of the sixth, but Tennessee would answer in the bottom half. James Adduci, who had three hits on the day singled and would score on a wild pitch. Matthew Cerda then singled, stole second base, and scored on a two out double by Michael Burgess. Junior Lake also added two hits on the day raising his average to .306. That was all the Smokies bullpen would need as Alberto Cabrera struck out four in two scoreless innings and Marcus Hatley closed it out earning his second save of the season.
Cubs rally, but give it up late to lose 5-4. Brett Jackson got the scoring started in the first with a lead off home run. Omaha answered right back with two and would then add two more in the third off of starter Chris Volstad giving them a 4-1 lead. Volstad kept the Cubs in the game, not giving up another run as he departed with two outs in the seventh. The Cubs cut the deficit in half in the sixth on Ty Wright RBI single. Wright would lead off the eighth with another hit and up stepped Josh Vitters to the plate. Vitters connected for his eighth homer of the year tying the game at four. Unfortunately Jeff Beliveau could not keep the game tied as he gave up a run in the bottom half. Iowa did not have another rally in them and lost a tough one 5-4. Brett Jackson continued to stay hot at the plate as he went 3-for-4 with a walk and another home run. He is now hitting .378 in his last 10 games including three homers and nine RBI’s.
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