Cubs minor league recap for 6-22
Boise got their second win in as many nights winning 6-4 on Friday. Lead off hitter Gioskar Amaya went 4-for-4 with two RBI’s and run scored on the night. Jeimer Candelario hit his third home run of the season, a three run bomb in the first. Eduardo Gonzalez had the other RBI on the night as he went 2-for-4 at the plate. Matthew Spencer got the win as he pitched two scoreless innings in relief. Rafael Diplan pitched a good 2.1 innings and Bryce Shafer recorded his second save of the season.
Peoria was back in action on Friday dropping the game to Quad Cities 5-3. Jose Rosario pitched well early, but took the loss as he pitched 7.1 innings and gave up four runs on six hits while striking out three. The Chiefs got all their scoring in the fourth when Paul Hoilman hit a two-run homer and Yasiel Balaguert had an RBI double. Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with a run and a stolen base and Dustin Geiger had double and run scored in the loss. Peoria will be back in action tomorrow looking to get their first win of the second half.
Daytona got another well pitched game as they won 3-1. Winning pitcher Frankie Del Valle was unhittable as he pitched six perfect innings and struck out 11 Clearwater batters on Friday night. Tony Zych recorded his sixth save of the season pitching a perfect ninth. The Cubs got the scoring started in the first on a Greg Rohan two-run homer. He now has 12 home runs and 60 RBI’s on the season. Rebel Ridling and Arismendy Alcantara each had two hits and Alcantara had an RBI in the win. Another positive note on the evening was that Matt Szczur played in his first game since coming of the DL and got on base three times as he had one hit and drew two walks.
Tennessee just could not get the bats going on Friday as they lost to Jacksonville 2-0. James Adduci and Junior Lake were the only two Smokies to record hits on the evening. On a positive Dae-Eun Rhee pitched well in a loss. He allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. Casey Harman threw a nice inning as he struck out two batters in a perfect eighth.
Iowa blitzed Round Rock on Friday scoring three runs in the first and seven more in the fourth as they won 12-2. The Cubs offense was the story as Alfredo Amezaga, Anthony Rizzo, Josh Vitters, and Juan Apodaca all had three hits a piece. Rizzo must missed hitting for the cycle as he did not hit a homer tonight, he also had three RBI’s. With Vitter’s three hits he raised his average to .287. Brett Jackson hit his ninth home run of the season, he also walked twice and score two runs on the evening. The offense was very good, but the pitching was pretty good as well as Chris Rusin got his sixth win of the season. He gave up two runs on seven hits in five innings. Jay Jackson threw well out of the pen striking out three in three innings of work.
It was a good night for the Cubs minor league system going 4-1 on Friday.
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