Minor League recap for June 7.
Peoria’s pitching was magnificent once again as the Chiefs shutout Cedar Rapids on Thursday. Michael Jensen got his sixth win of the season as he only gave up one hit and struck out seven in five innings. Not to be outdone Felix Pena struck out five in two innings and Hunter Cervenka added two strikeouts in his two innings as he recorded his first save of the season. Cervenka’s ERA now stands at 0.73. Taiwan Easterling and Anthony Giansanti each had an RBI, which would prove to be all the Chiefs would need.
Daytona was Postponed
Tennessee got the scoring started early, but Mississippi would score the next seven taking a commanding 7-1 through the top of five. After Tennessee got a run back in the fifth, they would score four in the sixth with RBI’s from Nate Samson, Jae-Hoon Ha, Junior Lake, and Justin Bour. After the Smokies tied the game in the eighth, Logan Watkins won the game with a walkoff single in the ninth to give Tennessee an 8-7 win. The top of the order did a great job as Logan Watkins led off and had two hits, two walk, an RBI, and three runs scored. Jae-Hoon Ha hit second and had three hits, an RBI, and two runs scored. The number three hitter Junior Lake went 3-for-3 and had two RBI’s. Cleanup hitter Justin Bour had two hits and three RBI’s as well. Matthew Cerda also contributed three hits on the evening. Dae-Eun Rhee struggled in his five innings of work, but the bullpen shut the Braves out for the last four innings and Alberto Cabrera got his second win of the year. A great comback for the Smokies.
Iowa scored two runs in the eighth to get the win 5-4 on Thursday night. After Nashville opened the scoring, Iowa came right back in the bottom of the second to tie the game on an RBI single by Dave Sappelt. The Cubs would score two more in the third on an Anthony Rizzo groundout followed by an RBI double by Josh Vitters. Nashville would get the next three runs off of Chris Volstad who pitched seven innings giving up four runs, three of which were earned. Going into the bottom of the eighth Iowa trailed 4-3 until Ty Wright came up and connected on a two-run homer, his fourth of the year to give the Cubs the lead. Scott Maine threw a scoreless ninth recording his fourth save of the season. Jeff Beliveau got the win.
Another good night for the Cubs system, this time two come from behind wins.
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