At The Plate – The Cubs came awfully close to sweeping this double after two comebacks but in the end had to settle for a split. Logan Watkins was 1-for-4 with a triple, a walk, an RBI, and a run scored. Josh Vitters had a solid first game and a big second game going 3-for-5, he might be making the case to move ahead of Stewart on the organizational depth chart. Brian Bogusevic just hits, he was 2-for-4 with a walk and an RBI, that raises his average to .418 on the season.
On The Mound – Brooks Raley was really good for Iowa going five innings giving up two runs on six hits while striking out four. Casey Coleman worked a scoreless inning out of the pen giving up one hit while striking out one. Yoanner Negrin was also solid, he went 1.1 scoreless innings giving up one hit while walking one and striking out three. Hisanori Takahashi went 1.2 innings giving up one run on one hit while striking out one. Cory Wade suffered the loss in this one as he went one inning giving up one run on two hits while walking one and striking out two.
At The Plate – The Cubs were locked in a battle into the fourth inning, that’s when they broke it open with three runs en route to a 5-2 win. Josh Vitters, who just returned to the team a couple of days ago was 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI’s and two runs scored. Brian Bogusevic continues to hit, he was 2-for-2 with two double, a walk, and a run scored, he’s now hitting .414 on the season. J.C. Boscan was 1-for-2 with two RBI’s, and a run scored in the win.
On The Mound – Guillermo Moscoso got the start in game one and was solid, but couldn’t make it to the fifth inning to get a win. Moscoso went four innings giving up two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out three. Esmailin Caridad, Kyuji Fujikawa, and Blake Parker all worked scoreless innings out of the pen. Fujikawa made his first game appearance since being put on the DL with a forearm issue. Blake Parker earned his third save of the year.
At The Plate – For the second straight game the Smokies had no answer for Braves pitching as they were shut out again in a 6-0 loss. The Smokies aren’t just having trouble scoring, they aren’t getting any hits either. The Smokies only had five hits in this one, all singles. Matt Szczur was 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base, his ninth of the season.
On The Mound – Kyle Hendricks didn’t get any help from his defense, as he worked five innings giving up five runs, two earned, on nine hits while striking out five. Marcus Hatley, and Zach Rosscup each worked scoreless innings out of the bullpen, both guys have been outstanding all year long. Trey McNutt worked an inning giving up one runs on three hits.
At The Plate – Pitching at it’s finest in this one as the D-Cubs and Mets remained scoreless into the bottom of the ninth, that’s when the Mets pushed across a run for a 1-0 win. The D-Cubs could only manage three hits all day in this one, they did draw four walks but were 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. John Andreoli, Dustin Geiger, and Ben Carhart were the only D-Cubs to record a hit, all singles.
On The Mound – Yeiper Castillo was brilliant once again, but unfortunately didn’t factor into the decision. Castillo went six scoreless innings giving up two hits while walking one and striking out seven. Hunter Cervenka was just as good out of the pen as he worked two scoreless innings. Luis Liria took the loss in this one, he was very Marmol like, he worked two-thirds of an inning giving up one run on one hit while walking three.
At The Plate – The Cougars are on a roll, today’s win marks the sixth straight victory for Kane County and brought their record back above .500 on the season. Gioskar Amaya was 2-for-4 with a double, and a run scored in the win. Dan Vogelbach was 1-for-2 with two walks, a double and an RBI. Oliver Zapata was 2-for-3 with an RBI, he’s now hitting .280 on the season. Seven different players had at least one hit for the Cougars, and they were 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
On The Mound – Michael Heesch was outstanding going 7.1 scoreless innings giving up four hits while striking out five to earn his second win of the season. Nathan Dorris has been great all year, and was again today, he worked 1.2 scoreless innings giving up one hit to earn his second save of the season.
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The Cubs minor leagues on Wednesday, June 27.
The Cubs scored three in the fourth and two more in the fifth to beat the Angels 5-4 on Wednesday. Trey Martin went 3-for-5 with a triple and a run scored. Bijan Rademacher had two hits and a run scored. David Bote hit his first home run of the season and had three RBI’s. Dan Vogelbach had another hit and also had a walk. Brian Smith got the start pitching four innings and giving up one run. Arturo Maltos-Garcia was not that good, but got the win in relief. Michael Heesch recorded his first save of the season striking out two batters in one inning of work.
Spokane scored five unearned runs in the second which proved to be more than enough as they beat Boise 6-2 on Wednesday. Taylor Scott gave up give runs, all of which were unearned on six hits in 3.1 innings. Joseph Zeller pitched 3.2 innings in relief giving up one run and striking out two. Marco Hernandez and Shawon Dunston Jr. had two hits a piece and Hernandez had an RBI. Lance Rymel had the other Boise RBI on the night. The Hawks record now stands at 4-9.
Jose Rosario and the Peoria Chiefs to the loss on Wednesday. Rosario gave up three runs in five innings of work. At the plate Dustin Geiger went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Paul Hoilman had a double and RBI. Zeke DeVoss, Anthony Giansanti, Yasiel Balaguert, and Oliver Zapata all had hits and Giansanti drove in a run. Although they lost the Chiefs got some good news as Javier Baez played in his first game since having to leave early on Sunday.
Daytona pounded out 17 hits as they beat St. Lucie 12-1. The Cubs got a huge night from Greg Rohan who went 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI’s. He now has 63. The Cubs also had a nice day from Matt Szczur who was 3-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and a grand slam. Ronald Torreyes and Arismendy Alcantara each had two hits and each drove in a run. Rubi Silva, Rebel Ridling, and John Andreoli all had RBI’s. Daytona’s pitching was also very good on Wednesday. Austin Kirk earned his fourth win of the season pitching six scoreless innings while striking out six. Eduardo Figueroa pitched three innings in relief to record his second save of the season.
Not much good came out of Wednesday for Tennessee. They lost 11-0 giving up 21 hits while only recording three hits. Dae-Eun Rhee got the loss tossing four innings giving up six runs on seven hits. Casey Harman was not much better in relief giving up four runs on an unbelievable ten hits in only 2.2 innings. Logan Watkins, James Adduci, and Michael Burgess had the only three hits the Smokies would have on Wednesday. Not much more to say about this one, it was just a bad game.
Iowa gave up at least one run in each of the first six innings played. Josh Vtters had another good day going 2-for-4 at the plate with a double, triple, two runs score, and one RBI. Matt Tolbert, Dave Sappelt, and Diory Hernandez all had two hits a piece. Ty Wright had three RBI’s and Adrian Cardenas added an RBI of his own on Wednesday. Chris Rusin gave up eight runs on eight hits in four innings to drop his record to 6-6. Alberto Cabrera did not fair much better giving up two runs in two innings. Mike MacDougal, Jeff Beliveau, and Esmailin Caridad all pitched scoreless innings for Iowa in the game.
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A look at the minor leagues on June 19.
After getting their first win of the season Boise dropped the game on Tuesday 4-1. Offensively the Hawks had eight hits, but could only plate one run. Marco Hernandez, Wilson Contreras, and Dong-Yub Kim all had two hits. Contreras drove in the only Hawks run on the day. Gioskar Amaya and Brian Inoa also had hits on Tuesday. Wellington Cruz got the start and was pretty good in his five innings of work. He allowed one unearned run on only three hits and struck out six. Felix Pena got the loss as he allowed three runs only one of which was earned in three innings.
Matt Loosen has been good this year, but he took the loss on Tuesday dropping his record to 5-2. He pitched six innings allowing four runs, three earned on seven hits, while he striking out five. Joseph Zeller, Jeffrey Lorick, and Scott Weismann all pitched well in relief as they combined to pitch three innings of perfect baseball while striking out five. From an offensive standpoint Arismendy Alcantara went 3-for-4 with a double. Taylor Davis went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Rubi Silva drove in the other Cubs run on Tuesday as he also had a double. Alcantara also stole his 20th bag of the season.
Iowa had 13 hits, but could only score three runs as they lost to Round Rock 6-3. Alfredo Amezaga and Blake Lalli each had three hits and Lalli drove in a run. Dave Sappelt and Ty Wright had two hits a piece and Wright drove a run in. Josh Vitters hit his 10th home run of the season. Rodrigo Lopez took the loss Tuesday giving up six runs in five innings of work. Esmalin Caridad and Rafael Dolis each pitched well in relief.
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