5/11: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is your nightly recap for the Cubs minor league system, enjoy.


The bottom of the order came through in a big way for the Chiefs as the knocked off Beloit 6-2.  Marco Hernandez, and Yaniel Cabezas each went 3-for-4, Hernandez had one RBI, while Cabezas had two.  Michael Jensen was good one again for Peoria going a strong 5 and 2/3rds.  Jensen only allowed one run on five hits to improve to 4-2 on the season.  Jeffery Lorick shut the door once again as he earned his 5th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 0.64.


Rain outs are dumb.



The Smokies faced the Generals tonight and I will give you one guess as to what happened.  You’re right, the Smokies were shut down completely, except for a run in the ninth inning on their way to a 2-1 loss.  Brooks Raley did everything he could to get a win for the Smokies, but he ended up getting the loss.  Raley went 7 strong innings, only allowing two runs on five hits while striking out seven.  He falls to 1-2 and improves his ERA to 3.50 on the season.  Nate Samson had another big night going 3-for-4, unfortunately he couldn’t get any at bats with guys on base.



Anthony Rizzo continued his unreal 2012 with his 11th home run of the season in a 6-5 victory over the Fresno Grizzlies.  Josh Vitters and Ty Wright also went deep for Iowa as the Cubs pounded out 11 hits and six runs.  Travis Wood was pretty good on the mound going six strong innings to earn his second win of the season.  Blake Parker did some tight rope walking in the 9th inning, but earned his 4th save of the year after giving up two runs to make it close.

Thanks for reading,
– George


4/25: Smokies Shut Down by Generals Again

It’s been tough sledding for the Smokies against the Generals this year, as they have been held to one run or less multiple times.  Wednesday night was no different as the Generals stymied the Smokies en route to a 5-1 victory.  James Adduci and Nate Samson were the only offense for the Smokies, Adduci going 3-for-4 and Samson going 2-for-3.  Full box score after the jump.

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Tennessee Wins Second Straight

The Tennessee Smokies won their second straight today behind the strength of a five run second inning.  Michael Burgess had a huge day at the plate going 3-for-4 with a HR, and double and two RBI’s.  Brooks Raley was fantastic on the mound for the Smokies going 7 innings giving up two runs on seven hits while striking out one.  Full box score after the jump.

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Smokies Explode for Four Runs, Win!

Finally the Smokies great pitching is rewarded and Tennessee gets the win.  It was a struggle once again as the Smokies were only able to score four runs, but that was enough to get the much-needed win.  Dae-Eun Rhee was outstanding going 6 and 1/3rd innings giving up 6 hits and one run while striking out four.  Rebel Ridling was the difference at the plate for the Smokies going 2-4 with a double and 3 RBI’s.  Full box score after the jump.

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McNutt Strong in Tennessee Loss

For the second straight game the Smokies couldn’t find an answer for Jackson pitching.  The Smokies were held to one run on six hits, a whole four more than they got in yesterday’s 2-1 loss.  On the plus side the Smokies pitching has been stellar, and they were again tonight.  Trey McNutt made his second start of the year, he went 4 innings giving up no runs on two hits, command was an issue again as he walked 3, but struck out 5.

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