Tagged: Tennessee Smokies Recap

6/8: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Another successful day in the Cubs organization as every team won, the only lose came in game two of a doubleheader, where Iowa fell.  Included the link to all the box scores, sorry for no recap today.

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Thanks for reading,
– George

6/5: Around the Cubs Minor League System

A productive day for the most part, but a crushing loss for Iowa, here’s is your Minor League recap for June 5th, 2012.

Peoria was off

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In a game that looked like it was lost in the late innings the D-Cubs stormed back to take the lead and eventually beat Bradenton 6-5.  Austin Kirk was outstanding once again for the D-Cubs.  Kirk tossed six strong innings giving up one run on four hits, he walked three and struck out seven as he lowered his ERA to 2.72 in the no decision.  The middle of the Daytona order continues to mash the ball on a nightly basis.  Nelson Perez is usually leading that charge, on this night he was 2-for-3 with his 10th home run of the season, he also knocked in his 41st RBI, and had two runs scored, he is now hitting .307 on the season.  Greg Rohan and Rubi Silva also chipped in, Rohan with one hit, Silva with two as they both hover around the .300 mark. 

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The Smokies showed no mercy Tuesday night as they blitzed Montgomery 12-3.  Erik Jokisch was the beneficiary of the offense but he didn’t need it.  Jokisch was awesome once again as he went seven scoreless innings only giving up five hits while walking one and striking out one.  He improved to 2-0 on the season for the Smokies and his ERA now sits at 1.47.  There were a lot of big days at the plate for the Smokies, Justin Bour‘s day might have been the biggest.  Bour was 4-for-6 at the plate with a double, and two RBI’s.  Not to be outdone Jae-Hoon Ha was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI’s and two walks in the victory.  What’s impressive about the Smokies effort is they did all of this without hitting a home run, doubles and triples work just fine too.

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A loss can’t be harder than the one the I-Cubs suffered last night.  Leading 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning Brad Snyder, now on Oklahoma City, launched a 1-2 pitch over the wall for a walk-off three run homer.  Jay Jackson was outstanding in relief as he gave up one run over five innings of work on four hits, he didn’t walk anyone and struck out four.  Rafael Dolis continued to struggle as he gave up the three run homer in the ninth inning, Dolis’ ERA is now 9.00 since his demotion to Iowa.  The I-Cubs only managed three hits in the loss, and two of their runs scored were un-earned.  Brett Jackson, Diory Hernandez, and Luis Valbuena were the only I-Cubs with hits. 

Thanks for reading,
– George

6/4: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Yes there were actual games played yesterday, not just the draft.  Here is the Minor League recap from June 4th.

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The Chiefs got an outstanding performance by almost their entire pitching staff on Monday Night en route to a 2-0 win over Kane County in the rubber game of the series.  Five Peoria pitchers combined to throw the shutout with Ben Wells, Luis Lira, Larry Suarez, Sheldon McDonald all pitching two scoreless innings.  Yao-Lin Wang pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his 5th save of the season.  The Chiefs only managed to scratch out two runs on five hits but it was good enough for the win.  Javier Baez was 1-for-3 at the plate with a double, a walk, and a stolen base.  Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored out of the ninth spot in the order. 

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The D-Cubs had plenty of hits saved up a night after being one hits and they put them to good use.  Daytona pounded out 8 runs on 15 hits on their way to a 8-3 victory over Fort Myers.  Frank Del Valle was really good for Daytona as he tossed six strong innings only giving up one run on four hits to earn his fourth victory of the season.  The top of the D-Cubs order has hit all year and last night was no different.  The top 6 in the D-Cubs lineup went 13-for-28 with three doubles, a triple, and six RBI’s.  Arismendy Alcantara and Greg Rohan were each 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI’s in the win.

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The Smokies got back in the win column thanks to a huge 7th inning where they scored six runs en route to a 7-4 victory over Montgomery.  Dallas Beeler started and pitched well as gave up two runs on seven hits in five and one-third of an inning.  Justin Bour was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and three RBI’s in the win.  James Adduci also had a big night at the plate as he was 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI, and a run scored.  Marcus Hately pitched an inning and two-thirds of scoreless baseball out of the pen to get his second win of the season.  

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The I-Cubs just can’t snap out of it as they dropped yet another game to Oklahoma City Monday night.  Iowa was leading 5-3 in the 6th inning, but OKC rallied for two in the 6th and one in the 7th to take the lead and eventually win 6-5.  Chris Rusin didn’t have his best stuff but he battled through five innings allowing five runs on eight hits while walking two and striking out three.  The long ball did him in as two of the eight hits left the yard.  Anthony Rizzo continues to assault triple-A pitching going 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the loss, he is now hitting .363 on the season.  Ty Wright also had a big day at the plate going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, and RBI, and two runs scored.

Thanks for reading,
– George

6/3: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is Sunday’ Minor League recap, it’s not pretty as the whole organization took an o’fer.

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We were in Kane County for this game, you can check out our recap here.  Kyler Burke didn’t get any help from his defense on Sunday as he went five innings giving up five runs but only two of them were earned.  Javier Baez didn’t start the game, but stole the show over the final four innings.  In his first plate appearance he took the first pitch he saw and deposited it roughly 430 feet away over the center field wall to tie the game at five.  Baez was also tremendous with the glove making three or four great plays, including two web gem efforts, just awesome.  Taiwan Easterling was 2-for-5 at the plate with a double, and Oliver Zapata was 1-for-4 with a solo home run.

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PJ Francescon didn’t have his best stuff, but it really didn’t matter as Daytona only managed one hit on the afternoon.  Francescon went five innings allowing four runs on five hits, he suffered his second defeat of the season.  Congratulations to Greg Rohan for getting the only hit for the D-Cubs in the loss.  What hurts the most is coming into the game Boer had an ERA that was over 10, was expecting Daytona to tee off on him, but it wasn’t meant to be I guess.  Matt Szczur didn’t play again, trying to get some updated information on him, hopefully it’s nothing too serious.

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Nicholas Struck and company held Montgomery to two measly hits, but that was enough as they knocked off the Smokies 3-2.  Struck tossed five and two-thirds of pretty good baseball only allowing three runs on two hits while walking two and striking out seven.  The loss drops Struck to 5-6 on the season with a 4.41 ERA.  The Smokies offense wasn’t much better than their opponent on Sunday.  They only managed to plate two runs on five hits, with both runs coming in the 6th inning.  Rebel Ridling was 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Michael Burgess was 1-for-4 with a double and the other RBI for the Smokies.

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It was a weekend to forget for the I-Cubs as they dropped games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  It was an on and off day for Brooks Raley as he worked five innings and allowed five runs on nine hits, but he only walked one guy and struck out nine, he must have had too much of the zone too often.  The I-Cubs bats got Raley off the loss, but unfortunately they couldn’t completely rescue the team as the I-Cubs fell 6-5 to Oklahoma City.  Ty Wright was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and an RBI.  Anthony Rizzo, who has proven healthy that last couple days was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk. 

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/30: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/30/12, enjoy.

Iowa was rained out, and that’s stupid.

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Not much went right for Peoria on Wednesday Night as they fell to Burlington 10-1.  Peoria made three errors on the night, which led to six unearned runs.  Ben Wells started for Peoria and he wasn’t too bad in three and a-third innings, he gave up one run, unearned on four hits.  Wes Darvill, and Yaniel Cabezas each had two hits in the loss with Cabezas knocking in the only Chiefs run.

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 Trailing 5-3 heading into the ninth the Daytona Cubs rallied for three runs to knock off Brevard County 6-5 in a thriller.  Frank Del Valle had a rare off outing as he was only able to last four and a-third while giving up five runs, all earned on four hits.  The D-Cubs bullpen really did the job as they went the remaining four and two-thirds without giving up a run to keep the team in it.  John Andreoli was 2-for-3 in the lead-off spot with two walks and a run scored.  Arismendy Alcantara continued his stellar 2012 campaign as he went 2-for-5 at the plate, he is now hitting .304 on the season.  Greg Rohan continues to hit as he went 2-for-5 at the plate with his 10th home run of the season.

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The Smokies only managed four runs on five hits en route to a 6-4 loss to Huntsville on Wednesday night.  Dallas Beeler has a rough outing as he only made it through four and a-third while giving up five runs, four earned on nine hits, he falls to 1-5 on the season but has an ERA of 4.22 which isn’t terrible.  Junior Lake was the one of the few Smokies going at the plate last night as he was 2-for-5 with his 3rd home run of the season.  Michael Brenly was 1-for-3 at the plate with his first home run of the season, he drove in two runs and scored two.

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/29: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/29/12, enjoy.

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It almost took all night, well it actually did, but the Chiefs walked off in the 14th inning to beat Wisconsin 4-3.  Kyler Burke started for the Chiefs and was good, but struggled with his command.  He went five innings and only allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit.  Burke walked five guys which is why he did not go deeper into the game.  Ryan Cuneo was 2-for-5 with his fourth home run of the season.  Javy Baez was 0-for-5 on the night but did have a walk, a stolen base and a run scored.

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Game 1:  Robert Whitenack made his 2012 debut with the D-Cubs after coming back from Tommy John Surgery, and it didn’t go so well.  Whitenack gave up ten hits over four and a-third while giving up three runs to take the loss.  The D-Cubs couldn’t get anything going offensively as they only scored one run on six hits.  Richard Jones was 2-for-3 with a double at the plate in a losing effort.

Game 2:  PJ Francescon went the distance (only 7 innings in double-headers) but ended up on the wrong end of the decision as Brevard County completed the double-header sweep with a 5-2 win over Daytona.  Francescon went six innings and gave up five runs all earned, on eight hits, he walked three and struck out five.  Arismendy Alcantara was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run.  Greg Rohan was 1-for-3 at the plate with his 9th home run on the season and two RBI’s.

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Nicholas Struck was outstanding as he shut down the Huntsville Stars over six innings to lead the Smokies to a 3-2 victory.  Struck didn’t give up any runs over six innings, he allowed only three hits, walked one, and struck out nine.  Junior Lake was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in the lead-off spot.  Jae-Hoon Ha also had two hits in the victory, a victory that was closed out by Kevin Rhoderick.  Rhoderick has been lights out, he earned his 6th save of the season and lowered his ERA to 0.83.

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The I-Cubs have something going right now, they staged a furious rally to beat Omaha 5-4 for their 5th straight victory.  Trailing 4-1 in the 8th inning against the first place team was nothing for this group.  The I-Cubs scored two runs in the 7th and added two more in the 8th to cap the thrilling victory.  Josh Vitters is on a roll once again as he was 2-for-4 at the plate with his 7th home run of the season, he also had a walk and two runs scored.  Dave Sappelt continues to be a two-hit machine as he was 2-for-4 in the victory.  Chris Rusin started for the Cubs, and ended with a no decision as he gave up four runs in six innings of work.

Thanks for reading,
– George

5/28: Around the Cubs Minor League System

Here is a recap of the Cubs minor league system from 5/28/12, enjoy.

Daytona was off

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Jose Rosario was outstanding Monday, unfortunately the Chiefs offense couldn’t provide any offense for him as the Chiefs fell 3-1 to Wisconsin.  Rosario was lights out going seven strong innings allowing one run on three hits, while walking no one and striking out seven.  2011 first round pick Javy Baez made his Peoria debut and he didn’t disappoint.  Baez was 2-for-4 in his first Peoria game, both hits were singles.  Zeke DeVoss was 1-for-4 on the day with a double, and he stole his 12th bag of the season.

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The Smokies fell behind early, and by a lot as Huntsville built up a 7-1 lead by the third inning which was too much for Tennessee as they fell 8-4.  Dae-Eun Rhee was knocked around quite a bit, he only lasted two and one-third giving up seven runs, all earned, on nine hits, while walking two.  Rhee’s record falls to 3-2 on the season while his ERA sky-rockets to 5.50.  Rebel Ridling continued his power surge as he went 1-for-4 with his 6th home run of the season.  Luis Flores was 1-for-2 at the plate with two walks and two RBI’s.

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 Brooks Raley rebounded from his last outing to pitch very well to earn his first AAA win and extend the I-Cubs winning streak to four.  Raley went five innings only giving up two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out two.  The I-Cubs offense didn’t miss a beat with Rizzo sidelined.  They pounded out 15 hits and 8 runs en route to the 8-2 victory.  Five different Cubs had multi-hit games.  Josh Vitters was 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI’s.  Brett Jackson was also 2-for-5 at the plate with his 7th triple of the season.  Dave Sappelt continues his resurgence at the plate going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Thanks for reading,
– George