Cubs Minor League Recap: 8/12/14

Kane County roared back, Boise recorded a walk-off win, and Daytona salvaged a split Tuesday. On the other side of the ledger, Iowa couldn’t hold on, while Tennessee dropped an early lead. Mesa had the afternoon off due to rain. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (66-59)
1st Place (+1.0)

After Iowa scored two in the eighth to tie the contest at 5-5, Las Vegas took the lead in the top of the ninth, beating the I-Cubs, 6-5.

  • 3B Kris Bryant (.322) took over the minor-league lead with his 39th homer of the season, and 17th with Iowa, finishing 3-for-5 with two RBI (42). Over the course of the season, Bryant has homered once every 11.05 at-bats.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.263) went 2-for-3 with a double (3). He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, posting a .314 (11-for-35) batting average over the span.
  • LHP Felix Doubront was dealt a no-decision in his first start since joining the Cubs, striking out seven in four innings.
  • RHP Marcus Hatley (2-6, 4.43) suffered his second loss in as many outings, allowing one run in the ninth.

Tennessee Smokies (25-26)
T-1st Place (–)

Tennessee surrendered a two-run lead to drop the home series opener against Huntsville, 5-2.

  • 3B Christian Villanueva (.245) doubled (12) for his first extra-base hit since August 2 vs. Pensacola. He knocked in both of Tennessee’s runs (25).
  • CF Jae-Hoon Ha (.223) was the only Smokies player to record multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with his 15th double. In his last two games, Ha is 4-for-9 with a double, a homer and two RBI (42).

Daytona Cubs (29-20)
1st Place (+3.5)

GAME 1: Daytona managed just one run on six hits in the opening game of a home doubleheader vs. Brevard County. The Cubs fell to the Manatees, 5-1.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.290) went 2-for-4 with a double (3) and the only Cubs RBI (6). His two hits gave him eight in his last five games.
  • 2B Gioskar Amaya (.279) snapped a four-game, 0-for-12 hitless skid with a multihit effort, his 20th of the season.

GAME 2: Daytona scored one run in each of the final three innings to beat Brevard County, 3-2, on a walk-off throwing error from Manatees pitcher Taylor Williams.

  • RF Bijan Rademacher (.265) went 2-for-3 with his 18th double. He is hitting .302 (52-for-172) at home, compared to .221 (33-for-149) on the road.
  • DH Billy McKinney (.321) doubled (7) in the fifth and scored a run. He has reached safely in 30 of his 33 games with Daytona.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.268) singled twice in his 27th multihit game of the year.
  • RHP Yao-Lin Wang (3-5, 5.43) earned his third win in relief, striking out one in a perfect seventh.

Kane County Cougars (30-20)
1st Place (+1.0)

Kane County entered the ninth down 3-0, and emerged victorious on a walk-off single from SS Danny Lockhart. The Cougars defeated visiting Quad Cities, 4-3.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers’ (.266) 14th homer, a two-run shot in the ninth, brought the Cougars within one run. He’s plated seven runs in his last four games, and his 56 on the season lead the team.
  • LF Shawon Dunston (.285) tallied two singles and stole two bases (21).
  • RF Jeffrey Baez (.281) finished 2-for-3 with a walk and his seventh double of the year.
  • 3B Jeimer Candelario (.240) recorded his second triple and scored a run.
  • RHP David Garner (1-0, 4.05) tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his first win in his fifth game with Kane County.

Boise Hawks (9-10)
T-3rd Place (-4.0)

Boise beat Eugene 9-8 at home on a walk-off, 10th-inning single from RF Charcer Burks to complete the sweep. The Hawks scored 37 runs in the three-game set.

  • Five Hawks—CF Rashad Crawford (.279), RF Charcer Burks (.310), 1B Danny Canela (.311), 3B Jesse Hodges (.259) and SS Bryant Flete (.344)—recorded two-hit games. Crawford (10 2B), Canela (13) and Hodges (8) each tallied a double.
  • Crawford’s two hits extended his hitting streak to seven games (.333/10-for-30). Hodges had seven hits and 10 RBI (35) over the three-game set. Canela had seven hits and eight RBI (40) during the same stretch.
  • LHP Alberto Diaz (9.00) allowed one run in two frames to earn his first hold.
  • LHP Sam Wilson (5-0, 3.24) surrendered one earned run in two innings, blowing his third save but improving to 5-0 with the win.

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