Cubs Minor League Recap: 4/26/15

Tennessee and South Bend captured wins, while Myrtle Beach took a loss in a rain-shortened affair on Sunday. Meanwhile, Iowa was postponed due to inclement weather. The I-Cubs have a doubleheader scheduled for tonight. Here are some notes from yesterday’s Cubs minor league action:

Tennessee Smokies (10-5)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+2.0)

Tennessee won its fourth straight game, defeating Chattanooga 5-2. Five different Smokies drove in runs.

  • RF Albert Almora (.306) went 2-for-4, plated one, swiped a base and scored once.
  • 2B Stephen Bruno (.340) went 2-for-4 with a double and scored once.
  • LF Bijan Rademacher (.275) had a multi-hit game, drove in a run and scored once.
  • RHP Frank Batista (1.02) tossed his second quality start in 7.0 innings of work. He gave up only one earned run on three hits, walking two and fanning a season-high eight batters.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (9-7)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+1.0)

Myrtle Beach fell to Winston-Salem in the series finale by a score of 6-1. The game was called with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning due to rain.

  • 1B Jacob Rogers (.240) went 2-for-3, hit his third double and earned his eighth RBI.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.328) went 2-for-3 and scored once. It marked his third multi-hit game in his last four appearances.
  • RHP Josh Conway (3.52) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, giving up only one hit, walking two and striking out one batter.

South Bend Cubs (9-9)
Midwest League (Low-A)
T-Fourth Place (-3.0)

South Bend defeated Fort Wayne, 7-1, in the rubber game of the three-game series.

  • CF Trey Martin (.250) went 2-for-4, plated two, swiped two bases, walked once and scored once.
  • SS Gleyber Torres (.305) went 3-for-4 with a walk, two stolen bases and a run.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.228) hit his third double of the season and drove in a run.
  • RHP Ryan Williams (0.46) picked up his second straight win and second quality start of the season. He tossed 6.0 scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and fanning three batters.

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