Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/6/15
Tennessee secured both games of a doubleheader, and Myrtle Beach was able to salvage a split with a victory in its second game of the day. Iowa and South Bend both dropped games on Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:
Iowa Cubs (12-14)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-7.0)
Iowa’s bats were silenced in a 6-0 loss to the Nashville Sounds.
- 3B Chris Valaika (.238) tallied two of Iowa’s five hits, going 2-for-4.
- LHP Joe Ortiz (3.09) tossed a scoreless frame. He hasn’t allowed a run in his last three games (4.0 IP).
Tennessee Smokies (15-11)
Southern League (Double-A)
First Place (+1.5)
GM 1: Tennessee ended a two-game skid with a 2-1 victory at Pensacola.
- CF Albert Almora (.313) went 2-for-3.
- RHP Frank Batista tossed his third straight quality start, giving up no earned runs in 6.0 innings of work. He’s holding opponents to a .176 average (19-for-108) this season.
- RHP P.J. Francescon (0.90) earned his third save of the year with a scoreless seventh inning.
GM 2: Tennessee scored four runs in the top of the seventh to sweep the doubleheader with a 4-1 win.
- 1B Dan Vogelbach (.358) went 3-for-4 and had a three-run double in the seventh to lift the Smokies.
- RF Bijan Rademacher (.231) went 1-for-2 with two walks, a run scored and an RBI.
- RHP C.J. Edwards (1-2, 3.55) tossed a scoreless inning to earn his first victory of the year.
- RHP Michael Jensen (0.71) worked a scoreless seventh inning to record his first save of the season.
Myrtle Beach (16-10)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+0.5)
GM 1: Myrtle Beach had its five-game winning streak snapped in a 5-4 loss to visiting Salem.
- 3B Jeimer Candelario (.271) went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a double.
- C Victor Caratini (.231) went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
- LF Mark Zagunis (.260) and 2B Wes Darvill (.190) each walked twice.
GM 2: Myrtle Beach avoided a doubleheader sweep with a 4-2 win over visiting Salem.
- 2B Wes Darvill (.217) went 2-for-4 with a first-inning solo home run.
- DH Mark Zagunis (.272) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.
- RHP Zach Cates (1-0, 0.00) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to earn the win.
- RHP Jasvir Rakkar (0.90) tossed 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his fourth save of the year.
South Bend (14-13)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Fourth Place (-3.0)
Visiting Great Lakes scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to beat South Bend 4-3.
- LF Charcer Burks (.341) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases (8).
- 3B Jesse Hodges (.228) went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double (4).
- 2B David Bote (.282) and 1B Gioskar Amaya (.177) each had one RBI.