Cubs Minor League Recap: 5/21/15
It was a rough day in the standings for the Cubs minor league affiliates Thursday, as all four clubs lost. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league action:
Iowa Cubs (19-20)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)
Iowa dropped the series opener against Tacoma, 5-3. The I-Cubs went 2-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
- LF Arismendy Alcantara (.238) went 2-for-4, blasted a homer and a triple, plated one and walked once.
- C Taylor Davis (.358) went 2-for-4 with two doubles and one run scored. It marked his third consecutive multi-hit game (8-for-11/.727).
- CF Matt Szczur (.327) recorded a double, walked once and scored once to extend his hitting streak to five games (8-for-16/.500).
Tennessee Smokies (22-19)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-3.5)
Tennessee’s ninth-inning rally fell short as the Smokies dropped the series opener at Montgomery, 4-3.
- RF Billy McKinney (.320) had his third multi-hit game with the Smokies, going 2-for-3.
- C Willson Contreras (.305) went 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI.
- 1B Dan Vogelbach (.328) went 0-for-2, but walked once, earned an RBI and scored once. He has drawn 31 walks over 39 games this season.
- LHP Jeffry Antigua (3.21) took the loss, snapping his two-game winning streak.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (24-12)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+4.5)
The Pelicans allowed two runs in the eighth inning as they fell to Frederick in the series finale, 4-3.
- RF Mark Zagunis (.328) went 4-for-4 with an RBI, a double and one run scored. He tied his career high with four hits and extended his hitting streak to 11 games (20-for-45/.444).
- DH Chesny Young (.480) went 3-for-4, hit a double, plated one and walked once. Young has recorded a hit in every game with the Pelicans, including five consecutive multi-hit games (12-for-25/.480).
- 2B Daniel Lockhart (.212) went 2-for-4 with one run scored.
- RHP Daury Torrez (3.86) tossed his third quality start but drew a no-decision after surrendering two earned runs in 6.0 innings.
South Bend Cubs (18-23)
Midwest League (Low-A)
Seventh Place (-6.0)
South Bend allowed a season high 17 runs in the series finale at Lansing. The SB-Cubs’ 17-2 setback marked their fifth consecutive loss.
- 1B Cael Brockmeyer (.305) went 1-for-4 with a two-run blast in the fourth inning.
- 2B Andrew Ely (.250) went 2-for-4 and with a run scored.