Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/2/15
Iowa and Tennessee each won 9-3 Tuesday, while Myrtle Beach lost both sides of its doubleheader 4-3. South Bend had the day off and will resume play Wednesday. Here are some notes from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:
Iowa Cubs (27-24)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-7.0)
Iowa blasted four homers to defeat Albuquerque by a score of 9-3 on Tuesday.
- SS Javier Baez (.325) went 4-for-5, crushed two home runs and picked up a season high four RBI.
- LF Adron Chambers (.280) recorded a season high four hits, including a double, drove in one and scored twice. It extended his hitting streak to six games (11-for-24/.458).
- CF Arismendy Alcantara (.279) went 3-for-4 with a home run, one walk and a season high four runs scored. He has recorded multi-hit games in four of his last five.
- 3B Christian Villanueva (.290) went 2-for-5 and hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning, marking his third consecutive multi-hit game.
- RHP Donn Roach (2.12) gave up one earned run in 6.0 innings pitched and improved to a perfect 6-0 record, tossing his ninth quality start.
Tennessee Smokies (29-23)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-1.0)
Tennessee picked up its second straight win at Chattanooga, topping the Lookouts 9-3.
- 1B Wes Darvill (.152) went 3-for-3, knocked his first home run and double, scored once and earned a career high four RBI.
- CF Albert Almora (.258) went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored.
- DH Willson Contreras (.329) went 3-for-5 and plated one, marking his second consecutive three-hit game.
- RHP Frank Batista (1.67) earned the win, giving up just two runs off six hits in 5.2 innings of work.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (31-18)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+6.0)
G1: Myrtle Beach fell to Potomac in 11 innings, dropping the third game of the series 4-3.
- RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (4.14) gave up two earned runs in 5.1 innings in the no-decision.
- DH Chesny Young (.371) went 2-for-4, swiped a base, walked once and scored twice.
- CF Pin-Chieh Chen (.271) went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base.
- RF Mark Zagunis (.306) went 2-for-5 and added a walk and a run scored.
- C Victor Caratini (.233) went 1-for-4 with a two-run double and a walk.
G2: Myrtle Beach got out to an early lead, but dropped the second game of the day to Potomac 4-3.
- 3B Jeimer Candelario (.273) went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and one run scored.
- 1B Jacob Rogers (.247) went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
- C Victor Caratini (.241) went 2-for-4 and scored once.
- SS Carlos Penalver (.254) recorded a double and scored once, finishing 2-for-3.
- RHP Jonathan Martinez (2.86) delivered a season high six strikeouts and walked none in 5.0 innings to get the no-decision.