Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/15/15

Iowa and Tennessee each secured wins while Myrtle Beach couldn’t get out of an early deficit Monday. South Bend’s game was cancelled in the third inning due to weather. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league action:

Iowa Cubs (34-29)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Second Place (-8.0)

Iowa claimed its fourth win in its last five contests, defeating host Omaha, 6-3.

  • LHP Drake Britton (3.42) picked up the win with five strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched, giving up two earned runs.
  • 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.277) went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs (10), his first multi-homer game of the season. He is batting .316 (18-for-57) with five doubles and three homers in June.
  • 1B Chris Valaika (.260) went 3-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI (16).
  • LF John Andreoli (.298) went 2-for-4 with a run scored, his second straight multi-hit game.
  • C Rafael Lopez (.274) went 2-for-4 with a double (8), a run scored and an RBI (17).

Tennessee Smokies (35-29)
Southern League (Double-A)
Second Place (-4.5)

The Smokies won their third straight game versus Jacksonville, 5-1, and outscored the Suns 21-5 during that span.

  • RHP Ryan Williams (2.93) fanned seven batters in 6.0 innings, giving up one earned run to pick up the win.
  • LF Jacob Hannemann (.207) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. He has five runs in his last five games.
  • CF Albert Almora (.254) went 2-for-4 with a triple (2), run scored and RBI (17).
  • C Kyle Schwarber (.320) went 2-for-5 with double (10) and a run scored.
  • 1B Dan Vogelbach (.294) reached twice, going 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBI (27).

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (36-27)
Carolina League (High-A)
First Place (+3.0)

The Pelicans fell behind 6-1 in the third inning and could not recover, falling 7-4 at Winston-Salem.

  • 2B Chesny Young (.368) had the team’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI (12). He has hit safely in eight straight games (.387/12-for-31).
  • LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.275) went 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. He has scored six runs in his last six games.
  • RHP Jasvir Rakkar (2.70) fanned two batters in a scoreless inning of relief.


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