Cubs Minor League Report: 4/28/16

Iowa powered past its opponent Thursday, but Tennessee couldn’t overcome a bad inning and South Bend dropped both games of the doubleheader. Myrtle Beach was rained out. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor league Cubs action:

Iowa Cubs (8-11)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
T-Third Place (-5.0)

Ryan Kalish finished a homer shy of the cycle as the I-Cubs topped Colorado Springs, 10-5.

  • RF Ryan Kalish (.413) went 3 for 4 with a double (4), a triple (2), an RBI (4), a walk and four runs scored. His four runs marked his best output since Aug. 9, 2009.
  • C Willson Contreras (.368) was 0 for 1 with four walks, an RBI (8) and two runs scored.
  • CF Albert Almora (.362) finished 3 for 5 with a three-run homer (3). He has had three-straight multi-hit games.
  • RHP Spencer Patton (IP, BB, 2 SO) has not allowed a run in his eight innings of work this season.

Tennessee Smokies (11-10)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-2.5)

Tennessee could not recover from Biloxi’s four-run fourth inning and fell 6-5.

  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.247) was 2 for 5 with a solo home run (4) and two runs scored.
  • RF Billy McKinney (.219) went 2 for 4 with a pair of RBI (5).
  • 1B Taylor Davis (.339) added a multi-hit game, going 2 for 4 with a double (3) and an RBI (10).
  • 2B Chesny Young (.384) finished 2 for 5 with an RBI (7) and a run scored.

South Bend Cubs (12-8)
Midwest League (Single-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

The SB-Cubs fell in a pair of seven-inning games to Quad Cities. The doubleheader was played to make up for Wednesday’s postponed game (rain). South Bend committed three errors en route to an 11-2 setback in Game One. The SB-Cubs outhit Quad Cities in Game Two, but lost 3-0.

  • DH P.J. Higgins (.310) was 2 for 3 in the first game and had three hits overall on the day.
  • SS Bryant Flete (.296) went 2 for 6 on the day with a double in Game One.
  • Three SB-Cubs hit doubles in Game Two.
  • DH Eloy Jimenez (.288) was 1 for 3 in the second game with his fifth double of the season.
  • 3B Jesse Hodges (.444) and 1B Matt Rose (.140) both went 1 for 3 with their first doubles of the season.
  • South Bend was 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in Game Two.

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