Cubs Minor League Report: 5/9/16

Iowa got off to a fast start and claimed a victory Monday, but Tennessee suffered a walk-off loss. Myrtle Beach had the day off, and South Bend was postponed due to rain. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.

Iowa Cubs (15-14)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Third Place (-1.5)

Iowa scored five runs in the first inning and cruised to a 10-3 victory at Omaha.

  • DH Dan Vogelbach (.337) went 2 for 4 with two homers (5) and four RBI. He has nine RBI in his last five games.
  • CF John Andreoli (.216) went 3 for 5 with two runs scored.
  • C Willson Contreras (.348) reached base three times, going 1 for 3 with two walks, two runs and a stolen base (2).
  • RF Shane Victorino (.231) and 1B Taylor Davis (.296) each went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI.
  • RHP Jake Buchanan (4.24 ERA) gave up three earned runs in seven innings, striking out four in the win. He has gone 2-0 with a 1.89 ERA (4 ER/19.0 IP) in his last three starts.

Tennessee Smokies (15-16)
Southern League (Double-A)
Third Place (-4.0)

The Smokies suffered a walk-off defeat to Montgomery, 2-1.

  • 1B Victor Caratini (.289) went 2 for 3 with a double (5), stolen base (1), walk and run scored. It was his seventh multi-hit game of the season.
  • CF Jacob Hannemann (.263) added a triple (2), going 1 for 3 on the day.
  • LF Mark Zagunis (.269) was 1 for 4 with his fifth double of the year.
  • DH Kelly Dugan (.238) went 1 for 3 with an RBI (12).
  • LHP Rob Zastryzny surrendered just one earned run in seven innings in the no-decision.

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