Cubs Minor League Report: 7/21/16
It was a tough day for Cubs affiliates, as only Eugene was able to secure a win Thursday. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s minor-league Cubs action.
Iowa Cubs (43-56)
Pacific Coast League (Triple-A)
Fourth Place (-13.0)
Iowa out-hit the Bees, 12-10, but fell short in the runs column, losing 5-4 vs. Salt Lake.
- LF Jorge Soler (.143) went 1 for 4 with a single in his second rehab game.
- SS Munenori Kawasaki (.279) was 3 for 3 with a walk, his third three-hit game of the season.
- 2B Logan Watkins (.290) finished 3 for 4 with an RBI (28).
- DH Tim Federowicz (.330) was 2 for 5 with a run scored.
- 1B Jeimer Candelario (.310) went 2 for 4 with a double (9) and two runs scored.
Tennessee Smokies (11-15)
Southern League (Double-A)
Fifth Place (-4.5)
The Smokies allowed four runs in the seventh inning and fell 5-3 at home to Mississippi.
- 3B Gioskar Amaya (.185) was 3 for 4, his first three-hit game with the Smokies.
- 1B David Freitas (.295) went 2 for 4 with a double (8), two runs scored and an RBI (19). He has four multi-hit games in his last six contests, including three straight two-hit games.
- RHP Jen-Ho Tseng (3.03 ERA) gave up one unearned run in six innings.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans (13-14)
Carolina League (High-A)
Second Place (-0.5)
The Pelicans fell behind 7-1 in the third inning and could not rally back, as they lost 9-4 vs. Wilmington.
- CF Rashad Crawford (.255) was 1 for 3 with a walk, two runs scored and a stolen base (20). He is batting .352 (25 for 71) with 25 runs scored in 17 July games.
- 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.236) went 1 for 4 with a two-run homer (13). He has eight RBI in his last three games.
- RHP Tommy Nance (2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO) tossed two scoreless innings in his first outing with Myrtle Beach.
South Bend Cubs (16-11)
Midwest League (Single-A)
T-Second Place (-1.5)
South Bend collected just five hits, all singles, in a 3-1 setback vs. Burlington.
- RHP Preston Morrison (2.24 ERA) fired six scoreless innings, striking out six versus just one walk. He has allowed just one earned run in his last six starts (39.2 IP).
- 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.317) went 1 for 4 with a run scored, his fourth straight game with a hit.
Eugene Emeralds (24-10)
Northwest League (Short-Season A)
First Place (+7.0)
Eugene scored four runs in the first inning and held on for an 8-7 win over Vancouver.
- 1B Jose Paniagua (.273) finished 3 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI (9).
- LF Kevonte Mitchell (.229) went 2 for 5 with a solo homer (2), two runs scored, two RBI (12) and a stolen base (10). He has six RBI in his last six games.
- CF Connor Myers (.296), 2B Vimael Machin (.400), SS Zack Short (.200) and C Sam Tidaback (.286) all recorded two-hit games.
Mesa Cubs (14-11)
Arizona Rookie League
First Place (+1.0)
Mesa lost in walk-off fashion for the second straight day, allowing two runs in the bottom of the ninth and falling 5-4 at the AZL Indians.
- RF Ruben Reyes (.254) went 2 for 4 with an RBI (8).
- RHP Dakota Mekkes (2 IP, 1 H, 4 SO) struck out four batters in two scoreless innings.
- CF Jose Gonzalez (.099) and C Jhonny Pereda (.264) each collected a hit and scored a run.