Cubs June 3 Minor League Recap

Tennessee swept a doubleheader from Jackson behind a shutout from Kyle Hendricks in the opener and Christian Villanueva blasted a two-run shot to pace the offense in the second game. Iowa, Daytona and Kane County all lost.

New Orleans 10, Iowa 5

New Orleans (28-29) scored five times in the top of the 13th and beat Iowa (24-32)

At the Plate: Brett Jackson got Iowa on the board in the third with his fourth homer of the season. Jackson added a RBI single in the fifth and with the bases full, Steve Clevenger, on a rehab assignment from Chicago, cleared the sacks with a double to tie the game at 5-5. Jackson had four hits on the night.

Cubs Lineup: Watkins 2B (1-6 R), Sappelt LF (1-6), Jackson (4-6 2R, HR 2RBI), Lillibridge 3B (0-5 R), Clevenger C (1-3 2B 3RBI), Flores C (0-3 BB), Murphy SS (1-5 BB), Nelson (2-5 2B), McDonald (0-4 R BB), Struck P (0-1), Stewart PH (0-1), Bogusevic PH (0-1), Maysonet PH (0-1).

On the Mound: Nick Struck (3-4 6.35) struggled again allowing ten hits and three walks in five innings. He was charged with five earned runs and threw 95 pitches. Jeffry Antigua, (0-1 2.08) recently assigned from Kane County, held the Zephyrs scoreless for over two innings yielding two hits and two walks with a strikeout. Brian Schlitter (0-2 0.00) came in relief and got the Cubs out of trouble in the eighth and pitched a perfect ninth retiring all five hitters he faced. LHP Hisanori Takahashi (0-0 2.84) tossed three scoreless innings with five punchouts. Eduardo Sanchez (0-0 7.90) gave up a leadoff triple in the 13th and before he could retire a batter, the Zephyrs had scored four times and added one more run as Sanchez surrendered four hits and three walks

Game 1—Tennessee 2, Jackson 0; Game 2—Tennessee 7, Jackson 1

Kyle Hendricks tossed a shutout in the opener and three Smokies relievers combined to shut down the Generals in the night-cap as Tennessee (30-26) swept Jackson (23-30) on Monday.

Game 1

At the Plate: The Smokies faced one of the top prospects in baseball Monday night as the Generals Taijuan Walker took the mound at Smokies Park. Matt Szczur greeted the right-hander with a leadoff double and after a sacrifice bunt from Ronald Torreyes, Szczur scored on Arismendy Alcantara's RBI single. Tennessee went up 2-0 in the fifth as Elliot Soto led off with a double and scored on Torreyes' double.

Smokies Lineup: Szczur CF (1-2 R 2B), Torreyes 2B (1-2 2B RBI), Alcantara SS (1-3 RBI), Villanueva 3B (1-3 3B), Silva RF (1-3 2B), Giansanti LF (1-3), Lopez C (0-1 BB), Mota 1B (0-1 BB), Soto SS (1-2 R 2B)

On the Mound: Kyle Hendricks took the mound the day he was named the Cubs organizational Pitcher of the Month for May and took the lead for June honors with a seven-inning shutout. Hendricks (6-2 2.20 ERA) fanned seven and allowed seven hits and a walk. It was his fifth straight win and the third time he hasn't allowed a run while pitching into the seventh. The first game took 1:39.

Game 2

At the Plate: The Smokies scored all the runs they would need in a four-run fourth taking a 2-0 lead on Christian Villanueva's fifth homer of the season. Ty Wright singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch and Chad Noble knocked in Anthony Giansanti with a RBI single. Rafael Lopez added a RBI double in the fifth and Torreyes knocked in a pair with a double in the sixth.

Smokies Lineup: Szczur 1-3 R BB), Torreyes 2B (3-3 2R 2B 2RBI, Villanueva 3B (2-4 R HR 2RBI), Giansanti DH (0-1 R), Lopez DH (1-1 2B RBI), Silva RF (1-2 BB), Mota 1B (0-3), Noble C (1-3) RBI), Soto (0-2 R BB).

On the Mound: A.J. Morris (2-0 5.19 ERA) made his first start ever in a Cubs uniform after starting 26 games in the Nationals minors in 2009-10. Morris pitched into the fifth, his longest outing of the season, allowing two hits and two walks in 4.1 innings. He was charged with one earned run and fanned two, throwing 59 pitches, 42 for strikes. Tony Zych (2-2 3.80) earned his second win of the season holding the General scoreless for 1.2 innings. The righty walked one and had a strikeout. Kevin Rhoderick (0-0 5.49) earned his second save of the year getting the final four outs of the game. He allowed a hit and walked two, getting a double play grounder to end the game.

Bradenton 5, Daytona 3

Bradenton (22-34) hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth and beat Daytona (28-26) in the opening game of the series.

At the Plate: The Cubs tied the game in the second when Tim Saunders singled with two outs and scored on Yaniel Cabezas' RBI double. They took a 2-1 lead in the third when Javier Baez double, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Jorge Soler's sacrifice fly. Daytona grabbed a 3-2 lead in the eighth when Cabezas doubled, took third on John Andreoli's single, and scored on Ben Carhart's field's choice groundout.

Cubs Lineup: Andreoli LF (1-4), Carhart 3B (1-4 RBI), Baez SS (1-4 R 2B), Soler RF (1-3 RBI), Geiger 1B (0-4), Krist DH (0-4), DeVoss CF (0-4),Saunders 2B (1-3 R), Cabezas C (2-3 R 2 2B)

On the Mound: Zach Cates (5-5 4.14 ERA) allowed a leadoff homer but settled down and tossed five good innings in his 11th start of the season. The right-hander allowed five hits, two runs, one earned, and three walks with two strikeouts. He threw 88 pitches, 55 for strikes, and got nine ground ball outs. Yao-Lin Wang (1-1 3.15) retired the first eight hitters he faced but allowed two singles and then a three-run homer before striking out the final batter.

Cubs Notes: LHP Austin Kirk was promoted to AA Tennessee and RHP Matthew Loosen was sent from the Smokies to Daytona. Loosen made 23 starts last year in the FSL and tied for the league in wins with 11.

Cedar Rapids 10, Kane County 4

Dillon Maples shut down Cedar Rapids for five innings but after he left the Kernals scored 10 runs in two innings and beat Kane County (25-30)

At the Plate: Kane County took a 1-0 lead in the first on singles by Gioskar Amaya, Albert Almora and Jeimer Candelario. Reggie Golden hit a long homer, his first, to lead off the second and a throwing error and a RBI single by Rock Shoulder put the Cougars up 4-0.

Cougars Lineup: Amaya 2B (2-5 R), Almora CF (1-4 R BB), Vogelbach 1B (0-5), Candelario 3B (1-4 RBI BB), Shoulders DH (2-4 RBI BB), Contreras C (1-5), Zapata LF (0-4 BB), Golden RF (2-4 R HR RBI BB), Bote SS (0-3 BB)

On the Mound: Dillon Maples (0-1 7.06 ERA) has his best outing as a professional tossing five shutout innings with seven strikeouts. The right-hander allowed two hits, walked three and hit a batter. Lendy Castillo (0-4 7.59) surrendered five runs on two hits and four walks as the right-hander didn't make it out of the sixth inning, giving up a 4-0 lead. Justin Amlung (3-2 5.12) stopped the bleeding in the sixth but then surrendered five runs in the seventh on three hits and three walks. Nathan Dorris (2-2 2.74) worked 2.1 scoreless frames allowing a hit while fanning three.

Cougars Notes: OF Pin-Chieh Chen was sent to the AA Tennessee. His roster spot remains open as Bijan Rademacher is expected to come off the DL for the Courgars game on Wednesday.


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