Cubs June 30 Minor League Recap

Jordan Hankins ripped a two-run single in the bottom of the 8th to give Boise the win over Eugene. Kane County got back on track with a win and Mesa rallied for a victory.

AAA—Omaha, 3, Iowa 0

Iowa (42-41) was held to five hits as the I-Cubs were blanked by Omaha (35-47)

At the Plate: The I-Cubs got only one runner to second base and that was in the first. Junior Lake, Brad Nelson, Dave Sappelt, Ty Wright and Luis Flores all had singles.

On the Mound: Brooks Raley (6-6 4.91) pitched well enough to win surrendering three runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. He fanned two and threw 93 pitches, 61 for strikes. Marcus Hatley and Michael Bowen both threw a scoreless inning.

AA—Montgomery 4, Tennessee 3

A wild pitch in the ninth tied the game and the Biscuits delivered a walk-off single in the 10th as Montgomery (6-6) defeated Tennessee (6-4)

At the Plate: Tennessee got eight hits and went 0-4 with RISP. The Smokies got on the board in the first when Alcantara reached on an error, took third on Rubi Silva's single and scored on Justin Bour's sacrifice fly. In the third, Matt Szczur tripled and scored on a wild pitch. Arismendy Alcantara hit his 11th homer in the sixth to give the Smokies a 3-2 lead.

On the Mound: Alberto Cabrera (7-3 3.49) ERA continues to add up the quality starts as the right-hander allowed a pair of runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He threw 94 pitches, recording three strikeouts. Zach Rosscup (.2IP) and Frank Batista (1 IP) held the Biscuits scoreless until the ninth. Kevin Rhoderick (0-3 6.04) was one out away from a save but uncorked a wild pitch and gave up the winning run in the 10. He finished the game (1IP, 4H 2ER 1BB)

High A—Daytona

Game was rained out and will be made up as a DH with Clearwater on Monday beginning at 5:05 p.m.

Low A—Kane County 4, Wisconsin 3

Reggie Golden's third homer of the season in the top of the eighth gave Kane County (2-8) the win over Wisconsin (2-8).

At the Plate: Typical game for Kane County: 12 hits, three walks, 3-16 with RISP, 11 left on base. Kevin Encarnacion is enjoying the midwest as the outfielder went 3-5, scored twice, and swiped a base in his second MWL game. Wilson Contreras, Marco Hernandez and Brad Zapenas all had two hits. The Cougars tied the game in the seventh on Contreras' RBI single, the third hit of the inning.

On the Mound: Brian Smith (2-3 5.73 ERA) gave up three run on five hits and a walk in 4.1 innings, throwing 74 pitches. The lefty ended the game with three strikeouts. Armando Rivero fanned three in 1.2 innings and allowed a single that hit second base, allowing two runs to score that were both charged to Smith in the fifth. Rivero looked good in his outing touching 96 mph on the radar gun with a sharp break ball. He got better as the outing progressed, his third since joining the Cougars. Rivero, 25, signed a $3 million bonus in March after defecting from Cuba and spent the spring developing arm strength and conditioning in Mesa. Lendy Castillo got the win (1-5 6.67 ERA) allowing three walks and a hit in 1.2 scoreless innings. Michael Hamann made his MWL debut a memorable one getting the final four outs for his first save. Hamann, a 16th round pick in 2012, had three saves at Boise before being promoted.

Short-Season—Boise 6, Eugene 5

Jordan Hankins' two-run single in the bottom of the eighth gave Boise (9-8) the win over Eugene (5-12)

At the Plate: The Hawks took a 3-2 lead in the third on Yasiel Balaguert's fourth homer of the season, a three-run shot. He now leads the NWL with 4 HR and 22 RBI. In the 8th, the first four batter reached scoring three runs. Balaguert singled and then Jacob Rogers walked. Rony Rodriguez followed with a run-scoring double and Hankins plated two more runs with a single to right field. Jose Dore had a pair of hit.

On the Mound: Carlos Martinez got his first start as the right-hander was hitting 93 MPH on the radar gun. He only went three innings getting charged with two unearned runs on three hits and two walks. He fanned two and lowered his ERA to 0.84 in 10.2 innings. Jasvir Rakkar (3.75) allowed a homer, one of four hits he gave up in three innings. The right-hander yielded three runs, two earned, with two walks and a strikeout . Andrew McKirahan (1-0 0.00) earned his first professional with two shutout innings. Scott Frazier, the Cubs' sixth-round pick this year, made his pro debut allowing a hit and a walk in the ninth. LHP Matt Iannazzo came in and got the final out of the game after Frazier allowed a hit and a walk. It was Iannazzo's first save. /P>

Hawks Notes: It was a hot one in Boise Sunday night with the game start temperature of 102 degrees.

Arizona Rookie League—Cubs, Indians

A wild pitch and a RBI triple from Garrett Schlecht in the 8th gave the Cubs (4-5) the win over the Indians (3-6)

At the Plate: The Cubs had 10 hits off Indians pitching including a 3-4 performance from DH Kevin Brown. 2B Zak Blair had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run. SS Francisco Sanchez doubled and scored in the 8th and added a RBI in the fourth.

On the Mound: After missing all of 2012 after hurting his forearm in a spring training game, former Cubs reliever Marcos Mateo made his 2013 debut. The 29-year-old right-hander worked a 1-2-3 inning with a punchout. Carlos Rodriguez, an 18-year-old lefty in his first season in the states, allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in 4.1 innings. Jorge Diaz got the win despite allowing two runs in 1.2 innings. David Villegas tossed two scoreless innings for his first save.

Dominican Summer League—Cubs

Had the day off.

Venezuelan Summer League—Tigers 4, Cubs 2

The Tigers (18-22) scored four runs in their final three innings to down the Cubs (19-20).

At the Plate: Both of the Cubs runs came on Roney Alcala's sixth homer of the season, also extending his hitting streak to nine games.

On the Mound: Greyfer Eregua dominated the Tigers in the first five innings putting half the 16 batters he faced down on strikes. He only allowed two hits and has a WHIP of 0.87 and is 1-1 with a 1.66 ERA with 36 K in 38 IP. The Cubs bullpen didn't get the job done as Moises Ramirez (1IP 2ER), Francisco Carrillo 2IP 1ER) and Chris Pieters (1IP 1R) surrendered the lead.

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