AAA—Albuquerque 9, Iowa 7
Iowa (48-49) came out on the short-end of a slugfest with Albuquerque (55-42) as the two teams combined for 28 hits.
At the Plate: Junior Lake snapped a 1-19 streak with four hits, scoring twice, and stealing three bases. Newcomer Edgar Gonzalez was 3-5 and hit a homer, scoring twice. Darnell McDonald scored twice, had two hits, drove in a run, walked and swiped a base. Jae-Hoon Ha smacked a two-run homer, his 2nd.
On the Mound: Chris Rusin (8-7 3.35 ERA) allowed 10 hits in five innings and the Isotopes scored five runs, three earned. Yoanner Negrin (2-3 4.63) gave up two runs in three innings and Casey Coleman (2-1 3.47) took the loss surrendering two runs in the ninth.
AA—Tennessee 5, Jackson 0
Kyle Hendricks tossed five shutout innings and Tennessee beat Jackson for the sixth straight time in the seven-game series.
At the Plate: The Smokies did their damage with the long ball as Javier Baez (.206/250/.471) launched a two-run shot to centerfield in the first and Christina Villanueva (257/.312/.450) added a solo bomb. It was Baez's 20th homer of the season. John Andreoli (.278/.355/.426) hit his first AA homer and only the second on his pro career with a solo shot in the third. Andreoli added a RBI groundout in the 7th. Matt Szczur (.292/.360/.387) had three singles and scored a run while 2B Nate Samson had three hits and scored once in his 4th game.
On the Mound: Kyle Hendricks (9-3 2.03 ERA) only threw 50 pitches, allowing a double in five innings, earning his ninth win. The right-hander fanned four and lowered his ERA to a Southern League best 2.03. Hendricks got eight groundouts. Carlos Gutierrez (1.2IP), Tony Zych (1.1 IP) and Zach Rosscup (1 IP) shut the Generals out the final four innings.
High A—Game 1—Daytona 8, Jupiter 0; Game 2—Daytona 2, Jupiter 0
Matt Loosen ran his scoreless streak to 27 straight innings as the right-hander tossed a complete game shutout to help Daytona (14-7) sweep Jupiter (9-13).
At the Plate: GAME 1—Elliott Soto (.242/.242/.333) and Wes Darvill (.255/.335/.369) both knocked in two runs as Daytona had eight hits in the win, scoring six times in the fourth. Benjamin Carhart (.265/.319/.364) and Taiwan Easterling (.197/.272/.293) were 1-3 with RBI and Zeke DeVoss (.249/.396/.357) scored twice and had a RBI single. GAME 2—C Chadd Krist (.212/.325/.288) provided all the offense Daytona would need with a two-run homer in the fourth, his 2nd. The Cubs had six hits and went 0-5 with RISP.
On the Mound: GAME 1— Ivan Pineyro (1-0 0.00) made his Cubs debut after being traded from the Washington Nationals for Scott Hairston on July 8. Pineyro used a fastball in the high 80s-low 90s coupled with a good change-up and breaking ball, kept the Hammerhead hitters off the board for five innings. The right-hander threw five frames in his Daytona debut allowing five hits and a walk. He had three strikeouts and his GO/FO ratio was 2:5. Chang-Young Lim, 37, spent the past five years in the Japan Central League recording 128 saves and a 2.09 ERA and is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander used a variety of arm angels and pitches in his Class A debut topping the radar gun with an 89 mph over-the-top fastball and a 75 mph breaking ball from a sidearm slot. Lim made five appearances in the Arizona Rookie League, (5IP, 5H 2ER, 0BB, 4K). Dayan Diaz, making his second appearance for Daytona, retired the side in order in the ninth with a strikeout. GAME 2—Matthew Loosen (4-2 1.88) made his first start since tossing a no-hitter July 8 and while he didn't repeat history he continues to dominate Florida State League hitters. He threw a complete game shutout allowing four hits with a walk and four punchouts. None of the four hits left the infield. In his last five starts, Loosen is 4-0 with 34 IP, 13H, 1ER, 6BB 35K.
Cubs Notes: RHP Chang-Young Lim was added to the Daytona roster assigned from Mesa in the AZL.
Low A—West Michigan 9, Kane County 1
Kane County (4-17) dropped its sixth straight falling to West Michigan (11-11) in The Opening game of the series.
At the Plate: Kane County had four hits and scored in the first on 1B Dan Vogelbach's 14th homer of the season as the left-hander took a high-fastball over the right-field wall. 3B Jeimer Candelario doubled while SS Marco Hernandez and OF Oliver Zapata added singles.
On the Mound: Tayler Scott (4-5 4.26 ERA) didn't get much help from his defense as the Cougars committed four errors which led to five unearned runs. Scott allowed seven hits and one earned run in four innings with one walk and one strikeout. Sheldon McDonald pitched a scoreless fifth and hasn't allowed an earned run in 11 innings in five games at Kane County. Armando Rivero (0-0 11.42, 8.2IP) continues to take his lumps as he gets back into the groove, not pitching since 2011 after defecting from Cuba. He gave up three earned runs in 1.2 IP with a walk and two punchouts. Stephan Perakslis (1-3 3.70) got the final four outs, one on strikes.
Cougars Notes: The Cougars placed C Neftali Rosario on the disabled list and took DH/1B Rock Shoulders off the DL and Shoulders was back in the starting lineup after missing time with a sprained ankle. He went 0-4 with three strikeouts.
Short-Season— Boise 5, Vancouver 4
Boise (13-16) snapped a three-game losing streak beating Vancouver (18-11) as they survived a four-run ninth.
At the Plate: Jacob Rogers went 3-5 with two doubles and a RBI while Jordan Hankins added three base knocks for his second straight multi-hit game. Daniel Lockhart, Justin Marra and Kevin Brown all had RBI.
On the Mound: Dae-Eun Rhee (1-0 0.00ERA) had his longest outing during his comeback from arm surgery as the right-hander tossed two-hit ball for five innings. He was in control the entire night with five strikeouts using a fastball at 89-92. Loiger Padron tossed three innings with four strikeouts and a walk but after the first two hitters reached in the ninth, Matt Iannazzo came into the game and allowed a hit to load the bases. Tyler Bremer survived the 9th allowing two hits and a run but ended the game with a strikeout for his third save.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs
Had the day off.
Dominican Summer League—Nationals 4, Cubs 3
The Nationals (18-16) scored two runs in the top of the 9th to beat the Cubs (23-11).
On the Mound: RHP Jose Zapata, 19, (2-0 1.45) allowed allowed a run on two hits in five innings and was in line for the win. Luis Escanio (0-0 2.70) earned his fifth hold yielding an unearned run in 2.2 innings. Jesus Baldayaque (0-2 2.19) could hold the lead allowing two runs, one earned, in the ninth on three hits.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs
Had the day off.