Cubs August 24 Minor League Recap

The Cubs affiliates went 6-1 on the night including good pitching performances from Boise's Duane Underwood and Daytona's Corey Black as the right-handers helped their teams mover close to the playoffs. 3B Mike Olt was 4-4 at Iowa and Jacob Rogers accounted of both of Boise's runs.

Roster Moves

Iowa activated RHP Chang-Yong Lim from the disabled list. He's been out since Aug. 13.

AAA—Iowa 8, Memphis 5

Iowa (61-74) blew open a tie game with a five-run sixth to down Memphis (64-71) for the second straight night.

At the Plate: Dave Sappelt (.237/.283/.345), Brad Nelson (.271/.346/.469) and Mike Olt (.194/.244/.266) all drove in two runs as the I-Cubs pounded out 12 hits off Memphis pitching. Olt was 4-4 with a double and his 14th PCL homer while Sappelt, Nelson, and Tim Torres (.194/.244/.266) had two hits. Torres and Ty Wright (.267/.335/.426) added RBI.

On the Mound: Casey Coleman (4-3 3.17 ERA) tossed five innings in his third start allowing three runs on five hits and four walks. He fanned four and threw 96 pitches.....Alberto Cabrera (1-3 7.85) snapped a five-game stark of allowing a run blanking the RedBirds in the sixth to earn the win. He gave up a single and a walk with two strikeouts....Chang-Yong Lim (0-0 1.08) came of the DL and went right to work pitching around a walk with two punchouts in the seventh. He threw 30 pitches in the frame, 16 for strikes.....Marcus Hatley (2-1 4.19) pitched the final two frames getting charged with two runs on four hits. He fanned three and threw 39 pitches.

AA—Mobile 4, Tennessee 3

Mobile (74-57) rallied from a 3-0 deficit to even the series with Tennessee (70-60)

At the Plate: Smokies only had four hits on the night and scored in the first on a pair of walks and a sacrifice fly by Justin Bour (.239/.317/.467). Bour launched his 17th homer of the year with two outs in the third and Rubi Silva (.289/.315/.494) followed with his 15th homer. Brett Jackson (.208/.321/.467) doubled and Matt Szczur (.281/.351/.372) added a single.

On the Mound: Dae-Eun Rhee (5-1 3.42) blanked the BayBears for six innings but didn't make it out of the seventh allowing a walk and a single before leaving with one out. He finished with a line of 6.1IP, 5H 2ER, 3BB 2K....Hunter Cervenka (5-1 3.25) got one out in the 7th but allowed a single to load the bases before getting pulled for Tony Zych (5-5 3.00). Zych surrendered a two-run single in the seventh and then gave up four straight hits to open the 8th as Mobile added two more runs. P.J. Francescon (1-0 4.55) tossed a scoreless ninth.

High A—Daytona 7, Tampa 3

Daytona (32-19, 67-50) broke 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth beating Tampa (25-32, 53-72) for the sixth straight time.

At the Plate: After Tampa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game, the Cubs batted around in the top of the sixth scoring four times. Wes Darvill (.250/.326/.367) beat the throw home on Zeke DeVoss' (.253/.396/.359) grounder to put Daytona ahead. A groundout by Pin-Chief Chen (.268/.350/.331) scored the second run of the inning and Kris Bryant (.353/.371/.676) poured in on with a two-run single. The Cubs got on the board in the first on a RBI single from Elliot Soto (.225/.324/.275) and Anthony Giansanti (.299/.374/.380) delivered a two-run, two-out single for a 3-0 lead in the third. Darvill finished with three hits while Bryant and Giansanti had two each

On the Mound: Corey Black (6-8 4.07) faced his former team for the second time this season and after blanking the Yanks for nine straight innings, allowed a three-run homer in the fifth to tie the game. It would be the only runs allowed by Black as he tossed five frames with four walks and two strikeouts....Frank Del Valle (3-3 2.32) shut the Yankees out for two innings on three hits and a strikeout...Ryan Searle (1-2 5.85) worked around two walks and a single but fanned the final two batters on the 8th. It was Searle's second game since coming off the DL....Lendy Castillo (1-0 3.45), a former Rule 5 pick of the Cubs from Philadelphia, pitched a scoreless ninth fanning the final batter of the ball game.

Cubs Notes: The Cubs hold a six-game lead over Lakeland with nine games left in the season.

Low A—Kane County 5, Wisconsin 3

Kane County (52-74) rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh and beat Wisconsin (56-70) in the series opener.

At the Plate: The Cougars had 10 hits but four of those, including a pair of triples, came in the three-run 7th. Jose Dore (.222/.282/.349) got the big inning started with his first triple of the year and scored on Brad Zapenas' (.243/.396/.297) sacrifice fly. Oliver Zapata (.245/.322/.379) added a RBI triple and scored on Jeimer Candelario's (.252/.344/.386) RBI single. Giuseppe Papaccio (.277/.331/.384) whacked his second homer over the left field wall in the 8th. Kane County got on the board in the third when Trevor Gretzky (.429/.455/.524) tripled and scored on Gioskar Amaya's sacrifice fly. Zapata and Gretzky had two hits while every other starter had one hit, except Amaya (.257/.331/.380).

On the Mound: Tayler Scott (6-8 4.22) keeps cranking out the innings as the right-hander tossed six frames allowing three runs on eight hits and three walks in the win. He fanned six and threw 93 pitches, 58 for strikes. Matt Iannazzo (1-1 5.19) gave up a double, hit a batter, threw a wild pitch but kept the Rattlers off the board in the seventh. Stephen Perakslis (1-3 2.95) nailed down his 7th save pitching the final two innings. He allowed a hit and a walk with two punchouts. In his prior 11 games, the right-hander had three saves and a 0.68 ERA in 13.1 innings.

Short-Season—Boise 2, Hillsboro 1

Boise (18-12) moved into a tie for first place with Hillsboro (18-12) in the north division with the win over the Hops.

At the Plate: Jacob Rogers (.284/.396/.419) had a big day at the plate scoring on a wild pitch in the second and driving in a run in the fourth to account for both Boise scores. Rogers finished the day with three singles. Kevin Encarnacion (.360/.442/.544) was 2-4 and Carlos Penalver (.254/.326/.354) drew two walks and scored once.

On the Mound: Duane Underwood (2-3 4.56 ERA) allowed a run on three hits and a walk as the right-hander had a solid effort. He fanned three and earned the win. Zack Godley (2-0 1.90) fanned three in two frames allowing only a single. Jasvir Rakkar (3-1 3.98) fanned two in the eighth and Eduardo Orozco (0-1 4.91) worked around a walk in the ninth for the save.

Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 4, Angels 2

The Cubs (25-27) used a three-run sixth to beat the Angels (28-24).

At the Plate: Cubs got on the board in the second as SS Alex Sanchez delivered a two-out double scoring Jesse Hodges, who led off the frame with a single. Sanchez drew a bases loaded walk to plate the first run in the sixth and Trevor Stevens (.270/.403/.349) followed with a RBI single. Kevin Brown's (.226/.364/.302) RBI groundout capped off the scoring. Hodges (.208/.273/.283) and Sanchez both finished with two hits.

On the Mound: Daury Torrez (4-2 3.31) has had a roller coaster season in his first year in the states. The 20-year-old had his best performance of the year tossing six shutout innings allowing three hits while fanning six...RHP Rafael Dolis got the start and threw a scoreless innings as the right-hander is on rehab from Iowa....RHP Trevor Clifton (0-0 8.64) pitched the final two frames allowing two runs on two hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Cubs Notes: Ryan Sweeney made his first rehab start going 0-2 with a walk. 3B Luis Valbuena was also assigned to Mesa for rehab but did not play Saturday.

Dominican Summer League—Cubs 8, Yankees 3

The Cubs (50-21) beat the Yankees in the DSL season finales as the Cubs enter the playoffs with a five-game winning streak.

At the Plate: Adonis Paula (.281/.387/.415) went 2-4 with a double and his third homer, knocking in four runs. Roney Alcala, promoted from the VSL, had two RBI and Shamil Ubiera (.301/.375/.441) added one. Jose Paniagua (.206/.304/.306) was 2-5 and Jenner Emeterio (.261/.409/.296) walked three times, stole his 37th base and scored twice.

On the Mound: The Cubs used six pitchers in the final game as they combined for 14 strikeouts. Frailin Figueroa (5-1 1.27) got credit for the win allowing two hits and three walks in two scoreless innings. Luis Hernandez got the start yielding an unearned run in three frames while Yomar Morel, Gilberto Abreu, Carlos Llano and Jose Zapata all pitched an inning.

Cubs Notes: Cubs beat the Yankees 6-0 on Friday in a seven inning game, part of the double-header after the completion of the July 4 suspended game. Roney Alcala and Shamil Ubiera had two RBI each while Robert Caro was 2-2 with two runs scored. Jefferson Mejia, the 18-year-old July 2 prospect signed in July from the Dominican, made his third career start blanking the Yanks for four innings. He allowed two hits and fanned four. Pedro Arroyo (6-0 1.05) got the win with three shutout innings and four strikeouts.

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