Cubs April 21 Minor League Recap

Kyle Hendricks threw six shutout innings in Iowa's win while Jake Arrieta made his fourth rehab start in Daytona's second straight victory. Tennessee beat Birmingham for the second straight day and Kane County fell despite a solid outing from Jen-Ho Tseng.

AAA—Iowa 5, Round Rock 1

Kyle Hendricks blanked Round Rock for six innings and Iowa snapped a three-game losing streak.

At the Dish: Iowa got on the board in the 4th on Arismendy Alcantara's first homer. Alcantara finished 2-4 and scored twice...... Logan Watkins extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single in the third and then walked, stole second (2), and scored on Matt Szczur's RBI base hit in the fifth for a 2-0 lead....... Iowa scored three times in the 8th, the first coming on a double steal as Szczur swiped home. Alcantara scored on a VItters ground out and Javier Baez (hit by pitch) crossed home on Chris Coghlan's single......Szczur was 3-4 and Baez (.152) went 1-3.

On the Hill: Kyle Hendricks (3-1, 3.65 ERA) extended his scoreless inning streak to 11 with six shutout innings. The right-hander only allowed two hits and two walks, throwing 89 pitches, 61 for strikes. He fanned six and has 25 K in 24.2 innings......Yoanner Negrin worked a 1-2-3 seventh with a strikeout for his first hold...... Brian Schlitter earned his third save despite giving up a run in the ninth. He worked the final two frames, allowing two hits and a walk.

I-Cubs Notes: Alcantara's homer in the fourth broke an 18-inning streak without a run for the I-Cubs.


AA—Tennessee 10, Birmingham 3

Tennessee knocked off Birmingham for the second straight day as Jae-Hoon Ha paced the offense with three hits, including his first homer of the season.

At the Dish: Jae-Hoon Ha was a triple short of the cycle, going 3-5 with his first homer, and scored three times. Rubi Silva also blasted his first homer, a two-run shot, and he also added a RBI single...........John Andreoli went 2-6 with a triple and Kris Bryant was 1-5 with a RBI and a walk, extended his on-base streak to 16 games.

On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee (1-1 3.57 ERA) got the win fanning four in five innings. He held the Barons to two runs despite allowing four hits and walking five. Rhee threw 93 pitches, 53 for strikes......Austin Kirk worked two innings in his third game since joining the Smokies from Daytona. The left-hander allowed two runs in the eighth, both coming on solo homers......Tony Zych pitched the ninth, yielding an unearned run on two hits.

Smokies Notes: The Smokies don't have a scheduled starter for tomorrow but they could be waiting to make a roster move as RHP Pierce Johnson is expected to join the team.


High A— Daytona 6, Clearwater 5—11 innings

Daniel Vogelbach scored on a wild pitch as Daytona won their second straight for the first time this season, beating Clearwater in the opening game of the season as Jake Arrieta made his fourth rehab start.

At the Dish: Its been a tough start for Jeimer Candelario (.214) but the third baseman went 2-4 with two doubles and two RBI....Chadd Krist had big night at the plate going 3-5 with a double and a run, and extending his hitting streak to five games.......Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-5 with a RBI and Rock Shoulders was 1-2 with a sacrifice fly and two walks.....Bijan Rademacher extended his hitting streak to six games with a single.

On the Hill: Jake Arrieta made his fourth rehab start after three games at AA Tennessee (1-1, 0.73 ERA, 12.1 IP, 6H, 2R 1ER, 4BB, 9K, .143 BAA). Arrieta got hit by a line drive and gave up three homers, not something you like to see in a rehab start in A ball. The right-hander threw 74 pitches through four innings and reached his pitch limit in the sixth after fanning the first two hitters. He finished with a line of 5.2 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3ER, 2 BB, 7 K...........Andrew McKirahan got the final out of the sixth on strikes, the only hitter he faced.........Jose Rosario (1-2, 5.19 ERA) had his best outing of the season, tossing four scoreless frames with four strikeouts. He allowed three singles and earned the win......Arodys Vizcaino (0-0 1.50 ERA) earned his first save working a 1-2-3 11th. Vizcaino has appeared in six games, allowing four hits and two walks in six innings with six strikeouts.

D-Cubs Notes: Its either feast or famine for the Daytona bats as five players are over .280 but six are hitting under .210 as Daytona entered Monday night's game hitting .240, 9th in the 12-team FSL...........The D-Cubs are ninth in the league in ERA (4.23) and WHIP (1.42). They were the only team in the FSL without a save.


Low A—Beloit 5, Kane County 3

Beloit scored two unearned runs in the top of the ninth to hand Kane County their third straight loss on the heels of an eight-game wining streak.

At the Dish........Carlos Penalver singled and showed his speed taking third on a Benjamin Carhart single and scoring on a Yasiel Balaguert ground out, as he beat the throw home from first. Jacob Rogers followed with a RBI single scoring Carhart for a 2-0 Cougars lead in the first......They added a run in the third when Penalver, Carhart and Balaguert delivered three straight singles, Balaguert's 12th RBI.......Penalver also walked and is hitting .300 The 19-year-old has really responded at the plate since moving up in the lineup.....3B David Bote had two errors, leading to three Snapper runs.

On the Hill.........Jen-Ho Tseng made his third pro start and like the other two, went five innings. The 19-year-old right-hander continues to impress as he threw 73 pitches, 47 for strikes. The Snapper collected seven hits off Tseng, pushing three runs across, two earned. A two-out triple and single plated the first run in the third and a two-out error led to the second run in the fourth. Beloit loaded the bases on three singles in the fifth and Tseng balked home the third run. He also allowed a walk to leadoff the third, the first of the season, and finished with three punchouts...........Tyler Bremer tossed two scoreless frames as the right-hander fanned three while allowing two hits and a walk......Josh Davis got out of the 8th after a leadoff single but an error to start the ninth cost the Cougars two unearned runs on a two-out triple.

Cougars Notes: Paul Blackburn makes his fourth start on Tuesday as the Cougars and Snappers meet in another noon showdown.


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