Big Night for Kris Bryant, 5/28 Recap

Nothing new—Kris Bryant had another big night at the plate. The slugger went 4-4 and smacked his league-leading 15th homer in the Smokies 2-1 loss. Kane County registered the only win of the night as Zak Hermans earned his first MWL victory with 3.1 innings of no-hit relief and the offense provided a 15-hit attack. Iowa and Daytona both lost to the Cardinals affiliates.

AAA—Game 1—Memphis 1, Iowa 0; Game 2—2-1 Memphis, suspended in top of 7th

A walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh gave Memphis the win over Iowa in the game's only run. The second game was suspended with Memphis leading 2-1.

At the Dish: Iowa only had three hits, singles from Arismendy Alcantara, Brett Jackson and Eli Whiteside as they couldn't solve Memphis pitching.

On the Hill: Dallas Beeler pitched shutout ball until a one-out homer in the 7th ended the game. The right-hander allowed five hits, walked one and fanned five in the 90-pitch effort.

I-Cubs Notes: The suspended game will be completed on Thursday and Tsuyoshi Wada will get the start in the regular game that begins at 7:05 P.M.......Alcantara made his first start of his career in CF.....Complete recap of suspended game in the May 29 update.


AA—Huntsville 2, Tennessee 1

A two-out rally in the bottom of the 11th gave Huntsville their third straight win over Tennessee, spoiling a big night from Kris Bryant

At the Dish: For the second straight night, the only offense came off the bat of Kris Bryant as the slugger smacked his league-leading 15th homer in the sixth. The Smokies only managed six hits, four from Bryant, who finished 4-4 with a double and a walk. The 22-year-old is hitting .349/.452/.667 with 44 RBI and 44 runs.....Wes Darvill and Anthony Giansanti also singled.

On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee was solid for seven innings as the right-hander scattered seven hits over seven innings. He allowed one run and fanned eight.....Arodys Vizcaino tossed a scoreless eighth and Hunter Cervenka worked two scoreless frames with two strikeouts......P.J. Francescon (5-4 3.49 ERA) got the first two hitters of the 11th but a single, a walk, and another singled scored the winning run.

Smokies Notes: RHP Joe Gardner is expected to make his second start against Huntsville on Thursday.


High A—Palm Beach 7, Daytona 2

Palm Beach (24-28) scored four runs in the third and evened the series with Daytona (20-30).

At the Dish: Willson Contreras provided both runs with RBI singles. Daniel Vogelbach doubled and scored in the second and Jeimer Candelario doubled and scored in the 7th......Gioskar Amaya had two hits, one a double, to raise his average to .308.

On the Hill: Making his first start of the season, Nathan Dorris allowed five runs on eight hits and a walk. The left-hander worked 4.1 innings, fanned two and recorded seven ground ball outs......Josh Davis saw his first action in the FSL since being recalled from extended spring training. The right-hander gave up two runs on six hits in 2.2 innings.....Stephen Perakslis tossed the final two innings, blanking the Cardinals on two hits with strikeout.

D-Cubs Notes: No starter had been announced for Thursday night.


Low A—Kane County 7, Clinton 1

Kane County won their fourth straight and moved closer to clinching the first-half title with the win at Clinton.

At the Dish: I had a front row seat to watch Kane County pepper Clinton pitching for 15 hits. The Cougars made solid contact up and down the lineup and most of their outs were hit hard........CF Trey Martin (.208/.275/.275) followed up his grand slam on Tuesday by going 3-4 with a run and a RBI....2B Daniel Lockhart (.251/.316/.310) had three hits and scored twice while Ben Carhart (.284/.333/.364) extended his hitting streak to 13 games with two hits.....Jacob Rogers (.246/.361/.400) and Shawon Dunston (.262/.294/.388) were both 2-4 with a RBI and a run....Yasiel Balaguert (.239/.278/.345) went 1-5 with his team-leading 29th RBI.

On the Hill: Paul Blackburn (5-1 2.33 ERA) didn't make it out of the fifth as the right-hander gave up 10 hits in 4.2 innings. Despite the hits, Blackburn showed the ability to get out of jams, picking off a runner in the fourth and getting a double play in the fifth. The only run came on a solo homer in the fifth. Blackburn fanned four and walked two.....Zak Hermans (1-0 3.12 ERA) earned his first MWL win and the second of his career, tossing 3.1 no-hit innings of relief. The right-hander from Princeton set down four on strikes and the only runner to reach was hit by a pitch with two strikes......Corbin Hoffner (0-0 3.86 ERA) gave up a walk and a single to start the ninth but worked the ninth surrendering a hit and a walk before a double play and a groundout ended the game.

Cougars Notes: Tyler Skulina (3-1, 2.85 ERA) takes the mound on Thursday.....The Cougars own a 7.5 game lead in the Western Division over Peoria....More stories on the Cougars in the coming days.


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