AAA—Nashville 4, Iowa 1
Four Nashville pitchers handcuffed the Iowa offense and set 10 down on strikes.
At the Dish: Iowa only managed six hits, two coming from pitcher Dallas Beeler and Chris Valiaka aded a pair of singles. I-Cubs scored their only run in the fourth as Logan Watkins reached on an error, went to third on Valaika's single, and scored on a wild pitch.
On the Hill: Dallas Beeler didn't get the win but pitched well enough to keep Iowa in the game for seven innings. He allowed three runs, one a solo homer, and gave up five hits and a walk. He fanned three and threw 82 pitches, 50 for strikes....Alberto Cabrera surrendered an unearned run in the eighth.
I-Cubs Notes: After getting hit by a pitch in the third innings and leaving in the sixth last night, Javier Baez was not in the line-up Monday night. He did take bating practice but didn't start.
AA—Birmingham 10, Tennessee 5
Woes continue for Tennessee as they dropped their eighth in a row.
At the Dish: Smokies had 11 hits but didn't get on the board until after they trailed 7-0. Kris Bryant (.351) was 2-4 with a walk and a run scored....Anthony Giansanti (.224) had three hits, including a double, scored a run and knocked in a run in five trips to plate....Dustin Geiger (232) was 2-4 and knocked in a pair while Rubi Silva (.235) and John Andreoli (.235) both added RBI....Charlie Cutler (.317) was 2-5 and scored once.
On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee had his roughest outing of the year as the right-hander gave up seven runs, six earned, on nine hits and a walk. He fanned three and threw 78 pitches, 48 for strikes......Lendy Castillo surrendered a solo homer in the two innings and P.J. Francescon allowed two runs in the ninth on three hits and a walk.
Smokies Notes: Joe Gardner (0-0 0.77 ERA) makes his third start after being signed out of the Independent League.
High A—Daytona 3, St. Lucie 1
Daytona snapped a five-gams losing skid with a win at St. Lucie as Nathan Dorris had his longest pro outing.
At the Dish: Cubs may have been 3-17 with RISP and left 14 on but they plated enough runs to end their losing streak with 10 hits........Chadd Krist went 2-5 with a RBI in the first and Jeimer Candelario added a RBI single.......Pin-Chieh Chen and Zeke DeVoss had two hits each while Daniel Vogelbach was 1-3 with a double and two walks.....Bijan Rademacher was hit by a pitch for the 8th time this season. He missed two games after getting hit on the head by a pitch on May 30. Rademacher left the game in the fourth innings after getting hit in the forearm in the second....Albert Almora was 0-5 and is hitting .254.
On the Hill: In his second start of the season, Nathan Dorris (2-1 4.82 ERA) pitched a career-high 6.2 innings as the left-hander held the Mets to a run on four hits and a walk. He fanned two and threw 78 pitches. Dorris said in a post game radio interview with Matthias Gausz he tried to pitch to contact and utilize his defense. "Chad and I got on the same page and were able to cruise." Dorris used a fastball in the high 80s, low 90s, and a good breaking ball to keep the Mets off balance.....Zach Cates tossed 1.1 frames of shutout ball and after loading the base in the ninth, Michael Jensen was able to strikeout the final hitter to earn his first pro save.
D-Cubs Notes: Tuesday night's starter in the series finale hasn't been determined.
Low A—Peoria 5, Kane County 3
Peoria took advantage of both of Kane County's errors and won the deciding game of the series.
At the Dish: Cougars tagged Peoria pitching for 10 hits, four for extra bases, but could only push across three runs. Jacob Hannemann led the offense with three hits, including a double and two RBI. He also stole his 17th base......Yasiel Balaguert and Daniel Lockhart were both 2-4 with a double....Benjamin Carhart doubled and scored while Carlos Penalver went 1-4 with a run scored.
On the Hill: Duane Underwood cruised through four innings but ran into trouble in the fifth as three straight hits and an error from Penalver led to three runs, two unearned, before the frame was over. Underwood finished with a line of 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K.......Zak Hermans surrender five hits in 1.2 innings as the Chiefs scored twice off the right-hander, one earned.....Michael Heesch fanned three in 1.1 innings, his best outing since coming off the DL.
Cougars Notes: The Cougars have Tuesday off and return home on Wednesday night with Paul Blackburn (5-1 2.33 ERA) taking the mound.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 5, Rays 2
Cubs won for the fifth times using a three-run fifth to fuel the win.
On the Hill: Harrison Bermudez, a 6-foot-4 19-year-old, earned his first win allowing one earned run on three hits and a walk in five innings. He also fanned four....Salvador Jerez allowed a run in two innings of relief for his first hold and Jesus Arias held Rays scoreless the final two frames for his second save.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 9, Marlins 4
Cubs (2-0) knocked off the Marlins (0-2) for the second straight game
On the Hill: Oscar De La Cruz threw five innings, allowing an unearned run on four hits with four strikeouts to earn the win.......Pedro Silverio, Luiz Escanio, Chris Pieters and Aneurism Rosario all pitched in relief.