AAA—Fresno 3, Iowa 2
The Grizzlies scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth that proved to be the difference in the ball game.
At the Dish: Arismendy Alcantara was the offense on Tuesday night as he scored both runs. He singled and scored on Chris Valaika's groundout in the first and then tripled and scored on Matt Szczur's RBI single in the fifth. Both Alcantara, Szczur and Casper Wells finished the game with two hits. Cubs were 1-11 with RISP and left 10 runners on.
On the Hill: Kyle Hendricks had a solid outing but didn't come away with the win as the right-hander allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings. He didn't walk anyone, fanned six, and threw 86 pitches, 60 for strikes. Marcos Mateo pitched a scoreless eighth.
I-Cubs Notes: Chris Rusin (4-7 3.14 ERA) looks to get Iowa back on track Wednesday night when he takes the mound against Fresno.
Had the day off as they traveled from Jacksonville back to Tennessee for a five-game series with Mississippi before the all-star break. Eduardo Figueroa (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will get the start in the series opener for the Smokies.
High A—Dunedin 11, Daytona 4
Blue Jays pounded Daytona pitching for 14 hits, including two homers and a five-run second.
At the Dish: Chadd Krist put the D-Cubs on the board in the third with his first homer of the season, a solo shot. Cubs scored three times in the 8th, on an RBI single by Albert Almora and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Bijan Rademacher. The other run scored on an error on a infield grounder off the bat of Rock Shoulders, who was credited with a RBI. Marco Hernandez was 2-5 with a run scored and Shoulders finished with two hits..
On the Hill: After not giving up more than one earned run in his first 11 starts, Felix Pena got tagged for nine earned runs, allowing two homers among 10 hits in four innings. He walked one, fanned two, and had allowed eight earned runs in his first 54 innings....Zack Godley tossed two innings of relief, surrendering two runs, one earned, on two hits, He fanned three three.......Jasvir Rakkar pitched the final two frames, allowing a run on two hits with a strikeout.
D-Cubs Notes: Two of the Cubs developmental staff were in Dunedin to see the D-Cubs as Carmelo Martinez, Latin American Field Coordinator and Luis Flores, infield coordinator.
Low A—Kane County
The Cougars game at Peoria was rained out and the two teams will play a twin-bill on Wednesday with a 5 p.m. start. Tyler Skulina (4-2 2.93 ERA) gets the ball in game one and Daury Torrez (5-3 3.67 ERA) goes in game two.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs
Day off the Cubs.
Dominican Summer League—Astros Orange 14, Cubs 9
The Astros Orange won the slugfest, outhitting the Cubs 16-to-8.
At the Dish: Cubs made the most of their eight hits, Carlos Jimenez had two hits, including his first homer and knocked in a pair. Yohan Matos, one of the Cubs international signees last July, was 2-5 with a RBI. Frandy Delarosa doubled and knocked in a run while Robert Caro and Jenner Emeterio both scored twice and knocked in a run.
On the Hill: Not a good day on the mound for the Cubs as all four pitchers gave up runs. Jose Morel gave up seven runs in 2.1 innings and Aneurism Rosario took the loss, giving up two runs in 2.2 frames. Assael Aquino (2 IP, 4R) and Chris Pieters (1 IP, 1 R) also saw action.
Cubs Notes: In case you are wondering about the Astros Orange team, they've got a Blue one too. Orioles, Rangers, Mets, and Yankees all designate their multiple teams by "1 and "2".