Cubs June 21 Minor League Recap

Gleyber Torres and Eloy Jimenez made their pro debuts in the Arizona Rookie League as all eight Cubs minor league teams are now underway. Daytona got 18 hits in their win while Iowa, Tennessee, and Boise all lost.

AAA—Albuquerque 4, Iowa 0

The Isotopes blanked the I-Cubs to snap their three-game winnings streak.

At the Dish: Cubs only had six hits, two from Welington Castillo in his second rehab start behind the plate. Chris Valaika and Josh Vitters both doubled....Kris Bryant was 0-4 and struckout three times. He's now 1-12 with 7 K.

On the Hill: Isotopes got nine hits off left-hander Chris Rusin over six innings as they pushed four runs across. Rusin (4-10 4.14 ERA) threw 92 pitches, 60 for strikes, and fanned five.....Zac Rosscup three 1.1 scoreless frames of relief and Carlos Pimentel got the final four outs with allowing a run.

I-Cubs Notes: Eric Jokisch (5-7 3.89 ERA) gets the start Sunday at Principal p[ark.


AA—Chattanooga 4, Tennessee 1

There was no ninth inning miracle on Saturday night as the Lookouts shut down the Smokies, ending a streak of three straight walk-off victories.

At the Dish: Tennessee only had five hits, two off the bat of Jae-Hoon Ha as the center fielder doubled and walked. C Lance Rymel scored the only run of the night when he walked and scored on Christian Villanueva's RBI double in the 8th.

On the Hill: Corey Black made his 12th start and didn't make it out of the fifth, throwing 77 pitches on the night. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. He fanned five and got eight ground ball outs.....Zach Cates gave up two runs in two innings on four hits and a walk.....Tony Zych worked 1.1 scoreless frames with a strikeout and Hunter Cervenka blanked the Lookouts in the ninth.

Smokies Notes: Eduardo Figueroa (0-0 7.56 ERA) get the start on Sunday afternoon.


High A—Daytona 11, Tampa 4

Daytona (2-1) pounded out 18 hits including homers from Rock Shoulders and Jordan Hankins his first in the FSL.

At the Dish: Rock Shoulders blasted a three-run homer in the D-Cubs six-run third. He finished 3-4 with a walk and two runs....Jordan Hankins hit his first homer since joining Daytona, a two-run shot off the right-field foul pole. He went 3-4 and knocked in three.....Wes Darvill was 4-6 with a RBI and a run while Zeke DeVoss and Marco Hernandez had two hits each. Every starter in the lineup had at least one hit.

On the Hill: Justin Amlung earned his first FSL win as the right-hander allowed two runs over five innings. He gave up five hits, walked three, and fanned three....Jasvir Rakkar worked a scoreless sixth and Austin Kirk allowed two runs in three innings.


Low A—Kane County

Kane County and Cedar Rapids were rained out and will play a doubleheader on Sunday. Jen-Ho Tseng (3-0 2.48 ERA) is schedule to start the first game with Pierce Johnson going in game two.


Short-Season—Spokane 3, Boise 2

Spokane scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to rally for the win and hand Boise their fourth straight loss.

At the Dish: Varonex Cuevas broke an 0-of-16 streak with a solo homer in the third to tie the game at 1-1. Hawks took lead in the fifth when Charlie White, making his pro debut, was hit by a pitch and eventually scored on a Rashad Crawford groundout.....Alex Tomasovich made his pro debut and doubled in his first at-bat. He added a single, starting at third and then moving to second.... Cuevas finished 2-3 and White was 0-3 in his debut.

On the Hill: Trevor Clifton made his second start and the right-hander worked 4.1 innings nas fanned a career-high seven. He allowed a run on three hits and two walks.......Trey Lang tossed 1.2 no-hit frames of relief, fanning one. He has not allowed a run in his last seven outings, dating back to last season......David Garner allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth, one unearned, and was charged with the blown save and took the loss. He allowed three hits and struckout three. It was the Hawks fifth blown save in nine games

Hawks Notes: Josh Conway makes his second start Sunday afternoon in Spokane.


Arizona Rookie League—Diamondbacks 10, Cubs 9

The Diamondbacks used a seven-run fifth and a run in the top of the ninth to beat the Cubs's in their Arizona Rookie League opener.

At the Dish: DH Jorge Soler got the start and ripped a RBI double off the Diamondbacks Archie Bradley in the first. Soler finished the game 3-5 with two doubles and two RBI. It was his first action since leaving a game in Tennessee on May 15 with a hamstring injury, and the 22-year-old has been working with Manny Ramirez while rehabbing in Mesa.......Gleyber Torres, one of the Cubs top July 2 prospects signed last year, made his pro debut, going 0-5......The Cubs other top international prospect, Eloy Jimenez, made his pro debut as a a pinch-hitter in the 9th and struckout...Bryant Flete had an impressive stateside debut going 3-4 with three runs, a RBI and a stolen base. C Albert Mineo was 3-4 with a RBI and Charcer Burks, Cubs 9th pick in '13, was 2-5 with a triple and two runs......RF Shamil Ubiera (1-5, RBI), LF Ricardo Marcano (1-5, 2B, RBI), 3B Adonis Paula (1-5, 2 RBI), and 1B Roney Alcala (0-4 RBI) all made their stateside debuts on Saturday night.

On the Hill: Jose Paulino only allowed one run in the first four innings but couldn't get an out in the fifth as the first six hitters reached. Making his stateside debut, the 19-year-old finished with a line of 4 IP, 6H, 7R, 6ER, 3BB, 1K. According to one source, Paulino looked like he ran out of gas in the fifth.......Adbert Alzolay, who already pitched three innings in Boise, worked three innings, and after allowing two inherited runners to score, gave up two runs on three hits and two walks......Carlos Llano, who appeared in two games for Boise, tossed the final two frames, giving up a run on three hits with four punchouts.


Venezuelan Summer League—Phillies 13, Cubs 8

Phillies scored 11 runs in the first innings and held on for the win.

At the Dish: Miguel Rico (.265) went 3-5 with 2 RBI while Jhonny Pereda (.274) and Humberto Garcia (.271) both had two hits and knocked in a run. CF Jose Gonzalez (.217) added a two runs single. 17-year-old infielder Andruw Monasterio made his pro debut, going 1-3 with a run scored

On the Hill: Harrison Bermudez (1-2 5.76 ERA) only got one hitter out and was charged with eight runs as he allowed four hits, walked two, and hit two batter. Ivan Medina allowed all three inherited runners to score and then gave up three more before getting out of the first, He surrendered two more runs in the 2nd.....Angel Mejias fanned five in five shutout farms and Alex Pacheco held the Phillies scullers the final two frames.


Dominican Summer League—Cubs 7, Marlins 6

Cubs scored four runs in the bottom of the 10th without a hit for the walk-off win after surrendering three runs in the top of the inning.

At the Dish: The Cubs capitalized on three straight walks to open the 10th and then two ground balls cut the lead to one. A sacrifice bunt tied the game, and after two more walks, a throwing error allowed the winning run to score. Roberto Caro was 2-4 with a RBI triple and two walks, as the Cubs drew nine free passes and only six hits. Carlos Jimenez scored twice and Antonin Gonzalez crossed home two times.

On the Hill: Jose Morel went four innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts.....Pedro Silverio tossed five shutout frames with three strikeouts....Dilson Vasquez surrendered three runs in the 11th but only one earned, and he fanned the side.


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