AAA—Colorado Springs 6, Iowa 0
Iowa outhit the Sky Sox 10-to-6 but went 0-7 with RISP and left 12 on base.
At the Dish: Kris Bryant (.352/.429/.838) extended his hitting streak to seven games with three singles and is now hitting .351/........With two singles, Arismendy Alcantara (.303/.344/.544) extended his hit streak to seven games while Ryan Kalish (.247/.342/.392) and Logan Watkins (.284/.366/.385) had two singles each. Watkins also swiped his 11th base....Javier Baez (.234/.294/.425) was hitless in three at-bats but walked twice.
On the Hill: Eric Jokisch (5-8, 4.41 ERA) threw 106 pitches over six innings, allowing six runs on seven hits and three walks. The lefty fanned six and only one of the hits went for extra bases......Alberto Cabrera (3-1, 4.73 ERA) tossed two shutout frames, yielding a hit with two strikeouts
I-Cubs Notes: Tsuyoshi Wada (8-4, 2.73) will get the ball in the deciding game of the series on Sunday afternoon.
AA—Jackson 2, Tennessee 1
Jackson (3-7) avoided the sweep as the Smokies (7-3) were held to one run.
At the Dish: Smokies only run of the night came in the fifth when Anthony Giansanti (.236/.277/.321) reached on a two-out error and scored on back-to-back singles by Jeudy Valdez (.230/.293/.333) and Elliot Soto (.176/.263/.212). Jae-Hoon Ha (.209/.247/.254) had two hits and Soto finished with two singles.
On the Hill: Generals collected seven hits off Joe Gardner (1-2, 3.65 ERA) in 4.2 frames and chased the right-hander in the fifth after two runs scored.He threw 67 pitches and recorded one strikeout.....Jeffry Antigua (0-0, 108 ERA) worked around three walks and three hits in 3.1 scoreless frames.
Smokies Notes: Dae-Eun Rhee (3-3, 3.35 ERA) makes his 15th start as the Smokies return home against Montgomery.
High A—Daytona 8, Lakeland 7
Daytona (7-3) downed Lakeland for the second straight night and stayed in a first-place tie in the North Division.
At the Dish: Daniel Vogelbach (.277/.365/.443) continues to enjoy a successful June as he launched his 8th homer of the season, a three-run shot in the 3rd to put the D-Cubs ahead for good. He scored twice, walked once and added a single.......Albert Almora (.256/.279/.337) seems to be coming out of whatever funk he was in during June, going 3-5 with a RBI and two runs. The 20-year-old had his 8-game hitting streak snapped on Friday night and followed that up with his fourth multi-hit game in eight games......Marco Hernandez (.283/.324/.369) had three hits from the leadoff spot, including a double and triple, and scored twice to help spark the offense. The FSL all-star shortstop is having a solid season at the plate and has shown a better approach........Gioskar Amaya (.289/.372/.368) went 2-4 with a RBI and a run while Bijan Rademacher (.290/.402/.416) knocked in a run, going 1-3.
On the Hill: Tayler Scott (4-6, 5.18 ERA) only lasted four innings, surrounding three runs on five hits and a walk. He fanned four and was able to coax six ground ball outs in his 16th start......Starling Peralta improved to 5-1, earning the win in relief. The right-hander fanned five and allowed an unearned run in three innings........ Stephen Perakslis struggled in the 8th, surrendering three runs on four hits, including a solo homer......Zack Godley (2-1 5.49 ERA) recorded his first save since joining Daytona, working a scoreless ninth.
D-Cubs Notes: Felix Pena (1-6, 3.21 ERA) looks to make it three straight over Lakeland on Sunday evening.
Low A—Kane County 10, Beloit 2
Kane County blasted four homers, including a pair from first-round pick Kyle Schwarber, as they beat Beloit for the second straight night.
At the Dish: As if it was even possible, Kyle Schwarber had his best game as a pro blasting a pair of homers, including his first grand slam. He was 4-5, scored three times, and knocked in a career-high five runs. In nine games with the Cougars, the 21-year-old is hitting .467/.556/.1.000 with 4 HR and 9 RBI, and in 15 pro games is 26-50 with 8 HR and 19 RBI with a slash line of .520/.583/.1.140.......Yasiel Balaguert (.242/.283/.370) hit a three-run homer and finished the night 3-5 and scored twice......Jacob Rogers (.269/.366/.450) hit his team-high 8th homer, a two-run blast in the third.........Jacob Hannemann (.260/.333/.379) extended his hitting streak to six games, going 3-5 with two runs. Hannemann has swiped eight bases during the streak and has 27 on the season.......
On the Hill: Duane Underwood (2-2, 2.84 ERA) only allowed two hits, one a solo homer, as the right-hander went five innings in the victory. He fanned five and walked three.......Michael Heesch (1-0, 3.46) allowed a run in two frames while Zak Hermans (2-2, 4.76) retired all four hitters he faced, one on strikes.
Cougars Notes: Jen-Ho Tseng (3-0, 2.35 ERA) gets the start on Sunday as the Cougars go for the sweep.
Short-Season—Hillsboro 3, Boise 1
A three-run homer in the sixth proved to the difference in the ball game.
At the Dish: Boise had seven hits and drew four walks but were 0-8 with RISP and the only run scored a double play groundout. Jesse Hodges had two hits and scored while Zak Blair went 1-3 with a walk.
On the Hill: Josh Conway (0-0, 2.08 ERA) was perfect in his third start. He retired all nine of the hitters he faced, four on ground balls, three on fly outs, and two on strikes. He hasn't worked more than three innings in any of his starts as he recovers from elbow surgery. Conway has tossed 8.2 frames, allowing nine hits and a walk with seven punchouts. .....Ryan McNeil, (0-2, 9.00 ERA) another highly regarded prospect who's career was sidelined by arm surgery, made his second appearance. McNeil, a 20-year-old from California, kept the Hops off the board for two innings but surrendered a three-homer in the sixth after a pair of walks to leadoff the inning..McNeil finished with a line of 2.1 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 1 K.......Josh Davis, (0-0, 4.00 ERA) an undrafted free agent signed last year from Belmont University, got the final two outs of the sixth. He threw 2.2 shutout innings with three Ks. Davis has made five appearances after pitching at Daytona (0-0, 6.75 ERA, 2.2 IP) and Kane County (1-2, 4.11 ERA, 15.1 IP) this season.....RH Francisco Carrillo (0-1, 0.96 ERA) worked a scoreless ninth in his fifth game.
Hawks Notes: Trevor Graham (1-1 9.00 ERA) gets the ball Sunday night as the Hawks head to Tri-City.......Cubs third-round pick Mark Zagunis has been assigned to Boise as well as LHP Sam Wilson. Kevin Brown has been assigned to AA Tennessee and RHP Trey Masek has been sent back to Mesa.
Arizona Rookie League—A's 7, Cubs 5
A's used a six-run fourth to beat the Cubs.
At the Dish: Ricardo Marcano (.240) hit his first homer and added a sacrifice fly as the 19-year-old knocked in three runs....2B Chesny Young made his pro debut and went 1-2 with a walk. He played his college ball at Mercer University.....Ho-young Son was 1-4 with a double and a walk while Eufran Vargas singled in a run..
On the Hill: Jesus Castillo allowed a run in three innings (4K) while Hector Perez took the loss, yielding six runs, only two earned over three frames. Yomar Morel worked the final two frames, retiring all six hitters in order.
Venezuelan Summer League—Mariners 4, Cubs 3—13 innings
Mariners scored a run in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game and won it in the 13th.
At the Dish: Cubs scored two times in the first, added a run in the second, and were shutout over the next 11 frames. An RBI groundout by Luis Hidalgo (.344) and a RBI single from Miguel Rico (.246) gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead. Jose Gonzalez (.214) added a RBI double in the second.
On the Hill: Cubs used six pitchers as Gabriel Lima (0-1, 4.00) gave up two runs over three innings in the start. Eugenio Palma (0-0, 0.96 ERA) tossed four shutout innings, Jesus Arias (1-1, 5,88 ERA) recorded one out, and Jose Leidenz (2-1, 3.00 ERA) worked 2.2 frames, allowing the tying run in the ninth. Angel Mejias (0-2, 1.37 ERA) kept the M's off the board for two innings but Alex Pacheco (0-1, 6.00) surrendered the winning run after a walk and a throwing error by Pacheco on a sacrifice bunt.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 6, Angels 3
Santiago Rodriguez still hasn't allowed an earned run as the Cubs improved to 18-7.
On the Hill: Santiago Rodriguez (4-0, 0.00 ERA) extended his unearned run inning streak to 32 as he added six more to the total. The 20-year-old gave up two unearned runs and allowed three hits and two walks.....Deibi Torres worked the final three innings to earn his second save.