Cubs July 16 Minor League Recap

Iowa’s Kyle Hendricks tossed two scoreless innings in the AAA All-Star game on Wednesday night in Durham but the PCL lost. Boise remained in the playoff hunt with a comeback win at Memorial Stadium and Santiago Rodriguez of the DSL Cubs fanned 14 in a win. Kyle Schwarber was hitless in his FSL debut while Tennessee and Kane county both lost.

Roster Moves, News, Notes

To make room for Kyle Schwarber’s promotion to Daytona, Zeke DeVoss has been released by the Cubs. The fifth round pick in 2011 out of the University of Miami started the season in Tennessee but struggled and was sent back to Daytona.

AAA—Hendricks in All-star game

Kyle Hendricks threw two no-hit innings for the Pacific Coast League squad in Wednesday night’s AAA all-star game in Durham. The right-hander retired the first five hitters he faced and then walked two in a row. He needed 39 pitches to work through the third and fourth, recording two punchouts. Blake Parker was named to the PCL squad but didn’t get into the game. The International League won 7-3.


AA—Huntsville 6, Tennessee 4

Huntsville beat Tennessee for the sixth straight time, erasing a 2-0 deficit.

At the Dish: Emilio Bonifacio, assigned to AA as part of his rehab, got the start in center and went 0-4 with a strikeout. Jae-Hoon Ha (.217) had a big night at the plate with a two-run single in the second and a RBI base hit in the seventh......Jorge Soler (.412) knocked in the Smokies other run with a pinch-hit RBI single in the 7th. Charlie Cutler (.340) was 2-3 and scored twice while Luis Flores (.255) went 1-4 with two runs. SS Addison Russell was 0-4 and is hitting .194 since being traded to Cubs.

On the Hill: Matthew Loosen (4-4, 5.86 ERA) only lasted four frames, allowing six runs on five hits and four walks. He surrendered a homer and threw 89 pitches, striking out five.....Jeffrey Lorick (2-2, 4.57 ERA) and Zach Cates (2-1, 2.00 ERA) kept the Smokies in the game, each throwing two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.

Smokies Notes: Corey Black (4-6, 2.71 ERA) makes his 17th start on Thursday night .


High A—Fort Myers 5, Daytona 1

Fort Myers spoiled the Florida State League debut of first-round pick Kyle Schwarber.

At the Dish: After six shutout frames the D-Cubs scored their only run of the night in the seventh when RF Billy McKinney doubled and scored on 3B Wes Darvill’s groundout. DH Bijan Rademacher singled to leadoff the inning but was thrown out at home on McKinney’s double. Rademacher ran his on-base streak to 27 games and Daniel Vogelbach had his on-base streak end at 24 games. Schwarber was 0-2 with two walks while McKinney finished 2-4,.

On the Hill: Jose Rosario (4-6, 5.24 ERA) got the start and allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks. He fanned six and waked two in 5.2 innings.....Tyler Bremer fanned three in 2.1 scoreless frames and Yao-Lin Wang gave up a run in the ninth.

D-Cubs Notes: Daytona announcer Robbie Aaron said he talked to manager Dave Keller and Schwarber will be used at catcher and in left field while in Daytona......


Low A—Lansing 8, Kane County 4

Kane County dropped the opener of the six-game road trip as Lansing collected 15 hits off Kane County pitching.

At the Dish: Kane County was kept off the board for six innings but did score in the final three frames. Every starter had a single except C Benjamin Carhart (.278) and RF Shawon Dunston (.247) but they both knocked in runs. DH Cael Brockmeyer (.291) was 1-2 with a walk and a RBI while SS Carlos Penalver (.220) single and knocked in a run with a ground out.

On the Hill: Juan Paniagua (6-4, 3.36 ERA) has his toughest outing since April 18 as the right-hander surrendered five runs on eight hits in five innings. Paniagua fanned five, didn’t walk anyone, allowed a two-run homer.....Corbin Hoffner (2-1, 5.40 ERA) yielded three runs on five hits in the sixth......Zak Hermans (2-2, 3.91 ERA) kept the Lugnuts off the board for the final two frames, allowing two hits with a strikeout.

Cougars Notes: Duane Underwood (4-2, 2.59 ERA) gets the ball Thursday night in Lansing.


Short-Season—Boise 8, Spokane 4

A throwing error on a possible double play allowed two runs to score in the bottom of the 8th and opened up the flood gates for the Boise comeback win, their fourth straight. The Hawks are a game behind Hillsboro for first place.

At the Dish: Spokane couldn’t turn Jason Vosler’s grounder into a inning ending double play and Boise capitalized scoring five times. The throwing error gave Boise a 5-4 lead...... Rashad Crawford (.328) was 2-5, knocked in two, and extended his hit streak to 16 games...Jeffrey Baez (.285) doubled and scored in the 8th, extending his hit streak to 19 games....DH Calvin Graves (.273) went 1-4, scored twice, and knocked in a pair.....Third-round pick LF Mark Zagunis (.348) doubled and walked twice in three at-bats.

On the Hill: Trevor Clifton (2-0, 2.90 ERA) allowed four runs, three earned, over six innings. The 19-year-old allowed seven hits, walked one and fanned three.....Tommy Thorpe (1-0, 0.00 ERA), the Cubs 8th round pick, won his first game as a pro, tossing two no-hit innings of relief with a pair of strikeouts in his NWL debut.....David Garner (1-1, 2.38 ERA) worked a scoreless ninth.


Arizona Rookie League—Cubs

Had the day off.


Venezuelan Summer League—Phillies 3, Cubs 2

With a chance to move within three games of the Phillies (28-25) and the wild card spot, the Cubs (23-30) rally came up short.

At the Dish: Cubs fell behind 3-0 but scored in the 7th on a RBI single from DH Jhonny Pereda (.253) and added another in the 8th on a RBI single from CF Jose Gonzalez (.226). The Cubs had runners in scoring position in the final two innings with chance to tie the game but couldn't convert. SS Andruw Monasterio (.280) went 1-3 with a walk and a run while 3B Miguel Rico (.275) extended his hit streak to six games.

On the Hill: RHP Harrison Bermudez (1-5, 5.44 ERA) tossed six innings and took the loss, giving up three runs, two earned, on five hits and two walks. He fanned five and recorded nine fly ball outs.....Mauro Vides (1 IP), Juan Rengifo (.2 IP) and Angel Mejias (.1 IP) all saw action.


Dominican Summer League—Cubs 7, Rangers II 4

Cubs (25-15) used a 10-hit attack and Santiago Rodriguez fanned 14 to down the Rangers (21-19).

At the Dish: C Erick Gonzalez (.238) was 2-4 with a double and four RBI and 1B Yohan Matos (.340) went 3-4, including a triple. DH Frandy Delarosa (.250) had a RBI single while 3B Miguel Ruiz (.245) and SS Carlos Jimenez (.316) knocked in runs.

On the Hill: Signed as a free agent in November of last year, Santiago Rodriguez (5-0, 1.10 ERA) has been impressive in his first pro season to say the least. He started the season working 36 innings without allowing an earned run and on Wednesday the 20-year-old fanned 14 in seven innings. He gave up a season-high four runs, three earned, on five hits and didn’t walk anyone.......Luiz Escanio, 21, worked two scoreless frames for his second save.


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