Cubs July 29 Minor League Recap

First-round pick Kyle Schwarber blasted a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th as Daytona won its seventh straight. Boise collected 20 hits in their victory at Hillsboro while the VSL and DSL Cubs were both winners. Iowa dropped their sixth straight, Tennessee lost on a walk-off swinging bunt, and Kane County matched its longest losing streak of year.

Roster Moves, News, Notes

Tyler Ihrig was promoted from Boise to Kane County to replace Paul Blackburn, who was put on the inactive list. Blackburn is nearing his inning limit and will be monitored the final month......RHP C.J. Edwards is on his way back to Tennessee after a pair of short rehab starts in Mesa.

AAA—New Orleans 2, Iowa 1—10 innings

New Orleans tied the game on a two-out walk in the ninth and won it on a roller back to the mound with the bases loaded in the 10th.

At the Dish: Kris Bryant hit his 12th homer in AAA and 34th on the season, a solo shot in the 4th for Iowa’s only run. I-Cubs had 10 hits and drew four walks but were 0-for-9 with RISP and left 13 on. Bryant (.309) finished 2-4 and Mike Olt (.320) had two singles. Javier Baez (.254) went 0-5 and Jorge Soler didn’t play.

On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee (1-0, 2.37 ERA) got the start and tossed six shutout innings, fanning five with five hits. Marcos Mateo (1-0, 3.49) added two more scoreless frames and set five down on strikes. Zac Rosscup (2-0, 2.66) didn’t allow a hit, fanned two but walked four and was charged with the blown save. Alberto Cabrera (3-2, 3.94) didn’t retire a batter as a single, double, intentional walk and infield single ended the game.

I-Cubs Notes: Eric Jokisch (6-8 4.01) tries to end the I-Cubs six-game skid on Wednesday night.


AA—Birmingham 3, Tennessee 2

A swinging bunt with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth gave Birmingham the walk-off win and moved the Barons in front of Tennessee by a half-game for first

At the Dish: After seven shutout innings, RF Jae-Hoon Ha (.226) got the Smokies on the board in the 8th with a leadoff double and eventually scored when the shortstop booted a grounder with two outs. The Smokies tied the game in the 9th when pinch-runner Pin-Chieh Chen (.217) scored on Ha’s two-out RBI single. Smokies only had five hits, singles by Addison Russell (.304), Stephen Bruno (.278) and Luis Flores (.247).

On the Hill: Pierce Johnson (3-4, 2.98 ERA) fanned eight over six innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks. Johnson used 90 pitches, 60 for strikes, and allowed a leadoff homer. Jeffrey Lorick fanned two in 1.2 frames while P.J. Francescon (9-6, 4.11 ERA) took the loss, allowing three hits and a walk in the 9th.

Smokies Notes: Jeffry Antigua (0-1, 3.38 ERA) will try to pitch the Smokies back into first place in the final game of the series on Wednesday night.


High A—Daytona 6, Bradenton 4—10 innings

Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th as Daytona won their seventh straight.

At the Dish: Schwarber (.265) was 6-for-30 entering the game but went 2-4 with a double, walked, scored twice and provided the game-winning heroics. Schwarber told Daytona broadcaster Luke Mauro he was looking to get a pitch he could elevate and he got it, wasn’t sure if was a change-up or a fastball. The Cubs first-round pick has settled into a routine, becoming the personal catcher for Rob Zastryzny, and spending the other four games splitting time between left field and DH.....Gioskar Amaya (.294) had three singles while Wes Darvill went 2-4 with a double, a RBI and a run. Darvill (.285) has reached base in 44 of his last 46 games.

On the Hill: Rob Zastryzny (2-6, 5.10 ERA) worked into the sixth, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks. The lefty fanned four and allowed a two-run homer. It was his 8th time that he’s allowed seven or more hits in his 18th start....Yao-Lin Wang pitched out of two jams but kept the Marauders off the board for 2.1 innings, despite allowing an inherited runner to score in the sixth. Stephen Perakslis (2-0, 4.73 ERA) got the win, tossing two scoreless fames with two strikeouts.

Cubs Notes: With the winnings streak, Daytona now leads the North Division by 4.5 games over Brevard County.


Low A—Wisconsin 3, Kane County 2

Jacob Rogers hit a pair of homers but it wasn’t enough as the Cougars dropped their 4th straight.

At the Dish: The Cougars’ first baseman provided all the offense with solo shots in the sixth and again in the eighth. He has 13 on the year and also drew a walk. Chesny Young and Carlos Penalver both doubled as Cougars had seven hits and went 0-for-7 with RISP.

On the Hill: Duane Underwood (5-3, 2.52 ERA) surrendered a two-run homer in the second and kept the Rattlers off the board the other four innings. He fanned six, allowed four hits and walked two. Underwood threw 85 pitches, 55 for strikes.....Michael Wagner allowed a run in two frames while Jasvir Rakkar made his MWL debut needing only 12 pitches to work a 1-2-3 8th.

Cougars Notes: Jen-Ho Tseng (6-0, 2.68 ERA) looks to end the losing streak on Wednesday night


Short-Season—Boise 11, Hillsboro 2

Boise’s offense erupted for 20 hits as they whipped the Hops.

At the Dish: Daniel Lockhart led the hit parade, going 4-4 with two doubles and two RBI in his second rehab game. Mark Zagunis (.333), Danny Canela (.293) and Bryant Flete (.240) all had three hits while Canela plated three runs and Zagunis added two. David Bote (.319) and Justin Marra (.295) had two hits each.

On the Hill: For the second time this season, Josh Conway was perfect for three innings, recording a pari of strikeouts. Sam Wilson (4-0, 3.93 ERA) allowed two runs over three innings and Francisco Carrillo tossed the final three frames for his first save.

Hawks Notes: Trevor Graham (3-3, 5.63 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday night as the Hawks return home to face Vancouver.


Arizona Rookie League—Angels 11, Cubs 4

Cubs committed five errors that led to eight unearned runs in the loss.

At the Dish: Andrew Ely had three singles and Gleyber Torres had a two-run triple to lead the Cubs’ offense. Alberto Mineo knocked in a run while Kevonte Mitchell went 1-4 with a walk.

On the Hill: Scott Frazier’s command issues continued as the right-hander only got one out and was pulled after five walks. He was charged with five runs, one earned. The Cubs sixth round pick has been unable to find the strike zone with stops in Kane County and Boise, and his second game in Mesa, first since June 23......Jose Paulino gave up three runs in 5.2 innings and Austyn Willis was charged with two unearned runs in two frames. Hector Perez gave up a run in the ninth.


Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 5, Tigers 4

SS Andruw Monasterio (.292) led off the bottom of the 10th with a triple and scored on 1B Leonard Gonzalez’ walk-off single.

At the Dish: CF Jose Gonzalez (.226), LF Danny Gutierrez (.295) and RF Luis Ayala (.213) all had two hits while 3B Miguel Rico (.262) and 2B Henrry Pedra knocked in runs.

On the Hill: Harrison Bermudez (1-5, 5.47 ERA) allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over five innings in his 12th start. Alex Pacheco tossed two shutout frames but Julio Sanchez only lasted two batters—a walk and a hit batter. Jesus Arias (2-1, 4.23 ERA) allowed both inherited runners to score and got charged with the blown save but the right-hander ended the game with three scoreless innings for the win.


Dominican Summer League—Cubs 14, Mets II 1

Cubs collected 14 hits and won easily.

At the Dish: DH Frandy Delarosa (.272) went 3-6 with 5 RBI and was a homer shy of the cycle. 1B Yohan Matos (.314/.414/.540) slugged his fifth homer and went 1-2 with 2 RBI, three runs and two walks. CF Roberto Caro (.304) had two triples and leads the DSL with 13. He finished 3-4 and scored four times. RF Jenner Emeterio (.310) and Robert Garcia (.340) had two hits and 3B Richard Nunez (.206) plated a pair.

On the Hill: One pitcher in the DSL that doesn’t need 14 runs, its Santiago Rodriguez (7-0, 1.04 ERA) who fanned nine and allowed a run on five hits over six innings. Junior Marte tossed a scoreless 7th and Dilson Vasquez kept the Mets off the board the final two innings.


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