Cubs April 29 Minor League Recap

Here’s a look at action around the Cubs affiliates for Wednesday, April 29, including strong pitching performances from Felix Pena, Jonathan Martinez (pictured) and Jeremy Null.

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa
I-Cubs had the day off and will host Oklahoma City (Dodgers) on Thursday night. Dallas Beeler is expected to make his second rehab start.

Southern League—AA—Chattanooga (Twins) 3, Tennessee 1
Lookouts scored twice in the top of the 9th to take the series finale.

Hitting Recap: Smokies only run of the game came on a RBI single from Elliot Soto (.276) in the 7th to tie the game.....2B Stephen Bruno (.310) had two of Tennessee’s six hits. Kyle Schwarber (.377) was 1-for-4 with a double and Daniel Vogelbach (.369) was 0-for-3 with a walk. Vogelbach is 0-for-his-last-11.

Pitching Chart: Felix Pena continues to impress in AA as the right-hander fanned seven over seven innings. He allowed a run on four hits and two walks and lowered his ERA to 1.46 in 24.2 innings, four starts....C.J. Edwards (0-2, 4.66 ERA) took the loss, giving up two runs in the 9th on three hits and a walk. The right-hander threw 43 pitches, 24 for strikes.

Smokies News: Smokies have yet to announce a starter for the opener in Birmingham on Thursday night.

Box Score and Game Story

Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 2, Wilmington (Royals) 1
Myrtle Beach scored two runs in the top of the 8th to end a four-game losing streak.

Hitting recap: Pelicans only had six hits on the night, two coming from LF Mark Zagunis and one plating a run in the 8th. RF Billy McKinney (.310) was 2-for-4. Trey Martin singled, stole second, took third on a throwing error and scored on Carlos Penalver’s sacrifice bunt to tie the game. Daniel Lockhart (.232) walked and scored the winning run.

Pitching chart: Jonathan Martinez (0-1, 2.12 ERA) blanked the Blue Rocks for six innings, allowing two singles and no walks. He only needed 63 pitches and fanned two in the non-decision. Despite giving up back-to-back doubles and a run, Ben Wells got credit for the win after his inning of work. Gerardo Concepcion tossed the final two frames to earn his first save of the season.

Pelicans News: Pelicans look for the series win as Daury Torrez (2-1, 3.78 ERA) gets the start.

Box Score and Game Story

Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 2, West Michigan (Tigers) 0
Three South Bend (10-10) hurlers combined for the shutout and SS Gleyber Torres knocked in both runs in the 8th to down West Michigan.

Hitting recap: Cubs made the most of their six hits, two coming from Gleyber Torres, including a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the 8th. The 18-year-old is hitting .394 over his last 10 games.....3B Jason Vosler had two singles and Charcer Burks (.328) was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a walk

Pitching chart: Jeremy Null lowered his ERA to 0.79 ERA with 5.2 shutout innings. The right-hander tossed his second straight shutout appearance, fanning six while allowing six hits in his 77-pitch effort. Null hasn’t walked a hitter in 22.2 innings......James Farris (2-1, 3.97 ERA) kept the Whitecaps scoreless for 2.1 innings to earn the win and Jordan Minch pitched the ninth for his first save.

SB-Cubs News: Erick Leal (2-0, 1.80 ERA) gets the start on Thursday afternoon in the series finale.

Box Score and Game Story

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