Cubs May 9-10 Minors Recap

Here’s a look at action from this weekend’s Cubs affiliates.

May 10—Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa 14, Colorado Springs (Brewers) 2
Iowa (15-15) scored eight runs in the 4th and pounded out 16 hits to beat Colorado Springs (10-20).

Hitting Recap: C Taylor Teagarden (.333) swatted a three-run homer and added another RBI, going 2-for-3 with a walk. 2B Javier Baez (.238) had two hits and walk while Junior Lake (.283) had two hits, walked once and scored three times. 3B Arismendy Alcantara (.233) tripled and added a RBI while RF John Andreoli (.293) was 3-for-4. SS Jonathan Mota (.333) added a pair of doubles and two RBI, and CF Adron Chambers (.262) had two hits.

Pitching Chart: Carlos Pimentel not only had two hits and knocked in a pair, he also tossed 5 ? shutout innings for a game score of 61. He allowed five hits, walked three and sent five down on strikes in his 91-pitch outing.....Michael Wagner allowed two runs on three hits in 2? innings and Armando Rivero ran his scoreless streak to 5.2 innings.

I-Cubs Notes: Dallas Beeler (0-2, 9.53 ERA) looks to get back on track as he get the ball on Monday afternoon in the series finale against Colorado Springs.

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May 9—Pacific Coast League—AAA—Colorado Springs (Brewers) 3, Iowa 1
Colorado Springs made the most of their opportunities as they evened the series with Iowa.

Hitting Recap: Iowa collected eight hits and walked six times but could only plate one ruing, going 1-for-11 with RISP and leaving 11 on-base. 1B Mike Baxter plate the only run with a two-out single in the 7th. C Rafael Lopez (.238) and CF Rubi Silva (.233) had two singles. Javier Baez (.233) went 0-for-5 and RF Junior Lake (.265) was 0-for-1 with three walks in his second game since being assigned to Iowa.

Pitching Chart: Eric Jokisch (1-1, 3.38 ERA) tossed six solid innings, getting charged with three runs, only one earned, on five hits and no walks. He fanned three and had a game score of 57.......Gonzalez Germen tossed two shutout frames and Brian Schlitter added another scoreless inning to his total since joining Iowa (4 IP).

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May 9—Southern League—AA— Pensacola (Reds) 5, Tennessee 1
Pensacola won its third straight over Tennessee to take the best-of-five series as the Smokies only tallied one run the final two games.

Hitting Recap: Smokies had six hits and scored their only run in the third when P Felix Pena grounded into a double play. LF Jacob Hannemann (.192), CF Albert Almora (.291) and C Kyle Schwarber (.325) all went 1-for-4. Willson Contreras (.333) got the start at third for the first time since his days in short-season Boise and double in two at-bats and played errorless defense.

Pitching Chart: Felix Pena (2-1, 2.29 ERA) fanned seven over five innings but yielded three runs on six hits and a walk. He threw 81 pitches and finished with a game score of 49. C.J. Edwards fanned four in two frames but surrendered a solo homer. Gerardo Concepcion was charged with a run in the 8th and P.J.Francescon got the final two outs.

Smokies News: Tennessee had Sunday off and return home for a five-game series with Montgomery (Rays) with LHP Jeffry Antigua taking the mound.

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May 10—Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 4, Winston-Salem 3
Tayler Scott tossed four shutout relief innings and Billy McKinney paced the offense with two hits and the go-ahead RBI as Myrtle Beach (19-12) evened the series with Winston-Salem (14-17).

Hitting recap: Pelicans had 10 hits, two each from McKinney, Jacob Rogers and Jeimer Candelario, and the trio added a RBI each. Mark Zagunis scored twice and hit one of three Pelican triples. Myrtle Beach was 2-for-13 with RISP and left 11 on-base.

Pitching chart: Jonathan Martinez went five innings as the Dash scored all three of their runs in the fifth as the Pelicans committed two errors. He allowed five hits, fanned two and got eight ground ball outs......Tayler Scott (2-1, 1.62 ERA) was nearly perfect in relief, facing the minimum over four innings. He gave up a single, fanned four and got four ground ball outs to earn the win.

Pelicans News: Pelicans get to work early on Monday morning with a 11 a.m. EST start with Daury Torrez (2-2, 4.03 ERA) on the mound.

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May 9—Carolina League—High A—GAME 1— Myrtle Beach 3, Winston-Salem (White Sox) 2—10 innings ; GAME 2— Winston-Salem (White Sox) 6, Myrtle Beach1
Billy McKinney’s sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th gave Myrtle Beach in the win the opener but the Dash got their revenge in the nightcap.

Hitting recap: GAME 1—Pelicans only had one hit through five innings but scored twice in the top of the 7th on a RBI triple from Jeimer Candelario and tied the game on Victor Caratini’s RBI single. Mark Zagunis led off the 10th with a double, took third on Kevin Brown’s groundout and scored in McKinney’s sac fly......GAME 2—Pelicans were blanked the first six innings and got on the board in the 7th on CF Trey Martin’s (.234) RBI single. Zagunis (.287) and McKinney (.326) had two hits each.

Pitching chart: GAME 1—Tyler Skulina only gave up three hits in six innings but issued four walks that helped lead to a pair of runs. He fanned four and had a game score of 58. Juan Paniagua tossed two scoreless frames and Jasvir Rakkar (1-0, 0.75 ERA) earned his first win with two shutout innings......GAME 2—Jen-Ho Tseng (1-1, 5/14 ERA) isn’t having the same success as he did in the MWL last year and only lasted 3.2 innings. The right-hander walked a season-high four, allowed with three hits, and gave up four runs. LHP Michael Heesch worked the final 2.1 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits.

Game 1 Box Score and Game 2 Box Scoreand Game Story

Midwest League—Low A—Bowling Green (Rays) 4, South Bend 1
Bowling Green blanked the SB-Cubs for eight innings to take the series finales, handing Ryan Williams his first loss.

Hitting recap: Only three hits for South Bend, singles from Charcer Burks (.327), 2B Chesny Young (.308) and CF Rashad Crawford (.292). Burks scored the only run in the 9th when he walked and eventually scored on Young’s ground out.

Pitching chart: Ryan Williams gave up a season-high eight hits and four runs but only two of the runs were earned. He went six innings and fanned six.....David Garner worked two scoreless innings and fanned three.

SB-Cubs News: South Bend had Sunday off and return home on Monday for a four-game series with Lansing with Jake Stinnett (0-2, 5.85 ERA) getting the start.

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