The Cubs made moves from Chicago to Everett on Tuesday,.....OF/1B Mike Baxter was promoted to Chicago and will take the roster spot of Welington Castillo, who was traded earlier in the day. The Cubs also promoted OF Junior Lake and LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Chicago and sent Brian Schlitter to Iowa and designated Phil Coke for assignment......RHP Felipe Paulino, signed to a minor league deal this spring, was promoted to Iowa and RHP Michael Wagner was sent from Iowa to Tennessee...... RHP Dallas Beeler was taken off the DL to Chicago and optioned to Iowa......RHP Stephen Perakslis, Tennessee, was placed on the DL.......IF Bryant Flete was assigned to Tennessee from extended spring training and C Erick Castillo has been sent from Tennessee back to Mesa and will join Everett.
Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa @ Oklahoma City—Rained Out
Tuesday night’s game was rained out and the I-Cubs have Wednesday off. They return home on Thursday for a series with Tacoma (Mariners).
Hitting Recap: Smokies ended their scoring drought in the third on Elliot Soto’s RBI triple, plating Ryan Dent (.240). They added two more in the fifth on a bases loaded walk to Daniel Vogelbach (.326) and the second run scored on a Willson’s Contreras (.301) fielder’s choice grounder to third. Soto ended the game 3-for-3 with a walk and is batting .294. Smokies had six hits and went 0-for-8 with RISP.
Pitching Chart: It looks as if Ivan Pineyro (4-1, 2.70 ERA) has regained his form that put him in the conversation as one of the Cubs top pitching prospects. Sidelined by injuries last year, the right-hander fanned six over seven shutout innings. He allowed four hits, walked three, and recorded seven ground ball outs. He threw 101 pitches, 65 for strikes, and finished with a game score of 72.....C.J. Edwards didn’t allow a hit in recording his third save but the righty did walk three. He put three down on strikes and threw 39 pitches, 19 for strikes. If Edwards can make the walks start disappearing, there’s no reason to think he won’t be sitting in the Wrigley bullpen soon.
Smokies News: Felix Pena (1-2, 2.76 ERA) get the start on Wednesday morning with a 10:30 a.m. CST, start time.
Carolina League—High A— Frederick (Orioles) 6, Myrtle Beach 2
Frederick (21-18) ended Myrtle Beach’s (23-13) five-game winning streak, taking the first game between the two teams this season.
Hitting Recap: SS Carlos Penalver (.228) knocked in the Pelican’s only run with a RBI single, and finished 1-for-2 with a walk.....RF Mark Zagunis was on base four times with three walks and a single..... Chesny Young continues to impress in High A, going 2-for-5 to up his average to .389. He also stole his second base....Victor Caratini had two hits and drew a walk. Pelicans were just 1-for-10 with RISP.
Pitching Chart: Jen-Ho Tseng made his sixth start and didn’t make it out of the 5th inning, something he’s only done twice this season. The right-hander gave up a solo homer in the first and then settled down, retiring seven in a row at one point. In the fourth, three singles, a walk, a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly ended his night. He finished with a line of 4.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 5 K and threw 68 pitches, 43 for strikes. He had a game score of 46......Juan Paniagua fanned two in 2.1 shutout frames and continues to look good out of the bullpen with his blazing fastball.....Zach Cates walked three and got charged with two runs (1 earned) in the 8th.....Josh Conway allowed a run in the 9th on two hits but he did fan a pair.
Pelicans News: Jonathan Martinez (1-1, 2.25 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday night for Myrtle Beach, his 6th.....OF Trey Martin has swiped 14 straight bases dating back to last year, 6-for-6 with the Pelicans.
Midwest League—Low A—Lansing (Blue Jays) 7, South Bend 3
Lansing (22-17) scored four times in the third and beat South Bend (18-21) for the second straight game and handed the Cubs their sixth loss in seven games.
Hitting Recap: LF Charcer Burks (.321) extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits, two RBI, and his 12th stolen base. 3B Jesse Hodges (.245) went 3-for-4 with a triple and a RBI while Jason Vosler (.257) collected two hits and scored once.
Pitching Chart: With the hot starts of Jeremy Null and Ryan Williams, Erick Leal has pretty much gone unnoticed but may be the best starter on the staff. Just 20-years-old, Leal was acquired from Arizona in the Tony Campana trade. On Tuesday morning, Leal breezed through the first two innings but ran into trouble in the third as four straight hits to start the inning and a balk plated four runs. Lansing added run in the sixth and he finished with a line of 6.2 IP, 9 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 4 K. Game score 38.....LHP Jordan Minch entered the game in the 7th and allowed a run on two hits. Minch, the Cubs 35th round pick out of Purdue last year, has appeared in 10 games for South Bend, tossing 18 innings with 9 BB, 14 K, and a 4.50 ERA.
SB-Cubs News: Zach Hedges (2-2, 3.48 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday as the SB-Cubs have another 10:35 a.m. EST start.
Venezuelan Summer League—Tigers 11, Cubs 5
Tigers scored five runs in the 4th and added four more in the 5th to beat the Cubs and split the first two-game series of the season.
Hitting Recap: 1B Fidel Matos led the Cubs 10-hit attack, going 3-for-5, including a double. CF Jose Gonzalez had two hits and knocked in all three three runs. 2B Henrry Pedra was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored while DH Roberto Vahlis was 1-for-3 and scored twice.
Pitching Chart: Emilo Ferrebus got the start and threw three shutout innings, allowing two hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Bryan Molina only got one out in the 4th, allowing five runs on four hits and a walk. Harrinson Bermudez worked 2.2 innings, surrendering six runs on four hits and two walks. Alex Pacheco pitched the final three frames, limiting the Tigers to just one hit but did allow two inherited runners to score in the 7th.