Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa
Iowa had the day off and host Colorado Spring on Thursday night with Felipe Paulino (0-3, 6.75 ERA) getting the start. Javier Baez is expected to miss at least four weeks and will be re-evaluated.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee vs. Birmingham.
Tennessee’s game was canceled and the game will not be made up. A malfunction with Smokies Stadium sprinkler system caused parts of the field to take on water and it was determined by both clubs to cancel the game. Smokies head to Jacksonville and send Felix Pena (5-2, 3.32 ERA) to the mound.
Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 9, Frederick 6
Frederick (28-21) scored four times in the bottom of the 9th to send the game into extra innings but Myrtle Beach (35-23) prevailed.
Hitting Recap: Pelican had 18 hits (17 singles) and scored three runs in the top of the ninth and added three more in the 12th. DH Mark Zagunis (.305) was 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBI while 1B Jacob Rogers (.253) had three hits and knocked in three. C Victor Caratini (.248) doubled and drove home three while CF Trey Martin (.243) and RF Kevin Brown (.237) both collected three hits.
Pitching Chart: Duane Underwood surrendered one run on three hits over six innings, walking one with three strikeouts in the 67-pitch outing. James Pugliese gave up a run in the 7th and after a scoreless 8th, Tyler Ihrig let the first two hitters of the 9th reach base. Jasvir Rakkar couldn’t get the job done, allowing both inherited runners to score as well as two more cross the plate as he suffered his third blown save. Juan Paniagua (1-1, 1.69 ERA) got the win, fanning three over two scoreless innings.
Pelicans News: Paul Blackburn (4-2, 4.15 ERA) gets the start in the series finale Thursday night in Frederick
Midwest League—Low A—Burlington 6, South Bend 4
Burlington (29-30) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 8th and beat South Bend (26-31) in the series opener.
Hitting Recap: 1B Yasiel Balaguert (.291) had three hits, including a pair of doubles and knocked in a run while SS Gleyber Torres (.315) collected two hits, scored once, drove in a run, swiped his 9th base, and fanned twice. RF Jeffrey Baez (.218) doubled, walked, and scored twice while C Cael Brockmeyer (.302) and Rashad Crawford (.273) plated runs.
Pitching Chart: Zach Hedges allowed three runs over five innings, on five hits, two walks and three strikeouts. He threw 71 pitches, 42 for strikes, and had a game score of 46. Tommy Thorpe (1-5, 5.04 ERA) threw the final three frames, allowing three runs in the 8th on four hits and two walks. Thorpe threw 51 pitches, 29 for strikes, and took the loss.
SB-Cubs News: Cubs are back in Burlington on Thursday night and send Trevor Clifton (2-4, 3.83 ERA) to the mound.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 6, Tigers 5
Cubs (7-3) won their 4th straight and second in a row over the Tigers (6-4).
Hitting Recap: Cubs only had four hits but took advantage of six walks, three errors, and eight steals, including home by SS Yeiler Peguero (.351). CF Tony Rijo (.269) went 3-for-4 with a run and a RBI while 1B Chris Pieters (.217) scored twice and knocked home a run. 2B Fidel Mejia (.314) finished 1-for-4 with a RBI
Pitching Chart: Jesus Tejada got the start and allowed four runs on hive hits and a walks in four innings. The 18-year-old right-hander fanned seven in his first pro start. Pablo Ochoa (1-1, 4.15) got credit for the victory, holding the Tigers to one run over 4.2 innings. Luiz Escanio got the final out for his second save.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 13, Rays 6
Cubs (11-10) collected eight hits and drew 10 walks in the win over the first-place Rays (15-5).
Hitting Recap: Cubs scored eight times in the 4th and added five more in the 6th. CF Jose Gonzalez (.231) led the offensive attack, going 2-for-2 three RBI. 3B Henrry Pedra (.212) and DH Robert Vahlis (.183) both knocked in two runs while SS Rafael Narea (.205) scored three times. RF Lis Ayala (.273) went 1-for-3 with two runs, two walks, and a RBI.
Pitching Chart: Freddy Tineo only lasted two innings, yielding four runs on five hits, one that left the yard. Mauro Vides tossed three no-hit frames with three walks and two punchouts for the win. Moises Ramirez got his first save, allowing two unearned runs over the final four innings.