Pacific Coast League—AAA—Colorado Springs (Brewers) 4, Iowa 1
Colorado Springs (23-25) collected 11 hits and beat Iowa (32-19).
Hitting Recap: Iowa scored its lone run in the 2nd on a RBI double from 1B Taylor Davis (.290). C Rafael Lopez (.269) was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored. 2B Arismendy Alcantara (.276) went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts while Matt Szczur (.294) went 1-for-3 with a walk.
Pitching Chart: Donn Roach suffered his first loss of the season, allowing four runs, two earned, on seven hits and three walks. He lasted six innings, fanned three, and got 10 ground ball outs in his 89-pitch outing. Armando Rivero, Yoanner Negrin and Yoervis Medina all worked a scoreless inning.
I-Cubs Notes: Dallas Beeler (1-5, 8.31 ERA) gets the start on Sunday as the I-Cubs and Sky Sox wrap up the series.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee 12, Jacksonville (Marlins) 3
Jacob Hannemann had a career day with four extra base hits and six RBI as Tennessee beat Jacksonville in a game called in the bottom of the 9th due to rain.
Hitting Recap: CF Jacob Hannemann (.207) had four extra-base hits, including a grand slam homer, and knocked in a career high six runs to lead the offense. Hannemann went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and his first career grand slam in the 7th. Billy McKinney slugged his first AA homer, a solo shot in the 4th, and 2B Stephen Bruno (.266) followed with a homer, and finished 3-for-5 with two RBI. Daniel Vogelbach (.301) had two hits and knocked in a run, Albert Almora (.245) delivered a pinch-hit RBI double, and Wes Darvill went 2-for-3 with a run batted in. Tyler Pearson made his AA debut, going 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored. Willson Contreras (.327) walked as a pinch-hitter but was lifted for a pinch-runner. Kyle Schwarber had the day off.
Pitching Chart: With the thermometer reading 88 degrees at first pitch with the noon start, Ivan Pineyro labored through four innings, allowing six hits and a walk but only one run. The right-hander fanned two and left after 67 pitches, 40 for strikes. Taylor Scott made his 4th appearance and surrendered a run in the sixth but got credit for the win, allowing four walks and hit in two innings. Starling Peralta gave up a run over two frames and P.J. Francescon walked the leadoff man in the 9th but the game was called due to rain.
Smokies News: Jacob Turner is expected to make his second rehab start on Sunday in Jacksonville.
Carolina League—High A— Lynchburg (Indians) 14, Myrtle Beach 4
Lynchburg (31-31) exploded for 16 hits as every starter got a base knock in the win over Myrtle Beach (32-25).
Hitting Recap: 1B Jacob Rogers (.246) smashed a three-run homer in the 8th inning as the Pelicans scored four times in the frame. 3B Chesny Young (.364) went 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored while SS Carlos Penalver (.227) had two hits, including a double. LF Shawon Dunston (.229) made his first start since coming off the DL, going 1-for-3 with a walk. Dunston missed 46 games with a shoulder injury.
Pitching Chart: Jen-Ho Tseng threw a season-high 89 pitches but had his worst outing, allowing six runs on eight hits and two walks. Tseng got hit hard as the Hillcats collected five extra base hits and scored six times in the third. While the right-hander has said he’s trying to improve his velocity, he’s leaving a lot of his pitches up in the zone and opponents are taking advantage of the mistakes. Juan Paniagua didn’t miss many bats either, surrendering four runs in the sixth after stranding a pair in the fifth in relief of Tseng. Tyler Ihrig, who’s pitched at level full season level over the first two plus months, made his second appearance for Myrtle Beach, yielding four runs on four hits over two innings. Zach Cates pitched the final inning.
Pelicans News: All-Star right-hander Jonathan Martinez (4-1, 2.76 ERA) gets the start on Sunday night in the series finale against Lynchburg.
Midwest League—Low A— Peoria (Cardinals) 7, South Bend 6—16 innings
South Bend’s bullpen blew leads in the 9th and the 13th, and then lost it in the 16th in a game that went over five hours, including a one-hour rain delay.
Hitting Recap: 3B David Bote (.227) had a big game for the SB-Cubs going 2-for-7 with a two-run homer in the 8th to give South Bend a 4-3 lead. He finished with three RBI. SS Jason Vosler (.268) went 2-for-7 with a RBI triple in the 13th while LF Rashad Crawford (.279) singled, walked twice, scored twice and stole his 8th base.
Pitching Chart: Jeremy Null allowed three runs on six hits over six innings but didn’t return after the rain delay. The right-hander threw 84 pitches and fanned three. David Garner fanned three in two scoreless frames. Francisco Carrillo gave up two runs in the bottom of the 9th, his third blown save. Ryan McNeil had his second straight solid outing, tossing three innings of one hit ball with two punchouts. Brad Markey worked three innings but got tagged with a blown save, allowing a run in the 13th on a double, a walk and a single, but got a double play, to end the inning, including throwing out a runner at home. All-Star James Farris only got one out in the 16th, giving up double and a walk-off single.
SB-Cubs News: Erick Leal (4-4, 5.19 ERA) will be looking to get back on track as he takes the mound on Sunday evening in Peoria.
Dominican Summer League—Marlins 3, Cubs 2
Marlins (6-7) scored a run in the 8th to tie the game and then won on a walk-off in the 9th to beat Cubs (9-4).
Pitching Chart: Junior Marte tossed five solid innings, allowing an unearned run over five innings on two hits and three walks. He fanned three and had a game score of 61. Jose Morel went 3.1 innings but got charged with a blown save and took the loss as only one of the two runs was earned.
Venezuelan Summer League—Phillies 7, Cubs 2
Phillies (9-14) scored five times in their final two at-bats to down the Cubs (12-12) for the second straight day.
Pitching Chart: Emilo Ferrebus, one of the Cubs top signs last summer, made his third pro start and lasted three innings, allowing a run on two hits and a walk. The 17-year-old fanned three and has 10 K in 10 IP. Bryan Molina tossed two scoreless innings while Harrinson Bermudez got charged witha blow save and took the loss, surrendering three runs over 2.1 innings. Mauro Vides got the final five outs but not before he allowed three runs and two inherited runners to score.