Hitting Recap: Kyle Schwarber had his best AAA game at the plate, collecting three hits including a mammoth solo homer to straight way centerfield. He also scored twice. Junior Lake went 3-for-3 with two runs and a RBI while Jonathan Mota had two hits and knocked ina pair.
Pitching Chart: Drake Britton turned in his best outing of the season, blanking the Zephyrs for six innings in his 69-pitch outing. The left-hander allowed four hits, fanned four, and had a game score of 68..... Carl Edwards Jr. went two innings, allowing a run on a hit and a walk......Blake Cooper tossed a scoreless ninth.
I-Cubs Notes: Cubs haven’t announced a starter for Sunday’s game.....RHP Donn Roach was promoted to Chicago and Yoervis Medina was sent back to Iowa. To make room for Roach on the 40-man roster, Iowa C Rafael Lopez was designated for assignment.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee @ Mobile—Rained Out
The game was rained out and the two teams will play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 4:05 p.m. EST. The Smokies will send Rob Zastryzny and Felix Pena to the mound.
Smokies News: Cubs have activated LHP Rob Zastryzny from the disabled list and placed C Tyler Pearson on the DL.
Carolina League—High A—Carolina 4, Myrtle Beach 3
Carolina used 10 hits and a two-hour rain delay to sweep Myrtle Beach.
Hitting Recap: 3B Jeimer Candelario (.266) went 2-for-5 with a double and a RBI while C Victor Caratini (.244) collected a pair of hits and knocked in a run. 2B Daniel Lockhart (.217) singled in a run.
Pitching Chart: Jen-Ho Tseng got the start and went five innings before the rain delay ended his night. The right-hander allowed three runs on six hits and walk. Tseng fanned two, threw 82 pitches, and had a game score of 44. Michael Heesch allowed a run in two innings of relief and Jasvir Rakkar worked a scoreless inning.
Pelicans News: All-Star Jonathan Martinez (5-1, 2.95 ERA0 makes his 12th start Sunday at Winston-Salem against White Sox’s prospect Matt Heidenrich (8-2, 2.77 ERA)
Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 6, Lake County 4
South Bend won their fifth straight as right-hander Jake Stinnett set a career mark for innings pitched
Hitting Recap: SS Gleyber Torres (.314) continues to square up baseballs as the 18-year-old went 2-for-5 and knocked in a run. 3B Jason Vosler (.268) swatted his second homer, a solo blast in the 2nd. CF Charcer Burks (.278) had two hits and knocked in a run while LF Rashad Crawford (.288) went 1-for-4 with a RBI triple and scored twice.
Pitching Chart: Jake Stinnett (3-2, 5.30 ERA) threw a career-high 6.2 innings and earned his third win. Last year’s second-round pick allowed four runs (three coming on a homer) on seven hits and walked one. He got 11 ground ball outs, recorded four strikeouts and had a game score of 47. Brad Markey (2.25 ERA) stranded an inherited runner in the 7th and then blanked the Captains for two more frames to earn his second save.
SB-Cubs News: All-Star MVP Jeremy Null (6-2, 2.33 ERA) was scheduled to make his 13th start on Sunday at Lake County but has been promoted to Myrtle Beach.
Northwest League—Short-Season—Eugene 7, Tri-City 4
Eugene (5-5) made it four straight with a win over Tri-City (5-5).
Hitting Recap: LF Eloy Jimenez (.293) went 3-for-3 and knocked in a run to lead the offense. RF Donnie Dewees made his professional debut and hit leadoff, going 0-for-3 with two walks and a run scored. First-round pick Ian Happ (.273) didn’t get a hit but he did knock in a run, scored once, and stole his third base. 2B Frandy Delarosa (.250) was 2-for-4 with a RBI and also stole two bases.1B Matt Rose (.375), C Tyler Alamo (.304), 3B Blake Headley (.182), and SS Vimeal Machin (.100) all knocked in runs.
Pitching Chart: Jose Paulino (5.06 ERA) fanned six over five innings but gave up three runs on six hits and two walks. Paulino had a game score of 47 and was in line for the win when he departed.....Alex Santana (12.46 ERA) got charged with a blown save as an unearned run in the 7th tied the game.....Jae-Hoon Ha (2-0, 3.60 ERA) must think pitching is easy as the outfielder turned pitcher earned his second win, fanning three in two scoreless frames.
Emeralds Notes: LH Andin Diaz gets the start on Sunday.....The Emeralds starting outfield of Jimenez, Happ and Dewees totals $7.5 million in signing bonuses.......The Emeralds started five players drafted this year—Dewees, Happ, Rose, Headley and Machin.
Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 11, Giants 4
Cubs (4-2) collected 11 hits and made in four in a row with a win over the Giants (3-4).
Hitting Recap: Big night at the plate for 21-year-old Robert Garcia (.267) as the switch-hitting outfielder had three hits, knocked in four runs, and scored twice. Wladimir Galindo (.381) went 2-for-2 with two runs, two RBI and a walk while Jose Paniagua (.300) had two hits, scored twice and added a RBI. LF Alex Bautista made his pro debut, going 1-for-5 with a RBI single. CF Robert Caro (.240) knocked in two and 2B Sutton Whiting (.400) scored twice and swiped his second base.
Pitching Chart: Austyn Willis (.2.16 ERA) made his second start, lasting 3.1 frames with a pair of punchouts. The right-hander gave up two runs on six hits and two walks. Tanner Griggs (0.00 ERA) got the final two outs of the fourth. Erling Moreno (1-1, 2.25 ERA), an 18-year-old from Columbia and part of the 2013 international class, collected his first pro win, tossing two scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and coaxed five ground ball outs. Trey Masek (7.36 ERA) gave up a run in two innings and Ariel Ovando (4.50 ERA) struckout the side in the 9th but not before yielding a run.
Dominican Summer League—Cubs 5, Braves 1
Cubs (13-12) snapped their seven-game losing streak with a win over the Braves (10-15).
Hitting Recap: 1B Chris Pieters (.194) led the offense going 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI. SS Yeiler Peguero (.352) singled, walked twice, and scored twice. DH Yovanny Cuevas (.203) went 2-for-3 with two runs while 3B Rafael Mejia (.284) and LF Tony Rijo (.224) knocked in runs.
Pitching Chart: Jesus Tejada (1-0, 3.00 ERA) tossed five innings of one-hit ball to earn his first career win. The 18-year-old right-hander walked one, fanned two, got 10 ground ball outs, and had a game score of 66......Wander Cabrera worked three innings, allowing a run on two hits with three strikeouts.....Luis Aquino threw a scoreless ninth.
Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs 8, Rays 7
Cubs grabbed a 7-1 lead and hung on to beat the Rays and snapped their four-game losing streak.
Hitting Recap: Cubs took advantage of four Rays’ errors, collected nine hits and drew eight walks. 1B Roberto Vahlis (.256) went 3-for-5 with two runs scored. CF Jhonny Bethencourt (.284) had two hits, walked twice and scored two runs. LF Luis Ayala (.277) had a pair of hits while RF Jose Gonzalez (.239), 3B Henrry Pedra (.198), SS Francisco Garay (.164) and Rafael Narea all plated runs. Cubs went 3-for-20 with RISP.
Pitching Chart: 17-year-old Emilio Ferrebus (8.22 ERA) got the start and allowed two runs in three innings on thee hits and two walks. Eugenio Palma (3.20 ERA) allowed four runs in two frames while Jose Leidenz (2-0, 1.50) got the win, giving up a run over two innings. Juan Rengifo (1.00 ERA) collected his 7th save, tossing two scoreless innings.