Cubs July 26 Minors Recap

Myrtle Beach’s Brad Markey fanned 10 over seven shutout innings as the Pelican’s beat Carolina. That was the highlight on Sunday as the other five affiliates all lost, three suffering late-inning defeats.

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Memphis (Cardinals) 2, Iowa 1
After only getting one hit over the first eight innings, Memphis (54-48) scored twice in the bottom of the 9th for the walk-off win over Iowa (52-49).

In the Box: 3B Mike Olt (.268) homered for the second day in a row, his 4th, to provide the only offense for the I-Cubs. Olt, CF Matt Szczur (.302), and RF Rubi Silva (.280) all had two hits.

Pitching Chart: Jeffry Antigua (1-1, 3.06 ERA) one-hit the Redbirds for six frames, allowing only a single and retired the last 14 hitters he faced. The left-hander fanned two and had a game score of 72......Ben Rowan and Blake Cooper both worked 1-2-3 innings. Brian Schlitter (2-1, 1.19 ERA) only got one out in the ninth as a double, a walk, and another double ended the game.

I-Cubs Notes: Tsuyoshi Wada (1-4, 4.39 ERA) get the ball on Monday night in the series final in Memphis......Clayton Richard is expected to make his first start of the I-Cubs on Wednesday in Nashville.

Box Score and Game Story

Southern League—AA—Chattanooga (Twins) 8, Tennessee 0
Chattanooga (11-17, 54-42) won the final two games to take the five-game set with Tennessee (12-17, 51-47).

In the Box: Smokies had eight hits in the contest but with most shutouts were 0-for-9 with RISP and stranded nine. 1B Jacob Rogers (.263) and 3B Jeimer Candelario (.250) both went 2-for-4 with a double. CF Albert Almora (.243) and RF Billy McKinney (.274) added singles.

Pitching Chart: Felix Pena (5-7, 4.22 ERA) fanned eight over five innings but surrendered four runs on four hits and three walks. He added a balk, a wild pitch and ended his 99-pitch outing with a game score of 50......Zach Cates (5.30 ERA) allowed two runs on four walks and a hit in the sixth and Juan Paniagua (5.79 ERA) gave up two runs over the final three frames on three hits with two strikeouts.

Smokies News: Tennessee takes Monday off and then travels to Montgomery for a five-game series. Pierce Johnson (4-0, 1.73 ERA) gets the start on Tuesday and Rob Zastryzny is slated to get the ball on Wednesday night.

Box Score and Game Story

Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 3, Carolina (Braves) 1
Brad Markey twirled a gem to lead Myrtle Beach (16-15, 57-43) over Carolina (15-16, 49-51) and snap a four-game losing streak.

In the Box: Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in the fifth when DH Kevin Brown (.266) led off with a double, took third on a single by 3B Jason Vosler (.200), and scored on 2B Daniel Lockhart’s (.230) RBI single. CF Trey Martin’s (.233) two-out single plated Vosler. After LF Pin-Chieh Chen (.275) reached on an error in the sixth, Vosler delivered a double for a 3-0 advantage. Brown and Vosler both finished with two hits while 1B Chesny Young (.345) went 0-for-4 to snap his 44-game on base streak and his 14-game hit streak.

Pitching Chart: Brad Markey (2-0, 1.08 ERA) had the best outing of his young career, fanning a career-high 10 in seven shutout innings, also a career mark. The right-hander allowed three hits and walked one in his fourth pro start for a game score of 80. The 5-foot-11, right hander was the Cubs 19th round pick last year out of Virginia Tech. He commands a fastball (89-92), a low 80s changeup, and a curveball in the high 70s.....James Farris (7.11 ERA) worked a 1-2-3 eighth and Jasvir Rakkar (2.45 ERA) garnished his 11th save, despite giving up a run on two hits.

Pelicans News: Jen-Ho Tseng (4-6, 3.44 ERA) gets the ball on Monday night against Carolina.

Box Score and Game Story

Midwest League—Low A—West Michigan (Tigers) 5, South Bend 1
West Michigan (18-12, 51-48) salvaged the final game of the series against South Bend (16-15, 45-53).

In the Box: Cubs had twice as many hits as West Michigan, two each from CF Ian Happ (.500) and LF Charcer Burks (.282). Gioskar Amaya’s RBI single in the first scored the only run.

Pitching Chart: Lots of publicity about the success of Ryan Williams and Jeremy Null, second-round pick Jake Stinnett gets mentioned a bunch, and then there’s Zach Hedges. The 22-year-old leads the team with 96.1 innings and sports a respectable 3.74 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP, tied for 12th among MWL qualified starters beginning play on Sunday. The 26th round pick last year out of Azusa Pacific College made his 17th start and lasted five innings, ending a streak of six straight starts of over six innings. The Whitecaps took advantage of four hits, two walks and two hit batters to plate five runs, one coming on a solo homer. Hedges (5-7, 4.00 ERA) threw 80 pitches, 47 for strikes, and had a game score of 40.....Dillon Maples (4.30 ERA) threw two innings of no-hit ball but did walk and a pair and Tyler Ihrig (2.93 ERA) worked a 1-2-3 ninth.

SB-Cubs News: Cubs have Monday off and open up a three-game series at Great Lakes on Tuesday with Erick Leal (7-6, 4.52 ERA) on the hill.

Box Score and Game Story

Northwest League—Short-Season—Boise 6, Eugene 4
Boise scored four times in the top of the 9th to win the final game of the first half over Eugene.

In the Box: 1B Matt Rose (.265) had a career-high four-hit night, knocking in a run in the first and the go-ahead RBI (26) in the fifth to run his season total to 26..... LF Eloy Jimenez (.280) had two doubles, walked and scored twice while DH Alberto Mineo (.211) and RF Kevonte Mitchell (.141) both knocked in runs. CF Donnie Dewees singled, walked and stole his fifth base.

Pitching Chart: Casey Bloomquist made his first pro start in his third career game. The right-hander from San Luis Obispo College only needed 15 pitches to put down six Boise hitters in two innings, three on strikes......Kyle Miller surrendered a two-run homer in the fourth, the only runs he allowed in two frames in his NWL debut. He fanned three and walked one.....Jae-Hoon Ha (2.41 ERA) matched his season-high with three scoreless innings, allowing a hit with three strikeouts......Tanner Griggs made his fourth appearance for the Ems, working a 1-2-3 eighth but didn’t make it out of the ninth. After loading the bases, he hit his second hitter of the frame to force in a run. A wild pitch tied the game and after another hit batter, a two-run single gave the Hawks a 6-4 lead.....John Williamson got the final out of the ninth

Emeralds Notes: Oscar De La Cruz (2-2, 2.23 ERA) takes the hill on Monday night, the first game of the second half.

Box Score and Game Story

Arizona Rookie League—Brewers 4, Cubs 0
Brewers (13-16) scored three times in the 8th to beat the Cubs (14-14).

In the Box: Cubs were held to four hits, two from 1B Juan Paniagua. SS Javier Baez went 1-for 3 with a single it what is believed to be his final rehab tune up before he reports to AAA Iowa. LF Angelo Amendolare, Cubs 27th round pick in June, also singled.

Pitching Chart: Jesus Camargo made his third start (six games) and tossed four shutout frames. The 19-year-old from Mexico fanned four, gave up three hits and walked two for a game score of 63......Relief pitcher Matt Brazis made his third rehab appearance in Mesa after going on the DL back in April in Tennessee, working a 1-2-3 sixth....Jesus Castillo (0-1, 5.73 ERA) fanned four over two innings but got charged with three runs, one earned, on three hits and took the loss......Scott Effross pitched the ninth, allowing a run on two hits.

Box Score

Dominican Summer League—Cubs
Cubs (26-22) had Sunday off and are currently eight games back of first-place Red Sox II (34-14) in the San Pedro de Macoris division. Twenty-four games remain in the season.

Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs
Cubs 23-27 had the day off. Two weeks remain in the season and the Cubs are all but out of the playoff hunt, 10 games behind second-place Tigers.

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