Cubs July 27 Minors Recap

Iowa, Myrtle Beach and Eugene all used the long ball to earn wins on Monday night. Mike Olt (pictured) homered for the third straight game to help Iowa end a six-game skid.

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa 8, Memphis 3
Iowa (53-49) snapped their six game losing streak behind three homer at Memphis (54-49).

In the Box: Mike Olt (.284) homered for the third straight game, a solo shot (5) and extended his hit streak to eight games. Olt was 3-for-5, scored three times, and is hitting .389 over his last 10 games....Christina Villanueva added a two-run blast in the 8th, his 14th, and Chris Valaika knocked in three runs, two coming on his fifth homer...Matt Szczur extended his hit streak to eight games, and has multi-hits in five straight games, hitting .410 over last 10 games.

Pitching Chart: Tsuyoshi Wada (2-4, 3.11 ERA) worked six innings, allowing two unearned runs on four hits and a walk. He fanned six, threw 85 pitches, and had a game score of 65...... Carl Edwards Jr.. fanned four in two frames, allowing a run on a wild pitch. Frank Batista worked a 1-2-3 ninth.

I-Cubs Notes: Clayton Richard makes his first start for Iowa after being optioned from Chicago as the I-Cubs start a series in Nashville on Tuesday night. SS Javier Baez is expected to join the team.

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Southern League—AA—Tennessee
Tennessee had the day off and 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.

Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 4, Carolina 3
A solid outing from Jen-Ho Tseng and a sacrifice fly off the bat of Trey Martin proved to be the difference in Myrtle Beach’s (58-43) win over Carolina (49-52).

In the Box: 1B Jason Vosler (.231) knocked in three runs and hit his first homer at Myrtle Beach, a two-run blast. Vosler was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the first and then went deep in the sixth to tie the game at 3-3. LF Pin-Chief Chen (.279) extended his hit streak to 14 games with two hits while RF Kevin Brown’s (.262) 8-game hitting streak was snapped. CF Trey Martin (.231) went 0-for-2 but delivered the game-winner with a sac fly in the 7th.

Pitching Chart: Jen-Ho Tseng (5-6, 3.48 ERA) went seven innings, allowing three earned runs on seven hits and a walk. He fanned four, only threw 82 pitches, and had a game score of 54....... Josh Conway (3.08 ERA) extended his unearned runs streak to nine games and 14.1 innings, with two no-hit frames for his second save. The right-hander walked one and fanned one.

Pelicans News: Pelicans look to make it two straight over Carolina as they send Jonathan Martinez (6-2, 3.39 ERA) to the mound on Tuesday night.

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Midwest League—Low A—South Bend
Cubs had 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.

Northwest League—Short-Season—Eugene 9, Boise 5
In the first game of the second half, Eugene (1-0, 18-21) knocked out 11 hits and beat Boise (0-1, 14-25).

In the Box: CF Donnie Dewees (.237) slugged his third homer and went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. He also walked and stole two base (7)......1B Matt Rose (.275) had two hits and knocked in his team-high 27th run. Ian Rice had two hits, including a RBI double, while Eloy Jimenez went 1-for-5 with a RBI, a walk, and two runs scored.

Pitching Chart: Oscar De La Cruz (3-2, 3.13) battled through five innings, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks. The right-hander fanned four, was called for a balk and had a game score of 37.....Pedro Araujo (2.76 ERA) kept the Hawks off the board for three innings, issuing two hits to go along with a strikeout. Trey Masek (5.00 ERA) worked a 1-2-3 ninth.

Emeralds Notes: Rosters shake-up for the Ems. LHP Andin Diaz, and LHP John Williamson were sent to Mesa while RHP Craig Brooks and RHP Mark Malave were promoted to Eugene. IF Andrew Ely was sent to Eugene from South Bend.......With De La Cruz getting the start on Monday, LHP Justin Steele was skipped in the rotation. The left-hander allowed eight runs on 10 hits in his July 20 start at Vancouver.

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Arizona Rookie League—Cubs
Cubs had the day off and are back in action on Tuesday night with a twin-bill, completing a game with the D-Backs suspended earlier this season, followed by a seven-inning contest.

Dominican Summer League—Cubs 6, Marlins 1
Three Cubs pitchers held Marlins to just one run while the offense had eight hits and walked five times.

In the Box: 3B Rafael Mejia (.275) had two hits, knocked in two, and scored twice to lead the offense. LF Samir Lara (.302) is really heating up in the DSL after a slow start to his pro career. The 18-year-old went 2-for-4 with a RBI and has hit safely in eight of his last ten games. 1B Chris Pieters (.301) singled, walked twice and scored twice.

Pitching Chart: Pablo Ochoa (3.13 ERA) got the start and worked four innings, allowing a run on three hits. He fanned three and had a game score of 55. Jesus Tejada (2-0, 1.66 ERA) worked three scoreless frames for the win, surrendering two hits and a walk while striking out two. Luis Aquino (0.32 ERA) struckout the side in both innings he pitched to close the door on the Marlins.

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Venezuelan Summer League—Rays, Cubs
Rays (40-21) scored 11 runs over the first two innings and beat the Cubs (23-38).

In the Box: SS Ronaldo Lopez (.191) slugged his first pro homer, a grand slam, and added a single in six at-bats. CF Jose Gonzalez (.242) went 3-for-5 and scored three times while C Gustavo Polanco (.247) was 2-for-2, walked twice and plated a pair of runs. RF Jose Rojas (.255) doubled in a pair of runs and LF Luis Ayala (.270) went 2-for-6 with a RBI.

Pitching Chart: Cubs used five pitchers, they all gave up runs. Emilio Ferrebus (0-3, 8.89 ERA) didn’t get an out, leaving after the first seven hitters reached, all eventually scoring. Bryan Molina (7.63 ERA) allowed four runs in two innings and Harrinson Bermudez (3.95 ERA) allowed a run in his two frames. Omar Ventura (7.36 ERA) surrendered four runs over two innings and Mauro Vides (7.91 ERA) got the final six outs, yielding three runs.

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