Cubs Aug. 9 Minors Recap

Myrtle Beach’s Daniel Lockhart had a career game to lead the Pelicans to a win. Carlos Pimentel pitched Iowa to victory and Jeimer Candelario lifted the Smokies to a win to highlight Sunday’s action.

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa 3, Omaha (Royals) 0
Iowa (64-51) won their fourth straight over Omaha (63-53), the second by shutout as Carlos Pimentel and three Iowa relievers blanked the Storm Chasers.

In the Box: Mike Olt slugged his sixth homer as the I-Cubs were held to four hits. Adorn Chambers delivered a RBI single in the first and another run scored on a double play groundout.

Pitching Chart: Carlos Pimentel (9-5, 3.05 ERA) blanked Omaha for seven innings, allowing just two hits and walk. He fanned three, got 11 fly ball outs and had a game score of 75......Joseph Ortiz got two outs in the 8th and Blake Cooper came in and got the final out of the inning......Brian Schlitter worked a 1-2-3 9th for his 17th save.

I-Cubs Notes: Iowa has Monday off and Drake Britton gets the start on Tuesday night as Nashville comes to town.

Box Score and Game Story

Southern League—AA—Tennessee 8, Jackson (Mariners) 3
Tennessee (21-21, 60-51) made it three straight over Jackson (13-28, 42-68) taking an early lead.

In the Box: Jeimer Candelario gave the Smokies a 3-0 lead in the first with his third AA homer to extended his hit streak to 14 games. Candelario added a RBI single. In 19 games since his promotion, the 21-year-old switch-hitter is batting .338/.378/.544 with three homers and 18 RBI......CF Albert Almora (.261) collected his fifth straight multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a RBI and three runs scored. Almora is 12-for-his-last-20.......DH Willson Contreras (.342) upped his RBI total to 62 with a pair and went 1-for-3 with a run scored to extend his hit streak to 13 games.

Pitching Chart: Rob Zastryzny (2-3, 4.58 ERA) won his second straight start, throwing 88 pitches as he worked into the seventh. The left-hander fanned a season-high seven and allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks. Game score 49......Starling Peralta (2.40 ERA) tossed two perfect frames and P.J. Francescon (1.01 ERA) worked a scoreless ninth as the bullpen shutdown the Generals.

Smokies News: Ryan Williams (6-2, 2.98 ERA) gets the ball Monday night against Jackson.

Box Score and Game Story

Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 10, Frederick (Orioles) 2
Daniel Lockhart had a career game with four hits and four RBI to lead Myrtle Beach (67-46) over Frederick (54-60).

In the Box: 2B Daniel Lockhart (.240) knocked in a career-high four runs and matched his career-best with four hits. The 22-year-old scored three times and one of the hits was a double......RF Chesny Young (.333) went 3-for-4 with two RBI while 3B Jason Vosler (.265), C Cael Brockmeyer (.243) and CF Trey Martin (.241) all had two hits.

Pitching Chart: Chart: Brad Markey (4-0, 1.01 ERA) only surrendered one run as the right-hander tossed six innings to remain unbeaten in five starts. Markey gave up five hits, walked two, and fanned five in the 81-pitch outing. Game score 61.....Michael Heesch (2.13 ERA) allowed a run in two innings and Josh Conway (2.93 ERA) worked around two hits and a walk in the ninth, ending the game with his second punchout of the inning.

Pelicans News: Myrtle Beach has Monday off and head to Salem for three games.

Box Score and Game Story

Midwest League—Low A—Clinton (Mariners) 9, South Bend 5
Clinton (35-77) scored four runs in the 8th and left South Bend (30-60) with a win.

In the Box: Cubs 11th round pick Matt Rose made his MWL debut playing first base and batting fifth. In his first at-bat, Rose singled home two runs but went hitless the rest of the game.....RF Jeffrey Baez (.269) responded to his 0-for-5 performance on Saturday with three hits and two runs on Sunday......SS Gleyber Torres (.311) went 3-for-5 with a run and a RBI (58) while C Gioskar Amaya (.267) knocked in a run with a triple.

Pitching Chart: Zach Hedges (6-7, 3.81 ERA) made his 19th start and went five innings, allowing eight hits and two walks. Three runs scored off the right-hander but only one earned. He fanned six and had a game score 47.....Ryan McNeil (3.11 ERA) got charged with a blown save allowing two runs in two innings.....Michael Wagner (2-2, 3.46 ERA) took the loss, surrendering four runs in the eighth on five hits, one leaving the yard.

SB-Cubs News: Cubs have Monday off and head to Beloit for a three-game series on Tuesday.

Box Score and Game Story

Northwest League—Short-Season—Eugene 6, Boise 3
Eugene (23-26) scored four times in the first and beat Boise (17-32) in the series opener.

In the Box: The Emeralds wasted no time getting on the board as CF Donnie Dewees (.236) led off with a single, took second on Sutton Whiting’s (.143) sacrifice bunt that turned into a throwing error, and scored on Andrew Ely’s single. A Blake Headley (.238) groundout with the bases loaded, a wild pitch, and a sac fly by Tyler Alamo added three more runs. Another wild pitch and a sac fly by Dewees plated the final two runs. Kevonte Mitchell went 2-for-4 and Ely finished with two hits.

Pitching Chart: Ryan Kellogg (0-1, 7.07 ERA) went three innings for the first time as a pro, making his first appearance since July 30. The left-hander gave up three runs, two earned, on seven hits. He fanned three and faced 16 batters for a game score of 38.....Adbert Alzolay (3-2, 0.87 ERA), the NWL pitcher of the week, worked a 1-2-3 fourth to run his no-hit streak to seven innings but surrendered a single in the fifth. The 20-year-old tossed five shutout innings, fanned two while not issuing a free pass......Tyler Peitzmeier pitched a scoreless ninth for his first pro save.

Emeralds Notes: Kyle Twomey (0-0, 3.00 ERA) gets the start in the second game of the series in Boise.

Box Score and Game Story

Arizona Rookie League—Indians 8, Cubs 4
Indians (15-24) scored five times in the first to beat the Cubs (21-17).

In the Box: Cubs scored three times in the fifth on RBI singles from SS Andruw Monasterio (.208), C Marcus Mastrobuoni (.188), and 2B Carlos Sepulveda (.287). Sepulveda finished the night with three hits and Monasterio scored twice.

Pitching Chart: After tossing eight shutout innings over his last two appearances, Jesus Camargo (3-1, 3.55 ERA) got roughed up by the Indians, surrendering five runs in the first. He finished with a line of 4 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K.....Heath Dwyer (6.14 ERA), a non-drafted free agent out of VCU, made his fifth AZL appearance, allowing two runs in two innings......Jesus Castillo (4.20 ERA) kept the Tribe off the board the final two frames.

Box Score

Dominican Summer League—Cubs
Cubs (37-23) had the day off. Cubs face Braves (31-29), Tigers (28-32) and Brewers (25-35) this week

Venezuelan Summer League—Cubs
The Cubs finished the season at 30-40 tied for third with the Phillies.

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