Cubs Sept. 1 Minors Recap

The Mariners ended Mesa’s chance for a AZL title with a 3-1 win in the semi-finals while Iowa lost its longest game in franchises history, falling to Oklahoma City in 19 innings. Eugene kept its one-game lead for the second-half title and South Bend kept its slim playoff hopes alive.

Pacific Coast League—AAA—Game 1—Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 6, Iowa 4—19 innings; Game 2—Oklahoma City 3, Iowa 1
A two-run homer by Oklahoma City in the bottom of the 19th ended the marathon first game and the Dodgers completed the sweep of Iowa to up their lead to five games.

In the Box: Game 1—Cubs scored twice in the 6th on back-to-back doubles by Taylor Davis and Taylor Teagarden. The took a 4-2 lead in the 10th on a RBI double by Christian Villanueva, who then scored after two wild pitches. Cubs sent 76 hitters to the plate, had 14 hits, drew eight walks, and fanned 18 times. .....Game 2—Cubs only run in the second game came on a RBI single from Ryan Dent. The managed four hits as Mike Baxter doubled and scored.

Pitching Chart: Game 1—Michael Wagner, who appeared in six games for Iowa earlier this season, got called up from South Bend and got the start. The right-hander went four innings, allowing two runs, one earned, on a hit and three walks with three strikeouts. Armando Rivero and Ryan Buchter both tossed two scoreless frames. With a two-run lead, Yoervis Medina pitched a scoreless ninth but allowed the first two hitters of the 10th to reach. Blake Cooper allowed both inherited runners to score but then threw four shutout innings. P.J. Francescon walked four in four frames but didn’t allow a run. Frank Batista (1-5, 5.87 ERA) pitched a scoreless 18th but with two outs in the 19th allowed the game-winning homer. I-Cubs pitching fanned 19 but issued 17 walks. .....Game 2—Carlos Pimentel (12-6, 2.99 ERA) went the distance, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk. He fanned four in the 92-pitch outing for a game score of 53.

I-Cubs Notes: The 19-inning game was the longest in Iowa franchise history.....RHP Michael Wagner has joined Iowa from South Bend while Ryan Dent was promoted from AA.

Game 1 Box Score and Game 2 Box Score and Game Story

Southern League—AA—Jacksonville (Marlins) 11, Tennessee 0
Jacksonville pounded Tennessee pitching for 20 hits and five pitchers combined for the shutout.

In the Box: CF Albert Almora (.276) extended his hit streak to 13 games with a single while RF Bijan Rademacher (.265) went 3-for-4. SS Bryant Flete (.176) added a pair of singles.

Pitching Chart: Jeffry Antigua (5-5, 4.60 ERA) only lasted four innings, surrendering three runs on seven hits and three walks.....Tayler Scott was charged with three runs in two-thirds of an inning while Matt Brazis threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Neil Ramirez made his second rehab outing, throwing 18 pitches with two strikeouts....Corey Black surrendered five hits and walked one as five runs scored, three unearned......James Pugliese made his AA debut, allowing one inherited runner to score and then fanned two over the final 1.1 scoreless frames.

Smokies News: Tennessee head to Biloxi for the final five games of the season and send Andres Santiago to the mound on Wednesday night.

Box Score and Game Story

Carolina League—High A—Potomac (Nationals) 4, Myrtle Beach 3
Potomac scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Myrtle Beach.

In the Box: Myrtle Beach drew 16 walks but went just 2-for-13 with RISP and stranded 17. Shawon Dunston went 1-for-5 in his first game back and added a RBI. Jacob Rogers plated a run with a double and finished 1-for-3.

Pitching Chart: Tyler Skulina (3.07 ERA) tossed five innings of one-hit ball, striking out five for a game score of 70.....Josh Conway blanked Potomac for two innings and David Garner worked a 1-2-3 eighth. Garner walked the bases loaded to start the 9th and Jasvir Rakkar couldn’t stop the bleeding, giving up three hits and a sacrifice fly that ended the game.

Pelicans News: South Bend shortstop Gleyber Torres is headed to the Pelicans to finish out the regular season and help with the playoffs.

Box Score and Game Story

Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 9, Bowling Green (Rays) 2
Tommy Thorpe tossed six solid innings and Angelo Amendolare knocked in three runs as South Bend (62-69) beat Bowling Green (66-67) to sweep the series.

In the Box: In his first start in the MWL, Angelo Amendolare, the Cubs 27th round pick in June out of Jacksonville, ripped a pair of doubles and plated three runs......SS Gleyber Torres broke out of a slump with three hits, including a pair of doubles and a RBI. Ian Happ had two hits and scored twice while Rashad Crawford went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI. Cubs drew seven walks and were 5-for-17 with RISP.

Pitching Chart: Tommy Thorpe (5-6, 3.05 ERA) tossed his second straight quality outing, limiting the Hot Rods to one run over six innings. The left-hander allowed three hits, walked one and fanned four. Game score 65......Jordan Minch gave up a run over two frames and Daniel Lewis worked a 1-2-3 ninth.

SB-Cubs News: SS Gleyber Torres has been promoted to Myrtle Beach for the final week of the regular season and the playoffs.

Box Score and Game Story

Northwest League—Short-Season—Eugene 5, Salem-Keizer (Giants) 4
Eugene scored four times in the fourth and hung on to take the series opener over Salem-Keizer.

In the Box: 2B P.J. Higgins (.361) went 3-for-4 and scored once while 1B Blake Headley (.246) added three hits. CF Donnie Dewees (.263), RF Alex Bautista (.267), C Tyler Alamo (.271) and 3B Adonis Paula (.278) all knocked in runs.

Pitching Chart: Justin Steele fired four innings of one-hit ball, recording four punchouts for a game score of 64.....Jose Paulino (4-6, 4.42 ERA) allowed four runs over four innings, surrendering a pair of homers....Craig Brooks earned his second save, stranding an inherited runner in the ninth and retired the final three hitters, one on strikes.

Emeralds Notes: Eugene holds a one game lead over Hillsboro for the second half title and a one-game lead over Salem-Keizer for the wild card lead if Hillsboro takes the second half.

Box Score

Arizona Rookie League—Mariners 3, Cubs 1
The Mariners beat the Cubs in the semi-finals of the AZL playoffs in a game completed on Tuesday night after being suspended on Monday due to rain.

In the Box: Cubs didn’t score after an unearned run in the second. Carlos Jimenez went 3-4 and Kevonte Mitchell added a double as the Cubs only had six hits.

Pitching Chart: Dylan Cease gave up a run in three frames, allowing a hit with two walks. A double play grounder scored the run......Carols Rodriguez worked around a pair of singles in a scoreless fourth.....When play resumed, Heath Dwyer took the mound and allowed two runs in two innings, surrendering two hits and three walks. Tanner Griggs allowed an inherited runner to score in the 7th and threw two scoreless frames. Jared Cheek pitched the ninth.

Box Score

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