Edwards headed to majors
Carl Edwards Jr. is headed to Chicago. News of his promotion was broke on twitter on Sunday afternoon by players in Cubs organization. The Cubs have yet to make the move official. After starting the first three years of his pro career, the Cubs moved the hard-throwing right-hander to the bullpen this year after an arm injury sidetracked his 2014 season. Acquired from the Rangers in the Matt Garza trade in 2013, Edwards was named Minor League Pitcher of the Year that season after a stellar performance in Daytona after the trade. Edwards started 2015 in Tennessee, pitching in 13 games with a 2-2 record and a 2.66 ERA. He threw 23.2 innings with 17 BB and 36 K. Promoted to AAA in the end of May, Edwards appeared in 23 games for Iowa, tosising 31.2 innings with a 2.84 ERA and two saves in four opportunities. The right-hander has struggled with his command the entire year, issuing 24 free passes in AAA but continues to miss bats with 39 K and a .142 BAA. To be effective for Chicago in the stretch run, he’ll have to throw strikes. Edwards is already on the 40-man roster.
Pacific Coast League—AAA—Iowa 8, Round Rock (Rangers) 5
Iowa (80-63) collected 17 hits and scored in each of the final three frames to beat Round Rock (77-66).
In the Box: Every starter had at least one hit with 3B Christina Villanelle going 3-for-5 with two runs and his 87th RBI. Taylor Davis extended his hit streak to nine games with two hits and two RBI. Emilio Bonifacio went 3-for-5 while Taylor Teagarden delivered a two-run double. Adorn Chamber, John Andreoli and Ryan Dent all had two hits.
Pitching Chart: Carlos Pimentel (12-6, 2.99 ERA) gave up eight hits and walked two over the first four innings but the Express could only score once, stranding seven runners and hitting in a pair of double plays. He finished with a line of 5 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 2 BB 5 K......Jame Russell alloed three runs (one earned) in two-thirds of an inning while Blake Cooper got the win, tossing 1.1 innings of scoreless relief. Yoervis Medina gave up a run in .2 innings and Brain Schlitter got the final four outs for his 23rd save.
I-Cubs Notes: Frank Batista (1-5, 5.51 ERA) is scheduled to start the season’s final game on Monday at Round Rock.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee @ Biloxi—Rained Out
Sunday’s game was postponed due to wet field conditions and will be made up as a twin-bill to end the regular season on Monday with first pitch in Game 1 at 1:10 CST. Ryan Williams and Jeffry Antigua are scheduled to start for the Smokies.
Carolina League—High A—Myrtle Beach 4, Wilmington (Royals) 1
Myrtle Beach scored three times in the first and beat Wilmington for their 81st win of the season.
In the Box: 1B Victor Caratini (.259) went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI while C Benjamin Carhart (.262) had two hits and knocked in a run. 2B Chesny Young (.322) doubled and CF Jeffrey Baez (.188) singled and drove home a run with a sacrifice fly. SS Gleyber Torres (.211) went 1-for-4.
Pitching Chart: Daury Torres (10-6, 3.86 ERA) made his 23rd and final start of the regular season, allowing one run on four hits and three walks, a season-high. He fanned one an only needed 72 pitches to get through six innings......Michael Heesch (2.24 ERA) and David Berg (1.69 ERA) earned holds with a scoreless frame and Jasvir Rakkar (2.96 ERA) picked up his 16th save.
Pelicans News: Tyler Skulina (3-5, 3.07 ERA) get the ball in the season final on Monday afternoon......Myrtle Beach will open the best-of-three playoff series at Winston-Salem on Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. EST. The final two games will be played at TicketReturn.com Field on Sept. 10-11. If the Pelicans reach the finals, they will host games 3-5.
Midwest League—Low A—Lake County (Indians) 3, South Bend 0
Three Lake County (71-65) pitchers blanked South Bend (64-72) on three hits.
Pitching Chart: Tommy Thorpe (5-7, 3.08 ERA) tossed five innings in his 12th and final start of the season. The left-hander allowed two runs on six hits and three walks. He fanned three and had a game score of 47.......Ryan McNeil (2.80 ERA) gave up a solo homer in his two innings of work and Corbin Hoffner (1.32 ERA) tossed a scoreless eighth.
SB-Cubs News: Trevor Clifton gets the ball on Monday in the season finale.
Northwest League—Short-Season—Hillsboro (Diamondbacks) 3, Eugene 2
Hillsboro (45-31) beat Eugene (38-38) to complete the sweep and keep the Ems out of the playoffs.
In the Box: 3B P.J. Higgins (.316) and LF Eloy Jimenez (.284) delivered RBI singles as the Ems were held to just six hits. CF Donnie Dewees (.266) went 2-for-4 and walked once. C Alberto Mineo (.202) doubled and scored in the third while Sutton Whiting (.235) singled and scored in the fifth.
Pitching Chart: Carson Sands (3-4, 3.92 ERA) gave up two runs in three innings, allowing two hits and three walks in his 14th start. He fanned two and had a game score of 48.....Greyfer Eregua (2.47 ERA) worked around two walks in a scoreless fourth......Pedro Araujo (0-2, 2.68) took the loss, surrendering the go-ahead run in the 8th. He allowed two hits and fanned four in four innings.