Pacific Coast League—AAA—Oklahoma City 4, Iowa 2
Hitting Recap: I-Cubs only runs came in the third when walks to SS Munenori Kawasaki (.250) and RF John Andreoli (.200), and a single by CF Albert Almora (.344) loaded the bases, LF Matt Murton (.250) then delivered a two-run single. 1B Daniel Vogelbach (.362) then grounded into a double play to end the frame. Murton, Vogelbach and Almora all finished with two hits.
Pitching Chart: No easy innings for Pierce Johnson (0-1, 3.55 ERA) as the Dodgers had runners on in every frame against the right-hander, running his pitch count to 86 before he departed in the fifth. Johnson’s final line was 4.2 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K. I-Cubs bullpen tossed 4.1 innings of no-hit relief. Miguel Mejia fanned three in 1.1 innings, Felix Pena struckout three over two frames, and C.J. Riefenhauser tossed a 1-2-3 ninth.
I-Cubs Notes: I-Cubs have Wednesday off and host Colorado Springs on Thursday night at Principal Park with Ryan Williams (1-1, 4.85 ERA) the scheduled starter.....C Benjamin Carhart has been activated from the 7-day DL.
Southern League—AA—Tennessee 11, Mobile 2
Jeimer Candelario matched his career-high with six RBI and Jen-Ho Tseng won his first AA game as the Smokies completed the sweep of the BayBears.
Hitting Recap: Its been a tough April for 3B Jeimer Candelario but the 22-year-old is heating up. The Dominican native matched his career-high with six RBI, three coming on his second homer of the season in the 4th. He finished the day 2-for-3 with a two-run double, a walk, a sacrifice fly, and two runs scored. After hitting .163 after his first 10 games, Candelario has a six-game hitting streak and is 7-for-his last-19. 2B Chesny Young (.382) was on base five times, going 3-for-4 with two walks, a RBI and two runs scored. Victor Caratini extended his hit streak to six games as the switch-hitting catcher went 2-for-3 including a double, two RBI, two walks and a run scored. Anthony Giansanti launched a long solo homer in the 8th and Mark Zagunis had two singles and drove in a run.
Pitching Chart: Jen-Ho Tseng (1-2, 5.82) battled through five innings, allowing a two-run homer, one of six hits. He walked two and fanned two in the 85-pitch outing, 54 for strikes. Tseng hit a batter and threw a wild pitch, ending his outing with a game score of 47. Starling Peralta blanked Mobile for two innings, fanning two while allowing a single. Juan Paniagua tossed a scoreless 8th and Josh Conway got the final three outs.
Smokies News: Tennessee has Wednesday off and travel to Biloxi for a five-game series beginning Thursday night. Rob Zastryzny (2-0, 3.52 ERA) is expected to start. Relief pitcher Andury Acevedo, who was hurt running the bases earlier in the Mobile series, has been placed on the 7-day disabled list. According to Smokies broadcaster Mick Gillispie, Acevedo will be lost for the year with an undisclosed injury. He was hurt running to first base. Right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Perakslis has been sent from Iowa to Tennessee.
Carolina League—High A—Potomac 7, Myrtle Beach 4
Potomac grabbed an early 4-0 lead and hung on to take the series opener.
Hitting Recap: Only six hits for the Pelicans, two from DH Daniel Lockhart (.185), who doubled, tripled and scored twice. CF Trey Martin (.111) plated a run with a sacrifice fly, C Gioskar Amaya (.161) added a RBI groundout and RF Jeffrey Baez (.246) ripped a RBI single in the 7th. SS Gleyber Torres (.174) went 1-for-5 and scored on a wild pitch. 2B Ian Happ (.309) singled in four plate appearances.
Pitching Chart: For only the second time in his last 31 starts, Jonathan Martinez (1-1, 3.75 ERA) allowed more than three runs, giving up five over six frames. The right-hander threw 84 pitches, allowing nine hits and a walk to go along with three strikeouts. He surrendered a pair of homers to Drew Ward. Jose Rosario yielded two runs in the 7th and Jordan Minch worked a scoreless 8th.
Pelicans News: Zach Hedges (1-2, 2.37 ERA) gets the start on Wednesday.
Midwest League—Low A—South Bend 7, Quad Cities 5
South Bend won their sixth straight beating Quad Cities in the series opener.
Hitting Recap: An RBI triple from CF Donnie Dewees (.357) gave the Cubs the lead in the 7th and LF Eloy Jimenez (.286) followed with a RBI double that proved to be the difference. DH Daniel Spingola (.377) extended his hit streak to nine games, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. C P.J. Higgins (.291) upped his hit streak to seven games with a double to go along with two walks and a run scored. 1B Tyler Alamo (.353) was 1-for-4 with a RBI while 3B Jesse Hodges had two hits and knocked in a run in his first game back in South Bend.
Pitching Chart: Preston Morrison got the start and went five innings, surrendering four runs on seven hits and two walks. Morrison fanned five in the 88-pitch outing. Casey Bloomquist (2-0, 4.80 ERA) got the win in his second straight impressive performance. The Cubs 17th round pick last June tossed four no-hit innings against Fort Wayne on April 22 and followed that up with three innings of one-hit shutout ball. Greyfer Eregua recorded his third save but allowed a run in the 9th on three hits.
SB-Cubs News: Justin Steele (1-2, 8.44 ERA) gets the ball on Wednesday morning in the Quad Cities......Flurry of roster moves for the Cubs. 3B Jesse Hodges was assigned to South Bend from extended spring training. 2B Carlos Sepulveda was placed on the temporarily inactive list. RHP Scott Frazier was assigned to extended spring training. C Erick Castillo we taken off the DL in Myrtle Beach and assigned to South Bend. RHP Kyle Miller was assigned from extended spring training to South Bend. 3B Adonis Paula was placed on the 7-day DL.