Eloy Jimenez introduced himself to the baseball world on Sunday night as the 19-year-old South Bend outfielder was one of the stars of the Futures Game.
Tennessee won its fifth straight, outfielder Darryl Wilson smacked his first pro homer for Eugene, and Myrtle Beach battered Potomac.
Ian Happ’s promotion to AA highlighted the minor league news on Thursday since another Eloy Jimenez homer and a South Bend is becoming a common occurrence.
Career nights from Eddy Martinez and Kyle Miller kept South Bend in first place while Myrtle Beach’s Gioskar Amaya keeps hitting bombs.
David Freitas knocked in four runs as Tennessee was the only affiliate to win on Thursday. South Bend had their six-game win streak snapped.
Paul Blackburn, Bijan Rademacher and Chesny Young have not only had great starts for the Smokies but of any players in the Cubs minors.
Duane Underwood made his 2016 debut as the Smokies beat Biloxi and four Iowa pitchers blanked Colorado Springs
Eloy Jimenez delivered a RBI single in the bottom of the tenth as South Bend won in walk-off fashion for the fourth time.