JOT: Cubes Minor League Recap 8-19-13

Iowa Cubs 2 @ New Orleans Zephyrs 3

Mike Olt went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. 

Casey Coleman went 6 very strong inning, allowing a single run on 5 hits/1 walk. He also fanned 3. Alberto Cabrera has been poor in Iowa, allowing a solo shot in the 7th. Zach Rosscup loaded up the bases in the 8th, and Marcos Mateo allowed one of them to score to lose the game. 

Tennessee Smokies 9 @ Birmingham Barons 2

Javier Baez has hit 31 HR this season, but with his 2 doubles today, he's hit 33 of those as well (and 4 triples). He went 3-4 with a walk (and a caught stealing). Arismendy Alcantara went 2-5 with a double and a bomb (and 2 K), and Rubi Silva was a HR shy of the cycle. Matt Szczur went 2-6 with a double and was, like, the 5th most impressive performance. Justin Bour doubled, singled, and walked. Every member of the Smokies hit at least once, even little Brett Jackson.

Dae-Eun Rhee started and was stellar. He allowed 2 in 7, but only allowed 3 hits and a walk. He fanned 3 and allowed a HR to Trayce Thompson, who is at least a semi-prospect. A.J. Morris pitched 2 hitless to seal the deal.

Washington Nationals 1 @ Chicago Cubs 11

There's an outside chance that I'll never watch the Cubs again this year. They don't even start Logan Watkins and they've traded one of the very few average baseball players in David DeJesus. They suck. Regardless, they curbed the Nats yesterday. Junior Lake went 2-4, and Darwin Barney went 1-2 with a walk. Dioner Navarro homered and walked twice. None of those came close to Donnie Murphy (2-4, 2 HR) and Nate Schierholtz (3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI).

Hey, Jeff Samardzija actually wasn't terrible! He pitched a 6-hitter. He allowed a single solo-shot to Wilson Ramos and didn't walk anyone. He threw one mistake inside, and Ramos has a .721 slugging percentage in that section of plate coverage, so there you go. 

Clinton LumberKings 9 @ Kane County Cougars 2

Jeimer Candelario went 2-4 with a double. He and Amaya (0-4) are the real 2 prospects left on this team. Rock Shoulders is kinda one, and he went 1-4 with 2 RBI (and 3 K). 

Starling Peralta went 4.1 innings and allowed 9 innings. Ugh. Justin Amlung and Al Yevoli allowed no runs in 4.2 innings. 

Boise Hawks 3 @ Tri-City Dust Devils 6

They sucked. 6 errors in this game between the two, 4 of which were Boise. Carlos Penalver had 2, Encarnacion had 1, and Lockhart had 1 also. Only good offensive game was Jacob Rogers, who was 1-2 with a walk.

Duane Underwood went 4.1 innings and allowed 3 runs, 0 earned. 2 hits, 3 walks, 1 strikeout, no chance. 2.2 innings of hitless ball from Zack Godley. Scott Frazier allowed 3 runs and recorded one out. Jasvir Rakkar went 2 outs and allowed no baserunners.

DSL Pirates2 @ DSL Cubs 1
ZL Cubs 4 @ AZL Athletics 5