JoT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-10-13

Iowa Cubs 1 @ Colorado Springs Sky Sox 11

Logan Watkins had an RBI double. It was the only run the Cubs scored. Brett Jackson 2: Their First (Designated For) Assignment was 0 for 4 with a SO. Josh Vitters had a walk and went 0-3. Forget everyone else.

Brooks Raley has a 40-man spot, just thought I'd remind you. He went 4 IP, 11 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO, 1 HR. Yoanner Negrin pitched 3 innings of relief, allowing 1 unearned run on a walk and a hit. He struck out 5. He isn't on the 40-man roster. Rafael Dolis celebrated his recent demotion with a 1 IP, 2 ER performance.

Birmingham Barons 5 @ Tennessee Smokies 4

Matt Szczur had a nice little game. He went 2-3 with 2 walks, a run scored, and a run bated in. He also stole a base. Rubi Silva also had a good one, going 1-4 with a HR and 2 runs scored. He also stole a base. Arismendy Alcantara went back to SS and had an ugly 0-3, 2K game. Ronald Torreyes went 1-3 with 2 walks. He's having a fine year. Christian Villanueva went 2-3, climbing his average to .216. Progress!

Eric Jokisch couldn't handle the pressures of being the Cubs Pitcher of the Month. He went 4.1 IP, allowing 8 H, 4 BB, and 2HR for 5 ER. That was all the damage the Barons did: Brian Schlitter pitched 2.2 scoreless innings, and Frank Batista finished it off with 2 innings. 

Dunedin Blue Jays @ Daytona Cubs (postponed, rain)

Kane County Cougars 4 @ Burlington Bees 1

Daniel Vogelbach went 0-1 with 2 walks and a strikeout. Putting the ball in play is for chumps. The Cougars only had 4 hits, but took advantage of 2 errors and walking 4 times to scratch 4 runs. Rock Shoulders, Bijan Rademacher, David Boteand Oliver Zapata each had a hit. No one else did. Bote and Zapata also had walks. Jeimer Candelario had a fielding error, but Wilson Contreras one-upped him with 2 errors. 

Felix Pena continues to dominate the Midwest League. He went 6 innings, allowing a single run on 2 hits (5 walks, though) and 6 strikeouts. Eddie Orozco got the save in the 7th, but he made sure to load the bases first. 

Kane County Cougars 2 @ Burlington Bees 1 (10 innings)

Daniel Vogelbach went 1-4. Bijan Rademacher went 2-4, as did Marco HernandezMarco scored an RBI, as did Oliver Zapata. Those were the only two runs the Cougars would score in a game scheduled for 7 innings (it went 10), but it was all they needed. Jeimer Candelario also went 1-4. Rock Shoulders has hitless in 3 AB but also drew a walk. 

Tayler Scott went 5.1 strong innings, surrendering a single earned run and 4 hits and 3 walks. The run was a solo home run to the sweetly named Anthony BemboomSteve Perakslis, Nathan Dorris, and Ian Dickson combined for 4.2 strong innings in relief, allowing just 2 baserunners between them.