JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-13-13

Iowa Cubs 6 @ Reno Aces 4

Brett Jackson 2: The Second Part of the Tragedy went 0-4 with a walk. Logan Watkins had a single, a walk, a strikeout, and a run. Dave Sappelt hit cleanup, and went 0-3 with a walk and a run scored. Josh Vitters had a single and a run scored. He also had an RBI. Donnie Murphy had the best day, going 2-4 with a double and a 3-run bomb in the 6th inning. The Cubs only had 7 hits, but went 3-6 with RISP and walked 4 times to 4 strikeouts. A nice win.

Nick Struck continues to struggle this season. He allowed 4 runs in 6 innings off of 11 hits, a walk, 4 strikeouts, and a home run. Esmailin Caridad locked down the 7th and 8th, and Zach Putnam grabbed his second save of the year.

Tennessee Smokies 6 @ Jackson Generals 4

Matt Szczur went 2-5 with a double and an RBI (he also struck out once). He also stole a base, so a productive day. Ronald Torreyes went 0-4, but he did have an RBI. Arismendy Alcantara probably needs a day off; he went 0-4 with 3 SO and an error. Ty Wright played DH and went 1-3 with a walk and strikeout. Rafael Lopez had a good day, with a 2-4, double, HR performance. His blast was a solo shot. Exactly everything I said about Lopez, repeat for Rubi Silva. Silva really, really needs to work on his plate discipline, but the power is definitely there. Christian Villanueva keeps plugging away, going 1-4 with a strikeout. Anthony Giansanti continues to impress after his promotion to Tennessee, going 2-4 with a double and a run scored and RBI. He also struck out twice, and had his first error. Tim Torres went 1-4 with a double and 2 runs scored. He also stole a base. The Smokies only walked once and struck out 10 times, but going 5-10 with RISP solves all of those problems.

Dallas Beeler had a quality start (6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO). He needs to strike out more dudes to get promoted. Tony Zych struggled in his single inning, allowing 2 hits, 2 walks, a strikeout, and an unearned run. Trey McNutt faced 5 batters in his inning and none of them made contact with the ball. Kevin Rhoderick threw a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 3 @ Daytona Cubs 0

This sucked. Only 3 Cubs got a hit and only 4 reached base. Zeke DeVoss  went 2-4, Ben Carhart went 2-4, Chadd Krist went 1-3 with a walk, and Jorge Soler went 0-3 with a walk and a strikeout and a stolen base. Everyone else went 0-fer with a shitload of strikeouts (11 today). At least there were no errors and 4 double plays. 

Zach Cates got tagged hard (6 IP, 11 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO). Frank Del Valle, Luis Liriaand David Cales all pitched very well in relief though. Small victories?

Kane County Cougars 0 @ Clinton LumberKings

The top of the order was actually decent here. Pin-Chieh Chen went 1-4 to leadoff. Gioskar Amaya and Dan Vogelbach both went 2-4 with no XBH, SO, or BB. Amaya also stole a base. Jeimer Candelario went 1-4 with a double, as did Yaniel CabezasDavid Bote had 2 walks and went 0-2 (also an error). Rock Shoulders celebrated his Prospect Watch inclusion with an 0-3, BB job. 

Pierce Johnson gave up a 2-R HR for the bulk of his damage. He went 6, with 7 H, 4 R (3 ER), 1 BB, 6 SO, and 1 HR. Jeffry Antigua dominated in 2 innings, with no baserunners allowed and 5 strikeouts. The LumberKings went 3-10 with RISP.

Bonus!

VSL Rays 22 @ VSL Cubs 11

You've basically never heard of these guys. 

VSL Cubs
Player Pos AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
Bryant Flete SS 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .600
Ricardo Marcano RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Arnaldo Calero CF 4 2 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 .750
Delbis Arcila 1B 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 3 .200
Roney Alcala 2B 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500
Miguel Rico 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
Eufran Vargas C 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Leonardo Gonzalez DH 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250
Martin Hodwalker LF 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000
Totals 38 11 11 3 0 1 8 7 9 .289
 
BATTING
2B: Calero (1, Hernandez, E), Gonzalez, L (1, Bastardo, A), Alcala (1, Bastardo, A).
HR: Arcila (1, 3rd inning off Pilar, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Calero 4; Gonzalez, L 2; Alcala 3; Arcila 4; Rico, M; Flete 3.
RBI: Arcila 3 (3), Alcala (1), Flete (1), Calero 2 (2), Hodwalker (1).
2-out RBI: Arcila 3; Alcala.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Arcila; Gonzalez, L; Rico, M 2; Vargas, E; Alcala.
GIDP: Flete.
Team RISP: 5-for-16.
Team LOB: 7.

 

 

BASERUNNING
SB: Calero 2 (2, 2nd base off Alvarado, J/Rodriguez, Dav, 2nd base off Hernandez, E/Rodriguez, Dav), Rico, M (1, 2nd base off Alvarado, J/Rodriguez, Dav), Alcala (1, 2nd base off Pilar/Rodriguez, Dav), Flete (1, 2nd base off Pilar/Rodriguez, Dav).

FIELDING
E: Arcila (1, fielding), Calero (1, throw), Flete 2 (2, throw, throw), Rico, M (1, fielding), Diaz, A (1, throw).
DP: 2 (Flete-Alcala-Arcila 2).

 

VSL Cubs
Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Victor Garcia (L, 0-1) 1.1 5 6 4 1 1 0 27.00
Victor Salazar 2.2 5 4 4 0 3 2 13.50
Alberto Diaz 2.0 3 3 0 0 1 0 0.00
Manuel Fuentes 0.2 4 4 4 1 0 0 54.00
Ramon Valera 1.1 2 3 3 1 0 0 20.25
Yomar Pacheco 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 1 18.00
Totals 9.0 21 22 17 3 6 3 17.00
Salazar, V pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.
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