JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-30-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Nashville Sounds 4

Of course, the I-Cubs would lose to the Astros of AAA.

No one really had a great day. I can tell you who had a bad day: Brett Jackson. He was 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dave Sappelt had a double and a walk, and that was the best day from any Cub. Logan Watkins was 1-5, and Ian Stewart took advantage of his start with a 0-4, 3 SO performance. Nick Struck did have a double.

It wasn't Struck's day. He allowed 2 in the first and 2 in the second. His WHIP for the day was 2.00 and his ERA sits at 6.07 for the year. Quite a fall from Pitcher of the Year, sadly. Casey Coleman cleaned it up with 3 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smoikes 3 @ Birmingham Barons 6

This was apparently the Rickwood Classic. I'm sure you'll all remember where you were while the Rickwood Classic was going on yesterday.

Matt Szczur went 0-5. Ronald Torreyes was 0-4, with a walk. Arismendy Alcantara continues his torrid pace with a 3-4, 3B game. He also recorded his 18th error. Ty Wright, Rubi Silvaand Christian Villanueva each had a single hit, but Villanueva's was a double that drove in the other two.

Yeiper Castillo struggled yesterday, and couldn't escape the 4th inning. He allowed 5 runs, 4 earned. A.J. Morris had a really nice performance in relief, allowing a run over 3.1 innings. He walked none and punched out 5. Trey McNutt and a 1-2-3 ninth.

Tampa Yankees 0 @ Daytona Cubs 3

Nice pitching performance from both Zach Cates and Yao-Lin Wang. Each struck out 5; Cates did it over 6 innings (5 H, 1 BB), and Wang over 3 (1 H, 1 BB). 

The Cubs had a single walk; Taiwan Easterling, who pinch hit for John Andreoli (who was 2-3 with a double). Zeke DeVoss had 2 hits and 2 K's. Javier Baez was 0-3, but did not strikeout. Jorge Soler was 1-4. The only other extra-base hit was a double by Wes Darvill.

Kane County Cougars 1 @ Quad Cities River Bandits 2

Ugly game for the Cougars' bats. Gioskar Amaya walked twice, and Marco Hernandez and Carlos Escobar each had 2 hits. Oliver Zapata had a hit as well. No one else had a hit, though Reggie Golden (welcome back Reggie!) and David Bote drew a walk each. The Cougars struck out 11 times.

Two mega-prospects on the other side of the ball today. Carlos Correa was 0-4, and rehab edition Jonathan Singleton was 2-4 with a double and home run. 

Pierce Johnson gave up a solo shot, and it was his only damage of the game. He went 5.2 innings with 4 hits, a walk, and 7 strikeouts. He's a candidate for an aggressive promotion. Justin Amlung allowed a single run in 2.1 innings.