JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-2-13

Thanks to sitrick (Vanilla Pope) for taking the weekend beat.

New Orleans Zephyrs 5 @ Iowa Cubs 3

Logan Watkins had a Logan Watkins day. Again. 1-4, RBI, 2 SO. Dave Sappelt, now in the 2 hole, went 2-4 with a run scored. Brett Jackson had a walk and an RBI (0-2). Ian Stewart continues his torrid pace, going 0-4 with 3 SO. Did I say torrid? I mean horrid. 

Chris Rusin, inexplicably still on the 40-man roster, allowed 5 runs in 7 innings. He allowed 12 hits, no walks, and 4 strikeouts. He's not good. Michael Bowden returns to Iowa and has 1.2 innings of scoreless ball. Casey Coleman had the last out of the game. 

This team is really, really bad. Basically, the Iowa Cubs are the Houston Astros of the PCL.

Tennessee Smokies Postponed

Daytona Cubs 5 @ Brevard County Manatees 0 (6.5 innings – rain)

Great game for the Cubs. Javier Baez went 2-4 with a run and an RBI; more importantly, he didn't have an error or a strikeout. Jorge Soler went 1-4 with a strikeout and 2 RBI. Dustin Geiger had the only XBH of the day, a double. 5 different Cubs drew a walk this day, including Taiwan Easterling

Austin Kirk had a shutout, albeit a 6-inning one. He allowed 8 baserunners and struck out 7. He needed a good performance after a rash of poor ones. 

Cedar Rapids Kernels 2 @ Kane County Cougars 3 (10 innings)

Albert Almora had another double and another walk. He went 3-4 and still paled to Dan Vogelbach's 2-4, 2B, HR, BB, day. Jeimer Candelario also had 3 hits, and Rock Shoulders contributed with 2 walks of his own including a walk-off walk at the end of the game. Marco Hernandez and Gioskar Amaya each had a hit also.

Kane County Bottom of the 10th
  • Pin-Chieh Chen flies out to left fielder J. D. Williams.
  • Albert Almora doubles (6) on a fly ball to center fielder Jeremias Pineda.
  • Tyler Jones intentionally walks Dan Vogelbach.
  • Jeimer Candelario singles on a line drive to right fielder Adam Walker. Albert Almora to 3rd. Dan Vogelbach to 2nd.
  • Rock Shoulders walks. Albert Almora scores. Dan Vogelbach to 3rd. Jeimer Candelario to 2nd.

Michael Heesch did well. He allowed 2 runs in 6 innings. 2012 draftee Steve Perakslis had 3 innings of scoreless ball, and Eddie Orozco shut out the 10th for his 3rd win of the year.

VSL Rays 2 @ VSL Cubs 6

Francisco Carrillo had 3 innings and allowed 1 unearned run. He struck out 7.

On the season, Carillo has pitched 17.1 innings. He's allowed 12 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks, and 23 strikeouts. These are impressive numbers; however, Carillo is 23, which is ancient for the league. He was awesome for the 2012 DSL Cubs as well, so if you're looking for a lottery ticket, Carrillo might be your guy.