JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 6-5-13

Programming Note

Would people derive some benefit from my inclusion of yesterday's major league game in these? If so, I can start doing those as well, but I'm just assuming you follow the Cubs enough to know what happens day by day at the MLB level.

Triple A wasn't scheduled, Double A and A+ were postponed.

Kane County Cougars 8 @ Burlington Bees 6

The Cougars absolutely mauled the ball in this one; the only player without a hit was Gioskar Amaya, who struck out 4 times. Oliver Zapata had a nice game with 2 doubles. Albert Almora should be demoted, now hitting only .429 after a 1-5 performance. Dan Vogelbach had the best game of the bunch, going 2-3 with a double, a home run, and 2 walks. Jeimer Candelario had a 2-5 game, with an RBI. People have been ragging a bit on Jeimer all year, but he's maintained his OBP while increasing his walks after a promotion AND being really young for his league. I think he'll be fine even if he's never a star and his ISO never comes. Rock Shoulders was 2-3 with a walk. Reggie Golden raised his average on the year to .368 with 3 singles and 2 RBI. Marco Hernandez had a triple from the 9 hole. 

Pierce Johnson gave up a pair of home runs to Sherman Johnson, who owned him all day. Other than that, he allowed 2 unearned runs over 5 innings for a final line of 5 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO, 2 HR. Eddie Orozco allowed 2 in as many innings and Felix Pena had 2 scoreless to close it out.

DSL Cubs 3 @ DSL Cardinals 10

Jose Zapata pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief.

VSL Tigers 4 @ VSL Cubs 5

Roney Alcala went 4-4 with a run scored.