JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-11-13

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Albuquerque Isotopes 4 @ Iowa Cubs 1

Ian Stewart went deep for the 'Topes, part of a 2-3, BB day. His BA is a blistering .194 at the moment. Whatever. 

Logan Watkins was 1-3 with a HBP. The only other noteworthy performance was the 1-4, 3B from Brad Nelson

Barret Loux struggled with command in this one. 103 pitches only got him 13 outs, and he allowed 6 hits, 4 walks, and 4 runs. Jeffry Antigua, Marcus Hatley, Eduardo Sanchezand Brian Schlitter all combined for 4.2 scoreless relief frames, though. In fact, only Hatley allowed a baserunner, a single hit.

Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Jackson Generals 1

Arismendy Alcantara is up to .281 on the year with a 3-4 game. He also drew a walk. Alcantara has a .679 OPS against lefties, and a .894 OPS against righties. Javier Baez struck out twice and went 1-5. Justin Bour had a double and a walk. Jonathan Mota went 2-3 with a walk and 2 runs scored. He also tripled. Good for him.

Someone tell me why Alberto Cabrera is still in Tennessee. He went 7 innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 run and a walk. He only struck out 3, but the damage was literally just a solo home run the sweetly named Ji-Man Choi. Tony Zych and Zach Rosscup pitched scoreless 8th and 9th innings. 

St. Louis Cardinals 0 @ Chicago Cubs 3

Castro-watch: 3-4, 2 runs. Rizzo-watch: 2-3, 2B, BB, 3 RBI. Nate Schierholtz continues his minor slide, going 0-3 with a walk. 

Edwin Jackson went 7 innings and allowed no runs on 3 hits, no walks. He's now 6-10, and I'm not sure anyone else in the league has as many decisions as he does. He's went 12 straight games with one. Actually, I looked it up, and he's tied for 6th. R.A. Dickey is 8-10. Blake Parker had a dicey outing, but James Russell and Pedro Strop bailed him out. Kevin Gregg pitched a scoreless ninth for this 16th save in 17 chances. Holy shit he's been good this year.

Daytona Cubs 2 @ Lakeland Flying Tigers 1

Two XBH in this game; a double from Taiwan Easterling (2-4), and a triple from Bijan Rademacher (1-4). Taylor Davis also had a multi-hit game and drew a walk. Zeke DeVoss was 1-3 with a walk, but was also picked off.

Pierce Johnson once again pitched magnificently. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits, 1 walk in 6 innings. Austin Reed picked up his second save of the year with 3 scoreless innings.

Kane County Cougars 1 @ South Bend Silver Hawks 6

Gioskar Amaya was 1-4 with a walk. Albert Almora was of course 2-5 with a double. When isn't he? Dan Vogelbach was 1-4. Jeimer Candelario was 2-4. Giuseppe Papaccio had a double, and so did Carlos Escobar. Escobar had a walk also.

Brian Smith went 5 innings and allowed 5 runs. Of course, he got the loss. Lendy Castillo only allowed one run in 2 innings. That's cool for him. Nathan Dorris had a scoreless 8th.

Boise Hawks 0 @ Vancouver Canadians 4

No walks, no runs, no chance. Cael Brockmeyer and Trevor Gretzky each had 2 hits, one of Gretzky's was a double.

Rob Zastryzny started the game and went a single inning. It was scoreless. James Pugliese went 4 innings and allowed 4 runs (2 earned). Sam Wilson went an inning and allowed nothing, as did Corbin Hoffner in 2 innings.

DSL Cubs 5 @ DSL Orioles2 2

VSL Cubs 3 @ VSL Mariners 1

AZL Cubs 6 @ AZL Padres 2

I'm not sure why Yasiel Balaguert was "demoted" to AZL from Boise, but he was. He went 2-5 with 2 doubles. Josh Vitters also had 2 rehab AB and a walk. Juan Carlos Paniagua pitched in the US! 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO.