JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-29-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Oklahoma City RedHawks 4

Snore. Logan Watkins did well, going 2-4 with a double. Donnie Murphy tripled. Ty Wright singled and homered, and Darnell McDonald doubled, walked, and singled. That's it. Mike Olt was 0-4 with another strikeout.

Brooks Raley was very serviceable, allowing 2 runs in 6.2 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 2. Flamethrower Henry Rodriguez coughed the game up with a run in the 8th and 9th.

Birmingham Barons 4 @ Tennessee Smokies 8

Arismendy Alcantara had a great game. He went 3-4 with a walk and 4 RBI, all of them coming with 2 outs. Awesome to see. Javier Baez was 0-4 with a walk and a strikeout. He also had his 4th fielding error. Christian Villanueva was 2-4 with a run scored. Rubi Silva, Brett Jackson, and John Andreoli all singled and scored a run (Andreoli scored 3, walked, stole a base, and was hit by a pitch). Rafael Lopez went 2-3 with a double, walk, and 2 RBIs. 

Dae-Eun Rhee was awesome through 6, and ended up leaving a line similar to Raley's; 6.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO, 1 HR. Hunter Cervenka coughed up a run in 0.2 innings, as did Frank Batista in 2.0 innings. 

Daytona Cubs 0 @ Fort Myers Miracle 5

Zeke DeVoss had more hits than the rest of the Cubs combined, going 3-4 with a pair of doubles. Apparently, Anthony Giansanti is just a second baseman now; he drew a walk. Wes Darvill doubled and Taiwan Easterling tripled; 4 of the Cubs' 5 hits were for extra bases, but they still did not score.

Scott Baker continued his rehab with an ok-ish start. In 3.1 innings, he allowed 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 2 walks. He also gave up a home run and fanned 2. Yao-Lin Wang allowed 2 hits and a walk in .2 innings, but surrendered no runs of his own. Pierce Johnson went 4 innings and was knocked around for 3 innings; he allowed 6 hits and 2 walks, striking out 7.

Kane County Cougars 1 @ Peoria Chiefs 14

Dan Vogelbach hit his 16th home run. That's about it.

Jose Rosario allowed 13 runs in 4.2 innings. That's about it.

Spokane Indians 5 @ Boise Hawks 2 (11 innings)

Kris Bryant only gets extra base hits. He doubled and walked (and struck out). Yasiel Balaguert went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Jose Dore singled for the only other Boise hit (though as a team, they walked 9 times). 

Tyler Skulina had a really nice start, pitching 3 scoreless on 2 hits, no walks, 2 strikeouts. Michael Wagner wasn't so good, allowing 5 baserunners in as many outs, allowing a run and punching 3 out. Loiger Padron allowed a run in a trio of innings. My main man Carlos Martinez-Pumarino took the loss, because it was getting late. He probably had a dinner appointment with a foreign dignitary he didn't want to miss. Jasvir Rakkar cleaned it up.

I just want CMP to get to a league where I can see his name on the back of the jersey. That's all I need.

DSL Orioles2 5 @ DSL Cubs 3
VSL Phillies 7 @ VSL Cubs 5