JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-30-13

Iowa Cubs 4 @ Salt Lake Bees 5

I. Don't. Care. And neither do you. Mike Olt went 1-4, but every time he didn't single, he struck out. Logan Watkins also singled, as did a bunch of other people. What do you want from me? At least Jae-Hoon Ha doubled and homered; Edwin Mayonnaise and Luis Flores doubled too. The I-Cubs struck out 14 times and walked twice.

Yoanner Negrin looked really, really good, earlier this year. I haven't watched him for a few months, and in those months he's apparently turned into a dumpster fire. 5 ER in 4.1 IP. Alberto Cabrera, Chang-Yong Lim, and Brian Schlitter each went scoreless to finish the game. 

Birmingham Barons 9 @ Tennessee Smokies 6 (14 innings)

Javier Baez went 1-6 with a walk, a SB, and no strikeouts. He scored 2 runs. Good! He had his 5th error. Bad! Arismendy Alcantara walked twice, doubled once, and singled once. Even better! Matt Szczur went 2-7. Rubi Silva went 0-7 with 3 SO. Brett Jackson was 2-6 with a walk, but he also struck out 3 times. Rafael Lopez walked once and singled thrice.

The only notable pitching performance is Kevin Rhoderick's 7 walks in 1.2 innings. That was good for 4 runs, 3 earned, and the loss.

Tennessee Smokies
Yeiper Castillo 3.2 4 3 0 1 2 0 3.47
P.J. Francescon 3.0 2 2 2 3 3 1 4.42
Zach Rosscup 1.2 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.36
Tony Zych 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2.89
Kevin Rhoderick (L, 1-5) 1.2 1 4 3 7 0 0 5.79
Nate Samson 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Totals 13.0 9 9 5 11 10 1 3.52

Nate Samson is not a pitcher, remember that.

Daytona Cubs 2 @ Fort Myers Miracle 5

Anthony Giansanti, sliding to 1st for this one, went 2-4 with a home run and a walk. Yaniel Cabezas also went 2-4. Everyone else was hot garbage.

Zach Cates allowed 2 in 2, and Kyler Burke did one better and allowed 3 in 2. Dayan Diaz struck out 7 in 3 scoreless, hitless innings. Jeffrey Lorick also pitched a scoreless innings.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2 @ Kane County Cougars 4

It's time to promote Albert Almora and Dan Vogelbach. Almora went 1-3 with a walk, and Vogelbach went 0-1 with 2 walks and a sacrifice fly. Almora was a 6.2% walk rate in Kane County against a 10.7% K rate. Jeimer Candelario doubled and walked, and Reggie Golden apparently hit a 700-ft HR. Oliver Zapata tripled and singled. As a team, the Cougars turned 3 double plays. 

Justin Amlung pitched 3 scoreless frames. Nathan Dorris pitched 4 and allowed 2 runs, but struck out just 1 dude. Stephen Perakslis got the save with 2 scoreless innings.

Spokane Indians 3 @ Boise Hawks 5

Kris Bryant went 2-4 with a single and a double. After a really, really bad start to his season, he's been quietly pretty solid. He could sniff KC at the end of the year; disappointing when I though he could end the season at Tennessee, but not the end of the world. Jacob Robers had 2 singles and a walk, and Cael Brockmeyer had double singles. Rony Rodriguez doubled. 

Rob Zastryzny was nails again. He struck out two and allowed a hit in two innings. Sam Wilson took the bump next and allowed 2 unearned runs, but it was gross with a 3 WHIP. Zack Godley picked up the win with one earned run in 2 innings, and Scott Frazier allowed 2 hit and no runs/walks in 3 innings. 

DSL Cubs 2 @ DSL Orioles2 3
VSL Cubs 9 @ VSL Tigers 5
AZL Angels 8 @ AZL Cubs 0

Nothing exciting, except Trevor Clifton pitched a scoreless inning with one hit and 2 strikeouts.