JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-31-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Salt Lake Bees 6

Mike Olt went 0-4. Jae-Hoon Ha went 2-3 with a walk. No one else played so don't even look. I seriously considered linking that score to a rick roll.

Justin Grimm had a pretty forgettable 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 SO start. Casey Coleman was dicey in his scoreless frame, but then Marcus Hatley allowed 4 runs in 0.2 innings. Ick. Marcos Mateo, newly promoted, pitched 1.1 scoreless.

Birmingham Barons 2 @ Tennessee Smokies 3

Javier Baez did everything Javier Baez does. He went 1-3 with a HR, a walk, and 2 strikeouts. TTO%: 100. Of course, he also committed an error. Christian Villanueva had a double as did Chad Noble.

Matt Loosen is back in Tennessee and he had a decent outing. Jeffry Antigua blew the save but received the win, with 2.2 scoreless innings (he allowed one of a bases-loaded inheritance to score). Frank Batista had the save.

Daytona Cubs 2 @ Fort Myers Miracle 1

Anthony Giansanti played 1B AGAIN. I don't get it. He went 3-4 with a double. Dustin Geiger hit a home run, and Pin-Chieh Chen was 3-3 pinch hitting and playing RF. Chadd Krist had a pair of singles. The Cubs had 12 hits but only sent 2 home.

Ivan Pineyro, a fairly intriguing prospect, went 6 dominant innings, allowing 3 baserunners and striking out 7. Austin Reed blew the save but allowed a run in 2 innings, not awful. Frank of the Valley allowed 2 hits in his frame, but neither scored.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 3 @ Kane County Cougars 6

Gioskar Amaya was 2-4 with a double. Albert Almora walked, as did Dan Vogelbach (he also had a hit and 2 runs). Jeimer Candelario had 2 hits, as did Rock Shoulders. They both homered, but Shoulders walked also. 

Felix Pena had a decent start. 7 innings, 7 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 3 walks, 1 strikeout. Sheldon McDonald and Michael Hamman each had a scoreless inning.

Boise Hawks 4 @ Everett AquaSox 7

Kris Bryant was 1-4 with a pair of K's. The real damage was a 2-run blast by Yasiel Balaguert, who also had a single and another RBI. Jacob Rogers singled twice and walked. Kevin Encarnacion had a trio of singles.

Paul Blackburn allowed 2 runs in as many innings. Duane Underwood allowed 4 in as many innings, and Masek allowed 1 in 2 innings. Masek's run was unearned (on his own missed catch); he also fanned 5.

DSL Nationals 0 @ DSL Cubs 5
VSL Cubs 6 @ VSL Mariners 8
AZL Giants 1 @ AZL Cubs 2

I'll give you three guesses who started this game.