JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-1-13

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Salt Lake Bees 9

Mike Olt was 1-4 with a strikeout. Logan Watkins was 1-5. As I said, only 2 people actually play offense on this team. I think starting next Friday, I'm going to take a vacation from Iowa box scores and just write about anything more interesting (which, coincidentally, is anything).

Barret Loux was doing pretty well until the 6th, when the wheels came off. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up in a bullpen really soon, where his stuff profiles a hair better. Alberto Cabrera stranded a runner in the 6th, but gave up a pair in the 7th. Marcus Hatley did pretty well in the 8th.

Birmingham Barons 1 @ Tennessee Smokies 2

Javier Baez was 1-4 but didn't strikeout; he also stole a base. His BB% is 8.3 and his K% is 32.4%. People in these comments have said 120 PA is where that stuff becomes meaningful. I'm stricter; give me 200 PA and I'll be happy. He's still been insanely impressive this year, especially after his really poor start to the season. Arismendy Alcantara was 0-4, again. Justin Bour, a sleeper candidate for a AAAA fill-in in a few years, went 1-2 with a HR and 2 BB. Brett Jackson went 1-3. 

This is your weekly reminder that it's beyond stupid that Kyle Hendricks is still in AA. What does this man have to do? 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 SO. Hunter Cervenka has continued to progress, pitching 3 hitless innings.

Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 2 @ Kane County Cougars 6

Dan Vogelbach doubled. Gioskar Amaya and Jeimer Candelario each singled, and Albert Almora had 2 singles. Rock Shoulders walked, singled, and doubled. 

Tayler Scott didn't walk a batter in 5 innings, and allowed 2 runs. Andrew McKirahan and Armando Rivero each went 2 scoreless, striking out 3 and 4 respectively.

Boise Hawks 1 @ Everett Sox 5

Kris Bryant was 1-3 and also was HBP. He recorded his first error since the 3-error start. Jacob Rogers had a big fly. Yasiel Balaguert had a rough go, with 3 whiffs. 

James Pugliese had a rough one, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits, 2 walks in 5 innings. He only fanned 1. Eddie Orozco allowed a run in 2 innings (striking out 4), and Jasvir Rakkar had a scoreless 9th. 

VSL Rays 1 @ VSL Cubs 2
AZL Cubs 2 @ AZL Athletics 3