JOT: Minor League Recap 5-14-13

Iowa Cubs 1 @ Reno Aces 11

Barret Loux is just another terrible I-Cubs player. Last night he threw 3.1 innings, gave up 9 hits and 7 runs. He walked 3 and struckout 2. On the season, he’s made 6 starts and thrown 23 innings. If you guessed 37 hits allowed, you were right. He’s given up 21 runs. He’s walked 16 and struckout 22. If he wasn’t allowing nearly 2 baserunners per inning, that strikeout rate would be impressive.

Yoanner Negrin threw 2.2 innings and allowed 7 hits. He walked a batter and despite allowing 8 baserunners, he gave up only 3 runs. Hisanori Takahashi pitched a clean 7th inning. Casey Coleman gave up 3 hits and a run in 1 inning pitched.

Brett Jackson was 1-4 with a strikeout. Brian Bogusevic and Brade Nelson were each 2-4 with a double. The only other I-Cubs with hits was Donnie Murphy and Ian Stewart. Each were 1-3.

Tennessee Smokies 3 @ Jackson Generals 2

Alberto Cabrera had a nice start. He threw 7 innings, allowed 5 hits, walked only 1 and struckout 7. He gave up a solo home run and that was the only run that scored. Marcus Hatley, Zach Rosscup and Frank Batista each pitched 1 inning. Rosscup gave up 2 hits, a walk and a run while striking out 2. The other two didn’t give up hits or walks.

Matt Szczur was 3-5 with a strikeout. Christian Villanueva was 2-3 with a double, walk and a strikeout. Four other Smokies had a hit.

Ronald Torreyes was 1-5 with a double. Arismendy Alcantara and Rafael Lopez were each 1-5 with a strikeout. Tim Torres was 1-2 with a walk.

Charlotte Stone Crabs 4 @ Daytona Cubs 2

Ben Wells threw 5.1 innings, allowed 6 hits, 2 walks and 2 runs. He struckout 4. Wells has shown his usual command on the mound. He’s walked 15 in 43 innings, continued to give up tons of groundballs and has been better than the stats when you consider his age. He has given up 4 home runs, but 3 of them were in one start. His biggest problem continues to be an inability to get swings and misses. He’s struckout just 24. His FIP prior to this start was an unimpressive 4.71. Those strikeout numbers just aren’t going to work. Unless he figures out a way to miss more bats, he’s just not very good.

Jeffrey Lorick threw 0.2 innings and allowed a hit. Eduardo Figueroa threw 1 inning, walked 2 and allowed 2 hits. He gave up 2 runs. Austin Reed didn’t suck in his 2 innings. He gave up 2 hits and a walk. He wasn’t good. He just didn’t suck, which is an improvement.

The Cubs had only 4 hits and a walk. Javier Baez was 1-4 with the inevitable 2 strikeouts. He was also picked off. When that guy actually gets on base, he can’t afford to be taken off base. John Andreoli, Dustin Geiger and Chad Noble were each 1-3.

Peoria Chiefs 8 @ Kane County Cougars 4

Hector Hernandez threw 5.1 innings, allowed 6 hits, 4 walks and 4 runs. He struckout 3 and gave up 1 home run. Corey Baker struckout 3 in 1.2 innings. Zach Petrick gave up a hit and had 2 strikeouts in 2 innings of work.

Gioskar Amaya was 1-2 with 2 walks. He’s had 9 extra base hits on the season. That’s it. Rock Shoulders was 2-4 with a double. Promote him to Daytona. Willson Contreras was 2-2 with a home run. He was taken out mid-game and Yaniel Cabezas went 1-2.