The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Alta Vista

Iowa

Josh Vitters is getting dangerously close to be interesting again as he hit another HR last night. Vitters is about as locked in as you can get right now with a .405/.476/.757 line in his last 10 games. The HR came off Royals starter Jonathon Sanchez who is on rehab assignment. 

Smokies

Junior Lake went 2-4 and committed his 9th error of the year. How anyone can have that many errors in a month is beyond me. Nick Struck got 9 batters to strikeout din 6 IP and Kevin Rhoderick lowered his ERA to .83. Rhoderick should be the closer in the bigs and I'm not even kidding.

Daytona Game 1

Rob Whitenack had a rough return to game action. His control wasn't there and 10 hits including a HR in 4.1 IP. He walked one and didn't strike anyone out. This was a bit surprising considering he had been very sharp in AZ but he is still less than a year removed from TJ so results aren't as important as getting his arm back up to strength. 

Game 2

PJ Francescon had his first poor start in high A giving up 5 ER in 6 IP. He struck out 5 and walked three. Szrzr was 1-3 with an RBI and Alcantara was 2-2 with a walk. 

Peoria

It was a long game in Peoria last night ending in the 14th. After Larry Suarez blew the save the bullpen rallied for 7 scoreless innings. Javier Baez was 0-5 with a BB, SB and 3 strikeouts. Anthony Giansanti was 2-6 and continues to play all over the field. 

 

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