The Children Are The Future- Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by American Family Insurance


Alberto Cabrera struck out 4 in 2.1 IP. Thats about it. Brett Jackson was pulled as part of a double switch but I think he is staying put. Sappelt might guy the call up.

Smokies Game 1

Matt Szczur has done nothing but hit since moving up to AA to fill in for the injured Jae Hoon Ha. Last night he went 3-4  with a double. Logan Watkins was 2-4 with his 20th stolen base. Erick Jokisch pitched a complete game going 7 innings and allowing 3 ER. 

Game 2

nothing worth writing about.


PJ Francescon snapped out of his funk and delivered a good start pitching 6 shutout innings while striking out 6 and allowing 5 total baserunners. Maybe Francescon just needed to steal from the Children's Miracle Network tip jar to get his mojo back. On the hitting side of things Ronald Torreyes and Rubi Silva led the charge. Torreyes was 2-5 with a triple, stolen base # 13 and Silva went 3-4. 



Pin Chieh Chen continues hit hot streak at the plate as he collected 4 hits in 5 AB's last night. He raised his AVG to .267. Baez was 1-4 with a double. MB21 approved pitcher Joseph Zeller worked 5.1 innings and the only run he gave up with on a solo HR. He struck out 1 batter. Zeller has a 1.65 ERA in Peoria. 

Boise & AZL

No Game.