The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by The New York Times


Horacio Ramirez gave up 7 ER in 4.2 IP so its good to see that working out well. Miguel Socolovich struck out 2 in 1.1 IP of work. He is now our best relief pitcher. 


Logan Watkins ended the Smokies home season with a walk off HR, his 7th of the year. Baby Brenly went 3-4 and also hit a HR his 6th.  Austin Kirk gave up 2 ER in 7 IP and struck out 1 batter. 


More Rain. 


Jorge Soler drew a pair of walks in an 0-2 night and now has 5 BB to 6 K's in 56 AB's in Peoria. If anything I've been supervised at how patient he is although I did expect a bit more power. My man crush Ben Wells pitched 2 innings of scoreless baseball walking 1 and giving up a pair of hits. 


Gioskar Amaya hit his 8th HR of the year and is still going strong on what has been an incredible season. Jeimer Candelario was 1-4 with a BB and his 6th HR of the season his first donger in the month of August. Candelario had a huge start but has just been average since the month of June. Pierce Johnson worked 2 IP and gave up 1 unearned run while striking out 3. 


Garrett Schlecht had a night going 4-4 and only lacking the HR to make the cycle. He also stole his 8th base of the year for shits and giggles. Dillon Maples continues to struggle with his command this year only lasting 1 inning. In 10.1 IP Maples has 10 walks and 12 K's.