JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-30-13

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by myles10 Comments

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Nashville Sounds 4

Of course, the I-Cubs would lose to the Astros of AAA.

No one really had a great day. I can tell you who had a bad day: Brett Jackson. He was 0-3 with a walk and 3 strikeouts. Dave Sappelt had a double and a walk, and that was the best day from any Cub. Logan Watkins was 1-5, and Ian Stewart took advantage of his start with a 0-4, 3 SO performance. Nick Struck did have a double.

It wasn't Struck's day. He allowed 2 in the first and 2 in the second. His WHIP for the day was 2.00 and his ERA sits at 6.07 for the year. Quite a fall from Pitcher of the Year, sadly. Casey Coleman cleaned it up with 3 scoreless innings of relief.

Tennessee Smoikes 3 @ Birmingham Barons 6

This was apparently the Rickwood Classic. I'm sure you'll all remember where you were while the Rickwood Classic was going on yesterday.

Matt Szczur went 0-5. Ronald Torreyes was 0-4, with a walk. Arismendy Alcantara continues his torrid pace with a 3-4, 3B game. He also recorded his 18th error. Ty Wright, Rubi Silvaand Christian Villanueva each had a single hit, but Villanueva's was a double that drove in the other two.

Yeiper Castillo struggled yesterday, and couldn't escape the 4th inning. He allowed 5 runs, 4 earned. A.J. Morris had a really nice performance in relief, allowing a run over 3.1 innings. He walked none and punched out 5. Trey McNutt and a 1-2-3 ninth.

Tampa Yankees 0 @ Daytona Cubs 3

Nice pitching performance from both Zach Cates and Yao-Lin Wang. Each struck out 5; Cates did it over 6 innings (5 H, 1 BB), and Wang over 3 (1 H, 1 BB). 

The Cubs had a single walk; Taiwan Easterling, who pinch hit for John Andreoli (who was 2-3 with a double). Zeke DeVoss had 2 hits and 2 K's. Javier Baez was 0-3, but did not strikeout. Jorge Soler was 1-4. The only other extra-base hit was a double by Wes Darvill.

Kane County Cougars 1 @ Quad Cities River Bandits 2

Ugly game for the Cougars' bats. Gioskar Amaya walked twice, and Marco Hernandez and Carlos Escobar each had 2 hits. Oliver Zapata had a hit as well. No one else had a hit, though Reggie Golden (welcome back Reggie!) and David Bote drew a walk each. The Cougars struck out 11 times.

Two mega-prospects on the other side of the ball today. Carlos Correa was 0-4, and rehab edition Jonathan Singleton was 2-4 with a double and home run. 

Pierce Johnson gave up a solo shot, and it was his only damage of the game. He went 5.2 innings with 4 hits, a walk, and 7 strikeouts. He's a candidate for an aggressive promotion. Justin Amlung allowed a single run in 2.1 innings.

Share this Post


  1. josh

    I just want to point out that Zimmerman also hit three homers and the Nats lost, so my pessimism yesterday wasn’t entirely unfounded. Also, it’s the Cubs.

      Quote  Reply


  2. Rice Cube

    Re: WaLi’s Q in last thread, Bowden was DFA’d but they have like ten days post DFA to do trades or pass him through waivers. Bowden passed through unclaimed and was then able to be optioned to Iowa, though he could have refused the assignment. I guess he likes Theo and Jed and being part of the shitty Cubs.

      Quote  Reply


  3. Berselius

    @ josh:

    I saw something that suggested they wanted their reporters to take their own pictures (maybe even with phones, (dying laughing)). Hard to sift the fact from sarcasm in this story.

      Quote  Reply



Leave a Comment