JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-24-13

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New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 1 (10 innings)

Boring. Mike Olt was 1-5 with 3 strikeouts, and, well, that'll happen. Josh Vitters, in left, went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. A Donnie Murphy forceout tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Yoanner Negrin's 1 run 10th gave the game back to New Orleans. Brad Nelson had three hits. On the pluls side, Brooks Raley had a nice start.

Tennessee Smokies 6 @ Huntsville Stars 1

Javier Baez now has more HR (6) than singles (5). He went 2-5 with a double and a jack, and struck out twice. Justin Bour, Rubi Silvaand John Andreoli each also doubled. Bour had a home run as well. Rafael Lopez went 1-2 with a HR and two walks, great performance. Arismendy Alcantara continues to be ice-cold, going 0-5. Despite that, Alcantara is still having a very good season for someone his age and level. He has a .364 wOBA, which is good for a 132 wRC+. 

dmick89: Dae-Eun Rhee had a solid start going 5 innings and allowing 5 hits and a run. He struckout 6 and walked 3. Rhee was a highly regarded prospect a few years who suffered an arm injury. Yeiper Castillo, Hunter Cervenka and Zach Rosscup each pitched hitless innings. Tony Zych gave up a couple hits, but no runs in the 9th. 

Kane County Cougars 1 @ Beloit Snappers 5

Gioskar Amaya was 0-4 with a couple strikeouts. Reggie Golden was 2-4 with a double and the team's only RBI. Albert Almora was 1-4 with a double and Dan Vogelbach was 0-4. Amaya and Jeimer Candelario have turned their seasons around since I last wrote one of these. Marco Hernandez has had a terrible season and much of the shine has come off of him. 

Rehabbing Scott Baker started the game and did not pitch well. Results don't really matter in these rehab starts, but you'd be happier to see good ones than bad ones. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings. He also gave up a home run and 3 runs in all. He struckout 3. Nathan Dorris pitched a scoreless inning and Joes Rosario finished the game. He threw 4 innings and allowed only a hit, but walked 2 and gave up 2 runs. he struckout 5.

Boise Hawks 1 @ Eugene Emeralds 5

2013 draft pick Jacob Hannemann was 1-5 with a double and 3 strikeouts. David Bote was 1-3 and Kris Bryant followed up his 5 strikeout game by going 1-4 with a double and no strikeouts. Carlos Penalver drove in the team's only run and was 1-4 with a double.

Loiger Padron threw 3.2 innings, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs. He struckout 1 and walked 1. Jasvir Rakkar threw 3.1 innings. He allowed 2 hits, both of which were solo home runs. Eddie Orozco pitched the 8th and gave up 3 hits and a run.

DSL Cardinals 2 @ DSL Cubs 8

VSL Cubs 3 @ VSL Phillies 5

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  1. josh

    GW wrote:

    @ josh:
    I had it on in the background. Didn’t notice that, though.
    In the postgame interview, Pierzynski made a crack about his throws to first, so… that might make for an interesting battery.

    A new suspect in AJ’s future murder is born!

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  2. Bill Clay

    Mucker wrote:

    What’s your thoughts on the read option, Bill?

    If used right, no can defense /Miyagi

    I wondered why it wasn’t used more in the NFL. It kind of re-emerged with the Wildcat a few years ago (the Dolphins used it with Brown and Williams, for one).

    It’s a changeup that will slow pass rushers and increase the effectiveness of inside runs. If the edge-setting defender crashes, the QB should have an easy 5-10 yard run out of bounds. If not, his impact on the play is significantly lessened.

    SF used it correctly in the playoffs. WAS did not. The QB should not be taking hits. GB’s defenders missed their assignments, so Kaepernick ran relatively untouched. ATL was more disciplined, so Kaepernick didn’t run. That simple.

    The real story about NFL offense last year is the pistol. It’s a formation conducive to disguising plays that could range from power running to spread routes. It’s basically the spread with a legitimate run option.

    SF, for example uses the diamond formation a lot (pistol with off-setting H-back and fullback). Out of that formation, they could run a dive with a lead blocker to either gap or send four receivers depending on what the defense gives.

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  3. Mucker

    Was the reason it wasn’t used because QBs for the most part weren’t as athletic as they are know? Having that dual threat run and pass QB?

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