In Luke’s temporary absence, BN’er JulioZuleta (amazingly just a pen name) offered up a take on the Cubs’ minor league action yesterday:
Iowa beat Nashville 4-1 win despite being outhit 10-3.
- Logan Watkins went 0-3 dropping average to .205 (but still a nice .364 OBP)
- Ryan Sweeney tripled and walked
- Brett Jackson didn’t play (not sure why)
- Brooks Raley: 6IP, 0ER, 7K
- Yoanner Negrin (who I think should, and will, get a look for a bullpen spot) went 2 shutout
- innings. For the year he has gone 9.2 IP without allowing a run (and a 13/2 K/BB). He’s
- almost 29 and has some Mexican league experience. He can’t be much worse than what
- the Cubs are throwing out there.
- Side note: other potential bullpen guys are blowing (Wade 8.2 IP, 9ER, 14 H, 4 BB; Putnam 5.1 IP 5 ER; Chapman 6.1 IP, 12 ER)
- Matt Szczur was 2-3 with his first extra-base hit (a homer), and is hitting .304. He also stole a base (and got picked off once)
- Christian Villanueva was 1-3 with a double
- Alberto Cabrera: 6IP, 7H, 2ER, 5K
- Rubi Silva is scorching hot: 2-4 with another HR (3rd this year), hitting .405
- Roni Torreyes was 0-2 with a walk
Daytona lost to Clearwater 15-6. Clearwater had 27 hits (everyone had at least 2 hits, 4 guys had
at least 4 hits, ridiculous).
- Javy Baez: 1-5, HR (smiley face), 3Ks (frowny face)
- Stephen Bruno and John Andreoli are still dominating
- Bruno: 2-2, 2B, 2BB, .422AVG .490 OBP
- Andreoli: 2-3, BB .364AVG .472 OBP (could be like Campana, but actually
- have value)
- Ryan Searle got rocked: 4.2 15H 7ER
- Obviously the bullpen struggled, too
- Also, not sure why, but this was the 6th game without Soler. They may be holding him out until after Wednesday because they’re playing the team that he went after.
- Gioskar Amaya: 2-7, BB
- Dan Vogelbach: 2-7, BB
- Jeimer Candelario: 2-7, 2B (it’s a theme)
- Rock Shoulders: 2-6
- Marco Hernandez: 3-7 (hit a double in each game, committed an error in each game)
- Jose Arias stated game 1: 4IP, 3R, 0ER
- Jeff Antigua got the win with three scoreless innings
- Michael Heesch started game 2, and went 1.2 innings giving up six runs, but only two earned.