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Cubs Minor League Daily: We Are Down To Just The Playoffs

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The minor league regular season is over. For Iowa, Tennessee, and South Bend, the end of the regular season is the end of baseball for the year.


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For Myrtle Beach, Eugene, and Arizona, though, the focus is now on the postseason.

Actually, yesterday was the second day, and second round, of Arizona’s playoff journey. Since Arizona has won both of their playoff games so far, they head into the league championship match tonight.

Eugene opens their postseason tonight at home. They welcome Hillsboro for Game One of a best of three series. The rest of the series will be in Hillsboro starting tomorrow night. Should Eugene win that series, the championship series will open in Eugene on Friday.


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Myrtle Beach heads to Down East for the first two games of a best of five series starting Wednesday. The last three games of that set, or as many as are necessary, will be in Myrtle Beach.

Starting pitchers for the Pelicans’ and Emeralds’ playoffs series have not yet been announced.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Omaha 7, Iowa 3
That’s all for Iowa this season.

  • Williams Perez: 6 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 3 K
  • Jemile Weeks: 1 for 4, 2B
  • Stephen Bruno: 3 for 4, 2 2B
  • Chesny Young: 1 for 4, 2B
  • Ali Solis: 2 for 4, 2B

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Jackson 6, Tennessee 4
That’s all for Tennessee as well.

  • Duane Underwood: 7 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 2 BB, 3 K
  • Jeffrey Baez: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
  • Andrew Ely: 2 for 3, BB
  • Yasiel Balaguert: 1 for 4, 2B
  • Trey Martin: 1 for 3, 2B
  • Cael Brockmeyer: 1 for 3, 2B

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Carolina 3, Myrtle Beach 1
The Pelicans used six pitchers in this one.

  • Oscar De La Cruz: 1 IP, 1 R, 2 H
  • Kyle Miller: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
  • Dave Berg: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 K
  • Eddy Martinez: 1 for 2, 2 BB

Low A: South Bend Cubs
Bowing Green 10, South Bend 0
It was an ugly way to end a season.

  • Jose Paulino: 4 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Jhon Romero: 2.1 IP, 1 K
  • Yeiler Peguero: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
  • Kevonte Mitchell: 2 for 4, 2B

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds

Eugene had the day off. They begin their playoffs tonight.

Rookie: AZL Cubs
Cubs 7, Dodgers 6
One more win and the Arizona Cubs are the first champions in the organization for 2017. This one took a big comeback.


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  • Stephen Ridings: 0.0 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 2 H, 2 BB
  • Ivan Medina: 3 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Carlos Sepulveda: 2 for 3, 2 2B
  • Jonathan Sierra: 2 for 5, HR
  • Nelson Velazquez: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
  • Marcus Mastrobuoni: 2 for 4, 2B, BB
  • Luis Hidalgo: 1 for 5, 2B
  • Cam Balego: 1 for 5, HR
  • Kwang-Min Kwon: 1 for 1, 2B, BB
  • Delvin Zinn: 2 for 4, HR

Other Notes

  • Iowa finished the season at 67-72.
  • Tennessee finished the season at 68-70.
  • South Bend finished the season at 75-64.
  • In case you missed it yesterday, the Cubs called Iowa catcher Taylor Davis to Chicago and lost outfielder Jacob Hannemann on waivers. The Cubs also lost lefty reliever Jack Leathersich on waivers.
  • Arizona rallied from an early five run deficit thanks in part to three home runs, all three of them hit in the fourth or fifth innings.

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Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.