Cubs Minor League Daily: Addison Russell Doubles For Iowa

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Addison Russell Doubles For Iowa

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Addison Russell began his rehab assignment in Iowa yesterday, and right away he looked good at the plate. In the first inning he drove a double deep into the gap in right center.

Iowa has no more home games, and they are down to just seven games total. Their season ends Monday. I don’t know how long Russell will stay with Iowa, but one possibility is that when Iowa leaves Memphis for Omaha on Thursday night, Russell hops on a different plane and rejoins the major league team on Friday.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Memphis 4, Iowa 3
Tseng had a good start, but the bullpen struggled a bit.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Birmingham 4, Tennessee 3 in eleven innings.
These two teams traded three run sixth innings, and otherwise the game stayed tied until the bottom of the eleventh.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach had the day off.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 6, Lake County 3
The Cubs have now won ten of their last eleven.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Everett 5, Eugene 4
The Emeralds led at the start of the eighth, but could not hang on.

Rookie: AZL Cubs
Cubs 9, Padres 2 4
The Cubs finished up their scoring in the fourth; the Padres started theirs in the seventh.

Other Notes

  • Through eight Iowa starts Jen-Ho Tseng has an ERA of 1.69. Whether in September or in the offseason, I think he is a lock to be added to the 40-man roster. Whether or not he comes up in September may come down to how badly the Cubs want to shut him down. His 138.1 innings are already an increase of 25 innings over last season. The Cubs may not want to push him much higher.
  • After a couple of switches in Iowa’s game, Victor Caratini briefly found himself playing third base.
  • South Bend now trails Bowling Green by a single game for third place in the division. That is important because, right now, third place is the second postseason qualifier in the second half. Bowling Green has lost nine straight games.
  • Eugene is now tied with Boise for second place in the division, two games behind first half winner Hillsboro. If Hillsboro stays on top, then we look at the overall standings where Eugene leads Boise by two games.
  • Arizona is still in a three way tie for first place in their division with the Angels and Giants.


Author: Luke Blaize

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