Cubs Minor League Daily: Three All-Star Games, and Honors for Happ

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Three All-Star Games, and Honors for Happ

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minor league baseball milbThe All Star games for the Southern League (featuring some Tennessee Smokies) and the Midwest League (featuring some South Bend Cubs) are both today, as is the All Star Game between the California League and the Carolina League (featuring some Myrtle Beach Pelicans). The Southern League and Midwest League games will be on, but I do not see a listing for the High A game. The easiest place to find the feeds for those games is probably to just hit the master listing for The Midwest League starts at 8:05 PM ET, and the Southern League a few minutes later at 8:30 PM ET.

The final list of All Stars for the farm system looks like this.

From Tennessee we have Paul Blackburn, Juan Paniagua, Tyler Skulina, Victor Caratini, and Chesny Young. Jeimer Candelario and Mark Zagunis were both originally named to the team, but have since been promoted to Triple A.

From Myrtle Beach we have Jake Stinnett, Zach Hedges, Trevor Clifton, and Ian Happ (even though he doesn’t appear on the official roster yet).

And from South Bend we have Carson Sands, Adbert Alzolay, Andrew Ely, Jesse Hodges, Donnie Dewees, and Eloy Jimenez.

Iowa’s All Star Game will be later in the summer, during the major league All Star break.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 5, Memphis 4
One run game, lots of base runners, blown leads by both teams, ejections – yep, it was a Cubs/Cardinals game.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee is off for the All Star break.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach is off for the All Star break.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend is off for the All Star break.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Eugene 6, Hillsboro 0
The string of strong pitching performances by the Emeralds continued.

Rookie: Arizona Cubs
Cubs 5, Brewers 3
The Cubs scored all five runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Other Notes

  • The ejections in the Iowa game, if you were wondering, were both on the Redbird side. Randal Grichuk and his manager were tossed following Grichuk’s at bat in the seventh.
  • Ian Happ has been named the Carolina League Player of the Week for the second time this season. He earned that honor with a .520/.571/.960 line for the week.
  • The potential for a Happ promotion has been widely discussed lately, and while it isn’t impossible, there are good reasons to keep him in Myrtle Beach a bit longer. Tennessee has an everyday second baseman who is playing well in Chesny Young for one thing, and Happ is still working on his own game at second for another. The bat could probably stand to move up, but the Cubs are in no hurry to rush him to the majors, so they may be willing to give him some extra time to build experience with the glove.

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