Cubs Minor League Daily: Alex Lange Spectacular For Eugene

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Alex Lange Spectacular For Eugene

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First round pick Alex Lange made his second third start of the season for Eugene last night, and since he was at home, anyone with access finally has some good video of him to check out. There aren’t many highlights of his pitching up yet; the best place to see him in action is to watch the game footage itself.

And he was definitely good. Lange was limited to just three innings and 36 pitches, and in those innings he allowed but one hit and no walks while striking out five.

That’s not all. When Lange exited the game, Jesus Camargo picked up right where Lange left off. Camargo allowed just one hit over five innings himself, and struck out four while walking none. For eight innings, the Emeralds had just about the best pitching they could have hoped for.

As is so often the case with good pitching performances, the defense had to step up a time or two themselves. Brandon Hughes did the honors in this game, traveling a long way in from right to snag what looked to be a shallow single.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 8, Omaha 7
Iowa’s bullpen is pitching well lately.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 4, Biloxi 1
The Smokies rallied for three in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie.

Bilxoi 1, Tennessee 0
In Game 2, the Smokies were on the wrong end of a no hitter.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 5, Winston-Salem 3
A go ahead single in the twelfth propelled the current Pelicans to a win over the former Pelicans.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
Fort Wayne 8, South Bend 6
The Cubs’ five game winning streak has been snapped.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Spokane 2, Eugene 1
This was just an old fashioned pitchers’ duel.

  • Alex Lange: 3 IP, 1 H, 5 K
  • Jesus Camargo: 5 IP, 1 H, 4 K
  • Jhonny Bethencourt: 1 for 3, 3B

Rookie: AZL Cubs
Athletics 5, Cubs 2
Cubs’ pitching gave up more walks (6) than strikeouts (4).

Other Notes

  • Eugene’s low scoring game came despite a 13 MPH wind blowing out to center.
  • Lange’s pitch count is nothing to worry about. He tossed a ton of innings in college this year, so the Cubs are simply limiting how much additional work he gets so as not to overtax his arm. It doesn’t mean anything for how he can or will be used later on in his career.

Author: Luke Blaize

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