Cubs Minor League Daily: Bailey Wins Number 2000, De La Cruz Returns

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Bailey Wins Number 2000, De La Cruz Returns

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Last night, for the first time since May 25, Oscar De La Cruz took the mound for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. He pitched just three innings, was limited to forty pitches and struck out only one.

But that’s not the important part. The important part is that one of the Cubs best prospects (number two on the Top 40, in fact) is back on the mound. We’ll take a closer look at his results once he has a few more starts behind him. For now, let’s just sit back and (hopefully) watch his pitch counts climb.

(Photo by Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans)

In other Myrtle Beach news, the Pelicans’ manager Buddy Bailey has become the eleventh manager in minor league history to reach 2,000 wins. That’s impressive.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 5, Memphis 2
The Cubs are within a win of .500.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Montgomery 4, Tennessee 3 in eleven innings.
Once again, a late Smokies lead did not last.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 5, Down East 4
The Pelicans rallied for three in the seventh to push their manager to his milestone win.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 5, West Michigan 2
South Bend took a first inning lead they never gave away.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Eugene 4, Salem-Keizer 3
There was lots of action on the basepaths in this one, including a total of nine steals.

Rookie: AZL Cubs
Cubs 9, Brewers 5
Despite five Brewers’ errors, all nine of the Cubs’ runs were earned.

Other Notes

  • One more tidbit from Myrtle Beach. Second baseman Trent Giambrone made a very nice play, one that is well worth a look.

Author: Luke Blaize

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