Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Explodes for 17, Also Another Awesome DJ Wilson Catch

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Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Explodes for 17, Also Another Awesome DJ Wilson Catch

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We aren’t to the 100 PA threshold yet, so any numbers are coming from small sample sizes. Just your general warning and reminder.

Right now the Tennessee Smokies are tied for the Southern League lead in steals with 23. They have two players with five steals each (Jeffrey Baez and Trent Giambrone) one player with six (Trey Martin) and one with four (Eddy Martinez). All of those players are at least tied for a spot in the top ten league wide.

The Smokies also lead the league in walks (86), thanks in large part to Zach Short (14), Charcer Burks (10), Trey Martin (10), and Jason Vosler (10).

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Oklahoma City 6, Iowa 3
Despite the final score, it wasn’t a bad second start for Alzolay.

  • Adbert Alzolay: 4 IP, 3 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Randy Rosario: 2 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Mark Zagunis: 2 for 4
  • Bijan Rademacher: 1 for 3, 2B
  • Taylor Davis: 3 for 4, 2 2B

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Jacksonville 4, Tennessee 2
Once again, that bullpen got the job done.

  • Michael Rucker: 5 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 2 BB, 5 K
  • Tommy Nance: 2 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 3 H, 4 K
  • James Norwood: 2 IP, 2 H
  • Trent Giambrone: 2 for 4, 2B
  • Charcer Burks: 1 for 3, BB

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Carolina 2, Myrtle Beach 1
This was Thompson’s second straight start without allowing an earned run.

  • Keegan Thompson: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 3 K
  • D.J. Wilson: 1 for 3, BB, SB
  • Jhonny Pereda: 2 for 3, BB
  • Connor Myers: 1 for 2, BB, SB

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 17, Bowling Green 4
The Cubs’ offense woke up in a big way.

  • Erich Uelmen: 5 IP, 4 R, 7 H, 2 BB, 2 K
  • Brendan King: 3 IP, 1 H, 4 K
  • Manuel Rodriquez: 1 IP, 1 BB, 3 K
  • Roberto Caro: 3 for 6, 2B, 3B, BB, SB
  • Jhonny Bethencourt: 3 for 7, 2 2B, HR
  • Austin Filiere: 2 for 5, BB
  • Tyler Payne: 1 for 6, 3B
  • Miguel Amaya: 3 for 6, 2 2B, HR
  • Brandon Hughes: 3 for 4, BB, SB
  • Rafael Narea: 1 for 4, 2 BB
  • Zach Davis: 1 for 3, 3B, 3 BB

Other Notes

  • South Bend is proving to be a very streaky team. Prior to yesterday, they had not scored more than two runs in a game since April 13, the last game of their five game winning streak. They lost seven of the eight games they played during that offensive drought, and then blew up for seventeen runs in Wednesday’s contest.
  • Alzolay threw 83 pitches yesterday, and did a nice job keeping Iowa in the game against a very tough Oklahoma City lineup. Given that he got a late start to the season, I can’t be unhappy with yesterday’s performance. On the other hand, given that the wind was howling in from left at 21 MPH, it might be that Alzolay’s flyball tendencies would have resulted in more runs on a night with more normal weather.
  • At Myrtle Beach, D.J. Wilson once again showed off his impressive glove in center field with another incredible catch:

Author: Luke Blaize

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