Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Was No-Hit, Myrtle Beach Walked It Off

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Cubs Minor League Daily: South Bend Was No-Hit, Myrtle Beach Walked It Off

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I’d like to tell you that the two Cedar Rapids’ pitchers who pitched a no-hitter against the South Bend Cubs last night are the best pitching prospects in Minnesota’s system, but I can’t. Not only does Baseball America not rank either of them, neither Edwar Colina nor Jovani Moran are even mentioned in the Prospect Handbook. They are both having nice seasons, though. Particularly Colina.

So what can we say about South Bend being no-hit by a couple of guys that most Twins fans have probably never heard of? That’s baseball. Unexpected stories like that happen all the time. That’s why baseball is awesome.

We can also say that South Bend clearly didn’t have Jhonny Pereda. With Myrtle Beach trailing by two and the bases loaded, Pereda come to the plate in the ninth and…

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Omaha 7, Iowa 4 in eight innings
Rain ended this game one batter into the ninth, thereby spoiling what would surely have been an epic comeback by Iowa.

  • Duane Underwood: 2.2 IP, 6 R, 7 H, 2 K
  • Cory Mazzoni: 3.1 IP, 1 K
  • David Bote: 1 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
  • Efren Navarro: 3 for 4, 2B
  • Taylor Davis: 1 for 4, 2B
  • Chesny Young: 1 for 4, 2B

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee had the day off.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 5, Carolina 4
That’s ten wins for the Pelicans.

  • Keegan Thompson: 5 IP, 4 R (3 ER), 7 H, 1 BB, 7 K
  • Tyler Peyton: 2 IP, 3 H, 3 K
  • Jordan Minch: 2 IP, 3 K
  • Andruw Monasterio: 2 for 2, 2B, 2 BB
  • Vimael Machin: 1 for 3, 2 BB
  • Jhonny Pereda: 1 for 4, 2B, BB
  • Tyler Alamo: 1 for 4, HR
  • Connor Myers: 0 for 2, 2 BB
  • Daniel Spingola: 0 for 2, 2 BB
  • Aramis Ademan: 0 for 2, 2 BB

Low A: South Bend Cubs
Cedar Rapids 10, South Bend 0
At least the Cubs had more walks (6) than strikeouts (3).

  • Cory Abbott: 3.1 IP, 8 R (5 ER), 11 H, 2 K
  • Enrique De Los Rios: 2.2 IP, 1 R (0 ER), 2 H, 3 K

Other Notes

  • Every once in awhile – maybe once a year – I see someone who tries to claim that the outcomes of minor league games don’t matter. The games, they say, are basically just exhibition, and no one cares what happens, only how the prospects are developing. That Pelicans video was a last place team beating a next to last place team on a Tuesday night in May in front of just two thousand fans… assuming that many stuck around for the ninth. Watching, I think it is safe to say that the outcome of that game mattered to the players involved.
  • Cory Abbott gave up three homers in this 3.1 innings of work, but he didn’t walk anyone. In fact, his official tally was 63 pitches, 48 for strikes.

Author: Luke Blaize

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