Cubs Minor League Daily: Pelicans Rally For Late Inning Win

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Pelicans Rally For Late Inning Win

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Minor league starting pitchers sometimes have jobs on the days they don’t pitch, jobs that might be filled by coaches in the majors, and one of those jobs is keeping track of the pitches in that particular game. That’s not a job that can be done from the dugout, since sometimes you can’t tell what a pitch is from that angle.

So, sometimes pitchers on their off days are hanging out somewhere off the field, behind home plate, with a clipboard. And sometimes that’s not the place to be, as Pelicans starter Tyson Miller has discovered more than once.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Iowa was rained out.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 11, Chattanooga 10 in 12 innings
Dakota Mekkes has now allowed an earned run this season.

  • Duncan Robinson: 5 IP, 7 R (5 ER), 12 H, 1 BB, 5 K
  • Tommy Nance: 1.2 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Craig Brooks: 1.1 IP, 2 K
  • Dakota Mekkes: 2 IP, 2 R (1 ER), 2 H, 1 BB, 2 K
  • Daury Torrez: 2 IP, 2 BB
  • Charcer Burks: 1 for 5, BB
  • Trent Giambrone: 1 for 6, HR
  • Jason Vosler: 1 for 5, 2B, BB
  • Yasiel Balaguert: 2 for 6, 2B
  • Jeffrey Baez: 1 for 2, 3B
  • Will Remillard: 2 for 3
  • Trey Martin: 1 for 4, 2B

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 8, Buies Creek 7
The Pelicans rallied for three in the eighth and four in the ninth to walk off on a wild pitch.

  • Keegan Thompson: 6 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 BB, 7 K
  • Jordan Minch: 1.1 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  • Tyler Peyton: 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 1 K
  • Vimael Machin: 0 for 2, 3 BB
  • Tyler Alamo: 1 for 3, 2 BB
  • Kevonte Mitchell: 1 for 4, 2B
  • Connor Myers: 0 for 2, 2 BB

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend had the day off.

Other Notes

  • Mekkes allowed two singles in the tenth inning (after getting three quick outs in the ninth), and that was the end of his 0.00 ERA after ten appearances. Now he has a 0.59 ERA. On the scale of awesomeness, that’s still pretty awesome.
  • As a result of drawing twelve walks, Myrtle Beach was able to score eight runs despite having just four hits.
  • In case you missed it over the weekend, in Saturday’s Daily I took my first look at what the Cubs might do in the first round of the June draft.


Author: Luke Blaize

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