Every Cubs Team Won, Including (Not a Typo) an Improbable SEVEN-GAME Series Sweep

What a day for the Chicago Cubs minor league system. Well, I mean, what a week, but especially what a day.

Not only do the Cubs’ minor league teams just keep on winning, but yesterday they pulled off the full system sweep: the big league Cubs, Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A South Bend, and Low-A Myrtle Beach all won. It doesn’t happen all that often!

And that wasn’t the only crazy sweep to happen yesterday for the Cubs:

Thanks to a rescheduled game, the Smokies and the Biscuits, the Tampa Bay Rays’ Double-A affiliate, had to play seven games in six days … and the Smokies won every single one. The ultra-rare seven-game sweep! I have definitely literally never seen that before.

Having won four of six before this series, the Smokies are now winners of 11 of their last 13. And they aren’t the only Cubs club in a great winning stretch:

⇒ The Iowa Cubs have won six of their last seven.

⇒ The South Bend Cubs have won 11 of their last 12.

⇒ The Myrtle Beach Pelicans don’t even really have a great “won X of Y” cutoff because you just keep going back. Let’s just say they’ve won 22 of 33 on the season.

It’s just been a really, really good stretch for the farm system the last few weeks, and again, although the results – in the W/L column or even in the small-sample player stats – don’t tell you everything you need to know about the organization’s player development, it’s definitely part of the story. That part, right now, is screaming loudly that things are headed in a very good direction.

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Brett Taylor is the Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and on LinkedIn here. Brett is also the founder of Bleacher Nation, which opened up shop in 2008 as an independent blog about the Chicago Cubs. Later growing to incorporate coverage of other Chicago sports, Bleacher Nation is now one of the largest regional sports blogs on the web.

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