AAA—Oklahoma City 8, Iowa 5
Oklahoma City (34-28) snapped the I-Cubs four-game winning streak as the RedHawks scored five runs off the Iowa (29-35) bullpen.
At the Plate: Brett Jackson gave the I-Cubs a 1-0 lead with his sixth homer of the season. They added a run in the sixth with two outs as Steve Clevenger singled, took second when Brad Nelson walked, and scored on Junior Lake’s single. A RedHawks error allowed two runs to score in the seventh and Ian Stewart hit his fifth homer of the season, a solo shot, in the eighth.
Cubs Lineup: Watkins 2B (1-5), Jackson CF (1-4 R HR RBI BB), Clevenger C (1-5 R), Nelson DH (0-2 2BB), Lake 3B (1-3), Bogusevic RF (0-4), Sappelt LF (1-3 R), Stewart 1B (1-3 2R HR RBI BB), Lillibridge SS (0-4).
On the Mound: RHP Guillermo Moscoso (2-4 4.82 ERA) allowed three runs, including a two-run homer in the first inning, in his five innings—yielding four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. RHP Alex Burnett surrendered two runs on a hit and three walks in one inning while RHP Marcus Hatley allowed three unearned runs on two hits and a walk in the seventh. LHP Hisanori Takahashi tossed a scoreless frame.
Cubs Notes: Looks like Ian Stewart’s late night twitter rant has gotten him into hot water the Cubs from office as GM Jed Hoyer commented on the incident on a Chicago radio station this morning. Hoyer said there will be consequences to his tweets, which included the Cubs should “release me” and “Dale Sveum doesn’t like me”. Stewart sent an apology tweet on Tuesday afternoon “I want to apologize to the entire Cubs organization for my comments on twitter.” He followed that tweet up with “I let my frustrations get the best of me and in no way want to be a distraction.” Stewart has been suspended without pay but details of the suspension were not released. His twitter account has also been deleted.
AA—Mobile 3, Tennessee 2
A two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh gave Mobile (35-29) the win over Tennessee (32-32)
At the Plate: The Smokies had 10 hits but could only plate two runs as the game ended when Jonathan Mota was thrown out at home trying to score the tying run from second on a single to center by Ronald Torreyes. The Smokies tied the game in the third when Mota and Elliot Soto both singled and advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Eric Jokisch. Matt Szczur followed with a RBI single to score Mota. Ty Wright added a RBI single in the eighth scoring Szczur.
Smokies Lineup: Szczur (2-4 R RBI), Alcantara 2B/SS (1-4), Villanueva 3B (1-4 2B), Wright (1-4 RBI), Silva RF (1-4), Mota 1B (2-4 R), Soto SS (1-3), Lopez PH (0-1), Jokisch (0-1 SAC), Torreyes 2B (1-2)
On the Mound:Eric Jokisch (4-6 3.67 ERA) held the BayBears to six hits pitching into the seventh but allowed three runs, including a two-run homer that proved to be the difference in the game. One of the runs was unearned and Jokisch fanned seven. Tony Zych (2-2 3.33) got the final four outs with a hit and two strikeouts.
Due to unplayable field conditions at Jackie Robinson Ballpark, Tuesday night’s game with Fort Myers was canceled and the two teams will play a doubleheader on Wednesday beginning at 5:05 p.m.
Low A—Burlington 7, Kane County 6
Burlington (24-36) scored seven runs in the first three innings and hung on for the won over Kane County (28-34).
At the Plate: Kane County tallied four runs in the bottom of the first to match the Bees as Wilson Contreras blasted a three-run homer, his sixth. Jeimer Candelario’s RBI double plated the first run of the inning. Reggie Golden accounted for both runs in the sixth as he doubled home Contreras and eventually scored on a passed ball.
Cougars Lineup: Amaya (1-5), Almora (1-4 R BB), Vogelbach (1-5), Candelario 3B (3-5, R, 2 2B, RBI), Shoulders DH (1-5), Contreras C (2-4 2R HR 3RBI), Zapata LF (1-3), Golden RF (1-4 R 2B RBI), Hernandez SS (2-4)
On the Mound: Jose Rosario (0-3 5.79 ERA) made his fifth start since joining Kane County and the right-hander continues to struggle. Rosario gave up seven runs, six earned, on seven hits and four walks. He also allowed two homers. Chicago Cubs pitcher Shawn Camp made a rehab appearance at Kane County Tuesday night working one inning as he faced five hitters. The relief pitcher gave up a hit and fanned one in a scoreless frame despite two Kane County errors. Brian Smith (2-1 3.57) did a nice job blanking the Bees the final three innings with three strikeouts.
Cougar Notes: Kane County made several roster moves on Tuesday as well as announcing Cubs relief pitcher Shawn Camp would be throwing an inning in a rehab appearance. LHP Jeffry Antigua was transferred back to Kane County from Iowa while IF Brad Zapata was sent to the Cougars from extended spring training. RHP Eduardo Orozco was placed on the disabled list and IF David Bote was assigned to short-season Boise.