AAA—Iowa 12, Nashville 11
Iowa overcame a 8-0 deficit and won the game as two runs scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 8th.
At the Dish: I-Cubs scored four runs in the second as Logan Watkins (.293) delivered a base-clearing three-run double and then Dallas Beeler followed with a RBI single......They added five more in the sixth. Eli Whiteside (.159) smacked a two-run homer, his second, scoring Carlos Pimentel, who singled. Lars Anderson (.250) stroked a two-run single up the middle and Chris Valaika (.321) followed with a RBI single.......Iowa loaded the bases with in the 8th and a walk to Anderson cut the lead to 11-10. After a strikeout, the Nashville pitcher uncorked a wild pitch, Matt Szczur trotted home from third and Javier Baez raced all the way from second to score the winning run......Iowa had 11 hits in the win but didn't get the ball out of the infield to score their final three runs in the 8th.... Valaika was 3-4 and Lars Anderson was 2-4, walked twice, knocked in three runs and scored twice......Arismendy Alcantara was 1-4 with a double and Baez went 0-4 with a walk.
On the Hill: Dallas Beeler only lasted three innings in his second start since coming off the DL. He threw 73 pitches in the outing, allowing 10 runs (8 earned) on 10 hits and two walks. He fanned one and surrendered a homer......Carlos Pimentel was solid outing of the pen, yielding an unearned run. He threw 62 pitches in four frames, fanning six while giving up three hits........Alberto Cabrera walked two in a scoreless 8th to get the win and Blake Parker earned his sixth save, wiping out a single with a game ending double play.
I-Cubs Notes: Tsuyoshi Wada (4-1 1.21 ERA) gets the start on Monday night against Nashville
AA—Tennessee 17, Jackson 13
Tennessee overcame a 6-0 deficit with a 8-run fourth, and defeated Jackson for the second straight game.
At the Dish: 17 runs—No homers and 16 hits. The Smokies drew nine walks and were 10-22 with RISP. Plenty of hitting stars....Rubi Silva (.272) went 4-6 with two doubles, knocked in five runs and scored twice......Jorge Soler (.412) was 2-5 with a pair of doubles and four RBI......Kris Bryant (.331) was 3-6 with three runs and three RBI.....Rafael Lopez (.326) was on base six times, going 3-3 with three walks and scored twice.......John Andreoli (.296) extended his on-base streak to 30 games with a single.......Charlie Cutler upped his average to .340 with two hits......Stephen Bruno (.304) was 1-6 with a run and a RBI.
On the Hill: Matthew Loosen got roughed up in the first innings as six hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly plated six runs. Jackson sent 10 men to the plate and Loosen needed 32 pitches to get out of the inning. Despite the struggle with his command, Loosen battled into the fifth, throwing 107 pitches. He finished with a line of 4.2 IP, 9H, 11 R, 10 ER, 6BB, 4K..........Tony Zych allowed two inherited runners to score in the fifth before a strikeout ended the inning......Jose Veras made his third rehab appearance and earned his second win. The right-hander pitched scoreless ball for 1.2 frames with two walks and a strikeout.......Jeffrey Lorick earned the save, his first, yielding two runs over 2.1 innings.
Smokies Notes: Dae-Eun Rhee (2-1 3.25 ERA) makes his sixth start on Monday at Jackson........After starting the season 1 for 14 and hitting .227 in May, Stephen Bruno has been on a terror in May. Entering Sunday's game, the 23-year-old was hitting .500/.564/.971 in nine games with two homers, 12 RBI, and 10 doubles. A 7th round pick in '12, Bruno won the NWL batting title hitting .361 and was batting .362 last year in 19 games in Daytona before season ending Tommy John surgery. He essentially skipped A ball, and after a slow start, is starting to square up AA pitching
Daytona had Sunday off and host Charlotte in a four-game series. Daytona has not released its pitchers for the series.
Low A—Kane County
The first-place Cougars (26-10) had the day off and head to Beloit on Monday for a 11 a.m. CST start. Tyler Skulina (1-0 3.30 ERA) gets the start.
According to reports, the Cubs have released minor leaguers IB Matt Scioscia, IF Trevor Stevens and LHP Tommy Hottovy. Scioscia was acquired in the trade with the Angels this spring for Trevor Gretzky, Stevens was an non-drafted free agent signing last summer, and Hottovy was added as a free agent in the off-season.