Cubs June 29 Minor League Recap

Cubs June 29 Minor League Recap

Cale Brockmeyer hit of the cycle and ripped a two-run triple in the ninth to lead Kane County over Beloit. Tsuyoshi Wada earned his PCL leading ninth win as Iowa blanked Colorado Springs, Tennessee's Dae-Eun Rhee fanned 10 in the win, and Dan Vogelbach hit a walk-off single for Daytona. Bryant Flete delivered a walk-off for Mesa and Boise won.

AAA—Iowa 2, Colorado Spring 0

Tsuyoshi Wada and three relievers combined for the I-Cubs seventh shutout of the season.

At the Dish: Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on a walk by Ryan Kalish (.240), a wild pitch, and a RBI single from Eli Whiteside (.179). They added an insurance run in the 8th on a Javier Baez (.239) RBI double, scoring Matt Szczur, (246) who singled.....Arismendy Alcantara (.305) had two hits, including his 22nd double, to extend his hit streak to eight games......Baez finished with two hits and is batting .350 in his last 10 games.......Chris Valaika (.304) smacked his 17th double......Kris Bryant (.317) had his seven-game hitting streak snapped going 0-4 with two strikeouts.

On the Hill: Wada won his PCL leading 9th game with 6.2 innings of shutout ball. He fanned eight and now had 101 K on the year, 2nd in the PCL. The left-hander scattered six hits and walk in the 99 pitch outing.....Marcus Hatley got two hitters out, Zac Rosscup retired the only batter he faced, and Blake Parker nailed down his 17th save with the final four outs.

I-Cubs Notes: Carlos Pimentel makes his second straight start, getting ball Monday night as the I-Cubs return to Principal Park to face Omaha......Don't be surprised if Arismendy Alcantara is named PCL Player of the Week.....


AA—Tennessee 6, Montgomery 1

Tennessee won the opening game of the series as Dae-Eun Rhee fanned 10 in seven innings.

At the Dish: After three straight singles by Dustin Geiger, Jonathan Mota and Luis Flores, a throwing error by the first baseman allowed two runs to score. A bases loaded walk to Eliott Soto made it 3-1 and Jae-Hoon Ha put the game away with a bases-clearing double......Charlie Cutler and Luis Flores both had three hits and Kevin Brown was 2-4 with a run in his AA debut.

On the Hill: Dae-Eun Rhee (5-3, 3.10 ERA) continues to churn out quality outings. The 25-year-old fanned 10 and only allowed a solo homer over seven innings. He didn't issue a walk, got eight ground ball outs, threw 93 pitches, 65 for strikes......P.J. Francescon and Hunter Cervenka combined to get out of the 8th and Frank Batista worked the 9th.


High A—Daytona 9, Lakeland 8

Daniel Vogelbach's walk-off hit in the bottom of the 11th capped off a four-run rally as Daytona completed the sweep of Lakeland.

At the Dish: Vogelbach (2-5) provided the game-winner as his fly ball got over the head of the left-fielder to score Marco Hernandez. A wild pitch, a throwing error and a sacrifice fly tied the game in the 11th after Lakeland hit a three-run homer in the top of the frame.....Albert Almora had another multi-hit game, going 2-5 with a double, two RBI, a walk, and his 6th stolen base....Marco Hernandez is fitting into the leadoff spot as he scored three times, had two hits, stole two bases (8) and knocked in a pair....Rademacher had three RBI on a single and a sac fly.

On the Hill: Making his 15th start, Felix Pena pitched into the sixth, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk. He fanned six and hasn't won a game since April 19......Austin Kirk surrendered two runs in 1.1 innings and Michael Jensen gave up one run in the ninth....Andrew McKirahan got charged with his second blown save, allowing an inherited run to score. He finished with two scoreless frames.....Yao-Ling Wang (1-5, 3.64 ERA) should have been out of the innings but a pop fly that fell behind second opened the door for a three-run homer.

D-Cubs Notes: Cubs have Monday off and host Brevard County on Tuesday night.


Low A—Kane County 9, Beloit 7

Cael Brockmeyer completed the cycle with a two-run triple in the top of the 9th to give the Cougars the win at Beloit.

At the Dish: The Cougars catcher doubled in the second, hit a two-run homer in the third, singled in the 8th, and capped off the cycle in dramatic fashion with the game-winning two-run triple in the ninth. Brockmeyer (.311/.369/.443) scored three times in the wild win......Jacob Hannemann (.432/.500/.757) extended his hitting streak to seven games with two hits, including his fifth homer of the season. He knocked in three and stole his 28th base, the sixth straight game with a steal......Trey Martin (.237/.287/.309) was 2-4 with a RBI and David Bote (.210/.324/.308) plated the other run, going 1-4 with a double.....Yasiel Balaguert (.245/.285/.371) had two singles while Jacob Rogers (.270/.369/.448) scored three times, reaching on a single and two walks.

On the Hill: The 10th pro start for Jen-Ho Tseng (3-0, 3.22 ERA) was a rough one as the Taiwanese right-hander allowed a career-high six runs, including a pair of homers. The Snappers collected six extra base hits off Tseng, who threw 75 pitches in the outing. All three of his strikeouts were looking, and he left with one out in the fifth after the second homer. He finished with a line of 4.1 IP, 8 H, 6 ER, 0 BB, 3 K........Michael Wagner, (1-1, 3.00 ERA) the Cubs 15th round pick last year and former roommate of Kris Bryant at San Diego, worked around three walks and two his in 2.2 shutout frames....Despite giving up the tying run in the 8th and getting charged with his 4th blown save, Corbin Hoffner (2-1, 4.05 ERA) got the win....Tyler Bremer (5-1, 2.57 ERA) worked the ninth for his 10th save.

Cougars Notes: Cougars play the final game of the series on Monday night in Beloit as Paul Blackburn (6-2, 2.97 ERA) get the start.


Short-Season—Boise 6, Tri-City 2

Boise scored five times in the second inning and won their second straight road game after dropping the first seven.

At the Dish: Danny Canela collected four hits , including two doubles, one starting the rally to lead off the second.....Jeffrey Baez added a two-run homer in the second and Alex Tomasovich knocked in his first runs as a pro with a two-run single.....Justin Marra was 2-4 and Jesse Hodges added a RBI with a sac fly.

On the Hill: Trevor Graham (2-1, 5.14 ERA) picked up his second win, working six innings while allowing two unearned runs. Graham fanned four, gave up three hits an walked two. David Garner fanned two in a scoreless 7th and Sam Wilson earned his first pro save, retiring all six hitter he faced, three on strikes, in his first outing for Boise.

Hawks Notes: Ben Wells (0-2, 6.75 ERA) gets the start on Monday night.


Arizona Rookie League—Cubs 5, Giants 4

Bryant Flete's RBI walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth gave the Cubs the win.

At the Dish: DH Kevonte Mitchell made his pro debut on Sunday night at DH, and the prep from Missouri had three singles and scored two runs.....Tyler Pearson was 2-4 with a RBI and Charcer Burks (.438) continues to hit in Mesa as the center fielder was 2-3 with a run and a RBI.......Jorge Soler played RF and went 1-3 and scored a run.

On the Hill: Alex Santana tossed three innings of one-hit ball with three punchouts......Gerardo Concepcion allowed two runs in 1.2 innings and Jefferson Mejias got his second win. The 19-year-old Dominican allowed two unearned runs in 4.1 innings, giving up four hits and two walks. According to twitter reports from Ryan Cox, who attended the game, Mejias' fastball was hitting 97 and he was also mixing in an unhittable mid-80s breaking ball.


Venezuelan Summer League—Tigers 2, Cubs 1

Cubs (14-26) only had four hits and Tigers (28-11) scored all their runs in the second.

At the Dish: Cubs scored in the 4th on a double by Jhonny Pereda, (.279) who crossed home on Robert Vahlis' (.213) sacrifice fly. Wladimir Galindo (.296) doubled while Henrry Pedra (.279)and Luis Ayala (.230) both singled.

On the Hill: Not a bad outing for Yapson Gomez (2-1, 2.03 ERA) as the 21-year-old left-hander surrendered two runs on seven hits in six innings. He fanned four and got 10 ground ball outs......Mauro Vides (0-3, 2.52 ERA) threw two scoreless frames and Julio Sanchez (3-1, 4.05 ERA) fanned the side in the ninth.


Dominican Summer League—Cubs

Cubs (18-7) had the day off and are in second place in the Boca Chica North, three games behind Rangers I.


Cubs Minor League box scores June 29


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