Cubs Minor League Recap 4/8/18: Myrtle Beach Splits Twin Bill, Jared Young With Big Night

Myrtle Beach picked up their first win of the season and all the scheduled games were finally played in the same day with no inclement weather or anything close to.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend 7, West Michigan 8

Top Performances
Jared Young: 4 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB
Zach Davis: 2 for 4, 2 R, 1 RBI
Rafael Narea: 2 for 4, 2 R
Miguel Amaya: 1 for 5, HR, 2 RBI

Standings Check
1-2, 6th Place in Midwest League Eastern Division

Next Up
Cory Abbot, the Cubs #28th ranked prospect overall takes the mound on Monday at 7:05 PM Eastern in a new series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach 4, Frederick 6
Myrtle Beach 3, Frederick 0

Top Performances
Jhonny Pereda: 2 for 3 G1
Tyler Alamo: 1 for 2, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI G1
Jhonny Pereda: 1 for 2, HR, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB G2
Tyson Miller: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 7 SO, Win G2

Standings Check
1-3, T-3 Place in Carolina League Southern Division

Next Up
Alex Lange, the exciting Cubs pitching prospects earns the nod on Monday night at 7:05 PM Eastern in a new series against Winston-Salem. 

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee 3, Mississippi 5

Top Performances
Eddy Martinez: 2 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Zack Short: 2 for 3, 2 BB
Jeffery Baez: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB

Standings Check
1-3, T-3 Place in Southern League North Division

Next Up
Mike Rucker gets the start on Monday for the Smokies at 11:35 AM Eastern to close out the series with Mississippi. 

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Off day.

Next Up
Iowa will close out the series with Oklahoma City on Monday at 1:08 PM Eastern. 

Notes:

  • Tyson Miller produced an outstanding season debut for Myrtle Beach to earn the win. Miller went for 5.0 innings allowing just three hits and one walk while striking out seven in just the few frames pitched. He dominated the Keys with a K/9 equating out to 12.6 which is fantastic for minor league baseball. We will keep an eye out for Miller this year in what could be a breakout season to come.
  • Jared Young tore it up for the South Bend Cubs in their comeback attempt that fell just short. Young went 4 for 4 from the plate with one run, two RBI, and a walk. He also played decent in his first game back in the season opener going 1 for 4 with one run and one RBI. 
  • Zack Short finally broke out with his first big game of the year with a 2 for 3 performance with two singles and two walks. Short had only reached base three times in his previous two games but had a great day with the Smokies. He has moved up very quickly within the Cubs farm system and is primed for an excellent 2018.
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