Cubs Minor League Recap 4/15/18: A Win for Everyone! (That Played)

For the first time since the Minor League Baseball season has started, all the Cubs affiliates won in the same day. Well, only two of them played and at least they both won. The other two were both rained out with makeup dates scheduled in the near future.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

Postponed, rain. To make up for both games missed this weekend, South Bend and Lake County will play a doubleheader on May 14th and May 16th, dates they were already scheduled to play in the same stadium. That will be 6 games in 4 days which is a lot against the same opponent, but you’ve got to love April Showers!

Next Up
Erich Uelmen is once again slated to pitch, but on Tuesday in the road series opener against Dayton at 7:00 PM Eastern. They will have Monday off.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach 9, Down East 4

Top Performances
Wladimir Galindo: 2 for 5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Tyler Alamo: 2 for 5, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Kevonte Mitchell: 3 for 4, 1 BB

Standings Check
3-8, 5th Place in Carolina League Southern Division

Next Up
Matt Swarmer takes the mound for the Pelicans on Monday at 7:00 PM Eastern in the road series opener against Buies Creek.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Postponed, rain. The game lasted three innings with Jackson leading 4-3 before the rain came in and the game was rained out. A makeup date has not yet been scheduled between the two sides.

Next Up
Trevor Clifton pitches the road series opener against Montgomery on Monday at 7:35 PM Eastern.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Iowa 9, Memphis 4

Top Performances
David Bote: 3 for 5, 1 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI
Mark Zagunis: 3 for 5, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ryan Court: 2 for 2, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI

Standings Check
3-6, 3rd Place in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

Next Up
Jen-Ho Tseng is slated to pitch the series finale against Memphis on Monday at 12:05 PM Eastern.

Notes:

  • Iowa’s offense dominated and a large part due to David Bote. Bote had already homered the day before for the Cubs only run and homered yet again as part of his big day. He finished 3 for 5 on the day with 3 runs and 2 RBI in addition to his third-inning blast.
  • Myrtle Beach’s offense also stole the show on Sunday, as they are starting to heat up. They’ve scored 41 runs in the past 4 days, as that paints a pretty big picture for scoring. It’s come from all different Cubs prospect in every game, but the Pelicans clearly want to win, and they are certainly showing.
  • Sunday’s two rainouts pushed the 2018 total to already 9 games either postponed or rescheduled to later dates. Surprisingly MILB didn’t go to an earlier season start date but still have a tremendous amount of games not being played. It should not be a big concern, but it should definitely be monitored for the rest of this month.
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Lucas Babcock is the Editor in Chief of SportZreport.com. Lucas has been a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan.

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