Cubs Minor League Recap 4/18/18: Smokies Win Third Straight Game, Clinch Series

Weather postponed yet another game for the Iowa Cubs, but three of the teams were in action on Wednesday night going a combined 1-2.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend 1, Dayton 4

Top Performances
Chris Singleton: 1 for 4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
Austin Filiere: 1 for 4

Standings Check
6-4, 4th Place in Midwest League Eastern Division

Next Up
Erich Uelmen takes the mound for South Bend in the series finale against Dayton on Thursday at 7:00 PM Eastern.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach 0, Buies Creek 9

Top Performances
Aramis Ademan: 1 for 3
Jhonny Pereda: 1 for 3

Standings Check
3-11, 5th Place in Carolina League Southern Division

Next Up
Tyson Miller pitches the home series opener against Down East on Thursday at 7:05 PM Eastern.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee 4, Montgomery 2

Top Performances
Ian Rice: 2 for 3, 1 BB
Eddy Martinez: 1 for 4, 2 RBI
Trey Martin: 2 for 5, 1 R
Tom Hatch: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO, Win

Standings Check
6-6, 3rd Place in Southern League North Division

Next Up
Cubs #3-ranked Prospect, Oscar De La Cruz, gets the start for Tennessee on Thursday at 7:35 PM Eastern.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Postponed, inclement weather.

Next Up
Luke Farrell still pitches for Iowa on Thursday against Montgomery at 7:38 PM Eastern.


  • #7-ranked Pitching Prospect, Tom Hatch, produced a quality start with Tennessee in the only Cubs Minor League Affiliate of the day. Hatch went for six innings allowing just six hits and two runs while striking out three and picking up the win. He is starting to heat up after a shaky performance to start out the season but with a shutout, the game before and now a quality start. Tom Hatch is looking great and could move up to Iowa very quickly by mid-season.
  • Up north in South Bend, CF Prospect Chris Singleton is starting to heat up again with his second home run of the season. Singleton was drafted by the Cubs in Round 19 last season and played very well with the Rookie League Cubs before moving up to Eugene at the end of their season.
  • Wednesday’s postponed game marked the fourth this season already for Iowa, just under two weeks into the MILB season. Consequently, the Cubs are 3-8 and are in second to last place out of the entire Pacific Coast League. The good news is manager Marty Pevey just picked up his 1000th career win last week and can turn the club around. 

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