Cubs Minor League Recap 4/24/18

Just two teams played within the Cubs Farm System on Tuesday, with a travel day for Iowa and a rainout for Myrtle Beach. Anyway, let’s get to the Daily Minor League Recap!

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend 1, Bowling Green 2 (F/8)
South Bend 2, Bowling Green 9 (F/7)

Top Performances
Chris Singleton: 1 for 4, 1 R G1
Cory Abbott: 7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 6 SO G1
Austin Filiere: 2 for 3, 2 RBI G2
Robert Caro: 2 for 3 G2

Standings Check
7-9, 6th Place in Midwest League Eastern Division

Next Up
Erich Uelmen is the scheduled starter for South Bend in game three of the four-game set on Wednesday at 7:35 PM Eastern.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Postponed, inclement weather. Tuesday’s contest will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Thursday at 5:00 PM Eastern with the second game to follow. The next game will be at 11:00 AM Eastern on Wednesday, the originally scheduled game and time with no changes. Keegan Thompson is the scheduled starter for Wednesday.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee 4, Jacksonville 5

Top Performances
Eddy Martinez: 2 for 4, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
Jason Vosler: 2 for 4, HR, 2 R, 1 RBI
Jeffery Baez: 1 for 3, 1 BB
Zach Hedges: 4 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO

Standings Check
9-9, 3rd Place in Southern League North Division

Next Up
Mike Rucker is the scheduled starter for the series finale on Wednesday at 7:00 PM Eastern.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Travel day. Adbert Alzolay is the scheduled starter for the series opener on Wednesday at 8:05 PM Eastern.


  • Despite not winning the first game of the doubleheader for South Bend, starter Cory Abbott was lights out. Abbott over seven innings pitched a two-hitter, allowing one run and striking out six with no walks. It was not even out of the ordinary for Abbott, who has been producing these types of games in his second season since being drafted. He pitched a one-hitter in his last start one week ago on Tuesday.
  • Eddy Martinez looked solid offensively for the Smokies, going 2 for 4 with a home run, one run, and three RBI. Martinez’s batting average took a big step in the right direction, with his first multi-hit game of the season. His 2016 and 2017 campaigns went well, and Martinez could be on his way for another solid season.
  • Zach Hedges pitched 4.1 innings of relief on Tuesday, holding the Jumbo Shrimp in check with just two hits and zero runs. Hedges struck out two and walked none in what was his longest relief appearance of the season. He has been in the Cubs Farm System since 2014 and has gradually worked his way up, then down, and then back up again. 

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