The Cubs Minor League Affiliates once again didn’t all play on Thursday, with two rain-related postponements in South Bend and Tennessee. However, Myrtle Beach and Iowa produced some quality performances worth noting.
Low A: South Bend Cubs
Postponed, wet grounds. South Bend’s makeup date is to be determined, but we do know that they return home for a series against Great Lakes starting on Friday night at 7:35 PM Eastern. Tyler Thomas is the scheduled starter for that game.
High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 0, Carolina 8
Myrtle Beach 8, Carolina 1
Aramis Ademan: 2 for 2 G1
Connor Myers: 2 for 5, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI G2
P.J. Higgins: 1 for 3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 BB G2
Austin Upshaw: 2 for 4, 1 R G2
Aramis Ademan: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 BB G2
Tyson Miller: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO G2
7-14, 5th Place in Carolina League Southern Division
Bryan Hudson is the scheduled starter for the series opener against Salem on Friday night at 7:05 PM Eastern.
Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Postponed, rain. The game will be made up as a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon starting at 2:15 PM Eastern. The two sides will start their series on Friday night at 7:15 PM Eastern. Trevor Clifton is the scheduled starter for Friday’s game.
Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 2, Oklahoma City 4
Taylor Davis: 2 for 4
Chesny Young: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
Chris Gimenez: 1 for 3, 1 R
Duane Underwood: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO
4-14, 4th Place in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division
Jen-Ho Tseng is the scheduled starter for Iowa on Friday night at 8:05 PM Eastern.
- Tyson Miller had a phenomenal start in game two of Myrtle Beach’s doubleheader, picking up the win. Miller went six innings allowing two hits and one unearned run while walking one and striking out three. It was already his second shutout of the season, and first since April 8th early in the season. Miller is now 2-2 with a 3.15 ERA this season and looks sharp.
- Connor Myers on the offensive side for the Pelicans, looked solid going 2 for 5 with a home run, two runs, and four RBI. Myers drove in four of the Pelicans 8 runs in the second game of the doubleheader, with his home run in the sixth inning. It was part of a 6-run, sixth inning that propelled Myrtle Beach to victory.
- Duane Underwood had a solid start with Iowa, that ended up being a no-decision after leaving the game with a 2-0 lead. Underwood went for five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs with five strikeouts. He was pulled for Cory Mazzoni and Justin Hancock who gave up the four runs, out of relief against Oklahoma City. Underwood in his first season in Triple-A has looked solid, posting a 0-2 record but with a 3.31 ERA and 1.15 WHIP.