Cubs Minor League Recap: 6/8/18

The Cubs Minor League had yet another very successful day, splitting the games 2-2 with more great performances all around.

Low A: South Bend Cubs

South Bend 4, West Michigan 1

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Top Performances

  • Christian Donahue 3 for 4, 2 R
  • Jhonny Bethencourt: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 RBI
  • Jared Young: 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 BB
  • Erich Uelmen: 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO

Standings Check
30-29, 4th Place in Midwest League Eastern Division

Next Up
Jesus Camargo is the scheduled starter for Saturday’s game against West Michigan at 1:05 PM Eastern.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach 5, Salem 4 F/10

Top Performances

  • Aramis Ademan: 2 for 3, HR, 1 R, 3 RBI
  • Luis Ayala: 2 for 4, 2 R
  • Connor Myers: 2 for 4, 1 R
  • Andruw Monasterio: 2 for 5, 1 R

Standings Check
31-29, T-3 Place in Carolina League Southern Division

Next Up
Tyson Miller is the scheduled starter for Saturday’s game against Salem at 6:05 PM Eastern.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee 3, Birmingham 6 F/10

Top Performances

  • Yasiel Balaguert: 1 for 4, 2 RBI
  • Trent Giambrone: 2 for 4, 1 R
  • Jeffery Baez: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • Oscar De La Cruz: 6.0 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO

Standings Check
31-30, 4th Place in Southern League North Division

Next Up
Mike Rucker is the scheduled starter for Saturday’s game against Birmingham at 7:00 PM Eastern.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs

Iowa 3, El Paso 4

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Top Performances

  • Chesny Young: 2 for 4, 1 R, 2 RBI
  • Victor Caratini: 1 for 5, 1 RBI
  • Bijan Rademacher: 1 for 4, 1 R, 1 BB
  • Duane Underwood: 5.0 IP, 3 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 10 SO

Standings Check
23-36, 4th Place in Pacific Coast League American Northern Division

Next Up
A TBD starter will pitch Saturday’s game against El Paso at 8:08 PM Eastern.

The DSL #1 Cubs beat the DSL #1 Rangers 5-4. Ervis Marchan was 3 for 4 with one run scored and one run batted in.

The DSL #2 Cubs fell to the DSL #2 Rangers 5-2. Brailin Pena was 2 for 5 with one run batted in,

Notes:

  • Erich Uelmen had an excellent start for South Bend, with 5 2/3 scoreless innings pitched. Uelmen gave up just four hits and two walks with nine strikeouts in the Cubs 4-1 win on Friday. Credited with the win, Uelmen improves to 3-4 this season with a 3.99 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. More recently, Uelmen has a 0.91 ERA in his last five starts, catching fire.
  • Aramis Ademan had another big offensive day for the Pelicans, continuing his home run streak. Ademan went 2 for 3 from the plate with a homer, one run, and three RBI. At just 19 years old, Ademan hasn’t had his best offensive season because of the lack of experience but has been on the turnaround lately. Hopefully these last few games will be an indicator that Ademan’s bat is heating up finally.
  • Oscar De La Cruz closes out Friday with a quality start in the Smokies loss in extras. De La Cruz went six innings, allowing four hits and three earned runs with one walk and six strikeouts. He’s been on fire lately, with an eighth straight start allowing three earned runs or less in a minimum of five innings.
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