Another day, and another sweep for the Cubs Minor League. Iowa’s game was postponed due to wet grounds from rain on Sunday, but the three teams in action all won their games with great prospect performances.
Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 5, West Michigan 4
- Michael Cruz: 3 for 4, 2 RBI
- Jared Young: 2 for 5, 2 R, 1 RBI
- Miguel Amaya: 1 for 4, HR, 1 R, 1 RBI
- Javier Assad: 5.0 IP, 6 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
32-30, 3rd Place in Midwest League Eastern Division
Brendon Little is the scheduled starter for Monday’s game against West Michigan at 7:05 PM Eastern.
High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 4, Salem 3
- Andruw Monasterio: 2 for 5, 1 R
- Jhonny Pereda: 1 for 3, 2 R, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Kevonte Mitchell: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Connor Myers: 1 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 BB
- Erick Leal: 4.0 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
33-29, 3rd Place in Carolina League Southern Division
Bryan Hudson is the scheduled starter for Monday’s series opener against Winston-Salem at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 3, Birmingham 2
- Trent Giambrone: 2 for 4, 1 R
- Yasiel Balaguert: 1 for 3, 2 RBI
- Zack Short: 1 for 4, 1 RBI
- Duncan Robinson: 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 11 SO
32-31, 4th Place in Southern League North Division
Thomas Hatch is the scheduled starter for Monday’s game against Birmingham at 7:00 PM Eastern.
Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Postponed, wet grounds. Iowa will play a doubleheader starting at 10:30 AM Eastern with the second game to follow. Jen-Ho Tseng will go in game one, but the game two starter is still undetermined.
Both DSL Cubs teams were off on Sunday.
- Javier Assad had a solid start for South Bend with a no-decision despite not allowing an earned run. Assad went five innings, allowing six hits with just one walk and four strikeouts. Three errors by the Cubs prompted four runs on the stat sheet, but none were earned for Assad. He was just named to the MWL All-Star team last week and has been fantastic thus far.
- In his first start since being activated off the disabled list, Erick Leal tossed four no-hit innings for Myrtle Beach. Leal walked one and struck out four with a no-decision on Sunday. He was primarily a starter each of the past two seasons but has been throwing out of the bullpen this season because of injury limitations. Leal should move back into the rotation soon with a quality showing in his first start this year.
- Duncan Robinson wrapped up the strong pitching day with a phenomenal performance of his own. Robinson went six innings allowing just two hits and zero earned runs with no walks and eleven strikeouts in the Smokies win. He didn’t pick up the well-deserved win because of a lack of run support, which is becoming very common for the Cubs farm system. Still, Robinson lowers his season ERA to 3.39 and WHIP to 1.28 in 13 starts.