4/29 Minor matters – Monday’s games
Javier Baez hit a three-run homer to back Eric Jokisch who posted his third quality start and help Iowa beat Omaha, 6-3, on Monday. Lars Anderson and Luis Flores combined for five hits and three RBIs. It was Iowa’s sixth straight win, and the Cubs have outscored opponents, 48-15, in that stretch. Jokisch struck out eight and gave up two earned runs on six hits. Baez connected in the first, his first homer since April 10. He also walked twice. Anderson homered in the fourth.
Corey Black, named the Southern League Pitcher of the Week on Monday, gave up one earned run over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 win over Huntsville. Black struck out five and walked one, scattering three hits. Kris Bryant hit a run-scoring double to extend his on-base streak to 24. John Andreoli and Rafael Lopez each had two hits.
Black, 22, was honored after throwing six no-hit innings April 23 against Birmingham. He was acquired from the Yankees in the Alfonso Soriano deal last July.
Jeimer Candelario had two hits, including a grand slam, and finished with six RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost 11-10 to Lakeland. Candelario also hit a two-run double. Bijan Rademacher had three hits. Rob Zastryzny took the loss, giving up eight runs on eight hits and four walks over four innings. Arodys Vizcaino pitched one inning in relief, and has a 1.13 ERA.
Paul Blackburn gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Kane County’s 1-0 loss to Cedar Rapids. The game was shortened to six innings because of the weather. Blackburn struck out four. Kane County totaled three hits.