#Cubs Minor League report: Baez 3 H, 1 RBI

Wednesday’s games

Felipe Paulino gave up two runs over five innings in Iowa’s 8-2 win over Salt Lake. John Andreoli had three hits, one RBI and two stolen bases. Javier Baez had three hits and one RBI, and now has a five-game hitting streak in which he’s 11 for 23 (.478).

Tennessee split a doubleheader against Montgomery, winning the first game, 7-6, with a walk-off hit in the ninth, and then losing, 4-2, in the second game, which ended after five innings because of rain. Pierce Johnson gave up three runs over 6 1/3 innings in the first game and Taylor Davis hit a solo home run.

Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader against Winston-Salem, giving up three runs over 16 innings. Kevin Brown hit a solo home run in the first game. Jonathan Martinez gave up one hit over four innings in Game 1, and Jen-Ho Tseng gave up two runs over six innings in Game 2. Tseng struck out seven, a season high.

Trevor Clifton gave up two runs over 6 1/3 innings in South Bend’s 8-3 win over Dayton. Clifton struck out seven and did not walk a batter. Gleyber Torres hit a two-run homer. Rashad Crawford drove in four runs.

Eugene scored five runs in the first in an 11-5 win over Boise. Frandy Delarosa had three hits and three RBi. Sutton Whiting and Richardo Marcano also each had three hits.

Mesa shut out the Padres, 6-0. Daniel Spingola had two hits and two RBI. Dan Vogelbach was 1-for-1 with a double and three walks.


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Pitching is on the way. Still a couple years away, but coming soon.

we have great pitching right now… and I don’t see many of these arms as anything more than bullpen help or 4th or 5th starters…

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It could get real interesting with the improvement of Baez’s offense. Will he be called up in time for a possible play off roster spot? If so, who will go? Herrera? The Cubs may be better off letting this current team that has gotten this far either make or break our playoff run. It would be a tough call to lose Herrera due to a Baez call up and for Coghlan to lose playing time. Maybe just a September call up for Baez and allow him to help the team, get some more major league experience but not upset the current team as much? Some tough decisions for the FO to make soon regarding both Baez and LaStella. A “so far, so good” train of thought might be the way to go and leave them both in the minor leagues.

Why not a Baez/Coghlan platoon at 2B? At this point the Baez bat against LF Pitching would be much more intimidating than Castro.

Nice. Not to mention from what I read Maddon loves Baez’s defense. And if any manager can make this work it is Maddon. Plus, it may help Baez get re-acquainted with the major leagues sans the pressure he had during his initial call up. Nice, Jasper.

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