#Cubs Minor League report: Iowa out of playoffs

Wednesday’s games

Taylor Davis had three hits, including a double, and one RBI in Iowa’s 11-3 loss to Oklahoma City. With the loss, the Iowa Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention. Making his Triple-A debut, Fernando Cruz gave up 10 runs on 10 hits and two walks over four innings. Zac Rosscup pitched a perfect inning in relief, striking out two. Emilio Bonifacio had two hits, and now is 10-for-15 in his last four games.

Tennessee had Wednesday off, and opens its final series of the regular season Thursday at Biloxi. Andres Santiago is scheduled to start.

Jonathan Martinez threw six shutout innings in Myrtle Beach’s 4-2 win over Potomac. Martinez improved to 9-2 with a 2.58 ERA. He has gone 3-0 with an 0.30 ERA in his last five starts. Victor Caratini hit a double and drove in two runs. In his Myrtle Beach debut, Gleyber Torres was 0-for-2 with a walk.

South Bend lost, 10-1, to Dayton. James Norwood gave up four runs over 5 1/3 innings. Charcer Burks had two hits, including a triple. Gioskar Amaya had two hits, both doubles.

Eugene lost, 3-2, to Salem-Keizer. Oscar De La Cruz gave up one run over six innings. Andrew Ely had three hits. Donnie Dewees had two hits and one RBI.

Mesa’s season ended Tuesday, finishing 16-9 in the second half.
Tuesday’s games

Iowa was swept in a doubleheader by Oklahoma City. Taylor Davis was 3-for-9 with two doubles in the first game, which went 19 innings. Carlos Pimentel gave up three runs over six innings in the second game. He’s 12-6 with a 2.99 ERA.

Tennessee lost, 11-0, to Jacksonville. Bijan Rademacher had three hits.

Myrtle Beach lost, 4-3, to Potomac. Jacob Rogers hit a RBI double. Tyler Skulina gave up one hit over five scoreless innings and did not get a decision.

Tommy Thorpe gave up one run over six innings in South Bend’s 9-2 win over Bowling Green. Gleyber Torres had three hits, including two doubles, and one RBI. Angelo Amendolare had two hits and three RBI.

Eugene scored four runs in the fourth in a 5-4 win over Salem-Keizer. Justin Steele gave up one hit over four innings. Blake Headley had three hits.

Mesa lost its playoff game to the Mariners, 3-1, and finished the season 31-23, winning the East Division second half title. Carlos Jimenez had three hits. Dylan Cease gave up one run over three innings.

(My note: Sorry for late posting of Tuesday’s games)

9 Comments

Well, that’s a shame. Apologies to Doug and everyone for stating they were in the Playoffs a few days ago. I honestly thought I read on another site that had a playoff spot locked up.

Never really thought about it, but how hard must it be to Manage at AAA? Players going up & down like Szczur. Not being able to depend on a guy at a position, knowing he may be up or down the next day.
Having to insert REHAB guys in your lineup or rotation through the course of the year.
Management picking up guys on Minor League contracts, like Bonifacio, Berry and Cahill.
I know I could never manage in the Majors, thinking about trying AAA would put me in a cardiac ward immediately. lol

Attests even more to the job Sandberg did while toiling down there, even though he was not dealing with a contending major league team stealing players, still a great job with several first place finishes. I wonder what his lunch meeting with Ricketts will bring??? If anything.

I liked Sandberg as a player and AAA Manager. Some may remember, but I was never an advocate for Sandberg as a Cubs Manager. I loved the fact that Epstein did not come to the Organization hiring ex Cubs. He has done it his way, with his Staff.

Well I admit I wanted Sandberg over Quade at the time…but I am so glad that all that transpired, the good the bad and the ugly has led to Maddon. I believe without Maddon this young team would not have progressed into a surprising contender so early and the FO might have been more hesitant to promote as soon as they did but with Maddon they felt the kids, even if promoted earlier than anticipated would thrive under Maddon. Not so under most other managers.

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Gleybar Torres… 18 yrs old at High A… that’s amazing. Watch for this guy to make an impact in a couple years. 2017 at earliest so still a ways away but he is most likely one of the youngest in that league.

Definitely watching Torres, McKinney, Edwards, Johnson, Happ, Dewees, Contreras, Jimeniz, Tseng and Torrez.
There are many more, especially Pitchers, my picks to click are: Torres, McKinney and Contreras. Looking forward to watching Contreras in the AFL.

Aloha Petrey, yes watching Torres! my father was telling me about a young player that he loved to watch so many years ago and wanted the team he loves, Yankees, to get… that was Addison Russell! So, I am glad we have Torres and as jasper mentioned, McKinney and others as well. Mahalo.

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