#Cubs Minor League report: Contreras 2 HRs

Monday’s games

Willson Contreras hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the sixth, to help Iowa beat Albuquerque, 11-0. Jake Buchanan got the win, pitching six shutout innings. Contreras went 4-for-5 with five RBI. He’s hit in nine straight games. Matt Murton had two hits, both doubles, and scored a run. Albert Almora had three hits and stole a base.

Tennessee had Monday off. The Smokies open a five-game homestand against Jackson on Tuesday.

Trevor Clifton gave up two runs and struck out six over six innings in Myrtle Beach’s 4-2 win over Wilmington. Gleyber Torres hit a solo home run in the first. Trey Martin was 3-for-3 with one RBI.

Justin Steele gave up two runs over three innings in South Bend’s 5-4 loss to Lansing. Andrew Ely and Tyler Alamo each had two hits. Eloy Jimenez extended his hitting streak to 17 games.


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Aloha Folks- well, the good “problems” this organization faces in the near future! What do you do with a Contreras that is showing he is almost ready, bat-wise to be up now and we have all heard about his play behind the plate! He is hitting .329/8hr’s/30rbi’s in 43 games! Crazy, I just also read that he has been in the Cubs system since he was 17 and now is 24yrs old. I am sure Joe will love him because he can play other positions too. So, next year when Schwarber comes back we could see 3-backstops again on the roster: Montero/Schwarber/Contreras. I hope the organization retains Ross somehow because his mentoring is invaluable for the growth of these young men. Mahalo!

cubs need to bring up minor league catcher contreras who is looking awesome … montero looked absolutely horrible last night…contreras could be that spark plug to put us in world series…please give him a shot …lets go cubs world series or bust…

With Montero and his back issues and not playing well, I think its time to DL him and bring in Contreras. That way he can get more work with Ross. Contreras is a stud in triple A.

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