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7/20 Minor matters

Josh Vitters was 2-for-4, hitting a home run and driving in two, in his first game back from the DL in Iowa’s 10-4 loss to Round Rock. Brooks Raley took the loss, giving up five runs over 4 2/3 innings.

Arismendy Alcantara hit a walkoff RBI double in the 10th to lift Tennessee to a 3-2 win over Jacksonville. Matt Szczur scored from first base on the hit. Javier Baez hit his fourth home run. Zach Rosscup picked up the win in relief.

Ivan Pineyro, whom the Cubs acquired from the Nationals in the Scott Hairston deal, gave up four hits and struck out three over six scoreless innings for Daytona in a game halted by rain. The two teams will resume play in the top of the seventh on Saturday.

Scott Baker gave up six runs over 2 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 8-6 loss to Great Lakes. Baker admittedly scuffled during his second rehab start. After 60 pitches, six runs, six hits, three walks and one strikeout, all Baker knew was his mechanics were off.

“I’ve been doing this for awhile, so I know to sit here and dwell over this outing or try to read into it too much just really is not going to do myself any good,” Baker told reporters. “Just try to make the adjustments, focus on the things that I need to work on, and really that’s all that matters right now.”

Gioskar Amaya and Jeimer Candelario each homered, and Dan Vogelbach had two hits and scored a run.

Dillon Maples gave up one run on three hits over three innings in Boise’s 9-2 win over Everett. David Bote hit two home runs, and finished with three RBIs. Lance Rymel had three hits, including a double, and one RBI. Cael Brockmeyer had three hits and three RBIs.

Mesa had Friday off, and returns to action Saturday against the Angels.

7/8 Scouting report on Pineyro

Here’s a scouting report on Ivan Pineyro, the young pitcher whom the Cubs acquired Monday from the Nationals for Scott Hairston, courtesy of MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo:

Signed at the start of the international signing period in July 2010 for just $16,000, Pineyro made his U.S. debut in 2012, though it was shortened due to a broken jaw that came as a result of a line drive during extended Spring Training. He came back that summer and made his full season debut in 2013, earning a promotion up a level after 13 starts in the South Atlantic League (5-3, 3.14 ERA at the time of his promotion).

Pineyro has the makings of a good three-pitch mix. He’ll throw his fastball in the 87-92 mph range. He has a very good feel for his changeup, which could be an above-average pitch for him in the future. While his curve is a bit behind the changeup, there is good shape to it and it should continue to develop. Pineyro has become a solid strike-thrower as well, giving him the chance to be a starting pitcher at the big-league level in the future.

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