Found May 24, 2013 on Obstructed View OLD:
Las Vegas 0 @ Iowa Cubs 4 Logan Watkins was good and rested for today's game after getting yesterday off. He hit his 4th home run to lead off the game, and went 2-4 with 2 RBI. Brett Jackson 2: Aftersucks went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. Dave Sappelt was 2-3 with a walk and a run. Josh Vitters had a nice day also, 2-3 with a walk. Ian Stewart, pinch-hitter emeritus, was 1-1 in his one plate appearance. In his last 10 appearances, he's .316/.409/.526. For fun, Chris Rusin also had a double. Our pitchers are probably better hitters than our hitters are. DH go home! Great day for the Cubs' pitching staff. Chris Rusin allowed no runs in 6 innings. He stranded 6 hits and 2 walks, with 4 strikeouts. Yoanner Negrin is just biding his time until he gets the callup to the majors. He had 2 innings of scoreless ball. Eduardo Sanchez has a scoreless ninth. Huntsville Stars 0 @ Tennessee Smokies 2 Ronald Torreyes was 0-4 today. The slack was picked up by his fellow MINF, Arismendy Alcantara was 1-2 with a home run and 2 walks. Rubi Silva and Christian Villanueva each were 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Everyone else was bleh. Kyle Hendricks had another great start. He allowed 4 baserunners in 7 innings, with no run scored. Even better, he struck out 7. Brian Schlitter has an ERA of 0.90. How tight is that? He had a dicey, scoreless 8th. Marcus Hatley had his second save in the ninth. Daytona Cubs 4 @ Jupiter Hammerheads 8 Another day off for Javier Baez. John Andreoli was the star of the game, going 3-5 with a triple and 2 runs. Wes Darvill had 2 walks and a double. Jorge Soler had a double and a walk. He's so dreamy…       Ben Carhart also had a double. Zach Cates had a bad start. In 5 innings, he allowed 4 runs. Jeffrey Lorick walked 3 people in one inning. That didn't work out that well. Sheldon McDonald had 2 innings of 3 run work. Good job guys! Kane County Cougars 8 @ Peoria Chiefs 9 (14 innings) The Cougars had 53 at bats in this game. Albert Almora went 4-7 with 2 doubles and an RBI. Dan Vogelbach went 1-6 with 2 strikeouts and a walk. Jeimer Candelario was 2-7 with a double and 4 RBIs. Good job, Jeimer. Worst day in the organization was maybe Rock Shoulders. He went 0-6 with a walk and 5 SO. In fact, 3-9 each had at least 2 strikeouts.  Dillon Maples had the start and was ROCKED. He allowed 8 runs in 3.2 innings (5 earned due to his own throwing error). Lendy Castillo relieved Maples and went 5.1 scoreless innings with 9 strikeouts. Why can't Maples be more like Castillo? Jeffry Antigua threw 2 perfect innings. Justin Amlung eventually surrendered the game winning run in the 14th after 2.1 innings of work. VSL Rays 7 @ VSL Cubs 9 Humberto Garcia committed 2 errors today, one from just dropping an infield fly. The post JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 5-23-12 appeared first on Obstructed View.

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