Eric Jokisch made Southern League history last year with a no-hitter against Jacksonville and led all Cub minor league pitchers with 137 strikeouts. NotherSiders continues its prospect series with a look at the Illinois native.
Daytona’s pitching has moved the Cubs to within one win of the Florida State League title as Ivan Pineyro and Frank Del Valle combined for a five-hit shutout over Charlotte. Tennessee got a solid outing from Eric Jokisch and Javier Baez cracked a two-run homer as the Smokies beat Birmingham to stay alive in the Southern League playoffs.
Tennessee’s Eric Jokisch no-hit Jacksonville Monday night ending the Suns 11-game winning streak with the gem. Jokisch fanned eight and got a highlight reel catch from SS Javier Baez to preserve the no-hitter in the ninth. The Cubs dropped the first game of the VSL championship to the Mariners 7-3 while Edgar Gonzalez smacked three homers in Iowa’s win.
Eric Jokisch and two other relievers blanked the Biscuits while Rubi Sliva’s smacked a grand slam in the Smokies 13-0 win. RHP Trey Masek made his pro debut for Boise, and Zak Blair led Mesa with three hits and three RBI.
This is a short Cubs minor league recap seeing as the Iowa Cubs and Kane County Cougars were postponed.
Tennessee Smokies 4 @ Huntsville Stars 1
Eric Jokisch struckout 7 and walked none over 6 innings today. He gave up 3 hits and no runs. The 23-year old left-hander is off to a fantastic start in AA. He's thrown 6 innings in each of his three starts and has not allowed more than...