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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bailey Nears a Milestone as Andreoli Ends a Perfect Game with a Walk Off

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Bailey Nears a Milestone as Andreoli Ends a Perfect Game with a Walk Off
Buddy Bailey by Janet Blackmon Morgan / The Sun News

Greetings Denizens! As Michael is off to commune with nature, it's time for me to take a stab at the daily recaps. Let's see if its really like riding a bicycle.

AAA

Iowa 1, Colorado Springs 0 (Game 1)

Iowa 6, Colorado Springs 0 (Game 2)

Game Recaps

John Andreoli

John Andreoli

The Sky Sox starter for Game 1 Angel Ventura was tossing a perfect game when John Andreoli led of the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run to give the I-Cubs a walk-off victory. Starting pitcher Jen-Ho Tseng worked around four walks and two hits in six innings to keep Colorado Springs scoreless, as Jack Leathersich fanned two in the seventh for the victory.

In the nightcap, Williams Perez thwarted the Sky Sox, striking out five while allowing two hits and two walks as he went the distance. Elliot Soto cracked the third double of the inning, scoring Ali Solis to cap a four run fourth. Mike Freeman and Bijan Rademacher had back-to-back solo shots in the seventh.

Top Perfomers

  • Jen-Ho Tseng: 6 IP, 2K, 4BB
  • John Andreoli: 2-7, HR, RBI
  • Mike Freeman: 1-4, HR, RBI, 2 runs scored
  • Bijan Rademacher: 2-6, HR, RBI
  • Elliot Soto: 2-3, double, RBI
  • Williams Perez: 7 IP, 5K, 2BB

Injuries, Updates, Trends

In his last five starts, Jen-Ho Tseng has allowed only six earned runs in 30.2 innings. It was the first time Williams Perez has gone seven innings in a game since 07/06/17. It was Iowa's third straight shut-out, running their scoreless streak to 23 innings.

AA

Chattanooga 12, Tennessee 11

Game Recap

Yasiel Balaguert

Yasiel Balaguert

It was swing from the heels night in eastern Tennessee as the Lookouts and Smokies combined for 29 hits, as a bullpen collapse in the ninth doomed Tennesse. A two-run blast by Jason Vosler in the fifth inning brought the Smokies to within one at 5-4. The game looked secure in the bottom of the eighth when seven Tennessee players paraded across home to make the score 11-6, as Trey Martin capped the inning with a three-run double. But Craig Brooks was all over the place as he walked three, gave up two hits, and uncorked a wild pitch as he recorded one out and allowed two runs.  James Norwood replaced Brooks and promptly walked in two more runs and let in two moreon a sac fly and single before the inning was mercifully ended by Ryan McNeil.

Top Performers

  • David Bote: 4-6, double, 2 runs scored
  • Jason Vosler: 2-5, HR, 3 RBI
  • Yasiel Balaguert: 2-6, HR, 2 RBI
  • Trey Martin: 3-5, double, 3 RBI

Injuries, Updates, Trends

Starter Duane Underwood lasted only four innings and gave up five earned runs, the most he has allowed in one outing since 07/04/17.

Outfielder Jeffrey Baez returned from a long stint on the DL to go 2-for-2 with a double and three walks. The Southern League also got to see Baez's howitzer arm, and he gunned a runner at second.

Advanced A

Myrtle Beach 13, Winston Salem 6

Game Recap

Duncan Robinson (by Stephanie Lynn)

Duncan Robinson (by Stephanie Lynn)

After three scoreless innings, the Pelicans decided to kick things up a notch by scoring four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. The highlight was a two-run double by Vimael Machin in the fifth, who later scored on a wild pitch. A triple by Roberto Caro plated two runs in the ninth.

Duncan Robinson continued his great season as he tossed five innings of shut-out ball.

Top Performers

  • Duncan Robinson: 5IP, K, no BB, no runs
  • Zack Short: 2-3, 2 walks, run scored
  • PJ Higgins: 3-6, RBI
  • Tyler Alamo: 1-3, double, 2RBI
  • Roberto Caro: 2-5, triple, 3 RBI

Injuries, Updates, Trends

With 1995 wins, manager Buddy Bailey needs five more victories to be the 11 minor league manager with 2000 wins.

Zack Short was on base five time in Thursday's game.

A

Fort Wayne 7, South Bend 0

Game Recap

A two-out double by Jhonny Peralta in the ninth is all that kept South Bend from being no-hit by Lake Bachar and Jose Galindo of Fort Wayne. No pitcher for the S-Cubs did particularly well, as Tyson Miller allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings, while Elvis Diaz and Mark Malave each gave up two earned runs.

Top Performers

  •  Tyson Miller: 5.2 IP, 3 ER, 6K

A-

Hillsboro 3, Eugene 0

Game Recap

Few realized it a t the time, but Jose Gonzalez's third inning single would be the Emeralds' only offensive highlight as they lost to division rival Hillsboro. Top draftee Brendon Little had a solid effort as he allowed three runs (two earned) and struck out three in four innings. Erich Uelmen (3IP) and Jake Steffans (IP) tossed four scoreless innings.

Top Performers

  • Erich Uelmen: 3IP, 3K, no BB
  • Jake Steffans: IP, K no BB

Injuries, Updates, Trends

After recording the final out of the bottom of the first inning with a catch in left field, Chris Carrier was replaced by Jose Gonzalez. There is no further word on Carrier.

AZL

No game on Thursday

AZL Cubs 3, AZL Padres 2

On Wednesday, Kwang-Min Kwan went 2-for-04 with a triple as Rollie Lacy struck out four in five innings for his first professional win.

DSL

Rain disrupted the DSL schedule for Thursday, so enjoy these boxes from Wednesday's scoreboard.

Cubs1 3, Astros Orange 1

Phillies White 8, Cubs2 2

Outfielder Carlos Pacheco went 3-for-3 with his eighth home run of the season as Maikel Aguiar had seven strikeouts and allowed one earned run in five innings.

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  • Thanks for filling in Tom & nicely done! Love the minors recaps.

  • In reply to Milk Stout:

    Thanks! It was a little wobbly getting back on this bike, but I think I have my feet under me now.

  • Good stuff Tom. Love that Tseng worked thru not having his best stuff. Glad to see Tyson Miller almost get a quality start (missed by 1 out). Love to see the young pitchers get better and grow.

  • In reply to Gator:

    Thank you!

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