Las Vegas jumped all over Jen-Ho Tseng and built up a 7-0 lead through the first four innings. Chris Coghlan and the offense fought back late but the hole was too deep.
- Chris Coghlan: 4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI (.210)
- Stephen Bruno: 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI (.233)
- Taylor Davis: 2-4, 2B, RBI, BB (.274)
- Ryan Court: 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 BB (.275)
- Anthony Bass: IP, K (2.03)
- Rob Zastryzny: 1.2 IP, H, BB (3.91)
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Stephen Bruno (.233/.306/.320) is batting .382 over his last 9 games.
Breaking out of a 1-for-16 slump, Chris Coghlan recorded his first 4-hit game. Hopefully, this can get him going, as it has been pretty tough sledding for him so far in his first 30 games back with Iowa (.210/.272/.295).
All of the recent progress Jen-Ho Tseng (L, 2-12, 6.67) has made seemingly went up in flames in this one as he surrendered 6 runs on 7 hits, 3 walks and a hit batter in 3 innings.
A two-run shot off Tyson Miller opened the scoring in the 3rd. Winston-Salem would add another run in the 4th and then the score would remain 3-0 until the top of the 8th. Wladimir Galindo singled and Roberto Caro doubled to lead off the inning. A Tyler Alamo sacrifice fly brought home Galindo and then Caro would come in to score later in the inning on an error to narrow the deficit to one run. The Pelicans would not threaten in the 9th however and the contest ended with Myrtle Beach's 7th straight loss.
- Tyson Miller: 6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 5 K (L, 8-8, 3.81)
- Yapson Gomez: 2 IP, 2 H, K (0.00)
- Jared Young: 2-3 (.289)
- Roberto Caro: 1-3, 2B, R (.343)
- Wladimir Galindo: 1-3, R (.225)
Injuries, Updates, and Trends
Roberto Caro (.364/.452/.523) has reached base safely in 51 of the 57 games in which he has registered a plate appearance this season.
The home run ball has hurt Tyson Miller over his last two starts leading to a pair of losses. He has given up as many homers in these last 2 starts (12 innings) as he did in his 11 previous starts (60 innings).
One positive thing that Miller has continued to give is innings. He has now gone at least 5 innings in 17 consecutive and 18 of 19 starts this season. Miller has accomplished this with the team keeping him on a strict pitch count. He has exceeded 90 pitches on just 3 occasions and has not eclipsed 100 a single time. Efficiency and consistency have been key. The 23-year old has walked no more than 3 batters in any outing and has issued 1 or fewer free passes in 11 of his 19 starts. He has also allowed more hits than innings pitched in just 6 outings.
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The Northwest League jumped out to an early lead and were looking to hang on when Brailyn Marquez was summoned from the pen to get the final two outs in the 7th. He did, both via strikeout, but not before he allowed a pair of hits. Still, he earned a hold, as no runs scored. That same luck would not hold for Sean Barry in the 8th. A replacement on the roster for the recently promoted Jeffrey Passantino, Barry faced three batters at the start of the inning and did not record a single out. All three eventually scored as Barry took to the loss.
- Brailyn Marquez: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 2 K
- Sean Barry: 0.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, BB, 0 K (L)
- Edmond Americaan: 2-4, CS (.311)
- Jonathan Soto: 2-4 (.346)
- Orian Nunez: 1-3, 2B, R (.250)
- Yovanny Cuevas: 1-4, RBI, SB (6) (.238)
- Bailey Clark: IP, 2 K (0.00)
- Maikel Aguiar: 3 IP, H, 4 K (2.32)
- Brennen Davis: 2-4, BB, SB (5) (.255)
- D.J. Artis: 1-4, 2 R, BB, SB (2) (.200)
- Henderson Perez: 1-4, 2 R, RBI, BB, CS (2) (.270)
- Cole Roederer: 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, CS (3) (.286)
- Kevin Zamudio: 1-3, R, BB (.210)
- Chris Allen: 2 IP, 3 H, R, 0 BB, 3 K (1.93)
- Allen Webster: IP, H, 2 K (4.00)
- Elias Herrera: 4 IP, H, 3 K (W, 4-1, 3.24)
Injuries, Updates, and Trends
Bailey Clark (2-2, combined 2.30 ERA) made his first appearance since 5/31 and kicked of his rehab with a scoreless 1st inning.
Venezuelan righty Maikel Aguiar was coming off a pair of rough outings, basically the only two of those he has had all year, but righted the ship in this one with 3 scoreless innings. He has been one of, if not the most dominant arm out of the AZL bullpens for either Cubs squad, as he has struck out 48 batters against just 5 walks while allowing just 20 hits in 31 innings pitched.
Reivaj Garcia (.295/.351/.345)extended his hitting streak to 8 games. Still four days from his 17th birthday, Garcia has collected at least 1 hit in 24 of his 32 games this year and reached safely in 27 of them.
D.J. Artis has reached base in all 5 of his pro games and in half of his 16 plate appearances.
Elias Herrera has not allowed an earned run in 4 of his previous 5 outings. The 20-year old began the year in the DSL but was recalled shortly after the season began when the Cubs realized they did not have enough arms for their two AZL clubs. Herrera has made the most of the opportunity with a combined 6-1 record and 2.65 ERA over 51 IP (13 games) between the two levels.
Drafted in the 20th round out of Marin CC ias a sophomore this season, 6'4" lefty Chris Allen received one of the larger bonuses outside of the top ten rounds as the Cubs see him as a potential late bloomer after he posted some of the top JUCO numbers in California this season. The 20-year old has kicked off his pro career in fine fashion by allowing just one run on 4 hits over his first 3 appearances while striking out 6 batters against just one walk.
Luis Devers (1-5, 2.72) has thrown 16 consecutive innings over his past 3 starts without allowing an earned run (1 total run).
A sleeper signing out of Panama in the 2017-18 IFA class, Jorge Remon (2-4, 3.47) is a 6'2" righty that has yet to fill out but already possesses a moving low-90s fastball along with a slider and change. He has struggled with inconsistent control (6 starts with 1 or fewer walks, 6 with 2+ walks) but when on he has been extremely effective.
Another 17-year old performing well for the Cubs2 squad that I do not believe I have mentioned before is CF Rafael Herrera (.282/.383/.373). He was a late signing (May 5th) from this past IFA class out of Venezuela so I don't even have a scouting report on him.
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