Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 15

Jonathan Daniel

With Theo Epstein in attendance, the Cougars shut out the Chiefs. It's a good thing he didn't see Tennessee or Daytona play.

Jorge Soler was the Florida State League Player of the Week last week.

Second, I apologize if this isn't formatted right or something. As you no doubt know, SBNation is having technical issues. I'm just happy you're reading these words. (I'm assuming someone is reading this.)

All day games today.

Iowa Cubs

Coming home from Reno. Matt Garza is scheduled to make a rehab start in Des Moines on Thursday.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were overrun by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 8-4.

The Smokies bullpen and defense blew a pretty good start by Eric Jokisch. Jokisch allowed two runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings. He walked one and struck out five.

The eighth inning was a disaster for the Smokies bullpen, as Trey McNutt and Brian Schlitter combined to allow six runs in the inning. McNutt finished the seventh inning for Jokisch just fine, but couldn't get an out in the eighth. The final line for McNutt was two runs on two hits over two thirds of an inning.

Then Schlitter took the mound and allowed the two runners left on by McNutt to score and four runs of his own. Over two-thirds of an inning, Schlitter was charged with four runs, two of which were earned. He allowed three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Catcher Jair Fernandez gave the Smokies an early lead with a two-run home run in the second inning. It was his first of the season. Fernandez also singled and walked in a 2 for 3 day.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 3 and scored a run. He was also hit by a pitch.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were boiled alive by the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), 7-1.

Starter Austin Kirk had his record fall to 4-2. He pitched four innings and allowed six runs on seven hits. Kirk walked four and struck out four.

Daytona managed five singles and a walk in this game. Their only run was scored by Zeke DeVoss after he reached on an error.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars trapped the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 4-0.

With Theo Epstein sitting in the front row, Tayler Scott had a real gem of a start today. Scott pitched 7.1 shutout innings and allowed only two hits. He walked two and struck out two. As is normal for Scott, he had 13 ground outs to six fly outs. Actually, that ratio is a little low for him.

Nathan Dorris pitched the rest of the game for his third save. He allowed one hit over 1.2 innings. Dorris neither walked nor struck out a batter.

Catcher Willson Contreras had an RBI triple and an RBI single in a 2 for 4 afternoon. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 4 and scored a run. First baseman Dan Vogelbach went 2 for 4.

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