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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 16

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Two doubleheader splits in the system again today.

Tyler Alamo
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Cubs promoted infielder Vimael Machin from Myrtle Beach to Tennessee today.

Iowa Cubs

Off day.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies dropped their third-straight game, 8-6 to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins).

Starter Michael Rucker allowed four runs on six hits over five innings. One of the four runs was unearned. Rucker struck out two and walked one.

Daury Torrez relieved Rucker and pitched a perfect sixth inning. Then came the seventh inning when he allowed four runs and got the loss. The final line on Torrez was four runs on four hits and a walk over two innings. He struck out three.

Center fielder Charcer Burks had a big game, going 3 for 5 with two doubles and a two-run home run in the top of the third that opened up the scoring. Burks scored twice. He now has two home runs on the year.

Left fielder Jeffrey Baez went 2 for 5 with an RBI double that scored Burks. Baez scored twice.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 4 with an RBI double. Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans split a doubleheader with the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals) losing the first game 3-1 and winning the second one 10-1.

Tyson Miller pitched 5.2 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out four.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 2 with a walk in game one.

In game two, Bryan Hudson was the beneficiary of all this offense and he picked up his third win of the year. Hudson allowed just one run on one hit over five innings. I’d call that a terrific start, except that Hudson walked five batters in those five innings while striking out three. He also hit one batter and had two wild pitches.

Alamo was the DH in game two and he hit a pair of doubles in a 3 for 4 game. Alamo scored twice and had two runs batted in. He was 5 for 6 with a walk in the doubleheader.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 3 for 3 with a triple and two runs scored in game two.

Third baseman Wladimir Galindo and catcher Jhonny Pereda were both 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. They both scored two times and drove in one.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs split a doubleheader with the Lake County Captains, winning game one 6-4 in 12 innings and losing game two 5-2.

Game one went 12 innings, which is five extra innings with the new rules that is suppose to prevent that. Anyway, Javier Assad turned in another strong start, going seven innings and allowing just two runs on seven hits. He struck out six and walked no one.

After both sides failed to score in the eighth and the ninth, the two teams traded single runs in the tenth and eleventh innings. Finally, South Bend put two runs across in the top of the 12th and Manuel Rondriguez kept Lake County from scoring in the bottom of the 12th to get the win.

The final line on Rodriguez was one unearned run on three hits over three innings. He struck out three and walked one batter intentionally.

South Bend scored two runs in the top of the 12th on an errant throw on a bunt and on a passed ball. South Bend did not have a hit in the top of the 12th.

DH Nelson Vasquez was 2 for 5 with an RBI.

In game two, starter Jesus Camargo pitched the first four innings and gave up two runs on six hits. He walked just one and struck out seven while picking up the loss.

Jose Albertos pitched the other two innings and he’s still struggling to find the plate. Over two innings, he allowed three runs on two hits and five walks. He did strike out four in those two innings. Just 20 of Albertos’ 46 pitches were strikes.

Chris Singleton led off game two with a double and he scored two batters later on a Jared Young single. Singleton then triples home Christian Donahue with two outs in the top of the seventh. Singleton was 2 for 4 in game two.

Young was 1 for 3 and Donahue was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk.