Congratulations to Ryan Court, your selection for the Cubs BCB Minor League Player of the Month. Court definitely deserved the award with a 20-game hitting streak and a .465 on-base percentage for the month.
You still have time to vote for the Minor League Pitcher of the Month.
The Iowa Cubs were abducted (for the final time) by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 9-6.
Jen-Ho Tseng had a rough start, giving up one run in the first inning, three in the second and two in the third. The final line on Tseng was six runs on seven hits in three innings. He walked three and struck out just one.
Anthony Bass threw a perfect inning in a rehab assignment, striking out one.
First baseman Chris Coghlan had a huge day, going 4 for 5 with two doubles. Coghlan scored twice and had one run batted in.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 5 with a double. (That’s half a Coghlan). Bruno also scored twice and had one RBI.
The 51s are changing their name next season, so I won’t be able to make alien abduction references anymore.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost once again to the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 3-2. It was Myrtle Beach’s seventh-straight loss.
Tyson Miller started and got the loss despite allowing just three runs on seven hits over six innings. Miller walked two and struck out five.
Left fielder Jared Young went 2 for 3.
South Bend Cubs
Travel day as they come home from Bowling Green. They’ll play Great Lakes at Four Winds Field Wednesday night.
The Pioneer League All-Stars beat the Northwest League All-Stars, 13-10. (Eugene is in the Northwest League.)
Brailyn Marquez faced four batters in the seventh inning. Two of them had infield hits (although they were hard-hit infield hits) and Marquez struck out the other two.
Sean Barry came on to pitch the eighth inning and got the loss after he failed to retire anyone. Barry allowed two hits and one walk, all of which came around to score. One of the three runs he allowed was unearned.
Bailey Clark started this game on a rehab assignment. He faced three batters, struck out two of them and got the other one to fly out.