First off, we have some congratulations to go out to more Cubs minor leaguers who made their respective All-Star Games. For the Southern League Tennessee Smokies, catcher P.J. Higgins, infielder Vimael Machin, outfielder Roberto Caro and pitchers Cory Abbott, Craig Brooks, Tyson Miller and Wyatt Short were all named to the Northern Division team.
For the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, pitcher Javier Assad, Jesus Camargo and Paul Richan were all named to the Southern Division team at the Carolina League All-Star Game.
No good news on the farm tonight.
Off day. They play at Fresno tomorrow.
The Tennessee Smokies were spotted by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 6-1.
Cory Abbott started this game and took the loss. Abbott allowed three runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out eight and walked three.
Center fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 2 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored the Smokies lone run of the game in the third inning on a Vimael Machin single. Machin was 1 for 4.
The Smokies had four hits tonight, all singles.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost the the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Astros), 5-1.
Starter Erick Leal allowed five runs in the first inning, including a grand slam to Emmanuel Valdez. He settled down after that, but the Pelicans offense couldn’t put much together. The final line on Leal was five runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out five.
The Pelicans had three hits tonight, all singles. They did walk eight times.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were turned by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 11-7.
Faustino Carrera started and allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits over six innings. Carrera walked two and struck out two.
Jeffrey Passantino took over for Carrera in the seventh inning and couldn’t finish the inning after a pair of two-run home runs and five total runs. Passantino’s final line was five runs on five hits in two-thirds of an inning. Passantino did not strike out or walk anyone.
Center fielder Cole Roederer gave the Cubs a temporary 4-2 lead with a two-run double in the third inning. Roederer was 2 for 5 and he stole a base.
Third baseman Christopher Morel went 2 for 3 with a triple and a sacrifice fly. He scored once.
First baseman Tyler Durna was 2 for 4 and was hit by a pitch. He scored once.
Second baseman Levi Jordan went 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.
DH Delvin Zinn went 2 for 5 with a double. He scored twice.