Another solid day for the Cubs farm system with exceptional pitching in South Bend.
Single-A South Bend
Cubs beat Lansing 6-0.
- Cubs #27-ranked prospect, RHP Riley Thompson went 5.0 innings allowing just four hits. Thompson struck out five and walked one in the shutout, picking up the win.
- Cubs #15-ranked prospect, OF Nelson Velazquez went 3-for-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Velazquez’s batting average improves to .333 this season through 10 games.
- Cubs #5-ranked prospect, OF Cole Roederer went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI.
- 1B Tyler Durna went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI. Durna’s also having a great season, batting .316.
- RHP Jeff Passantino had another solid long-relief outing. Passantino allowed one hit in 3.0 innings while striking out two.
High-A Myrtle Beach
Pelicans fell to Fayetteville 6-4.
- 1B Luke Reynolds went 1-for-5 with 2 RBI and a run scored. Reynolds has reached base safely in 5 of his last 6 games.
- 2B Carlos Sepulveda went 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and a run scored. After being sidelined for basically the last two seasons due to injuries, Sepulveda is off to a great start in 2019. He’s slashing .280/.357/.280 through 8 games.
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Smokies fell to Birmingham 4-2.
- C P.J. Higgins went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and a run scored. Higgins has been primarily at first base this season and it’s helped his offense. He’s batting .333/.467/.583 in 7 games.
- 1B Jared Young went 2-for-4.
- RHP Zach Hedges yielded four hits and one earned run in 4.0 innings. Hedges struck out two and walked none.
Cubs lost G1 of DH 3-0 and won G2 of DH 2-1.
- Cubs #20-ranked prospect, INF Trent Giambrone went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI and a run scored. Giambrone is batting .265 with 3 homers and 7 RBI through 8 games.
- OF Donnie Dewees went 1-for-2 with 1 RBI and a walk. Dewees is batting .250/.318/.500 since the Cubs picked him back up.
- RHP Colin Rea fired 6.0 innings, allowing five hits and an unearned run. Rea struck out five and walked three, earing the win.