Cubs Minor League Recap (4/17)

Another great day for starting pitching in the Cubs farm system on Wednesday.

Single-A South Bend

Cubs beat Great Lakes 2-1.

  • LHP Mike Montgomery started and pitched 2.0 innings on a rehab stint. Montgomery allowed just a hit while striking out four and walking none.
  • RHP Cam Sanders came in after Montgomery and fired 5.0 scoreless innings. Sanders allowed just three hits while striking out four. He has yet to give up a run through 15.0 innings (3 starts) this season.
  • OF D.J. Artis went 1-for-2 with 1 RBI and a run scored.
Mike Montgomery

High-A Myrtle Beach

Pelicans beat Frederick 5-3.

  • LHP Bryan Hudson allowed six hits and two earned runs over 5 1/3 innings. Hudson struck out three and walked two, picking up the win. He’s allowed two runs or less in all three starts this season, striking out 14 in 15.1 innings.
  • DH Cam Balego went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, a run scored, and a walk.
  • OF Zach Davis went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI, a run scored, and a walk.

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Double-A Tennessee

Smokies fell to Jackson 7-6.

  • Cubs #9 prospect, RHP Cory Abbott dominated again. Abbott yielded three hits and one earned run over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked one. Abbott has allowed one earned run or less through 3 starts this season with 17 strikeouts.
  • 3B Robel Garcia went 1-for-3 with a 3-run homer.
  • 1B P.J. Higgins went 2-for-4.

Triple-A Iowa

Cubs split the doubleheader.

Game two:

  • RHP Alec Mills allowed eight hits but one earned run in 4.0 innings. Mills struck out three and walked one in his 2019 debut.
  • C Ian Rice went 2-for-4 with a 3-run homer.
  • 3B Phillip Evans went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.

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