Pitching was great for Myrtle Beach and Tennesee on Wednesday. South Bend, not so much.
Single-A South Bend
Cubs fell to Bowling Green 17-0.
- #15 prospect, OF Nelson Velazquez was pretty much the lone highlight. Velazquez went 2-for-4, now batting .314 in 33 games.
High-A Myrtle Beach
Pelicans shutout Winston Salem 1-0.
- RHP Javier Assad continued his shutout streak, dominating again. Assad yielded just one hit over 7.0 innings. He struck out a career-high 9 and walked none. Assad has allowed just 5 hits in May without surrendering a run through 3 starts (19.0 innings). It shouldn’t be much longer until he’s promoted to AA Tennessee.
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Smokies beat Birmingham 7-3.
- #9 prospect, RHP Cory Abbott picked up the win and quality start. Abbott went 6.0 innings, allowing four hits and two earned runs. He struck out four and walked one. Abbott is 4-2 with a 2.96 ERA in 8 starts this season.
- C P.J. Higgins went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
- OF Charcer Burks went 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer.
- SS Vimael Machin went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and 2 runs scored. Machin is batting .316 this season through 33 games.