Great pitching from Faustino Carrera and Matt Swarmer led the Cubs farm system on Thursday night.
Single-A South Bend
Cubs fell to Fort Wayne 3-2.
- LHP Faustino Carrera was excellent again over 6.0 innings. Carrera allowed only 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 4. He is 3-2 with a 2.83 ERA in 7 starts.
- #30 prospect, DH/SS Andy Weber went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Weber is now batting .365 in his last 10 games.
- #5 prospect, OF Cole Roederer went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.
High-A Myrtle Beach
Pelicans fell to Frederick 8-7.
- OF Grant Fennell went 2-for-5 with a 2-run homer for a total of 3 RBI. Fennell is 4-for-9 with 4 RBI in his last 2 games.
- 2B Carlos Sepulveda went 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and 2 walks. Sepulveda is batting .313 with 5 RBI and 7 walks in his last 10 games.
- C Tyler Payne went 2-for-5 with a 2-run homer. Payne is batting .310 through 32 games this season.
Smokies fell to Pensacola 10-5.
- 3B P.J. Higgins went 1-for-3 with 2 RBI and 2 walks.
- 1B Gioskar Amaya went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI.
Cubs beat Omaha 3-2.
- DH/CF Ian Happ went 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts.
- RHP Matt Swarmer allowed just 4 hits and 2 runs in 6.0 innings. Swarmer struck out six and walked two in the quality start.
- RHP Dakota Mekkes came in after Swarmer, picking up the win with 2.0 scoreless frames. Mekkes now has 4 straight scoreless appearances, 2-0 with a 3.57 ERA this season.
- OF Johnny Field went 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer. Field has 6 homers and 28 RBI in 41 games this season. He is batting .271.