Pitching stood out again in the Cubs farm system on Thursday.
Single-A South Bend
Cubs beat Peoria 4-1.
- C Victor Caratini went 1-for-3 with a walk. Caratini is 3-for-10 with 1 RBI and 3 walks in 4 games on his rehab assignment.
- LHP Faustino Carrera got the win after another strong outing. Carrera allowed four hits and one run over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked none. Carrera is 2-1 with 2.04 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his last 3 starts.
- #5 prospect, OF Cole Roederer went 2-for-4 with 1 RBI and a run scored.
- #30 prospect, SS Andy Weber went 3-for-4.
High-A Myrtle Beach
Pelicans fell to Down East 7-4.
- RHP Javier Assad dominated, allowing just a single in 6.0 innings. Assad struck out six and walked two. He has not allowed a run over his last 2 starts (12.0 innings).
- #1 prospect, C Miguel Amaya went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI. Amaya is batting just .209 this season in 27 games.
- 2B Carlos Sepulveda went 1-for-3 with 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, and a walk.
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Smokies fell to Chattanooga 5-1.
- #9 prospect, RHP Cory Abbott struck out seven while allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings. Abbott now has 14 strikeouts in his last two starts (11 1/3 innings)
- OF Roberto Caro went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.
Cubs beat Memphis 9-8.
- CF Ian Happ went 1-for-6 with 1 RBI.
- #25 prospect, RHP Duane Underwood Jr. was solid over 5 2/3 innings. Underwood allowed three hits and one earned run. He struck out six and walked three. Underwood has allowed just one earned run over his last 12.0 innings (2 starts).
- OF Donnie Dewees went 1-for-5 with a 2-run homer and a walk. Dewees now has 4 homers and 18 RBI in 27 games this season. He is batting .345.