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Minor League Monday: Week 9 of MiLB



Week 9 saw the affiliates go 14-10, some incredible performances, and a lot of rain. Here's your Cub's Minor League action for this week:


AAA - Iowa Cubs

The Cubs won their series against the Indy Spiders (Indians) 4-2 and are now 21-30 on the season.

  • Tony Wolters and Alfonso Rivas both went yard twice in the series. That gives Wolters 3 on the year and was Rivas' first 2 of the season.

  • Abiatal Avelino went 9 for 21 with 3 RBI

  • Michael Hermosillo went 7 for 20 including a long ball and 5 RBI. He was noticeably absent from the lineup on Sunday

  • Ben Leeper was dominate with 3 IP 0 H 1 BB 3 K's

  • Mike Hauschild threw a 6 inning gem allowing 0 R and only 3 H with 9 K's

  • Trevor Williams made a rehab start. 5 IP 1 R 0 ER 3 K's.

Iowa Cubs Player of the week: Michael Hermosillo


AA - Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies won their series against the Trash Pandas 5-1 and are now 21-30 on the season

  • Chistopher Morel now has his own holiday. July 2nd will forever be Morel day as he went 4 for 6 with 3 homeruns and 5 RBI in the July 2nd double header. He went 8 for 22 with 4 Homeruns and 9 RBI for the series

  • Brennen Davis went yard twice and drove in 4 RBI including this RBI double

  • Javier Assad with a 6 inning 0 R outing allowing only 2 hits

  • Erich Uelmen with a 6 inning 0 R outing allowing only 3 hits

Tennessee Smokies Player of the Week: Chris Morel



High-A - South Bend Cubs

South Bend had a tough rain soaked series against the Lake County Captains. The Cubs went 2-4 and are now 22-31 on the season.

  • Nelson Velazquez went 7 for 18 with 2 HR and 5 RBI. Velazquez now has 10 homeruns on the season

  • Jake Washer hit his first homerun of the season. Tina is proud

  • Delvin Zinn picked up his 31st stolen base of the season

  • Ryan Jensen had his best outing of the season going 6 innings of perfect baseball

South Bend Cubs Player of the Week: Nelson Velazquez and Ryan Jensen


Low-A - Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Myrtle Beach split their series with the Wood Ducks. They're now 24-29 on the season.

  • Ed Howard had the best game of his early pro career going 4 for 5 with a double and a triple. He went 6 for 18 on the series.

  • Ryan Reynolds went 6 for 18 with 3 RBI

  • Ethan Hearn hit the lone Pelicans homerun and went 6 for 12 with 6 RBI for the series.

  • DJ Herz 5 innings with 3 H 1R 8 K's

  • Manuel Espinoza 5 innings with 2 H 1 R 0 ER

  • Carlos Ocampo with 2 appearances. 3.1 innings 1 H 0 R 6 K's

Myrtle Beach Pelicans Player of the Week: Ethan Hearn and Carlos Ocampo


Cubs Affiliate Player of the Week: Chris Morel (8 for 22 4 Homeruns 9 RBI)



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