Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan and Hill lead Iowa to a third straight comeback win; Pertuz homers twice and Devers shines despite SB loss; Pelicans blow 6-run 9th inning lead

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jordan and Hill lead Iowa to a third straight comeback win; Pertuz homers twice and Devers shines despite SB loss; Pelicans blow 6-run 9th inning lead

Fabian Pertuz (photo by Stephanie Lynn)

AAA

Iowa 5, Toledo 4

Game Recap

Iowa trailed 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th when Levi Jordan hit a two-run homer to close the gap to one. An error by Toledo on a Narciso Crook grounder scored Alfonso Rivas from 3rd to tie it the next inning. Zach Davis came in as a pinch runner for Crook and went 1st to 3rd on a single by Matt Mervis, then came home on another single by Darius Hill to put the Cubs in the lead. Brendon Little closed it out in the 9th to secure Iowa’s third consecutive come from behind victory.

Darius Hill is your @EMCInsurance Player of the Game with this RBI single to give us the lead in the eighth! pic.twitter.com/RY2S1wvoqQ

— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs)

August 6, 2022

Top Performers

Levi Jordan: 1-4, HR (5), R, 2 RBI (.253)Alfonso Rivas: 2-4, 3B, 2 R (.333)Darius Hill: 2-4, R, RBI (.343)Matt Mervis: 2-4, 2B, RBI (.255)Bryan Hudson: 1.1 IP, H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K (4.50)Dakota Mekkes: 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 3 K (W, 1-2, 5.09)Brendon Little: IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (S, 1, 4.64)

Injuries, Updates, and Trends

Jeremiah Estrada received a well earned promotion to Iowa after beginning the season in High-A South Bend. The oft-injured former 6th rounder had thrown just 40 career innings prior to 2022.

Estrada’s fastball is explosive. Not only does he throw hard but hitters just don’t seem to pick it up well either. Even back when he was throwing low-90s he generated whiffs.Meteoric rise for former above slot 6th round prep pick, who was hampered by injuries his entire career.

— Michael Ernst (@mj_ernst)

August 5, 2022

AA

Rocket City 4, Tennessee 1

Game Recap

Yonathan Perlaza has been a one man wrecking crew of late, and that continued in this one as Rocket City failed to get him out even a single time. When they eventually hit him with a pitch it nearly started a brawl.

Perlaza again! Number 18 on the year. pic.twitter.com/CxqLzllAnh

— Brad (@ballskwok)

August 6, 2022

Top Performers

Yonathan Perlaza: 2-2, 2B, HR (18), R, RBI, BB, HBP (.260)Andy Weber: 2-4 (.297)Walker Powell: 4 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K (2.88)

Injuries, Updates, and Trends

Hunter Bigge received a promotion from South Bend to replace Estrada in the Tennessee pen.

High-A

Fort Wayne 6, South Bend 5

Game Recap

Luis Devers just keeps on rolling. His changeup is a weapon and he simply does a great job of working quick, pounding the zone, and mixing in all of his pitches. His 2.58 ERA in 15 games with Myrtle Beach was good, but he’s been even better since his promotion (0.34 ERA in 6 games, 26.2 IP).

Oh, the many uses of Luis Devers’ changeup. He strikes out the side in the second to bring his total up to 5.

1-2 putaway pitchFull count strikeout2-0 gotcha pic.twitter.com/CNY44fgHrb

— Greg Huss (@OutOfTheVines)

August 5, 2022

He wasn’t the only story in this one, as Fabian Pertuz blasted a pair of homers, and Kevin Made made an impact with both his bat and glove.

Pertuz!!! pic.twitter.com/Y1ayG2RtR6

— Itsacon (@thats_so_cub)

August 5, 2022

Fabian Pertuz with two tanks in two ABs tonight pic.twitter.com/qyHsQ7QqSM

— Greg Huss (@OutOfTheVines)

August 5, 2022

Pertuz is locked in. 3rd hit and another ribbie. pic.twitter.com/rP2WW3YjOK

— Itsacon (@thats_so_cub)

August 6, 2022

Kevin Made defense. Life is good. pic.twitter.com/ojL7oA3BYl

— Greg Huss (@OutOfTheVines)

August 6, 2022

Top Performers

Luis Devers: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 6 K (0.34)Fabian Pertuz: 3-4, 2 HR (6, 7), 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 SB (10, 11) (.246)Jonathan Sierra: 3-4, 2B, R, RBI (.272)Luis Verdugo: 2-5 (.278)Kevin Made: 1-4, 2B, R, BB (.186)

Low-A

Lynchburg 14, Myrtle Beach 13

Game Recap

A brutal loss. The Pelicans were up 13-7 heading into the 9th. But Angel Hernandez was unable to hold the lead.

It wasted a terrific night on offense from up and down the lineup. Ezequiel Pagan led the way (as he often does), with four hits including his 10th home run.

Had to include the replay. @PaganEzequiel hits the CLUBHOUSE! pic.twitter.com/rLtjygVO0L

— Myrtle Beach Pelicans (@Pelicanbaseball)

August 6, 2022

What a catch by Alejandro Rivero! pic.twitter.com/Ekyhg6Y5Kd

— Jordan Miller (@Miller_MiLB)

August 6, 2022

Top Performers

Ezequiel Pagan: 4-6, HR (10), 2 R, RBI (.300)Ethan Hearn: 3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB (.196)Felix Stevens: 3-6, 3B, 2 RBI (.239)James Triantos: 2-5, 3B, 2 R (.265)Jacob Wetzel: 2-5, R, RBI, BB (.225)Scott McKeon: 1-3, 2B, 2 R (.280)Josue Huma: 2-6, R, 2 RBI (.275)Alejandro Rivero: 1-4, 2 R, BB (.259)Didier Vargas: 4 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 3 K (4.50)Gregori Montano: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 3 K (0.00)

Injuries, Updates, and Trends

Infielder Liam Spence was assigned to Myrtle Beach from Mesa.

ACL

Cubs 6, Guardians 4

DSL

Cubs Blue Suspended

Yankees 17. Cubs Red 5

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