Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Brailyn Marquez is back and Matt Mervis has three hits

The Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates were in action again on Sunday and the big names played well including Cristian Hernandez, Matt Mervis, Pete Crow-Armstrong and Kevin Alcantara.
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Tennessee Smokies (AA) (46-37)

The Tennessee Smokies beat the Montgomery Biscuits 11-1

As good as good team wins feel, good team blowouts feel even better. The Cubs had ten hits, five for extra bases, they took five walks and their starting pitcher absolutely dominated for five innings to end the game before it really even started as the Cubs were up 11-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning. 

Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF) only disappointed by doing this in Tennessee rather than Iowa. The promotion should come very soon after he went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored. 

Owen Caissie (OF) shouldn’t be too far behind Crow-Armstrong. He went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, two RBI, and a run scored. 

Haydn McGeary (1B) went 1-for-4 with a single, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. 

BJ Murray (3B) went 1-for-3 with a single, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. 

Cole Roederer (OF) went 1-for-1 with his eighth homer of the season, a walk, and two runs scored. He was one of the prep outfielders the Cubs took with Brennen Davis and it looks (at least for now) like he may be the more likely of the two to make a big league difference. 

Bradlee Beesley (DH) went 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the season, a single, four RBI and a run scored. 

Levi Jordan (SS) continued to hit as he went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored. 

Kohl Franklin (RHP) was dominant. He threw five scoreless frames and only allowed two hits and no walks while striking out nine. 

Blake Whitney (RHP) relieved Franklin and threw another two scoreless innings allowing only one hit and no walks while punching out three. 

Luke Little (LHP) only threw one inning but also didn’t allow a run and only allowed one hit with a strikeout.