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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South Bend Cubs (A+) (36-47)

The South Bend Cubs lost to the Quad Cities River Bandits 5-4

This was a tough loss to take. You had some great outings from your hitters (especially at the top of the order) and you had some great middle relief. Unfortunately, the closer couldn’t finish it up and the Cubs went down 5-4. This is the sentence we’re more used to seeing in reference to the major league squad. 

James Triantos (2B) went 2-for-5 with a triple, a single and an RBI.

Ezequiel Pagan (OF) went 2-for-5 with two singles to raise his batting average on the year to .322.

Kevin Made (SS) went 2-for-4 with his 15th double of the season, a single and two RBI.

Kevin Alcantara (OF) went 2-for-5 with his 18th double of the season, a single and a run scored. 

Yohendrick Pinango (OF) went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles and a run scored. 

Connor Noland (RHP) started the game and went 4.1 innings allowing three earned runs on five hits with only one strikeout. 

Brailyn Marquez (LHP) was the player that brought me the most joy in the system yesterday. He threw a perfect inning with one strikeout to keep his ERA at 0.00 across four appearances at South Bend in July.