Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Kevin Alcantara is a single shy of the cycle

The Chicago Cubs hitting prospects were spectacular yesterday with Kevin Alcantara and Alexander Canario leading the way, but the pitching left much to be desired.
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Iowa Cubs (AAA) (69-51)

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Indianapolis Indians 10-9

This game had all the makings of a fantastic win. The Cubs scored in seven different innings and slowly clawed their way back to making it a game after giving up seven runs in the third inning. They tied the game 9-9 in the top of the ninth inning only to then give up the walk-off in the bottom of the ninth and they fell 10-9. 

Darius Hill (OF) went 3-for-5 and ended up just a home run shy of the cycle while adding three runs scored. 

Matt Mervis (1B) continued his power surge by hitting his 17th home run in the top of the 9th to tie the game. 

Alexander Canario (OF) is on another planet right now. He went 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, and two runs scored. He’s now batting .296 at AAA and may have passed Pete Crow-Armstrong in terms of the next outfielder up considering his current spot on the 40-man roster. If you want some more information about Canario you can check out the piece we posted this morning. 

Luke Little (LHP) pitched two scoreless innings and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out four. With the Cubs badly needing relief pitching (especially left-handed relief pitching) he could find himself at Wrigley Field by the end of next week.