Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Matt Mervis looks good and Alexander Canario is back

The Cubs minor league affiliates are back in action and there were some very interesting players in the lineups, but some even more interesting omissions.
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Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A) (48-34)

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans beat the Carolina Mudcats 6-5

I feel like most games we’ve discussed in the recaps have been multi-run victories in one way or another so it does my heart good to see the Pelicans come away with a close win in this one (even if it was created by allowing two runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game). 

Andy Garriola (OF) went 1-for-4 with a double.

Jefferson Rojas (SS) went 1-for-4 with his seventh double of the season. The 18-year-old shortstop has really held his own so far this season and is an interesting player to keep an eye on. 

David Avitia (C) went 1-for-3 with a three run homer in this one and scored another run. 

Drew Gray (LHP) threw three scoreless innings and only gave up one hit but did walk three while striking out three. He maintained his sterling 0.00 ERA at Myrtle Beach across two starts now. 

Keon Moreno (RHP) went three innings and gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four. 

Kenyi Perez (RHP) went 2.2 innings and didn’t really run into trouble until the 9th. He gave up three runs on two hits and four walks and only struck out one. 

Scott Kobos (LHP) The Pelicans turned to Kobos to get the final out but he gave up a hit to tie the game and blow the save but ended up taking the win when the Pelicans scored the game-winner in the bottom of the 9th.

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