Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Matt Shaw debuts & Pete Crow-Armstrong starts at AAA

The Chicago Cubs prospects had a great day all around as Caleb Kilian and Luis Devers pitched well and Matt Shaw and Pete Crow-Armstrong made their debuts.
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South Bend Cubs (A+) (44-52)

The South Bend Cubs beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 9-2

South Bend has turned it on lately and they now find themselves less than ten games under .500. This was a very special game as we saw some prospects we expect to dominate play very well, but we also had a player get back on track and Matt Shaw make his debut in full-season ball in a big way. 

James Triantos (2B) went 2-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a walk, three RBI, and three runs scored. 

Christian Franklin (OF) went 2-for-4 with a home run, a single, two RBI, and a run scored. 

Felix Stevens (1B) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and two RBI.

Moises Ballesteros (C) is a dude. He went 3-for-5 with a double, two singles, an RBI and a run scored. He’s now batting .323 at High-A as a 19-year-old catcher.

Matt Shaw (SS) made an instant impact. He went 2-for-5 with a triple, a single, and two runs scored. The triple came in his first at-bat in full-season ball.

Luis Devers (RHP) had the bounceback we were all hoping for. He went five innings of scoreless baseball and he only allowed one hit and no walks as he struck out six. If he can get back on track that would be huge for the system. 

Myrtle Beach Pelicans (A) (55-40)

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans had their game against the Down East Wood Ducks suspended at 4-0

You’d expect this to be a grand slam, but you’d be wrong. The Pelicans had a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning before the game was suspended and they’d yet to collect an extra-base hit but they’d strung together a handful of singles, a walk, and a HBP to take a dominant early lead.

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