Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Top pitching prospects dominate at AAA and AA

The Chicago Cubs prospects had some solid offensive performances yesterday, but the really impressive stuff came on the mound as Jordan Wicks and DJ Herz dominated.

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South Bend Cubs (A+) (39-50)

The South Bend Cubs lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps 5-4

The Cubs fell again dropping to 11 games under .500. They went down 1-0 in the top of the first but quickly snagged that run back in the bottom half. They gave up another run in the third, then three in the seventh, and even with adding another three of their own over the seventh and eighth they couldn’t quite push it over the top to tie it back up or take the lead and they fell 5-4. 

Christian Franklin (OF) went 1-for-3 with his third homer of the year and a walk. He’s still only batting .204. 

Kevin Made (SS) went 2-for-4 with his third homer of the year as well and he also added a single and a walk to bring his average to .229. 

Connor Noland (RHP) went five innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and no walks while striking out four. 

Max Bain (RHP) went one scoreless inning and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one and lowering his ERA to 2.16. 

Eduarniel Nunez (RHP) went one scoreless inning and allowed two hits while striking out the other three batters he faced. 

Sheldon Reed (RHP) threw the final 1.2 scoreless innings of the game and didn’t allow a baserunner while striking out one.