Cubs Minor League Wrap -- July 2

A quick note. There will be a minor league wrap for tomorrow, but I can't guarantee that it will be posted tomorrow. I'm on my way to Boise, where I will see the Hawks play.

Iowa Cubs

It wasn't as good of a pitcher's duel as yesterday, but the Iowa Cub pitchers did outduel the Oklahoma City RedHawks pitchers, 2-1.

J.R. Mathes improved his record to 8-5 by allowing only one run on a solo home run over six innings. Mathes scattered seven hits total and walked three. He struck out one.

Blake Parker notched his eighth save with a perfect ninth. He struck out one.

Right fielder John-Ford Griffin hit his second home run for Iowa in the sixth. Griffin was 1 for 4 with the one RBi.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were outdazzled by the Huntsville Stars, 4-3.

Starter Jay Jackson allowed only one run on four hits over four innings. Jackson struck out five and walked only two.

Todd Blackford got the loss, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over 2.2 innings.

Third baseman Marquez Smith was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Catcher Mark Reed was 2 for 3 with a run scored. First baseman Doug Deeds scored once in a 2 for 4 night.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were nailed by the Jupiter Hammerheads, 2-1.

Chris Carpenter had a really strong start in his High-A debut. He pitched six shutout inning, allowing only four hits and a walk. Carpenter struck out five.

Luke Sommer got the loss in relief. Sommer gave up two runs on five hits over 2.2 innings. Sommer struck out four.

Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 4 and scored a run. Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 4 and stole a base.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs extinguished the Kane County Cougars, 3-1.

Chris Archer had another five shutout innings tonight to grab the win. He allowed three hits. He struck out four and walked only one. I'll take that over the five no-hit innings he threw last time out but with five walks.

Chris Huseby got his eighth save with a scoreless ninth inning. He gave up one hit and struck out two.

Left fielder Josh Harrison was 3 for 4 with his fourth home run of the season. Second baseman Ryan Flaherty hit his tenth home run of the year in a 2 for 4 game. Both homers were solo shots.

Boise Hawks

The Korean Junior National Team Boise Hawks lost to the Tri-City Dust Devils, 6-5.

Starter Su-Ming Jung lasted only 2.1 innings, allowing two runs on three hits. Both runs scored on a two-run home run. Jung struck out one.

Left fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 4. Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee went 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. He stole two bases and scored twice. So far, Lee is hitting .340 with a .426 OBP and seven steals in 12 games.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Mariners, 6-5.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 3 for 5 with a triple and two RBI. He scored all three times. He did strike out his other two times up.

Get that guy up to Boise before I get there.

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