Cubs Minor League Wrap--May 8

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were KO'd by the OK City RedHawks, 4-2.

Starter Casey Coleman pitched well tonight, but still got tagged with the loss. Coleman went seven innings and allowed three runs on three hits and three walks. One of the hits was a two-run home run in the seventh inning that put Oklahoma City up for good. Coleman struck out five.

Center fielder Sam Fuld was most of the offense tonight. He was 2 for 3 with a double and two walks. Fuld scored once and had one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies caught the Mobile Bay Bears hibernating, 6-5 in ten innings.

Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx turned in his second straight strong outing, going six innings and allowing only one run on four hits. Bibens-Dirkx walked one and struck out seven.

The Smokies bullpen and defense then blew the win for him by allowing four unearned runs in the eighth inning. But Ryan Buchter picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief. Buchter gave up two hits, walked one and struck out two.

Third baseman Russ Canzler was 2 for 3 with his second home run of the year. Canzler scored once and had two RBI from the home run. He also walked twice and stole a base. Shorstop Marwin Gonzalez also hit a solo home run. Gonzalez was 1 for 4 with two walks.

Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 4 with the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the tenth. He also walked twice. First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 5 with an RBI. Right fielder Matt Spencer was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Second baseman Nate Samson was 2 for 2 with two runs scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs harpooned the Clearwater Threshers, 4-1.

Starter Chris Archer got his first win of the year with five shutout innings. Archer gave up two hits and issued two walks. He struck out seven.

Oswaldo Martinez pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. He struck out one.

Shortstop DJ LeMaheiu went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were devoured by the Kane County Cougars, 5-0.

Starter Jonathan Nagel didn't make it out of the first inning. He allowed three runs on three hits and three walks. He only lasted two-thirds of an inning.

Left fielder DJ Fitzgerald was 3 for 4.

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