Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 15

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 7-6 in ten innings.

Starter Casey Coleman lasted only four innings, allowing four runs on five hits. He walked two and fanned one.

Jeff Stevens allowed the winning run in the tenth inning. Stevens allowed the run on two hits and a walk, retiring only one batter on a sacrifice bunt. The winning run must have scored on a close play at the plate, because manager Ryne Sandberg was ejected for arguing after the play.

Second baseman Bobby Scales hit his fourth home run of the season in the fourth inning. Scales was 2 for 4 with the solo home run and three RBI total. He scored twice and stole a base.

Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4 with a double, a stolen base and a walk. He had one RBI and scored once. Catcher Welington Castillo was 2 for 5 with an RBI.

Left fielder Ty Wright was 3 for 5. Third baseman Matt Camp was 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennesse Smokies smashed the Chattanooga Lookouts, 15-5.

Rafael Dolis started and gave up a leadoff home run. After that, he settled down and got his first AA win. Dolis pitched five innings and gave up two runs on three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.

The Smokies hit four home runs tonight. Right fielder Matt Spencer started the barrage with a three-run blast in the fourth inning. It was his tenth of the year. Spencer was 2 for 5 with four RBI.

Third baseman Russ Canzler added a solo shot in the seventh inning. It was his eleventh. Canzler went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored three times and had the one RBI. Later in the seventh, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit a two-run homer, also his eleventh. Chirinos went 3 for 3 with five RBI. He scored twice.

Josh Vitters ended the home run parade with a pinch-hit solo home run in the eighth. It was his sixth for the Smokies.

Left fielder Tony Campana did not hit a home run, which kept him from hitting for the cycle. He was 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. He also walked once. Campana scored three times. Second baseman Tony Thomas was 3 for 5 with a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs disproved the Ft. Myers Miracle, 4-2.

Starter Trey McNutt allowed only one unearned run over five innings. He gave up only two hits and walked no one. He struck out five.

Mike Perconte got his fourth save. He pitched two shutout innings, allowing two hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Right fielder Kyler Burke hit a solo home run in the second inning. Burke went 3 for 4 and scored twice. It was Burke's sixth homer of the season.

Center fielder Jose Valdez was 3 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs slew the Dayton Dragons, 3-1.

Starter Nick Struck earned the nickname "The Dragon Slayer" tonight by pitching six shutout innings and allowing only three hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out nine.

Steven Grife pitched the ninth and allowed a solo home run, but otherwise nailed down his first save. He didn't allow any other baserunners and struck out one.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks erupted for seven runs in the eight inning to quiet the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 10-7.

Juan Yasser Serrano got the win with four innings of relief. He allowed four runs, three earned, on two walks and two hits. He struck out two for his third win of the year.

First baseman Richard Jones hit a three-run home run in that seven-run inning. It was his fourth for the Hawks. Jones was 3 for 5 and stole a base.

Left fielder Jesus Morelli also hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his first. Morelli was 2 for 5 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Right fielder Alvaro Ramirez went 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit a triple in a 2 for 5 game. He scored once.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 3 for 4 with a walk and a double. He scored twice. Over ten games, Szczur is hitting .429 with three walks. Football is for wusses, Matt.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Brewers, 12-6.

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