August 19th Minor League Wrap

Josh was unable to write it today and the next couple of days, so I told him that I would fill in for him. No one can truly replace Josh though, and we hope he gets back soon. Without further ado....

Iowa Cubs

Iowa wins it in the 9th, 7-5 over Sacremento

Marquez Smith stays hot, going 2-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. He now has 21 doubles and 35 RBI on the season.

Our favorite AAAA player, Micah Hoffpauir, went 2-4 with a strikeout. SS Matt Camp provided most of the offense with 4 RBI's.

J.R. Mathes started and went 5 giving up 3 runs(2 earned). He gave up 6 hits and walked 5. He should be called up immediately to the Cubs. (sarcasm)

Brian Schlitter got the win pitching 2 solid innings giving up no hits and striking out 1. He did walk 2, however.

Tennessee Smokies

Smokies beat the Braves, something the Cubs can't, win 5-4 in 10.

Guyer, Jackson, and Canzler all went 0 for, but all walked once. Canzler also had an RBI. Jackson stole his 15th base at Tennessee.

First Basemen, Blake Lalli, went 2-4 with an RBI double. His average is now .317 on the season.

Matt Spencer also had two hits, a double and a homer. He drove in 2.

Chris Rusin, i'm not sure if he is injured or what, but he only went 2 innings. He gave up 2 hits and 2 runs(0 earned) while striking out one.

A couple of new additions pitched well tonight, Ty'Relle Harris(from Atlanta) and Kyle Smit(from LA).

Harris pitched 2 perfect innings against his former team. He put up 0's. Literally, his stat line is all zeros.

Smit picked up his 3rd win since becoming a Smokie, he pitched 3 good innings. He gave up 2 hits, 0 runs, and struck out 2.


Daytona Cubs

Daytona pretty much shut down by the Blue Jays, lose 3-1

Daytona was held to 4 hits(LeMahieu, Reed x2, and Crawford--all singles)

They struck out a total of THIRTEEN times. Yes, thirteen, as in a one in front of a three.

Brooks Raley put up a good effort. He threw 5.1 shutout innings with 4 hits and 2 walks. He also struck out 4.


Peoria Chiefs

Peoria gets stung by the Bees of Burlington, 7-2

The top 2 hitters for Peoria(Hak Ju Lee and Logan Watkins) went a combined 0-8 with 1 strikeout.

Justin Bour went 3 for 4 with his 23rd double and 71st RBI.

Brett Wallach started and pitched pretty well for the second straight start after 2 bad starts to begin his career with the Cubs. He pitched 5 innings giving up only 3 hits and walking 1. But he did give up 2 runs, both earned, while he also got 5 bees to whiff.

Boise Hawks

Boise was off hanging with the Broncos at the blue turf.

Arizona League Cubs

Cubs beat the A's, 6-3

There was an Esmalin Caridad sighting down in Arizona. Esmalin struggled pitching only two thirds of an inning giving up 3 hits and a run. He struck out one.

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