Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 2

I tweeted this, but I'll repeat. Normally I think it's cute when my two-year old daughter runs around the living room singing "Go Cubs go." Tonight? Not so much.

Iowa Cubs

But maybe she meant the Iowa Cubs, because the I-Cubs downed the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 5-3.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx got the start because of Casey Coleman's promotion and got his third win in AAA. Bibens-Dirkx went five innings and allowed three runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out four.

David Cales pitched a perfect ninth for his second save. All three batters he faced grounded out.

DH Jason Dubois hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his 12th of the year. Dubois was 2 for 4.

Catcher Welington Castillo also hit his 12th home run of the season in the fourth inning. Castillo's homer was a solo blast. Castillo was also 2 for 4.

First baseman Micah Hoffpauir was 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were cooked by the Montgomery Biscuits, 4-3 in ten innings.

Chris Carpenter started and pitched pretty well tonight. Carpenter lasted seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits. One of the two runs he allowed was unearned. Carpenter walked only one and struck out eight.

Blake Parker took the loss in relief. He gave up a run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning. He also intentionally walked a batter.

Center fielder Brett Jackson and third baseman Russ Canzler hit back-to-back solo home runs in the eighth inning. It was Jackson's third homer and Canzler's 16th. Jackson was 1 for 3 with a walk and Canzler was 1 for 5.

Right fielder Matt Spencer was 4 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split a double-header with the Bradenton Pirates, winning the first game 2-1 in eight innings and losing the second game 4-3. The D-Cubs winning streak comes to an end at 14.

In game one, Brooks Raley started and pitched five plus innings, allowing one run on nine hits. Raley didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Alex Maestri took the win in relief. He entered the game with two on in the sixth inning. He caught one runner trying to steal home and then retired the other eight batters he faced. Maestri struck out four.

The D-Cubs only had two hits and four baserunners in the first game, but managed two runs anyway.

In the second game, Chris Siegfried started and took the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits over two innings. Siegfried didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Catcher Michael Brenly hit a solo home run in the second inning, his fifth on the season. Brenly was 1 for 4.

Third baseman DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4 with a double. LeMahieu had the other two RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were bitten by the Beloit Snappers, 7-5.

New Cub farmhand Brett Wallach had a rough first start with the Chiefs. Wallach gave up five runs on eight hits over 4.1 innings. Two of the five runs were unearned, however. Wallach walked three and struck out four.

Third baseman Matt Cerda hit a double and a triple in a 2 for 5 game. Cerda scored once and had two RBI.

First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI. Right fielder Nelson Perez was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

I think tonight was Matt Szczur's last game with the Chiefs this season. If it was, he finished up going 1 for 5 with two runs scored. Hope to see you in April, Matt.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were blown away by the Tri-City Dust Devils, 4-3.

Matthew Loosen started and took the loss. He allowed all three runs on six hits over four innings. One of the three runs was unearned. Loosen struck out one and walked one.

Right fielder Alvaro Ramirez went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Left fielder Jesus Morelli went 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

AZL Cubs

The AZL Cubs lost to the Reds 6-4 in 12 innings in the first game of a double-header.

Reggie Golden was 2 for 5 with a double and a walk in his professional debut. He also scored once.

The AZL Cubslost the second game, 9-3.

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