Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 3

Iowa's Ryne Sandberg was named PCL Manager of the Year. Tennessee's Bill Dancy was named Southern League Manager of the Year.

First baseman Rebel Ridling and second baseman DJ LeMahieu were named Florida State League Post-Season All-Stars. Catcher Michael Brenly was also named to the team. His dad must be proud, whoever he is.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs stopped the Memphis Redbirds, 4-2.

Chris Carpenter started against the Redbirds (a little bit of irony there) and he went six innings, allowing two runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out five.

Luke Sommer retired all six batters he faced to get the win in relief. Sommer struck out two.

Jeff Stevens pitched the ninth and recorded his tenth save. He walked two, but struck out Ruben Gotay to end the game.

Right fielder Brad Snyder hit his 25th home run of the season, a solo home run in the 7th. Snyder was 1 for 4.

Left fielder Jason Dubois was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Shortstop Matt Camp was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.

The win gives Iowa a one game lead in the division with three to play. It's now best of three to determine the divisional title. Mitch Atkins faces Lance Lynn Saturday Night at 7:05 in Des Moines.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were hooked by the Carolina Mudcats, 5-4 in ten innings.

Starter Trey McNutt went six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Esmailin Caridad took the loss in relief. He was fine in the ninth inning, but allowed a run on three hits in the tenth without recording an out. Caridad pitched 1+ inning and gave up one run on four hits. He did not walk or strike out anyone.

Catcher Steve Clevenger had three doubles in a 3 for 5 game. He scored twice. Second baseman Tony Thomas doubled and tripled in a 2 for 4 evening. Thomas scored once and had two RBI.

Left fielder Brett Jackson went 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. Jackson had one RBI. He also stole his 16th base for Tennessee and 28th overall. Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. He stole his 47th base of the season.

Daytona Cubs

Daytona was shot down by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 3-2 in ten innings.

Brooks Raley started and allowed only one run over 5.2 innings. Raley allowed seven hits. He walked one and struck out seven.

David Patton got the loss in relief. He pitched 2.1 innings and didn't allow a hit, but did allow a run on five walks. (Two walks in the tenth) Patton struck out three.

Shortstop Junior Lake hit his ninth home run of the season. It was a two-run homer that tied the game in the ninth inning. Lake was 1 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs lost to the Kane County Cougars, 4-2.

Brett Wallach pitched the first four innings and allowed three runs on two hits, including a two-run home run. Wallach walked three and did not have a strikeout.

Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 1 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks caught the Yakima Bears hibernating, 4-3.

Starter Eduardo Figueroa got his second win, going five innings and allowing only one unearned run. Figueroa was tagged for only two hits. He walked one and did not have a strikeout.

Aaron Kurcz struck out the only batter he faced to get his ninth save.

DH Micah Gibbs was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI.

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