Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 17

When DJ met A.J. LeMahieu is hitting .339 since his demotion to Iowa.

Why are they called the Rays when they play in a dome without sunlight?

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs won their third in a row over the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros) 3-2.

Dave Bush made his I-Cub debut today. He only went 2.1 innings, as he was on a pitch count. He allowed one run on five hits. Bush walked two and struck out three.

Chris Rusin got the win with four innings of relief; allowing only one run on four hits. He walked no one and struck out two.

Justin Berg had some trouble in the ninth, but pitched out of it and got his third save. He walked one and allowed one single in a scoreless inning. He struck out Koby Clemens with runners on second and third to end the game.

All of the I-Cub scoring came courtesy of a three-run home run in the sixth inning by catcher Chris Robinson. It was his first home run this season. Robinson was 1 for 4.

Third baseman DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4. Left fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies game was suspended with the Smokies leading the Mississippi Braves 1-0 in the top of the third. The game will be completed tomorrow before the regularly scheduled game.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs keelhauled the Brandenton Marauders (Pirates) 9-3.

Angel Guzman pitched the first two innings of this game and allowed one run on two hits. Guzman walked two and struck out four.

Dae-Eun Rhee collected the win with five innings of relief. He surrendered two runs, one earned, on seven hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 6 with a double and two runs scored. He also stole home. I wasn't listening to the game, but it appears to have been a straight steal of home.

Shortstop Rafael Valdes was 2 for 4 2 with two doubles and a walk. He had two RBI. Catcher Michael Brenly was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 1 for 4 with two walks and two steals. That extended his streak of reaching base to 32 straight games. He scored three times.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs got blasted by the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 16-7.

Woah, I'm tempted to do one of my rare "Nothing to see here" recaps. But Luis Liria made his Peoria debut and got hammered for seven runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Richard Jones was 2 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He had three RBI. Eliot Soto was 2 for 5 and scored once. Arismendy Alcantara went 2 for 5 with a double and three runs scored.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were shut down by the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays) 1-0.

The hard-luck loser was starter Willengton Cruz, who allowed but one run on four hits over 5.2 innings. The run scored on a second inning solo home run. Cruz did not walk anyone and struck out eight.

The Hawks only managed three singles today.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Mariners, 4-1.

Hayden Simpson had his first good outing in a while. He pitched four shutout innings. He allowed three hits, walked one and struck out three.

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