Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

Scott Maine was a bright spot for the Iowa Cubs tonight with two innings of no-hit relief.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were silent against the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 4-1.

Alberto Cabrera allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. He walked five and struck out three.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty was 1 for 4 with an RBI double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies buried the Carolina Mudcats (Reds), 6-2.

Trey McNutt pitched five innings for the first time since May and he looked like his old self. He allowed but one run on six hits. He struck out four and did not issue a walk.

Oswaldo Martinez got his first win of the year for Tennessee with three innings of relief. He allowed but one run on four hits. He struck out two and walked none.

First baseman Rebel Ridling was the hitting hero tonight. He was 2 for 4 with a double and his 14th home run this season. It was an eighth inning solo blast. Ridling scored twice and had three RBI.

Shortstop Nate Samson was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs couldn't fly with the Palm Beach Cardinals, losing 3-2 in ten innings.

Jeffry Antigua turned in a good start as he gave up but one run over 7.1 innings. Antigua was touched for six hits, but he didn't walk anyone. Antigua struck out six.

Eduardo Figueroa pitched the rest of the game and got the loss. He allowed two runs on three hits, including a solo home run. He did not walk anyone and struck out one.

The eventual winning run in the top of the tenth was unearned because of a three-base error by Matt Szczur. Szczur did hit a two-run triple that broke up a no-hitter in the eighth inning. He was 1 for 5.

Daytona only had two hits in this game.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs snapped their six game losing streak and 23 inning scoreless streak by stealing the hubcaps of the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 2-1.

Starter Frank Del Valle allowed a solo home run in the second inning, but no other runs over five innings. He gave up four total hits. He walked one and struck out three.

Luis Liria piggybacked Del Valle and got the win with four shutout innings. He allowed one hit. He struck out two and walked three.

Catcher Micah Gibbs was 1 for 4 with the only RBI for the Chiefs.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 4-1.

Starter Ben Wells got the loss after allowing three runs on five hits over four innings. One of the three runs was unearned. Wells walked three and struck out two.

Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. He scored the lone Hawk run.

Reggie Golden exited this game after hurting his ankle stepping on first base. I don't have any more than that at this time.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Brewers, 8-2.

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