Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 25

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were silent against the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 8-3.

Jay Jackson couldn't keep up the momentum from his last start. He got tagged for six runs on seven hits, including a pair of two-run home runs, over five innings. Two of the six runs allowed were unearned. Jackson walked one and struck out four.

Scott Moore hit his eighth home run of the year in the second inning with the bases empty. Moore was 2 for 3 with a walk and two RBI.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Stopped off in Nashville to see the I-Cubs play on their way to Montgomery. Maybe not the best idea.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs topped the St. Lucie Mets, 5-3.

Angel Guzman pitched his regular two innings tonight and was good, allowing only one hit and no runs. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Brett Wallach allowed three runs over 3.1 innings and left with some sort of injury. He gave up five hits, one walk and struck out two.

Aaron Kurcz got the win with 2.2 innings of shutout relief. He allowed three hits but didn't walk anyone. Kurcz struck out four.

Frank Batista pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 20th save. He struck out one.

Center fielder Matt Szczur hit his second home run for Daytona tonight, and this one actually left the field. His home run led off the game. Szczur was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice.

Left fielder Michael Burgess was 3 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. Third baseman Greg Rohan went 3 for 5.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs saw their wheels fall off in the bottom of the ninth against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) 4-3.

Austin Kirk rebounded from his last start with a solid 5.1 innings tonight. He allowed one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Patrick Francescon got the loss after the Chiefs took a 3-1 lead in the top of the ninth. After getting the first two batters to fly out, he allowed a double and then a two-run home run to tie the game. The next two batters singled and then walked. He then threw a pitch into the dirt which got away from catcher Micah Gibbs. Gibbs recovered in time to throw the ball to third to try to catch the runner advancing from second, but Gibbs threw the ball into left field. Ballgame.

Second baseman Rubi Silva was 2 for 4 and scored twice. He also had a stolen base. Right fielder Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 4 with two RBI.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 8-2.

Su-Ming Jung started and took his third loss. Jung went four innings and allowed three runs on three hits. The big problem was that he walked five. He did also strike out five as well.

DH Paul Hoilman hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning to account for all of Boise's scoring. It was Hoilman's ninth home run this year. Hoilman was 1 for 4.

Boise finishes the first half with a 17-21 record.

AZL Cubs

Day off. The Arizona Summer League switches to daytime games tomorrow.

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