Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30

I wish I had something intelligent to say about today's fiasco, but Fox decided that I couldn't watch the game. I never thought I'd say this ever in my life, but "Thanks, Fox!"

Baseball in the minors is still a lot more fun. Of course, piercing your eyeballs with long metal spikes is more fun than this too.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Memphis Redbirds, 6-3.

Starter Nick Struck pitched five innings tonight. He gave up three runs on six hits. Struck walked three and struck out six.

Chris Carpenter took the loss in relief. He allowed three runs on three hits over 1.1 innings. He walked two and fanned one.

Center fielder Brett Jackson homered for the second game in a row tonight. It was a solo home run in the sixth inning, giving him three home runs for Iowa and thirteen overall. Jackson was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez also hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his second home run this year. Gonzalez was 1 for 3.

Catcher Steve Clevenger was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a run batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies served up the Montgomery Biscuits with a side of eggs and sausage, 8-2.

Brooks Raley pitched the first four innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Oswaldo Martinez got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Martinez struck out two and did not walk anyone.

First baseman Blake Lalli went 2 for 5 with three RBI. He also scored once. Left fielder Ty Wright had two hits and two walks in a 2 for 3 night. He scored once.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs plated two runs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Jupiter Hammerheads, 3-2.

The good Brett Wallach showed up tonight, allowing but two runs on four hits over 5.2 innings. Wallach walked two and struck out four.

Larry Suarez pitched two perfect innings of relief to get his first win of the season. Suarez did not strike anyone out.

Second baseman David Macias hit a two-out, two run single to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. Macias was 2 for 4 and had all three D-Cub RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs scored two runs in the top of the ninth to topple the Clinton LumberKings, 3-1.

Matt Loosen allowed only one run on three hits over his five-inning start. Loosen walked two and struck out four.

Patrick Francescon won for the first time as a professional with three innings of shutout relief. He gave up but one hit. He walked no one and had two strike outs.

Daniel Berlind got his first save with a perfect ninth inning. Berlind did not strike anyone out.

Third baseman Arismendy Alcantara went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

The big blow in the ninth inning was a run-scoring triple by Anthony Giansanti, who later scored on a sacrifice fly by Elliot Soto. Giansanti was 1 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Everett AquaSox, 8-7.

Starter Su-Ming Jung got pulled after the first inning. He did not allow a hit, but four walks and two errors led to four runs, three of which were unearned. Jung did not have a strikeout.

Cam Greathouse took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs on three hits over 3.1 innings. One of the four runs was unearned. Greathouse struck out six batters and walked five.

Right fielder Reggie Golden hit his second home run of the season with the bases empty in the eighth inning. Golden was 2 for 4. He scored twice and batted two in.

DH Rafael Lopez also homered with the bases empty in the seventh inning. Lopez was 1 for 4.

First baseman Paul Hoilman was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Dustin Harrington went 2 for 4 with a double.

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