Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 9

Another Saturday Night and I'm recapping the minor leagues. Somehow, I'm glad Sam Cooke didn't sing that instead.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were left behind by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 4-2.

Starter Casey Coleman took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over six innings. He walked only one and struck out two.

Third baseman Scott Moore had two doubles and a walk in a 2 for 3 night. He scored both Iowa runs. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies dropped two games to the Chattanooga Lookouts. They dropped yesterday's suspended game 5-4 in 14 innings and they lost the regularly scheduled game 6-1.

In yesterday's game, Trey McNutt started and only pitched one inning before the rains came. He allowed two runs on two hits, including a two-run home run. He walked one and struck out one.

Jeff Stevens didn't allow a hit in three scoreless innings of relief yesterday. He only walked one and struck out four.

Ramon Garcia got the loss today, but he pitched well considering that this was his first game ever above rookie ball. He pitched three innings and allowed one run on four hits. He did not issue a walk and struck out two.

Right fielder Nelson Perez was 3 for 4 with a double and his fifth home run of the season for the Smokies. It was a two-run home run in the fourth.

First baseman Blake Lalli went 3 for 6. Left fielder Matt Spencer was 2 for 6 with two RBI.

In the regularly scheduled game, starter Brooks Raley pitched six innings and took the loss. He surrendered four runs on nine hits, including two home runs. Raley walked two and struck out one. One of the four runs was considered unearned.

First baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 3 with his eighth home run. It was a second inning solo shot. Vitters also walked once.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were dipped in butter by the Charlotte Stone Crabs, 12-6. The D-Cubs have now lost four straight for the first time this season.

Angel Guzman started and pitched 1.1 innings. He gave up three runs on four hits, although only one of the three runs was earned. He walked no one and struck out one.

Larry Suarez got the loss after he allowed five runs on three hits over 1.1 innings. All five runs were unearned, however, as the D-Cubs made two errors in a six-run third inning. Suarez made one of those two errors, though. Suarez did not walk anyone and struck out one.

Right fielder Michael Burgess hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, his eleventh on the season. Burgess was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice.

Shortstop Logan Watkins was 3 for 5 with a triple. He scored once and had one RBI.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha and first baseman Justin Bour were both 2 for 5. Ha had an RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs shucked the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 3-2 in ten innings.

Austin Kirk allowed hits today, but he still pitched well over 6.1 innings. He allowed two runs on seven hits. One of the two runs was unearned. He walked one and struck out five.

Yohan Gonzalez allowed a runner inherited from Kirk to score to blow a save, but pitched well and got the win when the Chiefs scored in the tenth. Gonzalez allowed only one hit over 3.2 scoreless innings. He struck out four and walked no one.

Center fielder Rubi Silva only had one hit tonight, but it was a go-ahead single in the tenth inning that scored Micah Gibbs. Silva was 1 for 5. Gibbs was 2 for 4. Silva's single was originally ruled an error, but changed to a hit after the game.

First baseman Richard Jones was 1 for 3 with a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Jones also walked once.

DH Ryan Cuneo was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He scored once.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Everett Aquasox, 8-6.

Austin Reed started and allowed four runs on seven hits over only three innings. He walked one and struck out no one.

Charles Thomas took the loss after he allowed three runs in the eighth inning, the only inning he pitched. Thomas gave up three hits and two walks. He did not strike anyone out.

Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. Shortstop Wes Darvill was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

AZL Cubs

Took the day off.

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