Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 13


Two weeks ago, I had two working computers. Today I have none. Luckily I was able to borrow a little netbook for a couple of days. But typing on this thing is a pain in the Zambrano.

If there are typos or mistakes tonight, tough.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Tacoma Raniers, 8-3.

Alberto Cabrera's start only lasted two innings after he was tagged for five runs on four hits and three walks. He did not strike out a batter.

Third baseman Ryan Flaherty hit his third home run for the I-Cubs in the third inning with the bags empty. Flaherty went 1 for 2 with a walk.

First baseman Bryan LaHair connected for the 31st time this season with the bases empty in the sixth. LaHair went 1 for 3 with a walk

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were blacked out by the Jacksonville Suns, 3-0.

Starting pitcher Trey McNutt pitched six innings and allowed three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out six.

The Smokies had four hits tonight, all singles.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs beat the Clearwater Threshers, 4-3.

Dae-Eun Rhee started and allowed two unearned runs on five hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out six on his way to evening his record at 7-7.

Kyle Smit allowed a run on four hits over an inning and a third, but got his second save anyway. Smit did not walk anyone and struck out one.

Evan Crawford was 2 for 4 with a double and his second home run of the season. It was a two-run home run that gave the D-Cubs the lead in the bottom of the first. He scored twice.

Third baseman Matt Cerda was 2 for 2 with two walks. He scored once and had one RBI. First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 4 with a double.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs lost to the Clinton LumberKings, 3-1 in ten innings.

Starter Frank Del Valle threw six shutout innings, allowing only two hits. He walked one and struck out five.

Luis Liria pitched the final four innings and took the loss. He gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits, including a two-run home run in the tenth. He did not walk anyone and struck out one.

Shortstop Rafael Valdes was 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks overcame six errors to stun the Eugene Emeralds, 15-8.

Ben Wells pitched the first four innings and four batters of the fifth and gave up five runs on four hits. Two of those runs were unearned. Wells walked two and struck out six.

Kyler Burke got the win with two innings of relief, although he gave up three runs on three hits and four walks. One of the runs was unearned. Burke did not have a strikeout.

Dustin Fitzgerald got a three inning save without allowing a hit or a run. He did walk one and fan three.

The Hawks homered three times tonight. Paul Hoilman cranked his 13th of the season with a solo home run in the second inning.. Hoilman went 3 for 4 with a walk and he scored three times.

Brad Zapata blasted the second Hawk home run with two on in the sixth. He was 2 for 5 with a walk.

Blair Springfield hit the third one, also with two men on in the eight inning. Springfield was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

Willson Contreras was 3 for 4 with four RBI and he scored once. Zeke DeVoss was 0 for 2 with four walks. He stole a base and scored twice.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Reds, 9-8.


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