Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 17

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs scored four times in the top of the ninth inning to stun the Salt Lake Bees, 9-7.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx is back in Triple-A and got hit around tonight for six runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. Three of the hits Bibens-Dirkx allowed went yard in the thin air of Salt Lake City. He walked five and struck out seven.

Scott Maine got the win with two innings of hitless relief. He only walked one and struck out five.

Bryan LaHaircranked home run number 34 tonight with the bases empty in the sixth inning. LaHair was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He had two RBI.

Lou Montanez had two doubles and four RBI in a 2 for 4 game. He also scored twice.

Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 and scored twice. Last but certainly not least, Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He scored twice and knocked one in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies outstrategized the Jackson Generals, 8-6.

Eric Jokisch struggled in his first Double-A start. He only lasted four innings and he gave up five runs on eight hits. One of the five runs was unearned. Jokisch walked two and struck out two.

Oswaldo Martinez picked up his third win with two shutout innings of relief. He allowed one hit and walked nobody. Martinez fanned three.

Marcus Hatley pitched the ninth inning and allowed a run on one hit and one walk, but got his third save anyway. Hatley did not have a strikeout.

James Adduci hit his fourth home run with the bases empty in the fourth inning. He was 2 for 4 with a double and had two RBI.

Right fielder Nelson Perez was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI. First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 4 with a double as well. He scored twice and had one RBI. DH Steve Clevenger was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI.

Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs fell to the Brevard County Manatees, 5-2.

Matt Loosen started and took the loss. He lasted 4.2 innings and allowed five runs, three of which were earned, on seven hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Shortstop Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7-4.

Starting pitcher Starling Peralta surrendered seven runs on six hits, including two home runs, over 5.2 innings. Only four of the seven runs were earned, however. Peralta walked two and struck out three.

The Chiefs hit a pair of two run home runs tonight for all of their scoring. The first was in the second inning by catcher Micah Gibbs. It was Gibbs' second home run this year and he was 2 for 4. The second homer was by second baseman Rubi Silva in the fourth inning. It also was his second home run this year. Silva was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Shortstop Rafael Valdes was 3 for 4 and scored on Silva's blast. Center fielder Taiwan Easterling went 2 for 5 and scored on Gibbs' home run.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks vacuumed the Tri-City Dust Devils, 7-6.

Willengton Cruz started and allowed five runs on five hits over four innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Cruz walked five and struck out only one.

Bryce Shafer pitched a scoreless ninth inning and got the win. He gave up one hit, but otherwise struck out the side and walked no one.

DH Ryan Cuneo was the big hero as he hit a walkoff RBI double that scored Reggie Golden. Cuneo also hit his second home run in three days with a man on in the fourth inning. Cuneo was 2 for 4.

Right fielder Golden was 2 for 4 with a walk and scored three times.

Catcher Mario Mercedes was 3 for 4. He scored once and knocked one in. First baseman Paul Hoilman was 2 for 4 and scored once. Third baseman Willson Contreras was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 8-4.

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