Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 25

DJ LeMahieu's home run wasn't enough for the I-Cubs tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs scored four runs in the top of the ninth inning to send the game to extra innings, but ended up losing to the Oklahoma City RedHawks 7-6 in ten innings.

Starter Nick Struck lasted five innings and allowed six runs on eleven hits. Struck kept the ball in play as none of the hits were home runs, he did not walk anyone and only had one strikeout of the opposing pitcher.

Blake Parker took the loss in relief. He allowed a run on two hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu hit a solo home run as a part of that four-run ninth.It was hit third home run for the I-Cubs and fifth overall. LeMahieu was 2 for 5.

Right fielder Brad Snyder hit his 11th home run with the bases empty in the first inning. Snyder went 2 for 5.

First baseman Scott Moore was 3 for 5 and scored twice. Catcher Chris Robinson was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Chattanooga Lookouts, 10-4.

Larry Suarez pitched the first 2.2 innings and gave up five runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out one. One of the five runs was unearned.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha homered in the first inning tonight. The bases-empty blast was his third for the Smokies and eleventh overall this year. Ha also doubled and walked in a 2 for 4 game. Ha scored twice and batted two in.

First baseman Rebel Ridling doubled twice in a 2 for 4 game. He had one RBI.

Left fielder James Adduci and shortstop Junior Lake were both 2 for 5. Adduci scored twice.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs damned the Tampa Yankees, 3-2 in ten innings.

Dae-Eun Rhee looked good again tonight as he went six innings and allowed only one run on six hits. He walked one and struck out eight.

Frank Batista allowed and inherited runner to score to give him his seventh blown save, but he stayed in the game and got his fifth win. Batista pitched 2.2 innings and gave up three hit and no runs of his own. He did not walk or strike anyone out.

First baseman Justin Bour hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning. It was the 23rd time Bour has gone yard this year. Bour went 2 for 3 with a walk. He also stole his third base of the year.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 5 with the go-ahead RBI single in the tenth inning.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were bushwacked by the Quad City River Bandits, 6-1.

Dallas Beeler came of the DL and threw two shutout innings to start the game. Beeler gave up one hit. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.

Brett Wallach, however, got hit hard as he gave up all six runs on seven hits in his 4.2 innings of work. Wallach walked two and struck out five.

The Chiefs only had four hits. Center fielder Taiwan Easterling was 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks stopped the flow of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 7-4.

Starter Jose Rosario pitched six innings and got the win. He gave up four runs on eight hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out six.

Bryce Shafer got save number eleven with a scoreless ninth inning. He did not allow a hit but he did walk one. Shafer struck out one Volcano.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss was 3 for 5. He scored twice and had two RBI. Shortstop Wes Darvill doubled twice in a 3 for 4 game. He scored twice.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Giants, 17-15 in twelve innings.

Dan Vogelbach hit his first professional home run. He also doubled and walked in a 3 for 5 game.

Michael Jensen also made his professional debut, throwing a perfect first inning and striking out one. Tayler Scott's pro debut didn't go quite as well. He pitched 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on three hits. Scott walked one and struck out one.

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