Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 9

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs beat the Sacramento RiverCats by a touchdown, 14-7.

Starter Nick Struck got hammered for six runs in the fifth inning before exiting. His final line was 4.2 innings while giving up seven runs on nine hits. He walked one and struck out three.

Robert Coello got the win in relief. He pitched 2.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four.

Third baseman DJ LeMahieu was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had two RBI. He also stole a base.

Center fielder Brett Jackson went 3 for 5 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored twice.

Bryan LaHair had two doubles in a 3 for 5 game. He scored three times and had three RBI. First baseman Scott Moore was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had three RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies swept a double-header from the Huntsville Stars, 8-0 and 4-2.

In the first game, Austin Bibens-Dirkx started and got the win. He allowed only three hits over 5.2 innings. He walked three and struck out six.

First baseman Rebel Ridling had a big day. In the first game, he went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the second inning. It was his 15th home run of the season. Ridling was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 3 with two doubles and a sac fly. He scored twice. Left fielder Ty Wright also hit two doubles in a 2 for 3 game. Wright walked once, scored twice and had one RBI.

Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 3 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.

In the second game, Larry Suarez started and threw three shutout innings. He allowed only one single. He did not walk anyone and struck out three.

Kevin Rhoderick didn't pitch that well, but he improved his record to 6-0 when the Smokies scored two in the top of the sixth inning. Rhoderick allowed two runs on a hit and three walks over two innings. He struck out two.

Ridling finished his big day with a solo home run and an RBI double in the nightcap. He was 2 for 3 in the second game with two runs and two RBI.

Ha went 2 for 4 in the second game.

Daytona Cubs

Rained out.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs lost to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 3-1.

Brett Wallach started and took the loss, although he didn't pitch poorly. He allowed two runs on three hits over five innings. Wallach walked two and struck out five.

Second baseman Rubi Silva was 2 for 4 with a triple. Right fielder Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 4.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were swept by the Tri-City Dust Devils, 3-0.

Starting pitcher Yao-Lin Wang pitched very well, but took the loss anyway. He allowed two runs on only two hits, including a solo home run, over five innings. He did not walk anyone and struck out eight.

Right fielder Reggie Golden went 2 for 3 with a double.

AZL Cubs

Day off.

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