Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30

Quick! Someone photoshop a Cubs cap on Arodys Vizcaino! Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

So did anything happen tonight?

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got zapped by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 5-3.

Starter Chris Rusin took the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits over only 5.2 innings. Only one of the five runs was earned, however, thanks to errors by shortstop Alfredo Amezaga and third baseman Josh Vitters. Rusin walked two and struck out six.

Jim Adduci hit a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning. It was his seventh home run of the season and second for Iowa. Adduci also had a two-RBI double in the ninth inning. Adduci was 2 for 4 with all three Iowa RBI.

Right fielder Dave Sappelt went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored on Adduci's double. Amezaga was 3 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies swept a double-header from the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds), 6-3 and 3-2.

In the first game, Eric Jokisch threw a seven-inning complete game, allowing the three runs on five hits. Jokisch did not walk anyone and struck out two. Jokisch's record on the year now stands at 7-2.

Third baseman Greg Rohan hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, which capped off a five run first for Tennessee. It was home run number 17 for Rohan this season and his fifth for the Smokies. Rohan was 1 for 3.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 3 for 4 with a double in game one. He scored once. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He also scored in that five run first inning.

Shorstop Junior Lake extended his hit streak to twelve games (although it ended in the nightcap) by going 2 for 3 with a double. He scored two runs and knocked one home. Right fielder Michael Burgess was 2 for 3.

In game two, Casey Harman threw four shutout innings to start the game. Harman surrendered four hits and walked no one. He struck out two.

Frank Batista entered the game with one on and one out in the ninth inning and gave up a two-run home run to the first batter he faced. But he retired the next two batters to collect his 19th save of the season. Batista had one strike out.

The Smokies scored two of their three runs on Blue Wahoo errors. Third baseman Nate Samson was 2 for 3 and scored one run.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were not impressed by the Fort Myers Miracle (Twins), 8-4.

P.J. Francescon got the win tonight after six scoreless innings. He allowed three hits, all singles, and walked one. Francescon struck out six.

Ryan Searle entered the game in the top of the ninth with an 8-0 lead and made it close by giving up four runs, but he eventually got the final out with two on.

Second baseman Ronald Torreyes continues his hot July by going 2 for 5 with a triple and a stolen base. Torreyes scored twice and had two RBI.

Left fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 3 with two walks and his 41st steal of the season. He scored once. Center fielder Rubi Silva was 3 for 5 with a run batted in.

Catcher Rafael Lopez and right fielder Elieser Bonne were both 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI, although Lopez also scored two runs.

Third baseman Matt Cerda went 2 for 5 with a run scored and one batted in.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs lost a finger to the Beloit Snappers (Twins), 5-3.

Joe Zeller pitched the first 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out one. He also induced a ground ball double play in each of the first three innings.

Sheldon McDonald relieved Zeller and took the loss after he allowed three runs in the eighth inning. He only gave up one hit and one walk over 1.2 innings, plus the first three batters of the eighth. Only one of the three runs was earned. McDonald fanned two.

Second baseman Zeke DeVoss led off the bottom of the first inning with his fourth home run this season. DeVoss went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored two times and he had two runs batted in. Unfortunately, he also made two errors, including one in the three-run eighth.

Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 4 for 5 with an RBI.

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