Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 27

Dan Vogelbach - Sue Skowronski

Memorial Day weekend ends and the Iowa Cubs win streak ends as well. But Tennessee and Kane County start winning streaks of their own.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were not OK against the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 4-3, snapping their five game winning streak.

Oklahoma City scored all four runs in the third inning off of starter Guillermo Moscoso, who took his second loss of the season. Moscoso pitched five innings and allowed four hits, all of them in that four-run third. Moscoso walked four (two in the third inning) and struck out six.

Brian Schlitter threw two scoreless innings in his first game with Iowa since 2010. He allowed two hits and struck out three.

First baseman Brett Lillibridge hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his third home run of the season. Lillibridge was 1 for 4.

Right fielder Brian Bogusevic had a double and two walks in a 1 for 2 game. He scored the other two Iowa runs.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies outshone the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 8-6.

Starting pitcher Matt Loosen allowed three home runs today, two solo and one two-run home run. That accounts for all four of the runs he allowed over six innings. Loosen gave up eight hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Tony Zych got the win in relief after Tennessee scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth. Zych pitched two scoreless innings and allowed one hit. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Those two runs in the eighth scored on a home run by second baseman Ronald Torreyes, and he certainly picked a good time to hit his first of the season. Torreyes was 2 for 5 with three RBI.

Left fielder Ty Wright was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored twice. Catcher Chad Noble went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored on the Torreyes home run.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored once and knocked one in.

Daytona Cubs

Had the day off like most of the rest of you.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars overturned the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 8-4.

Michael Heesch pitched the first six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Steve Perakslis pitched the final three innings and got the win in relief. He gave up one unearned run on one hit. He walked one and struck out three.

The Cougars took the lead for good with a five-run eighth inning. DH Dan Vogelbach hit a two-run home run as part of that five-run inning. It was Vogelbach's sixth "Vogelbomb" of the season. He was 3 for 5 and scored twice.

Oliver Zapata was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Albert Almora exited this game after the third inning with a hamstring injury. However, he wrote on Twitter after the game:

So he thinks he'll be back soon, at least.

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