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Cubs Minor League Wrap--July 10

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RHP Mike Perconte was promoted from Boise to Daytona. Outfielder Burundi Davis was moved from Arizona to Boise. Boise outfielder Cliff Andersen was released.

I'm travelling back to California tomorrow, so any posting tomorrow is likely to be late.

Iowa Cubs

The I-Cubs rode a seven-run sixth inning to a 11-5 beatdown in Bricktown of the Oklahoma City RedHawks.

Starter Mitch Atkins was the beneficiary of all this offense, getting the win despite allowing five runs on eleven hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out four. Atkins upped his record to 6-9.

Left fielder John-Ford Griffin hit a three-run homer in the third inning, his third with the Cubs. Griffin went 2 for 5 and scored twice.

The I-Cubs had eight straight men reach base in that sixth inning: seven hits and one walk. Right fielder So Taguchi was 2 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. Second baseman Nate Spears had three hits in four at-bats, including a double. He scored once and had one RBI.

First baseman Matt Craig and catcher Chris Robinson were both 2 for 5 with a run scored. Craig also had an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were extinguished by the Montgomery Biscuits, 15-1.

After I praised Casey Coleman last time out, he got rocked tonight for seven runs, five of which were earned, in only 3.1 innings. He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out only one.

Marco Carillo had a rough inning of relief, allowing five runs on five hits.

Left fielder Ty Wright his this fifth home run for the lone Smokie run. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.

DH Blake Lalli was 2 for 4 with a double. He also pitched the ninth inning, allowing two runs, one of which was unearned. He did strike out two, which was more than any other Smokie pitcher struck out tonight.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split a double-header with the Tampa Yankees, winning the first 2-0 and dropping the second one 2-1.

James Leverton pitched out of trouble in 5.2 shutout innings to collect the win tonight, allowing five hits and four walks, one of which was intentional. Leverton struck out one.

David Cales got his 11th save with 1.1 innings of perfect relief. He struck out one.

In the second game, Dan McDaniel took the loss, although he only allowed two runs on four hits over five innings. McDaniel walked two and struck out three.

Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt was 1 for 2 with a walk and a double in the first game and was 2 for 3 in the second game.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were edged by the Great Lakes Loons, 7-6.

Marcus Hatley started and got the loss, allowing all seven runs in only 3.2 innings. He gave up seven hits, two of which were home runs, and walked five. Hatley struck out two.

Austin Biebens-Dirkx then threw 5.1 shutout innings to close out the game. He gave up only two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.

Center fielder David Macias hit his first home run of the season to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Macias was 3 for 5 with two runs scored.

Right fielder Kyler Burke hit his sixth home run tonight, a grand slam in the fifth inning that cut the Loon lead to one. Burke was 2 for 4.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty went 2 for 4 with two runs scored. First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks were beaten by the Vancouver Canadians, 5-4.

Jeffry Antigua had a great start wasted tonight as he threw five shutout innings and only allowed one lone single. He struck out six.

This loss is all on Joe Simokaitis, who got rocked again for four runs in only a third of an inning.

The Hawks only had three hits tonight, but stayed in the game because of six walks and three Canadian errors. DH Burundi Davis was 0 for 2 with two of the walks. He also stole two bases.

AZL Cubs

Had the day off.