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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 9

The big news tonight was the "Road to Wrigley" with the Iowa Cubs, but there also was a Josh Vitters sighting in Florida today.

Iowa Cubs

Al covered this one today. Thanks Al!

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies lost to the Birmingham Barons, 3-2.

Starter Hung-Wen Chen saw his record fall to 6-9 with the loss today. He gave up three runs in six innings, although only one of the runs was earned. Chen surrendered seven hits, he walked two and struck out four.

First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs were tarred and feathered by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 7-1.

James Leverton started and took the loss. He got rocked for five runs in only four innings. He gave up five hits and even worse, he walked five too. Leverton struck out two.

Third baseman Josh VItters played two innings today. He had doubled and scored the only D-Cub run in his only at bat.

Right fielder Jonathan Wyatt was 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs are before the fold today, and they responded with an 8-3 thumping of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers.

Chris Archer evened his record at 4-4 with five innings tonight, allowing two runs on only three hits. One of the two runs allowed was unearned. Archer walked three and struck out five.

Chris Huseby recorded his fifteenth save. Huseby pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty bashed his 16th home run today. Flaherty was 3 for 5 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Third baseman Jovan Rosa was 3 for 3 with two doubles. Rosa also walked once and he had three RBI. First baseman Rebel Ridling had a double in a 2 for 5 game. He scored once and had two RBI.

Wisconsin finally figured out a way to keep right fielder Kyler Burke from having four hits. They walked him twice, so he was "only" 2 for 3 with one run scored.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks caught the Yakima Bears hibernating, 9-5.

Kenneth McNutt got the win with 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. McNutt allowed only one hit. He walked two and struck out one.

Left fielder Robert Wagner had a double and his second home run in a 2 for 5 game. He had three RBI total. Additionally, he hadn't even been born yet when Hart to Hart went off the air, but is old enough to remember the Austin Powers movies.

Catcher Jose Guevara went 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. He scored once and had two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Enjoyed the heat on their off-day.