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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 18

Sure. My internet is out all night and then comes back on just as I'm going to bed.

Iowa Cubs

The I-Cubs were dammed by the Portland Beavers 6-3.

Starter Jeff Samardzija tossed four shutout innings tonight, allowing only one hit. He walked two and struck out three. The bullpen let him down, however. Justin Berg got credited with the loss after allowing two runs in the one inning he pitched.

Shortstop Andres Blanco had another 3 for 4 game with a run scored. He also stole a base. First baseman Matt Craig was also 3 for 4. Craig had two RBI. Micah Hoffpauir was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. Second baseman Darwin Barney went 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennesee Smokies snuck past the Chattanooga Lookouts, 2-1 on a Tyler Colvin solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.

Starter Jeremy Papelbon allowed only one unearned run tonight. He went six innings and allowed only four hits. Papelbon walked one and struck out six.

Brian Schlitter entered the game with two on and two out in the top of the ninth. He walked the bases loaded before getting a fly out to end the inning. He picked up the win when the Smokies scored in the bottom of the ninth.

Colvin's game-winning home run was his tenth in Tennessee. Colvin was 1 for 4.

Catcher Welington Castillo's 11th home run accounted for the other Smokies run. Castillo was 2 for 3 with a stolen base. Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 4 with a double.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split another double-header with the Tampa Yankees, winning the first game 5-4 and dropping the second game 1-0.

Chris Siegfried got the win in the first game in relief. Siegfried allowed one run on two hits over 2.1 innings. Siefgfried walked one and struck out two.

David Cales pitched a perfect bottom of the seventh to get his thirteenth save. He struck out one.

Four D-Cub hitters were 2 for 4 in the first game: RF Brandon Guyer, DH Josh Vitters, first baseman Mark Reed and catcher Luis Flores. Guyer and Vitters each scored a run, Flores had a double and two RBI. Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt went 2 for 3 with a walk. Wyatt had two RBI and scored twice as well.

In the second game, starter Oswaldo Martinez pitched 3.1 shutout innings. He allowed two hits an a walk while fanning two. Mike Perconte pitched 2.2 innings of relief, but got the loss when he allowed a walk, a stolen base and a game-ending single in the bottom of the seventh.

Right fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 3.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs are red hot right now. Tonight they crushed the Quad City River Bandits, 14-1.

Jeffry Antigua started, went six innings and picked up the win. Antigua allowed only one run. He surrendered three hits, walked one and struck out four.

Left fielder Nelson Perez hit home run #10 in the sixth inning. Perez was 1 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice and had three RBI. Right fielder Kyler Burke hit home run #12 in the seventh. Burke went 2 for 3 and also had, naturally, a double. Burke had four RBI total and scored three times.

Shortstop DJ LeMaheiu went 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored. Catcher Michael Brenly went 2 for 4 with a double. Brenly scored once and had two RBI.

Tempers flared in this game as there were a couple of bench-clearing incidents, although apparently no punches were thrown either time. The first was after the QC pitcher threw three balls at Brett Jackson, hitting him the third time. The second was when Erik Hamren retaliated in the next half inning. Hamren was ejected.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks lost to the Spokane Indians, 6-1.

Hawk pitchers gave up 16 hits tonight, and that's about all I want to say about this game.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Royals, 7-6 in ten innings.