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Cubs Minor League Wrap - August 21

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Everyone lost tonight except, well you can probably guess who the only winning team was tonight.

Iowa Cubs (64-62)

The I-Cubs were battered by the Portland Beavers, 8-1.

David Patton made a rehab start tonight for the I-Cubs, but it didn't go as well as the Big Z's did yesterday. Patton got the loss by allowing two runs over his 2.1 innings pitched. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out one.

Shortstop Andres Blanco went 3 for 4 with three doubles. Matt Camp went 2 for 4 with a double. Second baseman Darwin Barney went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Barney was 6 for 16 in the four-game series in his hometown.

Tennessee Smokies (28-27)

The Smokies were spotted by the Chattanooga Lookouts, 5-3.

Casey Coleman gave up all five runs tonight in his five inning start. Coleman was touched for seven hits, he walked two and struck out four.

Right fielder Tyler Colvin was 1 for 2 with a double, a stolen base and two walks. That makes two games in a row Colvin has had two walks. Shortstop Starlin Castro went 2 for 4 with a stolen base.

Daytona Cubs (22-31)

The D-Cubs offensive woes continued as they were beaten by the Brevard County Manatees, 6-1.

Starter Jay Jackson pitched well, but didn't get any help. Jackson went five innings and allowed four runs, but only one of the four runs was earned as the D-Cubs made three errors tonight. Jackson surrendered seven hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out seven.

Left Fielder Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 3 with a triple and a walk. He scored once.

Peoria Chiefs (33-20)

The Chiefs are unstoppable right now as they cut down the Clinton LumberKings, 7-3 for their fifth win in a row.

Starter Alberto Cabrera picked up the win by going five innings and allowing three runs on three hits and three walks. He struck out eight.

Erik Hamren was perfect in the final two innings to collect his seventh save. Hamren struck out two.

Right fielder Kyler Burke hit home run #13 tonight, a three-run home run in the third inning. Burke was 1 for 4.

Center fielder Brett Jackson went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. Jackson had an RBI and scored once.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty tripled tonight in a 2 for 4 game. Flaherty also walked once. He had one run scored and one RBI. First baseman Rebel Ridling was also 2 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.

Shortstop Junior Lake went 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Boise Hawks (28-32)

The Hawks scored twice in the top of the tenth inning, only to see the bullpen unable to hold a lead. The Hawks lost to the Yakima Bears, 4-3 in ten innings.

Starter Robert Whitenack turned in a very good start, allowing only one run on three hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out two.

Second baseman Logan Watkins went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and had one RBI. Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 1 for 2 with three walks. He scored once.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Athletics, 10-9 in 12 innnings.

This game had some weather-related delays.

Dae-Eun Rhee pitched tonight. I unfortunately missed his earlier start last weekend where he threw two shutout innings. Tonight he was rocked for three runs in two-thirds of an inning.