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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 4

Man, I never thought Boise, playing in the Pacific Time Zone, would be over before Peoria.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the New Orleans Zephyrs, 3-1.

Starter J.R. Mathes took the loss, allowing the three runs, one of which was unearned, over his six inning start. Mathes gave up seven hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three.

Right fielder So Taguchi hit his third home run of the season in the first inning to give the I-Cubs an early lead. Taguchi was 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were outslugged by the Carolina Mudcats, 9-8.

Starter Hung-Wen Chen only lasted three innings tonight, giving up five runs on six hits. Chen walked one and struck out three.

Brian Schlitter pitched the ninth inning and got the loss when he allowed an unearned run. Schlitter surrendered two hits. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Shortstop Starlin Castro was 2 for 4 with a walk in his AA debut. He scored once and had two RBI. However, it was his error in the ninth that led to the eventual winning run.

First baseman Russ Canzler was went 2 for 4 with a double. Canzler also had two RBI and scored once. Left fielder Ty Wright with a run scored.

Catcher Geovany Soto continued his rehab tonight with a solo home run. It was his only hit in three at-bats.

Daytona Cubs

Did not play.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs outlasted the Beloit Snappers, 7-4 in 14 innings.

Starter Chris Archer was long gone by the time this was over, but he was solid in throwing six shutout innings. Archer allowed three hits, walked three and struck out two.

Chris Huseby pitched the final two innings to get the win. Huseby allowed no runs on one hit. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.

Shortstop DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 7, including a two-run triple that broke the tie in the 14th inning. He also scored twice, including that third run in the fourteenth inning.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 3 for 6 including his first home run in the Midwest League, a three-run homer in the seventh inning.

First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 6 with a walk. Third baseman Jovan Rosa was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks were soaked by the Everett Aqua Sox, 6-4.

Su-Ming Jung started tonight and allowed one run on a solo home run. He gave up two hits total in his three innings of work. Jung walked one and struck out three. This is actually Jung's second appearance since coming back from an injury--I missed the first one in all the hullabaloo surrounding my move and my internet problems.

Josh Whitlock got the loss. He gave up one run on three hits over 2.2 innings.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee led off the game with his first professional home run. Lee was 2 for 4.

DH Robert Wagner hit his first home run in the fourth inning. It was a two-run home run. Wagner was 1 for 4 along with solving a murder alongside Stephanie Powers.

AZL Cubs

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