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Cubs Minor League Wrap -- August 8

If you're the type who doesn't click on the "keep reading" button, the Chiefs had a big offensive night.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs used a five-run sixth inning to shoot down the Reno Aces, 10-7.

You know you're living right when you give up seven runs as a starting pitcher and don't get the loss. Tonight that's what Mitch Atkins did, giving up the seven runs in 5.1 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Of the seven hits that Atkins gave up, three of them were home runs. Atkins walked two and struck out three.

Casey Lambert only faced two batters, but he retired him both and that was good enough for his first win in AAA.

Blake Parker pitched a perfect ninth inning to collect his twelfth save. He struck out one.

Right fielder Brad Snyder was 3 for 4 with a double. He scored three times. First baseman Matt Craig was also 3 for 4. He scored twice and had one RBI. Second baseman Nate Spears went 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were humiliated by the Birmingham Barons, 15-0.

I'm just going to ignore this game other than to say that Andrew Cashner had a really, really bad start.

Daytona Cubs

Daytona lost to the Dunedin Blue Jays, 3-1.

Starter Craig Muschko took the loss. Muschko allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out four. He really only made one mistake, a third inning two-run home run.

The D-Cubs only managed five singles on offense tonight.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs pounded out 19 hits while skewering the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 14-5.

Starter Alberto Cabrera got the victory with five shutout innings. He gave up only three hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Eight Chiefs had at least two hits tonight.

For the second night in a row, right fielder Kyler Burke went 4 for 5. Burke had two doubles tonight. He scored twice and had three RBI.

First baseman Rebel Riding was 3 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 6 with a stolen base and two runs scored. Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had an RBI. DH Jovan Rosa was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. He scored once and knocked one in. Catcher Mario Mercedes went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He also scored once and had one RBI.

Left fielder Nelson Perez had the only Chief home run tonight, a three-run jack in the fourth inning. Perez was 2 for 3. It was his ninth homer of the year.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks hung on to trap the Yakima Bears, 5-4.

Josh Whitlock started and threw three shutout innings. He allowed two hits. He neither walked nor struck anyone out. Eduardo Figueroa got the win in relief. He gave up one run over three innings.

Center fielder Jose Valez had a big night, going 4 for 4 with a walk and two stolen bases. Valdez only scored once though. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 3 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

DH Derrick Fitzgerald had a double and a triple in a 2 for 4 game. He scored once.

AZL Cubs

Crushed the Giants, 13-3.

Billy Muldowney threw two more shutout innings in his rehab appearance.