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Cubs Minor League Wrap--April 21

Smokies catcher Robinson Chirinos was named Southern League Hitter of the Week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were pecked by the Memphis Redbirds, 6-5.

Casey Coleman had his first bad start of the season this afternoon. He pitched 5.2 innings and gave up all six runs. He surrendered seven hits and one walk. Coleman fanned three Redbirds.

Left fielder Brad Snyder hit two home runs for the I-Cubs today, providing most of their offense. Snyder was 4 for 5 with a double and the two home runs, both of which were solo shots. Snyder had three RBI total and scored just the two times. Snyder now has three home runs on the year.

Third baseman Matt Camp was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

You'd think a little rain wouldn't bother a team called the Carolina Mudcats, although I understand why it might bother the Smokies.

Daytona Cubs

Daytona was shut down by the Tampa Yankees, 4-1.

Starter Christopher Archer had a bad case of gopheritis tonight, giving up two home runs in the four innings he pitched. Archer allowed three runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out four.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu had two of the D-Cubs three hits. His line was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were today's only winner as they trapped the Kane County Cougars, 4-2.

Starter Trey McNutt threw five strong innings today, allowing only one run on five hits. He walked one and struck out five. Steven Grife got the win with two innings of relief. He allowed one run on one hit, which was a solo home run. He walked two and struck out one.

Jordan Latham's fifth save gave him the Midwest League lead in saves. Latham pitched a scoreless final two frames. allowing only one hit. He struck out four and walked two.

Third baseman Matt Cerda had a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh was the margin of victory today. Cerda was 2 for 4. Cerda is hitting .340 on the young season.