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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 14

Hak-Ju Lee returns to the Chiefs and goes 4 for 5 with a double
Hak-Ju Lee returns to the Chiefs and goes 4 for 5 with a double

Iowa Cubs

The International League All-Stars pacified the Pacific Coast League All-Stars, 2-1.

The I-Cubs tried to carry their sorry PCL butts, but it wasn't enough. Thomas Diamond started and threw two hitless innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Shortstop Darwin Barney was 1 for 2 with the lone PCL RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Chattanooga Lookouts couldn't see the Smokies coming, as the Smokies won 5-0.

Starter Chris Archer pitched another five shutout innings. He gave up three hits. He walked two and struck out four. Archer has yet to allow an earned run in three AA starts.

First baseman Russ Canzler had two doubles in a 2 for 4 game. Canzler scored twice and had one RBI. Second baseman Tony Thomas was 2 for 4 with a triple. He scored once and knocked two in.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were powerless before the Ft. Myers Miracle, 10-2.

Alberto Cabrera started and took the loss. He allowed seven runs on six hits over 3.2 innings. Three of the seven runs were unearned. He walked three and struck out five.

Third baseman Junior Lake was 2 for 4 with a double. He had one RBI and scored one run. He also hit the big 30 today: he committed his 30th error of the season.

Center fielder Jose Valdez went 2 for 4 with a run scored. Catcher Michael Brenly was also 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs blew a five-run lead in the top of the ninth, but a walk-off two-out home run in the bottom of the ninth by Nelson Perez gave the Chiefs a 10-9 win over the Dayton Dragons.

Frank Batista made his first start of the season and allowed two runs over three innings. One of the runs he allowed was unearned. Batista allowed five hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.

Corey Martin entered the game with two out in the ninth and the tying run at the plate. He gave up a game-tying home run. He then struck out the next batter to end the inning. It was his second blown save of the year for Peoria, but he got his second win when Perez homered.

The solo home run was the third on the year for Perez in Peoria and his fourth overall. Perez was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored two runs.

Catcher Luis Flores hit a three-run homer in the second inning. Flores was 1 for 4. It was his first home run of the year.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee returned from the Futures game and went 4 for 5 with a double. Lee scored twice. Outfielder Francisco Guzman was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored three times.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were beaten by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 4-2.

John Mincone entered the game in the fourth inning and got the loss. He pitched 2.2 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. He did not strike anyone out.

First baseman Richard Jones went 3 for 4 with a double. He had one RBI and scored once. Right fielder Alvaro Ramirez was 2 for 4.

I'm really liking Matt Szczur so far. Tonight he was the DH and went 2 for 4 with a double. Szczur only has about three weeks before he goes back to Villanova to play football for the defending FCS champions. Someone want to be in charge of sending him pictures of Joe Theismann's leg?

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Rangers, 7-6.