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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs delayed the Round Rock Express, 10-2.

J.R. Mathes started and got the win. Mathes gave up two runs on five hits over 6.2 innings. Mathes walked one and struck out four.

Third baseman Marquez Smith was 3 for 5 with a solo home run. It was his fourth of the season. Smith also scored twice.

First baseman Micah Hoffpauir was 3 for 5 with a double and a walk. Hoffpauir had one RBI. Center fielder Sam Fuld was 3 for 4 with a triple two walks. Fuld crossed home four times tonight. He also stole a base.

Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4 with two walks. Snyder drove in three runs and scored once himself. He also stole a base.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies tomahawked the Mississippi Braves, 12-5.

Starter Craig Muschko went six innings and got the win. He allowed three runs on four hits. Muschko walked one and struck out six.

Right fielder Russ Canzler hit home run number twelve tonight. It was a solo home run in the sixth inning. Canzler went 3 for 5 and came a double short of the cycle. Canzler scored twice and had four RBI.

Catcher Steve Clevenger hit his first homer of the season. It was a two-run home run in the fourth. Clevenger was also 3 for 5 with two runs scored and four RBI.

Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was 3 for 4 with a triple. Gonzalez scored twice and knocked two in. Left fielder Brandon Guyer went 2 for 5 with a double. Second baseman Tony Thomas was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Third baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 5 with a double. Vitters scored twice and batted one in.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs shut out the St. Lucie Mets, 7-0.

Dae-Eun Rhee had his best start since returning from TJ surgery, pitching seven innings and allowing only four hits. He didn't walk anyone either and struck out five.

Catcher Michael Brenly was 2 for 3 with a double and two walks. He scored twice and had two RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs blew a 7-1 lead in the 7th inning and lost to the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps, 8-7.

It wasn't Robert Whitenack's fault, as the starter allowed only one run over six innings. Whitenack gave up four hits, walked none and struck out four.

The bullpen melted down and Steven Grife got stuck with the loss. He entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied at seven and allowed a double, walk, and game-ending single to the three batters he faced.

DH Jonathan Mota went 3 for 4 with a three-run home run. Mota had four RBI total. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. Watkins scored once and knocked one in.

Right fielder Nelson Perez was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Center fielder Francisco Guzman was 2 for 4 with a double. He also scored once.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were terrified by the Tri-City Dust Devils, 13-3.

Starter Dustin Fitzgerald was abused for five runs on seven hits over only three innings. Fitzgerald walked two and struck out two.

Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 4 with a double. DH Matt Szczur was only 1 for 4 with a run scored, but that keeps his hitting streak alive at 15 games.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Giants, 5-1.