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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 18

A day late and a dollar short.

There was a massive miscommunication between my wife and AT&T. I don't know who's fault it is, but I'm going to blame AT&T for the sake of my marriage. The upshot is that I'm not going to have internet service at my new house until Wednesday.

I can come into my wife's school and do the wrap for tonight tomorrow morning. I don't know what I'm going to do Saturday or Sunday, but I should be able to come in on Monday and Tuesday.

I want to start a campaign for for Hak-Ju Lee to wear #25 so my Cubs road jersey will be up-to-date again.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Sacramento River Cats, 4-2.

Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx went six innings and allowed four runs on ten hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Second baseman Jonathon Mota was 2 for 3 with his first AAA home run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies fell to the Mississippi Braves, 7-6 in ten innings.

Chris Carpenter started and pitched very well for seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Luke Sommer took the loss in relief. Sommer pitched the ninth and then started the tenth inning but failed to retire a batter. Sommer pitched 1+ innings and gave up a run on four hits. He struck out one.

Left fielder Brandon Guyer remained the hottest player in the Cubs system in the second half. Guyer was 2 for 5 with his 12th home run of the year. a two-run shot off of Braves uberprospect Julio Teheran. Guyer also walked once and stole his 22nd base of the season.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs downed the Dunedin Blue Jays, 9-3.

Trey McNutt dominated the Blue Jays tonight, throwing six shutout innings and allowing only a single. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four as improved his overall record on the season to 10-0.

Third baseman Ryan Flaherty clubbed out his ninth home run of the season in the ninth inning. It was a two-run home run. Flaherty was 4 for 5 with a double and the home run. He scored twice and had three RBI.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three times. First baseman Rebel Ridling went 4 for 5 with a double. He had one RBI and scored once.

Catcher Mark Reed and left fielder Greg Rohan were both 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs beat the Burlington Bees, 5-2.

Nick Struck got the win with five innings of relief of starter Marcus Hatley, who is on a low pitch count. Struck allowed two runs on four hits but mostly, it was that one two-run homer that did the damage. Struck commanded the strike zone, striking out nine and walking no one.

Yoahn Gonzalez got the save with two shutout innings of relief. Gonzalez allowed one hit. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Left fielder Nelson Perez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his ninth of the season. Perez was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice.

Second baseman Logan Watkins went 3 for 4 with a walk and three RBI. Center fielder Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He had one RBI.

Boise Hawks

The Hawks came out on top against the Everett AquaSox, 4-1.

Starting pitcher Austin Kirk got the win, allowing the one run on four hits over five innings. Kirk didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Aaron Kurcz pitched the ninth and got his sixth save. He didn't give up a hit, but walked one and struck out one.

The Hawks hit three solo home runs last night. The first was by first baseman Ryan Cuneo, who also had a double in a 2 for 4 game.

The second home run was two batters later by catcher Jeff Vigurs. Vigurs was 1 for 4. In the fifth inning, DH Richard Jones hit his fifth for Boise. Jones went 2 for 4 with two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Padres, 8-1.