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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 4

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs defeated the Tacoma Raniers, 9-3.

Hung-Wen Chen got the start and his second AAA win. Chen allowed two runs on six hits over six innings. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI. He also scored once. Center fielder Sam Fuld was inspired by me putting up his picture yesterday to go 2 for 3 with a walk. Fuld scored once, had one RBI and stole his 18th base of the year.

Catcher Welington Castillo hit his 13th home run of the year, a solo blast in the seventh inning. Castillo scored twice and was hit by a pitch.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies devoured the Montgomery Biscuits, 3-1.

Craig Muschko scattered seven hits over seven innings to allow only one run. Muschko didn't walk anyone and struck out four. Muschko is now 6-3.

Kyle Smit picked up his first save in AA and his first as a Cub. Smit pitched the ninth inning and allowed one hit. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Third baseman Russ Canzler was 3 for 4 with two doubles tonight. Canzler had one RBI.

First baseman Blake Lalli went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored two runs. DH Robinson Chirinos had a double in a 2 for 3 night. He also walked once. Chirinos scored once.

Center fielder Brett Jackson and manager Bill Dancey were both tossed in this game. Jackson was 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were nailed by the Jupiter Hammerheads, 18-4.

Starter Dae-Eun Rhee pitched 5+ innings tonight and allowed five runs on eight hits. Most of the damage was done when he started the sixth inning and allowed a home run and two singles, both of which came around to score after he left. If you're looking for a silver lining, Rhee walked one and struck out six.

Catcher Mark Reed ended up getting the final three outs of this game, but only after he allowed three inherited runners and four runs of his own to score.

Second baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 5 with his seventh home run of the season. It was a two-run homer in the ninth inning. Flaherty scored twice and had three RBI.

Shortstop DJ LeMahieu was 3 for 5 with a double. He scored twice, but he also committed two errors.

First baseman Rebel Ridling went 2 for 4 with a double. Shortstop Junior Lake was 2 for 3 with a walk

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were poisoned by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 3-1.

Starting pitcher Francisco Batista took the loss. He went 5.2 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. Batista walked three and fanned two.

DH Brandon May was promoted from Boise and he went 1 for 4 with an RBI.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils, 7-0.

The Hawks pitchers only allowed two hits tonight. Starter Cameron Greathouse collected his first Boise win by going five innings and allowing only one hit. Greathouse walked two and struck out four.

Center fielder Alvaro Ramirez was 3 for 4 with a triple and three runs scored. He also had one RBI.

Second baseman Pierre LePage was 2 for 4 with three RBI. He also stole his fourth base. LePage is hitting .345 with an OBP over .400 this year in Boise.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Dodgers, 8-6 in ten innings.

With a game time temperature of 107 degrees, it was really too hot to play extras, guys.