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Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 9

Rough day today, both on the major and minor league level. But one Cub farm team is still undefeated.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs missed catching the Round Rock Express, 13-9.

Robert Coello made his Cub debut and it did not go well at all. Coello lasted through four tough innings, allowing at least one run in every inning. Coello gave up seven runs total on eight hits, including three home runs. He walked four and struck out two.

Second baseman Scott Moore had a good day for the I-Cubs, going 3 for 4 with a three-run home run. Moore also doubled once and walked once. Moore scored three times and had three RBI.

First baseman Bryan LaHair homered for the second time in three games with a two-run home run in the first inning. LaHair went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had three total RBI.

Left fielder Lou Montanez was 2 for 6 with a double and a run scored. Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 5 and scored twice. Catcher Chris Robinson went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI. Shortstop Jonathan Mota went 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were caught looking by the Chattanooga Lookouts, 12-4.

Smokies starter Alberto Cabrera wasn't terrible, going four innings and allowing three runs on five hits. Cabrera walked three and struck out seven.

He was relieved by Hung-Wen Chen, who took the loss by giving up two runs on two hits in an inning of work. He walked one and struck out one.

Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 5 with a run scored and an RBI. DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4 with a double.

Catcher Steve Clevenger hit his first homer of the year. It was a second inning solo shot.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs improved their record to 3-0 by sinking the Brevard County Manateees, 7-3.

Aaron Kurcz made his first professional start and did a pretty decent job. He went five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. All the damage was a result of a fifth inning three-run home run. Kurcz walked one and struck out three while picking up the win.

Dae-Eun Rhee looked good tonight too, He pitched 3.2 scoreless innings, giving up just two hits and a walk. He struck out four.

Right fielder Nelson Perez was the big hero tonight with two home runs. He hit a two-run home run in the second inning and a solo shot in the sixth.

First baseman Justin Bour also hit his second home run of the year, a solo shot in the second inning. Bour was 1 for 4 with two RBI.

Center fielder Evan Crawford went 1 for 3 with a walk and two stolen bases. He also scored once.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs fell to 1-2 by losing to the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 12-9 in 12 innings.

Robinson Lopez got pounded for six runs on eight hits over four innings. At least he didn't walk anyone, although he did hit a batter. Lopez struck out three.

Yohan Gonzalez gave up three runs in the 12th inning to take the loss. Gonzalez pitched two innings and allowed two hits and issued two walks. He fanned three.

DH Pierre LePage had another three hits today in four at bats. He also drew a walk. LePage scored twice and had an RBI. Over the first three games, LePage is 6 for 9 with four walks.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. He also scored twice and batted two in. Third baseman Greg Rohan was 2 for 6 with an RBI. Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 5 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored once.

First baseman RIchard Jones hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning. Jones was 1 for 6