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Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 25

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs plucked the Memphis Redbirds, 12-8.

Starter Robert Coello got about as ugly a win as you could get. He pitched five innings and allowed six runs on seven hits and five walks. At least he didn't allow any gopher balls. Coello struck out two.

Left fielder Lou Montanez is killing the ball down in the PCL. Tonight he was 4 for 5 with three doubles and his third home run of the year. The homer was a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He scored three times and had four RBI. So far this season, Montanez is hitting .438/.493/.750.

Right fielder Brad Snyder went back-to-back with Montanez for his first home run this season. Snyder went 2 for 5 with a double. He knocked three runs in and scored twice.

Catcher Welington Castillo was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. First baseman Scott Moore was 2 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got blinded by the Jacksonville Suns, 8-4.

Starter Rafael Dolis lasted 4.1 innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits. Dolis walked two and struck out two. Two of the runs charged against him were runners he left on base after he left the game.

First baseman Rebel Ridling was most of the Smokies offense tonight. Ridling was 3 for 3 with his fifth home run this season. It was a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Ridling also walked once.

Second baseman D.J. LeMahieu was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were the only Cubs farm team that hadn't been rained out so far this season. That streak ended tonight.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs guillotined the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) 14-3.

Hayden Simpson got the start tonight and went 4 innings and 60 pitches. He allowed two runs on five hits, including one home run. Simpson walked one and struck out three. If it means anything to anyone, the Chiefs broadcast team insist that one of the runs should have been unearned, as one hit should have been called an error in their opinion.

Eric Jokisch continues to be paired with Simpson and pitched the final five innings to improve his record to 3-0. He gave up one run on five hits in the five innings he threw. He walked two and struck out three.

The Chiefs scored 14 runs on 13 hits and none of them were home runs. Or even a triple.

First baseman Greg Rohan had two triples and three RBI in a 2 for 6 game.

Center fielder Matt Szczur went 2 for 4 with two walks. He scored twice and knocked one in. Second baseman Pierre LePage was 2 for 6 with three runs scored and three RBI.

Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. Gibbs scored twice. Third baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He scored twice. Left fielder Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 4 with a walk. He had one RBI and he scored once.