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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 23

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So AT&T and I are finally getting divorced. And I finally have internet service through Kabletown. I should be back to regular posting and tweeting shortly. Lucky you.

You guys were so fascinated by yesterday's Boise game that no one bothered to mention that they lost 9-8 in ten innings.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs tied a team record by hitting ten doubles as they beat the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros) by a touchdown, 14-7.

Alberto Cabrera started and got his third win for Iowa, although he did allow five runs over 6.1 innings.One of the five runs was unearned. He allowed seven hits, one of which left the yard. Cabrera walked one and struck out six.

The big doubles machine was first baseman Bryan LaHair, who hit four of them in a 4 for 5 game. LaHair knocked home five baserunners and scored twice. He was so good at the plate that I hate to mention the two errors he made at first base.

Center fielder Lou Montanez was 2 for 4 with two doubles. Montanez also walked once and scored three times. Montanez had one RBI.

Right fielder Brad Snyder went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three times and had two RBI. Finally, catcher Chris Robinson went 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 6-4.

Andrew Cashner started tonight and threw 23 pitches in two-thirds of an inning. He struck out the first two batters he faced, but then allowed three straight hits and two runs to get the loss. Most importantly, however, Cashner was hitting 99 mph on the radar gun and threw without pain.

Left fielder Rebel Ridling went 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBI.

First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 5. Catcher Steve Clevenger was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once.

Daytona Cubs

As I predicted, their game with the Tampa Yankees was rained out. They'll try to play a double-header tomorrow. Florida in August.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs were downed by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels), 4-3.

Luis Liria started and allowed only one run over 6.1 innings, and even that scored after he left the game. He surrendered two hits and four walks. Liria struck out four.

Yohan Gonzalez pitched the final 1.2 innings and took the loss when he gave up a three run home run in the seventh inning. Gonzalez was charged with three runs, two earned, on three hits and a walk. He struck out one.

First baseman Richard Jones hit his 22nd home run in the fourth inning with a man on base. Jones was 1 for 2 with two walks.

Second baseman Rubi Silva was 3 for 4 with a triple and two runs scored.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost for the second straight game in the tenth inning to the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 7-6.

Starting pitcher Ben Wells did not allow a hit until the fifth inning when he ran out of gas. In the end, he pitched five innings and allowed three runs on four hits, all in the fifth inning. Wells walked two and struck out two.

Charles Thomas took the loss after he gave up a run on a hit and two walks in the one inning he pitched. Thomas struck out one.

Second baseman Zeke DeVoss proved he can do more than just walk by going 4 for 4 tonight. He did walk once and score one run.

DH Paul Hoilman clubbed his 14th home run in the sixth inning with the bases empty. Hoilman went with a double and walk. He struck out the other two times he came to the plate. Hoilman had one RBI and scored twice.

Left fielder Willson Contreras went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Rafael Lopez went 2 for 2 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Diamondbacks, 9-8.

Tony Zych allowed an unearned run in an inning in his professional debut.