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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 8

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Catherine Deneuve in "The Umbrellas of Sheffield."
Catherine Deneuve in "The Umbrellas of Sheffield."

I, for one, welcome our new Rock Shoulders overlord. The 25th round pick agreed to terms with the Cubs today.

Cam Greathouse and Taiwan Easterling are still alive in MiLB's "Moniker Madness" vote. For some reason, this is important to Cam, so go vote for him.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs shut out the Sacramento River Cats (Athletics), 8-0.

Chris Rusin absolutely dominated the River Cats for seven innings. He allowed only six hits while striking out eleven and walking nobody. It was Rusin's second win for Iowa and fifth overall.

Center fielder Brett Jackson did not homer tonight, but he did go 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI.

First baseman Bryan LaHair hit home run number 30 tonight in the seventh inning. LaHair was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and just the one RBI.

Catcher Chris Robinson doubled twice in a 3 for 4 night. He scored once and had two RBI.

Center fielder Lou Montanez went 3 for 4 and scored once. Right fielder Matt Spencer was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored twice and had one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out. Double-header tomorrow.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 2-1 in ten innings.

Jeffry Antigua allowed a solo home run in the sixth inning, but that was the only run he allowed over 6.1 innings of work. He surrendered four hits. Antigua walked two and struck out eight.

Kyle Smit took the loss after allowing an unearned run in the ninth. Evan Crawford dropped a foul popup to the leadoff batter who later walked and scored. Smit pitched one-third of an inning and allowed a hit and a walk. He did not have a strikeout.

Right fielder Abner Abreu was 3 for 4 with a triple. Third baseman Matt Cerda was 2 for 4.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs creamed the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Angels), 8-2. (Get it? Creamed? Kernels? Oh forget it.)

Frank Del Valle started and got the win with 5.2 innings, giving up only one run on three hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.

Luis Liria gave up a run in the ninth on a solo home in the ninth, but that was the only hit and run he allowed in his 3.1 inning save. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.

First baseman Richard Jones hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning, his 20th this season. Jones was 1 for 3 with a sac fly and three RBI.

DH Taiwan Easterling went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored twice and had one RBI. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 3 for 3. He scored once and knocked two in.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks ended up with mud on their faces against the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 3-2.

Ben Wells started and took the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. Wells walked one and struck out two.

Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Dodgers, 2-1.