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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 21

Iowa swept a double-header thanks to Brian Bogusevic. Tennessee loses in extras and Daytona wins in extras.

Brian Bogusevic
Brian Bogusevic
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Dustin Geiger was the Florida State League Player of the Week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs took both heads of the Las Vegas 51s (Mets) double-header, 2-1 and 6-5.

In the first game, Brooks Raley threw the first three innings and allowed a run on two hits. He walked two and struck out four. Then Esmailin Caridad pitched three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. He walked one and struck out two.

Rafael Dolis pitched a scoreless top of the seventh and got the win. He didn't allow a hit and he walked one. He struck out three.

Right fielder Brian Bogusevic led off the bottom of the seventh inning with his third home run of the year, tying the score at one. He finished the first game 1 for 3.

With two outs and no one on in the bottom of the seventh, Brad Nelson walked and pinch-runner Edwin Maysonet went to third on a single by Ian Stewart. Then shortstop Donnie Murphy ended the game with an RBI single.

Both Murphy and Stewart were 1 for 3. Nelson was 1 for 2 with a double and a walk.

Cubs starter Barret Loux kept Las Vegas without a hit for the first five innings of game 2 as Iowa took a 5-0 lead. Unfortunately, he came out for the sixth inning and gave up his first hit with one out in the inning, an RBI double by Omar Quintanilla that scored Landon Powell, who had reached on an error. After Loux walked the next batter to load the bases, he exited the game. Loux's final line was 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on only one hit. Two of the runs were unearned. Loux walked three and struck out five.

Zach Putnam entered the game with the bases-loaded and one out and gave up three singles to score all three inherited runners and one of his own to tie the game at five. For that, he was the winning pitcher when Iowa scored in the bottom of the sixth to retake the lead. Putnam allowed one run on three hits over two-thirds of an inning. He did not walk anyone and both of the outs were strikeouts.

Blake Parker pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. Parker allowed a two-out walk, but no other baserunners. He struck out one.

The Cubs took the lead in the bottom of the sixth when center fielder Brian Bogusevic homered again, his fourth of the season. Bogusevic was 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored two runs.

Left fielder Darnell McDonald hit two doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He had two RBI. Right fielder Dave Sappelt went 2 for 3. He scored two runs and had two batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were doused by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 5-4 in 11 innings.

Starter Matt Loosen allowed a three-run home run in the bottom of the first to put Tennessee down early. But he didn't allow another run in his four innings of work. He was touched for four hits and a walk. Loosen struck out three.

The winning run scored when, with a man on second and two outs, Frank Batista uncorked a wild pitch and then catcher Jair Fernandez threw the ball away. It was the second straight game that Tennessee lost on a wild pitch. Batista pitched 2.2 innings and allowed the one unearned run on four hits. He struck out two and walked two, one of which was intentional.

Center fielder Rubi Silva went 2 for 5 with a triple and two RBI. Left fielder Tim Torres was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Shortstop Elliot Soto was 2 for 5 and scored once.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs scored five times in the top of the tenth to pound the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 7-2.

The only run allowed by starter P.J. Francescon was a solo home run in the sixth inning. He finished after surrendering five hits and two walks over six full innings. Francescon struck out three.

Frank Del Valle got the win in relief. He threw two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. He walked one and struck out one.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss broke the tie with an RBI single in the top of the tenth. He later scored in that inning. he was 1 for 5.

Right fielder Jorge Soler had a two-run single in the tenth. Soler finished 2 for 5.

Third baseman Ben Carhart was 3 for 5 with a double. He scored one run. Shortstop Javier Baez went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice. Baez has an eight-game hitting streak.

Catcher Chad Noble was 2 for 4 and scored once. DH Chadd Krist was 2 for 4.

Kane County Cougars

The Cougars are making their first trip back to the Cubs former affiliate in Peoria.

Albert Almora should play tomorrow for the Cougars.