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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 31

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The Cubs system lost all four games today.

Yoanner Negrin
Yoanner Negrin
Al Bello

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs couldn't be heard over the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 3-1.

Starting pitcher Yoanner Negrin took the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits in six plus innings. He allowed two runs in the seventh after he faced the first four batters and failed to retire any of them. Negrin walked one and struck out two.

Center fielder Brian Bogusevic was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 1 for 3 with a walk and he scored the lone Iowa run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were forced to swear fealty to the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 11-3.

Eric Jokisch took the loss after allowing seven runs on ten hits over five innings. One of those runs was unearned (but it was his error, so you know my feelings about that). He walked three and struck out six.

Hunter Cervenka got a rude welcome in his first double-A appearance. He was hit for four runs on five hits over two innings. Cervenka walked one and struck out one.

Third baseman Christian Villanueva was 3 for 4 with a double. He scored one run.

Right fielder Rubi Silva was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored one run and batted one in. Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs blew a 7-1 lead and lost to the Brevard County Manatees, 10-9 in ten innings.

Starter Kyler Burke allowed three runs on six hits, including two solo home runs, over five innings. Burke walked two and struck out six.

Starting with the sixth inning, relievers Eduardo Figueroa, Jeffrey Lorick and Larry Suarez all gave up two runs in the one inning they each pitched to blow the lead. Figueroa and Lorick each gave up three hits and a walk while fanning one and Suarez allowed one hit while walking four and striking out two.

Frank Del Valle finally broke the string when he pitched a scoreless ninth inning, but he allowed a one-out RBI double in the tenth inning to take the loss. Del Valle allowed three hits and a walk in his 1.1 innings of work. He struck out two.

First baseman Dustin Geiger hit a three-run home run in the top of the first inning to give Daytona an early lead. It was his sixth home run of the season. Geiger was 2 for 5 with a walk.

Right fielder Jorge Soler was 2 for 4 with two walks and a stolen base. He scored four times and had an RBi ground out in the top of the ninth to tie the score up at 9-9.

Second baseman Wes Darvill was 2 for 4 with a walk and one run scored.

Daytona lost despite drawing 12 walks and getting hit five times while striking out only four times. DH Zeke DeVoss was 0 for 2 with three walks. Center fielder Tim Saunders went 1 for 4 with three walks. Shortstop Javier Baez was 0 for 3 with a walk and was twice hit by a pitch. Third baseman Ben Carhart was 1 for 3 and got hit twice.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were shucked by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 5-2.

Jose Rosario started and allowed five runs on ten hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 3 with two walks. He scored once.

In his second game back, right fielder Reggie Golden gets mentioned in the Wrap for the first time in over a year. He was 2 for 4 with a double.

Albert Almora played today after missing two games, but he was 0 for 5.