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Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 4

The Smokies might not have had much offense, but Daytona and Kane County combined strong starting pitching and big inning offenses to win their sixth and fourth in a row, respectively.

Jorge Soler
Jorge Soler

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were rained out. I guess that's an improvement over Friday's snow out.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were blown away by the Mississippi Braves, 8-0.

Eric Jokisch's May did not pick up where his excellent April left off. Jokisch only lasted three innings after getting knocked around for six runs on seven hits. His control also abandoned him as he walked four. Jokisch struck out three.

The Smokies only managed four singles all game, and Jokisch had one of them. They never got a runner past second base.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs won their sixth in a row by shooting down the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 11-5.

P.J. Francescon improved his record to 3-2 after throwing six shutout innings, allowing just three hits. He walked only one and struck out five.

Starling Peralta allowed all five of Lakeland's runs, but luckily Daytona had a huge lead by then. Peralta gave up the five runs on six hits over 1.2 innings. He did strike out two and did not walk anyone.

Right fielder Jorge Soler hit his third home run of the year in the sixth inning with the bases empty. He was 1 for 3 with two walks and two RBI.

Taylor Davis hit a two-run pinch-hit home run in the top of the eighth. It was his first home run this season.

Left fielder John Andreoli hit two triples in a 3 for 4 game. He scored three times and had one run batted in. He was intentionally walked once. Third baseman Ben Carhart went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored one run.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars scored four times in the seventh inning to slay the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 6-1. The win gets Kane County to .500 for the first time this season.

Felix Pena dominated Dayton for seven innings, allowing only one run on four hits. Pena struck out seven and walked only one.

Catcher Willson Contreras blew the game open in the seventh when he came to bat with two out and the bases-loaded and delivered a three-run double. He then scored on a double by right fielder Bijan Rademacher. Contreras was 1 for 4.

Rademacher had two doubles tonight in a 3 for 4 game.

Center fielder Oliver Zapata put the Cougars up 1-0 in the third inning when he hit his second home run of the year. Zapata was 2 for 4.