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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 18

Iowa got the second half off on the right foot with a comeback win and Boise came back for their sixth straight. The Smokies comeback fell short and the misery continues in Kane County.

Donnie Murphy
Donnie Murphy

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs plated four runs in the eighth and ran over the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 6-3.

Guillermo Moscoso threw the first five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out five.

Yoanner Negrin pitched a scoreless bottom of the seventh and got the win in relief. He allowed one hit. Negrin did not walk anyone out and he struck out two.

The Cubs bullpen struck out the final seven batters of the game. Negrin struck out the final batter of the seventh, and then Eduardo Sanchez struck out the side in the eighth and Brian Schlitter got his 12th save by fanning the side in the ninth.

Shortstop Donnie Murphy hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to get Iowa on the board. It wa Murphy's eleventh home run. Murphy also hit a two-run double in the eighth to give him four total RBI in a 2 for 4 night. He scored twice.

Manny Ramirez was 1 for 4 with a strikeout for Round Rock.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies comeback fells short as they lost to the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 7-6.

Eric Jokisch started and took the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits over five innings. Jokisch struck out six and walked three.

The Smokies trailed in this game 7-1 heading to the bottom of the 8th inning, but they scored five times in that inning to make the game close. Right fielder Rubi Silva had a two-run triple in the eighth and he later scored on a Chad Noble ground out. Silva was 1 for 4.

Catcher Rafael Lopez closed out the scoring in the eighth with a solo home run, his sixth this season. Lopez was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

Would you believe they were rained out?

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were lured into the lake by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 3-2.

Jose Rosario started and took the loss. He pitched five innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He walked four, hit a batter and struck out three.

First baseman Daniel Vogelbach was 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks won their sixth straight game, 3-2 over the Everett AquaSox (Mariners).

Rob Zastryzny has yet to allow a run as a professional. He pitched the first two innings tonight and gave up one hit. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Scott Frazier gave up two runs in the seventh inning, but got his first professional win when Boise came back and scored three times in the bottom of the inning. Frazier pitched two innings and allowed four hits. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone.

Jasvir Rakkar got his first save of the season with a perfect ninth. He struck out two.

Boise took the lead when DH Cael Brockmeyer singled and then came all the way around to score, along with Rony Rodriguez, when the catcher tried to throw out Rodriguez at third after the throw from center field came home. Earlier in the game he doubled with two outs and was thrown out trying to stretch it to a triple. Brockmeyer was 2 for 3 with no RBI awarded on the play.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Royals, 3-2.