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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21

Boise got back on the winning track and KC won a rare second game in a row. Iowa and Tennessee got shut down and Daytona lost another late-night marathon. Kris Bryant made his professional debut very forgettable.

Dan Vogelbach
Dan Vogelbach
Sue Skowronski

Iowa Cubs

The Iowas Cubs were stopped by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 3-0.

Barret Loux had five scoreless innings and only gave up three hits. It would have been more impressive if he hadn't walked five batters. Loux did strike out five as well.

Brian Schlitter pitched one inning, the bottom of the eighth, and gave up all the runs in this game on a three-run home run by Mike Olt. Schlitter gave up three hits. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.

Second baseman Logan Watkins had two of Iowa's four hits on the night in a 2 for 4 effort. He also stole a base. Third baseman Josh Vitters was 1 for 2 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies made six errors en route to a 8-1 shellacking by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins).

Starter A.J. Morris got the loss after allowing five runs on ten hits over five innings. Only two of the five runs were earned. Morris got one strikeout and walked one.

Tonight I'm going to list the six players who each made one error: Rubi Silva, Arismendy Alcantara, A.J. Morris, Justin Bour, Matthew Szczur and Javier Baez.

Alcantara, Baez and Silva were each 1 for 4 with a double. That was all of Tennessee's three hits. Alcantara scored the lone Tennessee run.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were beaten by the St. Lucie Mets, 7-5 in a game that was delayed by rain for 2 hours and 44 minutes and lasted until 12:30 am local time. (They even started the game an hour early.)

Starter Ben Wells pitched the first four innings and allowed three runs on five hits, including a two-run home run. Wells walked four and struck out three.

Yao-Lin Wang took his third loss when he allowed three runs in three innings in relief of Wells. Wang was touched for four hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Daytona managed to score five runs on only seven hits, partially thanks to six walks. Left fielder Zeke DeVoss went 2 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. He scored twice.

Tonight's marathon came the day after a Daytona game ended in a tie when it ran into the 12:50am Florida State League curfew.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars stripped the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays) 6-5 in ten innings.

Tayler Scott came off the DL and pitched the first six innings. He allowed three runs, two earned, on eight hits. He walked one and struck out one.

Michael Hamann threw the ninth and tenth innings without allowing a run and picked up his first professional win. He surrendered three hits and he walked one. Hamann did not strike anyone out.

DH Daniel Vogelbach sent the 5,226 fans at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark home happy with a walk-off single in the bottom of the tenth, scoring right fielder Reggie Golden. Vogelbach was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs batted in.

Golden was 2 for 5 with a double in the tenth and his fourth home run of the season in the second inning. Golden had one RBI and scored twice.

Second baseman Gioskar Amaya went a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored once.

Center fielder Albert Almora was 3 for 5 with a triple and a walk. He scored one run and had one batted in.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored one run.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks got back on the winning track with a 7-0 shutout of the Everett AquaSox (Mariners),

It was an great start for James Pugliese, who improved his record to 3-2 with five scoreless innings. Pugliese gave up only two hits. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out three. Pugliese now has a 13 inning scoreless streak.

Center fielder Shawon Dunston was 4 for 5 and had two RBI. Catcher Lance Rymel was 2 for 4 with a walk and scored two runs.

First baseman Cael Brockmeyer had a triple and a walk in a 2 for 3 effort. He scored twice and had one run batted in. He was also hit by a pitch.

Left fielder David Bote was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI. Third baseman Jordan Hankins went 3 for 4 and scored twice.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Dodgers, 10-9 in ten innings.

David DeJesus was 1 for 4 with a double.

Greg Rohan was 1 for 4 with a double in his 2013 debut.

Kris Bryant made his professional debut and was 0 for 3 with three errors. It's all up from here, Kris.