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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

The Boise Hawks won their tenth out of eleven games (and first game of the second half) and their third straight shutout. Kris Bryant had a rough debut, though. Iowa wins on a Edwin Maysonet walkoff single. Daytona splits and the Smokies fall.

Edwin Maysonet
Edwin Maysonet

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs derailed the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 1-0.

It was a strong five-inning start for Guillermo Moscoso, who allowed a single to lead off the game and not another hit the rest of the way. He did walk three batters and he struck out nine.

He was matched inning for inning by Zephyrs starter Brian Flynn, who allowed a leadoff infield single to second baseman Logan Watkins, who was thrown out stealing. He then retired the next 17 Cubs in a row until Watkins singled off him to lead off the seventh inning.

Brian Schlitter pitched a perfect top of the ninth inning for his first win of the season. He struck out one.

With two out in the bottom of the ninth, third baseman Edwin Maysonet, in his first game off the disabled list, singled home right fielder Darnell McDonald. Both players were 1 for 4.

Watkins was 2 for 4.

Despite being four games under .500 at 50-54, Iowa has a one-game lead over Memphis and Omaha for the division lead.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were quieted by the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 6-4.

It was a rough start for Eric Jokisch, who saw his record drop to 8-9. Jokisch allowed six runs on seven hits, including two home runs, over six innings. He walked two and struck out four.

Shortstop Javier Baez cranked a two-run home run in the sixth inning. It was his 22rd home run this season and fifth for the Smokies. Baez was 1 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs split a double-header with the St. Lucie Mets. They lost game one 5-3 and won the second game 7-0.

Starter Zach Cates couldn't get out of the first inning today, giving up all five runs in only two-thirds of an inning. Cates allowed three hits, he walked four and he hit a batter. Cates struck out one.

Cates's line would have been much worse if Austin Reed didn't pitch out of a bases-loaded jam in the first. Reed allowed only two hits in 4.1 innings of relief. He neither walked nor struck out a batter.

Second baseman Wes Darvill was 3 for 3 with a two-run double in the fourth.

Game two was all Daytona, as Pierce Johnson got his third Daytona win with five scoreless innings. Johnson allowed only three hits. He walked two and struck out three.

Darvill was all over game two as well, hitting a double and a triple in a 2 for 3 game. He scored twice and had three RBI.

Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first this season. Chen was 1 for 2 with a walk.

Kane County Cougars

Off-day. Short drive to Beloit tomorrow.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks had their third straight shutout victory, 6-0 over the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 6-0.

It was the first professional win tonight for Dillon Maples, who dominated Everett for five innings. He allowed five hits, all singles. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out seven.

First baseman Jacob Rogers hit a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his fifth of the season and second in as many nights. Rogers was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs batted in.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann came off the DL and went 2 for 4 with a walk and two steals. He scored twice.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was 0 for 5 with 5 strikeouts. Smart move. Keep expectations in check.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Indians, 7-2.