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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 30

The top three Cubs farm system teams all lost, but the Cougars and the Hawks chalked up victories.

Cougars Win!
Cougars Win!
Jason Zenda

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were stung by the Salt Lake Bees (Angels), 5-4.

Yoanner Negrin started and took the loss after he allowed five runs over 4.1 innings. He allowed nine hits, including a home run to the leadoff batter in the bottom of the first. Negrin did strike out six and walk only one.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. It was his fourth home run this year and third with the I-Cubs. Ha went 2 for 4.

Third baseman Mike Olt did have a single in a 1 for 4 game, his first hit since Friday. He did strike out in the other three at-bats, however.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were edged by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 9-6 in 13 innings.

Starter Yeiper Castillo allowed three runs, all unearned, on four hits over 3.2 innings. Castillo walked one and struck out two.

Tony Zych had 2.2 innings of relief without allowing a run. He gave up two hits. Zych struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Kevin Rhoderick took the loss after he had some major control issues. In 1.2 innings of relief, he allowed four runs, three of which were earned, mostly because of the seven walks he issued. He only allowed one hit. In his defense, one of those seven walks was intentional. Rhoderick did not strike anyone out.

First baseman Justin Bour was 3 for 6 with a double and a walk and an RBI. He scored in the bottom of the 13th inning as Tennessee mounted a comeback, but catcher Rafael Lopez, who was the potential tying run at the plate, lined out to end the game. Lopez had a good game otherwise, as he was 3 for 6 with a walk and a run scored.

Center fielder Matthew Szczur went 2 for 7 with two spectacular diving catches in extra innings. Szczur scored twice.

Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 5 with a double and two walks. Alcantara had two RBI.

Right fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 6 with a walk, an RBI and three strikeouts.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were turned into whine by the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins), 5-2.

Zach Cates started and took his ninth loss. He allowed two hits on one hit and three walks over two innings. Cates struck out one.

First baseman Anthony Giansanti hit his first home run of the year with the bases empty in the fifth inning. Giansanti was 2 for 4 with a walk.

Catcher Yaniel Cabezas went 2 for 4.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars skinned the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 4-2.

Justin Amlung pitched the first three innings without allowing a run. He gave up four hits. He struck out three and didn't walk anyone.

Nathan Dorris took the win because Amlung didn't pitch five innings. Dorris allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out one and also didn't walk anyone.

Steve Perakslis threw the final two innings without allowing a run for his fourth save. He surrendered two hits. He gave up two hits and walked one. He did not record a strikeout.

Right fielder Reggie Golden hit home run number six in the second inning with the bases empty. Golden was 1 for 4.

Catcher Carlos Escobar was 2 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored. Left fielder Oliver Zapata was 2 for 4 with an RBI triple in the eighth inning.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks scored five times in the sixth inning to clip the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 5-3.

Another two good inning start for Rob Zastryzny, who didn't allow a run and gave up only one hit. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Zack Godley got the win because he was on the mound when Boise scored five times. He gave up one run on three hits over two innings. Godley struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Scott Frazier got his first professional save with three scoreless innings to end the game. Frazier allowed two hits. He didn't walk or strike anyone out.

Third baseman Kris Bryant was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. First baseman Jacob Rogers was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Catcher Cael Brockmeyer was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Angels, 8-0.