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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 10

Feast or famine for the Cubs system and Iowa and Boise dominated and Tennessee and Kane County were roughed up. Daytona just won.

Brooks Raley
Brooks Raley
Joe Robbins

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs shut out the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants), 3-0. It was Iowa's fourth straight win.

Brooks Raley dominated the Grizzlies for eight innings, allowing only two hits. He walked two and struck out three as he improved his record to 7-8.

After Chang-Yong Lim walked two batters in the ninth, he was relieved by Marcos Mateo, who retired the next two batters for his first save of the season. Mateo did not strike anyone out.

Right fielder Ty Wright was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Second baseman Edgar Gonzalez was 2 for 4

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha doubled home Raley in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. He was 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies couldn't put the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays) in the basket, 10-2.

Nick Struck made his first start for Tennessee after being demoted from Iowa and allowed four runs on four hits over four innings. He walked four and struck out two.

The Smokies had five hits. Jonathan Mota had a pinch-hit RBI triple in the bottom of the ninth.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs trumped the Tampa Yankees, 6-3.

Starter C.J. Edwards allowed his first ever home run as a professional when he allowed a two-run home run in the second inning. Edwards pitched 3.2 innings and allowed three runs on two hits and four walks. He struck out eight.

Zach Cates relieved Edwards and got the win when the Cubs took the lead in the fifth inning. Cates pitched two scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. He walked two and struck out two.

Frank Del Valle relieved Cates and went the rest of the way for a 3.1 inning save. He also allowed only one hit. Del Valle walked three and struck out four. It was his eighth save.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was a perfect 3 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and had one RBI.

Second baseman Wes Darvill was 2 for 5.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss had a two-run double that tied the score at three in the fourth inning. He was 1 for 5.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 6-0.

Starter Felix Pena allowed six runs on nine hits over 5.2 innings. Four of the six runs were unearned, however. Pena walked three and struck out three.

First baseman Daniel Vogelbach and right fielder Jose Dore were both 1 for 3. Those were the Cougars only two hits.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks won their fourth straight game, 9-2 over the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays).

Dillon Maples pitched the first five innings and improved his record in Boise to 4-0. He allowed one run on five hits. Maples struck out five and walked only one, which is the most important thing for Maples.

Corbin Hoffner pitched the final four innings for his first professional save. Hoffner gave up one run on four hits. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.

Shortstop Carlos Penalver's first home run of the season was a big one, a grand slam in the second inning. Penalver also doubled in a 3 for 4 night. He scored twice and "just" had the four RBI.

Right fielder Yasiel Balaguert doubled twice in a 2 for 4 game. He scored two runs.

Center fielder Kevin Encarnacion was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and had one batted in.

Left fielder Rony Rodriguez, catcher Lance Rymel and DH Trevor Gretzky were each 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored.

Third baseman Kris Bryant doubled in the fourth inning to stretch his hitting streak to 13 games. He was 1 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. He's expected to be promoted in the next couple of days, probably to Daytona but possibly to Kane County.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Rangers, 5-4.

Brian Bogusevic went 0 for 2 with a walk in a rehab appearance.