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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 11

Iowa had their win streak stopped, but Daytona won their third straight to take a 3.5 game lead in their division. Boise splits a pair despite five hits from Kris Bryant.

Rock Shoudlers
Rock Shoudlers
Al Yellon

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were mauled by the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants), 4-1.

Starter Yoanner Negrin pitched well, but he got the loss anyway. Negrin allowed three runs, but only one earned. over six innings. Negrin surrendered five hits and walked one batter. He struck out seven.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha hit an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning to extend his hitting streak to 13 games. Ha was I for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies played two innings before the heavens opened up. They'll finish the game with the Biscuits tomorrow with a 1-0 lead going into the third inning. Then they'll play a seven-inning game after that.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cub stopped the Tampa Yankees, 5-4.

Corey Black shut down his former teammates for five scoreless innings as he got his first Cubs win. Black gave up five hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Daytona had a 5-1 lead going into the top of the ninth, but Armando Rivera allowed three runs and had the tying run on second before getting a strikeout and groundout to end the game. Two of Rivera's three runs were unearned, thanks to errors by Ben Carhart and Dustin Geiger.

DH Taiwan Easterling gave Daytona a 1-0 lead with a solo home run in the third inning, his third of the season. Easterling was 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base.

Left fielder Anthony Giansanti went 3 for 5 with two RBI and one run scored. Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 3 for 5 with a stolen base. He also scored a run.

Second baseman Wes Darvill was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were lost in the maize of the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 8-4.

Starter Tayler Scott started and took the loss. Scott went five innings and allowed six runs on six hits, although only three of the six runs were earned. Scott walked two and struck out six.

Left fielder Reggie Golden was 2 for 5 with an RBI double.

First baseman Rock Shoulders and shortstop Marco Hernandez were both 2 for 5 with a run scored.

DH Dan Vogelbach went 1 for 2 with three walks.

Naturally, don't forget to check out Al's take on the game.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks split a day-night doubleheader with the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), winning the day game 3-1 and losing the nightcap 6-5.

In game one, Jose Rosario threw the first five innings and allowed only one unearned run on three hits. Rosario walked three and struck out five.

Jose Arias relieved Rosario and got the win with three scoreless innings. Arias was touched for three hits but didn't walk anyone. Arias struck out one.

Tyler Bremer tossed a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. He gave up a one-out walk, but no other baserunners. Bremer had one strikeout.

In the bottom of the first inning, Boise took a 1-0 lead when second baseman Danny Lockhart tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Kris Bryant. Lockhart was 1 for 4 and Bryant was 2 for 3.

Right fielder Yasiel Balageurt went 2 for 4 with one run scored.

In the second game, starter Juan Paniagua pitched three innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out five.

Sam Wilson entered the game in the seventh inning and gave up a run on a walk, a wild pitch and a single in the seventh to take the loss. Wilson's final line on the game was 2.1 innings, allowing one run on two hits. He walked three and struck out two.

We will see if it's his last game in Boise, but Kris Bryant was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a walk in the nightcap. He came up to bat in the eighth inning needing a home run for the cycle, but the Canadians pitcher threw him four straight ones out of the zone for a walk. Bryant had two RBI in game two. He also extended his hitting streak to 15 games.

Center fielder Kevin Encarnacion went 3 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and had two batted in. Catcher Justin Marra was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored.

There is just something right in the universe when you can see a Gretzky tormenting Vancouver. Tonight Trevor Gretzky was 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Rangers, 5-4.