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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 7

The Cougars are starting to play some good baseball. Daytona gets a game in, although there was a rain delay, of course.

Willson Contreras
Willson Contreras
Jason Zenda

Light night tonight. Just a reminder that the final installment of the Top 20 prospects has been pushed back to Friday. Don't worry, we'll have plenty of other stuff for you to read tomorrow morning and the Cubs play at noon.

Iowa Cubs

Coming home to take on the Fresno Grizzlies tomorrow. Kyle Hendricks will make his Triple-A debut.

Tennessee Smokies

Coming home to take on the Montgomery Biscuits. Eduardo Figueroa is scheduled to start.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs played a game! Unfortunately, they lost to the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 6-5 in ten innings.

C.J. Edwards started and threw a scoreless first inning. He allowed a single to the his first batter but then retired the next three batters, one by strikeout.

Then there was an hour and six minute rain delay. (I said they played. I didn't say it didn't rain.) So Edwards came out and was replaced by Yao-Lin Wang. Wang allowed a run on three hits over three innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Jeffrey Lorick pitched three innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out one.

Austin Reed pitched the bottom of the ninth and took the loss. He allowed a leadoff single and then walked the next batter. After retiring the next batter who popped up a bunt, the two runners pulled a double-steal. The runner on third beat the throw home on a ground ball to short.

Shortstop Wes Darvill hit a three-run home run in the third inning. it was his third of the season. Darvill was 1 for 6.

Center fielder Zeke DeVoss went 3 for 4 with a double and two walks. He scored two runs.

DH Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars smoked the Burlington Bees (Angels), 7-4.

Starter Michael Heesch lasted 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. One of the three runs was unearned. He walked three and fanned two.

Sheldon McDonald allowed the tying run in the top of the eighth, but got his second win when Kane County scored three times in the bottom of the inning. McDonald allowed the one run on one hit and one walk over 2.2 innings. McDonald struck out four.

Stephen Perakslis grabbed his fifth save with a scoreless ninth. He gave up a leadoff single in the inning, but the runner never advanced past first. Perakslis struck out two.

The big blow in that three-run ninth was a pinch-hit RBI triple by Willson Contreras. Contreras would later score on a wild pitch.

Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI triple in the third inning. He also scored on a wild pitch in the eighth.

Catcher Carlos Escobar went 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Right fielder Jose Dore went 2 for 3.

Second baseman Gioskar Amaya was 1 for 2 with three walks. Amaya scored twice and had one RBI. He also stole a base.

Boise Hawks

All-star break. Paul Blackburn will pitch at Memorial Stadium against Vancouver.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Brewers 11-3.

Trey McNutt threw a perfect inning in a rehab appearance. He struck out two.