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Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 14

Two losses, two rainouts.


Not much good news today. However, contrary to reports on other websites, Albert Almora did NOT pass out on the field today.

Iowa Cubs

The I-Cubs were rained out in Memphis. They'll play a doubleheader on May 28.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were subdued by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-4.

Starter C.J. Edwards went five innings and gave up three runs on five hits, including a solo home run in the second inning. That home run was only the second that Edwards has allowed as a professional.  Edwards did strike out seven and walked only one.

Tony Zych blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning and took the loss. Zych pitched 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, although one of the hits was a fly ball that Jae-Hoon Ha misplayed into a triple. Zych neither walked nor struck anyone out.

First baseman Dustin Geiger hit a solo home run in the second inning, his fourth of the season. He also hit a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth that brought the winning run to the plate, but Ha struck out to end the game. Geiger was 2 for 4.

Catcher Rafael Lopez hit his first home run of the season with the bases empty in the fifth inning. Lopez was 2 for 3 with two RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were shut out by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 1-0.

Felix Pena saw his record drop to 0-3 despite throwing a complete-game three hitter. Pena allowed one run on three hits over eight innings. He walked two and struck out one.

In all three games Pena has started this season, the D-Cubs have lost 1-0. Pena is 0-3 despite a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings.

Second baseman Tim Saunders went 3 for 5 with a double. First baseman Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Albert Almora exited this game in the fifth inning because of a bloody nose that wouldn't stop. It wasn't any more serious than that. But as I wrote on Twitter, you can't play baseball with toilet paper shoved up both nostrils.

Kane County Cougars

Rained out at Bowling Green. Doubleheader tomorrow.