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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 17

Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs and got promoted. Javy Baez hit one and stayed where he is.


In case you haven't heard, after Boise's game today, Kyle Schwarber was promoted to Kane County.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were yipped to death by the El Paso Chihuahuas (Padres), 8-5.

Starter Eric Jokisch took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings. Joskisch walked two and struck out ten, tying a career high.

I think he pitches better when he strikes out fewer batters. I didn't check the numbers on that though.

Shortstop Javier Baez hit a three-run blast to dead center field in the eighth inning to get Iowa to within three runs. It was Baez's 11th home run of the season. Baez was 1 for 4.

Chris Valaika hit a solo home run in the second inning, his sixth of these season. Valaika was 2 for 4.

Right fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The North Division All-Stars lost to the South Division All-Stars, 6-4.

Kris Bryant was 1 for 5.

Hunter Cervenka pitched two-thirds of an inning, allowing one hit. P.J. Francescon allowed a run on a hit and three walks in the inning he pitched. Armando Rivero pitched a scoreless top of the ninth. He allowed one hit and walked two.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were shut out by the Tampa Yankees, 1-0.

Rob Zastryzny seriously deserved a better fate than getting the loss. He allowed a run on two hits in the first inning when Dante Bichette Jr. doubled home Jake Cave. He then retired the next 18 batters in a row before giving up a two-out single in the seventh. He was pulled after that. Zastryzny allowed one run on three hits over 6.2 innings. He walked one and struck out six.

Daytona had four hits, all singles. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 1 for 2 with a walk.

Kane County Cougars

The West Division All-Stars crushed the East Division All-Stars, 7-0.

Jordan Hankins was the only Cougar to play in this game, and he was 0 for 2. Of the Cougars other all-stars, Will Remillard and Jose Arias were injured and Paul Blackburn did not pitch.

Boise Hawks

First-round pick Kyle Schwarber hit two more home runs as the Boise Hawks cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 12-3.

It was an easy win for Trevor Graham, who gave up one run on four hits over five innings. He struck out seven and walked two.

Schwarber played left field today and hit two solo home runs and also doubled in a 3 for 4 game. His first home run came in the first inning and his second one was in the eighth. He also walked once.

Schwarber's homers were just two of five the Hawks hit today and he didn't even hit the first one. Right fielder Jeffrey Baez hit a solo home run to lead off the bottom of the first inning. It was also his first Boise home run. Baez was 2 for 6 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Catcher Justin Marra was right behind Schwarber for offensive player of the day. Marra hit his second home run of the year in the second inning with the bases empty. He also hit two doubles so that he went 3 for 5 on the game. Marra had four RBI and scored twice.

All five home runs were solo shots. The fourth one was first baseman Danny Canela's first of the season in the sixth inning. Canela was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored three times.