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Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 22

Iowa was completely shut down, and won anyway. Tennessee had a big comeback win.

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Update: Late tonight, Jorge Soler was promoted to Iowa and Albert Almora was promoted to Tennessee.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs zapped the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 1-0.

Starter Dallas Beeler threw seven innings, allowing just six hits and a walk. He struck out seven.

Blake Parker threw a perfect ninth inning for his 21st save. He struck out one.

Zephyrs pitcher (and top Marlins prospect) Andrew Heaney retired the first 18 Cubs he faced. Matt Szczur broke up the perfect game with a single to lead off the seventh inning. Then Brett Jackson had a bunt single. After Javier Baez struck out, Kris Bryant walked to load the bases and Chris Valaika then walked to bring in the only run of the game.

There. You have all four base runners the Cubs had in their 1-0 win.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies came back from a 6-1 deficit to stun the Mississippi Braves, 8-7 in ten innings.

It was a rough start for Corey Black, who gave up runs in each of the first four innings. Black pitched 3.1 innings and allowed six runs on four hits. One of the runs was unearned. Black walked three and struck out three. He also hit a batter and had three wild pitches.

Hunter Cervenka kept the Smokies in the game with three scoreless innings, allowing only one hit. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out one.

Frank Batista pitched the ninth and tenth innings without allowing a run and got the win. He gave up one hit. He struck out two and intentionally walked one batter.

Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha won the game with a walk-off double in the tenth inning, scoring Pin-Chieh Chen. Ha was 1 for 4 with two walks and Chen was 0 for 3 with two walks.

The Smokies got back in this game with the long ball. First, first baseman Charles Cutler hit his fourth home run of the season with a man on in the fourth inning. One inning later, Dustin Geiger hit a pinch-hit solo home run, his 12th on the season. Finally, catcher Luis Flores hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game at 7-7. It was Flores' second home run of the year.

Cutler was 3 for 5 with three RBI. Flores was 1 for 5.

Right fielder Jorge Soler was 2 for 4 with a triple. He scored one run and had one RBI.

Jonathan Mota was 2 for 2.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were made to do penance by the Palm Beach Cardinals, 9-3.

Juan Paniagua made his Daytona debut and took the loss. Paniagua pitched four innings and allowed five runs on seven hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning. Paniagua walked two and struck out two.

Center fielder Albert Almora hit a solo home run in the eighth inning, his seventh home run of the season. Almora was 2 for 3 with a sac fly and all three Daytona RBI.

Right fielder Billy McKinney was 2 for 4 with a double. Third baseman Wes Darvill went 3 for 4 with a double and one run scored.

Kane County Cougars

Off day

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were put through the wringer by the Everett Aqua Sox (Mariners), 6-0.

Starter Trevor Clifton took his first professional loss after he allowed five runs on four hits over only 3.2 innings. Clifton walked four and struck out three.

Boise had three hits. Catcher Mark Zagunis was 1 for 2 with two walks.

AZL Cubs

Beat the Dodgers, 7-6.

Eloy Jimenez was 3 for 5 with a double and a home run.