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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 9

Some nice performances, but everyone lost.

David Banks

Lots of rain today. The Smokies were rained out and Iowa and Daytona had rain delays.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 9-6 on a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the ninth.

Dae-Eun Rhee pitched the first 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four.

With Iowa leading 6-4 in the ninth and Blake Parker apparently unavailable, manager Marty Pevey called on Marcus Hatley to get the save. And Hatley just failed to get anyone out before giving up the walk-off grand slam to Joe Sclafani. Hatley allowed five runs on four hits and a walk in 0.0 innings.

First baseman Mike Olt hit two home runs tonight, giving him four since his demotion to Iowa. The first was a solo home run in the sixth inning and the second was a two-run bomb that broke a 4-4 tie in the top of the eighth. Olt was 2 for 3 with a walk.

Third baseman Kris Bryant also hit a solo home run in the third inning, his 38th of the season and 16th for Iowa. That ties him with Joey Gallo for the minor league lead. Bryant was 1 for 3 and was intentionally walked once.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were rained out in Mobile again today. Doubleheader tomorrow starting at 1:05pm Central.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs lost a dogfight to the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 3-1.

Starter Tyler Skulina had a lot of control issues tonight, but he danced out of trouble repeatedly and he only gave up one unearned run over four innings. Skuilna allowed three hits, but he walked four and he hit two batters. He also had a wild pitch. Skulina struck out three.

Justin Amlung relieved Skulina and got the loss after he gave up two runs in the eighth, which was the fourth inning he worked. Amlung pitched 3.1 innings and allowed two runs on two hits. He struck out three and only walked one, but he also hit two batters.

Right fielder Rock Shoulders hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his 11th home run of the season. He was 1 for 2 with two walks.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars were canned by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 3-2.

Starter Tyler Ihrig took the loss after he allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. Two of the hits were home runs, which accounted for all three runs. Ihrig struck out two and did not walk a batter.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 4 with two doubles. He scored one run. Second baseman Danny Lockhart went 2 for 4 with a triple and he scored the other Cougars run.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks were buried under a ton of lava by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 16-3.

It's been a couple of years since I've done this, but let's just forget this game and move on. You can look at the box score if you want. I don't.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Angels, 3-2.