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Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 7

Daytona busted out of their slump in a big way. Iowa got crushed, but they did hit a few home runs.


Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were run over by the Oklahoma City RedHawks (Astros), 16-4.

Starter Carlos Pimentel gave up five runs in the first inning and two in the second. He stayed in the game took one for the team. He went five innings and allowed nine runs on 14 hits. He walked two and struck out one.

DH Manny Ramirez was activated off the DL today and hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his second of the season. Ramriez was 2 for 4.

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Third baseman Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run of his own in the sixth inning. That was his 37th home run of the year, tying him with Joey Gallo for the minor league lead. Bryant was 1 for 2 with two walks.

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Tennessee Smokies

Rained out in Mobile. That's almost Florida! They'll try to play a doubleheader tomorrow.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs destroyed the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 18-2. That's more runs in one game for Daytona than they had scored in their past seven games, dating back to July 29.

Tayler Scott cruised to an easy win, allowing two runs over seven innings. Both runs scored on a home run in the fifth inning. Scott surrendered four hits but best of all, he struck out seven batters and didn't walk anyone.

Daytona had 14 hits and 12 walks in this game. Three of the hits were home runs. The first home run was a solo blast by right fielder Rock Shoulders in the third inning. It was Shoulders' tenth home run this year. He was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Daytona scored seven runs in the fifth inning and the final three came on Dan Vogelbach's 13th home runs of the season. That was Vogelbach's only hit on the evening, but he did walk twice in a 1 for 4 night. He scored three runs.

Left fielder Kyle Schwarber homered to lead off the seventh inning, his 11th home run this year and third for Daytona. Schwarber had his first three hit game in Daytona as he went 3 for 4 with two walks. He scored three runs and he drove in three runs.

DH Billy McKinney was 3 for 4 with two walks to raise his batting average in the Cubs system to .330. He had one RBI and scored two runs.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 3 for 6 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Daytona had been shut out in four of their past five games coming into today.

Kane County Cougars

The Kane County Cougars got lost in the maize of the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 4-3 in 11 innings.

Starter Duane Underwood continued his solid season by allowing only one run on four hits. He struck out seven and only walked one.

After David Garner gave up two runs in relief, Jasvir Rakkar came in and kept the Cougars tied by not allowing a run over 2.1 innings  and stranding two inherited runners. Rakkar gave up only one hit. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.

Francisco Carrillo entered the game in the bottom of the 11th. He faced two batters and gave up doubles to both of them, giving up the winning run.

Second baseman Chesny Young was 2 for 5. He doubled in a run and scored in the fourth inning.

Boise Hawks

The Boise Hawks lost to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 9-5.

Starter Josh Conway took the loss after he allowed two runs, but only one earned, on three hits over 2.1 innings. Conway struck out two and walked one.

Catcher Mark Zagunis clubbed a two-run home run in the seventh inning, his second of the season. Zagunis was 1 for 4 and was hit by a pitch.

Second baseman David Bote was 3 for 5 and scored twice.

Shortstop Bryant Flete went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI single.

AZL Cubs

Split a doubleheader to the Padres. They lost the completion of a suspended game 5-3 and won the second game. 4-1.