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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 15

Only two games and they were both losses.

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I'm pretty sure Donn Roach never got teased about his name when he was a kid.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were derailed by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 3-2 in ten innings.

Starter Donn Roach kept the Zephyrs in check for six innings. He allowed one baserunner, a leadoff double in the fifth inning, whom he stranded on third. Roach struck out three.

The bullpen wasn't quite as good for Iowa. Blake Cooper allowed a run in the eighth inning and Blake Parker allowed a run in the ninth. Drake Britton took the loss when he allowed the winning run in the bottom of the tenth. Britton pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed two hits and a walk. He did not have a strikeout.

Second baseman Jonathan Mota was 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the eighth inning.  First baseman Chris Valaika was 2 for 4 with a double.

Kevin Brown broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning with a pinch hit single. Brown is now 3 for 4 in pinch-hitting opportunities this season, which is the only way he's gotten into a game.

Tennessee Smokies

They had their home opener rained out. Tomorrow will be Opening Night now and they'll play a doubleheader on Friday.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Also rained out.  Doubleheader on May 6

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs staged a major comeback, but they were too far in the hole and were boiled by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 10-7.

Jake Stinnett had a horrible start today. He walked seven, hit one batter and had a wild pitch before getting pulled after 2.1 innings. Stinnett allowed eight runs, five of which were earned, on three hits and all those free passes. He struck out two.

Infielder David Bote threw two scoreless innings in relief. He allowed three hits, but he walked no one and had two strikeouts. All in all, a much better outing than Stinnett.

After falling behind 9-0, South Bend did get back in the game with runs in the fifth, sixth and eighth along with a four-run seventh inning. Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI. Catcher Gioskar Amaya was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored.

First baseman Cael Brockmeyer was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored one run and had one RBI. Brockmeyer is hitting .409 on the young season.

Second baseman Chesny Young was 2 for 5 with one run scored and one run batted in.