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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 27

An abbreviated schedule today with two losses.

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One announcement out of Tennessee: Cubs top pitching prospect C.J. Edwards announced that he wants to be called Carl Edwards Jr. from now on. The name change is becoming a trend now.

For the second straight week, Dan Vogelbach was named Southern League Hitter of the Week.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 7-0 in game one of a doubleheader. Game 2 was postponed because of cold and will be played as part of a doubleheader tomorrow.

Tsuyoshi Wada made another rehab start and it didn't go well, but considering the cold, the wind and the altitude in Colorado Springs, I'm not sure it means anything. Wada threw five innings and gave up seven runs on 12 hits. One of the seven runs was unearned. Wada struck out one and walked one.

Iowa had four hits and shortstop Chris Valaika had two of them, going 2 for 2 with a walk.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were uncovered by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 5-3.

Corey Black pitched the first six innings and allowed four runs on four hits, including a two-run home run to Adam Walker in the fifth inning. Black walked three and struck out six.

All three of Tennessee's runs came by a home run. Catcher Kyle Schwarber was hit in the side of the head at the end of the top of the sixth inning on a backswing by a Lookouts batter. Schwarber was down for a few minutes and spent a few more minutes in the dugout between innings getting treatment. When he finally recovered, Schwarber then led off the bottom of the inning with a tremendous solo home run to make the score 4-1. It was Schwarber's third home run of the year.

Schwarber went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Ryan Dent hit his second home run of the year in the seventh inning with a man on to get the Smokies to within a run but they'd get no closer. Dent was 1 for 4.

Dan Vogelbach's streak of reaching base in all 15 games he played this season came to an end as he was 0 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Scheduled travel day as they head to Wilmington.

South Bend Cubs

Scheduled travel day as they head to West Michigan.