I'm hitting the road tomorrow, so tomorrow's Minor League Wrap won't post until Tuesday morning. And Al will probably be handling it. But there are only two games on the schedule tomorrow: Eugene and Arizona. So there won't be much to miss anyway.
The M-Braves have a player named KD Kang. Please let his walkup music be "Constant Craving."
The Iowa Cubs got run over by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 14-8.
Starter Drake Britton got hammered in this game, allowing 11 runs on eight hits in only 2.2 innings. Britton gave up eight hits, including two home runs, and he walked four. Britton did not strike anyone out.
Chris Valaika hit a two-run home run in the top of the second inning. It was his fourth home run of the year. Valaika was 1 for 2 with a walk.
Two batters later, Rubi Silva hit another two-run home run to temporarily tie the game at 4-4. Silva went 3 for 5 with three total RBI.
Arismendy Alcantara was 3 for 6 with a double. He scored one run and batted one home.
Junior Lake went 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He also stole a base and scored twice.
Christian Villanueva went 2 for 5 with a double.
The Tennessee Smokies downed the Mississippi Braves, 9-2.
Starter Ryan Williams improved his Double-A record to 3-0 after holding the Braves to one run on four hits over six innings. Williams struck out two and walked one. His overall record this season is 7-1.
Neil Ramirez threw one inning of relief in a rehab assignment. He faced three batters and struck all three of them out swinging.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. First baseman Daniel Vogelbach was 3 for 5 with three RBI and one run scored.
Catcher Willson Contreras was 2 for 5 and scored twice. Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 5 with one run scored.
Third baseman Mike Olt went 1 for 3 with a double and two walks in a rehab appearance. He scored twice.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans herded up the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 4-1.
Daury Torrez pitched the first six innings and also allowed just one run on four hits. Torrez struck out five and walked two and he got his fifth win of the season.
Jasvir Rakkar pitched the ninth and let the first two batters reach on a walk and a single. But he struck out the next batter and followed that up with a double play to end the game. It was Rakkar's ninth save.
FIrst baseman Jacob Rogers hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his ninth on the year. Rogers went 1 for 3 with a walk.
DH Chesny Young was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored one run. Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen also went 2 for 4 with a walk. Chen stole one base and scored twice.
Third baseman Jeimer Candelario was 2 for 4 and scored one run.
All nine Pelicans had at least one hit in this game.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs stopped the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 5-1.
Starter Tommy Thorpe got the win after tossing five scoreless innings. Thorpe allowed four hits, but he didn't walk anyone and he struck out five.
Jesse Hodges gave the SB Cubs a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third with a two-run home run, his fourth home run of the season. Hodges went 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Rashad Crawford was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
The Eugene Emeralds allowed nine runs in the sixth inning and lost to the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 9-8.
Jose Paulino was cruising along without having allowed a run in the first five innings. Then he started the sixth and he gave up one run on three hits before being pulled with two on and two out in the sixth. Paulino was relieved by Alex Santana, who gave up hits to the first six batters he faced, including a home run to batter number six, before getting a fly out to end the carnage.
The final line on Paulino was three runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out seven and walked nobody. The final line on Santiago was six runs (and two inherited runs) on six hits in a third of an inning.
For the second day in a row, center fielder Ian Happ hit a solo home run. Happ was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.
Varonex Cuevas was 4 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had one RBI.
Eloy Jimenez went 2 for 5 with four RBI. Ho-young Son was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored.