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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 8

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Carlos Pimentel
Carlos Pimentel
Dylan Heuer

Iowa pitcher Carlos Pimentel was named PCL Player of the Month for June.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were drenched by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 7-2.

Felipe Paulino started and took the loss. Paulino pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on nine hits. He struck out four and walked two.

Catcher Kyle Schwarber hit a solo home run in the first inning. It was his third Iowa home run this season and 17th overall. Schwarber was 1 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were bounced by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 4-3.

Rob Zastryzny started and took the loss. Zastryzny went 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on six hits. One of the four runs was unearned. Zastryzny walked two and struck out five.

The Smokies scored all three of their runs in the eighth inning. Second baseman Sutton Whiting led off the eighth inning with a triple. Whiting was 2 for 3 with a walk in his Smokies debut.

Right fielder Bijan Rademacher drove home Whiting with a single. He was 3 for 4 tonight.

Catcher Willson Contreras tripled home Rademacher. He was 1 for 4. Left fielder Billy McKinney then doubled home Contreras. McKinney went 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were shut out by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 5-0.

Starter Michael Heesch kept the Dash off the scoreboard for five innings. He allowed four hits and didn't walk anyone. Heesch struck out three.

Before tonight, James Pugliese had allowed eight earned runs all season. Tonight he gave up five in just two-thirds of an inning. Pugliese was tattooed for four hits. he walked two and struck out two.

The Pelicans managed only two hits tonight.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were boiled by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 3-1.

It wasn't a bad start for Erick Leal, who allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings. But two of the hits Leal gave up were solo home runs. Leal walked one and struck out nobody.

All of South Bend's offense came on a solo home run by Jason Vosler in the sixth inning. It was Vosler's fourth this season. Vosler finished the night 1 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds downed the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 8-4.

Oscar De La Cruz started for the Ems and got the win after allowing just one run on two hits over six innings. De La Cruz struck out six and walked two.

The Ems scored all eight of their runs in the sixth inning. Left fielder Donnie Dewees was 3 for 4 with two doubles. Dewees scored twice and had one RBI.

Second baseman Frandy Delarosa also had two doubles in a 2 for 4 game. Delarosa had three RBI and scored once.

AZL Cubs

Are leading the Athletics 9-8 after seven innings.