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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 11

A masterful team pitching effort for the Pelicans. The Ems blow the Hawks out of the water.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 3-2.

Starter Tsuyoshi Wada pitched 5.2 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out five. It was Wada's fifth loss of the season.

Catcher Taylor Davis hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his fourth this season. Davis was 2 for 4.

Outfielder Rubi Silva has been suspended for three games for violating team rules. No other explanation has been given (nor is one likely to come).

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were overrun by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 8-0.

Jeffry Antigua started and took the loss. He allowed six runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. Antigua walked one and struck out three.

The Smokies didn't have a hit until the sixth inning in this game. But Albert Almora kept his streak alive going 2 for 4 with a double. He has now had two or more hits in seven straight games.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans bleached the Salem Red Sox, 3-0.

Three Pelicans pitchers combined on a two-hitter. Jonathan Martinez allowed just one hit over six innings. He walked two and struck out two.

David Garner was perfect over the next two innings and got the win. Garner struck out one.

Jasvir Rakkar picked up his 14th save, He gave up a one-out single, but that was erased in game-ending double play.

Center fielder Trey Martin hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth, his second this season. Martin was 2 for 4.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 5 with two steals. He scored the first run of the game in the top of the eighth after an infield single, a stolen base and an RBI single by Cael Brockmeyer.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs lost a finger to the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 7-5.

Erick Leal didn't come close to repeating his not-legally-a-no-hitter start last time out. He took the loss after allowing six runs on nine hits in only four innings. Leal walked two and struck out two.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 5 with two steals.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds grounded the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 15-8.

Casey Bloomquist pitched the first two innings and allowed two runs on five hits.

Because Bloomquist didn't go five innings, Kyle Miller got his first professional win. Bloomquist threw two scoreless innings while giving up two hits. He struck out one and walked no one.

DH Ian Rice hit his first professional home run with a man on in the third inning. Rice was 3 for 6 and also doubled. He had four total RBI and scored three times.

In the fourth inning, shortstop Andrew Ely hit his first Eugene home run and third of the season with two men on. Ely went 3 for 5 with a double and the home run. Ely also had four RBI and he scored twice.

Second baseman Frandy Delarosa was 3 for 4 with a double, a walk. and he was hit by a pitch. Delarosa scored three times and had two runs batted in.

Left fielder Eloy Jimenez returned to the lineup and went 3 for 6 with a walk. Jimenez scored three times and had two RBI.

Catcher Tyler Alamo was 3 for 5 with a sacrifice fly. He had two RBI total. Third baseman Adonis Paula was 4 for 6.

AZL Cubs

Off day.