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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 13

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Ian Happ hits a grand slam as South Bend wins. The Pelicans are a game out of first as they try to win both halves of the season.

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Arismendy Alcantara was placed on the temporarily inactive list. I'm not sure why.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were deafened by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 8-4.

Eric Jokisch made his first start off the disabled list and went four innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. Jokisch kept the ball in play as he struck out one and walked no one.

Drake Britton pitched the next three innings after Jokisch and took the loss. Britton allowed four runs on three hits and two walks (as well as one big three-run home run). Britton struck out five.

Second baseman Tommy La Stella hit a three-run  home run in the bottom of the second inning, his first of the season. Ls Stella was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

A comeback fell short as the Tennessee Smokies lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 4-3.

Pierce Johnson didn't pitch poorly at all, but he took his first loss of the season anyway. Johnson pitched six innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. Johnson struck out six and walked only one.

Trailing 4-1 going into the top of the ninth, the Smokies loaded the bases with no outs. They scored a run each on a single by Jacob Rogers and a fielder's choice by Wes Darvill. But with the runners on second and third and two outs and the Smokies trailing by a run, Jacob Hannemann struck out to end the game.

Hannemann was 2 for 5 tonight. Center fielder Albert Almora kept his hit streak alive by going 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans ran the Salem Red Sox through the wringer, 9-3.

Starter Daury Torrez got the win after allowing two runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked no one.

The Pelicans scored their nine runs on only eight hits, thanks in part to four walks and three Red Sox errors. Right fielder Chesny Young was 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored. Catcher Cael Brockmeyer was 1 for 2 with a double and two walks. He scored once and drove in two runs.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs overturned the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 7-1.

Starter Tommy Thorpe got the win after allowing just one run on four hits over 5.2 innings. Thorpe struck out five and walked three.

In the fifth inning, left fielder Ian Happ hit a grand slam to give South Bend a 6-1 lead. It was Happ's sixth home run and second for South Bend. He also had a sacrifice fly for five total RBI in a 1 for 4 game.

Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored twice. Center fielder Rashad Crawford was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He also scored twice.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were blanked by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 7-0.

Starter Justin Steele tossed two scoreless innings before exiting. He allowed two hits and one walk. He struck out three.

Jose Paulino relieved Steele and took the loss. Paulino pitched three innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out three.

The Ems had three hits, all singles.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Giants, 3-2.

Bryan Hudson made his professional debut. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning.

However:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saw Bryan Hudson tonight. Delivery clean, athletic for 6&#39;8&quot; guy. Threw 89-91, threw couple of good CBs (77-78). Could see talent, but raw,</p>&mdash; Appraising Arizona (@AZLBaseball) <a href="https://twitter.com/AZLBaseball/status/632053734202191873">August 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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