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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 15

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Strong pitching throughout the system.

Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs 86'd the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 6-1.

Carlos Pimentel started and collected his tenth win after allowing only one run on four hits over seven innings. Pimentel struck out six and walked two. Pimentel was also 1 for 2 with a sac fly and two total RBI.

Right fielder John Andreoli hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning to give Iowa a 4-1 lead. Andreoli was a perfect 2 for 2 with two walks and three RBI.

First baseman Mike Baxter went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored. Catcher Taylor Teagarden was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Left fielder Adron Chambers was 2 for 3 with a walk. Chambers scored once and had one RBI.

Shortstop Javier Baez was 2 for 5.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies blinded the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 4-1.

Starter Ryan Williams won his system-high 12th game tonight and eighth for the Smokies. Williams pitched six innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out four.

P.J. Francescon threw a perfect ninth inning for his 19th save. He struck out two.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his fourth of the season. Hannemann was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

DH Stephen Bruno was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI infield single.

Left fielder Albert Almora doubled and scored in the fifth inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. He was 1 for 5.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans declawed the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 4-1.

Pelicans starter Paul Blackburn was magnificent tonight. He really only made one mistake, a solo home run in the fourth inning. Blackburn pitched seven innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He struck out nine and walked no one as he improved his record to 6-4.

David Garner struck out all three batters he faced in the ninth inning for his second save of the season and first of the Pelicans.

First baseman Chesny Young led off the bottom of the first inning with a double and would later score on a double play. Young was 1 for 2 with two walks.

Left fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 4 with an RBI triple in the seventh inning. He scored once.

The Pelicans scored their four runs tonight on only four hits, thanks in part to drawing seven walks.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were poisoned by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 4-3.

Jake Stinnett started and took the loss. Stinnett allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings. The encouraging stat is that Stinnett struck out eight and walked only one.

Second baseman David Bote went 2 for 4 with two doubles. He scored once.

Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 4 with a double.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds outlasted the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 4-3 in 12 innings.

Ems starter Adbert Alzolay had allowed only one hit over the first five innings, but he gave up three runs on two home runs in the sixth. His final line for the night was six innings pitched, allowing three runs on three hits. Alzolay walked three and struck out four.

Eloy Jimenez drove home pinch-runner Kevonte Mitchell with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 12th to end the game. Jimenez was 0 for 4 with a walk.

First baseman Blake Headley was 2 for 3 with a sac bunt and a sac fly.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Giants, 5-0.

Dan Vogelbach played five innings at first base in this game and went 2 for 2.