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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 3

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Wins for Iowa and Myrtle Beach.

Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Congratulations to Donnie Dewees, who won the vote for the BCB Minor League Player of the Month. It does appear that Dewees has a lot of friends and family because he got over 4,000 votes in a poll that normally gets around 2 or 3 hundred votes total. But if you're one of the Dewees fans who voted, welcome to Bleed Cubbie Blue. You'll find that everyone here wants Donnie Dewees to have a long and successful baseball career.

My vote would have gone to Chesny Young, who was named the Southern League Player of the Month today. But Dewees was a worthy winner or I wouldn't have put him up for nomination.

You can still vote for the Minor League Pitcher of the Month.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs sounded better than the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 2-1.

Starter Ryan Williams collected his third win after he gave up just one run on six hits over six innings. Williams struck out four and walked no one.

Spencer Patton got his fourth save with a scoreless ninth inning. Patton allowed a leadoff walk, but after he was sacrificed over to second base, the runner never advanced any further. Patton struck out one.

All of Iowa's runs came on a two-run home run by second baseman Arismendy Alcantara in the top of the seventh inning. It was his second home run this year. Alcantara was 1 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

On the way home from Biloxi. They'll play Mississippi tomorrow at Smokies Park.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans dashed the hopes of the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 5-2.

Jonathan Martinez improved his record to 2-1 after allowing just one run on two hits over six innings. The run came on a solo home run in the sixth inning. Martinez struck out four and walked two.

Jose Rosario entered the game with two outs in the eighth inning and a man on third. He got a ground out to end the threat there and then three groundouts in a perfect ninth inning for his second save.

Shortstop Gleyber Torres gave the Pelicans an early lead with a solo home run in the top of the first inning. It was his second home run this year. Torres was 2 for 4 with a walk. Torres is almost over the Mendoza line, now batting .198 after a terrible start to the season.

DH Shawon Dunston Jr. went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and a walk. Dunston had one RBI. Shawon-O-Meter 2.0: .211 and rising.

Right fielder Rashad Crawford went 2 for 3 with a double and two walks. Crawford also stole two bases. He scored once and had one RBI.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 5 with a double and a steal. He scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were poisoned by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 5-4.

Ryan Kellogg was outstanding over the first five innings. Kellogg did not allow a run. He gave up five hits but he didn't walk anyone. Kellogg struck out five.

Greyfer Eregua took over for Kellogg in the seventh inning with a 4-0 lead and retired the side in order. But then disaster struck when he pitched the eighth inning. Eregua allowed five runs in the eighth on four hits, including two home runs. He didn't walk anyone but he did hit a batter. Eregua struck out three in his two innings of work.

DH Matt Rose hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. It was his second of the season and made the score 4-0. Rose was 1 for 4.

Catcher P.J. Higgins was 2 for 4 with a double.