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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 29

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Only the rookie league team prevented a sweep tonight.

Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

I want to thank Al for filling in for me yesterday. The internet from the hotel in Reno was worthless unless you paid for the upgrade. Also, I fell asleep as soon as I checked into the hotel anyway.

But I am in Boise and I will be attending the Emeralds game at the Hawks tomorrow night. I will try to Tweet updates from the game. I may even try to do some of that Periscope thingy. We'll see if I can figure out how.

I'm very excited about Jeimer Candelario and Eloy Jimenez being named to the "World" team for the Future's Game.

Iowa Cubs

Off day as they head to Round Rock for a doubleheader tomorrow.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies eclipsed the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 4-2.

Jen-Ho Tseng has been outstanding in the month of June, and he finished out the month in style. Tseng got the win after giving up just two runs, one earned, on six hits over five innings. Tseng walked one and struck out four.

Jose Rosario pitched a perfect ninth for the save. He struck out one.

Left fielder Bijan Rademacher was responsible for three of the Smokies runs tonight. Rademacher hit a solo home run in the second inning, his sixth of the season, and a two-run double in the sixth. He was 2 for 4.

The Smokies other run came courtesy of a solo home run by catcher Victor Caratini in the fourth inning. It was his second home run this season. Caratini was 1 for 3 with a walk and two runs scored.

Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 2 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. Right fielder Billy McKinney went 2 for 4.

For the first time in Double-A, Ian Happ had an O-fer tonight, But it seems they just stopped pitching to him because he was 0 for 2 with two walks and a steal.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans shut out the Salem Red Sox, 1-0.

Jonathan Martinez got the win after keeping the Red Sox off the board for six innings. Martinez allowed three hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Michael Wagner then pitched the next two innings without allowing a baserunner. Ryan McNeil pitched the ninth and he loaded the bases with two outs after a single, stolen base, wild pitch and two walks. But McNeil got a pop out to end the game. He struck out one tonight.

The Pelicans scored the only run of the game in the fourth inning when Gleyber Torres singled and Ian Rice doubled him home. Torres was 2 for 4 and Rice was 1 for 4.

Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 3.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs boarded and seized the Lake County Captains (Indians), 8-2.

Ryan Kellogg started and picked up his third win. Kellogg allowed two runs, both unearned, on five hits over six innings. He struck out two and walked no one.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He had three RBI and scored once.

Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Highlights:

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds flew past the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 9-7.

Starter Dylan Cease went four innings and allowed three runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out three.

M.T. Minacci took the win in relief. Minacci surrendered three runs in 2.2 innings, but only one of the three runs was earned. Minacci allowed five hits and he walked one while striking out one.

Michael Knighton allowed a run on two doubles in the ninth, but he ended up hanging on for the save. The final line on Knighton was one run on two hits in one inning. He walked one and struck out two.

Second baseman and 25th round pick Trent Giambrone hit his first professional home run in the third inning with the bases empty. Giambrone also had an RBI double in a 2 for 4 evening.

First baseman Chris Pieters was 3 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice and had two RBI. Pieters also stole a base.

DH Wladimir Galindo was 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the 4th inning. Galindo scored twice. Shortstop Yeiler Peguero went 2 for 5 with a run scored.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Mariners, 5-4.