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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 6

Wins for the Pelicans, South Bend and Ems.

Ryan McNeil
Ryan McNeil
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs zapped the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) 6-1.

Trevor Cahill pitched 3.1 scoreless innings in a rehab appearance. Cahill surrendered four hits. He walked two and struck out two.

C.J. Riefenhauser pitched the top of the sixth and got the win. He walked the first two batters he faced and after a sacrifice bunt, he intentionally walked the bases loaded with one out. A 4-6-3 double play then ended the inning.

Second baseman Logan Watkins went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. He stole home as part of a double-steal with Tim Federowicz.

First baseman Taylor Davis was 3 for 4 with one run batted in.

Center fielder John Andreoli was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored twice and drove in one. Right fielder Bijan Rademacher was 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were cooked by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-5.

Jen-Ho Tseng started and took the loss. Tseng allowed six runs on eight hits over just four innings. One of the runs was unearned Tseng walked four and struck out one. That's not good.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was promoted from Myrtle Beach and made a great first impression, going 4 for 4 with a double and two RBI. He also scored once.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Make it eight in a row for the Pelicans as they descaled the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 4-3 in 11 innings.

Jeremy Null started and allowed three runs on four hits over six innings. Null walked two and struck out two.

Daury Torrez pitched three innings in relief of Null without allowing a hit or a run, although he did walk three. Torrez did not have a strikeout.

Ryan McNeil pitched the tenth and eleventh innings for the win. McNeil gave up just a hit and a walk. He struck out three.

Left fielder Charcer Burks singled home Ian Rice from third base with the bases-loaded and two out in the bottom of the 11th to end the game. Burks was 3 for 4 with a double and two walks. Rice was 1 for 5.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his 16th of the season. He was 1 for 5.

Second baseman Bryant Flete was 2 for 5. Center fielder Jeffrey Baez went 2 for 4 and scored once.


South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs plucked the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 5-4.

Starter Adbert Alzolay pitched six innings and allowed just one run on four hits. He walked only one and he struck out five.

Tanner Griggs entered the game in the top of the eighth after Carson Sands had walked the bases loaded with nobody out. Griggs allowed all three runs to score as the Loons tied the game up at 4-4. But Griggs then got the win when South Bend retook the lead in the eighth. He then pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the game. The final line on Griggs was no runs on no hits and one walk over two innings, although he did allow those three inherited runners to score. Griggs struck out one.

The SB Cubs got that winning run in the eighth when Eloy Jimenez got hit by a pitch. Jimenez then went to second on a wild pitch, third on another wild pitch and scored on the third wild pitch of the at-bat. Jimenez was 1 for 3 with a double and two runs scored.

Eddy Martinez went 2 for 4 with two RBI and one run scored.


Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds told the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays) to take off, 5-4.

Manuel Rondon pitched the first five innings without allowing a run for the win. He gave up three hits and walked two while striking out seven.

Michael Knighton got a 1.2 inning save tonight. He didn't allow a hit or a run, although he did allow an inherited runner to score. Knighton walked one and struck out two.

Center fielder D.J. Wilson hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, his third of the season. Wilson was 2 for 3 with a double and three total RBI.

Third baseman Wladimir Galindo was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.

Left fielder Michael Foster was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI. Shortstop Zack Short was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Off day.