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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 7

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An Ian Rice slam gives the Smokies a split.

Ian Rice
John Arguello

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs got dumped on by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 10-1.

Starter Williams Perez allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings. Perez walked one and struck out four.

Ian Happ came off the DL today and played half the game in right field. He was 1 for 2 with the sole RBI.

Bijan Rademacher played right when Happ wasn’t and was 2 for 2.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), winning game one 9-2 and losing the second one 3-0.

Zach Hedges started game one and got the win after allowing just two runs on seven hits over six innings. Hedges struck out six and walked no one. You like to see that out of Hedges, who is not traditionally a swing-and-miss guy.

Catcher Ian Rice hit a grand slam in the fifth inning. It was his third home run of the season. Rice was 2 for 3 and scored twice.

Second baseman David Bote was 2 for 3 with a double and a run scored. Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 3 with an RBI double. He also scored once.

In game two, starter James Pugliese didn’t pitch poorly, but he allowed a three-run home run to the third batter he faced and that was all the runs in this game. Pugliese pitched four innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits. He struck out two and walked no one.

Left fielder Charcer Burks went 3 for 4. Third baseman Jason Vosler went 2 for 2 with a double and a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were grounded by the Buies Creek Astros, 12-6.

Ryan Kellogg would like to forget this start. He allowed seven hits today and five of them were home runs. I cannot remember the last time a Cubs minor leaguer gave up five home runs in a game. The final line on Kellogg was nine runs, eight earned, over four innings. Kellogg did strike out seven and he walked two.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola got his batting average up to .333 by going 3 for 4 with a pair of two-run doubles.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez went 2 for 5 with a run batted in and one run scored. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 and scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs bended to the will of the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), 11-9.

Jose Paulino started and gave up three runs on three hits in 3.2 innings. He walked four and struck out five.

Pedro Silverio took the loss after he got hammered for eight runs on seven hits over 1.1+ innings. One of the eight runs was unearned. Silverio walked three and struck out nobody.

First baseman Jhonny Pereda was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He scored twice and drove in one.

Shortstop Isaac Paredes went 2 for 4 and scored twice. DH D.J. Wilson was 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once and drove home two.