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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 14

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The Smokies win their 5th straight. South Bend salvages a series with a win.

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Vimael Machin and Roberto Caro got promoted to Myrtle Beach to replace some of the traded Pelicans and Joe Martarano was promoted to South Bend to replace one of the players who was sent to Myrtle Beach.

Iowa Cubs

Rained out in Colorado Springs for the second straight night.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies mauled the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 10-4.

Zach Hedges pitched the first seven innings and allowed three runs on eight hits, including two solo home runs. Hedges walked two and struck out one.

Center fielder Trey Martin was a perfect 4 for 4 with a walk. He scored three runs and drove in two.

First baseman Yasiel Balaguert followed up on his big game yesterday by going 3 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. Balaguert scored one run and drove in one.

Right fielder Daniel Spingola was 4 for 5. He scored three runs and had two RBI.

Catcher Cael Brockmeyer was 2 for 5 with an RBI.

Check out this double play by Carlos Penalver and David Bote.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were too slow for the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 4-3.

Thomas Hatch only went four innings and 84 pitches. Hatch allowed three runs on four hits. He walked two and struck out six.

Tommy Thorpe took the loss after giving up a run in the top of the seventh. Thorpe pitched two innings total and gave up the run on two hits and two walks. He struck out four.

DH Vimael Machin hit a solo home run in the second inning, which was his first at-bat in HIgh-A. Machin has 11 home runs this season, counting those in South Bend. He was 2 for 4 and scored twice.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs brought the Quad City River Bandits (Astros) to justice, 7-4.

Bryan Hudson started and got the win. Hudson went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He walked four and struck out three.

Mark Malave got the save after pitching the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run. Malave gave up one hit, walked no one and struck out three.

Shortstop Isaac Paredes was 2 for 4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored.

Catcher Tyler Payne was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored one run and drove in two. Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 4 with two RBI.

Center fielder D.J. Wilson went 2 for 4. He had one RBI and he scored two runs.

Third baseman Andruw Monasterio was 3 for 5. Second baseman Austin Upshaw was 2 for 5. He tripled and scored in the third inning.

Highlights:

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds shut out the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 2-0.

Matt Schwarmer started and went four innings, allowing just four hits. He struck out six and walked just one.

Ricky Tyler Thomas, the Cubs’ 7th round pick last month, made his professional debut and got his first professional win all in the same night. Thomas pitched two innings and gave up just one hit. He struck out three and walked one.

Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and collected his second save. He issued a one-out walk, but no other baserunners. Glowicki did not strike anyone out.

Third baseman Austin Filiere doubled to lead off the seventh inning and scored the first run of the game on a wild pitch. He was 1 for 3 with a walk.

DH Jhonny Bethencourt doubled home Jose Gonzalez later in the seventh inning for the Ems other run. Bethencourt was 1 for 4.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the Royals, 6-5.