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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 16

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Eugene won. There’s that.

Carson Sands
Carson Sands
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were swept by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 2-1 and 5-4 in eight innings. Both games were walk-off losses.

In game one, Williams Perez went six innings and allowed just one run on two hits. Perez walked one and struck out two. (By the way, in his first eight starts in Iowa, Perez went 0-7 with a 7.54 ERA. Opposing hitters were hitting .350 off of him. In the six starts since then, he’s 5-0 with a 2.33 ERA)

Justin Hancock took over in the bottom of the seventh and faced two batters. The first one doubled, went to third base on a ground out and then scored on a wild pitch.

Left fielder John Andreoli singled to lead off the game, stole second base and scored on a Mark Zagunis RBI single for Iowa’s only run of the game. Andreoli was 2 for 3 and Zagunis was 1 for 2 with a walk.

In game two, starter Casey Kelly went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He struck out five and walked just one.

Jack Leathersich entered a tie game in the bottom of the eighth and struck out the first batter he faced and got the second one to foul out. The third batter he faced, Nate Orf, hit a walk-off home run.

Catcher Ali Solis hit a two-run home run in the third inning, his third of the year. Solis was 2 for 4.

First baseman Chris Dominguez was 4 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 6-0.

Adbert Alzolay started and took his first Double-A loss. Alzolay gave up three runs on six hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out two.

The Smokies only managed four hits.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Suspended after four innings with the score tied 1-1. They’ll finish the game tomorrow.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were harvested by the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 8-4.

Carson Sands made his first, non-rehab, start of the season and it did not go well. Sands was rocked for seven runs on four hits over 2+ innings. Sands gave up three runs in the first and four in the third without recording an out. He walked five and struck out two.

Third baseman Andruw Monasterio was 2 for 5 with two runs scored. Right fielder Luis Ayala was 2 for 4 and scored once.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds stepped on the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 5-3.

Starter Jesus Camargo got the win after allowing two runs on four hits over six innings. One of the two runs was unearned. Camargo controlled the strike zone by striking out eight and walking nobody.

Yapson Gomez went the final three innings for his first save of the season. Gomez allowed a run on two hits. He struck out one and did not issue a walk.

Second baseman Jhonny Bethencourt was a perfect 3 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. Bethencourt drove in one run and scored one. He also stole a base.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan went 2 for 4 with an RBI triple in the fourth inning. He later scored that inning.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Catcher Michael Cruz went 3 for 4 with an RBI.

AZL Cubs

Taking on the Giants later tonight.