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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 21

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The Ems won a must-win game, but that was the extent of the good news.

Aramis Ademan
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This is what happens when I skip baseball for a day and go to the movies.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were captured by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-3.

Williams Perez started tonight and went six innings. He gave up three runs on seven hits. Perez walked two and struck out five.

Dylan Floro went the other three innings and took the loss after allowing a solo home run in the top of the ninth to Edwin Rios. Floro allowed just two hits. He struck out one and did not walk anyone.

First baseman Chris Dominguez was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Catcher Taylor Davis went 3 for 4 with one RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were grilled by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), 3-2.

Smokies starter Trevor Clifton had trouble finding the strike zone today and he threw 80 pitches in just 3.2 innings. Clifton allowed one run on just two hits, but he walked five and struck out three.

After the Smokies tied the score in the top of the ninth, David Garner allowed the first three batters in the bottom of the inning to reach on a walk and two singles, which led to the winning run without retiring a batter. Garner pitcher 1+ innings and struck out two batters.

Left fielder Daniel Spingola hit his second home run in as many nights when he connected with the bases empty in the seventh inning. It was his fifth home run overall this season. Spingola also tripled in a 2 for 4 game.

Center fielder Trey Martin was 2 for 4 with a stolen base.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were decoyed by the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 5-1.

Justin Steele started and took the loss. Steele went five innings and allowed all five runs on eight hits, although one of the runs was unearned. Steele struck out two and walked one.

Catcher P.J. Higgins accounted for the only Pelicans run of the game with his second home run of the season in the second inning. Higgins was 1 for 3 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 5-3.

Starter Jose Paulino allowed four runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. Paulino walked three and struck out six.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell gave the Cubs an early lead with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning. It was Mitchell’s tenth home run this year. He was 1 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds dusted off the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-2.

Yapson Gomez started and got the win after pitching five scoreless innings. Gomez allowed five hits and one walk. He struck out five.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan had three doubles in a 3 for 4 game. He scored twice and also stole one base.

Catcher Miguel Amaya went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He drove home two and scored once.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco went 2 for 5 with two RBI.

Third baseman Rafael Narea went 2 for 4 with a double.

The win leaves the Emeralds one game behind HIllsboro, who have won seven straight, with two games left in the first half. The Ems hold the tiebreaker over Hillsboro, so they still have a chance.

AZL Cubs

Beat the White Sox, 7-5.