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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

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The Ems lose a game and the first-half title. Not much offense today.

Adbert Alzolay
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 9-3.

Starter Aaron Brooks took the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings. Brooks struck out five and walked one.

Left fielder Jemile Weeks was 1 for 4 and scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a doubleheader with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), winning game one 2-0 in nine innings and losing game two 3-1.

In game one, starter Adbert Alzolay pitched six scoreless innings and surrendered five hits. He walked one and struck out five.

James Pugliese pitched the next two innings and got the win in relief. Pugliese allowed two hits. He did not have a walk or a strikeout.

Craig Brooks pitched a perfect bottom of the ninth to get his first save with Tennessee. Brooks struck out two.

Andrew Ely broke a scoreless tie in the top of the ninth with an RBI triple, scoring David Bote. Ely later scored on an error.

Ely was 1 for 2 with two walks. Bote was 2 for 4 with a double.

In game two, Zach Hedges started and took the loss. Hedges allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings. Hedges walked one and struck out three.

The Smokies only run in game two came on a pinch-hit home run by Ian Rice in the sixth inning. It was Rice’s 14th home run this year.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell to the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers), 3-2 in 13 innings.

Duncan Robinson pitched the first five innings and gave up one run on five hits. HE walked one and struck out one.

Tommy Thorpe gave up a solo home run in the top of the 13th inning to take the loss. Thorpe pitched one inning and allowed two hits. He did not have a walk or a strikeout.

First baseman Tyler Alamo was 2 for 5 with a walk and one run scored.

A lot of 1 for 5 and 1 for 6 lines for the Pelicans tonight.

Highlights. Some really good defense by center fielder Connor Myers.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were shut out by the Beloit Snappers (Athletics), 6-0.

Manuel Rondon started and allowed three home runs today. His final line was five runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. Two of the five runs were unearned. Rondon walked four and struck out four.

South Bend had two hits and made three errors in this game.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were shut out by the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-0. The loss hands the first-half division title to the Hillsboro Hops.

Ems starter Javier Assad did not allow a hit until there were two outs in the fifth inning. That was the only hit that Assad allowed over six innings. He struck out four and he didn’t walk anyone.

The relief pitching wasn’t quite as good. Erich Uelmen took the loss after he allowed four runs, three earned, on four hits over 1.2 innings. Uelmen struck out three and walked one.

The Ems only had five hits. Left fielder Jose Gonzalez was 2 for 3.

AZL Cubs

Off day.