The Cubs promoted pitcher Adbert Alzolay from Myrtle Beach to Tennessee and pitcher Duncan Robinson from South Bend to Myrtle Beach! Congratulations to the two of them.
The Iowa Cubs ran over the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 13-3.
Williams Perez was the beneficiary of all that offense as he got his fifth win tonight. Perez went seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits. He struck out seven and walked one. Perez was also 2 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI at the plate.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann opened up the scoring with a two-run home run in the third inning. It was Hannemann’s third home run this year and second for Iowa. He was 1 for 5.
Left fielder John Andreoli had a big night as he was 3 for 6 with a pair of doubles and four RBI. Andreoli scored twice.
First baseman Chris Dominguez was 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored one run and had one RBI.
Second baseman Chesny Young was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored. Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 5 with an RBI triple. He scored two runs.
The Tennessee Smokies blinded the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 2-1.
Preston Morrison got his first win of the season after allowing just one run on only three hits over six innings. Morrison struck out seven and did not walk anyone, although he did hit one batter.
Dillon Maples entered the game in the bottom of ninth inning to get the save and things looked hairy for a while. Maples walked the first batter and gave up a single to the next one. A wild pitch put the tying run on third and the winning run on second with no outs. Maples then struck out the next three batters swinging and the Smokies won.
Third baseman Jason Vosler hit a solo home run to break a scoreless tie in the fourth inning. It was his 15th home run of the season. Vosler was 1 for 4.
First baseman Yasiel Balaguert made it 2-0 when he doubled and scored later in the fourth. Balaguert was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Left fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 5. DH Kevin Cornelius went 2 for 4.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were blanked by the Buies Creek Astros, 3-0.
Starter Justin Steele gave up two runs on six hits, including a solo home run in the second inning, over 4.2 innings. Steele struck out six and walked two.
Left fielder Trent Giambrone went 1 for 2 with two walks.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs scored ten runs in the sixth inning to pluck the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 12-5.
Dylan Cease started this game and left after 4.2 innings. He gave up five runs, three earned, on seven hits. He walked three and struck out three.
Jose Paulino pitched the final four innings of the game and got the win. Paulino allowed just one run on three hits. Paulino struck out one and walked nobody.
Center fielder Luis Ayala was 3 for 4 with a sac fly four RBI. He scored twice, both times in that ten-run sixth inning.
First baseman Joe Martarano went 3 for 5. He scored twice and had one run batted in.
Catcher Tyler Payne, who was just promoted from Eugene after having played in South Bend earlier this season, went 3 for 4 with a walk. Payne scored twice in the sixth inning.
Second baseman Austin Upshaw was 2 for 4 with a double. He had an RBI single in the sixth inning and later scored.
The Eugene Emeralds were dusted off by the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-3.
Matt Swarmer made the start and allowed three runs, two earned, on five hits over five innings. Swarmer struck out six and walked one.
Brian Glowicki, the right-hander who was the Cubs 10th round pick last month, made his professional debut tonight and got his first professional loss. Glowicki allowed a run on two hits in his one inning of work. He struck out one and did not walk anyone.
Catcher Miguel Amaya was 3 for 5 with a double and one RBI.
Second baseman Jhonny Bethencourt was 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the third inning. He also scored one run.
Left fielder Tolly Filotei went 2 for 4 and scored once. Filotei also stole one base, but he was thrown out once too.
Center fielder Jose Gonzalez went 2 for 4.