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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 1

Eugene keeps pace in their playoff hunt. South Bend falls behind in theirs. Iowa dumps Omaha.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs tripped up the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 5-4.

Scott Carroll started and got the win. Carroll allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings. One of the four runs was unearned. Carroll walked two and struck out four.

Matt Carasiti pitched the ninth inning and got his league-leading 21st save. Carasiti gave up a single and a walk, but no runs in his one inning of work. Carasiti struck out one.

Stephen Bruno hit a solo home run in the fourth inning off of Jake Kalish, the brother of the former Cubs outfielder. Bruno was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

John Andreoli was 1 for 5 with a solo home run in the seventh inning that gave the Cubs a 5-4 lead. It was Andreoli’s 13th home run this year.

Catcher Taylor Davis, he of the viral video fame, hit two doubles in a 2 for 3 game. Davis also walked once and scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were routed by the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 11-0.

Really? You should probably just cover your eyes, but someone will complain if I don’t write this.

Matt Swarmer took the loss after getting hammered for ten runs on 13 hits, including two home runs, over just four innings. Swarmer struck out six and walked no one. I guess that’s a good K/BB ratio.

Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with a double. David Bote went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out. They’re supposed to play a doubleheader tomorrow, but the forecast is pretty iffy for tomorrow.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were overwhelmed by the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 4-0.

Starter Erling Moreno allowed four runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. Moreno walked one and struck out three.

Alberto Mineo and Tyler Payne were both 1 for 3 with a double and a walk.

Unfortunately, Bowling Green won, so South Bend falls two games behind Bowling Green with three to play. The two teams will finish the season with a three-game series in Bowling Green, and the Cubs will need to win all three games to get into the postseason.

South Bend did break a single-season attendance record with 354,070 fans this year.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds capped the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 12-4.

Javier Assad didn’t have a great start, giving up runs in each of the first three innings, but it was good enough to get the win. Assad went five innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out five.

Will Remillard had a big night with five runs batted in from a three-run double in the third inning and a two-run double in the seventh. Remillard was 3 for 5 and scored twice.

Third baseman Austin Filiere was 2 for 4 with a double and two walks. He scored twice. Shortstop Jhonny Bethencourt was 2 for 3 with a triple and two walks. Bethencourt scored twice.

First baseman Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 5 and knocked in three runs. Second baseman Jared Young went 2 for 5 with a walk. He had one RBI and scored twice.

Unfortunately, the Boise Hawks won, so the Ems and Hawks are still tied for the second playoff spot with two games to play. Unfortunately, I believe that Boise holds the tiebreaker so the Ems will need some help from Hillsboro to defend their Northwest League title.

AZL Cubs

Off day. The regular season ends tomorrow.