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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 14

The Pelicans finally break out of their funk, but that’s all the good news.

Connor Myers
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

I have to admit that I turned off the TV and spent some time with my family after the fourth inning of the Cubs game today. But I luckily kept checking in on the game and turned it back on in the eighth. It’s important to let your family know that they’re important to you but that they shouldn’t get a swelled head about it.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were blue after losing to the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 3-1.

Duane Underwood Jr. started tonight and got the loss after he was let down by his defense in the fifth inning. Underwood pitched five innings and allowed two unearned runs on four hits. Both runs scored in the fifth inning after the I-Cubs made two errors in the inning. Underwood struck out six and walked no one.

Shortstop David Bote hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning, his second of the season. Bote was 1 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 10-2.

Starter Oscar De La Cruz got hammered today after giving up five runs in the second inning. The final line on De La Cruz was six runs on six hits over just two innings. De La Cruz struck out one, walked two and hit one batter. In his first two starts of the season, De La Cruz has allowed 11 runs in just two innings.

Center fielder Trey Martin provided all of the Smokies offense today with a two-run home run in the fifth. It was Martin’s first home run of the season. Martin was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Pelicans took out a season of frustration out on the Down East Wood Ducks (Rangers) tonight by beating them 14-6. The win snapped a five-game losing skid.

Starter Bryan Hudson got the win after he went five innings and allowed three runs on five hits in five innings. Hudson struck out four and walked one. He also hit one batter.

Second baseman Austin Upshaw hit a solo home run in the fifth inning, his first of the year. Upshaw was 1 for 5.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan hit his first Pelicans home run in the top of the ninth with the bases empty. Ademan went 2 for 5 and scored twice.

DH Vimael Machin went 4 for 6 with a double and three RBI. Machin scored twice.

Center fielder Connor Myers was 4 for 5 with a triple, a walk and a stolen base. Myers scored three runs.

Third baseman Wladimir Galindo came off the disabled list today and went 2 for 6 with a double. Galindo scored twice and had two runs batted in.

First baseman Tyler Alamo went 2 for 4 with a double and a sacrifice fly. Alamo had two total RBI and scored once.

Left fielder Kevonte Mitchell was 2 for 5 with one run batted in.

South Bend Cubs

Rained out in Lake County. Makeup date has not yet been announced.