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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 25

Roberto Caro has 6 RBI and Jhonny Bethencourt and Miguel Amaya both hit home runs.

Roberto Caro
Emma Reese/South Bend Cubs

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were downed by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 6-3.

Adbert Alzolay started and allowed three runs on five hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Catcher Taylor Davis was 3 for 4 with two doubles. He scored once and had one run batted in.

Right fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 4 and scored one run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were skewered by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), 4-2.

Smokies starter Michael Rucker had not allowed a hit until, with two outs in the fourth inning, he surrendered a solo home run to Eric Jagielo. Things went downhill from there and Rucker got the loss. The final line of Rucker was three runs on four hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out five.

Catcher Erick Castillo had an RBI single and second baseman Trent Giambrone had an RBI double in the fifth inning. Castillo was 1 for 3 and scored on the Giambrone double. Giambrone was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were stuck in the mud against the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 2-1.

Keegan Thompson started and tossed five scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. He walked three and struck out three.

Tyler Peyton gave up a bases-loaded, walk-off single to Keston Hiura to take the loss. Peyton allowed one run on two hits over 1.2 innings. He walked three, one intentionally, and struck out one.

The Pelicans sole run came on a Jhonny Pereda single in the top of the eighth. Pereda was 2 for 3 with a walk. He also reached base after striking out, so he reached all four times he came to the plate.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs junked the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays), 17-4.

South Bend starter Erich Uelmen put the Cubs in an early hole when he allowed three runs in the bottom of the first inning. But he settled down after that and got the win. Uelmen pitched five innings and surrendered four runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Left fielder Roberto Caro came a home run short of the cycle, going 3 for 6 with a double and a triple. He also had a bases-loaded walk which gave him a six-RBI night. Caro scored once and also stole one base.

Catcher Miguel Amaya went 3 for 6 with two doubles and his second home run of the season. Amaya’s home run came with a man on in the seventh inning. Amaya scored three times and drove in three runs.

Second baseman Jhonny Bethencourt hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his first this season. Bethencourt went 3 for 7 with two doubles and the homer. He scored twice and had three RBI.

Right fielder Brandon Hughes went 3 for 4 with a walk. He was also hit by a pitch. Hughes scored three runs and had one RBI. He had one steal.

First baseman Austin Filiere was 2 for 5 with a walk and a run scored.