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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 22

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South Bend won big. Iowa loses a controversial one.

Nelson Velazquez
Nelson Velazquez
Steve Sher

The “feud” between me and I-Cubs outfielder Lane Adams is over, thanks to one of you who asked him why he had me blocked on Twitter. Apparently it was the result of some sort of anti-spam program he was using (which raises a whole bunch of new questions) and he graciously unblocked me. So the whole thing was just a misunderstanding. Adams celebrated the “truce” with a triple and a run scored tonight in a 1 for 3 game. He also walked once.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were robbed by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 5-4.

I-Cubs starter Luke Farrell allowed only three hits over his five innings, but two of those hits were solo home runs. But those were the only two runs Farrell gave up. He struck out six and walked one.

Rob Zastryzny took the loss after surrendering a controversial two-run home run. In the bottom of the seventh, Andy Ibanez hit his second home run of the game with a man on, but the Cubs and manager Marty Pevey were convinced the ball was foul. (The video feed that I was watching was not good enough for me to tell either way.) Pevey was ejected and the home run call stood.

The final line on Zastryzny was two runs on three hits over two innings. He struck out four and walked just one.

Second baseman Chesny Young was 2 for 4 with a double and one runs scored. Left fielder Jacob Hannemann was 3 for 4 with a stolen base and one run batted in.

Tennessee Smokies

Travel day. They’re off to Pensacola to play the Blue Wahoos on Wednesday.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were scratched by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 8-2.

Starter Bryan Hudson took the loss after he failed to retire a batter in the second inning. He completely lost the strike zone (as he’s been known to do) and allowed five runs in the second inning. The final line on Hudson was five runs on three hits over 1+ innings. The real story here is that he walked three and hit three batters, all in the second inning. He did strike out two batters in the first inning.

Right fielder Daniel Spingola went 2 for 4 with a double. DH PJ Higgins was 2 for 4 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs cracked the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 9-1.

Javier Assad has been having a great 2018 season and today he improved his record to 4-1. Assad allowed one run on four hits over 5.2 innings. He struck out seven and walked no one.

DH Miguel Amaya had a big game with a perfect 3 for 3 with two walks. Amaya drove in three runs and he scored twice.

First baseman Jared Young was 2 for 3 with a walk. He had one run batted in and one run scored.

Left fielder Nelson Velazquez went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Second baseman Christian Donahue was 2 for 4 with one run scored. Donahue also stole one base.

Shortstop Jhonny Bethencourt was 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored once.

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