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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 15

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs went bust against the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks), 13-5.

Jen-Ho Tseng didn’t make it out of the third inning after giving up four runs in the first inning, two in the second and four more in the third (and then Rob Zastryzny gave up a two-run home run later in the third inning.)

The final line on Tseng was ten runs on twelve hits over 2.1 innings. One of the runs was unearned. Tseng did not walk or strike anyone out.

Stephen Bruno pitched a scoreless ninth inning. He gave up a leadoff double, but then retired the next three batters.

Shortstop David Bote was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a walk. He had two RBI.

Catcher Victor Caratini went 3 for 5 with two doubles and one RBI.

Third baseman Mike Freeman was 3 for 5 with a double. Freeman scored thee of the I-Cubs five runs.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were battered by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-5 in 11 innings.

Duncan Robinson started this game and he allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings. Bur really, he allowed two runs on one hit, a two-run home run by Nathaniel Lowe, his first of two home runs tonight. Robinson struck out five and walked no one.

Zach Hedges got the honor of pitching the 11th inning and took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits and two walks. One of the runs was naturally unearned, as the runner who starts the inning on base is considered an unearned run. (I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that lately.) Hedges struck out one.

Shortstop Zack Short was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. He also scored all the way from second base on a sac fly by Eddy Martinez to tie the game in the 10th inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were stuck against the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 4-2. It was the fifth-straight loss for Myrtle Beach after they had won nine in a row immediately before that.

Tyson Miller took the loss after he gave up four runs on six hits over 5.2 innings. Miller struck out six and walked one.

The Pelicans only had four hits tonight. Third baseman P.J. Higgins was 1 for 2 with two walks and an RBI.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were wrenched by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 6-4.

Jesus Camargo had not given up more than two runs in any start this season. He hadn’t given up any earned runs since May 16. Tonight, those streaks came to an end as Camargo was tattooed for five runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

First baseman Jared Young hit a three-run home run with two outs in the ninth inning to make the final score close. It was Young’s eighth home run this year. He was 2 for 5.

Right fielder Brandon Hughes was 3 for 4 with a double an one run scored. He also stole one base.

Center fielder Chris Singleton was 2 for 4 with an RBI double. He also scored on the Young home run.

Second baseman Christian Donahue was 2 for 5 with a steal.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds shut out the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 2-0 in their season opener.

Faustino Carrera started and got the win with six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits. Carrera walked just one and struck out five.

After Dalton Geekie pitched two innings and surrendered just two hits, Luis Aquino pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save. He struck out one.

Center fielder Fernando Kelli was 2 for 4 with two steals. He lead off the bottom of the first with a single, he stole second, went to third base on a fly out and scored on a dropped third strike.

Catcher Jonathan Soto was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI single.

The time of this game was 2 hours and five minutes, which would have been much appreciated if the I-Cubs weren’t playing a long game in the Pacific Time Zone.