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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 19

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Iowa is struggling out west. The Ems lose. Three all-star games.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs finished their seven-game West Coast road trip by losing the final six games. Tonight they fell 5-4 to the Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners),

The final line on Duane Underwood Jr. looks bad, but Underwood was cruising with a 3-1 lead after 5 12 inning. In the bottom of the sixth, Underwood loaded the bases with one out. He appeared to have pitched out of the problem with a strikeout and then a fly ball to left field, but Lane Adams misplayed the ball and it ended up as a two-run error. Underwood then left the game and Dakota Mekkes gave up a two-run double to make the score 5-3.

So the final line on Underwood was five runs on five hits over 5.2 innings. Only one of the five runs was earned, however. Underwood walked three and struck out two.

Second baseman David Bote gave the Cubs a short-lived lead with a three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. It was Bote’s 12th home run this season. He was 2 for 4.

Left fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 5 with one run scored.

Tennessee Smokies

The South All-Stars beat the North All-Stars, 9-5. Tennessee is in the North.

Thomas Hatch pitched a perfect inning of relief, striking out one.

Jason Vosler was 0 for 2.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The South All-Stars beat the North All-Stars, 7-6. Myrtle Beach is in the South.

Tyler Peyton faced three batters in the ninth inning. He retired the first one on a line out. The second one hit a solo home run on him. The third one popped out to the catcher. He was then pulled to give another pitcher a chance to play.

Jhonny Pereda was 0 for 1 with a walk and a run scored.

Aramis Ademan struck out his only time at bat.

South Bend Cubs

The East All-Stars beat the West All-Stars, 3-2. South Bend is in the East.

Rollie Lacy pitched the second inning and retired the side in order. He struck out one.

Javier Assad pitched the sixth inning and allowed a run on two hits. He didn’t walk or strike anyone out.

Miguel Amaya was 0 for 2.

Jared Young was 0 for 2.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds lost to the Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays), 4-1.

The good news is that starter Jose Albertos only walked two batters over 3.2 innings. The bad news is that he took the loss after allowing four runs and four hits. One of the runs was unearned. Albertos struck out four. For the record, he threw 72 pitches and 44 of them were strikes. That’s not good by normal standards, but it’s a good step compared to what he was doing in South Bend earlier this season.

Right fielder Nelson Velazquez provided the Ems with their only run of the game on his first home run of the season in the seventh inning. He was 1 for 4.

DH Gustavo Polanco was 2 for 4.

AZL Cubs

AZL Cubs 2 lost to the White Sox, 5-4.

Erling Moreno made his season debut in this game. He allowed just one hit and no runs over 4.2 innings.

It doesn’t look like the AZL Cubs 1 played.