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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 23

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South Bend and Lacy give the Cubs at least one win today.

Rollie Lacy
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Rebecca Snyder @becsnyder

Earlier this week, pitcher Keegan Thompson was promoted from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Tennessee. Today, we found out that Erich Uelmen was promoted to Myrtle Beach from South Bend to take Thompson’s place.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs dropped a doubleheader to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 4-2 and 2-0.

Alec Mills started game one and took the loss. Mills allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings. Mills struck out four and he didn’t walk anyone, so that’s a positive. He did hit one batter though. I’m sure he deserved it. (Not really. Don’t write me angry letters.)

Chesny Young was 2 for 3 with a double. He scored both of Iowa’s runs.

In game two, Daury Torrez allowed two runs on five hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out three and walked one.

Iowa had just three singles in game two.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were mauled by the Mobile BayBears (Angels), 14-4.

Keegan Thompson’s Double-A debut did not go well. Thompson was hammered for eight runs on nine hits over just three innings. Two of those hits were home runs by Zach Houchins. Thompson walked one and struck out one.

Shortstop Zach Short hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his eighth of the season. Short was 2 for 4.

Center fielder Charcer Burks went 2 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base. Burks scored twice.

Third baseman Jason Vosler was 2 for 4 with a walk. He had one run batted in.

Catcher Will Remillard was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost game one to the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 7-2. Game 2 was rained out.

Cory Abbott started and gave up four runs on six hits in just three innings. Abbott walked two and struck out four.

The second batter of the game, shortstop Aramis Ademan, doubled in D.J. Wilson (who had walked), to give Myrtle Beach a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Wladimir Galindo made it 2-0 with an RBI single. The Pelicans didn’t score again the rest of the game.

Ademan went 2 for 4. Wilson was 0 for 3. Galindo was 1 for 3.

Second baseman Andruw Monaaterio was 2 for 2 with a walk.

The two teams will try to make up today’s second game with a doubleheader tomorrow.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs slew the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 5-2.

Starter Rollie Lacy collected his third win after he went five innings and allowed one run on five hits. Lacy struck out six and walked no one.

Brian Glowicki pitched the ninth inning and picked up his 13th save. He gave up a two-out single, but that was the only baserunner he allowed. Glowicki struck out one.

Austin Filiere entered the game in the fifth inning when shortstop Jhonny Bethencourt left with an injury. Filiere went 3 for 3 with a double and one run scored.

Left fielder Roberto Caro was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored.

Right fielder Brandon Hughes was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored one run and drove in one.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were stopped by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 9-4.

The second start of the year by Ryan Williams did not go as well as the first one. He was fine in the first two innings and even struck out the first three batters he faced, even if one reached first base anyway. But disaster struck in the third inning as Williams got hammered for seven runs. The final line on Williams was seven runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings. Five of the seven runs were earned. Williams struck out four and walked one.

DH Christopher Morel was 2 for 4 with a double. Morel had 2 RBI and scored once.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 beat the Athletics, 6-5.

Cubs 2 were losing to Indians 1 7-3 in the eighth inning.