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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 23

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were hammered by the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Brewers), 8-1.

Trevor Clifton gave up four runs in the first inning, but settled down after that. The final line on Clifton was five runs on eight hits over five innings. He walked five (one intentionally) and struck out three. He also hit one batter.

Clifton was also 1 for 2 with the lone I-Cubs RBI.

Iowa had four hits tonight, one triple (by Jacob Hannemann) and three singles, on a night when the wind was blowing out at 6000 feet elevation.

Iowa was swept in their final three-game series in Colorado Springs. The Sky Sox are moving to San Antonio next season.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were outflanked by the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks), 2-1.

Starter Zach Hedges allowed just one run on four hits over 3.2 innings. Hedges struck out four and did not issue a walk.

Losing pitcher Daury Torrez gave up an unearned run in the top of the eighth inning when shortstop Trent Giambrone threw away a throw to first base. Giambrone was only in the game because starter Zack Short had been ejected after arguing a third-strike call. (Manager Mark Johnson was also ejected.) The final line on Torrez was one unearned run on three hits over 2.2 innings. He walked one and struck out three.

Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 1 for 3 with a triple.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were abbreviated by the Winston-Salem Dash (White Sox), 5-4.

Starter Erick Leal only allowed one run on four hits over four innings. Leal walked one and struck out three.

The Pelicans lost this game when they gave up four runs in the top of the eighth inning. The loss went to reliever Tyler Peyton, who gave up two runs on four walks and no hits over two-thirds of an inning. Both outs were sacrifice flies.

First baseman Jared Young went 2 for 4. He drove in one run and had one run scored.

Second baseman Christian Donahue was 1 for 1 with three walks. He scored once.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs trailed the Lake County Captains (Indians) 9-4 after six innings, but they stormed back to beat the Captains, 10-9 in ten innings.

Javier Assad put the SB Cubs down early, allowing eight runs on 12 hits in just 4+ innings. Assad walked one and struck out four.

Brian Glowicki pitched the final three innings and got the win. He allowed two hits but no runs. He struck out three and walked no one.

DH Rafael Narea hit two home runs tonight—a solo home run in the third inning and a three-run home run in the eighth. Narea had one professional home run before tonight and that came in the now-defunct Venezuelan Summer League in 2015.

Narea went 3 for 6 with a double and the two home runs. He had five RBI.

Shortstop Delvin Zinn went 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.

First baseman Cam Balego went 2 for 4 with a double and a sacrifice fly. He scored one run and drove in two.

Catcher Miguel Amaya went 2 for 5 and was hit by a pitch. Amaya scored once.

Second baseman Clayton Daniel was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once.

Third baseman Austin Filiere was 2 for 6 and scored one time.

Right fielder Brandon Hughes was 2 for 5 with a double. He scored once and drove in one run.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds shut out the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 5-0.

Tri-City could only manage one hit tonight, a two-out single in the first inning off starter Eury Ramos. Ramos threw 6.1 innings. He walked just one and struck out eight as he picked up his second win of the year.

Eugenio Palma pitched the next 1.2 innings. He struck out two and did not walk anyone.

Riley McCauley pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one.

Catcher Gustavo Polanco went 3 for 4. He had one RBI and he scored twice.

Left fielder D.J. Artis went 2 for 4 with an RBI triple. He also scored one run.

First baseman Grant Fennell was 2 for 4 with one run scored.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 lost to Indians 2, 4-2.

Cubs 2 lost game one of a doubleheader to the Angels, 1-0.

Game 2 was cancelled because of rain.