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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 17

Vimael Machin and Tyson Miller lead Tennessee. South Bend stages a comeback win.

Vimael Machin
Vimael Machin
Tennessee Smokies

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were spanked by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 9-5.

Adbert Alzolay made his Iowa debut this season and it didn’t go all that well. Alzolay gave up six runs on four hits over four innings. Two of the four hits he allowed were home runs. One of the six runs Alzolay allowed was unearned. Alzolay struck out six and walked three. He also hit one batter.

Second baseman Robel Garcia hit his first career Triple-A home run in the sixth inning with the bases empty. Garcia now has seven total home runs on the year. He was 1 for 5.

Right fielder Jacob Hannemann went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He had one run batted in.

Third baseman Phillip Evans went 2 for 4 and scored one run.

First baseman Jim Adduci was 2 for 4. He scored two runs and drove in one.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies won their fourth-straight game, 6-2 over the Jackson Generals (Diamondbacks).

Starter Tyson MIller gave up two runs on six hits over 7.2 innings. But really, he gave them up on two solo home runs in the fourth inning. Otherwise, he was pretty dominating. Miller struck out eight and did not walk anyone although he did hit one batter.

Tommy Nance threw the other 1.1 innings without giving up a run. He did allow one hit. Nance struck out two and walked no one.

Vimael Machin was the offensive star tonight, going 4 for 4 with two doubles and a triple. He also walked once. Machin had three runs batted in.

Center fielder Connor Myers connected for his second home run of the season in the fourth inning with a man on. Myers was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were scratched by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 2-0.

The Pelicans wasted five perfect innings from starting pitcher Alexander Vargas. It was only Vargas’ second appearance of the season and second appearance in the Cubs organization. He exited after only 51 pitches, of which 32 were strikes. Vargas did not strike anyone out.

Ryan Lawlor was promoted from South Bend before the game and took the loss in relief. Lawlor surrendered one run on three hits over 1.2 innings. Lawlor struck out three and walked one.

Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 2 for 4 with two steals.

Center fielder Zach Davis went 2 for 4.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs banished the Dayton Dragons (Reds), 6-3.

Faustino Carrera started and gave up three runs on seven hits over seven innings. Actually, Carrera gave up three runs in the top of the first and then nothing after that. One of the three runs was unearned. Carrera struck out two and walked no one. He did hit one batter. At one point, Carrera retired 14 straight batters.

Ethan Roberts took the win when South Bend scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth. Roberts allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings. He struck out two and walked none.

First baseman Tyler Durna and third baseman Christopher Morel hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the bottom of the eighth inning to give South Bend the lead. Durna was 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk tonight. Durna scored twice and had one run batted in.

Morel was also 2 for 3 with two doubles and a walk. Morel had two RBI and scored one run.

Shortstop Andy Weber went 2 for 3 with one double and a walk. Weber scored once.