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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 25

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The Smokies shut down Pensacola. South Bend out-slugs West Michigan.

Thomas Hatch
Thomas Hatch
Tennessee Smokies

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were frosted by the New Orleans Baby Cakes (Marlins), 6-3.

Trevor Clifton started and took the loss. Clifton gave up five runs on eleven hits, including two home runs, over five innings. Clifton struck out five and walked one batter intentionally. He hit two batters.

Junichi Tazawa gave up his first run of the year, but it was unearned.

First baseman Jim Adduci hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his sixth of the season. Adduci went 1 for 4.

In the fifth inning, right fielder Jacob Hannemann hit his first home run of the year with the bases empty. Hannemann was 1 for 5.

Second baseman Trent Giambrone went 2 for 5 with one run scored.

Third baseman Robel Garcia was 2 for 4. He drove home Giambrone with a single in the fifth inning.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies speared the Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Twins), 5-1.

Thomas Hatch gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. After that, he was terrific as he picked up his second win. Hatch allowed one run on six hits over six innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

First baseman Vimael Machin gave the Smokies the lead with a two-run home run in the third inning. It was his first home run of the year. Machin went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Right fielder Jared Young had two doubles in a 2 for 4 game.

Center fielder Connor Myers went 2 for 3 with a triple. He scored twice.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans slipped on the Wilmington Blue Rocks (Royals), 2-1.

Luis Lugo took the loss despite giving up just two runs on three hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out four.

Center fielder Zach Davis singled in the eighth inning. He went to second on a wild pitch. Then he went to third on a wild pitch and finally he scored on a wild pitch. Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs surfed past the West Michigan Whitecaps (Tigers), 10-7.

Starter Brailyn Marquez got the win after giving up five runs on six hits over five innings. One of the five runs was unearned. Marquez struck out five and walked two. He also hit one batter.

Eugenio Palma entered the game with two on and one out in the eighth inning. He got out of that jam by retiring the first two batters he faced and then pitched a perfect ninth for the save. Palma struck out one over 1.2 innings.

Shortstop Andy Weber hit a three-run home run in the second inning. Weber went 3 for 4 with a triple and the home run, so he came a double short of the cycle. Weber had four RBI and scored twice.

Second baseman Delvin Zinn went 3 for 5 and scored twice.

Left fielder D.J. Artis was 2 for 3 with a stolen base. He scored once and had one RBI.

Center fielder Cole Roederer was 2 for 5 with one run scored.

DH Brennan Davis made his season debut and it was a successful one. He was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored twice and had one run batted in.