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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: May 30

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Robel Garcia and Alec Mills lead Iowa to rout of Round Rock. The Pelicans pounded Potomac.

Robel Garcia
Robel Garcia
Dylan Heuer

According to Tommy Birch of the Des Moines Register, Carlos Gonzalez should join the I-Cubs on Saturday in Round Rock.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs derailed the Round Rock Express (Astros), 7-0.

Alec Mills pitched his best game of the season, allowing just two infield singles over six innings. Mills walked two and struck out six as he got his second win.

Pedro Strop had another rehab appearance, retiring the side in order on just seven pitches in the seventh inning. He struck out one.

First baseman Robel Garcia continues to tear up the minor leagues, going 3 for 4 with a solo home run in the eighth inning. Garcia now has 12 home runs, six with Iowa. He scored three times.

Center fielder Ian Happ hit on opposite-field solo HR to right field in the third inning. This ball was originally called a double, but the umpires had an old-fashioned conference and the call was (correctly) reversed to a home run. Happ was 1 for 4. However, he did strike out his other three times at bat.

DH Mark Zagunis went 2 for 4 with two doubles. He drove in two runs and scored once.

Third baseman Phillip Evans went 2 for 4 and scored twice.

Catcher Taylor Davis was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.

Tennessee Smokies

Clayton Daniel broke up a no-hitter with two out in the ninth as the Tennessee Smokies were shut out by the Biloxi Shuckers (Brewers), 3-0.

Justin Steele started for the Smokies and he gave up three run on five hits over four innings. Steele walked three and struck out five.

Daniel doubled off Biloxi’s Trey Supak, who had a no-hitter through 8.2 innings. The only baserunner prior to that was Daniel, who reached on an error in the fourth inning.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans outvoted the Potomac Nationals, 8-0.

Eric Uelmen dominated the P-Nats for six innings, allowing just two singles. Uelmen struck out five and walked two for his first win of the year.

DH Kevonte Mitchell had a huge night, going 3 for 4 with a double and a solo home run in the fifth inning. Mitchell now has eight home runs this season, Mitchell had two RBI.

Left fielder Zack Davis went 2 for 5 with two steals and two runs scored.

Highlights:

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were boarded and seized by the Lake County Captains (Indians), 5-1.

Riley Thompson started and took the loss after giving up five runs on five hits. Only two of the five runs were earned and two of the five hits were home runs. Thompson walked one and struck out four.

Jeffrey Passantino threw three innings of one-hit, no-runs relief to give South Bend a chance to get back in the game, but the Cubs offense did not respond.

Center fielder Brennan Davis went 2 for 3 with a walk and he scored the lone South Bend run.