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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 18

The Ems and the Smokies won. South Bend and Iowa lost. Myrtle Beach got rain.

Cole Roederer
Cole Roederer
Clinton Cole

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were pummeled by the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 18-5.

Starter Tyson Miller got rocked for seven runs on ten hits over five innings. Three of those hits were home runs. Miller walked two and struck out four.

The Dodgers hit eight home runs in this game, including three by right fielder Kyle Garlick. It should be mentioned that the Dodgers hit three home runs off of emergency pitcher Taylor Davis, so they “only” hit five home runs off of real pitchers—three off of Miller and two off of Duane Underwood Jr.

Third baseman Phillip Evans hit a two-run home run in the second inning, his 12th of the year. Evans was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored.

Center fielder Ian Happ hit a two-run home run in the third inning. Happ went 1 for 4 and scored twice.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies snuck past the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 2-1.

Starter Luis Lugo turned in a solid four innings, allowing just one run on two hits. The one run came on a first inning solo home run. Lugo walked two and struck out six.

The win went to reliever Wyatt Short. Short loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the ninth on two walks and a hit batter, but got out of the jam to end the game. In his two innings of work, Short allowed no runs on one hit. He walked two, hit that one batter and struck out four.

The Smokies scored two runs in the top of the ninth to win this game. Roberto Caro was hit by a pitch and then stole second and went to third on a bad throw on the steal. He scored on a wild pitch. Nico Hoerner then walked, went to second on a wild pitch and scored the go-ahead run on a single by Jared Young.

Caro was 0 for 3 with the HBP. Hoerner went 0 for 3 with the walk. Young went 2 for 4.

The Smokies only had four hits in this game. The Barons only had three.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Pelicans were leading the Mudcats 5-1 in the fourth inning when the rains game. They’ll try to finish the game as part of a doubleheader on Friday.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 5-4.

Brailyn Marquez pitched the first five innings and surrendered two runs, one earned, on four hits. Marquez walked three and struck out seven.

Peyton Remy pitched the other three innings and took the loss. Remy allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits. He walked one and stuck out two.

Center fielder Cole Roederer hit two home runs tonight. The first was a two-run home run in the second inning. The second was a solo home run in the sixth. Roederer went 2 for 4. He now has five home runs this year.

DH Yonathan Perlaza had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 night. He scored on Roederer’s first home run.

Second baseman Clayton Daniel went 2 for 4.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds jumped past the Hillsboro Hops (Diamondbacks), 2-1.

Ryan Jensen started this game and his second pro appearance went much better than the first. Jensen pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and one walk. Jensen struck out four.

Chris Kachmar got the win with three innings relief where he did not allow a hit or an error. Kachmar walked one and struck out three.

Riley McCauley pitched the ninth inning and collected the save. McCauley issued a two-out walk, but no other baserunners. He struck out one.

The Ems had two hits tonight. The first was a solo home run by Jake Slaughter in the fourth inning. The other was an RBI double by Luis Vazquez in the seventh.

Slaughter was 1 for 2 with a walk. It was his third home run this year.

Vazquez went 1 for 3.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 lost to Athletics Green, 7-6.

Cubs 2 beat the Reds, 14-6.