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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

Cole Hamels made a rehab start, but the bats went silent in the Cubs system tonight.

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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the San Antonio Missions (Brewers), 4-3.

Cole Hamels started this game in a rehab assignment and he tossed 2.1 scoreless innings. Hamels allowed just one hit, but he did walk three. Hamels struck out two. He threw 35 pitches in this game and 17 were for strikes.

James Norwood entered this game in the bottom of the ninth, looking to save a 3-1 I-Cubs lead. Norwood took the loss after giving up three runs on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He struck out one.

Right fielder Johnny Field hit a solo home run in the second inning, his eighth on the year. Field also had an RBI double in the fourth inning. He was 2 for 3 and he scored twice and had the two RBI.

Center fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored on Field’s double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies were put out by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 2-1.

Cory Abbott, Luis Lugo and Michael Rucker combined to throw a two-hitter in this game, but one of those hits was a two-run home run off of Abbott. The final line on Abbott was two runs on two hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out five.

Right fielder Zach Davis tripled and scored on a ground out in the second inning. He was 1 for 3.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were solved by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 3-2.

Starter Jack Patterson gave up just one unearned run on two hits over 4.1 innings. He walked two and struck out four. He also hit two batters.

Manuel Rodriguez allowed two runs in the bottom of the seventh and took the loss. His final line was two runs on three hits over two innings. Rodriguez struck out three and did not walk anyone.

Left fielder Grant Fennell went 2 for 3. He also walked with the bases loaded in the sixth inning for an RBI.

South Bend Cubs

Coming home from Beloit.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds were shut out by the Boise Hawks (Rockies), 3-0.

Starter Kohl Franklin was the tough-luck loser, allowing one run on two hits over four innings. Franklin walked two and struck out five.

DH Nelson Maldonado wand third baseman Jake Slaughter were both 2 for 4 with a double.

AZL Cubs

Cubs 1 lost to Athletics Green, 8-2.

Cubs 2 beat the Reds, 5-3.

Eighth-round pick DJ Herz made his professional debut with a perfect inning on three pitches in this game.