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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 6

Only 2 games got played today and the Cubs system split them.

Nelson Velazquez
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Rain left a light schedule today, yet the Storm Chasers were one of the teams that played.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-3.

Starter Adrian Sampson took the loss after he allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings. Four of the eight hits were solo home runs. Sampson struck out three and walked one.

Michael Rucker gave up a three-run home run later in this game, so the Storm Chasers hit five home runs off of Iowa pitching. Bubba Starling and Gabriel Cancel each had two homers.

Shortstop Andrew Romine went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple. He also walked once. Romine scored twice and had one run batted in.

Left fielder Micheal Hermosilo was 2 for 4 with one RBI.

Center fielder Ian Miller was 2 for 4 with a double.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies series finale in Birmingham was rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader in Tennessee when the Barons come in August.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs drilled the Lansing Lugnuts (Athletics), 12-8.

Derek Casey started and got the win after allowing two runs on three hits over 5.2 innings. Casey walked four and struck out eight.

Burl Carraway gave up a hit for the first time as a professional (in 9.2 previous innings) in one inning of relief. He gave up two runs on two hits, two walks and a hit batsman. Carraway struck out two.

Right fielder Nelson Velazquez hit two home runs today. The first came with a man on in the third inning and the second one was a solo shot in the eighth. He now has five home runs on the season. Velazquez also doubled in a 3 for 5 game. He scored twice and had the three total RBI.

First baseman Tyler Durna hit a grand slam in the fourth inning. Durna went 2 fof 4 with a double and a walk. He had five total RBI and he scored twice.

Second baseman Bryce Windham was 3 for 5 with two runs scored.

Shortstop Josue Huma went 2 for 5 with a walk. He had two runs batted in and two runs scored.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Rained out. They’ll play a doubleheader the next time Columbia comes to town, which is in mid-July.