The Iowa Cubs were rammed by the Columbus Clippers (Guardians), 6-5.
Starter Mike Hauschild pitched four innings and gave up four runs on four hits. Three of those runs came on a three-run home run in the bottom of the first. Hauschild walked one and struck out one.
The loss went to Dakota Mekkes, who pitched the seventh inning and surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk. Mekkes struck out two.
Right fielder Trayce Thompson hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his 11th of the season. Thompson was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Left fielder Nick Martini stayed hot and hit a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to temporarily give the I-Cubs the lead. It was Martini’s third home run of the six-game series in Columbus and his seventh on the year. Martini went 1 for 5.
Center fielder Ian Miller was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Miller also stole a base. He had two RBI, one each on his two hits.
All nine Cubs in the starting lineup had at least one hit.
The Tennessee Smokies were leading 1-0 in the second inning when the game was suspended for rain. The game will be completed on August 31.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were shut out by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (Brewers), 3-0.
The Cubs’ fourth-round pick from 2019, Chris Clarke, made his South Bend debut today and didn’t pitch badly, but got the loss anyway. (He had one earlier appearance for the ACL team.) Clarke allowed one run on four hits. He struck out three and did not walk anyone.
South Bend had three hits in this game, all singles.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were brought to heel by the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays), 7-0.
Starter Richard Gallardo got the loss after allowing five runs on five hits over five innings. Two of those five hits were home runs. Only two of the five runs were earned, however. Gallardo walked one and struck out three.
The Pelicans had five hits in this game, all singles. Center fielder Ezequiel Pagan was 2 for 4.
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