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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 17

Tough night on the farm as Iowa loses two games in walk-off fashion. Only the ACL team won.

Richard Gallardo
Richard Gallardo
Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were swept in a doubleheader by the St. Paul Saints (Twins), 6-5 in the completion of a suspended game and 4-3 in eight innings in the regularly-scheduled game.

Game one was a suspended game from June 20 and featured Dee Strange-Gordon and Michael Hermosillo on the roster.

Joe Biagini started back in June and allowed one run on four hits over two innings. He struck out one and walked no one.

Ryan Kellogg pitched six innings in the middle of this game—two innings in June and four innings tonight. He took a trip down to Tennessee at the end of the fourth inning but made it back in time for the fifth. Kellogg gave up two runs on four hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone.

The loss went to Tony Cingrani, who blew a three-run lead and a save opportunity in the bottom of the ninth. Cingrani gave up three runs on two hits and a walk over two-thirds of an inning. He struck out two. He also got ejected by the home plate umpire after he gave up the game-tying double. Ethan Roberts came in and gave up the walk-off single to score the inherited run.

Center fielder Trayce Thompson went 1 for 4 with a triple and a walk. He scored once. Thompson also stole a base.

First baseman Nick Martini went 0 for 2 with three walks. He scored one run.

In game two, Cory Abbott took the mound to start the game and he went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits. Abbott walked five and struck out five.

After the I-Cubs failed to score in the top of the eighth inning, Juan Gámez entered the game with the automatic runner on second. Gámez took the loss after allowing two singles to score the game-winning run. He did strike out one batter.

DH Jared Young went 2 for 3 with one run scored and one RBI.

Center fielder Ian Miller was 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were rained out. No makeup date was announced.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were hijacked by the Quad Cities River Bandits (Royals), 9-2.

Starter Max Bain was cruising in this game as he did not give up a run over the first four innings. Things fell apart in the fifth when he got tagged for five runs, including a grand slam by Nick Loftin.

Bain’s final line was five runs on six hits over 4.2 innings. Bain walked four, hit one batter and struck out two.

Left fielder Bradley Beesley clubbed his third home run of the year with the bases empty in the fourth inning. He also drove in South Bend’s other run on sacrifice fly in the fifth. Beesley was 1 for 3.

Third baseman Jake Slaughter went 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were hammered by the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Astros), 8-1.

Starter Richard Gallardo took the loss after giving up two runs on two hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out four.

It was a Pelicans debut to forget for Porter Hodge. Hodge relieved Gallardo in the sixth and was pounded for four runs on three hits and a walk over just a third of an inning. He did strike out one batter.

Second baseman Fabian Pertusz was 2 for 3. He doubled to lead off the top of the fifth inning and scored the Pelicans only run later on a single by Ezequiel Pagan. Pagan was 1 for 4.

Jonathan Sierra was 2 for 4 with a double.

ACL Cubs

Beat the Rockies, 4-2.