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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 29

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All three teams that played today lost.

Matt Swarmer
Matt Swarmer
Dylan Heuer

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were caught by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 4-3 in 11 innings.

The I-Cubs wasted an excellent start by Matt Swarmer, who allowed just one unearned run on just one hit over 6+ innings. The run came after he left the game in the seventh inning. Swarmer struck out seven and walked three.

Marcus Walden gave up two solo home runs, one in the eighth and one in the ninth, to allow Omaha to send the game into extras. He gave up two runs on three hits over two innings. He walked one and struck out two.

The loss went to Bailey Reid, who allowed the automatic runner in the 11th inning to score. His final line was one unearned run on one hit over one inning. He walked one and did not record a strikeout.

Levi Jordan was 2 for 3 with two walks. He had an RBI single in the third inning and scored on a two-run single by Jared Young in the fifth. Young was 1 for 4.

Center fielder Ian Miller was 2 for 5 and scored once.

Tennessee Smokies

This series was cancelled earlier this week after a COVID outbreak on the Smokies.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs had the hoses turned on them by the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 7-2.

Starter Joe Nahas took the loss after giving up fiver runs on seven hits over four innings. Nahas struck out five and walked one.

Second baseman Bryce Windham went 3 for 4 with a double. He also walked with the bases loaded in the seventh inning for one RBI.

The Cubs had just six hits in this game.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were scorched by the Columbia Fireflies (Royals), 13-4.

Daniel Palencia, whom the Cubs got in the Andrew Chafin deal, started today and didn’t make it out of the second inning. Palencia pitched 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on two hits and six walks. Palencia threw 62 pitches and just 30 of them were strikes. He did strike out two.

Frankie Scalzo Jr. made his low-A debut. He gave up two runs, one earned, on two hits including one solo home run. He struck out two and walked no one.

First baseman Jonathan Sierra had a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning when the Pelicans took a short-lived lead. Sierra was 1 for 3 with a walk.

Shortstop Ed Howard went 1 for 4 with a double and scored on Sierra’s single.

If you want the unhappy highlights, here they are.

ACL Cubs

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