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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 5

Not much offense in the system tonight, but the Pelicans scored late to top Fireflies. South Bend loses a no-hitter in the 8th.

Max Bain
Max Bain
Max Thoma/South Bend Cubs

There was not much offense on the farm tonight.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were shut out by Indianapolis (Pirates), 2-0.

Starter Keegan Thompson turned in 3.1 innings without allowing a run. He allowed two hits. He did walk three batters while striking out three. He only threw 28 strikes out of his 52 pitches. So good stuff and bad stuff. He was 1 for 1 at the plate.

Matt Swarmer relieved Thompson and took the loss after he surrendered a two-run home run to Anthony Alford for the only runs of the game. Swarmer allowed two runs on three hits over 2.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Center fielder Trayce Thompson was 3 for 4 with a double.

Third baseman Levi Jordan was 2 for 4. That’s all six hits that Iowa had tonight.

Tennessee Smokies

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

Starter Luis Lugo dominated the Biscuits for six innings. He allowed no runs and just one hit. Lugo struck out eight and walked two.

The loss went to Erich Uelmen, who gave up two runs in the seventh inning. Uelmen’s final line was two runs on four hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Second baseman Carlos Sepulveda was 2 for 4. He tripled as the second batter of the game and scored on a wild pitch.

The Smokies had just three hits tonight.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were put out by the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 6-1.

South Bend pitchers took a no-hitter into the eighth inning in this game. Max Bain started and pitched 3.2 innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Bryan King pitched the next 2.1 innings. He struck out two, walked one and hit one batter.

Eury Ramos pitched the seventh inning and did not allow a baserunner. He did not strike anyone out either.

The no-hitter was broken up with an infield single off of Brad Deppermann to lead off the eighth inning. Things went south after that and Deppermann got the loss. He was charged with four runs, three earned, on four hits over just one inning. Deppermann struck out one and walked nobody.

Center fielder Alex Canario had an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning for South Bend’s only run of the game. Canario was 2 for 4.

Second baseman Bryce Windham went 2 for 3 with a walk.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans swallowed up the Columbia Fireflies (Royals), 4-3.

It was a good start for Richard Gallardo, who pitched five innings and gave up just one unearned run on two hits. Gallardo struck out three and walked no one.

The Pelicans scored three runs in the top of the ninth, and that made a winner out of reliever Bailey Reid. Reid pitched two innings of relief without allowing a run or a hit. Reid did walk one and he struck out one.

Right fielder Jacob Wetzel had the big blow in the top of the ninth with a two-run double. He then scored on a single by Fabian Pertusz. Wetzel was 2 for 3 and Pertusz went 1 for 4.

Shortstop Ed Howard also tripled in the sixth inning and scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Verdugo. Howard went 1 for 4 and Verdugo was 1 for 2.

ACL Cubs

Were losing to the White Sox 8-5 in the sixth inning.

Ismael Mena has three hits. Reginald Precaido has a double and a single. Owen Caissie has a double. So the Darvish players keep hitting.