It’s the final week of the season for every Cubs minor league team other than Iowa.
Nice debut for Brennen Davis in Omaha.
The Iowa Cubs mauled the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-1.
Starting pitcher Ryan Kellogg allowed only one run on three hits over four innings. Kellogg struck out three and walked one.
Ethan Roberts relieved Kellogg and got the win because Kellogg didn’t go five innings. Roberts only allowed one baserunner over two innings—a hit batsman. Roberts struck out two.
In his first Triple-A at-bat in the second inning, right fielder Brennen Davis smacked an 0-2 pitch over the left-center field wall for a solo home run. In his second Triple-A at-bat, Davis knocked an 0-1 pitch over the center field wall for a two-run home run in the fourth inning. Davis finished the night 2 for 5 with three RBI. He struck out twice, but I should mention that the final one was looking on a 3-2 pitch that appeared to be quite a bit inside. Davis certainly thought so. Davis now has 17 home runs this year.
Left fielder Greg Deichmann went 3 for 5 with a double. He knocked in three runs and scored once.
Third baseman Andrew Romine went 2 for 3 with a walk.
Nico Hoerner played five innings at shortstop in this game in his rehab assignment. Hoerner had an RBI double in the second inning and scored on a single by Deichmann. Hoerner was 1 for 3.
Here’s the first Davis home run.
New level? No problem!— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) September 15, 2021
Brennen Davis homers in his first Triple-A at-bat. pic.twitter.com/mKVikg9wMV
And here is the second one
No update on the fan in left field, but Brennen Davis did in fact hit his second home run of the night.— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) September 15, 2021
The Chicago Cubs' No. 1 prospect is now 2-for-2 with two home runs in his Triple-A debut. pic.twitter.com/HBblFMQfLB
The Smokies were rained out in Biloxi. They’re not going to bother making this one up.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were hijacked by the Quad Cities River Bandits (Royals), 5-4.
Jordan Wicks started this game and he gave up three-straight two-out hits in the first inning and the third one was a two-run triple. Wicks final line was two runs on four hits over 1.2 innings. He walked one and struck out one.
It was a good outing in relief by Tyler Santana, who held the River Bandits scoreless over 4.1 innings. Santana did allow three hits and he issued four walks while striking out three. He hit one batter.
The score was tied 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth when Eduarnial Nunez came in to pitch. He took the loss after giving up an unearned run on one hit. Nunez did not walk or strike out anyone, but he did hit one batter.
Third baseman Jake Slaughter hit a two-run home run in the top of the second inning. It was his second home run of 2021. Slaughter went 2 for 4.
Second baseman Bryce Windham went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBI.
First baseman Tyler Durna went 2 for 4 with a double and scored twice.
Left fielder Yohendrick Pinango was 2 for 5 with a double. He’s now batting .299 as a 19-year-old in High-A—although it’s just 19 games.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got stung by the Augusta GreenJackets (Braves), 5-4.
Starter Richard Gallardo took the loss after allowing five runs on ten hits over 4.2 innings. Gallardo struck out five and walked two.
Shortstop Kevin Made went 2 for 5 with an RBI double in the fifth inning.
DH Owen Caissie was 1 for 2 with a double and three walks. He scored one run.
Center fielder Christian Franklin was 0 for 2 with three walks. He also scored once.