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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 15

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Iowa dealt a huge blow to Omaha’s pennant hopes with a 6-5 win. South Bend and Myrtle Beach both lost.

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Johneshwy Fargas
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs escaped from the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-5.

Cory Abbott started and allowed a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning. He only allowed one more hit in his five innings of work. Abbott’s final line was two runs on two hits over five innings. He struck out four and did not walk anyone, although he did hit one batter. It was his fourth win of the season.

The save went to Brendan Little, who pitched the final two innings and allowed one run on three hits. The final play of the game was a caught stealing of home as part of a double steal with runners on first and third. Little struck out two and walked no one.

Center fielder Johneshwy Fargas put the I-Cubs in the lead when he smacked a three-run home run in top of the fifth inning. It was Fargas’s third home run for Iowa and seventh overall. Fargas was 3 for 4 with a double and the home run. He scored twice and had the three runs batted in.

On the very next pitch after Fargas made it 3-2, third baseman Levi Jordan made it 4-2 with his eighth home run of the year and third for Iowa. Jordan went 2 for 4.

In the top of the ninth inning, first baseman Tyler Ladendorf gave the I-Cubs an insurance run that they’d need when he hit a solo home run, his fifth of 2021. Ladendorf was 2 for 4 with two runs scored.

Right fielder Brennen Davis went 2 for 4 and scored on Fargas’s home run.

Nico Hoerner played seven innings at shortstop and was 1 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

It seems the Biloxi Shuckers caught that storm that Omaha is chasing. It was Tropical Storm Nicholas. This game, like yesterday’s, will not be made up.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were burglarized by the Quad Cities River Bandits (Royals), 12-4.

Starter Max Bain took the loss after getting knocked around for seven runs on five hits over 2.2 innings. Bain struck out five, walked four and hit one batter.

Third baseman Jake Slaughter hit a solo home run in the third inning, his third of the year. Slaughter was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored twice.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were shut out by the Augusta GreenJackets (Braves), 4-0.

Tyler Schlaffer was the victim of non-support as he lost after allowing just one run on three hits over five innings. Schlaffer struck out seven and walked only one. He did hit one batter, which led to the only run.

Luis Devers relieved Schlaffer in the sixth inning for his Pelicans debut. It didn’t go that well as he allowed three runs, two earned, on three hits in one inning. Devers walked two and struck out one.

The Pelicans had four hits in this game, all singled, and no walks. Kevin Made, Jordan Nwogu, Jonathan Sierra and Fabian Pertusz had the four singles.

Highlights, such as they are.

ACL Cubs

They don’t play on Wednesday.