It’s the “everyone loses” edition of the Minor League Wrap. But at least the Smokies actually played, although their bench and bullpen was made up of players promoted from South Bend and the ACL.
The Iowa Cubs lost to Indianapolis (Pirates), 6-2.
Ryan Kellogg started and took the loss after giving up four runs on ten hits over five innings. Kellogg did not strike out anyone and walked four, although two of those were intentional.
Jared Young was 2 for 4 with an RBI triple in the fourth inning. He then scored on a Trent GIambrone ground out.
The I-Cubs had just four hits tonight.
The Tennessee Smokies actually played but they were shot into orbit by the Rocket City Trash Pandas (Angels), 9-0.
Starter Javier Assad was rocked for eight runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings. Four of those eight runs were unearned thanks to three Smokies errors. Two of the seven hits Assad allowed were home runs. He walked three and struck out three.
Center fielder Christopher Morel went 3 for 4.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were capsized by the Lake County Captains (Guardians), 8-5.
Bailey Horn, acquired in the Ryan Tepera deal, got his first South Bend start and gave up three solo home runs in the first two innings. Horn’s final line was three runs on four hits over 2.2 innings. He walked three and struck out five.
The Cubs tied the game 4-4 after scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh and Tanner Jesson-Dalton came on to pitch the top of the eighth. He retired the side in order in the eighth inning, but then he got rocked when he came out to start the ninth and took the loss. Jesson-Dalton’s final line was four runs on four hits and three walks over 1.2 innings. He struck out two.
Right fielder Alexander Canario hit a solo home run with two out in the ninth to make it a little closer. It was Canario’s seventh home run with the Cubs and 16th overall. He was 1 for 4.
Catcher Bryce Windham was 3 for 4 with two doubles and he scored one run.
DH Tyler Durna had a pair of doubles in a 2 for 4 game. He drove in one.
Shortstop Luis Vazquez went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored once.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were scratched by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Guardians), 7-3.
Starter Manuel Espinoza took the loss after giving up four runs, three earned, on three hits over 4.2 innings. Espinoza retired the first 11 batters of the game before the Hillcats started to get to him in the fourth inning. Espinoza struck out seven and walked two.
DH Owen Caissie hit his first low-A home run, a solo blast that went 405 feet, in the fourth inning. Caissie went 1 for 4.
Left fielder Jordan Nwogu went 2 for 4 with one run scored.
Second-round pick James Triantos had a solo home run in this game.