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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: September 7

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Kevin Made hits his first home run in a Pelicans win. South Bend loses it late. Toledo’s Zack Short returns to Iowa.

Yonathan Perlaza
Yonathan Perlaza
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Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs laid an egg against the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers), 8-2.

Luis Lugo started and took the loss. He surrendered four runs on six hits, two of which were home runs. Lugo walked three and struck out five.

Dakota Mekkes pitched the sixth inning and retired the side in order, striking out one. He also faced his former teammate and fellow podcaster Zack Short on the mound for the first time.

Short got in his revenge when he hit a grand slam in the top of the ninth inning off of Aneuris Rosario.

Third baseman Tyler Ladendorf hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth. It was his fourth home run of the season. Ladendorf was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice fly, so he had both of Iowa’s RBI in this game.

Right fielder Greg Deichmann was 1 for 4 with a double. He scored in the second inning on Ladendorf’s sac fly.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies got smoked by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 14-1.

Starter Joe Nahas kept the Lookouts from scoring in the first two innings and then gave up one run in the third. Everything fell apart in the fourth. Nahas’ final line was nine runs on ten hits over 4.2 innings. Only six of the nine runs were earned, Nahas walked one and hit two batters. He struck out one.

Catcher Harrison Wenson was 2 for 3 with double and a sacrifice fly.

We shall never speak of this game again.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs lost a finger to the Beloit Snappers (Marlins), 11-5.

Bailey Horn gave up a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning but mostly settled down after that. Horn pitched the first four inning and allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits. He struck out four, walked three and hit one batter.

It was the Tale of Two Baileys tonight as Bailey Reid took the loss when he got hammered for five runs in the bottom of the eighth. Reid allowed the five runs on just one hit, which was a grand slam by Troy Johnston. Reid walked four and struck out one in his two-thirds of an inning.

Right fielder Yonathan Perlaza hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, his 13th this year. He was 1 for 4.

Catcher Pablo Aliendo was 2 for 4 and scored once.

First baseman Tyler Durna went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI single in the third inning.

Left fielder Yohendrick Pinango was 2 for 5.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans brought the Charleston RiverDogs (Rays) to heel, 8-6. The win moved the Pelicans season record back over .500 and snapped an eight-game winning streak by the RiverDogs.

Richard Gallardo picked up his third win of the season after pitching five innings and giving up two runs on three hits. One of the two runs was unearned. Gallardo walked two and struck out four.

Jarod Wright entered the game in the bottom of the seventh inning and went the rest of the way to get the save. Wright gave up no runs on just one hit over 2.2 innings. He also stranded a runner on third with one out in the seventh. Wright struck out two and walked no one.

Shortstop Kevin Made hit his first professional home run in this game and it was a big one—a grand slam in the fourth inning. Made was 2 for 5 and scored twice.

Left fielder Jordan Nwogu stayed hot, going 3 for 5 with a stolen base.

Center fielder Christian Franklin was 1 for 3 with a double and two walks. One of those walks came with the bases loaded (just before Made’s slam) for one run batted in. Franklin scored twice.

Right fielder Felix Stevens made his Pelicans debut and he went 1 for 5 with an RBI double in the third inning.

Here’s Made’s home run.

ACL Cubs

Lost to the Rockies, 7-4.