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Cubs Minor League Daily: Hannemann Returns, Happ Homers (Again)

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Do you realize that, prior to last night anyway, Ian Happ had not homered since April 16. That’s like… five whole days without a Happ homer. I’m not sure how we got through that long of a drought.

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But the drought is over. Happ hit his seventh of the season last night, and now he is back on pace for a (140 game) season total of 61.

The Cubs were in New Orleans for this game, so video may or may not be available. If one appears, we’ll make sure you see it.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 4, New Orleans 3
Iowa and New Orleans traded late inning rallies as Iowa got back to even.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Birmingham 4, Tennessee 3
Tennessee scored twice in the ninth, but came up one short.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 6, Down East 3
The Pelicans scored five times in the final three frames as they pulled back to .500.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 4, Dayton 2
The Cubs are now tied for first place. With Dayton.


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Other Notes

  • Happ was in center field for this game, and from center he cut down a runner at home. Again, here’s hoping some video becomes available.
  • As seen above, Jacob Hannemann is out of extended spring training and back with Tennessee. Remaining notable prospects still waiting to appear in a game this season include Eloy Jimenez (is back to playing in Mesa, could be back soon) and Jake Stinnett (still listed as active for Myrtle Beach, but is not on the roster).

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  • After Iowa scored in the top of the ninth to beat New Orleans, the Baby Cakes fired someone out of a cannon – no word on if those two events were connected:


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Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.

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