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Cubs Minor League Daily: Eclipse Day Reaches Minor League Baseball

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If you live in or are traveling to the path of the total eclipse, then there may be a minor league game near you. Seven minor league team have home games today in that narrow band, and all seven of them are planning eclipse related events. Bowling Green and Nashville are the closest total eclipse baseball towns to the Midwest.


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Those just want to be hang out at a baseball game during a pretty cool partial eclipse do have one Cubs’ game available. South Bend starts playing in Lansing at 12:05, and I’m pretty sure there should still be some portion of the sun blocked while that game is played. Just don’t try to look at the sun to see how blocked it is. That would be bad. Look at the sun too long and you’ll never see another baseball game again.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 9, Nashville 1
Another day, another well pitched game for Iowa.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Chattanooga 11, Tennessee 6
If the Smokies were home today, they’d be in the path of totality. But they aren’t.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 2, Wilmington 1
Thanks to a Wilmington error, the Pelicans turned just four hits into a pair of runs.


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Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 8, Lansing 6
The Cubs had to come back from a five run deficit to take this one.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Boise 11, Eugene 6 in fifteen innings.
Despite four errors and being outhit 22 to 11, the Emeralds forced this game into six extra frames.


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Rookie: AZL Cubs
White Sox 9, Cubs 4
The Cubs were shut out until the eighth.

Other Notes

  • When he isn’t filling his role as ‘famous Cubs’ fan’, Bill Murray is the part owner of a minor league team. On that tenuous connection, here’s something on Murray, baseball, eclipses, and the end of the world.
  • The Iowa Cubs will get to see the total eclipse first-hand. They are still in Nashville today, but they won’t be playing while the astronomy is happening.

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  • Taylor Davis’s homer in the I-Cubs game was of the inside-the-park variety, and Brett noted the lessons to take away from it.

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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.