Cubs Farm Report | June 6, 2024: No Shortage of Offense for Iowa, Triantos Powers the Smokies, More

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There was no shortage of offense for Iowa in a doubleheader split with Toledo, and the Smokies topped the Barons thanks to a solid day for James Triantos. That and more in today’s Cubs Farm Report.

Cubs Farm Report | June 6, 2024

Triple-A Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs split a doubleheader with the Toledo Mud Hens. They won the continuation of Tuesday’s game 10-2 and lost the regularly-scheduled seven-inning game 10-8. Dan Straily started and went four innings, Sam McWilliams relieved Straily, and Hunter Bigge and Colten Brewer also contributed in relief. Brennen Davis hit a two-run home run, and Alexander Canario and Bryce Windham had notable performances at the plate.

In game two, starter Chris Clarke allowed two runs over four innings, Keegan Thompson and Daniel Palencia struggled on the mound, and catcher Ali Sánchez hit a two-run home run. First baseman Bryce Windham and second baseman Miles Mastrobuoni had solid performances at the plate, while third baseman Nick Madrigal had to leave the game after being hit by a pitch.

Notable Performances (Game 1)

Owen Caissie | 1-2, HR, 4 RBI, 2 BB
Brennen Davis | 2-4, HR, 3 RBI
Luis Vazquez | 2-5, 2 RBI

Notable Performances (Game 2)

Ali Sánchez | 2-3, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Nick Madrigal | 1-1, 2B, RBI, BB
Bryce Windham | 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI

FINAL (G1): Cubs 10, Mud Hens 2 | Box Score
FINAL (G2): Cubs 8, Mud Hens 10 | Box Score

Double-A Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies defeated the Birmingham Barons 3-1. Connor Noland provided a strong start for the Smokies, allowing only one unearned run on five hits over six innings. Blake Whitney and Frankie Scalzo Jr. contributed to retiring the final nine Barons batters, with Whitney earning the win and Scalzo securing the save.

James Triantos hit a solo home run in the first inning and an RBI double in the eighth, helping the Smokies secure the win. Matt Shaw also contributed with an RBI single. Triantos went 3-for-4, while Shaw went 1-for-4, and the team had a total of five hits in the game.

Notable Performances

James Triantos | 3-4, HR, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Matt Shaw | 1-4, 2B, RBI
Kevin Alcántara | 1-4, K
Moises Ballesteros 0-4, K

FINAL: Smokies 3, Barons 1 | Box Score

High-A South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs lost 3-2 to the West Michigan Whitecaps. Sam Armstrong pitched five scoreless innings and struck out three batters. Mitchell Tyranski gave up a two-run home run and took the loss. Jefferson Rojas had a strong performance, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base, while Pedro Ramirez went 2-for-4.

Notable Performances

Jefferson Rojas | 2-3, BB, RBI, R
Pedro Ramirez | 2-4
Sam Armstrong | 5.0 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 3 K, 0 BB

FINAL: Cubs 2, Whitecaps 3 | Box Score

Low-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans lost to Augusta GreenJackets 4-3 when the game was called in the top of the sixth inning due to rain. Mason McGwire pitched the first inning only and got the loss after allowing two runs on three hits. The Pelicans were frustrated as they had scored a run in the top of the sixth inning and loaded the bases when the game was called due to a rain delay, which was the third delay of the game. Catcher Frank Hernandez was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Notable Performances

Mason McGwire | 1.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 K, 1 BB
Reginald Preciado | 1-4, 2B, R
Frank Hernandez | 1-2, 2 BB

FINAL: Pelicans 3, GreenJackets 4 (F/6) | Box Score

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