Down on the Farm: Eric Jokisch leads Iowa Cubs to first-place


Eric Jokisch led the Iowa Cubs to victory on the mound and the Travis Davis at the plate for the Tennessee Smokies as both teams moved into first place Monday in the Chicago Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs
Iowa 6, Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 0

Jokisch allowed five hits in eight scoreless inning for his third straight win as Iowa shutout the Storm Chasers 6-0.

Jokisch struck out seven and walked none. Mike Olt was 2-for-5 with a two-run double in the first.

Iowa moved around the on the bases, stealing six bases with two each by Kris Bryant, Matt Szczur, and Logan Watkins. Bryant was 2-for-3 with a double and two walks while scoring two runs and one RBI.

Szczur was 1-for-5with two runs scored and Watkins was 1-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Tennessee Smokies
Tennessee 3, Pensacola Blue Wahoos (Reds) 2

Taylor Davis hit a solo home run in the fifth inning then a two-run double in the sixth to account for all of the Smokies run in a 3-2 win over the Wahoos.

It was Davis’ third home run this year and he went 3-for-3 with a walk.

Frank Batista loaded the bases with two outs after an infield single, hit batsman and a walk. Batista got a fly out to end the game and get his ninth save for the Smokies.

Eduardo Figueroa allowed two runs on five hits, striking out six and walking one over five innings. Lendy Castillo relieved Figueroa and walked the first two batters then a groundout put runners in scoring position before Castillo struck out the next two to end the threat.

Castillo got his first win of the season, he pitched a scoreless sixth and struck out two.

Daytona Cubs
Double-header at Charlotte was rained out.

Kane County Cougars
The Cougars game against the Peoria Chiefs was suspended in the bottom of the first with the scored tied at 1. They will resume play Wednesday.

Boise Hawks
All-Star Break

AZL Cubs
Giants 10, Cubs 5

The Cubs held a 3-0 lead until the fifth when the Giants scored at least two runs in the next four innings as the Cubs fell 10-5.

Ivan Pineyro allowed two runs on five hit, striking out two and walking one over 4 1/3 innings. The Cubs second-round pick Jake Stinnett made his professional debut and forced two groundouts in 2/3 of the fifth.

Jefferson Mejia allowed five runs, three earned, on five hits for the loss. He walked two and struck out one.

Andrew Ely hit his fourth home run of the season in the fifth and was 3-for-5. Ricardo Marcano and Roney Alcala were 3-for-5 with an RBI, Eloy Jimenez was 2-for-5, Adonis Paula 2-for-4, and Gleyber Torres 2-for-2 with an RBI.

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