Down on the Farm: Mike Olt grand slam, Dan Straily strong start


Mike Olt his grand slam, Jorge Soler was a triple shy of the cycle, and Dan Straily dominated the strike zone with nine strikeouts of six-hit ball in seven innings to carry the Iowa Cubs to a game and a half lead over Omaha Tuesday in the Chicago Cubs minor-league action.

Iowa Cubs
Iowa 7, Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals) 4

Straily went seven strong innings to get his second consecutive win. He gave up two unearned runs on six hits, and tied a season-best with nine strikeouts. Straily did not walk a batter for the first time since July 20, 2013 with Oakland — a span of 35 starts between Oakland, triple-A Sacramento and Iowa.

Olt hit a grand slam in the third, his second homer for Iowa. He was 2-for-4 with a walk and four RBIs.

Soler fell a triple short of the cycle and was 3-for-5 with an RBI in the first, third, and fifth including a solo homer in the fifth. It was Soler’s 11th homer of the year and fourth with Iowa.

Bryant had two hits and two runs scored to extend his streak with at least one hit and run scored to nine straight games. He has hit .400 (12-for-30) with three doubles, three home runs, 14 runs scored, and seven RBI during this streak.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies had an off day and will play the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks) Wednesday.

Daytona Cubs
Daytona 3, Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) 1

Dan Vogelbach hit a sacrifice fly and Billy McKinney lined a two out, two-run single in the eighth to snap Daytona’s 33 scoreless inning streak in a 3-1 comeback win.

Starter Rob Zastryzny allowed one run on five hits, striking out five and walking one over five innings. Stephen Perakslis entered and only allowed one baserunner on a walk over three innings to take the win.

Zack Godley gave up a hit and a walk while striking out two for his fourth save on the season.

Jacob Hannemann was the only Cub with a multi-hit game, he was 2-for-5 while Rock Shoulders was 0-for-1 with three walks.

Kane County Cougars
Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals) 4, Kane County 1 in rain delay game
Kane County 4, Peoria 1 in 7 innings

Kane County split a doubleheader with Peoria, losing the rain delay game from Monday and taking the seven-inning second game.

Duane Underwood started Monday and allowed two hits with one strikeout before the rain came in the second. He only faced four batters.

Jen-Ho Tseng, who was recently named the Cubs minor league pitcher of July, started Tuesday with the game tied 1-1 with two out. Tseng gave up a two-run homer to the first batter he faced, but then he settled in. He allowed only one run on two hits over the next 6 1/3 innings.

Peoria added another run in the eighth on a single off Michael Heesch.

Chesny Young was 2-for-4 with a RBI single in the first and Danny Lockhart was 2-for-3.

Game Two
Ben Carhart reached on a throwing error for a run to score, Young stole home and hit a RBI single in the fifth, and Jeffrey Baez hit a solo shot in the seventh to take game two.

Kane County is now tied for first place with Cedar Rapids.

Starter Ben Wells allowed one earned run on four hits, a single in the first, over six innings for the win. He walked one and struck out none.

Tyler Bremer struck out one in the seventh as he recorded his 11th save on the season.

Boise Hawks
All-Star Break

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