Down on the Farm: Kris Bryant hits 37th HR, Daytona breaks out


Kris Bryant hit a two-run home run for his 37th of the year to tie Joey Gallo for the minor league lead, but the Iowa Cubs were crushed while the Daytona Cubs busted out of their slump in a big way in the Chicago Cubs minor-league action Thursday.

Iowa Cubs
Oklahoma City Redhawks (Astros) 16, Iowa 4

Manny Ramirez and Bryant each hit two-run homers, but starter Carlos Pimentel gave up five runs in the first inning and two in the second as Iowa fell 16-4.

Pimentel stayed in the game through five innings and allowed nine runs on 14 hits. He walked two and struck out two.

Ramirez was activated from the disabled list and hit his second homer of the season in the fourth. He was 2-for-4 and Bryant was 1-for-2 with two walks.

Tennessee Smokies

Rained out and play a double header Friday.

Daytona Cubs
Daytona 18, Clearwater Threshers (Phillies) 2

Rock Shoulders, Dan Vogelbach, and Kyle Schwarber all homered behind Tayler Scot’s seven innings of four-hit ball for a big 18-2 Daytona win.

The 18 run total is the most runs Daytona has scored in their past seven games combined. Daytona had 14 hits and 12 walks.

Scott gave up a two-run homer for the only Threshers’ runs of the game, striking out seven and walking none for the win.

Shoulders homered in the third for his 10th homer of the season. He was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Daytona scored four runs in the seventh before Vogelbach launched his 13th homer of the season for his only hit in the game. He walked twice and scored three runs.

Schwarber hit a lead off homer in the seventh for his 11th of the year and third with Daytona. It was also Schwarber’s first three-hit game for Daytona, he went 3-for-4 with two walks while scoring three runs and driving in three.

Billy McKinny was 3-for-4 with two walks, an RBI, and scored two runs. Jacob Hannemann was 3-for-6 with two runs scored and hit two RBIs.

Kane County Cougars
Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins) 4, Kane County 3 in 11 innings

Francisco Carrillo entered the game in the 11th and gave up consecutive doubles for Cedar Rapids to down Kane County 4-3.

Starter Duane Underwood continued his strong outings, allowing only one run on four hits. He struck out seven and walked one.

David Garner gave up two runs in relief before Jasvir Rakkar kept the game scoreless by throwing 2 1/3 scoreless innings and allowed only one hit. Rakkar struck out two and walked none.

Chesny Young was the only Cougar with a multi-hit game, he was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.

Boise Hawks
Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants) 9, Boise 5

Mark Zagunis hit a two-run homer in the seventh, but Boise’s comeback fell short in a 9-5 loss.

Starater Josh Conway allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits over 2 1/3 innings for the loss. Conway struck out two and walked one.

David Bote was 3-for-5 with a run scored and Bryant Flete went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single for Boise.

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