Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Matt Mervis and Alexander Canario homer

The Chicago Cubs had their bats explode with power in the minor leagues yesterday, even if the pitching performances were a little less than stellar.

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Tennessee Smokies (AA) (65-49)

The Tennessee Smokies lost to the Chattanooga Lookouts 8-2

The Smokies took the loss as they weren’t able score a run after the first inning. They jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning but coughed it up in the bottom of the third as the Lookouts took a 4-2 lead and never looked back. 

Haydn McGeary (1B) went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. 

BJ Murray (3B) went 1-for-3 with his 25th double of the season, a walk and an RBI. 

Jordan Nwogu (OF) went 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks, coming off of a week where he was named the Southern League player of the week

Chris Kachmar (RHP) wasn’t great yesterday. He lasted 2.1 innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on three hits and a walk while striking out four. 

Blake Whitney (RHP) had the lone positive pitching performance as he pitched the last two innings of the game and only gave up one hit and one walk while striking out one.