Cubs Minor League Recap: Pete Crow-Armstrong homers and an 18-year-old impresses

The Chicago Cubs minor league affiliates dominated yesterday for the most part with Pete Crow-Armstrong and Yonathan Perlaza demanding promotions and an 18 year-old turning heads.
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Tennessee Smokies (AA) (47-37)

The Tennessee Smokies beat the Mississippi Braves 7-5

This was an awesome win. The Smokies were down 5-2 going into the bottom of the seventh but they scored three to tie it up and then scored another two in the bottom of the eighth to take a 7-5 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. It was a great team win with great individual performances. 

Pete Crow-Armstrong (OF) had a normal day for him. He went 1-for-4 with a two run home run.

Pablo Aliendo (C) went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. 

BJ Murray (3B) went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, and two runs scored to raise his season average back to .249. 

Nelson Maldonado (DH) went 2-for-4 with his 7th home run of the season and a single.

DJ Herz (LHP) went 4.2 innings and gave up five earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six. 

Porter Hodge (RHP) came in in relief and went two scoreless, hitless innings giving up only one walk and striking out three.