8/29 Cubs Minor League report
Lou Montanez hit his seventh home run in Iowa’s 2-1 loss to Oklahoma City. Alberto Cabrera took the loss, giving up two runs on eight hits over six innings.
Congrats to Iowa’s Bryan LaHair who was named to the All-Pacific Coast League team. This is LaHair’s second post-season honor. He leads all Minor League baseball with 36 home runs and is one homer shy of tying Iowa’s franchise record for home runs in a single season, set by Joe Hicks in 1984.
Also, Blake Parker has agreed to play for the Hermosillo Naranjeros in the Mexican League. The Arizona Fall League was expected to announce its rosters on Tuesday.
Ryan Searle gave up six runs — three earned — on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 loss to Jacksonville. Rebel Ridling extended his hitting streak to 13 games, going 2-for-4 with two doubles.
Ridling was named Hitter of the Week by the Southern League for the week Aug. 22-28. He batted .520 in that stretch with one homer and 11 RBIs.
Evan Crawford had three hits in Daytona’s 10-5 loss to Dunedin. Casey Harman gave up five earned runs on seven hits over five innings and took the loss. Michael Brenly had two hits and one RBI.
Luis Liria threw 6 2/3 shutout innings, giving up one hit and walking three, in Peoria’s 2-0 shutout over Kane County. Rafael Valdes and Kenny Socorro each had two hits.
Ben Wells gave up two runs, none earned, on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Boise’s 9-2 win over Salem-Keizer. Oliver Zapata, Reggie Golden and Paul Hoilman each homered. Kyler Burke converted his first save, giving up three hits and striking out five over 3 1/3 scoreless innings.
Gioskar Amayar had three hits, extending his hitting streak to eight games, in Mesa’s 5-4 win over the D-Backs.
– Carrie Muskat