8/3 Iowa Cubs Friday update
The Iowa Cubs lost 4-1 Friday night, and lost another pitcher. Rodrigo Lopez was placed on the DL with a shoulder problem, and Ryan Rowland-Smith called up to make a spot start. Rowland-Smith delivered a quality start, giving up one run on two hits and striking out six over six innings, but it wasn’t enough. Jaye Chapman, acquired in the Braves’ deal, took the loss, giving up three runs in one inning.
* Blake Parker, on the disabled list with a right elbow stress reaction, has joined Iowa to begin his rehab assignment.
— Carrie Muskat