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8/9 Smokies moves

Tennessee added pitcher Nick Struck to the roster, and Zac Rosscup was promoted to Triple-A Iowa. Struck, 23, comes to the Smokies from Iowa where he started the 2013 campaign. With the I-Cubs, he was 6-8 with a 6.17 ERA (75 ER/109 1/3 IP) in 22 appearances (20 starts). The right-hander is no stranger to East Tennessee, having spent parts of the 2011-12 seasons with the Smokies. Last season, Struck led the Southern League with 14 wins, which guided him to Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year honors. The Damascus, Ore. native was selected by the Cubs in the 39th round of the 2009 draft out of Mt. Hood (Ore.) Community College.

Rosscup, 25, was 2-1 with three saves and a 2.49 ERA (12 ER/43 1/3 IP) in 37 relief appearances for the Smokies this season. The Clackamas, Ore. native was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 28th round of the 2009 draft, then traded to the Cubs, along with RHP Matt Garza and OF Fernando Perez for RHP Chris Archer, C Robinson Chirinos, INF Hak-Ju Lee, OF Sam Fuld and OF Brandon Guyer.

7/11 Minor matters

Brad Nelson had three hits and his team-leading 54th RBI in Iowa’s 6-5 loss to New Orleans. Nick Struck gave up three earned runs over five innings and took the loss. Donnie Murphy had two hits, including a double, and one RBI.

Arismendy Alcantara, who will play in the All-Star Futures Game, had three hits and one RBIs in Tennessee’s 7-2 win over Jackson in the first game of a doubleheader. Justin Bour also had three hits and two RBIs. P.J. Francescon picked up the win, pitching three innings of relief. In the second game, Eric Jokisch gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 5-2 victory. Rubi Silva and Alcantara each homered. Alcantara’s was a three-run shot.

Dustin Geiger hit his 10th home run in Daytona’s 7-6 loss to Lakeland. Zach Cates did not get a decision. He gave up two runs over seven innings.

Jeimer Candelario hit a home run and drove in two runs in Kane County’s 7-2 loss to South Bend. Albert Almora extended his hitting streak to four games with two hits, including a double.

Jose Dore hit his first home run, a two-run shot, in Boise’s 6-5 loss to Vancouver. Shawon Dunston had two hits.

Marcos Mateo threw one inning in Mesa’s 14-2 romp over the Padres. Zak Blair and Yasiel Balaguert each had two hits. Mateo, who was on a rehab assignment, was assigned to Tennessee along with catcher Lance Rymel. Also, Smokies catcher Chad Noble was promoted to Triple-A Iowa. Mateo, 29, rejoins Tennessee where he spent parts of the 2009 and 2010 seasons with the Smokies. The right-handed pitcher is coming off an injury that caused him to miss the entire 2012 season.

6/30 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up three runs over six innings in Iowa’s 8-5 victory over Omaha. Logan Watkins had two hits, including his eighth home run, and one RBIs, and Ty Wright hit a home run, a two-run shot in the eighth.

Eric Jokisch threw 6 1/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 13-0 win over Montgomery. Jokisch struck out seven and scattered three hits. Rubi Silva provided the offense, hitting a grand slam in the third. He also hit a double, and finished with a season-high five RBIs. Arismendy Alcantara had two hits and two RBIs. In his first game with the Smokies, John Andreoli had three hits and two RBIs.

Pierce Johnson gave up three runs over five innings in Daytona’s 3-2 loss to Clearwater.

Dan Vogelbach hit his 12th home run and drove in two runs in Kane County’s 10-9, 11-inning loss to Wisconsin. Reggie Golden and Gioskar Amaya each had three hits.

Yaseil Balaguert hit his third home run and Shawon Dunston and David Bote each had two hits in Boise’s 8-6 win over Eugene.

Zak Blair had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in three runs in Mesa’s 8-6 win over the Athletics. Jesse Hodges had three hits, and Victor Garcia picked up the win in relief.

6/24 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up five earned runs over five innings in Iowa’s 6-0 loss to Memphis. Barret Loux gave up two hits and struck out four over two innings of relief work.

Tennessee lost its third straight, dropping a 5-2 decision to Chattanooga. Eric Jokisch gave up three runs over six innings and struck out five.

Kyler Burke gave up one run on three hits over six innings in a 6-1 victory over Lakeland. Ben Carhart had three hits, and Zeke DeVoss, Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger each had two hits.

Carlos Escobar hit his first home run in Kane County’s 6-1 loss to Quad Cities.

Duane Underwood gave up six earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 8-6 loss to Spokane. The Hawks did collect 14 hits in the game, including three by Kevin Encarnacion and three by Jacob Rogers.

Mesa had Sunday off, and will play the Angels on Monday.

6/19 Minor matters

Tuesday’s games

Nick Struck threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings as Iowa blanked Nashville, 7-0. Struck fanned three and scattered three hits. Dave Sappelt had three hits and three RBIs, and Logan Watkins and Brian Bogusevic each had two hits. Steve Clevenger added another hit and RBI, and was batting .364.

Tennessee had the day off and will return to action Wednesday at Chattanooga to begin the second half of the season.

Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each hit grand slams to lead Daytona to a 14-8 victory over Clearwater. For Baez, it was his 14th homer of the season. Kyler Burke started, and did not get a decision. He gave up four runs over four innings. Saunders finished with three hits.

Kane County had the day off for the Midwest League All-Star game, which the East win, 6-5. Dan Vogelbach was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI in the game for the West, and Tayler Scott struck out a batter in two-thirds of an inning.

Shawon Dunston had two hits and scored a run in Boise’s 9-2 loss to Salem-Keizer. Trey Lang started and gave up four earned runs over four innings.

5/30 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up four runs on eight hits over five innings in Iowa’s 4-3 loss to Nashville. Iowa had the go-ahead run on in the ninth but couldn’t score. Brooks Raley starts Thursday.

Arismendy Alcantara had three hits in Tennessee’s 6-3 loss to Birmingham. Yeiper Castillo took the loss, giving up five runs over 3 2/3 innings.

Zach Cates threw six shutout innings as Daytona beat Tampa, 3-0. Cates struck out five. John Andreoli and Zeke DeVoss each had two hits.

Pierce Johnson gave up one run over 5 2/3 innings in Kane County’s 2-1 loss to Quad Cities. Johnson struck out seven. Marco Hernandez had two hits.

5/14 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up four runs over six innings and Donnie Murphy hit a home run and drove in three in Iowa’s 6-4 win over Reno. Murphy was 2-for-4. Struck struck out four and gave up 11 hits. The I-Cubs matched a franchise record with five double plays in the game.

Rubi Silva and Rafael Lopez both homered to lead Tennessee to a 6-4 win over Jackson. The Smokies scored four runs in the top of the ninth for the win. Matt Szczur had two hits, including a double, and was batting .458 in his last five games. Silva hit his third home run in his last six games. Trey McNutt struck out three and picked up the win in relief.

Zach Cates gave up three runs over six innings but took the loss in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Charlotte. Jorge Soler was named Florida State League Player of the Week. In four games, he was 7-for-15 with three doubles, a triple, two home runs, four RBIs and scored five runs. He has reached base in 10 consecutive games.

Pierce Johnson gave up four runs over six innings in Kane County’s 4-0 loss to Clinton. Gioskar Amaya and Dan Vogelbach each had two hits.

4/24 Minor matters

Nick Struck gave up two runs over six innings in Iowa’s 4-1 loss to Memphis on Tuesday. Ryan Sweeney extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a fifth inning single.

Jonathan Mota homered and drove in two runs in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Montgomery. Christian Villanueva and Johermyn Chavez each had two hits. Kyle Hendricks gave up one run on three hits over seven innings and struck out nine, but did not get a decision.

Ben Carhart had two hits in Daytona’s 3-0 loss to Dunedin. P.J. Francescon gave up one run on five hits over five innings and took the loss.

Kane County’s game against Peoria was postponed because of rain. Rock Shoulders was named Midwest League hitter of the week for April 15-21 after batting .475 with two home runs and five RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

4/8 Minor matters

Ryan Sweeney was 2-for-3 with a solo home run but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost, 7-3, to Albuquerque. Brett Jackson and Darnell McDonald also each had a hit and scored a run. Nick Struck took the loss, giving up four runs on eight hits over five innings.

Justin Bour had two hits, including a RBI double, but Tennessee lost, 5-4, to Pensacola. Kyle Hendricks gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings, striking out five.

P.J. Francescon threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out six, in Daytona’s 9-0 win over Brevard County. Jorge Soler hit his second home run in as many games and Micah Gibbs hit his first of the season. Soler’s blast came in the sixth and scored Javier Baez, who had singled.

Quad Cities scored two runs in the 13th to beat Kane County, 3-1. Rock Shoulders had two hits to extend his hitting streak to four games. Michael Heesch started, and gave up one hit over 6 1/3 innings.

– Carrie Muskat

3/11 Cubs roster moves

The Cubs trimmed six from the spring camp roster on Monday. Trey McNutt, Brooks Raley, Alberto Cabrera and Logan Watkins were optioned to Triple-A Iowa, Robert Whitenack was optioned to Double-A Tennessee, and pitcher Nick Struck was assigned to Minor League camp. Raley and Cabrera are projected as starters in Iowa’s rotation.

– Carrie Muskat

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