Down on the Farm: May 7
Iowa Cubs (AAA): 14-18 Overall
Northern Division T-2nd Place (-2.5)
Iowa halted their three-game losing skid with a 4-3 win over Tacoma … LHP Randy Keisler won his second start in a row, after starting the season 0-3.
LHP Randy Keisler (W 2-3, 3.50): 6.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
? DH Andres Torres went 1-for-3 with a run scored, extending his hitting streak to 22 games (31-for-82, .378) … his current hitting streak ranks fourth longest in Iowa history.
? The last I-Cub to have a hitting streak longer than 22 games was Roosevelt Brown, who had a 26-gamer from August 6 to September 3, 1999. … Steve Saggs (1977) and Mike Squires (1978) hold the franchise’s longest streaks with 33-games apiece.
? RHP Jose Ascanio converted his seventh save with a scoreless ninth inning … his seven saves rank fourth in the Pacific Coast League.
? C Koyie Hill was 3-for-4, picking up his first three-hit game of the year.
Tennessee trumped Chattanooga, 15-7, marking the first time this season the Smokies have scored double digit runs in a game, as well as the largest margin of victory (eight runs).
RHP Mark Holliman (ND 0-0, 9.00) 3.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
HOMERS – Matt Matulia (1)
? C Steve Clevenger ignited the Smokies offense with a two-run triple in the first inning … he finished the game 1-for-3 with three RBI.
? CF Tyler Colvin went 2-for-4 with two walks, three RBI, and two runs scored, marking his second three-RBI game of the season … he leads the Smokies with 15 RBI.
? The top of the order (Matt Camp, Nate Spears, and Colvin) combined to go 5-for-13 with seven RBI, three walks, and six runs scored.
? RHP Greg Reinhard tossed 3.0 hitless innings of relief, earning his second save of the season … he has held opponents scoreless in eight of 11 outings and hitless in three.
Daytona Cubs (A+): 16-17 Overall
East Division T-3rd Place (-4.0)
Daytona attempted a comeback in the eighth inning, but fell short as Sarasota took the 5-1 win.
RHP Marco Carillo (L 1-3, 3.24) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
? LF Yusuf Carter recorded Daytona’s only multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double … he extended his hitting streak to four games (5-for-12, .417).
? 2B Jonathan Mota, who was 1-for-4, has hit safely in nine of his 11 games this season.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 12-20
Western Division 8th Place (-11.0)
Peoria broke out with 11 runs by the end of the third inning and held off a Cedar Rapids comeback attempt to pull off a 13-7 win over the Kernels.
LHP Marco Carillo (W 1-3, 6.00) 5.0 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
HOMERS – Kyler Burke (2)
? 1B Jovan Rosa led Peoria’s offense, going 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a career-high four RBI … he leads the Chiefs with 11 doubles and is tied for the team lead with 13 RBI.
? LHP Chris Siegfried picked up his first win of the season, ending his three-game losing skid.
? RF Kyler Burke went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, including his second homer of the year, a solo shot in the seventh inning.