Down on the Farm: May 26

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 25-25 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division2nd Place (-1.0)

With Iowa’s 6-4 win over Oklahoma, the Cubs took the series three-games-to-one.

RHP Justin Berg (W 1-2, 7.32) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

? CF Felix Pie went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, a run scored, and two RBI.
? The top of Iowa’s order (2B Eric Patterson, Pie, and LF Matt Murton) combined to go 6-for-12 with two doubles, four RBI and three runs scored.
? LHP Neal Cotts tossed 1.2 innings of shutout relief, allowing one hit and one walk, while striking out three, converting his third consecutive save.

Tennessee Smokies (AA): 19-32 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 5th Place (-13.0)

Tennessee won its third straight, edging Carolina, 6-5 in 10 innings.

LHP Donnie Veal (ND 2-4, 2.97) 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

HOMERS – Nate Spears (1)

? 2B Nate Spears was 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, a homer, two RBI, and three runs scored, raising his home batting average to .304 (17-for-56) and his home on-base percentage to .394.
? RF Tyler Colvin, who was 3-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, and an RBI, recorded his third multi-double game of the season.
? Despite not factoring into the decision, LHP Donnie Veal recorded his third quality start of the season, surrendering two runs (one earned) on six hits over seven frames.

Daytona Cubs (A+): 25-26 Overalldaytona.gif
East Division 3rd Place (-5.5)

Daytona broke the game open with its six-run fourth inning, going on to defeat Brevard County, 9-3.

RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 4-4, 4.39) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K

HOMERS – Tony Thomas (3)

? 2B Tony Thomas was 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI, and a run scored … his two-out, two-run homer in the fourth was his third of the year.
? C Welington Castillo picked up his second three-hit affair of the season, his first since April 3 … he ended the day 3-for-4 with a pair of two-baggers, one RBI, and two runs scored.
? LHP Jayson Ruhlman (2.0) and RHP Rocky Roquet (2.0) combined to throw 4.0 innings of scoreless relief, surrendering four hits, striking out one, and walking none.
? 1B Nick Canzler went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored … with two outs and RISP, he is hitting at a .429 (6-for-14) clip with nine RBI.

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 20-31 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division Tied 7th Place (-17.0)

Wisconsin opened the game with two runs in the first, but Peoria responded with five unanswered runs, taking the contest, 5-2 … The Chiefs have won six of their last seven.

RHP Billy Muldowney (W 1-0, 2.25) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

HOMERS – Josh Donaldson (4); Brandon Guyer (1)

? LF Brandon Guyer connected for his first homer of the year in the seventh, a two-out solo shot … on the day was 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, one RBI, and two runs scored.
? 1B Dylan Johnston extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-4 with two RBI … he is 9-for-29 (.310) with three walks, two doubles, two homers, six runs scored, and eight RBI during the streak.

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