Down on the Farm: May 28
Tennessee snapped a four-game winning streak with an 8-1 loss to Carolina.
RHP Jeff Samardzija (L 3-5, 5.76) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
? CF Sam Fuld, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, recorded his third multi-hit game in his last four starts … he drove in his second RBI of the year with an RBI-single in the eighth.
? SS Matt Camp was 1-for-4, collecting his team-leading 50th hit of the year in the sixth.
? RHP Grant Johnson allowed just one hit and walked one in his 0.2 innings pitched, marking his seventh scoreless outing of the season.
Memphis pitching held Iowa scoreless through eight and their bats came alive for six runs on 14 hits, as the Redbirds beat the Cubs, 6-1.
LHP Randy Keisler (L 4-5, 3.00) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 9 K
? RF Josh Kroeger recorded Iowa’s lone multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a double … his two-bagger in the ninth ended his10-game span without an extra-base hit.
? 3B Casey McGehee plated the Cubs sole run when he grounded out to second in the ninth, marking his team-leading 29th RBI of the year.
? RHP Hector Carrasco held the Redbirds scoreless over 2.0 innings of relief, allowing two hits, walking one, and striking out three … he has shut out opponents over his last three appearances (4.1 IP), lowering his ERA from 8.22 to 5.25.
Daytona Cubs (A+): 25-27 Overall
East Division 4th Place (-7.0)
Brevard County erased Daytona’s early 3-0 lead with a four-run fifth inning, holding on to defeat the Cubs, 7-4.
RHP Jose Ceda (ND 2-2, 4.86) 4.1 IP, 1 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 5 K
HOMERS – Yusef Carter (3)
? 2B Tony Thomas was 2-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored … over the last four games, he is 7-for-18 (.389) with four doubles and three straight multi-hit affairs.
? LF Ty Wright, who went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and two RBI, has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, including the last four straight.
? CF Jonathan Wyatt recorded his 26th multi-hit game of the season, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.
Cedar Rapids evened the season series at 2-2 with its 5-3 win over Peoria.
HOMERS – Marquez Smith (5)
LHP Zachary Ashwood (L 0-5, 5.15) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
? 2B Marquez Smith led Peoria’s offense, going 3-for-4 with a homer, an RBI and a run scored … he extended his hitting streak to eight games, hitting at a .423 (11-for-26) clip with a double, two homers, and five RBI over the span.
? 3B Jovan Rosa, who was 1-for-4 on the night, ranks seventh in the Midwest League with a .311 batting average (50-for-161).