Down on the Farm: May 28

Tennessee Smokies (AA): 20-33 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 5th Place (-13.0)

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.


Iowa Cubs (AAA): 26-26 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division Tied 2nd Place, (-1.0)

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 Overalldaytona.gif
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.

Peoria Cubs (A-): 20-32 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division 8th Place (-18.0)

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).

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