Down on the Farm: June 1
Iowa and Nashville were locked in a low-scoring battle until the I-Cubs put up six runs in the eighth, winning 8-3.
RHP Justin Berg (ND 1-2, 6.31) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 E, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
HOMERS – Felix Pie (3), Eric Patterson (2)
? RF Josh Kroeger was 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and an RBI … the double was his team-leading 16th of the season.
? 2B Eric Patterson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run, a run scored and an RBI … the solo shot, his second of the year, tied the game at 3-3 and opened the eighth-inning scoring outburst.
? RHP Hector Carrasco tossed 3.0 innings of scoreless relief, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out two to earn the victory and extend his scoreless inning streak to 8.1 IP.
? Iowa’s pitching is tops in the PCL with a 3.98 team ERA (216 ER/ 488.2 IP).
Tennessee rode the long ball in the late innings, erasing a 4-2 deficit on the way to a 9-5 victory over West Tennessee.
RHP Tanner Watson (ND 1-1, 4.93 ) 3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
HOMERS – Matt Craig (3), Sam Fuld (1)
? CF Sam Fuld went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI … his three-run dinger in the eighth, his first of the season, put the Smokies in front for good.
? 1B Matt Craig fell a triple shy of the cycle, going 4-for-4 with a walk, a double, a homer, two runs scored and an RBI … he raised his average to .387 (29-for-75) and is reaching base at a .540 clip.
? The Tennessee defense helped pick up a pitching staff that allowed 10 hits and eight walks by turning four double plays, stranding 10 Diamond Jaxx runners.
Daytona Cubs (A+): 27-29 Overall
East Division 4th Place (-8.0)
Jupiter jumped out for two in the first, but Daytona scored the next eight runs of the ballgame, finishing off the Hammerheads, 8-3.
RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 5-4, 4.33) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
? 2B Jonathan Mota went 3-for-4 with a walk, a stolen base and two runs scored, raising his average to .337 … he is 5-for-8 (.625) with two walks, a double, a triple, three runs scored and an RBI so far this series.
? LF Ty Wright was 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored … he extended his hitting streak to eight games, over which he is hitting .382 (13-for-34).
? RHP Rocky Roquet picked up his second hold of the year, throwing 2.0 scoreless innings with a hit and two strikeouts … he has not allowed a run since his first appearance with Daytona, and has yielded just three hits and a walk while striking out four over the 7.0 scoreless inning span.
Peoria pounded out 14 hits, with every Chiefs hitter picking up at least one, as they took the series opener at Wisconsin, 6-4.
RHP Hung-Wen Chen (W 1-3, 3.33) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
? RF Dylan Johnston went 3-for-4 with a walk, a homer, a run and two RBI … his team-leading eighth long ball, a solo shot leading off the second inning, proved to be the game-winner.
? 2B Marquez Smith was 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI … he leads the Chiefs in both runs (32) and RBI (26) and is tied for the Midwest League lead with 26 extra-base hits.