Down on the Farm: June 8

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 35-27 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division 1st Place (+4.0)

The I-Cubs extended their win streak to five, using a three-run first inning to propel them to a sweep of Omaha, 5-3.

LHP J.R. Mathes (W 3-3, 2.76) 5.1 IP, 9 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

HOMERS – Eric Patterson (4), Jason Dubois (4)

? 2B Eric Patterson hit a leadoff home run as part of a 2-for-4 game, including the dinger, a stolen base, a run scored and two RBI … he has hit safely in his last 13 starts, going .393 (22-for-56) with three homers, three stolen bases, 12 runs scored and 12 RBI in those games.
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir went 2-for-4 with a run scored to raise his average to .340 … since returning to -Iowa, he is 6-for-16 (.375) with four runs scored and two RBI.
? RHP Hector Carrasco pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout to preserve the victory and pick up his first save of the year … he extended his scoreless innings streak to 10.1.

Tennessee Smokies (AA): 26-38 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 5th Place (-12.0)

Tennessee cut into Chattanooga’s lead with two runs in the sixth, but couldn’t score again as the Smokies fell to the Lookouts, 4-2.

LHP James Russell (L 2-1, 4.58) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

HOMERS – Welington Castillo (1)

? CF Sam Fuld had two of the five Smokies hits, finishing 2-for-4 with an RBI … he has hit in five straight games, going 8-for-19 (.421) with two doubles, four walks, four runs scored and six RBI.
? C Welington Castillo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the season … in his first four games with Tennessee, he has a .471 on-base percentage with three walks, a double, a home run, four runs scored and four RBI.
? RHP Gregory Reinhard tossed 2.0 hitless innings of relief, allowing just a walk.

Daytona Cubs (A+): 30-33 Overalldaytona.gif
East Division 5th Place (-9.0)

Lakeland capitalized on its 12 hits, scoring seven times over the final five frames to defeat Daytona, 7-2.

RHP Marco Carillo (L 3-5, 3.47) 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 8 K

? 1B Blake Lalli was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored, raising his average to .326 … he has five doubles in his last three games and leads the team with 18.
? C Steve Clevenger went 2-for-3 with a walk … he has hit in six straight games, going 13-for-24 (.542) with five walks, five runs scored and five RBI over the stretch.

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 28-35 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division 7th Place (-13.0)

Peoria rode a five-run sixth inning to a 9-7 come-from-behind victory over Clinton, extending the Chiefs winning streak to four games.

RHP Roberto Hernandez (ND 0-0, 5.79) 4.1 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 7 K

? RF Dylan Johnston was 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a season-high six RBI … in six games against Clinton this year, he is 10-for-21 (.476) with a homer, two doubles, three runs scored and nine RBI.
? CF Jonathan Wyatt went 4-for-5 with a double, two stolen bases, four runs scored and an RBI in his first game with Peoria.
? RHP Blake Parker threw 2.1 innings of scoreless relief, yielding two hits and two walks en route to his second save … he extended his scoreless streak to 11.1 innings, over which he has allowed only nine base runners while striking out 12.

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