Down on the Farm: June 11
Daytona hung a seven-run second inning on Dunedin on the way to a 10-6 victory … the Cubs share a three-way tie of third place in the Eastern Division.
RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 6-4, 4.41) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 K
? DH Blake Lalli went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, raising his average to .327 … he leads the team with 20 doubles in just 44 games played.
? C Steve Clevenger turned in his fourth straight multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI … he has now hit safely in nine straight contests, batting .556 (20-for-36) with four doubles, five walks, seven runs and nine RBI over that stretch.
? LHP Casey Lambert earned a six-out save, tossing 2.0 hitless innings, allowing a walk while striking out three … he converted his 11th save in 12 opportunities.
Memphis halted Iowa’s win streak at seven games, beating the I-Cubs, 5-2.
LHP Rich Hill (L 2-3, 3.91) 4.0 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 6 K
HOMERS – Jason Dubois (5)
? 1B Jason Dubois had the only extra-base hit of the day for Iowa, a solo homer in the first inning … the long ball, his third in his last five games, raising his slugging percentage to a season-high .778.
? PH Anthony Richie singled while pinch-hitting for Rich Hill in the fifth inning … he is 3-for-4 with an RBI in pinch-hit opportunities this year.
? RHP Hector Carrasco tossed 1.0 inning of scoreless relief, yielding a hit while striking out one … it was his eighth consecutive shutout outing, as he extended his scoreless streak to 11.1 innings.
Tennessee Smokies (AA): 26-40 Overall
North Division 5th Place (-14.0)
Tennessee fell into an early 5-0 hole they could not climb out of, dropping their fifth straight game, 5-2, to the Mississippi Braves.
LHP Donnie Veal (L 3-5, 3.10) 2.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 1 K
? 2B Nate Spears was 1-for-2 with a double and two walks, while driving in both Smokies runs … he has reached base in 15 straight games, going 20-for-46 (.435) with 17 runs and 15 walks over that span.
? PH Welington Castillo singled in his lone at-bat … he is 7-for-18 (.389) in six games with the Smokies.
? The Tennessee bullpen combined for 6.0 innings of shutout relief, yielding just three hits and a walk while striking out nine.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 29-37 Overall
Western Division 7th Place (-13.0)
Peoria could not hold a 3-1 lead, dropping the first game 7-3 in eight innings after a Quad Cities walk-off slam.
RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (ND 3-1, 1.38) 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
? CF Jonathan Wyatt went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI … he raised his average to .538 (7-for-13) with three doubles, six runs scored and three RBI in his first three games with Peoria.
The Chiefs scored twice in the second inning and held on for a 2-1 victory to earn the split.
RHP Audy Santana (ND 0-3, 3.73) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
? RHP Audy Santana tossed 3.0 shutout innings, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out five … he has not allowed a run in his last six appearances, yielding just five hits and a walk while striking out 10 over 10.0 innings.
? SS Nate Samson was 4-for-8 with a run scored and an RBI over the two games … he has hit safely in six straight contests, including five multi-hit affairs, going 12-for-24 (.500) with seven runs and six RBI in those games.