Down on the Farm: June 22

Mesa Cubs (R): 0-1 Overallmesa.gif
Arizona League Tied 6th Place (-1.0)

Mesa jumped out to an early lead, but could not hold on as they dropped their season opener to the Angels, 9-3.

RHP Miguel Sierra (ND) 4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

HOMERS – John Contreras (1)

? 3B John Contreras went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, a run scored and an RBI.
? Starter Miguel Sierra turned in a solid outing, allowing just three hits and two walks over 4.0 shutout innings, fanning two.

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 44-33 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division 1st Place (+5.0)

Iowa’s slugfest with Albuquerque continued, with the I-Cubs getting the best of the Isotopes, 14-10.

RHP Justin Berg (W 2-4, 6.75) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

HOMERS – Casey McGehee (7)

? CF Andres Torres set the table, going 3-for-6 with two doubles and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot … the performance marked the fifth time he has recorded three or more hits in a game this season, raising his average to .315.
? C Koyie Hill went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI … he is hitting .421 (16-for-38) with three doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI when batting in the eighth spot in the lineup.
? 3B Casey McGehee was 1-for-4 with a walk, a homer, two runs scored and three RBI and has reached base in 12 straight games.

Tennessee Smokies (AA): Second Half: 4-2 Overall; First Half: 27-43 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 1st Place (+1.0)

Tennessee erased two BayBears leads and added some late insurance on their way to a 7-3 triumph over Mobile.

LHP Donnie Veal (ND 4-5, 2.76) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 0 K

HOMERS – Doug Deeds (6)

? PH-RF Doug Deeds tied the game with a solo home run while pinch-hitting for starter Donnie Veal in the fifth inning … he finished the game 3-for-3 with a double, the homer, two runs scored and an RBI.
? 3B Josh Lansford recorded his first hits since his promotion from Daytona, going 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.
? The Tennessee ‘pen combined for 4.0 innings of two-hit, shutout ball, allowing one walk while striking out two to preserve the victory.

Peoria Chiefs (A-): Second Half: 0-4 Overall; First Half: 30-38-1 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division 8th Place (-4.0)

Peoria took Beloit to extra innings, but couldn’t overcome a three-run 10th inning from the Snappers, falling 4-1.

RHP Robert Hernandez (ND 0-0, 3.98) 5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

? CF Jonathan Wyatt went 2-for-5 with a run scored to raise his average to .351 … he has reached base safely in nine of his 11 games with the Chiefs, amassing a .415 on-base percentage.
? SS Nate Samson went 2-for-5 with an RBI … it was his ninth multi-hit game in June, raising his average to .343 (23-for-67) for the month.

Boise Hawks (A-): 2-4 Overallboise.jpg
East Division 4th Place (-2.0)

Pitching ruled in Everett, where the Hawks and AquaSox combined for only seven hits, as the home team squeezed past Boise, 2-1.

RHP Jay Jackson (ND 0-0, 7.20) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

HOMERS – Ryan Flaherty (1)

? SS Ryan Flaherty provided the offense with his first hit of the season, a solo shot in the second … he finished the game 1-for-4 with the homer, a run scored and an RBI.
? Starter Jay Jackson was sharper in his second outing of the year, allowing a run on one hit and a walk over 3.0 innings while striking out six … he gave up three runs in 2.0 innings in his first start.

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