Down on the Farm: June 24
Iowa held two separate leads during the game, but Albuquerque overcame both, beating the Cubs, 4-2.
RHP Jeff Samardzija (L 0-1, 4.50) 6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
HOMERS – Andres Torres 2 (8)
? CF Andres Torres plated both Iowa runs on his first multi-homer game of the season … he connected for solo shots in the first and third frames … over the four-game series, he was 9-for-20 (.450) with three doubles, three homers, six runs scored and eight RBI.
? In his first start since joining Iowa, RHP Jeff Samardzija took the loss, but recorded a quality start, surrendering three runs on seven hits, while walking two and striking out five over 6.0 frames.
The Smokies bats came alive for 12 runs on 21 hits, routing West Tenn, 12-5 … Tennessee has won six of its last eight, after dropping its previous eight.
RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 1-0, 3.27) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
HOMERS – Welington Castillo (3)
? 1B Matt Craig was 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI … it marked his third four-hit affair of the season.
? C Welington Castillo connected for his third homer of the year, a two-run shot in the ninth inning … he was 3-for-5 with the homer, two runs scored and three RBI, upping his season average to .340.
? RHP Jose Ceda tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, converting his second save in as many chances … he yielded one hit, issued one free pass, and struck out four.
Daytona could not climb out of a three-run deficit, losing to Tampa, 4-1.
RHP Grant Johnson (L 0-1, 7.50) 2.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 K
? 1B Russ Canzler recorded the Cubs only multi-hit game, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
? Daytona’s offense leads the Florida State League with a .276 (715-for-2594) batting average.
? Despite going 0-for-4, DH Blake Lalli‘s .325 batting average ranks tied for third in the Florida State League.
Peoria won its first game of the second half, edging Burlington, 5-4.
RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (W 4-1, 1.22) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K
? SS Gian Guzman tripled to right in the third inning, his first of the year … he was 1-for-2 with two walks, the triple and two runs scored on the night.
? LF Brandon Guyer led the Chiefs offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI … he picked up his first multi-RBI game since driving in three June 5.
Boise got on the board first, but couldn’t hold on to the slim lead as Everett pulled off a walk-off, 5-4 win.
RHP Jose Pina (ND 0-0, 2.25) 2.0 IP, 1 J, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 K
? 1B Rebel Ridling continued his hot hitting, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI … he is hitting at a .375 (9-for-24) with three doubles, a homer, four runs scored and nine RBI in seven games.
? 2B Jake Opitz was 1-for-4 with a walk, a triple, and a RBI … he has hit safely in five of his six games.
The AZ Cubs ninth-inning rally paid off as the Cubs picked their first win of the season, defeating the AZ Giants, 4-3.
RHP Julio Pena (ND 0-0, 0.00) 4.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
HOMERS – Junior Lake (1)
? SS Starlin Castro, who went 2-for-4 with a double, is 4-for-13 (.308) with two doubles and a RBI.
? 3B Junior Lake hit a solo shot in the second inning.
? Starter Julio Pena held the AZ Giants scoreless over 4.0 innings, allowing just one hit, but did not factor into the decision.