Down on the Farm: June 26
Albuquerque jumped out for five runs in the first inning, sending Iowa to a 9-6 defeat.
RHP Mike Burns (L 5-5, 3.67) 5.0 IP, 11 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (4)
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir was 2-for-5 with a double, a homer, a run scored and four RBI … the long ball, his fourth of the year, was a three-run shot in the ninth inning.
? 3B Casey McGehee went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored … he is 8-for-16 with two walks, two doubles, a homer, five runs scored and four RBI in his last four games.
? LHP Carmen Pignatiello tossed 1.1 innings of scoreless relief, yielding one hit while striking out three.
? I-Cubs manager Pat Listach was selected as a coach for the XM All-Star Futures Game.
For the second night in a row the Smokies scored four times in the first inning on their way to an 11-5 thumping of West Tennessee.
RHP Mitch Atkins (W 7-6, 4.05) 5.2 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 5 K
? LF Tyler Colvin continued to swing a hot bat, going 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI … he is 6-for-13 with a walk, a double, a triple, a homer, three runs scored and five RBI so far this series.
? RF Doug Deeds recorded his fourth straight multi-hit affair, finishing 2-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI … he raised his average to .322, good for the team lead and fifth in the Southern League.
? C-IF Jake Fox was named Southern League Hitter of the Week for June 16-22, hitting .550 (11-for-20) with four doubles, three homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI over that span.
The Chiefs lead from wire to wire, scoring twice in the first and adding five more in the seventh to swat the Bees, 10-3.
RHP Kevin Kreier (W 3-2, 3.86) 6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Luis Bautista (5), Brandon Guyer (6)
? 1B Luis Bautista and LF Brandon Guyer both homered for the second consecutive day … Bautista went 2-for-5 with a double, the dinger, a run scored and two RBI, while Guyer also finished 2-for-5, with a homer, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
? Starter Kevin Kreier hurled 6.0 innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits and a walk while striking out three … it was his longest outing of the year, and the third time in his last four starts that he has not allowed a run.
? Every Peoria starter hit safely, with seven of the nine recording multi-hit games.
Boise provided more than enough offense for the pitching staff, which combined to throw a two-hitter in the Hawks 10-1 triumph.
HOMERS – Ryan Flaherty (2)
? SS Ryan Flaherty recorded his first multi-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two runs scored and three RBI.
? Naperville native RHP Mike Perconte tossed 4.0 innings of one-hit, shutout relief with a walk and seven strikeouts to earn his first victory.
Mesa took a 7-5 lead to the bottom of the eighth, but the AZL Brewers came roaring back to hand the AZL Cubs an 11-7 defeat.
RHP Dionis Nunez (ND) 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 K
? 3B John Contreras turned in the Cubs’ lone multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI … he has hit safely in all four games this year, going 6-for-13 with a double, a homer, two runs scored and four RBI.
? 1B Sean Hoorelbeke went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double, two RBI and a stolen base … he has two walks, two doubles and four RBI over his first two games played.