Down on the Farm: June 29

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 49-36 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division 1st Place (+3.0)

Iowa scored in each of the first five frames to build a 6-1 lead and held on for a 7-5 victory over the Isotopes … The I-Cubs went 6-4 in the 10-game stretch against Albuquerque.

RHP Jeff Samardzija (W 1-1, 3.00) 6.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 6 BB, 4 K

HOMERS – Jason Dubois (10), Bobby Scales (10)

? 1B Jason Dubois homered for the second straight game, finishing the day 1-for-2 with a walk, the home run, two runs scored and an RBI before being lifted as part of a double-switch.
? 2B Bobby Scales went 2-for-4 with a walk, a homer, a run scored and an RBI … he finished the 10-game series against the Isotopes 14-for-35 (.400) with three doubles, two homers, 10 runs scored and 9 RBI.
? Starter Jeff Samardzija earned his first win at Iowa in his second start, tossing 6.0 innings of one-run, four-hit ball.

Tennessee Smokies (AA): 9-3 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 1st Place (+3.0)

The Smokies broke a 1-1 tie with three runs in the seventh on their way to defeating the Diamond Jaxx, 4-1.

RHP Esmailin Caridad (W 2-0, 2.60) 6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

HOMERS – Mark Reed (1)

? C Mark Reed led off the seventh inning with a home run to put the Smokies in front for good … he went 1-for-4 with the roundtripper in his first game since his promotion from Daytona.
? 2B Nate Spears went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to raise his average to .313 … he has hit in six straight contests, going 12-for-29 (.414) with two doubles, seven runs scored and five RBI over that span.
? RHP Jose Ceda tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of one-hit ball, fanning three to earn his third save … he has allowed just one earned run in his first 8.2 innings pitched with Tennessee (1.04 ERA), yielding seven hits and two walks while striking out 15.

Daytona Cubs (A+): 4-6 Overalldaytona.gif
East Division 5th Place (-3.5)

Daytona tied the game in the ninth inning but it took 11 more frames to decide the outcome, as Lakeland finally pushed across the game-winner on an error in the bottom of the 20th to beat Daytona, 3-2.

RHP Grant Johnson (ND 0-1, 7.00) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

? 2B-3B Robinson Chirinos reach base five times, going 2-for-5 with a three walks, a double and two runs scored.
? Seven Daytona relievers combined to toss 16.1 innings, walking 11 (four intentional) but allowing only four hits and one unearned run while fanning 16.
? The game featured 37 players, including 20 from the Flying Tigers.

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 6-5 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division Tied, 4th Place (-2.0)

Peoria took the lead on an RBI-single in the fourth frame and the bullpen finished the job, leading the Chiefs past Kane County for their sixth straight win, 4-3.

RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (ND 4-1, 1.80) 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 K

? 2B Elvis Lara plated the go-ahead run in the fourth as part of a 3-for-4 day, including a run and an RBI … the three hits mark a season high.
? DH Luis Bautista went 2-for-4 with an RBI … he has hit in five straight, including four multi-hit affairs, going 9-for-21 (.429) with three doubles, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over that stretch.
? RHP Jordan Latham tossed 2.0 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while fanning one to earn his first save of the year.

Boise Hawks (A-): 7-6 Overallboise.jpg
East Division 3rd Place (-2.0)

Yakima scored in the top of the ninth to take a one-run lead, but the Hawks pushed across two runs of their own to walk off with a 5-4 triumph.

RHP Jose Pina (ND 0-0, 1.50) 2.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

HOMERS – Rebel Ridling (2)

? PH-DH Ryan Keedy singled home the tying run in his only at-bat, pinch-hitting for Michael Brenly in the ninth inning.
? 1B Rebel Ridling got the Hawks on the board with a three-run shot in the fourth inning … he finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI.
? 3B Josh Vitters went 1-for-4 with a run scored to extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

Mesa Cubs (R): 3-4 Overallmesa.gif
Arizona League Tied 6th Place (-1.5)

The AZL Cubs jumped out to an 11-0 lead through three innings and cruised to an 18-1 pasting of the AZL Royals.

RHP Cedric Redmond (ND 0-0, 0.00) 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

HOMERS – Felix Pie (1)

? CF Felix Pie went 2-for-5 with a walk, a homer, three runs scored and five RBI in his first rehab game since suffering a sprained left thumb.
? Joliet native Cedric Redmond started and tossed 1.0 perfect inning with two strikeouts in his first appearance.

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