Down on the Farm: July 21

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 21-10 Overallchiefs.gif
Western Division 1st Place (+3.5)

Peoria won its fourth straight series by taking the rubber match with the Loons, 7-1.

RHP Jose Pina (ND 0-0, 2.45) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

HOMERS – Brandon Guyer (8), Luis Bautista (11)

? LF Brandon Guyer was 2-for-3 with a double, a three-run homer, two runs scored and a season-high four RBI.
? DH Luis Bautista connected for a solo shot in the eighth, capping his 3-for-3 performance.
? LHP Zachary Ashwood tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one hit and fanning one.

Daytona Cubs (A+): 16-12 Overalldaytona.gif
East Division Tied 1st Place (—-)

Daytona couldn’t hold on to an early three-run lead, falling to the Reds, 4-3.

RHP Billy Muldowney (L 4-3, 3.76) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K

? C Steve Clevenger extended his hitting streak to eight games, going 2-for-5 with an RBI … he is          13-for-33 (.394) over the stretch.
? 2B Robinson Chirinos was perfect at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double … he recorded his first multi-hit affair since July 3.
? LHP Jeremy Papelbon tossed 1.0 scoreless inning, yielding two hits and fanning one … he has yet to allow a run over his last nine appearances (17.1 IP).

Boise Hawks (A-): 21-13 Overall
boise.jpgEast Division 2nd Place (-5.0)

The Hawks are a season-high eight games over .500 with a 9-5 win over the AquaSox.

LHP Harol Tolentino (W 3-0, 2.96) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K

? 1B Ryan Keedy was 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and two RBI, improving his season average from .304 to .321.
? RHP John Muller forced the only batter he faced to ground out, converting his eighth save of the season … he is 1-0 with five saves and a 1.00 ERA (1 ER/9.0 IP) in eight July appearances.
? RF Andrew Rundle picked up his seventh multi-hit contest over his last eight games, going 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a run scored and an RBI.

Mesa Cubs (R): 14-9 Overall
mesa.gifArizona League Tied 2nd Place (-2.5)

Mesa won its fourth straight game, beating the AZL Padres, 6-3 … the AZL Cubs are a season-high five games over .500.

RHP Kitt Kopach (ND 0-0, 0.00) 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

HOMERS – Starlin Castro (2), Nelson Perez (6)

? 2B Starlin Castro reached base safely five times in the win, going 3-for-3 with two walks, a homer, a run scored and two RBI.
? On a rehab assignment in Mesa, DH Alfonso Soriano was 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored.

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