Down on the Farm: Aug. 14
Daytona finished a 4-1 decision over the St. Lucie Mets, a game that was suspended in the top of the fifth inning Wednesday night because of rain … the game officially ended at 7:18 p.m. Thursday night, 24 hours and 10 minutes after the first pitch was thrown … in the process, the Cubs set a new season attendance mark as the first game’s announced crowd of 1,583 pushed this year’s total to 147,762, passing the previous record of 147,677 set in 2006.
RHP Jay Jackson (ND 1-0, 0.00) 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
HOMERS – Yusef Carter (13), Robinson Chirinos (5)
? RF Yusuf Carter went 1-for-3 with his team-leading 13th home run, a run scored and an RBI.
? 3B Robinson Chirinos went 2-for-4 with his fifth roundtripper, a run scored and an RBI.
? RHP Brian Schlitter, recently acquired by the Chicago Cubs in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies, notched his first save with Daytona by retiring the side in order in the ninth inning.
Daytona dropped the second game to St. Lucie, 4-1, falling a game back of the Jupiter Hammerheads in the Florida State League East Division’s second-half pennant race.
RHP Hung-Wen Chen (L 2-1, 3.35) 4.1 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
HOMERS – Russ Canzler (10)
? CF James Adduci went 1-for-3 with his team-leading 24th stolen base.
? 1B Russ Canzler went 1-for-3 with his 10th home run, a run scored and his 57th RBI.
? RHP Jordan Latham threw 2.2 innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out one … he is unscored upon in his last six appearances (8.1 IP).
Iowa beat New Orleans, 6-3, giving the Cubs a 3-0 lead in its current eight-game series – four at home, four on the road – against the Zephyrs.
RHP Mitch Atkins (W 7-0, 3.61) 6.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (21), Bobby Scales (13)
? Starting pitcher Mitch Atkins went 6.0 innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and four walks, striking out three … he won his 12th straight start (7-0 at Triple-A Iowa after he was promoted from Double-A Tennessee, where he won his final five starts).
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir went 2-for-4 with his 21st home run, two runs scored and an RBI … he is 7-for-10 (.700) with a walk, a double, two home runs, six runs scored, five RBI and a stolen base in the first three games of the series with New Orleans … his 84 RBI lead the team.
? 2B Bobby Scales went 3-for-4 with his 13th homer, two runs scored and two RBI … he is 6-for-8 (.750) with a homer, two runs scored and three RBI over the past two games.
Tennessee Smokies (AA): 26-27 Overall
North Division 2nd Place (-8.0)
Tennessee threatened in the eighth and ninth innings, but came up short against Birmingham, 7-5.
RHP Grant Johnson (ND 2-4, 6.26) 5.1 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K
? RF Doug Deeds went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI.
? LF Tyler Colvin went 2-for-5 with his team-leading 73rd RBI.
? CF Sam Fuld was 1-for-5 with a run scored … he is 10-for-19 (.526) with three walks, four runs scored and five RBI over his last four games, raising his average from .232 to .253.
? 2B Nate Spears went 1-for-3 with a walk, a triple, two runs scored and his sixth stolen base … he is 5-for-9 (.556) with a walk, a double, a triple, six runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base over the past two games.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 25-28 Overall
Western Division 6th Place (-6.5)
Peoria dropped their fourth straight game as they fell to the visiting Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 7-5, at O’Brien Field.
RHP Audy Santana (ND 1-6, 4.00) 4.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K
HOMERS – Dylan Johnston (10)
? CF Brandon Guyer went 1-for-4 with an RBI … he is 6-for-19 (.316) with a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored and three RBI during his current five-game hitting streak.
? 3B Jovan Rosa went 2-for-4 with two RBI … his 74 RBI lead the team and rank fourth in the Midwest League.
? DH Dylan Johnston returned to the Chiefs’ lineup for the first time since June 24 and went 2-for-4 with his 10th clout, a run scored and an RBI.