Down on the Farm: Aug. 17

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 76-52 Overall
iowa cubs.gifNorthern Division 1st Place (+8.0)

Iowa blasted New Orleans, 8-2, thanks to a three-run first inning … the I-Cubs extended their winning streak to six games, their longest winning streak since a seven-gamer June 29-July 4.

RHP Angel Guzman (ND 0-0, 0.00) 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

HOMERS – Jason Dubois (23), Micah Hoffpauir (22)

? SS Luis Figueroa extended his hitting streak to seven games, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI … he has recorded multi-hit affairs in five of his last six games … he is 33-for-91 (.363) with 42 RBI with RISP.
? Starter Angel Guzman made his fourth rehabilitation start, first at Triple-A Iowa … allowed one hit and one walk, while striking out three in 3.0 scoreless innings. 
? LF Micah Hoffpauir went 1-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and his team-leading 85th RBI … he tied his season high with his 22nd homer.
? RF Jason Dubois hit his team-leading 23rd home run as part of a 1-for-4 day with the homer, a run scored and his 44th RBI.

Daytona Cubs (A+): 30-22 Overall
daytona.gifEast Division 2nd Place (-1.0)

Daytona beat Jupiter, 8-2, to pull within one game of the Hammerheads in the Florida State League East Division standings.

LHP Jeremy Papelbon (W 2-1, 2.67) 6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

HOMERS – Russ Canzler (12)

? SS Darwin Barney started the scoring with a two-run single that gave him five hits in his first seven at-bats in the series … he finished the game 1-for-3 with a walk and the two RBI.
? 1B Russ Canzler led off the fourth inning with his 12th home run, as part of a 2-for-4 day that included the roundtripper, two runs scored and an RBI.
? 3B Jonathan Mota went 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI.
Starting pitcher Jeremy Papelbon was overpowering in 6.0 scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out one … he is unscored upon in his last 14 appearances (32.2 IP).

Peoria Chiefs (A-): 26-30 Overall
chiefs.gifWestern Division 7th Place (-8.5)

Peoria dropped an 8-5 decision to Clinton … the Chiefs have lost six of their last seven games, and 11 of 14.
RHP Josh Whitlock (L 0-2, 7.71) 3.0 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

HOMERS – Rebel Ridling 2 (8)

? LF Rebel Ridling went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored and a career-high four RBI … it was the first multi-homer game of his career and he has homered in three straight games for the first time this season … he is the first Chiefs player to homer in three straight games since Jordan Robison set the Chiefs record with a homer in four straight games May 9-14, 2002 … he is 4-12 (.333) with four home runs, four runs scored and eight RBI over the stretch.
? SS Nate Samson went 2-for-5 with an RBI and his 13th stolen base … his 39 multi-hit games lead the team.
? 2B Josh Harrison was 2-for-5 with a double … he has recorded multi-hit performances in three of his last five games.

Boise Hawks (A-): 34-25 Overall
boise.jpgEast Division 2nd Place (-6.0)

Boise rallied from a 3-0 deficit to tie the score in the top of the ninth, but host Vancouver pushed across a run in the bottom half to earn a 4-3 victory.

RHP Aaron Shafer (ND 1-2, 3.71) 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

? 3B Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to 23 games, going 1-for-4 … he is 38-for-103 (.369) with 11 doubles, two homers, 17 runs scored and 11 RBI over the streak.
? DH Sean Hoorelbeke went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, and two RBI … he has three multi-hit performances in his last five games.
? Starting pitcher Aaron Shafer was nearly flawless, allowing one hit and striking out six in 5.0 scoreless innings, lowering his ERA from 5.25 to 3.71.

Mesa Cubs (R): 10-8 Overall
mesa.gifArizona League 4th Place (-3.5)

Mesa used a 15-hit attack to thump the AZL Mariners, 13-1. 

RHP Kitt Kopach (ND 0-0, 4.82) 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 0 K

? CF Tony Campana went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases … he is 14-for-32 (.438) with three walks, nine runs scored and 10 stolen bases during his eight-game hitting streak.
? RHP Yohan Gonzalez hurled 3.0 innings of scoreless relief, yielding one hit and striking out two … he earned his fourth victory of the season, lowering his ERA from 2.33 to 2.10.
? 2B Vincent Watkins had a season-high four hits, going 4-for-6 with a double, a run scored and three RBI … the three RBI are also a season-high.
? C Matthew Cerda went 3-for-4 with two runs scored … he has recorded three hits twice in his last three games.

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