Down on the Farm: Aug. 18

Iowa Cubs (AAA): 77-52 Overalliowa cubs.gif
Northern Division 1st Place (+8.0)

Iowa rallied past New Orleans, 2-1 … the I-Cubs extended their winning streak to seven games, matching their season high (June 29-July 4).

RHP J.R. Mathes (W 8-5, 4.11) 7.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K

HOMERS – Micah Hoffpauir (23)

? CF Felix Pie scored the game-winning run as part of a 2-for-4 night that included a double and the run scored … he is hitting .329 (27-for-82) since the All-Star break.
? Starter J.R. Mathes picked up his second straight win against New Orleans … he allowed one unearned run on four hits, while striking out four in 7.0 innings … he boasts a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15 IP) over those two wins. 
? 1B Micah Hoffpauir went 1-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and his team-leading 86th RBI … he is tied for the team lead and set a new personal season high with his 23rd homer.



Tennessee Smokies (AA): 28-28 Overallsmokies.gif
North Division 2nd Place (-7.0)

Tennessee plated 11 runs on 23 hits as they smoked the Montgomery Biscuits, 11-2.

RHP Marco Carrillo (W 2-0, 5365) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

HOMERS – Nate Spears (7), Matt Matulia (2), Kyle Reynolds (10), Jake Fox (23)

? LF Tyler Colvin went 2-for-5 with a walk and a run scored … he has picked up multi-hit affairs in each of the last 11 games in which he has recorded a hit, going 25-for-52 (.481) over those contests.
? CF Sam Fuld, who was 5-for-6 with an RBI, extended his hitting streak to seven games … he is 17-for-32 (.531) with two doubles, two stolen bases, six walks, six runs scored and six RBI over the stretch, raising his batting average from .232 to .266 … the five hits are a season high.
? Starting pitcher Marco Carrillo shut down the Biscuits, allowing a run on six hits and three walks, while punching out five in 5.0 innings.
? C Welington Castillo had a season-high five hits, going 5-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
? DH Jake Fox hit his team-leading 23rd home run and reached base four times as part of a 2-for-4 night that included two walks, the homer, three runs scored and an RBI.


Daytona Cubs (A-): 31-22 Overall
daytona.gifEast Division Tied 1st Place

Daytona beat Jupiter, 6-5 in 10 innings, to pull even with the Hammerheads in the Florida State League East Division standings.

RHP Jay Jackson (ND 1-0, 0.75) 4.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

HOMERS – Ryan Harvey (8)

? 1B Russ Canzler went 2-for-5 with a run scored … he is 4-for-9 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI in the last two games.
? DH-P Blake Lalli went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored … he pitched the 10th inning because the Cubs were out of pitchers and earned the win.
? RF Ryan Harvey tied the game at five with a two-run homer in the eighth inning and he doubled home the game-winning run in the 10th … he finished the night 2-for-5 with the double, the home run, a run scored and three RBI.
? 2B Tony Thomas chipped in with three hits as part of a 3-for-5 night that included his 21st stolen base.
? C Robinson Chirinos reached base in all four of his plate appearances, going 3-for-3 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.


Peoria Chiefs (A-): 27-30 Overall
chiefs.gifWestern Division Tied 6th Place (-8.5)

Peoria erased a four-run deficit in the final two innings, rallying to defeat Clinton, 6-5.
 
RHP Casey Coleman (ND 2-2, 2.70) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

HOMERS – Rebel Ridling (9)

? LF Rebel Ridling went 2-for-4 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI … he has homered in four straight games, tying the franchise record set by Jordan Robison (May 9-14, 2002) … he is 6-for-16 (.375) with five home runs, five runs scored and ten RBI over the stretch.
? RF Jonathan Wyatt went 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored.
? 3B Jovan Rosa went 2-for-4 with a walk, a triple, two runs scored and two RBI … he has hit safely in three straight games.
? RHP Stephen Vento worked two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out two, picking up his seventh win of the season.


Boise Hawks (A-): 34-26 Overall
boise.jpgEast Division 2nd Place (-7.0)

Boise dropped a one-run decision for the second straight game, falling to host Vancouver, 6-5.
 
LHP James Leverton (ND 1-2, 4.54) 4.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K

? 3B Josh Vitters extended his hitting streak to 24 games, going 1-for-5 with a double … he is 39-for-108 (.361) with 12 doubles, two homers, 17 runs scored and 11 RBI over the streak.
? DH Sean Hoorelbeke went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI … he has four multi-hit performances in his last six games.
? 2B Marwin Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and his team-leading 14th stolen base … he has hit safely in his last five starts.


Mesa Cubs (R): 11-8 Overall; First Half: 18-10 Overall
mesa.gifArizona League Tied 3rd Place (-3.5)

Mesa’s offense continues to shine as the Cubs used a 13-hit attack to hold off the AZL Athletics, 10-8. 

LHP Jeffry Antigua (ND 2-2, 2.65) 3.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K   

HOMERS – Jericho Jones (5), Matthew Cerda (2)

? CF Tony Campana went 1-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and two stolen bases … he is 15-for-36 (.417) with four walks, 11 runs scored and 12 stolen bases during his nine-game hitting streak.
? DH Vincent Watkins went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI … he is 7-for-10 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and five RBI over the last two games.
? C Matthew Cerda went 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI … he has eight hits in his last four games.
? RHP Carlos Rojas pitched 3.0 scoreless innings of relief, walking two and striking out three, to convert his third save.

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