Down on the Farm: Aug. 26
Despite playing only one game in the last week, Daytona knocked out 14 hits in an 8-1 victory over Vero Beach in the first of a four-game series … the victory kept Daytona ahead of Jupiter by a slim margin in winning percentage as the teams battle for first place in the Florida State League Eastern Division.
LHP Jeremy Papelbon (ND 2-1, 2.57) 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 1 K
HOMERS – James Adduci (3)
? DH Blake Lalli went 3-for-5 with a double, a run scored and two RBI, extending his hitting streak to five games … he is hitting .500 (10-for-20) over the streak.
? CF James Adduci went 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI … he leads the team with 126 hits and 77 runs scored … his 77 runs are tied for second in the Florida State League.
? LF Ty Wright went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a run scored and three RBI … his 65 RBI lead Daytona.
? Starting pitcher Jeremy Papelbon was overpowering in 3.0 scoreless innings, allowing one walk while striking out one … he is unscored upon in his last 15 appearances (35.2 IP).
Iowa’s rally came up short and the I-Cubs dropped a 5-4 decision to host Memphis.
RHP Mike Burns (L 8-12, 4.75) 5.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Anthony Richie (3)
? SS Luis Figueroa went 1-for-1 with a walk … he has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, going 20-for-46 (.435) with three doubles, nine runs scored and six RBI over that stretch.
? C Anthony Richie launched his third homer of the year as part of a 2-for-3 day including a walk, a double, the roundtripper, two runs scored and an RBI … he has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games, going 14-for-35 (.400).
? 2B Bobby Scales went 2-for-4 with a double and his team-leading 94th run scored.
? RHP Angel Guzman pitched 2.0 scoreless innings of relief, allowing one walk while striking out five … he is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (1 ER/7.0 IP) in three rehabilitation outings for Iowa.
Peoria Chiefs (A-): 28-36 Overall
Western Division 7th Place (-12.5)
Peoria scored two runs in the first inning, but couldn’t hold the lead, falling to Clinton, 5-2.
RHP Robert Hernandez (L 1-4, 5.38) 4.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
? 3B Jovan Rosa went 2-for-5 with a double and a run scored, adding to his Chiefs single-season record with 41 doubles … Rosa leads the Midwest League in doubles and ranks third with 51 extra-base hits.
? SS Nate Samson reached base four times as part of a 2-for-3 night that included two walks … he leads the team in walks (39), hits (138) and runs scored (68) … with six games left to play, he ranks tied for ninth in the Midwest League in batting average (.296) and fifth in hits.
? Former first base coach Min Sung made his professional debut in right field while batting seventh in the lineup … he grounded out to first in the second inning and walked to lead off the fourth before being replaced by RF Elvis Lara.
Boise received strong pitching, but the league’s best hitting lineup stumbled in a 3-1 loss to last-place Yakima … Boise trails Spokane by six games in the division standings with eight games remaining in the regular season.
RHP Ryan Searle (L 0-2, 1.27) 5.0 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Ryan Keedy (3)
? 1B Ryan Keedy went 2-for-3 with a walk, his third home run, a run scored and an RBI.
? C Carlos Perez went 2-for-4, raising his average to .333 (17-for-51) in 14 August games.
? 2B Marwin Gonzalez went 1-for-3, extending his hitting streak to four games … he is hitting .360 (31-for-86) in 24 August contests.
? Starting pitcher Ryan Searle pitched 5.0 solid innings, allowing an unearned run on a walk and seven hits while striking out three, lowering his ERA from 1.65 to 1.27.
Mesa Cubs (R): 13-11 Overall; First Half: 18-10 Overall
Arizona League 5th Place (-5.5)
Mesa gave up eight late-inning runs, succumbing to the AZL Mariners, 10-2.
RHP Larry Suarez (L 0-2, 2.78) 3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
? SS Junior Lake went 2-for-4 with a double, extending his hitting streak to three games.
? C Alvaro Sosa went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple, recording his fourth multi-hit game of the season.
? RHP Julio Pena yielded an unearned run on a walk and a hit over 3.0 innings of relief, striking out two.