6/4 Minor matters
J.R. Mathes gave up one run on three hits over two innings and took the loss in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to Nashville on Wednesday. Vince Perkins served up two runs on three hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings in relief. Steve Clevenger had two hits, including a double. … Jeremy Papelbon gave up two runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-3 loss to Carolina. Tyler Colvin tied the game at 2 with a solo homer in the seventh. … Dan McDaniel gave up six runs, five earned, on six hits over 2 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 8-1 loss to Charlotte. Three Daytona Cubs were named to the Florida State League mid-season All-Star team: SS Starlin Castro, C Robinson Chirinos, and RHP Ryan Searle. … Peoria completed a rain-suspended game on Wednesday, beating Beloit, 3-2. Michael Brenly, son of broadcaster and former big leaguer Bob Brenly, extended his hitting streak to six games, and was batting .370 in that stretch. In the second game, Marcus Hatley gave up one run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a 2-1 win over the Snappers. Rebel Ridling drove in both runs for Peoria.
On Tuesday, Esmailin Caridad gave up three runs on five hits over six innings in Iowa’s 3-0 loss to Nashville. It was Caridad’s fifth quality start, and third stright. … Casey Coleman hrew 6 2/3 shutout innings in Tennessee’s 1-0, 10-inning loss to Carolina. … Daytona lost, 6-1, to Sarasota. Tony Campana posted his fourth multi-hit game in his last six, going 2-for-4.
On Monday, Mitch Atkins’ ERA has ballooned to 8.38. He gave up six runs on 10 hits over four innings in Iowa’s 6-2 loss to Memphis. … Hung-Wen Chen gave up eight runs, seven earned, on 11 hits over three innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 loss to Huntsville. Colvin, recently promoted to the Double-A team, hit a double and drew a walk. … Searle threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up nine hits, in Daytona’s 4-0 win over Sarasota. Chirinos hit two home runs.
— Carrie Muskat