6/9 Minor matters
It was a good day for Cubs’ Minor League pitchers on Tuesday. Thomas Diamond threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight in Iowa’s 5-1 win over New Orleans. Chad Tracy had his fourth four-hit game, including two solo homers. He’s batting .530 in his last four games. Congrats to Mitch Atkins who was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 in two starts with a 0.75 ERA. He struck out 14 over 12 innings.
Chris Carpenter threw 6 1/3 shutout innings and struck out six in Tennessee’s 3-0 win over Huntsville. Ty Wright hit his ninth home run. He’s batting .395 during a nine-game hitting streak.
Christopher Archer threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits and fanning eight in Daytona’s 7-0 win over Palm Beach. Brett Jackson had two hits, including a double, and Kyler Burke had two hits.
Jeff Antigua gave up four runs on six hits over five innings and struck out six in Peoria’s 7-4 win over Lansing. Justin Bour hit his third homer and Logan Watkins had his 13th multi-hit game.
Peoria had five players named to the MidWest League mid-season All-Star team: Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Cerda, Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt and James Leverton.
– Carrie Muskat