6/16 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up one run on two hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 2-1 win over Round Rock Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Coleman struck out eight and got help from Bobby Scales, who hit a solo homer. In the second game, Jeff Samardzija threw five scoreless innings, striking out six, in a 4-0 win. Micah Hoffpauir had three hits, including a home run, and three RBIs. Darwin Barney had two hits in both games.

Tennessee had Tuesday off and play at Mobile Wednesday.

Chris Archer gave up four runs, three earned, on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings and struck out 10 in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Lakeland. Brett Jackson, Kyler Burke and Michael Brenly each had two hits.

Nick Struck gave up one run on four hits over five innings but took the loss in Peoria’s 2-0 loss to Burlington. Peoria had five players named to the Midwest League mid-season All-Star team, including Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Cerda, Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt and James Leverton.

— Carrie Muskat


Carrie, do you think we’ll ever see Hoffpauir again playing for the big league Cubs? He actually would be a welcome change of pace from the anemic Lee.

Joey, Micah is batting .227 overall with seven homers and 39 RBIs in 60 games. Lee entered Thursday’s game batting .230 with eight homers and 27 RBIs. Micah had a rough April, batting .188, and he hit .205 in May. He’s just warming up (.333 so far in June)

Thanks for the info Carrie, those are slim pickin’s for 1B options. I have to wonder if there is any up and coming first baseman in the organization? There never is a lot of talk about first base prospects, probably because it is a relativley easy position to at least cover via mis-fit outfielders, aging sluggers, lead glove sluggers (Soriano…OMG) etc. God help us if Hendry thinks Soriano or Nady is the answer for 2011. God help us even more if the Ricketts think HENDRY is the answer in 2011!!

Here’s an option: Tyler Colvin. He played 1B in high school, college. I like him in the outfield but you never know …

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