6/21 Minor matters
Tennessee pitcher Hung-Wen Chen was named Southern League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week ending June 20. On Sunday, Chen threw six scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over Mobile. He struck out five and scattered five hits. Tony Thomas hit a solo homer. He also threw six scoreless innings in his previous start, and now is 8-5 with a 2.27 ERA for the season.
On Monday, pinch-hitter Michael Restovich hit a grand slam with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to lead Albuquerque to a 16-12 win over Iowa. Restovich connected off Brian Schlitter. Brad Snyder homered for the Iowa Cubs. Mitch Atkins had his worst outing of the season, giving up nine runs (eight earned) in four innings.
On Sunday, Casey Coleman gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Iowa’s 4-0 loss to Albuquerque. Chris Robinson had two hits.
Daytona had Sunday off and open a three-game series Monday at Lakeland.
Rob Whitenack gave up one run on two hits over five innings in Peoria’s 12-2 win over Quad Cities. Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits and two RBIs, Logan Watkins, Matt Cerda and Charles Thomas each had two hits. Cerda had three RBIs.
Brandon May had three hits, including a home run, and four RBIs in Boise’s 7-6, 11-inning win over Yakima.
– Carrie Muskat