8/11 Minor matters
Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs on eight hits and three walks over seven innings in Iowa’s 13-3 loss to Portland on Tuesday. Samardzija is 9-2 with a 3.27 ERA. Sam Fuld had two hits, both triples, and Darwin Barney had two hits and one RBI.
Micah Hoffpauir, called up to the Cubs Tuesday, was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week after hitting .536 with four doubles, three homers and 12 RBIs in seven games from Aug. 2-8.
Chris Archer gave up one run on one hit over seven innings and struck out eight in Tennessee’s 7-1 win over Huntsville. Archer now is 7-1 with a 0.58 ERA. He’s given up three earned runs over 46 1/3 innings in eight starts. Brandon Guyer extended his hitting streak to 14 games with two hits and three RBIs.
DJ LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 12 games with two hits in Daytona’s 8-3 loss to Tampa. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs on six hits over three innings. David Patton was the only Cubs pitcher out of five to not give up a run.
Peoria lost 6-2 in a rain-shortened game to Quad Cities. D.J. Fitzgerald had two hits, his 22nd multi-hit game of the season.
Boise and Mesa had the day off.
– Carrie Muskat