8/11 Minor League report

Jay Jackson gae up two runs on three hits over six innings in Iowa’s 7-6 win over Sacramento on Wednesday. Brett Jackson had two hits and one RBIs. Steve Clevenger extended his hitting streak to five games with two hits. Note: Bryan LaHair has 31 doubles to go with his 30 homers, and is the second player in franchise history to reach the 30-30 milestone. The other was Mel Hall, who had 34 doubles and 32 homers in 1982.

* Brooks Raley gave up two runs — one earned — on five hits over seven innings but took the loss as Tennessee dropped a 3-1 decision to Jacksonville. Blake Lalli had two hits, including his ninth home run.

* Daytona’s game vs. Lakeland was postponed because of unplayable conditions. The two teams will play a doubleheader Thursday.

* Austin Kirk gave up five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-0 loss to Kane County. Taiwan Easterling extended his hitting streak to three games.

* Jose Rosario gave up two runs on four hits over five innings in Boise’s 4-2 win over Eugene. He struck out five. Dustin Harrington had three hits and two RBIs and Pin-Chieh Chen had two hits, one RBI and a stolen base.

Note: Kyler Burke, who was selected 35th overall in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft as an outfielder, is converting to a pitcher.

“It’s not easy,” Boise manager Mark Johnson said. “Kudos to him, because it’s tough.”

“It was a tough decision at first,” said Burke, who was the Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year. “But I think now, every day, it feels like the right decision.”

* Hunter Ackerman gave up one run on four hits over four innings and did not get a decision in Mesa’s 7-6 walkoff win over the Rangers. Kyung-Min Na had two hits and one RBI, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

— Carrie Muskat


You did not mention. That Hayden Simpson,in Rookie Ball. Gave up 2 runs and 3 hits in 1 inning of work. Looks like another Mark Pawelek.

After the drubbing by the Braves, during the post game show even Kaplan publicly questioned (Hollandsworth agreed) the playing of the veteran Johnson over Colvin. This after Quade made it clear that Colvin would get the RF job after the trade of Fukodome. Quade is being questioned by just about everybody except his enabler Hendry. If Quade is still managing to “win games” because that is how he perceives his job he is trying to win games IN THE WRONG SEASON. Once your team is this abysmal with so many questions for 2012 his job should now be winning games FOR NEXT YEAR. He should be playing the young candidates that may answer next years questions not the veteran role players. Kaplan even mentioned LaHair! Too funny (sorry Carrie), who can imagine Hendry bringing up LaHair to replace Hendry’s poster boy Pena? But the Cubs (Hendry) aren’t the ones blocking LaHair’s path, nooooooooooooooo, it’s the lack of interest in other clubs denying LaHair’s opportunity to audition in the big leagues (sorry again Carrie). It’s rather simple: No Hendry, no misguideded Pena signing. No Hendry, no wasted 10 million on Pena. No Hendry, LaHair gets a shot to inexpesivley baby sit 1B in 2011. No Hendry, another 10 million is in the bank for Prince Fielder….unless LaHair turns into the next….Casey McGhee. Ooooops, another brain cramp by Hendry. Who needed a good, young, inexpensive hitter that is perceived to be lacking defensive skills? The Cubs did evidently in LF, the difference is Soriano is neither good, young nor inexpensive.

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