8/22 Minor League report

Seth McClung threw seven shutout innings in Iowa’s 2-0 win over Memphis on Tuesday. McClung, 31, struck out six, gave up six hits and walked one. The right-hander has not pitched in the big leagues since 2009, and was a reliever then with the Brewers. This year, he was 2-13 with a 6.36 ERA in 21 games (20 starts) with Triple-A Nashville. Jeff Frazier hit a two-run home run, his first. Blake Parker earned the save.

Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits in Tennessee’s 3-1, 13-inning loss to Chattanooga. Justin Bour notched his 108th RBI of the season.

Daytona has had a rough stretch. Tuesday’s game between Daytona and Clearwater was postponed because of rain. Over the last 13 games, Daytona has been delayed twice, postponed five times, played two doubleheaders and cancelled four games (all at home) with two of the 13 played as regularly scheduled nine inning games.

Jorge Soler was 3-for-4 with one RBIs in Peoria’s 4-2 win over Wisconsin. The Chiefs scored twice in the seventh for the win. Autin Reed threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief for the “W.” Sergio Burruel had three hits and one RBIs.

Gioskar Amaya led off the game with a home run, his seventh, to help Boise beat Yakima, 7-4. Amaya finished with three hits and two RBIs. Felix Pena picked up the win in relief.

Duane Underwood threw three shutout, hitless innings in Mesa’s 4-1 six-inning loss to the Mariners. Justin Marra had two hits along with Trevor Gretzky, who drove in Mesa’s only run. In the second game, Shawon Dunston and Tony Giansanti each had two hits in a 7-6 win. Chad Martin picked up the win in relief.

News & notes:

* Peoria Chiefs president Rocky Vonachen says they were “caught off guard” by reports that the Cubs may switch their Midwest League affiliate from Peoria to Kane County. No announcement was expected until mid September at the earliest. Major League teams and Minor League teams face hefty fines for publicly discussing future re-affiliation agreements. Negotiations outside of the existing relationship cannot begin until Sept. 16. The Chiefs have a seven-game home stand remaining, starting Saturday. They close the season at Kane County. The only Midwest League team with a player development contract (PDC) for next year is Wisconsin with the Brewers.

– Carrie Muskat

1 Comment

Peoria is the Mason/Dixon line for the Cubs and Cardinals. I understand Theo & Co. wanting a fresh start for the organization, but this move threatens to alienate a whole lot of loyal Cubs fans here who have stuck with the organization through more thin than thick. This may be the breaking point for many of them, myself included.

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