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9/11 Keeping everybody happy

One of the things that was tough for Cubs manager Lou Piniella to do was keep his four outfielders happy in terms of playing time. Mike Quade says it has been a challenge.

“It’s difficult for me,” Quade said about getting enough at-bats for Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Alfonso Soriano and Tyler Colvin. “I don’t lose sleep over much but it usually involves personnel decisions. Everybody’s playing well.”

On Saturday, Fukudome got a rare start against a lefty in Milwaukee’s Randy Wolf. Expect Colvin back in the lineup Sunday.

“It’s a great problem to have,” Quade said, “and you respect the fact they all want to play every day and it makes it difficult when a guy gets a day or two more than he wants off. We’ll continue to keep rotating them.”

What about the callups such as Brad Snyder and Sam Fuld? Could they get spot start in the outfield?

“My sense is as we get through St. Louis [Monday through Wednesday], and we’ll look to get some people [a start],” he said. “It’d be a lot easier if I had a banged up outfield. … I stay focused on the guys who deserve to play every day.”

— Carrie Muskat

9/7 Extra bases

Tyler Colvin hit his fifth triple of the season, which is tied for third among NL rookies with teammate Starlin Castro. Speaking of Castro, Mike Quade says the shortstop may be back in the lineup Wednesday.

“I will sleep on that tonight and contemplate,” Quade said. “He’s had a couple good days and done extra work and has had some time. There’s a fine line between observing for too long and getting better, so we’ll see.”

* Brad Snyder became the 17th rookie the Cubs have used this season and 11th to make his Major League debut. That’s the most since the team used 19 rookies with 15 making their debuts in 2000. Snyder struck out against lefty Tim Byrdak in the sixth.

* Kosuke Fukudome is batting .425 with seven runs, five doubles, two homers and six RBIs in his last 12 games. He picked up his 24th multi-hit game of the year.

* Marlon Byrd is one hit shy of matching his career high of 155, set last season, and two hits away from 900 for his career.

— Carrie Muskat

9/7 Cubs call-ups – UPDATED

The Cubs called up five players from Triple-A Iowa including outfielders Sam Fuld and Brad Snyder, infielder Bobby Scales, and pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Justin Berg. Also, Carlos Silva was activated from the DL to start Tuesday. For those of you keeping count, the Cubs placed John Grabow and Esmailin Caridad on the 60-day disabled list, which made room on the 40-man for Snyder and Scales.

— Carrie Muskat

9/5 Iowa Cubs update

Bobby Scales celebrated his 1,200th pro game in style on Saturday. The Iowa Cubs are one win away from the playoffs following an 8-5 win Saturday night over Memphis in front of 9,420 fans in Des Moines. Jason Dubois hit a two-run double in the first and Scales hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the sixth. Brad Snyder added a two-run double and Scales added an RBI single in the seventh to secure the win. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving up four runs (two earned) on seven hits. Jeff Samardzija will start Game 3 of this four-game series on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.

— Carrie Muskat

9/3 Minor matters

The Iowa Cubs bullpen gave up eight runs in the final three innings in a 13-3 loss to Albuquerque on Thursday. The I-Cubs and Memphis are tied for first in the PCL and will open a four-game series, starting Friday in Des Moines. On Thursday, Brad Snyder hit his 24th homer but it wasn’t enough.

Rafael Dolis gave up four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 6-2 loss to Jacksonville. Smokies catcher Robinson Chirinos and outfielders Tony Campana and Brandon Guyer were named to the Southern League postseason All-Star team.

Nick Struck gave up three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 5-4 win over Clearwater. Rebel Ridling and DJ LeMahieu each homered. Michael Brenly, Ridling and LeMahieu were named to the Florida State League All-Star team.

The Peoria Chiefs were officially eliminated from the Wild Card playoff race with a 5-3 loss to Kane County. Logan Watkins hit his first homer of the season in the first.

Brent Ebinger threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 1-0 win over Spokane. He struck out eight and did not walk a batter, giving up two hits.

— Carrie Muskat

8/31 Minor matters

Jason Dubois, Bryan LaHair and Brad Snyder each homered and each drove in four runs to power Iowa to a 20-9 win over Albuquerque on Monday. Mitch Atkins picked up the win, giving  up two runs on seven hits over six innings and now is 7-3. Sam Fuld had five hits and scored three runs. With the win, the Iowa Cubs maintained a half game lead in the Northern Division.

Tennessee and Daytona had Monday off. The Smokies travel to Jacksonville on Tuesday and Daytona meets Clearwater.

Ryan Searle gave up three runs — one earned — on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-2 loss to Clinton. Jae-Hoon Ha and Hak-Ju Lee each had two hits.

Dustin Fitzgerald gave up one run on three hits over five innings in Boise’s 8-5 win over Spokane. Micah Gibbs had four hits and Elliot Soto had three hits and two RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

8/30 Minor matters

Brad Snyder had three hits and two RBIs to lead Iowa to a 8-7 win over Omaha on Sunday. Snyder now has 95 RBIs, most on the team. Jason Dubois also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeff Gray picked up the win in relief, although he gave up three runs on three hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings. Jeff Stevens converted the save.

Tennessee lost 16-1 to Birmingham but still clinched the Southern League North Division second-half title because Huntsville lost. The Smokies also won the first half title. Russ Canzler hit his 21st homer for Tennessee.

Brooks Raley gave up one run on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Lakeland. DJ LeMahieu had two hits and one RBI.

Brett Wallach gave up four runs on four hits and four walks over two innings in Peoria’s 6-2 loss to Clinton in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Corey Martin picked up the win in relief as Peoria edged Clinton, 2-1. Justin Bour went 4-for-7 in the two games.

Alvaro Ramirez homered in the first inning but it wasn’t enough as Boise lost 5-4 to Spokane. Dustin Harrington had two hits and two RBIs.

Mesa beat the Athletics, 11-4, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning. Brian Shields had two hits and scored two runs.

— Carrie Muskat

8/28 Minor matters & Silva update

Jay Jackson gave up three runs on six hits over six innings in Iowa’s 9-8 win over Omaha. Robinson Chirinos, Bryan LaHair, Jason Dubois and Brad Snyder each homered for the I-Cubs. Snyder leads the team with 22 homers. Jeff Gray picked up the save, giving up one hit in the ninth.

* Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Birmingham. Steve Clevenger had three hits and is batting .680 (17-for-25) in his last seven games. Dolis is now 4-0 with a 2.22 ERA in five home starts. The Smokies reduced their magic number for clinching the Southern League Northern Division second half to two with the win.

* Daytona pitchers combined to strike out 17 — including 10 Ks by Alberto Cabrera — but lost 5-1 in 11 innings to Lakeland. Ryan Flaherty had two hits. Kyler Burke tied the game with a RBI single in the seventh.

* Carlos Silva gave up two hits — back to back singles in the second — over 2 2/3 innings in his rehab start for Class A Peoria. The Chiefs beat Cedar Rapids, 3-1. Jae-Hoon Ha and D.J. Fitzgerald each homered for the Chiefs. Fitzgerald’s blast, a two-run homer in the sixth, proved to be the difference. Silva threw 50 pitches, striking out one.

“It’s almost like I didn’t have to worry about my arm,” Silva said after the game. “The main thing was to throw and not think about what was going on, just let it go. That’s what I did.”

Silva is on schedule in his rehab from an abnormal heart rate.

“The plan today was to throw 50 pitches,” he said. “Right now, I’m looking to get back on track. I wanted to use every pitch and I did.”

Silva said he will likely throw on the side Sunday and make one more rehab appearance with the Chiefs Wednesday in Kane County.

* Cam Greathouse gave up two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out nine, in Boise’s 3-2 win over Tri-City. Pin-Chieh Chen had three hits and three RBIs in Mesa’s 8-7 loss.

— Carrie Muskat

8/17 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up one unearned run on four hits over six innings in Iowa’s 5-3 win over Fresno Monday. Marquez Smith, Brad Snyder and Robinson Chirinos all homered to back Samardzija, now 10-2 with a 3.05 ERA. Snyder had two hits, including his 20th home run, and two RBIs.

Rafael Dolis gave up seven runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 8-2 loss to Chattanooga. Brandon Guyer had three hits and extended his hitting streak to 17 games.

DJ LeMahieu had three hits but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost 5-3 to Tampa. LeMahieu notched his 13th three-hit game of the season.

One day after hitting for the cycle, Jae-Hoon Ha had three hits in Peoria’s 4-0 win over Kane County. Su-Min Jung threw three scoreless innings but Jeffrey Antigua picked up the win, pitching five scoreless innings in relief.

Juan Yasser Serrano threw five shutout innings, giving up one hit, in Boise’s 7-3 loss to Everett. Serrano struck out six.

Austin Reed threw four scoreless innings in Mesa’s 5-2 win over the Angels. Mesa totaled 11 hits. Joseph Zeller picked up the win with three innings in relief.

— Carrie Muskat

8/7 Minor matters

Marquez Smith hit two home runs, including an inside the park homer, to lead Iowa to an 11-6  victory over Tacoma on Friday. Brad Snyder, Bryan LaHair and Micah Hoffpauir also homered for the Iowa Cubs. Smith’s inside the park homer was the first by an Iowa player since 1998. Jay Jackson gave up five runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings for the win. The game was played in front of 13,206 at Principal Park in Des Moines.

Rafael Dolis gave up one run on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 6-1 win over Montgomery. Brandon Guyer hit a double and drove in one run, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.

Trey McNutt threw six shutout innings in Daytona’s 3-2 win over Jupiter. McNutt gave up three hits and struck out seven. Rebel Ridling hit his 11th homer, breaking a 2-2 tie in the eighth with the solo shot. He finished with three hits and two RBIs.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fifth home run to help Peoria beat Wisconsin, 3-1. Ha’s blast was a three-run shot in the sixth. He finished with two hits. Nicholas Struck picked up the win in relief.

Austin Kirk gave up three runs on seven hits over three innings in Boise’s 12-5 loss to Everett. Arismendy Alcantara hit his second homer.

Austin Reed gave up one run on three hits over four innings but did not get a decision in Mesa’s 7-6 win over the Athletics. Blair Springfield homered for Mesa.

— Carrie Muskat