Results tagged ‘ Chris Archer ’

9/14 Smokies win opener

Robinson Chirinos hit a three-run homer and Brandon Guyer added a solo shot to lead
Tennessee to a 5-0 victory Tuesday night over West Tenn in the first game of the Southern League championship. Game 2 of the best of five series will be played Wednesday. Chris Archer threw six shutout innings, giving up four hits and striking out eight for the win. The game was scoreless until the Smokies’ fourth when Brett Jackson hit a RBI double and Chirinos connected. Guyer added a solo homer with one out in the sixth.

– Carrie Muskat

9/13 Cubs honor Guyer, Archer

Brandon Guyer and Chris Archer have been named the Cubs’ Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively. The two are members of Double-A Tennessee’s playoff squad that begins its best-of-five Southern League Championship series Tuesday against Jacksonville.

Guyer, 24, batted .344 with 39 doubles, six triples, 13 homers, 58 RBIs, 76 runs scored, 30 stolen bases and a .398 on-base percentage in 102 games Tennessee. He led the Southern League in slugging percentage (.588), ranked second in batting average, third in doubles, fourth in extra-base hits (58) and fifth in on-base percentage and at-bats per home run (28.38).

In his fifth professional season, Archer combined to go 15-3 with a 2.34 ERA in 28 games between Class A Daytona and Tennessee, helping the Smokies. He struck out 149 batters in 142 1/3 innings of work compared to just 65 walks, and allowed six home runs to the 590 batters he faced (one home run allowed every 98 batters faced).

Archer, 21, began the year with Daytona and went 7-1 with a 2.86 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 15 games. He won his final seven decisions (May 8-June 27), going 7-0 with a 1.86 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 10 starts before his promotion to Double-A.

– Carrie Muskat

9/10 Smokies lose opener

Russ Canzler hit a two-run homer but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 8-3 to West Tenn in the first game of the Southern League North Division playoffs. Chris Archer took the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) on eight hits and three walks in three innings. The two teams meet again Friday with Chris Carpenter (8-6, 3.16 ERA) facing Anthony Vasquez (2-3, 2.61 ERA).

– Carrie Muskat

9/9 Archer, Jackson on US team

Cubs Minor Leaguers Chris Archer and Brett Jackson were named to the U.S. team that will compete in the 2010 Pan American Games qualifying tournament, scheduled for Oct. 1-10 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. USA Baseball revealed the roster, comprised of players not currently on the 40-man Major League rosters.

Ernie Young will manage the team and he will be joined by former Cubs slugger Leon Durham, pitching coach Kirk Champion, and assistant coaches Jay Bell, Roly de Armas and Carlos Tosca. The Pan American Qualifying Team will first gather in Cary, N.C., at the USA Baseball National Training Complex where it will train from Sept. 25-28. The 13-team tournament will feature top Pan Am talent, including host Puerto Rico, Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Venezuela. The top eight teams advance to the 2011 Pan American Games baseball tournament next October in Mexico. The top six also will qualify for the 2011 IBAF Baseball World Cup, tentatively scheduled for next fall.  

The 2009 World Cup Team posted a 14-1 record, including a 10-5 win over Cuba in the final.  Among the players on that team were third baseman Pedro Alvarez and pitcher Brad Lincoln of the Pirates, Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak, Astros catcher Jason Castro, Twins shortstop Trevor Plouffe and Mets first baseman Ike Davis.

– Carrie Muskat

9/1 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up 11 runs on nine hits over five innings in Iowa’s 11-10 loss to Albuquerque on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader. Ty Wright and Bryan LaHair each homered for the Iowa Cubs. In the second game, Iowa scored four runs in the sixth to win 8-6. Hung-Wen Chen gave up five runs on six hits over five innings for the win. Marquez Smith had two homers to raise his season total to 16.

Chris Archer gave up four runs, three earned, on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 5-0 loss to Jacksonville. Kyle Smit, one of seven Cubs to play in the Arizona Fall League in October, threw a scoreless eighth inning.

Robert Whitenack threw six shutout innings but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost 2-1 to Clearwater in 10 innings.

Nelson Perez hit his 10th home run in Peoria’s 10-9 win over Clinton. Justin Bour had four hits and one RBI. Corey Martin picked up the win in relief.

– Carrie Muskat

8/27 Minor matters

Jeff Samardzija gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings in Iowa’s 7-6 win over Omaha on Thursday. Samardzija now is 11-2 with a 3.23 ERA. Jeff Stevens picked up the save, his sixth. Jason Dubois and Marquez Smith each homered for the Iowa Cubs. Dubois’ blast was a grand slam.

Chris Archer gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 4-3, 11-inning win over Birmingham. Archer struck out nine and is 8-1 with a 1.57 ERA. Marco Carrillo picked up the win in relief, throwing three innings.

Daytona’s game vs. Clearwater was postponed because of rain.

Frank Batista threw six shutout innings in Peoria’s 1-0 win over Cedar Rapids. Logan Watkins and Jae-Hoon Ha each had two hits. Daniel Keefe earned the win in relief.

Richard Jones had three hits in Boise’s 6-3 loss to Tri City. Juan Yasser Serrano took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits over four innings.

– Carrie Muskat

8/22 Minor matters

Micah Hoffpauir scored on a wild pitch in the eighth to give Iowa a 4-3 win over Nashville on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija did not get a decision, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks over six innings. Marquez Smith hit his 13th home run, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

Chris Archer gave up two runs on four hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 7-2 win over Mississippi. Steve Clevenger went 5-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and five RBIs. Archer now is 8-1 with a 1.45 ERA.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up six runs on four hits and one walk over one-third of an inning in Daytona’s 15-2 loss to Brevard County. Brevard County scored 12 runs in the first inning.

Justin Bour had three hits, including a grand slam, and a seven-high seven RBIs in Peoria’s 11-10 win over Clinton.

Cam Greathouse threw six shutout innings in Boise’s 9-3 win over Vancouver. Albert Hernandez had two hits and two RBIs in Mesa’s 4-3 win over the Giants.

– Carrie Muskat

8/16 Minor matters – updated

Micah Hoffpauir, Bobby Scales and Marquez Smith each homered but it wasn’t enough as Iowa lost 8-5 to Fresno on Sunday. Mitch Atkins took the loss, giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Chris Archer gave up four runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in Tennessee’s 9-6 win over Chattanooga. Archer did not get a decision. Tony Campana had three hits and Blake Parker picked up the save.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up five runs on 10 hits over four innings in Daytona’s 5-2 loss to Tampa in the first game of a doubleheader. In the second game, Chris Siegfried gave up one run on two hits over 3 2/3 innings in a 1-0 loss.

Jae-Hoon Ha hit for the cycle to help Peoria beat Kane County, 8-4. Ha was 4-for-5 with four RBIs. Justin Bour had three hits.

Cam Greathouse, the Cubs’ eighth-round pick in the June Draft, gave up one run on three hits over four innings in Boise’s 8-4 win over Everett. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and an RBI.

– Carrie Muskat

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

8/1 Minor matters

Bryan LaHair hit three home runs and drove in seven in Iowa’s 15-7 victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday. Jeff Samardzija gave up six runs on five hits and three walks over five innings and picked up the win. He’s now 8-1 with a 3.23 ERA. This is the second time this year LaHair has driven in at least six runs in a game.

Chris Archer’s scoreless inning streak is over. He gave up three hits and walked four over five innings in Tennessee’s 9-1 win over West Tenn. Archer struck out six. He is now 5-1 with a 0.27 ERA. Robinson Chirinos and Russ Canzler each homered for the Smokies. Chirinos drove in three runs. Brett Jackson had three hits and one RBI.

Ryan Flaherty hit two home runs, including a three-run walkoff blast in the 10th, to help Daytona win its 13th in a row, a 6-4 victory over Palm Beach. Trey McNutt picked up the win, striking out seven over five scoreless innings.

Luis Flores hit his fourth home run in Peoria’s 7-0 victory over Beloit. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits and three RBIs. Su-Min Jung threw four scoreless innings in relief for the win. He struck out eight.

Boise beat Vancouver, 5-4, in 12 innings. The Hawks scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and one RBI.

– Carrie Muskat

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