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9/4 Minor matters

Brad Snyder hit his 25th homer to help Iowa beat Memphis 4-2 on Friday and take a one-game lead in the Pacific Coast League Northern Division. Snyder’s blast snapped a 2-2 tie in the seventh. Luke Sommer picked up the win in relief of starter Chris Carpenter, who gave up two runs on three hits and three walks over six innings. Mitch Atkins starts Saturday for the I-Cubs in the second game of this four-game series.

Steve Clevenger had three hits and two RBIs but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost 5-4 in 10 innings to Carolina. Brett Jackson had two hits, including a triple, and one stolen base. Trey McNutt started and gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings.

Daytona was eliminated from the playoffs after a 3-2 loss to Lakeland. Brooks Raley gave up one run on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven, but didn’t get a decision. Junior Lake hit his ninth home run.

Brett Wallach gave up three runs on two hits and three walks over four innings in Peoria’s 4-2 loss to Kane County. Jae-Hoon Ha hit a RBI double for the Chiefs and has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games.

Eduardo Figueroa gave up one unearned run on two hits over five innings to get the win in Boise’s 4-3 victory over Yakima. Micah Gibbs had two hits and one RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

8/31 AFL roster – UPDATED

The Cubs have seven players who will play in the Arizona Fall League, which begins Oct. 12. The list includes pitchers David Cales, Chris Carpenter, Jake Muyco and Kyle Smit, infielders Ryan Flaherty and Josh Vitters, and outfielder Brett Jackson. They’ll all be on the Mesa Solar Sox roster, which will be managed by Casey Kopitzke.

Vitters has been sidelined with a broken hand after he was hit by a pitch in late July. He began the season at Class A Daytona and batted .291 with three homers and 13 RBIs in 28 games, then was promoted to Double-A Tennessee, where he batted .223 in 63 games.

“Vitters is healthy,” Cubs player development director Oneri Fleita said Tuesday. “He’ll start taking ground balls this week. He starts hitting next week. The plan is to be ready for instructional league on [Sept. 15] when we arrive and he’ll play in the Arizona Fall League. He’ll get the at-bats he missed and then go to our winter program in Arizona and get ready for Spring Training.”

Jackson, the Cubs’ No. 1 pick in 2009, also began the season at Daytona and hit .316 in 67 games with six homers, 19 doubles and 38 RBIs. He was moved up to Tennessee on June 27 and was hitting .274 in 55 games with five homers, 11 doubles, five triples and 23 RBIs. Jackson was hitting .250 in August.

“It’s the first time he’s played 140 games,” Fleita said of the outfielder. “He didn’t get much time off. He’s being challenged. As soon as [the Smokies] get into the playoffs, I’m sure his juices will get going.”

The other Cubs players who will compete for the Mesa Solar Sox in the AFL include pitchers David Cales, Chris Carpenter, Jake Muyco and Kyle Smit and infielder Ryan Flaherty.

Cales has pitched solely in relief, appearing in 35 games at Tennessee and compiling a 2.51 ERA with 11 saves before he was promoted to Triple-A Iowa July 8. A right-hander who was a 24th-round pick in 2008 and “throws from a different angle,” Fleita said, Cales has a 7.43 ERA in 20 games at Iowa.

Carpenter was 8-6 with a 3.16 ERA in 23 games at Tennessee, striking out 100 in 119 2/3 innings. He was moved up to Iowa Aug. 24 and in two starts, did not have a record, and has given up seven runs on 16 hits and six walks over nine innings.

Muyco, a converted catcher, appeared in 40 games, all in relief at Tennessee, posting a 3.67 ERA, and has pitched at Iowa this month, with a 4.91 ERA in 11 relief appearances.

Smit was acquired from the Dodgers along with Blake DeWitt for Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot. In nine games in relief with the Cubs’ Tennessee team, he’s 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

Flaherty has played second, shortstop and third, and batted .288 in 101 games with Daytona, hitting nine homers, 33 doubles and three triples with 59 RBIs. In 23 games at Tennessee, he’s batting .183 with one homer and two doubles.

– Carrie Muskat

8/8 Minor matters

Darwin Barney had three hits and two RBIs to help Iowa beat Tacoma, 7-3. With the win, the Iowa Cubs expanded their lead in the Northern Division to 4 1/2 games. Austin Bibens-Dirkx gave up three runs on five hits over six innings, striking out five. He’s 4-0 with a 2.52 ERA. Micah Hoffpauir extended his hitting streak to 16 games and is batting .379 in that stretch.

Chris Carpenter threw six shutout innings in Tennessee’s 9-2 win over Huntsville. He struck out eight and gave up three hits, walking two. Tony Campana had two hits and one RBI and Tony Thomas and Carpenter each drove in two runs.

Mark Reed hit his second homer but it wasn’t enough as Jupiter rallied to beat Daytona, 4-2. DJ LeMahieu extended his hitting streak to 10 games with two hits and was batting .419 in that stretch. Brooks Raley did not get a decision, but gave up one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Newly acquired Brett Wallach gave up seven runs — four earned — on three hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings in Peoria’s 9-8 loss to Quad Cities. Wallach was one of two Minor League pitchers the Cubs acquired from the Dodgers in the Ted Lilly-Ryan Theriot-Blake DeWitt deal. Jae-Hoon Ha and Mario Mercedes each had two hits and two RBIs.

Boise forfeited its game against Everett. The game was delayed 80 minutes at the beginning and the Hawks were trailing 2-0 after one inning. Boise manager Jody Davis met with home plate umpire Matt Mullins and after a long discussion, pulled his players off the field. Professional baseball rules declare a 9-0 win for the winner in the event of a forfeit.

Dallas Beeler gave up one run on three hits over three innings in Mesa’s 2-1 loss to the Brewers. Pin-Chieh Chen had two hits and Tzu-An Wang threw two scoreless innings of relief.

– Carrie Muskat

7/11 Minor matters

Jay Jackson threw six scoreless innings, striking out five, in Iowa’s 4-2 win over New Orleans on Saturday. Jim Adduci and Darwin Barney each had two hits. Jackson now has given up three or fewer runs in five of his nine starts since returning to the rotation.

Chris Carpenter gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 11-3 win over Jacksonville. Carpenter struck out eight and now is 7-4 with a 3.19 ERA. Brandon Guyer had four hits, including two doubles. Blake Lalli homered in an eight-run fifth inning.

Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 11 games in Daytona’s 5-0 loss to Clearwater. Brenly is batting .463 in that stretch with five doubles and 13 RBIs. Brooks Raley took the loss, giving up four runs on seven hits over six innings.

Ryan Searle gave up five runs on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 6-5 loss to Cedar Rapids. Matt Cerda had three hits, including two doubles.

George Matheus had three hits in Boise’s 6-5, 10-inning win over Eugene. Vismeldy Bieneme had two hits in Mesa’s 9-0 loss to the Giants.

– Carrie Muskat

6/26 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up eight runs on nine hits over five innings in Iowa’s 10-7 loss to Omaha. Micah Hoffpauir, Welington Castillo and Jason Dubois each homered for the I-Cubs. Darwin Barney had two hits for his 27th multi-hit game.

Chris Carpenter took the loss in Tennessee’s 11-4 loss to Carolina. Carpenter gave up three runs on four hits over five innings. Josh Vitters and Tony Thomas both homered, with Vitters’ two-run shot coming in the eighth.

Brett Jackson extended his hitting streak to seven games but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost 9-3 to Dunedin. Jackson is batting .444 (12-for-27) during the streak.

Ryan Searle gave up one run on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 4-2 win over Cedar Rapids. Hak-Ju Lee recorded his 22nd multi-hit game and had two RBIs.

Boise lost 9-1 to Salem-Keizer, committing four errors. Joseph Zeller took the loss, giving up four runs on 1 2/3 innings.

Sergio Burruel extended his hitting streak to four games in Mesa’s 7-6 loss to the Giants.

– Carrie Muskat

6/14 Minor matters

J.R. Mathes threw six shutout innings, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out four, in Iowa’s 4-0 win over Memphis on Sunday. It was Mathes’ best outing of the season and his seventh quality start. Micah Hoffpauir had two hits and one RBI and Welington Castillo hit a two-run double in the sixth.

Tony Thomas hit a grand slam in the seventh and finished with five RBIs to help Tennessee beat West Tenn, 7-5. Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on four hits over six innings but did not get a decision. Thomas has seven RBIs in his last two games, and has hit safely in 10 of 11 games.

Daytona has been off because of the Florida State League All-Star break and resumes play Monday against Lakeland.

Jeffry Antigua gave up four runs on seven hits over five innings in Peoria’s 7-0 loss to Great Lakes. The Chiefs play at Burlington Monday.

– Carrie Muskat

 

6/9 Minor matters

It was a good day for Cubs’ Minor League pitchers on Tuesday. Thomas Diamond threw five scoreless innings, giving up two hits and striking out eight in Iowa’s 5-1 win over New Orleans. Chad Tracy had his fourth four-hit game, including two solo homers. He’s batting .530 in his last four games. Congrats to Mitch Atkins who was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 in two starts with a 0.75 ERA. He struck out 14 over 12 innings.

Chris Carpenter threw 6 1/3 shutout innings and struck out six in Tennessee’s 3-0 win over Huntsville. Ty Wright hit his ninth home run. He’s batting .395 during a nine-game hitting streak.

Christopher Archer threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits and fanning eight in Daytona’s 7-0 win over Palm Beach. Brett Jackson had two hits, including a double, and Kyler Burke had two hits.

Jeff Antigua gave up four runs on six hits over five innings and struck out six in Peoria’s 7-4 win over Lansing. Justin Bour hit his third homer and Logan Watkins had his 13th multi-hit game.

Peoria had five players named to the MidWest League mid-season All-Star team: Hak-Ju Lee, Matt Cerda, Logan Watkins, Trey McNutt and James Leverton.

– Carrie Muskat

6/4 Minor matters

Iowa scored two runs in the seventh to beat Round Rock 4-3 in the first game of a makeup doubleheader Thursday. Brad Snyder had two hits, including his eighth home run. John Gaub picked up the win in relief. In the second game, Thomas Diamond gave up four runs on four hits and three walks over four innings in a 5-3 loss. Diamond did strike out seven. Bryan LaHair hit his fifth homer and Micah Hoffpauir had two hits.

Chris Carpenter gave up two runs on eight hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 5-2 win over Birmingham. Russ Canzler had four hits and scored two runs.

Chris Archer gave up one run on four hits over five innings and struck out six to help Daytona beat Charlotte, 6-3. Smaily Borges hit his third homer of the season and also hit a double.

Rob Whitenack gave up four runs on six hits over five innings in Peoria’s 10-4 loss to South Bend. Matt Cerda had four hits and two RBIs. Jae-Hoon Ha had two hits, and has hit safely in six of seven games since joining the Chiefs.

– Carrie Muskat

5/23 Minor matters & Cashner

Andrew Cashner threw seven shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out seven, to help Iowa beat Colorado Springs, 1-0, on Saturday. Cashner retired the first 13 batters he faced and only three reached base (two hits, one hit batter). The seven innings were a career high. He did not walk a batter. The Cubs’ No. 1 Draft pick in 2008, Cashner now has a 0.95 ERA in three Triple-A starts.

Chris Carpenter gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 10-8 win over Jacksonville. Ty Wright hit a three-run homer with two outs in the second and now has 41 RBIs, tied for first in the Southern League. Robinson Chirinos was 4-for-4.

Rafael Dolis threw 5 1/3 shutout innings in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Fort Myers. Dolis scattered six hits and struck out six. Rebel Ridling extended his hitting streak to seven games and was batting .423 in that stretch.

Hak-Ju Lee had three hits in Peoria’s 4-3 loss to Quad Cities. Greg Rohan also had three hits and two RBIs. Jeffry Antigua gave up four runs on six hits over four innings and took the loss.

– Carrie Muskat

5/1 Minor matters

Nick Struck threw five shutout innings for the seventh no-hitter in Peoria’s history in a 4-0, rain-shortened win over Clinton Friday night. Struck struck out five and walked one. He picked off the only runner who reached base.

J.R. Mathes gave up three runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Iowa’s 3-1 loss to Omaha. Jim Adduci had a hit, nad has hit safely in six of his last seven games.

Chris Carpenter gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 8-4 win over Chattanooga. Matt Spencer homered, Robinson Chirinos had his seventh multi-hit game and Tony Campana extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Josh Vitters had four hits in Daytona’s 4-3 loss to Clearwater. Dae-Eun Rhee gave up four runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings. Brett Jackson reached base four times, going 3-for-4.

– Carrie Muskat

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