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8/10 Minor matters

Micah Hoffpauir had two hits to extend his hitting streak to a PCL best 18 games in Iowa’s 7-4 loss to Portland on Monday in Des Moines. Hoffpauir, who will join the Cubs in San Francisco Tuesday, was batting .413 during the streak. What’s encouraging is Hoffpauir was hitting .196 in June and has turned things around. He’s batting .327 since June.

“There are a lot of managers in this game who give up on you if you’re hitting .196 in June, you know?” Hoffpauir told the Des Moines Register. “That’s the kind of stuff you appreciate. It makes you want to go out and play hard for him.”

Ryne Sandberg is the Iowa Cubs manager, in case you didn’t know.

“To me, he’s just a calming influence,” said Iowa infielder Bobby Scales of Sandberg. “We all know his pedigree, we all know he’s a Hall of Famer. But he’s also a mellow guy. He wants to win and there’s a fire there. He’s not going to be rah-rah and jump down people’s throats. But there’s an intense desire to win.”

Hung-Wen Chen took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits over four innings. Darwin Barney had two hits.

* Tennessee won its sixth straight game and 70th of the season with a 16-6 victory over Huntsville. Steve Clevenger and Russ Canzler each homered to back Craig Muschko, who gave up five runs on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings. Brandon Guyer, Matt Spencer and Tony Campana each had three hits.

* Robert Whitenack gave up one run over six innings in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Tampa. Smaily Borges hit his sixth homer and DJ LeMahieu had two hits.

* Frank Batista gave up five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings in Peoria’s 6-4 loss to Quad Cities. Luis Flores had three hits.

* Alvaro Ramirez extended his hitting streak to 13 games in Boise’s 2-1 loss to Everett. Brent Ebinger gave up one run on one hit and struck out seven over five innings. The Hawks committed two errors in the ninth as Everett won in a walkoff.

* Hunter Ackerman gave up three hits and three walks over two scoreless innings in Mesa’s 10-4 loss to the Rangers.

– Carrie Muskat

8/5 Minor matters

Brad Snyder drove in three runs to help Iowa beat Tacoma, 9-3, on Wednesday. Hung-Wen Chen gave up two runs on six hits over six innings for the win. Snyder hit a two-run double while Micah Hoffpauir extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He also drove in one run.

Craig Muschko gave up one run on seven hits over seven innings in Tennessee’s 3-1 win over Montgomery. Russ Canzler had three hits and one RBIs.

Ryan Flaherty hit a two-run homer in the ninth but it wasn’t enough as Daytona lost 18-4 to Jupiter. The Cubs gave up 10 runs in the eighth inning. Dae-Eun Rhee took the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out six. DJ LeMahieu had three hits.

Brandon May hit a RBI single in Peoria’s 3-1 loss to Wisconsin. Frank Batista gave up three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings and took the loss.

Cameron Greathouse, the Cubs’ eighth-round pick out of Gulf Coast Community College, gave up one run over five scoreless innings in Boise’s 7-0 win over Tri-City. Alvaro Ramirez had three hits and one RBIs.

Chad Noble, a 37th round selection in June out of Northwestern University, had two hits and five RBIs in Mesa’s 8-6 win over the Dodgers in 10 innings. Fourth-round pick Hunter Ackerman threw two scoreless, hitless innings.

– Carrie Muskat

7/21 Minor matters

Casey Coleman gave up two runs on seven hits over seven innings in Iowa’s 9-2 win over Oklahoma City in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday. Micah Hoffpauir and Bryan LaHair each hit two home runs. For Hoffpauir, it was his first multi-homer game of the season. In the second game, Hung-Wen Chen gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings for the win in the second game, a 4-3 decision. Sam Fuld hit a home run and had two RBIs.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-out walkoff RBI single in the ninth to lift Tennessee to a 4-3 win over Montgomery.

Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 19 games in Daytona’s 6-2 win over Charlotte. Brenly had three hits and is batting .405 in his streak.

Juan Yasser Serrano threw five shutout innings in Boise’s 3-0 win over Spokane.

Hunter Ackerman gave up two runs on four hits over two innings in Mesa’s 9-8 win over the Mariners. Ryan Cuneo had four hits and two RBIs.

– Carrie Muskat

7/16 Minor matters

Bobby Scales homered and drove in three runs in Iowa’s 7-6, 10-inning loss to Oklahoma City on Thursday. The two teams combined for 29 hits, including 16 by the Iowa Cubs. Casey Coleman gave up four runs on five hits over four innings. Ty Wright and Matt Camp each had three hits.

Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on three hits over five innings in Tennessee’s 15-5 win over Chattanooga. Dolis struck out five. It was his first win since being promoted to the Double-A team. Matt Spencer, Russ Canzler, Robinson Chirinos and Josh Vitters each homered for the Smokies. Chirinos had three hits and five RBIs.

Trey McNutt gave up one unearned run on two hits over five innings in Daytona’s 4-2 win over Fort Myers. McNutt struck out five. Kyler Burke had three hits including his sixth homer. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 14 games and was batting .434 during the streak. His father, Cubs broadcaster Bob Brenly, is in town this week. No word on whether he’ll stay as long as the hitting streak continues.

Nick Struck threw six shutout innings in Peoria’s 3-1 win over Dayton. Struck struckout nine and gave up three hits.

Jesus Morelli and Richard Jones each homered to help Boise beat Salem-Keizer, 10-7. Matt Szczur extended his hitting streak to seven games with three hits. He’s batting .429 during his streak.

Hunter Ackerman gave up three runs on one hit and two walks in 1/3 of an inning and took the loss in Mesa’s 12-6 loss to the Brewers. Jake McAloose and Sergio Burruel each homered.

– Carrie Muskat

7/14 Minor matters

Alvaro Ramirez had three hits, including his second home run, to help Boise beat Salem-Keizer, 7-4. Jesus Morelli had four hits and one RBI. Dustin Fitzgerald picked up the win in relief, pitching 3 1/3 scoreless innings.

Blair Springfield had three hits and two RBIs to help Mesa beat the Rangers, 10-5. Hunter Ackerman gave up two hits over one inning in the start. Vismeldy Bieneme picked up his fifth straight multi-hit game with two hits.

The Triple-A All-Star game is Wednesday night in Allentown, Pa., and Thomas Diamond and Darwin Barney will represent the Iowa Cubs.

Double-A Tennessee resumes play Wednesday against Chattanooga after taking some time for its All-Star break. Daytona had Tuesday off and opens a four-game series Wednesday against Fort Myers.

– Carrie Muskat

6/19 Cubs reach terms with 15 picks

Besides signing No. 1 pick Hayden Simpson, the Cubs announced Saturday they have reached agreement with 15 of their 50 selections, including seven of the first 14. Here’s a list of the Cubs’ First-Year Player Draft picks who have agreed to terms:

Round 1: RHP Hayden Simpson, Southern Arkansas

Round 4: LHP Hunter Ackerman, Louisburg, College

Round 8: LHP Cameron Greathouse, Gulf Coast Community College

Round 10: RHP Aaron Kurcz, College of Southern Nevada

Round 11: LHP Eric Jokisch, Northwestern University

Round 12: RHP Austin Reed, Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) High School

Round 14: RHP Colin Richardson, Winter Haven (Fla.) High School

Round 19: RHP Dustin Fitzgerald, Hill Junior College

Round 20: IF Ryan Cuneo, University of Delaware

Round 22: C Jeff Vigurs, Bryant University

Round 23: RHP Matthew Loosen, Jacksonville University

Round 25: RHP Eric Rice, Palm Beach Community College.

Round 28: RHP Joseph Zeller, The Masters College

Round 32: LHP Brent Ebinger, Lambuth University

Round 34: IF Dustin Harrington, East Carolina University

– Carrie Muskat

6/16 Draft updates

The Cubs have agreed to terms with the following selections from the 2010 First-Year Player Draft:

Round 4: LHP Hunter Ackerman
Round 8: LHP Cameron Greathouse
Round 10: RHP Aaron Kurcz
Round 11: LHP Eric Jokisch
Round 19: RHP Dustin Fitzgerald
Round 20: IF Ryan Cuneo
Round 22: C Jeffery Vigurs
Round 23: RHP Matt Loosen
Round 28: RHP Joseph Zeller
Round 32: LHP Brent Ebinger
Round 34: IF Dustin Harrington

– Carrie Muskat

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