Results tagged ‘ Jay Jackson ’

6/2 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on seven hits over six innings in Iowa’s 3-2 win over Round Rock on Tuesday. Jim Adduci and Micah Hoffpauir each homered. Hoffpauir had three hits, including a double. Jeff Samardzija picked up the win in relief, throwing two perfect innings.

Austin Bibens-Dirkx threw seven shutout innings, giving up one hit, in Tennessee’s 3-0 win over Birmingham. Marquez Smith homered and drove in two runs. For Bibens-Dirkx, it was his fourth straight win. He retired the last 13 batters he faced.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up three runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 4-1 loss to Charlotte. Ryan Flaherty extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a double.

Peoria totaled 16 hits, yet lost, 6-5, in 10 innings to South Bend. Justin Bour had three hits, Hak-Ju Lee had two RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

5/28 Minor matters

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on four hits over four innings in Iowa’s 8-5 loss to Salt Lake. Brad Snyder hit a solo homer and Chad Tracy had two hits. He’s batting .458 since joining the Iowa Cubs. Andrew Cashner made his first relief appearance and gave up one run on three hits in one inning. He struck out two.

Matt Spencer hit a two-run homer but it wasn’t enough as Tennessee lost, 7-2, to Montgomery. Craig Muschko took the loss, giving up 10 hits and five runs on 4 1/3 innings.

Rafael Dolis gave up three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in Daytona’s 8-3 win over Jupiter. Ryan Flaherty now has a 10-game hit streak and is batting .375.

Jeff Antigua gave up three runs on seven hits over five innings in Peoria’s 3-1 loss to Cedar Rapids. The Chiefs now are 3 1/2 games out of first.

— Carrie Muskat

5/27 Cashner now in 'pen for Iowa

First-round pick Andrew Cashner is now in the bullpen for the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. Cashner is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in three starts at the Minor League team. The Cubs want Cashner to be prepared just in case he’s called up to the big league team to help in the bullpen. The Cubs already have six starters. The thinking is that it’s unfair to throw a young pitcher into a relief situation in the Majors without knowing what it’s like to sit in the ‘pen or warm up on short notice.

“It surprised me when I first heard about it,” Cashner told the Des Moines Register on Wednesday. “I talked [to the Cubs] about going to relief awhile back but it was always their thought that I was going to start. Working out of the bullpen is something that excites me.”

The Cubs did the same thing with Jay Jackson. He was back in the rotation Thursday and started.

“Jackson passed,” Iowa pitching coach Mike Mason told the Register. “Now it’s Cashner’s turn to see if he can acclimate to the bullpen.”

So far, Cashner has started 33 of his 35 pro appearances since he was the Cubs’ first-round pick in 2008.

— Carrie Muskat

5/25 Minor matters

Thomas Diamond struck out eight over six innings and gave up one run but took the loss as Salt Lake blanked Iowa, 1-0, on Monday. The run came on a homer off Diamond, now 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA. Chris Robinson had three hits. Jay Jackson gave up three hits over three innings in relief.

Ryan Buchter picked up the win in relief as Tennessee scored twice in the ninth for a 3-2 victory over Jacksonville. Matt Spencer reached base three times with two hits and a walk.

Chris Rusin threw five scoreless innings to help Daytona beat Brevard County, 4-2. Rusin struck out six for the win. Ryan Flaherty had two hits, including his first homer, and three RBIs.

Jonathon Mota hit his first home run but it wasn’t enough as Peoria lost 8-7 in 10 innings to Quad Cities. Mota had two RBIs in the game.

— Carrie Muskat

5/22 Minor matters

Mitch Atkins gave up three runs on eight hits over six innings in Iowa’s 6-3 win over Colorado Springs. Brad Snyder and Jason Dubois each homered, both hitting their sixth of the season. Jay Jackson picked up his third win of the season, pitching two innings of relief. He has not given up a run in his last four appearances. In five relief appearances, he’s struck out six and given up one run over 7 1/3 innings. Jackson began this season as a starter but is being groomed now as a reliever. John Gaub picked up the save, his third.

Craig Muschko gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings as Tennessee lost, 7-0, to Jacksonville. The Smokies totaled two hits in the game, including a double by Muschko.

Dae-Eun Rhee was roughed up, giving up five runs on six hits over 1 1/3 innings in Daytona’s 7-0 loss to Fort Myers. Daytona totaled three hits, including two by Rebel Ridling.

Ryan Searle gave up seven runs on nine hits over four innings in Peoria’s 13-1 loss to Quad Cities. Nelson Perez has hit safely in six games, and is batting .417 in that streak.

— Carrie Muskat

5/2 Minor matters

Andrew Cashner gave up two runs on four hits over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 win over Chattanooga on Saturday. The Smokies now are 17-6. Russ Canzler hit a two-run, two-out pinch-hit homer.

Jay Jackson gave up two runs on five hits over six innings but took the loss as Omaha edged Iowa, 2-1. Class A Daytona lost its fourth in a row, losing to Clearwater, 7-5. Rebel Ridling had two hits, both homers, and two RBIs.

Peoria edged Clinton, 3-2, and improved to 11-0 at home. Jeff Antigua gave up one run on three hits over six innings and struck out six.

— Carrie Muskat

4/20 Minor matters

Jay Jackson threw eight shutout innings, giving up two hits and striking out four, to help Triple-A Iowa beat Nashville, 4-0. Micah Hoffpauir and Jason Dubois each homered.

Andrew Cashner struck out five over seven innings, giving up two hits and one unearned run, but did not get a decision in Double-A Tennessee’s 2-1 win over Carolina. Starlin Castro had two hits, and has hit safely in six straight games. The Smokies are 9-2 and off to their best start since 2000.

Class A Daytona split a doubleheader with Dunedin, winning the first game, 4-2, and losing the nightcap by the same score. Rafael Dolis gave up two runs on four hits over five innings in the opener for the win. Brett Jackson went 4-for-7 in the two games, and had three RBIs. He’s batting .444 in his last nine games.

In case you missed it, Ted Lilly picked up the win for Class A Peoria, holding Burlington to three hits and one run over seven innings in the Chiefs’ 2-1 victory. Lilly struck out nine in his rehab start. Hak-Ju Lee has hit in six straight games and has four stolen bases.

— Carrie Muskat