Results tagged ‘ Thomas Diamond ’

7/25 Minor matters

Brad Snyder hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning to lift Iowa to a 4-2 victory over Round Rock Saturday. It was Snyder’s 15th homer. Micah Hoffpauir also homered for the Iowa Cubs, his 14th. Thomas Diamond started the game and threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits. He struck out six.

Tennessee’s game against Mississippi was postponed because of rain.

Daytona romped 10-3 over St. Lucie. Michael Brenly had two hits and one RBI, and Ryan Flaherty hit a homer and drove in two runs. David Macias had three RBIs.

Frank Batista struck out 10 over 4 2/3 innings but it wasn’t enough as Peoria lost, 3-0, to Lake County. Batista gave up two runs on one hit.

Matt Szczur extended his hitting streak to 16 games with two hits in Boise’s 6-5 loss to Yakima. He’s batting .415 in that stretch.

Dustin Harrington had three hits in Mesa’s 7-2 win over the Angels.

— Carrie Muskat

7/25 Zambrano update

Carlos Zambrano struck out three in two innings of relief in Iowa’s 4-2, 13-inning win over Round Rock Saturday. Zambrano followed starter Thomas Diamond and pitched the seventh and eighth innings. He threw 29 pitches, 17 for strikes. Zambrano struck out the first batter he faced, got the next to ground out, then Brian Esposito singled to left. The next batter grounded out to Zambrano to end the inning.

Zambrano did get an at-bat leading off the eighth and singled. He was forced at second on a double play. He went back to pitching in the eighth and struck out two, both swinging, and also got a groundout.

Big Z is on the restricted list and expected to rejoin the Cubs at the end of the week in Colorado. He has not pitched for Chicago since June 25.

— Carrie Muskat

7/20 Minor matters

Chris Archer gave up two runs, none earned, on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Tennessee’s 4-2 win over Montgomery Monday. Archer struck out six and has yet to give up an earned run in 22 1/3 innings with the Smokies. Brandon Guyer hit his seventh homer and Tony Campana had two hits.

At Iowa, Thomas Diamond gave up eight runs on eight hits over four innings in an 8-0 loss to Oklahoma City. Micah Hoffpauir had the Iowa Cubs only hit, a double. Brian Schlitter struck out four in two innings of relief.

Michael Brenly kept his hitting streak going even though his father is back with the big league team. Brenly now has an 18 game streak in Daytona’s 4-3, 19-inning win over Charlotte. Matt Matulia, originally an infielder for the Cubs, threw five scoreless innings of relief to pick up the win.

Nelson Perez, Luis Flores and Justin Bour each homered in Peoria’s 7-5 loss Bowling Green. Bour’s homer was his 10th.

Richard Jones had three hits in Boise’s 11-10 win over Spokane. Elliot Soto also had three hits and scored three runs.

The Mesa Rookie team lost, 2-1, to the Royals. Jeff Gray threw one inning and Carlos Zambrano pitched one inning, striking out one.

* Note: No. 1 Draft pick Hayden Simpson is not expected to play this summer. He’s battling mononucleosis.

— Carrie Muskat

7/15 Minor matters

Thomas Diamond was named PCL’s Top Star in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday. However, the Pacific Coast League team lost, 2-1, to the International League. Diamond started and threw two scoreless innings, striking out two and walking two. Darwin Barney hit a RBI single in the second for the PCL’s only run.

Chris Archer continued his scoreless streak in Tennessee’s 5-0 win over Chattanooga. Archer has yet to give up an earned run in 17 innings over three starts since he was promoted to Double-A. The right-hander struck out four over five innings in Wednesday’s win. Russ Canzler had two hits and one RBI and Tony Thomas had two RBIs.

Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 13 games in Daytona’s 10-2 loss to Fort Myers. Brenly is hitting .449 in his streak. Alberto Cabrera took the loss, giving up seven runs, four earned, on six hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Nelson Perez hit a walkoff homer with two outs in the ninth to lift Peoria to a 10-9 win over Dayton. Hak-Ju Lee had four hits, including a double.

Richard Jones had three hits in Boise’s 4-2 loss to Salem-Keizer. Alvaro Ramirez and Matt Szczur each had two hits. Szczur now has a six-game hitting streak, and is batting .375 in that stretch.

Mesa scored four runs in the top of th eninth but lost to the Rangers, 7-6. Anthony Giansanti and Dustin Harrington each had two hits and one RBIs.

— Carrie Muskat

7/15 Diamond 'Top Star' in All-Star Game

Iowa Cubs pitcher Thomas Diamond struck out two and walked two over two hitless innings and was named the PCL’s Top Star in the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday night. But his Pacific Coast League team lost to the International League, 2-1. Iowa’s Darwin Barney hit a RBI single in the second for the PCL’s only run.

— 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

7/13 Minor matters

Iowa’s Darwin Barney and Thomas Diamond will participate in the Triple-A Iowa All-Star Game Wednesday in Allentown, Pa.

On Monday, the Tennessee Smokies helped the North team defeated the South, 3-2 in the Double-A All-Star Game. Robinson Chirinos hit a RBI single in the second and Blake Lalli also drove in a run. In the fifth, Tony Campana scored what proved to be the game-winning run on a two-out single.

Dae-Eun Rhee gave up one run on four hits over five innings in Daytona’s 5-1 loss to Clearwater. Kyler Burke drove in the only run with a RBI double.

The Peoria Chiefs were no-hit by Cedar Rapids in a 10-0, five-inning, rain-shortened game. Robert Whitenack gave up four runs on six hits over 3 2/3 innings and took the loss. It’s the first time the Chiefs have been no-hit since Aug. 7, 2008, by Burlington. The Chiefs were scheduled to play a doubleheader Monday but rain forced postponment of the second game.

Eric Jokisch gave up two runs on three hits over three innings in Boise’s 8-5 loss to Eugene. Pierre LePage, Elliot Soto and Christopher Huseby each had two hits.

Ryan Cuneo hit his second homer of the season in Mesa’s 11-5 win over the Dodgers. Xavier Batista had four hits and one RBI.

— Carrie Muskat

7/12 Minor matters

Brad Snyder hit a walkoff homer with two outs in the 10th to lift Iowa to a 2-1 victory over New Orleans on Sunday. Snyder had singled in the fourth and was batting .325 in his last 10 games. Thomas Diamond, who was named to the PCL All-Star team, started and gave up one hit over three scoreless innings.

* The Double-A All-Star Game takes place Monday night in Huntsville, Ala.

* Greg Rohan, Smaily Borges and Junior Lake all homered in the seventh inning to power Daytona to an 8-7 win over Clearwater. Rohan got things started by hitting a two-run homer. Christopher Rusin gave up four runs on five hits over five innings and did not get a decision. Michael Brenly extended his hitting streak to 12 games and was batting .444 in that stretch.

* Peoria’s game against Cedar Rapids on Sunday was postponed because of rain and was to be made up Monday as a doubleheader.

* Austin Kirk gave up one run on three hits over 4 1/3 innings in Boise’s 9-4 loss to Eugene. Richard Jones had two hits, including a double.

— Carrie Muskat

7/1 Minor matters

Iowa shortstop Darwin Barney and pitcher Thomas Diamond were named to the Pacific Coast League All-Star team. Barney leads the league in games played at shortstop and has a .971 fielding percentage. He was batting .289. Diamond was 5-2 with a 2.53 ERA.

Chris Carpenter gave up five hits over five scoreless innings in Tennessee’s 10-3 win over West Tenn Wednesday. Robinson Chirinos hit his eighth homer and drove in three runs and Brandon Guyer had four hits. Brett Jackson had three hits and three RBIs. Tony Campana and Josh Vitters each had two hits.

Campana, Chirinos and Blake Lalli were named to the starting lineup for the Southern League North Division All-Star team. The lineup is subject to change. The three Smokies will join teammates Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Ryan Buchter, David Cales, Hung-Wen Chen and Steve Clevenger on the North Division roster. The game will be played July 12.

Michael Brenly hit his fourth home run in Daytona’s 5-3 loss to Brevard County. Brenley had three hits and has hit safely in seven of his last eight games.

Ryan Searle gave up four runs — two earned — on four hits over five innings in Peoria’s 5-4 loss to Burlington. Matt Cerda and Greg Rohan each had two hits.

Pierre LePage had his third consecutive multi-hit game in Boise’s 7-3 loss to Eugene. In Arizona, Hector Mayora threw four scoreless innings, giving up two hits, in Mesa’s 4-0 loss to the Angels.

— Carrie Muskat

6/25 Minor matters

Sam Fuld hit a RBI scoring single in the seventh to lift Iowa to a 5-4 win over Omaha on Thursday. Fuld had four hits, including a double. Justin Berg picked up the win in relief, throwing two scoreless innings. Thomas Diamond started and gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings while striking out six.

Nate Samson and Russ Canzler each homered to lead Tennessee to a 2-1 win over Carolina. Jake Muyco picked up the win in relief and David Cales notched his 10th save. The Smokies won their third straight of the second half.

Brett Jackson hit his sixth home run and extended his hitting streak to seven games in Daytona’s 6-1 win over Dunedin. Jackson is batting .423 with seven RBIs during his streak after collecting three hits in the win. Ryan Flaherty had two hits including his second homer. Brooks Raley gave up one run on two hits and four walks over five innings for the win.

Peoria opens the second half on Friday against Cedar Rapids at O’Brien Field.

Boise scored eight runs in the first two innings to beat Salem-Keizer, 10-7. Brandon May hit his second homer and Corey Martin picked up his third save.

Luis Liria struck out seven over four scoreless innings to help Mesa beat the Angels, 5-0.

— Carrie Muskat