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Minor League Wrap -- July 15, 2007

On the heels of the big comeback at Wrigley on Sunday, the minor league teams attempted a sweep of their own.

Iowa Cubs

A powerful victory over Omaha 13-2.

What a nice line for Juan Mateo's first start back at AAA after rehabbing at lower levels: 6 IP, 8H, 1R, 1BB, 3K.  Even better, the I-Cubs continued their torrid hitting of the second half, with Scott Moore and Felix Pie each hitting two home runs.  Matt Murton had two hits and three RBI.  Josh Kroeger drove in two.  

Linky to the Iowa stats page.

Tennessee Smokies

The AA squad got the memo: come back to win 7-6.

See if this doesn't sound like how the Cubs have beaten the Astros lately.  Bottom of the ninth:
Sam Fuld reaches on a throwing error, Issmael Salas walks, and Jake Fox singles, and the bases are loaded.  Then, Matt Craig hits a fly ball out of the reach of superprospect Justin Upton in CF, for a double and two RBI. Jake Fox to 3rd.  Casey McGehee gets an IBB to load the bases.  Joseph Simokaitis pinch-hits, but slaps a grounder that gets Fox forced out at home.  Chris Robinson then strikes a grounder to short, and the throw home is late, scoring the winning run.

Ryan O'Malley has been sent back to AA.  He got the start today.

Daytona Cubs

Rained out.

Peoria Chiefs

Tied, 5-5 going into the bottom of the ninth.  Would our heroes falter?

Nahhh.  Single, bunt, IBB, single (RBI)-- WIN!

Wade Miller started and went 3 innings: 4H, 2R, 0BB, 5K.  Len mentioned on the Cub broadcast today that he was reaching the upper 80s with his fastball, a little better than earlier in the year.

Boise Hawks

Played a night game.  Will update in the morning.

AZL Cubs

Did not play.

 

Boise won, 7-2 (click on link above for box score). Josh Donaldson hit his fifth homer in 36 AB, and the Hawks got five shutout innings from starter Dustin Sasser. The sweep is complete!

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