Minor League Wrap -- August 19, 2007

Rain, rain go away, come again after Monday.  Ticket already in my hand, a double-header would be just grand!

Iowa Cubs

Les! (clap-clap, clap-clap) Walrond!  (clap-clap, clap-clap) Wins! (clap-clap, clap-clap)  That's right: another quality start from the BCB favorite led the I-Cubs to victory against the Cardinals AAA affiliate.  Gee, Soto's still hot, with a single, walk, and two runs scored.  Buck Coats, Matt Craig, Carlos Rojas and Les Walrond (clap-clap, clap-clap) had two hits each.  Cory Bailey got his fifth save.  BTW, Eric Patterson played centerfield.

From today's game notes:

Geovany Soto leads the league with a .357 batting average and .640 slugging percentage.  The only Cub to lead the league in batting average was Roosevelt Brown (.346, 2001).  Two Cubs, Karl Rhodes (.602, 1993) and Micah Franklin (.655, 1998) have led their league in slugging.  If the season ended today, Soto's .357 batting average would be third all-time in Iowa Cubs' history behind Derrick White (.363, 1998) and one point behind Roosevelt Brown (.358, 1998).  Soto enters play today one off the league lead in RBI.  The last Cub to lead the league in RBI was Eddie Zambrano with 115 in 1993.... Geovany Soto has reached base safely in 19 straight games.  Over his 19 game on-base streak, he's 32-73 (.438) with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs, 28 RBI and 17 runs scored.

Tennessee Smokies

Inactive.  The team has a shot at the playoffs, currently two games out in the North division, with 15 left to play.  

Daytona Cubs

Greg Reinhard threw 7 shutout innings toward a win at Palm Beach.  Brian Dopirak had another two hits and a walk.  Daytona also has 15 games left in the season.  Maybe one or two players might be promoted to AA to bolster Tennessee's playoff run.  Could the Cubs want Jeff Samardzija to get a little playoff experience?

Peoria Chiefs

A poor start by Mike Bartek doomed the Chiefs.  The final score was 13-4.  Marquez Smith has had a good week in A ball after being promoted from Boise.  

Boise Hawks

Game underway as of this posting.

AZL Cubs

Did not play.

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