Minor League Wrap -- August 31, 2007

"My internet was down last night" Saturday morning edition.

Iowa Cubs

The law firm of Dewey, Beatem, and Howe...I mean, Bailey, Cotts, and Howard shutout Omaha, 8-0 on only two hits.  As the major league team struggled against a lefty, Iowa did a little better against a southpaw from down under--Australia, not a sidearmer.  "Adelaide" a bet that the Cubs would score, and they did.  Cedeno (2 singles), Fox (three hits), and Soto (3-5, HR) powered the offense.  Josh Kroeger had one single.

Tennessee Smokies

Mark Holliman got back to early-season form yielding two runs (on two homers) in seven innings.  Tyler Colvin threw out a runner at home and hit behind the runner (Casey McGehee, who had walked) in the top of the ninth.  With two out, Issmael Salas then stroked a book-rule double (thanks, Bob) to score the winning run.  Tennessee wins, 3-2. They are now a half-game back on Huntsville in the North division of the Southern League.  

Daytona Cubs

Lost, 6-3.  Matt Camp, playing second base, went 2-4.  A group of relievers were covering the game in lieu of a regular starter, and had it in hand until Scott Meyer gave up four runs without recording an out in the eighth.  

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria offense showed up for one of the few times this season, and their two errors were not bad enough to allow Quad Cities to catch up.  The Chiefs win 7-5.  Jose Ceda threw two innings, striking out two, and yielding an unearned run as the guy he walked came around on errors.

Boise Hawks

Josh Vitters was at DH as the Hawks lost 4-1.  Kyler Burke went 2-4.  Tony Thomas had a single and a walk.  

When Vitters was promoted, Boise also was assigned several other players.  Pitcher Hung-Wen Chen made his debut last night.  This article states: "Hung Wen Chen is a right handed pitcher from Taiwan. Chen was 0-0 at Mesa with a 10.12 ERA. He made 2 appaerances with 1 start. In 2.2 innings pitched, he struckout 3."  Other newcomers are pitchers Marcus Hatley and Simon Lee (from Korea), and outfielder Cliff Andersen.  

AZL Cubs

Did not play

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