Minor League Wrap -- June 15

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 5-1.

Jeff Samardzija had a rough night tonight, allowing four runs on eight hits over six innings. He did strike out four and walked only one.

Left fielder John-Ford Griffin was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Ryan Freel was 1 for 3 in his rehab appearance. Farney did not play.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were caught sleeping by the Mobile Bay Bears, 5-2.

Starter Casey Lambert saw his record fall to 4-5 when he got knocked around for five runs on eleven hits over 5.1 innings. Lambert added three more base runners by the walk. He struck out two. One of the runs was unearned.

Left fielder Tyler Colvin had his second AA home run, a solo shot in the fifth. Colvin was 1 for 4 total.

Catcher Blake Lalli was 3 for 4 with a run scored. Center fielder James Adduci also went 3 for 4.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs edged the St. Lucie Mets, 5-4.

Starter Rafael Dolis struggled tonight. He surrendered three runs on two hits and four walks. Dolis walked four.

Dustin Sassser got the win when the Cubs scored in the bottom of the eighth. Sasser threw two shutout innings. He allowed one hit, a double, and no walks. He struck out two.

Third baseman Jake Opitz had two doubles in a 2 for 4 night. Opitz scored once and batted two in.

Catcher Robinson Chirinos stayed hot by going 2 for 4 with one double and two runs scored.

Center fielder Tony Campana had his 15th stolen base in a 2 for 4 evening. Campana scored once.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs swept a double-header from the Quad City River Bandits, 8-0 and 5-4.

In the first game, Chris Carpenter had a complete game seven-inning shutout. Carpenter allowed only three singles and didn't walk a batter, although he did hit one. Curiously, he only struck out one River Bandit, which I believe is his lowest total of the season.

Shortstop Junior Lake hit his third home run on the year in a 2 for 3 game. He also scored twice.

First baseman Rebel Ridling went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

In the second game, starter Alberto Cabrera allowed four runs on four hits over 4.2 innings. Cabrera walked two and struck out five.

Manolin De Leon picked up the win in relief by not allowing a run over 2.1 innings. He gave up two hits, walked one and struck out one.

Rebel Ridling continued his good night in the second game by going 2 for 4 again. This time he had two RBI.

Junior Lake didn't miss a beat moving over to second base. He went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Catcher Mario Mercedes was 2 for 4 with a run scored.

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