Cubs Minor League Wrap -- June 27

Josh Vitters is out of his slump. Jake Opitz has a big night for Daytona.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were run over by the Round Rock Express, 6-5.

J. R. Mathes allowed five runs on ten hits in his five inning start. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four.

Blake Parker gave up a run on two hits in the ninth to take the loss. Parker had no walks and struck out one.

Shortstop Matt Camp went 3 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI. Camp also stole his eighth base of the season.

Third baseman Nate Spears went 3 for 5 with a triple and two runs scored. Right fielder John-Ford Griffin went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk.

Jason Dubois hit his ninth home run in a 2 for 4 game. It was a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies topped the Montgomery Biscuits, 6-5.

Well, he's human. Jay Jackson started tonight and lasted only 4.2 innings. He allowed three runs on five hits and four walks. Jackson only struck out two.

Jake Muyco got the win, even though he gave up a run on three hits over 1.1 innings.

Brian Schlitter notched his 12th save despite pitching poorly in the ninth. He gave up a lead-off home run and loaded the bases with two outs with three singles, but got the last batter swinging to end the game.

Shortstop Darwin Barney gave the Smokies the insurance run they needed in the top of the ninth with a solo home run, his third of the season. Barney went 2 for 4 tonight.

Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 4 with a run scored and two RBI. Center fielder James Adduci doubled and scored a run in a 2 for 4 game.

Daytona Cubs

The D-Cubs slapped out 16 hits on the way to beating the Fort Myers Miracle, 6-4.

James Leverton improved his record to 5-7 by allowing only one run over five innings. Leverton gave up seven hits and issued two walks. He struck out three.

David Cales got his eighth save with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. He gave up two hits and a walk while striking out two.

Third baseman Jake Opitz went 5 for 5 with a double and a triple. He scored twice and had three RBI.

Shortstop Starlin Castro went 3 for 5 with a run scored. Right fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 5 with a double and a triple. Guyer crossed the plate twice.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were on the bad side of a pitcher's duel tonight as they were outlasted by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 2-1.

Chris Carpenter had 4.1 scoreless innings tonight. He gave up five hits and walked one while striking out two.

Manolin DeLeon gave up a run to take the loss in the 14th, although he didn't allow either a walk or a hit. He was done in by two errors and a wild pitch. He tossed 1.2 innings total and struck out four.

The Chiefs made five errors tonight and both runs allowed were unearned.

Josh Vitters homered again tonight in a 3 for 6 game. DH Josh Harrison went 3 for 5 with a walk.

Boise Hawks

Oh the humanity. The Hawks were blasted again by the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, 12-3.

Starter Miguel Sierra didn't make it out of the second inning, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks. The rest of the pitching staff wasn't much better.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee now has an eight game hitting streak to start his US career. Tonight, Lee went 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Third baseman Greg Rohan and center fielder Jose Valdez were both 2 for 3 with a walk.

AZL Cubs

Clubbed the Athletics, 10-4.

Second baseman Derrick Fitzgerald's 2 for 5 game lowered his batting average in his first seven games to .583.

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