Cubs Minor League Wrap--April 17

You'd rather have a picture of David Patton? Big win for the Daytona Cubs tonight.

It's late on Saturday night and I'm home trying to do this before the overtime of the Kings/Canucks game starts.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Nashville Sounds, 7-1.

Starting pitcher Mike Parisi got shelled for seven runs in four innings, although two of the runs he allowed were unearned. Parisi gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out only two.

Center fielder Brad Snyder went 2 for 4.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies captured the Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-6.

Hung-Wen Chen improved his record to 2-0 with seven strong innings. Chen allowed only one run on a solo home run. He gave up six hits overall. He walked one and struck out four.

The Smokies had an 8-2 lead going into the top of the ninth, but Jake Muyco got into trouble and allowed four runs on four hits, including a three-run home run. He got the last out in the eighth, so Muyco threw two-thirds of an inning tonight. Marcos Mateo got the save by pitching getting the final two outs, but not before he allowed two hits which brought the go-ahead run to the plate. He struck out the final Lookout batter to end the game.

Catcher Robinson Chirinos hit his third home run of the year off of former Cub John Koronka. Chirinos was 1 for 2 with a walk and three RBI. He also scored two runs. First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4 with a run scored. Russ Canzler hit a double in a 2 for 3 night. Canzler also walked once and had one RBI.

And Anze Kopitar just beat the Canucks! Go Kings!

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs knocked the pinstripes clear off the Tampa Yankees, 9-0.

Brooks Raley shut down the Yankees for 4.2 innings. He gave up only two hits and two walks while striking out seven. However, since he didn't go five innings (I assume he hit his pitch count limit) the win went to reliever David Patton. (Remember him?) Patton tossed 1.1 innings and allowed only one hit. He struck out one.

Third baseman Josh Vitters hit two doubles in his 3 for 4 night. Vitters scored once and had two RBI. VItters also walked once and now has two walks on the season, which is one more than Starlin Castro has. Just saying.

Catcher Mark Reed went 2 for 5 with a double. Reed had two RBI and scored once. Third baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 3 for 5 with a run scored.

Peoria Chiefs

The Peoria Chiefs swatted the Burlington Bees, 7-6.

Starter Su-MIng Jung got the win despite allowing five runs in five innings. To be fair, however, all five of the runs scored in a five-run third inning in which the Chiefs made three errors. All five of the runs were unearned. But it should be noted that the first error was committed by Jung himself. Jung surrendered three hits. He walked four and struck out five.

James Leverton made his first appearance of the season and got the save. He threw the final two innings and didn't allow a hit or a run. He walked one and struck out one.

Second baseman Logan Watkins was 3 for 5. He scored twice. Catcher Mario Mercedes had a 2 for 3 afternoon. He walked once and scored once. He also had one RBI.

Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored once and had one RBI. Lee has now had two hits in four straight games.

Center fielder Jose Valdez was 1 for 4 with two stolen bases and a run scored. Valdez now has eight steals in nine games.

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