Two Cub minor leaguers in the Dominican Summer League (which I normally don't cover) were suspended for 50 games for testing posive for banned performance-enhancing substances. No, I have no idea who these two guys are. I have my hands full trying to learn all the players playing for the Cubs in this country.
Iowa Cubs (60-59)
The I-Cubs lost to the Tacoma Rainiers, 4-0.
Mitch Atkins started and took the loss tonight, mainly because he gave up two home runs in five innings. He allowed six hits total, and all four runs were charged to his record. Atkins walked three and struck out five.
The I-Cubs only managed four hits tonight.
Tennessee Smokies (24-25)
The Smokies blotted out the Jacksonville Suns, 3-2.
A strong start for Hung-Wen Chen tonight. Chen allowed only one run in 6.2 innings tonight. Along the way he gave up five hits and only one walk while striking out six.
It was save number 17 tonight for Brian Schlitter who walked one and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning.
Right fielder Tyler Colvin went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
You see, teams want their HIgh-A team in Florida or the Carolina League because California is so far away and because out in California, you don't get those rainouts that your prospects need to really develop their card-playing skills. Otherwise, they'll all get fleeced by the veterans when they make the show. So you really need all those rainouts in the FSL.Peoria Chiefs (28-19)
The Chiefs blitzed the Burlington Bees, 10-3.
Chris Archer picked up his fifth win tonight. He threw six innings and allowed two runs on only four hits. He didn't walk anyone (the best news of all) and struck out seven.
Alberto Cabrera pitched the final three innings and therefore picked up his first save. He allowed a run on two hits. He didn't walk anyone either and struck out one.
No one had two home runs for the Chiefs tonight, but DH Junior Lake did hit a grand slam in the fourth inning. It was his seventh homer. Lake was 1 for 4 on the evening.
Third baseman Jovan Rosa was 3 for 3 with a walk and two doubles. He scored once and had two RBI. First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 5 with a double and two runs scored.
Boise Hawks (24-30)
The Hawks defeated the Everett Aqua Sox, 10-3.
Su-Ming Jung allowed no runs and only one hit in his four inning start. Jung walked two and struck out two.
Kenneth McNutt got the win with three innings of scoreless and hitless relief. He did walk two and struck out three.
Second baseman Logan Watkins reached base five times, as he was 3 for 3 with two walks. Watkins had two RBI and stole a base. DH Richard Jones went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee went 1 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Lee scored twice and had two RBI. Lee now has 18 steals on the season.
Did not play.