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Cubs Minor League Wrap--May 6

It's times like this that the most popular players are the minor leaguers.

Didn't hear about any free mayonnaise today. You can laugh, but Wednesday's Smokies attendance with free mayonnaise was 2,304. Tonight without free mayonnaise: 2,155.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs fell to the New Orleans Zephyrs, 2-1.

Starting pitcher Jay Jackson allowed one run on three hits over six innings. Jackson walked one and struck out two.

Esmailin Caridad got the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up one run on one hit, a solo home run. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.

Left fielder Bryan LaHair hit a solo home run for the I-Cubs only run. It was his third home run and he wen 1 for 3 tonight. Shortstop Darwin Barney was 2 for 4 with a double and now has his average up to .304.

Manager Ryne Sandberg got tossed tonight.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies split a double-header with the Mobile Bay Bears, losing the first 8-2 and winning the second 5-0.

In game one, starting pitcher Chris Carpenter got pounded for eight runs over 3.2 innings. Four of the eight runs were unearned. He allowed seven hits and issued two walks. The good news was that he struck out six.

Shortstop Starlin Castro was 2 for 3 with a triple and a run scored. Right fielder Matt Spencer hit a solo home run in a 2 for 3 game. Spencer has two home runs this year.

The story of game two was all Andrew Cashner, who allowed only two hits over 5.2 innings. Cashner walked three and struck out eight as he improved his record to 3-1.

Jake Opitz was 1 for 3 with a double, a run scored and two RBI.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers, 4-1.

Starter Rafael Dolis took the loss tonight after allowing two runs on six hits over five innings. One of the two runs allowed was unearned. Dolis walked four and struck out three.

Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 and scored a run.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs were tossed into a corn field by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 11-4.

Starter Nick Struck, fresh off his five inning no-hitter, got pounded for six runs over 2.1 innings. He allowed three hits and issued four walks. Two of the six runs were unearned. Struck did not record a strikeout.

Catcher Jonathan Mota was 2 for 4 with two RBI. DH Greg Rohan was 2 for 5.