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Cubs Minor League Wrap: June 6

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs were zapped by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 10-4.

Jay Jackson started and got pounded got six runs over six innings. He gave up seven hits, including one home run. One of the runs he allowed was unearned. Jackson walked two and struck out three.

Third baseman Chad Tracy hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning, his third in AAA. Tracy was 1 for 4. Center fielder Sam Fuld also hit a solo home run, his first of the year. Fuld was 2 for 5.

Tennessee Smokies

The Smokies were knocked out of orbit by the Huntsville Stars, 8-6.

Bad night for Cubs minor league pitchers that had otherwise been having great seasons. In this game Austin Bibens-Dirkx started and got the loss after giving up seven runs in only three innings. He allowed seven hits, including one three-run homer. Bibens-Dirkx walked three and struck out one.

Left fielder Ty Wright was 3 for 4 with a run scored and a stolen base. Right fielder Matt Spencer hit a two-run triple in a 3 for 4 game.

Daytona Cubs

The Daytona Cubs clipped the wings of the Palm Beach Cardinals, 6-2.

Starter Dae-Eun Rhee went 5.2 innings and allowed only one run on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Mike Perconte got the win in relief. He pitched 2.1 innings and allowed one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out four.

The Cubs scored four runs in the top of the ninth to win the game. Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with three stolen bases. He was also caught stealing once. Jackson now has nine steals on the year. He scored twice and had two RBI.

DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 5 with two RBI and one run scored. First baseman Rebel Ridling had an RBI triple in a 2 for 4 game.

DH Smaily Borges went 3 for 4 with a run scored. Shortstop Junior Lake went 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Peoria Chiefs

The Chiefs won yesterday's suspended game with the West Michigan Whitecaps, 8-5 and lost the regularly scheduled game, 3-2 in nine innings. (The game was scheduled for seven innings)

Trey McNutt started yesterday and gave up four runs in two innings, although only one of the four runs was earned. McNutt gave up six hits, walked one and hit a batter. He struck out four.

Su-Ming Jung started when play resumed today and got the win. He went five innings and gave up only one run on five hits. Jung walked one and struck out five.

James Leverton entered the game with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth and got a double-play ball to end the game and notch his fourth save.

Left fielder DJ Fitzgerald hit at two run home run yesterday in the top of the third. It was his third home run of the season. Fitzgerald went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored twice and knocked three in.

Second baseman Logan Watkins went 2 for 5 with a run scored and a stolen base. Third baseman Matt Cerda scored twice in a 2 for 5 game. Center fielder Francisco Guzman was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run batted in.

The Chiefs stole eight bases in the first game.

In the regularly scheduled game, Ryan Searle gave up two runs on six hits over six innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out six.

Steven Grife took the loss. After retiring the first two batters in the ninth inning, he gave up a walk-off solo home run to end the game. Grife had one strikeout.

Francisco Guzman was 3 for 3 in the second game and 5 for 6 with a walk overall.