A Sunday Split…In the Minors

Minor League Report – 05/22/06

The Iowa Cubs beat the Fresno Grizzlies (San Francisco Giants) 3-2 on Sunday afternoon in Fresno. Mark Watson went to 2-0 on the season in relief of Les Walrond and David Aardsma picked up his 4th save of the season. The I-Cubs are 6 games back of the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers) and in second place in the division with an 18-24 record.

The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx lost to the Mobile BayBears (San Diego Padres) 3-1 in Jackson on Sunday. Rocky Cherry took the loss in relief of Randy Wells. The Diamond Jaxx are now 3 games back of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds) and in second place in the division.

Iowa Cubs – The I-Cubs have won their last 5 out of 6 and Sunday’s victory was another come from behind win. The Cubs were down 2-1 in the 7th and Augie Ojeda scored the tying run on a throwing error by catcher Yamid Haad on a pick-off attempt with Felix Pie at the plate. Michael Restovich scored the winning run after a 1-out double and a single by Casey McGehee put runners on 1st and 3rd. Recently promoted Luis Montanez recorded the game winning RBI on a sacrifice bunt that scored Restovich from 3rd. Felix Pie was 0-4 with 3 strike outs and a RBI (29) dropping his season average to .264. Buck Coats was also 0-5 and after a tremendous start to his AAA season, Micah Hoffpauir went 0-4. In Hoffpauir’s 3 previous games with the I-Cubs he has 3 home runs and is 5-9 with 3 RBI’s.

West Tenn Diamond Jaxx – The Diamond Jaxx pounded out 7 hits, but only 1 run, a solo home run off the bat of Scott Moore. Rocky Cherry allowed 2 runs in 8th on home runs by Luis Cruz and George Kottaras. Eric Patterson was 0-4, Brandon Sing was 2-4 and recently acquired Miguel Negron was 1-3 in his West Tenn debut.

The future is looking bright….

Quote of the Day

"Sometimes you have to stop worrying, wondering, and doubting and just have faith that things will work out." – Steve Jobs

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