A Rainy Tuesday Down on the Farm….Hill K’s 14

Minor League Report – 05/31/06

The Iowa Cubs continued their home and away series against the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers) on Tuesday. After taking 3 of 4 from the division leaders at Principal Park in Iowa, both teams went to Nashville for a 4-game series at Greer Stadium. Rich Hill started for the I-Cubs on a rainy night in Nashville and pitched a gem. Hill struck out 14 and shutout the Sounds allowing only 2 hits in 7 innings….Iowa won the game 2-1.

The West Tenn Diamond Jaxx game against the Huntsville Stars (Milwaukee Brewers) in Huntsville was rained out on Tuesday. But the Diamond Jaxx did win their game on Monday with a 3-run 7th inning and won the ballgame 3-2. Carmen Pignatiello got the win in relief of Carlos Marmol and Clay Rapada picked up his 15th save on the season. The losing pitcher for Huntsville was former Cub farm hand, Russ Rohlicek.

Iowa Cubs – Felix Pie was not in the starting lineup after going 0-4 against the Sounds on Monday. Buck Coats got the start in center, Jeff Deardorff in left and Pie was inserted as a pinch hitter in the 8th and was 0-2 with two strikeouts. The Cubs scored both runs in the 8th inning, after a 2-out double by Ryan Theriot, Michael Restovich had a big pinch hit single to score Theriot and was followed by Micah Hoffpauir who singled to score Buck Coats, who had walked after the double by Theriot. Michael Wuertz gave up a run on 2 hits, struck out 3 and picked up his 3rd save of the season.

The Iowa Cubs are 23-27 on the year, 2nd place and 4 games back of the Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers).

Iowa Cubs stat watch: (with the additions of Luis Montanez and Micah Hoffpauir – both promoted from AA West Tenn on 05/17/06)

Felix Pie – (4/6 – 5/29) – 49 games – .267 (51-191)/.340/.435/5 HR/29 RBI’s
Ryan Theriot – (4/6 – 5/29) – 32 games – .293 (36-123)/.338/.317/0 HR/12 RBI’s
Luis Montanez – (5/17 – 5/29) – 11 games – .263 (10-38)/.300/.421/1 HR/4 RBI’s
Jeff Deardorff – (4/6 – 5/29) – 36 games – .236 (25-106)/.314/.425/4 HR/15 RBI’s
Michael Restovich – (4/6 – 5/29) – 30 games – .318 (35-110)/.392/.655/8 HR/23 RBI’s
Buck Coats – (4/6 – 5/29) – 46 games – .302 (54-179)/.352/.391/3 HR/19 RBI’s
Micah Hoffpauir – (4/6 – 5/29) – 10 games – .314 (11-35)/.324/.686/4 HR/6 RBI’s
– Hoffpauir leads the Cubs Farm System with 14 total home runs on the season

Jae Kuk Ryu – 2-3/3.16, 41 hits, 19 runs – 18 earned, 42 SO, 18 BB, 51.1 IP
Raul Valdes – Released 05/18/06
Michael Wuertz – 1-0/1.23, 11 hits, 4 runs – 2 earned, 19 SO, 5 BB, 14.2 IP
Jerome Williams - 1-3/5.58, 43 hits, 21 runs, 13 SO, 15 BB, 30.2 IP
Les Walrond – 5-1/2.37, 51 hits, 27 runs – 15 earned, 43 SO, 31 BB, 57.0 IP
Federico Baez – 0-2/5.94, 20 hits, 11 runs, 13 SO, 11 BB, 16.2 IP
Rich Hill – 1-1/2.93, 23 hits, 12 runs – 10 earned, 40 SO, 8 BB, 30.2 IP
Angel Guzman – 2-3/4.89, 33 hits, 20 runs – 19 earned, 43 SO, 10 BB, 35.0 IP
Ryan O’Malley – 3-2/3.05, 35 hits, 13 runs, 31 SO, 3 BB, 38.1 IP

West Tenn Diamond Jaxx – West Tenn came back on Monday with 3 runs in the 7th inning, after two walks and a double steal the bases were loaded via the free pass (Adam Greenberg, Carlos Rojas and Richard Lewis), Chris Walker grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to score Adam Greenberg. Carlos Rojas scored on a fielding error and Nic Johnson hit his 10th double of the season to score Gary Cates Jr. with the go ahead run.

The Diamond Jaxx are 30-22 on the year, 2nd place and 3 games back of the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds).

West Tenn Diamond Jaxx stat watch: (with the additions of Brandon Sing – demoted on 05/18/06 from AAA Iowa and Miguel Negron – claimed off of waivers from the Blue Jays on 05/20/06)

Eric Patterson – (4/6 – 5/29) – 52 games – .288 (55-191)/.349/.450/4 HR/18 RBI’s
Miguel Negron – (5/21 – 5/29) – 7 games – .200 (4-20)/.333/.400/1 HR/4 RBI’s
Scott Moore – (4/6 – 5/29) – 51 games – .275 (49-178)/.350/.517/9 HR/32 RBI’s
Brandon Sing – (4/6 – 5/29) – 11 games – .211 (8-38)/.333/.342/1 HR/3 RBI’s

The future is looking bright….

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