Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 4/27/09

Hello…and I’m back with another update from the Minors for our Young Cubs. I have included the three to four game scores and the pitchers of record as well as the key offensive contributors. As always you can check out my site at for daily updates.

There were two noteworthy roster moves over the weekend in the Cubs’ farm system. Marcos Mateo was promoted from Daytona to Double-A Tennessee and Jayson Ruhlman made the jump from the Smokies to the Iowa Cubs. The southpaw was 1-0 in six games out of the Smokies’ pen with a 1.42 ERA and a 0.95 WHIP (six strikeouts, two walks and four hits allowed in 6 1/3 innings).

Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

The Chiefs finished their week 2-4, but improved as the week went on by winning their last two games against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. They start this next week off with two more games against the Kernels. Here are the results of their games since I last updated:

Thursday 4/23Chiefs Lost Game One, 6-7 to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

Thursday 4/23Chiefs dropped the doubleheader by losing Game Two, 7-8 to the Timber Rattlers

Friday 4/24Chiefs dropped fourth in a row to Wisconsin, 3-5

Saturday 4/25Chiefs get back in the W column – win 6-5 over Cedar Rapids

Sunday 4/26Chiefs are on a streak-Win again 8-7 over Cedar Rapids

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Daytona finished the week 4-3 and they won their last two series. They took the first two games against the Dunedin Blue Jays before they dropped the finale. Then faced the Lakeland Flying Tigers and split the first two games before winning the rubber game on Sunday. Here are the results:

Wednesday 4/22Cubs lose to the Blue Jays-5-7

Friday 4/24Cubs dropped second in a row, 1-5

Saturday 4/25Cubs back to winning, 6-3

Sunday 4/26Two in a row Cubs win, 5-3

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

The Smokies went 5-2 this week and they won their series against the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx and they have won the first two games against the Carolina Mudcats. They have three more games to start the week against Carolina.

Thursday 4/23Smokies win easily, 6-2

Friday 4/24Smokies blown out 9-2

Losing Pitcher: Jay Jackson (0-3)
Offense: Welington Castillo: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, Ty Wright: 2-for-3, 1 run, 1 triple

Saturday 4/25Smokies Shutdown and Shutout the Mudcats, 5-0

Sunday 4/26Smokies come from behind to win, 4-3

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

The Iowa Cubs had a 5-2 week and easily disposed of teams this week. They ended up taking three out of four from the Albuquerque Isotopes and they have split the first two games against the Nashville Sounds. They will open this week with games against Nashville and then move onto a four game series at Memphis.

Thursday 4/23 – I-Cubs shutout the Isotopes, 6-0

Friday 4/24Iowa Cubs win with a big 5-run 9th inning

Saturday 4/25Bullpen blows the game for Iowa, 3-6

Sunday 4/26Iowa shuts out the Sounds-3-0

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

Quote of the Day

"Don’t ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure." - Joe Maddon