Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 4/30/09

Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. As always you can check out my site at for daily updates of the big performers.

Andrew Cashner made his season debut on Sunday for the Daytona Cubs. Cashner allowed one run on one hit in 2 2/3 innings with walk and two strikeouts.

Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

The Chiefs had their first game rained out on Monday. They also made two roster moves, one was to add Justin Bristow, who is coming back from nerve issues in his throwing elbow and they then promoted Jose Pina to Daytona to make room for him on the roster.

They won all three games that they played this week, sweeping a double-header against Cedar Rapids. In all they have won five straight games and will look to continue for the rest of the week against Burlington.

Monday 4/27 – Game postponed due to rain, make up will be a double-header on Tuesday.

Tuesday 4/28 – Chiefs sweep the double-header with back-to-back shutouts against the Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Game one: Chiefs win 1-0

Game two: Chiefs win 3-0

Wednesday 4/29Chiefs shut down and shut out the Burlington Bees-9-0

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Monday 4/27Cubs start the week with a “W” 4-2 over Brevard County

Tuesday 4/28Cubs no hit by Brevard County’s Evan Anundsen-lose game 1-0

  • Losing pitcher: Stephen Vento (0-2)
  • Offense: Nothing at all, not one hit, all the Cubs could manage was one walk by Nate Samson

Wednesday 4/29 Cubs lose two of first three against Brevard County. Walks do in Dolis, Cubs lose 2-5

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

The Smokies lost two of their three games to begin the week, but overall they were able to take the divisional lead and are now in front by half a game. They will finish out their week by starting a five-games series with the Huntsville Stars (Milwaukee Brewers).

The big story of the week was Jay Jackson returning to form and not only throwing a good game, but he also did a Carlos Zambrano impersonation with a home at the plate.

Monday 4/27Smokies lose game late 4-6 to Carolina Mudcats

Tuesday 4/28Smokies lose 5-7 despite Three Home Runs against the Carolina Mudcats

Wednesday 4/29Smokies win behind Jay Jackson’s return to dominance-8-4 win over the Mudcats

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

The Iowa Cubs split their two games to start the week and had Wednesday off. The day off was nice if not for the Cubs then definitely for the other pitchers in Triple A…a day off from having to face the red-hot Jake Fox.

In the two games this week he has a total of four runs, three home runs, and four RBI. The Cubs are still deciding on whether or not to put Aramis Ramirez on the DL, but if they do it seems that they will call up Bobby Scales instead of Fox, which makes sense because of the versatility he can bring… but it sure would be interesting to see what Fox could to in the majors.

Monday 4/27I-Cubs homer their way to a victory 7-3 over the Nashville Sounds

Tuesday 4/28Iowa Cubs lose 4-7 to the Nashville Sounds, but Fox goes deep AGAIN!

Wednesday 4/29 – No Game

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

Quote of the Day

"Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points." – Knute Rockne