Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. The weather cooperated for most of the week and the teams were able to get in most of their scheduled games. With the exception of Daytona, all of the teams are right in the hunt for first place with the Smokies actually tied for a share of the lead in their division.

There were a couple of noteworthy injuries over the weekend…one for the I-Cubs and a scary collision in the outfield at Daytona Beach between Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana that resulted in both players suffering concussions.

Jake Fox is expected to miss a couple of days after being hit by the shards of a broken bat over the weekend. Both Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana were taken to the hospital after colliding on Saturday. According to the report on, both players are fine and will make full recoveries.

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Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

Thursday 5/7Chiefs can’t get anything going on offense against the Lugnuts, lose 1-4

Friday 5/8Chiefs can’t keep it close against the Fort Wayne TinCaps, lose 3-8

Saturday 5/9Chiefs win game with 5-run 4th inning, win 7-1 over the TinCaps

Sunday 5/10Shafer gets his 4th victory for the Chiefs and they hold on to win 5-2 against the TinCaps

Winning Pitcher: Aaron Shafer (4-1)
Offense: Andrew Rundle: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Junior Lake: 3-for-4, 2 R, 1 double, 1 RBI; Nelson Perez: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 double

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Thursday 5/7Daytona scores a run in 5 different innings to beat the Threshers 5-2

Friday 5/8Cubs can’t keep up with the Clearwater Threshers, lose 2-7

Saturday 5/9Three big innings by the Threshers do in the Cubs and they lose 6-11

Sunday 5/10 – No Game

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

Thursday 5/7 – Double Header Thursday

Game One – The Smokies drop Game 1 of double-header to the Mississippi Braves in 12 innings, 4-5

Game Two – Smokies’ Jackson shuts out Braves in 7-0 victory earns a split of the double header

Friday 5/8Smokies lose a pitchers duel to the Mississippi Braves, 1-2

Saturday 5/9Smokies score early and then hold on to beat the Braves, 5-2

Sunday 5/10 – No Game

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

Thursday 5/7Caridad and the Cubs drop a pitchers duel to the Nashville Sounds, 2-4

Friday 5/8Cubs win behind solid pitching from J.R. Mathes-beat the Memphis Redbirds, 7-2

Saturday 5/9Cubs drop a close one to the Redbirds 4-5 in 10 innings

Sunday 5/10Cubs score often and win 9-2 against the Redbirds

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

Quote of the Day

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