Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters has stayed hot and has homered in three of his four games this weekend…that is a total of 10 so far for the Chiefs this season.

Daytona has not played a game since Tuesday, May 19 due to rainy weather. The Smokies and I-Cubs are very close to leading their division and the Chiefs are right there as well, but Daytona is going to have to play some games before they can start making up the deficit they are behind in their division.

Thanks for reading and as always you can check out my site at YoungCubsWorld.com for daily updates.

Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

Thursday 5/21Chris Archer throws 5 scoreless innings gives up only 1 hit-Chiefs win 4-1

Friday 5/22Vitters and Burke go deep, but Chiefs lose 4-14 to the Western Michigan Whitecaps

Saturday 5/23Chiefs’ comeback effort comes up short-lose 2-3 to South Bend

Sunday 5/24Chiefs give up the lead in the top of the 9th, but win with a run in the bottom of the 9th

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

  • Thursday 5/21 – Game Postponed due to “wet grounds”
  • Friday 5/22- Game Postponed due to rain
  • Saturday 5/23 – Game Postponed due to rain
  • Sunday 5/24 – Game Postponed due to rain

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

Thursday 5/21- Marquez Smith goes deep for the Smokies, but can’t get much offense going; lose 2-8 to the Birmingham Barons

Friday 5/22 – Smokies get swept in doubleheader against the Barons

Game One – Smokies drop game one, 2-3 in extra innings

Game Two – Smokies struggle to score runs, lose 1-6

Saturday 5/23Smokies end 3-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Barons

Sunday 5/24Jackson has Fifth straight quality start; Smokies win 5-2

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

Thursday 5/21Atkins can’t stop the Fresno Grizzlies’ offense, Cubs lose 2-9

Friday 5/22Cubs win close one against the Grizzlies, 3-2

Saturday 5/23Iowa’s defense doesn’t help and offense can’t make up the deficit, lose 2-8 to the Grizzlies

Sunday 5/24Cubs give up the winning run in the 9th inning and they lose 2-3 to the Grizzlies

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

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