Here is your mid-week update for our Young Cubs. This was one heck of a busy beginning to the week for call-ups; of course the big one was Jake Fox getting called up to Chicago from Iowa. Bobby Scales was sent back down to Iowa on Wednesday but appears to be headed back to Chicago with Ryan Freel going on the DL.
Josh Vitters was named Midwest League Player of the Week on Tuesday. Vitters hit .476 with seven home runs, 11 runs scored and 14 RBI over a ten game stretch.
Andrew Cashner had a great start for Daytona (yes they finally got to play a game); he went 5 innings and gave up only one earned run and did not walk a batter.
Don’t forget that you can check out my site at YoungCubsWorld.com for daily updates of the big performers. Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:
- Jake Fox called up to the Chicago Cubs from Iowa.
- Jason Waddell called up to the Chicago Cubs from Iowa.
- Andres Blanco called up to the Chicago Cubs from Iowa.
- Neal Cotts optioned to Iowa from Chicago.
- Bobby Scales optioned to Iowa from Chicago.
- Steve Clevenger called up to Triple-A Iowa from Tennessee.
- Mark Reed called up to Tennessee from Daytona.
Peoria Chiefs – Class A
Monday 5/25 – Cancelled due to rain
- Losing Pitcher: Jeffrey Beliveau (0-1)
- Offense: Josh Vitters: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI; Kyler Burke: 2-for-4, 1 double, 2 RBI
Wednesday 5/27 – Chiefs score winning run late; win a close one 3-2
- Winning Pitcher: Alberto Cabrera (4-2)
- Offense: Josh Vitters: 2-for-3, 1 R; Josh Harrison: 1-for-4, 2 R; Kyler Burke: 1-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB
Daytona Cubs – Class High A
Monday 5/25 – No Game Scheduled
- Losing Pitcher: Luke Sommer (0-1)
- Offense: Tony Campana: 3-for-5, 1 double; Mark Reed: 2-for-3, 1 triple, 2 RBI
- Losing Pitcher: Ryan Searle (3-3)
- Offense: Tyler Colvin: 1-for-4, 1 triple (only hit that Daytona had all night)
Tennessee Smokies – Class AA
- Losing Pitcher: Casey Lambert (3-3)
- Offense: Darwin Barney: 2-for-4, 1 double; Blake Lalli: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 RBI; Russ Canzler: 1-for-2, 1 double, 2 BB
Tuesday 5/26 – Doubleheader Tuesday for the Smokies
- Winning Pitcher: Todd Blackford (1-0)
- Offense: Russ Canzler: 2-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB: Ty Wright: 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 double, 1 RBI; James Aducci: 1-for -3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Brandon Guyer: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI; Steve Clevenger: 1-for-3, 2 R, 1 double
- Losing Pitcher: James Russell (2-3)
- Offense: Tony Thomas: 0-for-3, 1 R; Darwin Barney: 1-for-3, 1 RBI
Wednesday 5/27 – Smokies lose a close game 2-4 to the Huntsville Stars
- Losing Pitcher: Hung-Wen Chen (2-4)
- Offense: Russ Canzler: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 double, 1 RBI; James Aducci: 2-for-4, 1 RBI
Iowa Cubs – Class AAA
- Losing Pitcher: Jeff Samardzija (1-1)
- Offense: Jason Dubois: 1-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 BB; Richie Robnett: 1-for-4, 1 R, 1 triple, 1 RBI
Tuesday 5/26 – Game Postponed due to rain
Wednesday 5/27 – Doubleheader Wednesday for the I-Cubs
Game Two: I-Cubs earn a split with the River Cats
- Winning Pitcher: Justin Berg (1-0)
- Offense: Sam Fuld: 1-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI; Chris Robinson: 2-for-3, 1 double, 1 RBI