Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/28/09

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 for daily updates of the big performers.

Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

Monday 5/25 – Cancelled due to rain

Tuesday 5/26Vitters homers again, but Chiefs still lose 3-9 to the Clinton Lumberkings

Wednesday 5/27Chiefs score winning run late; win a close one 3-2

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Monday 5/25 – No Game Scheduled

Tuesday 5/26Bullpen ruins Cashner’s chance at a victory, Cardinals score 2 in the 9th, Cubs lose 2-3

Wednesday 5/27Daytona’s bat go ice cold and the Cubs lose 0-6 to the Palm Beach Cardinals

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

Monday 5/25Offense goes cold for the Smokies – Lose 2-8 to the Birmingham Barons

Tuesday 5/26 – Doubleheader Tuesday for the Smokies

Game One: Smokies come from behind to steal a victory 8-6 in game one against the Huntsville Stars

Game Two: Smokies can’t get much going offensively in game two, lose 1-7

Wednesday 5/27Smokies lose a close game 2-4 to the Huntsville Stars

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

Monday 5/25Samardzija can’t make it out of the 5th inning; Iowa loses 3-5 to Sacramento

Tuesday 5/26Game Postponed due to rain

Wednesday 5/27 – Doubleheader Wednesday for the I-Cubs

Game One: Iowa Cubs drop game one of double-header to the Sacramento River Cats-1-3

Game Two: I-Cubs earn a split with the River Cats

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

Quote of the Day

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