Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/09

Here is your end of the week update for our Young Cubs. Tyler Colvin has been doing well for Tennessee since his call up (hitting .316 in 8 games) and the Smokies finally ended their losing streak. They now have a three-game winning streak and hopefully the entire team is done being in an offensive slump.

The Chiefs also had a winning streak this week that ran all the way up to six games. So if there is one thing that could be said about the Cubs and their minor league system it is that they are all very streaky teams that will go through spells without enough offense.

Rich Harden’s rehab start for the I-Cubs was pushed from Sunday to Monday due to stomach bug. Harden is penciled in to start for the Cubs against the Twins on Saturday at Wrigley.

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

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Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Peoria Chiefs – Class A

Thursday 6/4Chiefs win behind a balanced offense and good pitching-beat Beloit, 4-1

Friday 6/5Chiefs sweep Beloit stretch winning streak to 5 games

Saturday 6/6Chiefs win 6th in a row with a win over Kane County, 8-1

Sunday 6/7Chiefs streak dies with the offense, lose 1-7 to Kane County

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Thursday 6/4Chirinos hits his 8th HR, Daytona bets Charlotte, 6-3

Friday 6/5Daytona wins 6-1 with a 5-run 9th over Charlotte

Saturday 6/6Two big innings doom Daytona, lose 2-10 to Charlotte

Sunday 6/7 – Game Postponed due to rain.

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

Thursday 6/4Smokies run their losing streak to 12 games with a 3-12 loss to Carolina

Friday 6/5FINALLY, the streak is over, Smokies win 5-2 over Chattanooga

Saturday 6/6 - Smokies get a winning streak going, win 2nd straight-win 5-3 against Chattanooga

Sunday 6/7 - Smokies are trying turn this thing around, win 3rd straight over Chattanooga

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

Thursday 6/4Samardzija gives up 4 and the offense can’t make it up, Iowa loses, 2-5 to Nashville

Friday 6/5 - Iowa wins 2-1 behind some great pitching from Kevin Hart

Saturday 6/6Atkins looks like last year’s version, Iowa wins 3-1

Sunday 6/7 – Iowa’s offense takes a Sunday off, Cubs lose 2-6 to Round Rock

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

Quote of the Day

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