Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/26/09

Josh Vitters and Starlin Castro were named to the roster for the upcoming XM Radio Futures Game during All-Star weekend in St. Louis on Thursday. The Futures game is a showcase of the best young talent in the minor leagues. Geovany Soto participated in 2007 and Welington Castillo was the Cubs’ lone representative a year ago.

The Cubs made a notable roster move on Thursday. John Gaub was promoted to Triple-A Iowa and many think he could be with the big league club in the second half. The southpaw was 3-1 with four save in 26 games with the Smokies and posted a 2.83 ERA with 17 walks and 40 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings.

Rebel Ridling hit 12 home runs and won the Home Run Derby on Monday during festivities leading up to the Midwest League All-Star game. Ridling hit five longballs in the final round to take the title.

Due to the Cubs early game on Thursday against the Tigers, here is the latest from the farm on a Friday …

Here are the standings for the Cubs’ system only:

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Boise Hawks – Class A Short Season

Monday 6/22Boise 5, Tri-City 7

  • Losing Pitcher: Andres Quezada (0-1)
  • Offensive Star: Hak-Ju Lee: 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Tuesday 6/23Boise 1, Salem-Keizer 6

  • Winning Pitcher: Jeffry Antigua (0-1)
  • Offensive Star: Sean Hoorelbeke: 2-for-4, 1 run

Wednesday 6/24 – Boise 3, Salem-Keizer 5

Thursday 6/25 – Incomplete

Boise’s Team Stats

Peoria Chiefs – Class A

No Games Monday through Wednesday – All-Star Break

ThursdayChiefs 1 – Timber Rattlers 4

  • Losing Pitcher: Justin Bristow (3-3)
  • Offensive Star: Josh Harrison: 2-for4, 1 double, 1 RBI

Video of Rebel Ridling

Peoria’s Team Stats

Daytona Cubs – Class High A

Monday 6/22 – Doubleheader Monday for the D-Cubs

Game 1: Cubs 10, Lakeland 2

  • Winning Pitcher: James Leverton (4-7)
  • Offensive Star: Brandon Guyer: 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 double, 2 RBI

Game 2: Cubs 5, Lakeland 4

  • Winning Pitcher: Todd Blackford (1-0)
  • Offensive Star: Tony Campana: 2-for-4, 1 run, 1 double

Tuesday 6/23Cubs 1, Lakeland 2

  • Losing Pitcher: Dustin Sasser (4-2)
  • Offensive Star: Starlin Castro: 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 SB

Wednesday 6/24 – Doubleheader Wednesday for the D-Cubs

Game 1: Cubs 3, Lakeland 2

  • Winning Pitcher: Todd Blackford (1-0)
  • Offensive Star: Tony Campana: 3-for-4, 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 SB

Game 2: Cubs, 5, Lakeland 6

  • Losing Pitcher: Dan McDaniel (3-5)
  • Offensive Star: Jake Opitz: 2-for-4, 2 runs, 1 HR, 2 RBI

Thursday 6/25Cubs 4, Fort Myers 6

  • Losing Pitcher: Ryan Searle (5-6)
  • Offensive Star: Tony Campana: 4-for-4, 1 run, 1 RBI

Daytona Cubs’ Team Stats

Tennessee Smokies – Class AA

Monday 6/22 - Smokies 2, Montgomery 0

  • Winning Pitcher: Jay Jackson (4-3)
  • Offensive Star: Russ Canzler: 2-for-4, 1 RBI

Tuesday 6/23Smokies 0, Montgomery 1

  • Losing Pitcher: Marcos Mateo (1-5)
  • Offensive Star: Doug Deeds: 2-for-4

Wednesday 6/24Smokies 6, Montgomery 0

  • Winning Pitcher: Casey Coleman (7-3)
  • Offensive Star: Tyler Colvin: 3-for-4, 3 runs, 1 double, 1 HR, 1 RBI

Thursday 6/25Smokies 4, Montgomery 8

  • Losing Pitcher: Hung-Wen Chen (3-6)
  • Offensive Star: Marquez Smith: 2-for-4. 1 Run, 1 Triple

Tennessee Smokies’ Team Stats

Iowa Cubs – Class AAA

Monday 6/22 – No Game Scheduled

Tuesday 6/23 – Postponed due to rain

Wednesday 6/24Cubs 2, New Orleans 5

  • Losing Pitcher: Neal Cotts (1-1)
  • Offensive Star: Steve Clevenger: 1-for-4, 1 run, 1 double

Thursday 6/25Cubs 5, New Orleans 4 in 10 innings

  • Winning Pitcher: James Russell (2-0)
  • Offensive Stars: Sam Fuld: 4-for-5, 2 runs, 1 double; So Taguchi: 3-for-4, 1 double, 3 RBI; Chris Robinson: 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 triple; Steve Clevenger: 2-for-5, 1 run, 1 double

Iowa Cubs’ Team Stats

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