Down on the Farm: Javier Baez extends hit streak to 15 games


Javier Baez singled to extend his hit streak to 15 games, Daytona continued their second half resurgence, and Boise won to tie for the division lead in the Chicago Cubs’ Minor League action Monday.

Iowa Cubs
New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins) 5, Iowa 4

The Zephyrs hit a home run to lead off the game and a two-run shot in the second off Dan Straily in the win over Iowa. Straily allowed four runs on seven hits, striking out seven and walking two over six innings.

Kyuji Fujikawa allowed one run on two hits in his first Minor league rehab outing for Iowa.

Javier Baez started again at second base and saw his hitting streak extend to 15 games when a ball dropped between three Zephyrs in the sixth. He was 1-for-4 on the night.

Lars Anderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh, his third of the season, and he was 1-for-4 and scored two runs. Matt Szczur was 2-for-4, stole a base, and scored a run.

Tennessee Smokies
Mississippi Braves 4, Tennessee 3

Jae-Hoon Ha hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, but the Braves two runs in the top of the inning were enough to top the Smokies.

Matt Loosen allowed two runs on five hits, striking out two and walking one over five innings for the loss. Jeff Lorick allowed the two runs in the ninth. Lorick age up two hits and walked one and struck out one over two innings.

Jonathan Mota was 3-for-4 and scored a run and Jorge Soler was 2-for-3.

Daytona Cubs
Daytona 9, Palm Beach Cardinals 6

Jordan Hankins hit a three-run homer in the fourth and the next inning Rock Shoulders added a two-run shot to lift Daytona to a 9-6 win.

Daytona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first off Dan Vogelbach‘s single and Billy Billy McKinney‘s double.

Starter Jose Rosario allowed six runs on 10 hits, striking out four and walking one over four and one-third innings. Michael Jensen replaced Rosario after he gave up a three-run homer and gave up only one hit, striking out five over two and two-thirds scoreless innings.

Starling Peralta allowed one hit and struck out three over the final two innings for his first save.

Hankins was 1-for-3 with a walk, Shoulders was 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored, Vogelbach was 2-for-5 and scored two runs with two RBIs, and Wes Darvill was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Kane County Cougars
Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers) 3, Kane County 1

Jeimer Candelario hit a solo homer in the fifth for Kane County’s only run in a 3-1 loss.

Daury Torrez allowed three runs on six hits, striking out four and walked one over five innings. Zak Hermans struck out three over two perfect innings in relief.

Candelario’s homer was his 10th on the season and fifth for Kane County.

Boise Hawks
Boise 7, Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants) 6

Trey Lang entered with a 4-0 deficit and pitched four scoreless innings to keep Boise in the game before Danny Canela hit a three-run double in the sixth and designated hitter Justin Marra hit a solo home run in the eighth for the win.

Erik Leal failed to make it out of the first inning after he gave up a home run to lead of the game. Leal allowed four runs on three this, walking three and striking out one over just two-thirds of the first.

Lang allowed only four hits and struck out one. Sam Wilson gave up the tying run in the seventh and pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.

David Garner struck out one and only had one reach on an error in the ninth as he got his second save.

Marra was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored and Canela was 1-for-3. Boise finished the first half with a 22-16 record. Following the Hillsboro Hops 13-7 loss Boise is tied for first place, but the Hops hold the tiebreak.

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