Mitch Atkins was roughed up in his fourth start, suffering his first loss in the rotation this…
Cubs Prospect Round-up: May 26
IOWA 8, SALT LAKE CITY 2 (CLASS AAA)
The Cubs (25-19) used six strong innings from right-hander Casey Coleman to get back in the win column Tuesday. Coleman (5-3) allowed two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. He lowered his ERA to 3.36 in nine starts.
Lefty reliever John Gaub threw another scoreless inning in relief, lowering his ERA to 2.77 in 15 games. He has thrown 7 1/3 consecutive scoreless frames and has not been scored on in his last eight appearances dating back to April 27.
Bryan LaHair (2-for-4) doubled twice and drove in three runs to pace the offense.
Iowa has won 13 of its last 15 games.
TENNESSEE (CLASS AA) WAS IDLE
DAYTONA 5, BREVARD COUNTY 3 (CLASS HIGH-A)
For the second straight night, the Cubs (21-25) got a key three-home run to help sink their opponent. Kyler Burke's blast was his third of the season, and D. J. LeMahieu (1-for-3) added a two-run triple to extend his hitting streak to four games. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Brooks Raley (2-3) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings for the victory. Daytona has won seven of its last eight games.
PEORIA 2, CEDAR RAPIDS 0 (CLASS LOW-A)
Right-hander Trey McNutt (3-0) breezed through another start. The Cubs' 2009 32nd-round pick, who signed for $115,000, tossed five shutout innings and allowed just two hits. He struck out three batters and walked one, and lowered his ERA to 1.69, the best mark of any starter in the Cubs system. McNutt has not allowed an earned run in any of his last three starts.
Greg Rohan (2-for-4) led Peoria with two hits, raising his average to .288 in 44 games. Rohan has hit safely in six straight games. Charles Thomas (1-for-3) hit his first home run of the season for insurance, and Hak-Ju Lee (1-for-4, RBI) extended his hitting streak to six games. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games to raise his average to .274.
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