Cubs Prospect Round-up: April 13

Darwin Barney had a season-high three hits to extend his hitting streak to five games at Iowa. Tennessee was idle. Brett Jackson upped his on-base percentage to over .400 at Daytona. Matt Cerda had a perfect 3-for-3 night for Peoria while Robert Whitenack threw a career-high six scoreless innings.

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Four runs in the ninth inning weren't enough to erase a six-run deficit at one point for Iowa (1-5). Darwin Barney (3-for-5) had a season-high three hits and extended his hitting streak to five games, and Bobby Scales' 2-for-3 showing upped his average to a team-best .462 (6-for-13) in five games.

J.R. Mathes' second start of 2010 wasn't much better than his first. Mathes (0-2) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. He struck out three batters and walked one. Jeff Stevens threw 2 1/3 scoreless innings in relief, allowing one hit with five strikeouts.



Brett Jackson (1-for-3, double) picked up his first extra-base hit and extended his hitting streak to three games for the Cubs (2-4). He also drew his seventh walk in six games to bump his on-base percentage to .414.

D. J. LeMahieu (2-for-4, RBI) extended his hitting streak to five games with his third straight multi-hit game. He is batting .333 (9-for-27) in six games.

Josh Vitters (1-for-3) collected his third double and drew his first walk but committed a critical throwing error in the ninth inning to help Dunedin score the eventual winning run. Vitters has three errors in five games at third base.

Dae-Eun Rhee started for Daytona and allowed two runs and four hits in 3 1/3 innings. He struck out four without allowing a walk. Since returning from Tommy John surgery late last season, he has an 8.30 ERA in seven outings.

Rafael Dolis (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing two unearned runs and two hits in four innings of relief. He walked four and struck out three.


Two nights after Peoria pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout, the Chiefs (3-3) repeated the performance Tuesday. Robert Whitenack (2-0) threw a career-high six shutout innings for his second victory in as many starts after going winless in 15 outings (12 starts) a season ago at Boise. He allowed four hits and struck out one.

Jordan Latham worked a scoreless ninth inning for his third save in as many chances this season. He has four strikeouts and one hit allowed in three outings.

Matt Cerda led the Chiefs' offense with a perfect 3-for-3 night. The Cubs' fourth-round pick in 2008 collected his second double and drew his sixth walk in six games to raise his average to .368 and his on-base percentage to .520.

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