Cubs Prospect Round-up: April 17

Mitch Atkins pitched three scoreless innings in relief as he continues to adapt to his new role for Iowa. Tennessee's offense keeps firing on all cylinders. Daytona had their largest margin of victory as Brett Jackson extended his hitting streak. Hak-Ju Lee had another two-hit game for Peoria.

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NASHVILLE 7, IOWA 1 (CLASS AAA)

Bobby Scales (1-for-4) extended his hitting streak to eight starts to open the season but the Cubs (4-6) were held to six hits as Iowa's three-game winning streak was snapped. Mitch Atkins pitched three scoreless innings in relief as he continues to adapt to his new role after spending the last five seasons in the organization as a starter. He has a 1.80 ERA (2 ER/10 IP) with six hits allowed in four games. Mike Parisi (0-1) started and suffered the loss, allowing seven runs (five earned) in four innings.

TENNESSEE 8, CHATTANOOGA 6 (CLASS AA)

The Smokies (7-2) offense keeps firing on all cylinders. The Southern League's best-hitting team with a .298 average – nearly 30 points ahead of second-best Huntsville at .269 – tallied nine hits and drew six walks in their victory Saturday.

Tony Campana (2-for-4), Blake Lalli (2-for-4) and Russ Canzler (2-for-3) all had two hits and Robinson Chirinos (1-for-2, walk) drove in three runs. Campana now has four multi-hit games in nine starts and is batting .353 (12-for-34) atop the order with five stolen bases, while Canzler is 6-for-16 in five starts between first base, third and the outfield.

Hung-Wen Chen (2-0), who struggled a season ago in his first go-round in Double-A, turned in his second quality start to open 2010. This time, he scattered one run and six hits over seven innings, striking out four and allowing one walk.

Marcos Mateo faced the final four batters for his second save. He has thrown six scoreless innings, allowing five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts.

DAYTONA 9, TAMPA 0 (CLASS HIGH-A)

The Cubs (4-6) collected 13 hits in their largest margin of victory this season. Brett Jackson (1-for-5) extended his hitting streak to seven straight games. After starting the year 0-for-12, he is batting .300 (12-for-40) with nine walks to six strikeouts.

Four players had multi-hit games: Marwin Gonzalez (3-for-5), Josh Vitters (3-for-4, walk, two RBI), Mark Reed (2-for-5, two RBI) and David Macias (2-for-4, three RBI).

Five pitchers combined on a five-hitter. Left-hander Brooks Raley started and tossed 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing two hits. He struck out seven of 18 batters faced. David Patton (1-0) got the win in relief.

PEORIA 7, BURLINGTON 6 (CLASS LOW-A)

The Chiefs (5-5) used a six-run fourth inning and an 11-hit assault to carry them to victory. Hak-Ju Lee (2-for-5) had his fourth straight two-hit game to raise his average to .282 through nine games and Logan Watkins (3-for-5) tied a season-high with three hits. Su-Min Jung (2-0) pitched five innings, allowing five runs (none earned) and three hits for the victory. He struck out five and walked four.

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