Peoria’s Geiger hits two homers, drives in eight

Dustin Geiger bats during a Peoria Chiefs game last year.

Peoria Chiefs DH Dustin Geiger went 3-for-5 with 2 HR and 8 RBI in his team’s 11-10 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits today, securing himself a spot in the Class-A team’s record book.

The Chicago Cubs prospect, who usually plays third base, tied Peoria’s franchise record for most RBI in a game. Geiger, 20, drove in the runs via a 3-run HR in the 1st inning, a bases-clearing double in the 5th inning, and a 2-run HR in the 9th inning.

Prior to Wednesday’s matinee game, Geiger had only three hits in his last 20 at-bats and batted .206 in 27 games in July. Overall this season he was batting .249 with 11 HR and 30 RBI in 45 games. (His 3-for-5 performance raised his batting average to .258.) He also played for the Chiefs last season, batting .227 with 1 HR and 13 RBI in 43 games.

Rohan homers twice in Triple-A debut

Cubs farmhand Greg Rohan, who played 151 games with the Peoria Chiefs in 2010-11, went 3-for-4 with 2 HR and 3 RBI in his Triple-A debut with the Iowa Cubs tonight.

Rohan batted .306 with 10 HR and 105 RBI in those 151 games with the Chiefs. He played 67 games at third base, 34 games in left field, 28 games at first base, and 1 game in right field.

Greg Rohan bats during the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game at Modern Woodmen Park.

Ump tosses intern in Daytona

In Wednesday’s game between the Daytona Cubs and the Fort Myers Miracle, home plate umpire Mario Seneca ejected a Cubs intern for playing “Three Blind Mice” as Daytona manager Brian Harper argued a call. You can read more about the incident here.

The reason I mention this, besides the obvious interest factor, is Seneca was an umpire in the Midwest League last year.

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