Chicago Cubs 2016 NL Central Championship Gear

tsuyoshi wada featureWith both of the A ball teams enjoying travel days, it was a fairly quiet night in the minor leagues, although it had a scary moment or two.

For example, Kyle Schwarber was hit in the head with a bat while catching, and initially it looked like he might be done for the night. Fortunately he appeared to fine. In fact, he came out in the next half inning and promptly hit his third homer of the season. A nice photo essay of the whole sequence is available on Get More Sports.

Scores From Yesterday

Iowa – In the first game of a scheduled double header the Cubs were shutout 7-0. The second game was rained out.
Tennessee – Chattanooga got the better of Tennessee last night, 5-3.
Myrtle Beach – The Pelicans had the night off. They resume their season today in Wilmington.
South Bend – The Cubs were also off yesterday. They will be West Michigan for today’s game.

Performances of Note

  • [Iowa] Armando Rivero struck out 2 in his one inning of relief work and did not give up anything. Tsuyoshi Wada, on the other hand, had a very rough game. His final line reads: 5 IP, 12 H, 7 R (6 ER), 1 BB, 1 K.
  • [Iowa] Chris Valaika finished 2 for 2 with a walk and also stole his first base of the season.
  • [Iowa] Christian Villanueva doubled and walked. He had the only extra base hit for the Cubs.
  • [Tennessee] Dan Vogelbach finished 0 for 4 with a strikeout.
  • [Tennessee] Kyle Schwarber homered (his 3rd) and finished 2 for 3 with a walk.
  • [Tennessee] Ryan Dent‘s one hit was also a homer. It was his second of the year.
  • [Tennessee] The best Smokies’ pitching performance came from Jeffry Antigua. He allowed just one hit while striking out 3 over 3 innings.
  • [Tennessee] Corey Black struck out 5 over 5 innings, but also gave up 4 runs on 4 hits and 3 walks.

Other News

  • Albert Almora left the Smokies game early, and for some time it was not clear why. The good news, though, is that the Cubs top outfield prospect is fine.

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