You can’t pitch like Jake Arrieta. Sorry, but you can’t. No one can.

But if you go to the Iowa Cubs home game on Monday night, you can (sort of) look like him. Monday is Jake Arrieta Beanie Beard Night at Principal Park, and I suspect those tickets are going to start selling very quickly now that Arrieta has picked up his second no hitter.



All you have to do is be one of the first 500 fans, and you too can (sort of) look as stylishly intimidating as Arrieta himself.

In case you were wondering, this promotion was planned long before Arrieta no-hit the Reds, but the timing really couldn’t have been better.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Suspended due to rain: Iowa 2, New Orleans 1, 7th inning. Game will resume today.
The Cubs had just taken the lead when the rain put a temporary stop to this one. Even though it isn’t finished, we’ll go ahead and pull some numbers.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Montgomery 8, Tennessee 1
The Smokies had seven hits. It was just the runs they were lacking.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 6, Carolina 5
Balaguert had a game to remember, capped off with a three run bomb in the bottom of the ninth for the win.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 7, Fort Wayne 2
The Cubs also scored three in their final half inning, but in their case it was much less dramatic.

Other Notes

  • Even though they had seven hits, Tennessee had trouble scoring in part because they had no walks and no extra base hits.
  • Erick Leal takes the mound in Myrtle Beach tonight. He quietly had a good season last year, and he’s quietly done the same so far this year. It is also Star Wars night for the Pelicans, and that promises to be all kinds of entertaining.
  • You want to see Balaguert’s walk off homer? Of course you do!

And how about some South Bend Cubs’ highlights as well? The 1:10 mark has the Martinez homer, but stay tuned right after that for a nice catch by Dewees:

And just because we can, how about Munenori “Jake Arrieta” Kawasaki:


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