eugene emeralds logoI had intended to provide some first impressions of Dylan Cease, Eugene’s starting pitcher in last night’s game and one of the best pitching prospects in the organization, in this space today, but unfortunately Eugene was not able to get their video feed up and running.

Cease put up a pretty good set of stats (below) for his first start, and the Boise radio broadcaster had only good things to say about his stuff (I couldn’t get Eugene’s radio feed to work either), but that’s about the best I can offer right now. The next start for Cease, if Eugene maintains a five man rotation, should come on Wednesday afternoon in Hillsboro. Good news; Hillsboro is hooked into MiLB.tv. We’ll try again for first impressions of Cease then.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Memphis 7, Iowa 6
The Redbirds were finished scoring by the end of the second.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Jackson 2, Tennessee 1 in nine innings. Doubleheader games are scheduled for seven innings.
Jackson 1, Tennessee 0
It wasn’t a good day for either offense, but worse for the Smokies.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Potomac 4, Myrtle Beach 2 in eight innings.
Potomac 4, Myrtle Beach 3
The Pelicans had a lot of base runners, but couldn’t get enough of them to score.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
Lake County 4, South Bend 3
Their playoff ticket is not yet guaranteed, and neither is their first half title.

Short Season A: Eugene Emeralds
Eugene 6, Boise 1
If this was a sign of things to come, Eugene is in for a very fun season.

Other Notes

  • I don’t recall too many occasions on which the Cubs farm system went 0 for 4 in doubleheader games in a single day. Here’s hoping we go a long time without seeing it again.
  • If Eugene can solve their video issues for today’s game, we’ll get to see Bryan Hudson on the mound.  Hudson is the very tall left hander the Cubs drafted out of high school last year.  If the reviews I’ve come across are any indication, his curve is well worth seeing.



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