You probably knew that Ian Happ leads the minors with five home runs, but did you know he is second in the Pacific Coast League in total bases (26)? He trails only one guy – his teammate, Jeimer Candelario (27).
Meanwhile, in the Midwest League, Dylan Cease is tied for fourth in strikeouts with 15. Not far behind him are teammate Tyson Miller, Manuel Rondon, and Pedro Silverio with 13 each. Silverio actually leads the league in strikeouts by relievers.
And back up in Iowa, John Andreoli‘s three steals have him in second in the PCL in swipes.
Despite being well represented on the league offensive leaderboards, Iowa had some trouble on offense yesterday.
- Trevor Clifton: 5 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K
- Brad Markey: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 K
- Trey Martin: 1 for 1, HR
- Jason Vosler: 2 for 2
- Oscar De La Cruz: 5 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 BB, 4 K
- Jordan Minch: 1.1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
- P.J. Higgins: 1 for 4, 2B
- Matt Rose: 2 for 4, HR
- Connor Myers: 0 for 4, but he did have an outfield assist via throwing out a runner at home.
- Manuel Rondon: 4 IP, 3 R, 2 H, 4 BB, 6 K
- Marc Huberman: 2 IP, 2 BB, 2 K
- Dakota Mekkes: 2 IP, 2 BB, 3 K
- Wladimir Galindo: 3 for 5, 2B
- Chris Pieters: 1 for 4, 3B, BB
- Vimael Machin: 2 for 4, BB
- Yeiler Peguero: 2 for 5
- Darryl Wilson: 1 for 4, 2B
- So how did Iowa avoid being shutout despite being no hit? With one out in the bottom of the eight, Todd Glaesmann, pinch hitting, drew a walk. He reached second on an error that put Victor Caratini on first, and then advanced to third on a walk to Taylor Davis. Another error occurred on a ball put in play by Ozzie Martinez, and Glaesmann scores. One run, no hits.
- The team that no-hit the I-Cubs? They are called the Baby Cakes. Seriously.
- Myrtle Beach outfielder Daniel Spingola went all out to make a great catch into the sand:
— Brett Taylor (@BleacherNation) April 15, 2017