Do you realize that, prior to last night anyway, Ian Happ had not homered since April 16. That’s like… five whole days without a Happ homer. I’m not sure how we got through that long of a drought.
But the drought is over. Happ hit his seventh of the season last night, and now he is back on pace for a (140 game) season total of 61.
The Cubs were in New Orleans for this game, so video may or may not be available. If one appears, we’ll make sure you see it.
- Eddie Butler: 6 IP, 1 R, 8 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Felix Pena: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 K
- Ian Happ: 1 for 4, HR.
- Jeimer Candelario: 1 for 3, 2B, BB
- Mark Zagunis: 2 for 3, BB
- Preston Morrison: 5 IP, 4 R, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K
- Steve Perakslis: 2 IP, 1 BB, 4 K
- Ryan McNeil: 1 IP, 3 K
- Jacob Hannemann: 2 for 4, 2B, BB, SB
- Jason Vosler: 1 for 3, BB
- Adbert Alzolay: 5 IP, 1 R, 6 H, 7 K
- Dillon Maples: 2 IP, 1 H, 4 K
- Matt Rose: 2 for 4, 2B
- Jesse Hodges: 3 for 4, 2B
- Daniel Spingola: 1 for 1, 2B
- Jose Paulino: 6 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 K
- Kyle Miller: 3 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 1 BB, 1 K
- Zack Short: 1 for 4, HR
- Chris Pieters: 2 for 2, 3B, BB
- Luis Ayala: 2 for 3, SB
- Tyler Payne: 1 for 2, HR
- Happ was in center field for this game, and from center he cut down a runner at home. Again, here’s hoping some video becomes available.
- As seen above, Jacob Hannemann is out of extended spring training and back with Tennessee. Remaining notable prospects still waiting to appear in a game this season include Eloy Jimenez (is back to playing in Mesa, could be back soon) and Jake Stinnett (still listed as active for Myrtle Beach, but is not on the roster).
- After Iowa scored in the top of the ninth to beat New Orleans, the Baby Cakes fired someone out of a cannon – no word on if those two events were connected:
Human Cannonball = 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/1XkWsUG4yZ
— New Orleans Baby Cakes (@cakesbaseball) April 22, 2017