Cubs Minor League Daily: Ian Happ Hit a Grand Slam! (VIDEO)

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Cubs Minor League Daily: Ian Happ Hit a Grand Slam! (VIDEO)

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Another day, another Ian Happ home run. This one he hit from the right side, pulling a knee high pitch on the inner edge of the zone to straight away left. Not only was that shot his eighth homer of the season, it also happened to be a grand slam.

It seems like Iowa has been hitting a lot of those lately, but that’s what happens when you have a lineup stacked with guys who can get on base and guys who can take the ball out of the park on a regular basis. And there is no denying that Iowa’s lineup is stacked right now.

Triple A: Iowa Cubs
Iowa 9, Colorado Springs 7
I think this is the first time Happ hit leadoff this season.

Double A: Tennessee Smokies
Mississippi 4, Tennessee 2 in ten innings
This game featured a blown save for a guy who allowed no runs, hits, or walks.

High A: Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Myrtle Beach 4, Wilmington 0
The pitching was excellent for the Pelicans in this one.

Low A: South Bend Cubs
South Bend 5, Fort Wayne 1
The Cubs did their scoring in the late innings as they picked up their thirteenth win.

Other Notes

  • So how did Brad Markey wind up with a blown save when he had a WHIP of 0.00 for this game? Markey entered the game in the bottom of the sixth with runners on second and third and one out. The first batter he faced hit a sac fly that scored the runner from third. That runner was the tying run, so Markey is hit with a blown save.
  • I did not get to watch the Pelicans game as it happened last night, but that is one I’ll go back to check out the video of later. I have not yet gotten a chance to take a good look at the pitching of Alzolay and Maples this season, and this looks like a good opportunity for that. If you don’t want to see the entire game, though, you can probably still spare two minutes for the highlights.

Author: Luke Blaize

Luke Blaize is the Minor League Editor at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @ltblaize.