The big league Cubs lost last night, so that’s boo, but the Low-A Cubs threw a dang no-hitter, so that’s yay!
Derek Casey and Peyton Remy combined for the feat, with Casey getting the first seven innings (with seven strikeouts and no walks, too), and Remy getting the final two innings with a few strikeouts and a walk. Highlights:
NO-HITTER INTERVIEW: #SBCubs broadcaster @BKingSports chats with Derek Casey and @peyton_remy immediately after their combined no-hitter against the Cedar Rapids Kernels. 🔥 ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/d97wVzQr7W
— South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) May 7, 2019
Casey, 23, was the Cubs’ 9th round pick out of Virginia last year, and, although he was a senior sign, the Cubs have actually been on him since 2014, when they apparently first tried to draft him. He’s taken a little time to find his footing in this, his first full professional season, but he hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 11.1 innings.
Remy, 22, was the Cubs’ 17th rounder out of Central Arizona JC, and he’s right now being used as a multi-inning relief arm.