Craig Kimbrel's Second Iowa Cubs Outing is in the Books

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Craig Kimbrel’s Second Iowa Cubs Outing is in the Books

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Craig Kimbrel’s second Iowa Cubs outing had the same level of success as his first – a scoreless frame – but required more pitches, and didn’t seem as overpowering as his first.

It’s certainly not anything that would concern you, because (1) sometimes you’re just a little off, (2) the adrenaline just isn’t the same for a minor league 7th inning, and (3) he’s still ramping up. I’ll admit, the 93 mph thing is throwing me a little, since he is essentially never that low, but it’s hard to know precisely what’s what in a minor league appearance like this.

Now we wait to see whether Kimbrel goes tonight, which would set him up for a debut with the big league team this coming week. Don’t freak out if he doesn’t go again tonight, because the Cubs have been extra cautious throughout this process.

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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.