In honor of the fact that I am staying so far away from the main thread that I will very shortly be reaching the point where Newtonian and Einstinian physics start to show meaningful disagreement, a late minor-league wrap.
The Iowa Cubs obliterated the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. Imagine this: you manage to score eight runs and yet you were never in the ballgame after the second inning. And the Cubs biggest inning was the eight-run fourth. That has to be demoralizing.
The hero of the evening was Matt Murton, who went 4-for-6 with a double and a grand slam. But there were plenty of other contributors: Eric Patterson went 3-for-6, Felix Pie 4-for-6 with a triple, Geovanny Soto 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run, Josh Kroeger 2-for-4 with two home runs and two walks (it's like the second coming of Adam Dunn), and John Nelson 4-for-6 with two doubls and a homer.
The pitching was... not quite as excellent as the offense. Les Walrond pitched in relief, which is noteworthy.
The Smokies lose to the Mudcats 12-5. Would it shock you to hear that Wade Miller gave up seven of those runs in three innings of work? Tyler Colvin is continuing his development, going 1-for-4 with a double. Colvin is putting up a line of .239/.252/.381 so far in AA. Jemel Spearman went 2-for-5, both hits home runs.
Had the day off.
Beat the Vancouver Canadians 3-4. Dylan Johnson goes 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk. Josh Donaldson and Tyler Burke were hitless.