A great win for the major league club last night. Could the minors echo the success?
As the Kool-Aid Man would say, "Oh, yeah!" Cubs 8, Redbird JV 2.
I know, I know, but Ronny Cedeno DID have a single, two doubles, and a triple...I HAVE to mention him. Scott Moore went two for four. Joe Simokaitis was more than all-rightus with two hits. John Nelson was, um, difficult to rhyme with, but slugged a two-run homer.
Pitchers? Randy Wells, two runs in 4 innings. Neil Cotts, Rocky Cherry, and Cory Bailey, one scoreless inning each, and Clay Rapada, two scoreless innings for the win.
Booyah! Another victory, 7-5 over Chattanooga. Tyler Colvin singled and was HBP, Sam Fuld doubled, and third baseman Kyle Reynolds went 3-5. Rocky Roquet continued to struggle, yielding two hits, a walk, and a run in 1.1 innings. The Smokies turned three double plays.
Did not play.
Oops! They lost a close one but showed some spunk. Trailing 9-0 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Chiefs scored 9 unanswered runs, but then gave up the game winner to Kane County in the ninth. Peoria's nine runs scored on only 8 singles, one double, and four walks. Two errors by the Kane County third baseman helped.
Dang! In a 12-inning marathon, Spokane outlasted the Hawks, 3-2. Josh Donaldson had the big night at the plate, falling only a triple short of the cycle. He did add three walks, so if you add those up, it's kind of a cycle for slow guys. Dustin Sasser threw five strong, shutout innings.
Team watch: 7-2 win. Angel Guzman pitched one perfect inning with no K's.
Josh Vitters watch: No hits in 5 AB, now at 2-30 in 7 games. All I can say is, remember Ryno.