If you missed it in the comments from yesterday's wrap, in yesterday's Daytona Cubs game, there was an incident where outfielders Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana collided going after a ball in the left-center gap. Both were taken off the field in stretchers and hospitalized after the game. The good news is, according the the D-Cubs official website, is that both players are expected to make full recoveries. But expect trips to the DL for both players for the time being.
The Iowa Cubs tarred and feathered the Memphis Redbirds, 9-2.
Mitch Atkins got his season back on track as he had a strong seven-inning start. Atkins allowed two runs in the first inning, and then shut the Redbirds the rest of the way. Atkins gave up four hits and walked one while striking out six.
Jason Waddell threw a perfect inning of relief, for those of you on the Jason Waddell watch. He didn't record a strikeout.
Center fielder Sam Fuld did the most damage for the I-Cubs today as he was 3 for 4 with a triple and four runs scored. Fuld walked once and stole two bases.
Catcher Chris Robinson also had a 3 for 4 day. Robinson had a double, scored once and had three RBI. Robinson also stole a base.
First baseman Doug Deeds was 2 for 4 with two doubles. Right fielder Brad Snyder hit his seventh home run on the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning. Snyder went 1 for 3 and scored once.
Third baseman Matt Camp hit his first home run on the year. Camp went 1 for 4 with two runs scored and the one RBI.
Had time to call their mothers today because they didn't play.
Had a needed off-day after the near-tragedy last night.
The Chiefs crowned the Ft. Wayne TinCaps, 5-2.
Starter Aaron Shafer saw his record go to 4-1 today with a good five-inning start. Shafer allowed one run on a first-inning solo home run, and then shut down the TinCaps the rest of the way. Shafer gave up five hits and three walks to the TinCaps and struck out three.
Erik Hamren gave up a run on two hits over an inning and a third, but managed to record his sixth save anyway. Hamren struck out two.
Shortstop Junior Lake was 3 for 4 with a double. Lake scored twice and had one RBI. DH Nelson Perez had a 2 for 4 afternoon with a double and two runs scored.
Center fielder Drew Rundle homered in a 2 for 3 day. Rundle had three RBI and walked once as well.
Left fielder Josh Harrison was 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base.