Please check out thei signing thread to see what great players are going to be joining the Cubs system. The Ricketts family really busted out the checkbook for this draft, and I expect that in a couple of seasons, we're really going to see the benefits. This is something the Cubs should have been doing for a while, but better now than never.
Again, thank all of you for understanding my internet problems. I've about had it with AT&T. But you guys are all doing a great job on your own.
The Iowa Cubs were stunned by the Tacoma Raniers, 3-2.
Nick Struck had a quality start, going six innings and only allowing one run on a sixth inning solo home run. He allowed five total hits. He walked three and struck out three.
John Gaub blew the save in the ninth inning to take his third loss. He allowed an inherited runner to score and one unearned run of his own over a third of an inning. He gave up one hit and walked one.
DJ LeMahieu went 1 for 3 with a solo home run in the fifth inning. It was his second home run for the I-Cubs. LeMahieu also walked once.
Tennessee Smokies and Daytona Cubs
Off day for both of them.
The Peoria Chiefs were cut down by the Clinton LumberKings, 9-5.
Starter Austin Kirk pitched 5.1 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits, including two home runs. He walked one and struck out five.
Yohan Gonzalez took the loss in relief. He allowed four runs, three of which were earned, one three hits over 2.2 innings. Gonzalez walked one and struck out one.
Shortstop Rafael Valdes was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI.
DH Smaily Borges was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He knocked two in and scored once. Left fielder Jesus Morelli was 2 for 4 and scored once.
The Boise Hawks cleaned up the Tri-City Dust Devils, 6-1.
Starter Jose Rosario got the win with six shutout innings. He surrendered only two hits and issued two walks. Rosario struck out four.
Joe Zeller got the three inning save after allowing a run on two hits. He walked one and struck out three.
First baseman Ryan Cuneo was 2 for 3 with his first home run of the season, a solo home run in the fourth inning. Cuneo was 2 for 3 with two runs scored.
Catcher Yaniel Cabezas went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI. Second baseman Zeke DeVoss had a double and three walks tonight in a 1 for 2 game. He scored once and had one RBI.