I hope you all had a terrific holiday. Or just a terrific weekend if you don’t celebrate the holiday.
A light schedule as minor league teams take off for Easter.
The Iowa Cubs captured the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 8-3. It was Iowa’s third-straight win.
Duncan Robinson got the win with seven strong innings this afternoon. Robinson allowed just one run and only four hits. Robinson struck out one and walked one.
Dakota Mekkes got a save, as the score was still 5-2 I-Cubs when he entered in the eighth inning. Mekkes gave up a run after he gave up a leadoff triple in the ninth inning. His final line was one run on one hit over 1.1 innings. Mekkes struck out one and did not walk anyone.
First baseman Jim Adduci hit a grand slam in the sixth inning, his first home run of the season. Adduci was 1 for 4.
Shortstop Dixon Machado has been terrific all season on both sides of the ball. He put today’s game out of reach with a three-run home run in the top of the ninth, his third of the season. Machado was 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Second baseman Vimael Machin was 2 for 4 with a triple. He scored on Machado’s home run.
Iowa is now 11-6 on the season and in first place by two games over Memphis in their division.
Off for Easter.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got clawed by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 8-1.
Alex Lange got knocked around in his four-inning start. Lange allowed eight runs, six earned, on ten hits over 4+ innings. On the plus side, Lange did strike out seven while walking two.
Catcher Miguel Amaya was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. Amaya scored the line Pelicans run in the top of the first inning.
South Bend Cubs
Also off for the holiday.