Because I know you’re concerned:
Good news on @Cubs Top Prospect @nico_hoerner According to @smokiesbaseball manager Jimmy Gonzalez- Nico is Day-to-Day after getting hit by a pitch on Tuesday (hand area). He’s not in the lineup today but Nico said it’s feeling much better. #Cubs #EverybodyIn— Mick Gillispie (@BroadcasterMick) April 25, 2019
The Iowa Cubs silenced the Nashville Sounds (Rangers), 8-4.
Colin Rea started and got his second win. He allowed four runs on seven hits over six hits. Two of the hits were home runs—one to a rehabbing Rougned Odor and the other to Matt Davidson. Rea walked two and struck out six.
Rowan Wick had two innings of perfect relief, striking out three. Dakota Mekkes pitched the ninth in a non-save situation. He walked one and struck out two, but did not allow any runs or hits.
Shortstop Addison Russell had three RBI courtesy of a two-run double in the fourth inning and a bases-loaded walk in the second. Russell went 2 for 4 with the walk.
Right fielder Johnny Field had a two-run double in the fourth inning and an RBI double in the fifth. He was 2 for 4 with the two doubles and the three RBI. Field scored once.
DH Dixon Machado was 1 for 2 with a double and three walks. He scored twice.
Every I-Cub in the lineup had at least one hit except Donnie Dewees, and he reached base on a walk and had a sac bunt.
The Tennessee Smokies were overpowered by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), 4-0.
Starter Tyson Miller was the hard-luck loser tonight. Miller pitched six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. He walked two and struck out four.
The Smokies only had four hits tonight and catcher Jhonny Pereda had two of them. He was 2 for 3 with a walk.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were stuck in the mud against the Carolina Mudcats (Brewers), 3-1.
Erling Moreno pitched the first four innings and took the loss. He allowed two runs on just three hits. Moreno did walk four while striking out three.
Shortstop Aramis Ademan was 2 for 4 and scored the lone Pelicans run. Left fielder Zach Davis was 2 for 2 with a stolen base.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were dented by the Ft. Wayne TinCaps (Padres), 12-6.
Starter Eury Ramos gave up a home run to the second batter he faced and things didn’t get a lot better after that. The final line on Ramos was six runs on nine hits over 3.2 innings. He walked three and struck out nobody.
Of the three pitchers South Bend employed tonight, Jack Patterson was clearly the best in his season debut. So of course, he was the one that got the loss. Patterson allowed one run on three hits over 3.1 innings. He walked one and struck out two.
Dalton Geekie gave up five runs, four earned, in the eighth inning. He did pitch a 1-2-3 ninth inning, though.
Shortstop Andy Weber went 3 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He also stole one base.
Center fielder Cole Roederer was 2 for 5 with a triple and a stolen base. Roederer scored twice.
Left fielder Nelson Velazquez went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored one run.
Third baseman Levi Jordan had a 2 for 4 night with a two-run double in the second. Jordan later scored that inning from second on a wild pitch and an error.