I all the commotion about the draft and the players of the month, I forgot to tell you about the rosters for Midwest League All-Star Game, played at Four Winds Field in South Bend. I did mention it on Twitter, but I never said anything about it here.
So congratulations to infielder Andy Weber and pitchers Jeffrey Passantino, Riley Thompson, Brailyn Marquez and Cam Sanders, who will represent the East in the Midwest League All-Star Game. Featuring Ryne Sandberg and Pitbull.
How soon can Craig Kimbrel get to Iowa?
The Iowa Cubs were ionized by the Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies), 8-4.
The I-Cubs wasted another solid start from Adbert Alzolay, who allowed two runs on six hits over five innings. Alzolay struck out eight and walked just one. Truth be told, Alzolay didn’t look as good tonight as he did in his last three starts. But if that’s Alzolay’s idea of an off-game, we’ll take it.
The loss went to Dillon Maples, who entered in the eighth inning and had one of those games where he can’t find the strike zone. Maples allowed four runs over two-thirds of an inning on one hits and three walks. He struck out one.
First baseman Jim Adduci hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, his eighth of the season. Adduci was 2 for 4 with two RBI in his first game after being designated for assignment and returning to Iowa.
Left fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once.
The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Reds), 7-1 in a game that ended after 6 1⁄2 innings because of rain.
Starter Oscar De La Cruz took the loss after giving up six runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. One of the six runs was unearned, although it was his error as I always say. (Actually, it was two errors on one play, only one of which was De La Cruz’s.) De La Cruz struck out six, walked two and hit one batter.
Tennessee had three hits. Catcher Jhonny Pereda was 1 for 2 with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Rained out. Doubleheader on Saturday.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were stuffed by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 10-1.
It was not Brailyn Marquez’s night as he didn’t make it out of the second inning. The final line on Marquez was eight runs on five hits over 1.1 innings. Three of the eight runs were unearned. Marquez walked three, hit one batter and struck out two.
South Bend’s only run came on a Christopher Morel home run in the top of the ninth. It was his fourth home run of the season and second in as many games. Morel went 1 for 4.
Rafelin Lorenzo was 2 for 4.