Christopher Morel – Pic by Dylan Heuer

Tweet of the Day

He is not wrong.

The Iowa Cubs scored a ton of runs today, the same amount as the other day when they scored 18. That offense is just ridiculous. The wild thing is that this team is playing in Des Moines and not in the environs of the Rocky Mountains of the old PCL. It is getting to the point that some of them need to come up to Chicago quickly.

The Hitter of the Day….

Mr. Christopher Morel

3-for-4, 7 RBI, HR


In South Bend…

I spent most of the afternoon watching the draft and the South Bend game in between the raindrops. Kohl Franklin pitched very well and the Cubs tacked on 7 runs to Peoria’s 4. Ezequiel Pagan went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and Kevin Alcantara went 2-for-5. Ethan Hearn and Scottie MeKeon also had two hits.  McKeon along with Bradlee Beasley and Reivaj Garcia have all been excellent surprises this month! McKeon is now hitting .289 on the year.

A Rain Out…

The Pelican game did not last long as the rains came early. Koen Moreno threw 2.1 IP and struck out two and walked 6. Yeah, 6. Jose Romero came in and threw 1.2 IP and all his outs came via the K. Moises Ballesteros cranked another dinger for the only Pelican offensive highlight.

As for the Smokies…

This game was a close one all evening. Ryan Jensen was decent in terms of earned runs allowed but he also walked 5. He went four frames, allowed 1 run, and struck out 4. After Jensen left, Hunter Bigge gave up his first runs of the year. His ERA went from 0.00 to 1.93 in his two innings of work. All the damage came on one home run as Birmingham took a 3-2 lead. Offensively, the Smokies only mustered 5 hits on the day and it’s hard to get to 4 urns, which is what they would have needed, to beat Birmingham today.