Christian Franklin – Picture by Todd Johnson

Let’s just say there were a lot of hits tonight and that pretty much sums up what happened. It was a very hot day across most of the Midwest and the South, and that lead to some mighty potent offences for all the Cubs full season affiliates.

Down by the River

For the South Bend Cubs, they got off to a good start tonight scoring in the first inning and it was a nip and tuck game up until Christian Franklin hit a three-run jack to make it 7-3 Cubs. Luis Devers gave up three runs in five innings of work and the bullpen held on….barely for a 7 to 6 win. In total, The Cubs plastered the Chiefs with 15 hits en route to the win.

South Bend 3 Hit Club – Yohendrick Pinango, Kevin Made

Pics of the Day

Birds Tally Lots of Runs

The Pelicans were on the road in Fredericksburg and they also had the sticks working in their favor. While South Bend had more hits, Myrtle Beach definitely had more runs as they scored 11. Pedro Ramirez hit a three run home run, Parker Chavers had a couple of hits, so did Reivaj García and Andy Garriola.

Pelicans 3 Hit Club – Rafael Morel became the latest member of the three hit club as they cruised to an 11-6 win.

Another Day, Another Comeback

Nothing Tennessee does surprises me anymore.

When I was at the ballpark in Peoria, they were down 3 to 1 and the only run at that point came on a Pete-Crow-Armstrong home run. Knowing that this team is never out of the game, I thought they had plenty of time to come back and take a lead. And they did just that scoring five runs in the sixth inning, and then they added another run to make it a 7-4 game on a BJ Murray home run and another on an Owen Caissie single. This team is just built to win. And they have that mentality above that they can do it at will. That. Is. Fun.

Cubs v. Cards – The AAA Version

As for the Iowa Cubs, they were playing the Memphis Redbirds down in Tennessee tonight. 

They use a parade of singles to get on the board and then home runs from PJ Higgins and Yonathan Perlaza gave them a 6-4 lead after six innings. A Luis Vazquez single in the seventh grade put it at 7 to 4. Ben Brown started for Iowa, and went five innings and gave up two runs, but only struck out three. The Cubs held on to win 7-4.

Iowa 3 Hit Club – Yonathan Perlaza, PJ Higgins.

Dinger of the Day

A no doubter by BJ Murray.