Parker Chavers – Pic by Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Today saw a flurry of moves made in the Cubs’ system, a lot more than I thought they were going to be. The big bomb was Ryan Jensen, the Cubs 2019 first round draft pick, being claimed on waivers by the Seattle Mariners Jensen had struggled this year , but I didn’t think the kids would try to run them through waivers during the season, rather in the off-season.

As for the Games…

Before things started, lineups were released and James Triantos had his name written down in pen in CF tonight. Yes, I was quite surprised to see that.

Early Leads

Myrtle Beach, South Bend, and Tennessee all jumped out to early leads on the night. The Pelicans scored 2 in the first and 2 in the second with Parker driving in three of the four. Matt Shaw gave South Bend a lead with a two run double while Haydn McGeary Had a 3 run dinger before he drove in another with a sac fly. And the Smokies added two more to make it 9-0 before the Shuckers got to their third at-bats.

Welp, two of those games turned into wins, actually routs. The Pelicans went on to win 14-2 while Tennessee rolled 14-2. South Bend was looking good until a 5 run seventh put Lake County up 7-5 and that’s the way it stayed.

3 Hit Club

Welp, BJ Murray had 3 hits for Tennessee and one of them was a dinger.

4 Hit Club

Owen Caissie had a night.

7 RBI Club

Parker Chavers had the three I talked about above and then he added 4 more with this grand slam.

Debut Dinger

PCA Bomb of the Day

Ironically, Pete Crow-Armstrong wins for this massive shot.

The rest of the Iowa team added some homers of their own as Matt Mervis and Yonathan Perlaza also went yard on their way to an 8-2 win.

Poll of the Day

As for Starting Pitching…

Nick Hull was good for Myrtle Beach as he went 4 innings while striking out 6 and only allowing one run. Brody McCullough pitched well for South Bend as he seems to be getting in a groove. He went five innings, gave up one earned run, and struck out . And Joe Nahas got the surprise start for Tennessee and went 3.1 innings while allowing 1 run. He also struck out 3. And Nick Neidert pitched well for Iowa going 5.2 IP and gave up 2 runs but struck out 4.

So, if I am giving out awards, which I have been known to do, Brody McCullough gets the Starting Pitcher of the Day.

But really, tonight was about the bats mentioned above. And it was fun.