Kevin Alcantara – Picture by Todd Johnson

Day two, and the final day, of the heat wave ended here in northern Illinois. About 8 PM, the cold front rolled through. It already feels a lot cooler outside.

As for the weather of the Cubs’ four full season affiliates today…

Early dingers rained but then the skies parted and nothing much else came down.

Alexander Canario had himself a day with two home runs. Both of them were pulled with viciousness I have not seen from him all year. On the day, he went 4-for-5 with 4 RBI. Believe it or not, that was not the best prospect performance of the day. Still, it fun to watch some dingers by Alexander Canario. Watch them fly!

Unfortunately, Canario’s day was not enough to overcome some poor pitching as Iowa lost 10-9 in a walk-off. 

As for Tennessee, they lost 18-0 and got three hits. As they say in Minnesota, oofta.

South Bend was home and they got it handed to them again by Cedar Rapids, 14-8. Like Canario at Iowa, Kevin Alcantara put in a valiant effort going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI on the night as he was a single short of the cycle. 

Matt Shaw went the usual 2-for-4 and Parker Chavers went 3-for-4 on the day,

In Myrtle Beach, they had a 2-1 lead most of the night as Luis Rujano got the Birds off to a good start with 4 solid innings of one run ball. But it was Brian Kalmer that put the Pelicans ahead with this dinger. Turnt pretty much describes the dinger.

the Pelicans tie in the bottom of the ninth at 3. Then, after Kannapolis took the lead in the tenth. In the bottom of the frame, Pedro Ramirez finished the third straight walk-off for Myrtle Beach.