The Children Are The Future – Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Mish



Mercifully the Iowa Cubs season ended last night due to the final 4 games in NO being canceled by Hurricane Issac. Iowa started the season off with more talent than any other minor league affiliate but the promotion a thon of the last few months ravaged this roster to the point where even linking to the box score was too much effort. Look for Cardenas, Campana and a few RP's to find their way to Chicago once rosters expand.


Trey McNutt struck out the side in his only inning of relief work. I hope he gets a shot in the pen during September. Everyone else struggled a bit.


Javier Baez went 1-4 with his 2nd Daytona HR. Baez has really struggled since the promotion but will get playing time in the AFL this fall. 


Pin Chieh Chen was 3-4 with a pair of walks and stole his 34th base of the year. Soler hit 2-6 and swiped a base of his own. Joe Zeller gave up 5 ER in 6 IP so I can assume the knuckle was not dancing last night. 


Stephen Bruno went 2-4 and is hitting .354. Bruno is the "scrappy" Hawk. Boise starts its playoff run on Sept 3 and hopefully Amaya gets out of his first slump of the year. Amaya has been pretty dreadful over the last 10 batting under .200. I would imagine Boise will probably start Pierce Johnson & Tayler Scott. 


Playoff time and AZL lost its first game. By a lot. Shawon Dunston Jr had been one of AZL's best hitters and wasn't in the lineup last night. Today he's tweeting about just wanting to go home. I guess somebody got grounded.