Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-8-14

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs are off to as solid a start to their season as the parent club is. They pounded out 4 hits tonight. All screaming liners, I heard. They also struck out 14 times due to bad umpiring.

Leadoff hitter and center fielder, Matt Szczur was 0-4 with a couple of strikeouts. Chris Valaika had one of those hits and one of the team’s two doubles. Javier Baez saw what Matt Szczur did and said “I can do that too.” Lars Anders was 0-4, but his name is Lars so he gets mentioned here.

About the only Cub to turn in a decent night at the plate was Christian Villanueva who was 1-3, but he too struck out twice. Seeing as Brett Jackson struck out only once, it couldn’t have been that difficult to hit the ball so they must’ve been tired.

Javier Baez also committed a throwing error, his 3rd error of the season.

Chris Rusin had a good outing going 6 inning and allowing 7 hits and 3 runs. Only two were earned. He walked no one and struck out 5

Alberto Cabrera threw 2 innings and allowed 3 hits and a run while striking out 1. Marcos Mateo is still a Cub and threw an inning to celebrate.

Daytona was postponed and Tennessee had the day off.

Kane County Cougars

It’s my intention to begin publishing the majority of these during the week at night, but the Kane County Cougars are making that difficult. They’re currently in the bottom of the 11th as I write this, tied 3-3 and their offense has sucked so I’m starting anyway (update: Cougars won 4-3 in 11).

Jacob Hannemann was 2-5 with a run, RBI and 2 strikeouts. Danny Lockhart, Jacob Rogers and Will Remillard were each 0-5. Ben Carhart was 0-4 with a couple of walks.

Yasiel Balaguert, Daniel Canela, Trey Martin and Carlos Penalver each had singles.

Jen-Ho Tseng gave up 8 hits and 3 runs in 5 innings. He walked 0 and struck out 5. Gerardo Concepcion wasn’t horrible and was actually good. He threw 3 innings and shocked the fucking world by allowing only a hit. He further shocked the world by not walking anyone and he struck out 3. It was the bright spot on a shitty career so far.

Tyler Bremer threw 2 innings, allowed no hits, walked 1 and struck out. Zack Godley also threw 2 innings and allowed a hit while striking a batter out.

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