Logan Watkins went 0-4 today without walking or striking out. Both Brian Bogusevic and 2 Brett 2 Jackson went 1-3 with a walk, strikeout, and run scored. Dave Sappelt is coming around, with a 2-4, 2 run performance. Brad Nelson had a great day; he had a 2-run jack and a double, scoring 5 RBIs. Donnie Murphy also had a home run. Hyde Yokids went 0-3 with a strikeout and 2 throwing errors. As a team, the Cubs only walked twice, but only struck out 6 times. They were 3-8 with RISP.
Nick Struck turned it on, a welcome sight given how poorly he's pitched this year. He went 6 innings and allowed 2 runs. He also struck out and walked 4. Yoanner Negrin went 3 innings for the save, allowing a single run on 4 hits and no walks. He also struck out 4.
Tennessee Smokies @ Chattanooga Lookouts Postponed.
Sahadev does good work, and he doesn't seem all that worried about Baez. Hopefully he's right. Baez went 1-3 with a walk and no strikeouts. He also scored a run and celebrated by committing 2 more errors. John Andreoli played left, shifted to right, and went 1-5. Wes Darvill had a nice little game; he had a double and a walk. Jorge Soler had a quiet bat; 0-3 with no walks or strikeouts. Players 5-8 in the lineup each had a single RBI. The Cubs only struck out once in this game (Tim Saunders, who also had a double and 2 stolen bases).
Ben Wells had another middling start. He went 5 innings and allowed 4 runs (3 earned) on 4 hits and 2 walks. He also struck out 3 and allowed a solo shot to Aaron Westlake. Jeffrey Lorick and Luis Liria both pitched 2 strong innings to pick up the win and save, respectively.
Gioskar Amaya went 1-4 with a triple, an RBI, and a strikeout. Dan Vogelbach went 0-3 with a walk and 2 strikeouts. Jeimer Candelario was 2-4 with a double, his 15th of the year. Rock Shoulders went 1-4 with a 2-run homer. Bijan Rademacher continues to put up a nice, hollow average, going 2-4.
Jose Rosario went 4 innings and only allowed 2 hits and a walk. Good, right? Nah, he didn't strike anyone out, and allowed a home run and an unearned run. Ian Dickson really did not do well, allowing 6 earned runs in 4 innings also. Eddie Orozco allowed the loss in 0.2 innings. He walked 2, so good on him.