Matt Garza threw 54 pitches and 37 of them were strikes. Not that it matters, but he threw 3.1 innings, allowed 4 hits and a run while walking none and striking out 3. Garza will probably get a couple more rehab starts before being activated.
Cory Wade struckout 2 in 0.2 innings.
The Iowa Cubs used Garza's rehab stint in a way that they were still able to get Chris Rusin, today's starter were it not for the rehab, plenty of work. He finished the game and threw 5 innings and allowed 3 hits and no runs. He didn't walk anybody and struckout 2.
Josh Vitters hit his 2nd home run already. He was 1-4. Brad Nelson was 2-4 and Edwin Maysonet was 2-4 witha home run. Logan Watkins doubled and struckout twice in 4 plate appearances.
Zach Cates had a rough outing. In 4 innings, he allowed 11 hits and a walk. He did walk just one, but struckout only 2 and allowed 6 runs. Frank Del Valle and Austin Reed combined for 4 scoreless innings. Each pitched 2 innings. Neither walked a batter. Del Valle struckout 3 and Reed struckout 1.
The Cubs had only 6 hits. John Andreoli and Jorge Soler were each 2-4. Soler hit his 4th home run of the season. Javier Baez was 0-4 with 3 strikeouts. Ben Carhart and Zeke DeVoss were each 1-3.
Lendy Castillo started. I'm sure you know how that went. Just as bad as every other start for him this year. He allowed 8 hits and 8 runs, but the good news is only 6 of them were earned. He gave up 2 home runs. If Lendy Castillo was a position player and he was hitting as well as the other team is against him, he'd be the number 1 ranked prospect of all-fucking-time. Now that I think about it, he's probably a better position player.
Jeffry Antigua had gotten off to a good start in the bullpen, but that's come to an end with his last two appearances. Today he gave up 4 hits and 3 runs in an inning pitched. In his last 2 games, he's thrown 3.1 innings, allowed 9 hits and 6 runs. In other words, he's still been better than Lendy Castillo.
Eddie Orozco and Brian Smith threw 3 scoreless innings before the Cougars outfielder, Bijan Rademacher pitched the 9th inning. He allowed no hits or walks and didn't strike anybody out. Rademacher is a better pitcher than Lendy Castillo.
Pin-Chieh Chen was 2-3 with 2 walks and better-pitcher-than-Lendy-Castillo, Rademacher, was 3-5. Dan Vogelbach was 1-4 with a double and a walk. Jeimer Candelario was 1-3 with a double and 2 walks.