Iowa Cubs 8 @ Oklahoma City Bombers 9 (12 innings)
The Cubs were perfect-gamed until the 6th inning. Dave Sappelt had a 3-run blast and a double. Donnie Murphy had a good game, going 3-6. Both Logan Watkins and Brad Nelson went 1-4 with 2 walks. 3rd hitter Steve Clevenger had a single and a double.
Nick Struck had another poor-ass game. He sits at 6.46 for an ERA at the year, and whispers of Jay Jackson are here. Michael Bowden struggled, allowing 2 runs in 1.1 innings. Hisanori Takahashi continues to do well, with 3.2 innings. Marcus Hatley had the loss with a run in the 12th.
Ronald Torreyes had a single. Arismendy Alcantara didn't. The only extra-base hit of the game, and the only good performance, was Rubi Silva's 2-4, 2B day. Well, Matt Szczur was 1-2 with a walk as a pinch-hitter.
Alberto Cabrera had 7 strong innings, allowing 2 runs on a walk and 5 hits. 7 strikeouts, as well. Trey McNutt picked up the loss with a run allowed in the 8th. Hunter Cervenka pitched a routine ninth.
Starlin Castro went 3-7. His struggles are clearly over. .243 average buddy Anthony Rizzo had no hits and a pair of walks. Nate Schierholtz is awesome and reached base 4 times: 2 walks and double triples. Boom! Even Welington Castillo had a trio of hits.
Jeff Samardzija had a really bad game, but the bullpen was awesome.
Javier Baez was the only player on Daytona without a hit. 5 different players had a double:
DeVoss had the team's only walk.
Yao-Lin Wang had 4 innings and allowed no runs, scattering 3 hits and 3 walks. Kyler Burke pitched a single inning of relief, and got the win despite being the only player on the team to allow a run. P.J. Francescon had a relief inning and allowed no runs, muck like Jeffrey Lorick in 1 inning, Eduardo Figueroa in 1.1 innings, and Frank Del Valle in 0.2 innings.
Albert Almora, my hero. He was a homer away from the cycle. Bijan Rademacher had a pair of walks and a cycle. That was basically the extent of the offense. Dan Vogelbach was 0-4. Rock Shoulders had a double and a walk.
Jose Paniagua played 1B for the Cubs in this game. If only we had Juan Carlos Paniagua playing for the Cubs too.