No walks and a single extra-base hit (Logan Watkins, double). You'd think the Cubs lost, right? Wrong: Chris Rusin pitched a shutout because he's on a mission to make me look as stupid as possible. 5 hits and a walk, and 8 strikeouts.
1-8 each had a hit, but they were all singles. This was another 1-walk performance with 11 strikeouts and no XBH.
Javier Baez drew a walk, stole a base, and struck out once. He scored a run. The entirety of the scoring game on a 2-run blast by Dustin Geiger. Ben Carhart had a double and a single; John Andreoli had the only other hit.
Zach Cates went 4 innings and allowed 5 hits and 5 walks, which contributed to 4 runs allowed. Austin Reed said "I can do better," and allowed 5 runs in just 2 innings. That's pretty efficient. Jeffrey Lorick had 2 scoreless.
Good offense here. David Bote is 0-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI. Carlos Penalver had a walk and a single, as did Kevin Encarnacion, and Jacob Rogers had a pair of singles. Yasiel Balaguert had 3 RBI on the strength of a single and a double. Daniel Lockhart had a pair of walks also. Lance Rymel and Trevor Gretzky each had a double.
Duane Underwood had a bad game. In 3.2 innings, he allowed 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks. Orbandy Rodriguez was way worse. In 2.1 innings he allowed the 6 hits and also 4 runs. Ethan Elias allowed a run in 2 innings. Tyler Bremer pitched a 1-2-3 9th.
Frandy Delarosa is now batting .053.
VSL Cubs 7 @ VSL Rays 5 (13 innings)
Ricardo Marcano hit a 3 run home run to tie it in the 8th.