Mike Olt was 1-4 with a strikeout. Logan Watkins was 1-5. As I said, only 2 people actually play offense on this team. I think starting next Friday, I'm going to take a vacation from Iowa box scores and just write about anything more interesting (which, coincidentally, is anything).
Barret Loux was doing pretty well until the 6th, when the wheels came off. I wouldn't be surprised if he ended up in a bullpen really soon, where his stuff profiles a hair better. Alberto Cabrera stranded a runner in the 6th, but gave up a pair in the 7th. Marcus Hatley did pretty well in the 8th.
Javier Baez was 1-4 but didn't strikeout; he also stole a base. His BB% is 8.3 and his K% is 32.4%. People in these comments have said 120 PA is where that stuff becomes meaningful. I'm stricter; give me 200 PA and I'll be happy. He's still been insanely impressive this year, especially after his really poor start to the season. Arismendy Alcantara was 0-4, again. Justin Bour, a sleeper candidate for a AAAA fill-in in a few years, went 1-2 with a HR and 2 BB. Brett Jackson went 1-3.
This is your weekly reminder that it's beyond stupid that Kyle Hendricks is still in AA. What does this man have to do? 6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 SO. Hunter Cervenka has continued to progress, pitching 3 hitless innings.
James Pugliese had a rough one, allowing 4 runs (3 earned) on 9 hits, 2 walks in 5 innings. He only fanned 1. Eddie Orozco allowed a run in 2 innings (striking out 4), and Jasvir Rakkar had a scoreless 9th.