The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Braum's

Iowa

Josh Vitters went 1-3 but is still sporting a sub .700 OPS. Jackson went 1-5 with 3 strikeouts and Rodrigo Lopez only allowed 1 hit in 6 innings pitched.

Smokies

Rebel Ridling has been a Cub minor league forever and never really gone anywhere but last night he had a great game hitting a pair of HR's to help prop up a shaky start by Trey McNutt. McNutt was only charged with 1 ER but gave up 3 in 5 IP and only struck out 1 batter. Kevin Rhoderick who should really be up in the bigs by now struck out 2 in 2 scoreless IP.

Daytona

Austin Kirk finally had a bad start. Kirk gave up 6 ER in 2.1 IP and rumor was he had received a disturbing text message from PJ Francescon before the game that really fucked with his head. Anyone remember Ronald Torreyes? The upside piece from the Marshall trade has fallen off the face of the earth which is a bummer because up till this point he had been a hitting machine. 

Peoria

It's time to start the Free Ben Wells! campaign. Wells followed another shitty start by Geraldo Concepcion and struck out 7 in 5 innings while allowing 2 ER. He got 6 groundouts to 1 fly out. The kid has a wicked sinker and if he can keep developing his secondary stuff to get the k's we will have something. Paul Hoilman and Anthony Giansanti led the offensive effort. 

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