The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by KFC


The Greg Of Rohan celebrated his arrival to a more age appropriate level by hitting 2 HR's in 4 AB's. Rohan is 26 so he's probably the new Brad Fucking Snyder! but still he has 19 HR's this year across three levels. Brett Jackson did Brett Jackson things hitting 3-5 with a triple and a strikeout. Yesterday rumor was that the Cubs brass is going to meet with Dale and that Brett & Vitters might be on their way up. Personally I'm not a fan of it I think both need a full season in AAA. Let them finish out August then bring them up. Actually, what the hell do I know? Just call em up. Vitters btw was 1-3 wtih a BB and his 16th HR of the season. 

Smokies Game 1

Is Trey McNutt starting or relieving? Does anybody know anymore? Last night he pitched 3 innings giving up 1 ER and striking out 2. Maybe we are just prepping him to be the swing arm and a younger version of Rodrigo Lopez. 

Game 2 

Dallas Beeler & Brian Schlitter combined for a 7 inning shutout and Justin Bour hit a solo HR which was the only run scored.


Lendy Castillo is heading back after his bought with David Patton disease. Last night he started and went 4 allowing 3 hits and striking out 4 batters. Torreyes was 2-3 with a walk and has been outstanding over his last 200 AB's.


Dustin Geiger hit 2 HR's yesterday and drove 8 men in. Geiger has 13 HR's on the year but is sporting a .307 OBP. Baez was 2-5 with a 2B.


Xavier Batista has been pretty worthless this season but last night he picked up 2 doubles and his first HR. Both Vogelbach and Candelario hit 2-5 and Vogelbach is now hitting .355. It's encouraging to see him bat as well as he has this year. You would think he will get the starting job in Peoria next season. 

AZL Game 1

Albert Almora finally had a nice game collecting 3 hits in 4 AB's and stealing his 2nd base of the season. Jorge Soler is showing off some good speed so far and swiped 3 bags including home. He had 2 hits in 4 AB's. Pierce Johnson made his professional debut last night giving up a pair of hits in his 1 IP but keeping the other team off the scoreboard. 

Game 2

Jorge Soler drew two walks in 3 AB's and scored both times he got on. Soler now has 4 BB's to 8 K's in 38 AB's this season. Some guy from the DSL named Loiger Padron struck out 6 guys in 3 IP to earn the W.