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


Brett Jackson went 2-4 and DID NOT STRIKEOUT! Hopefully bizzaro Jackson can keep that up. Anthony Rizzo hit a double but did not hit another HR so basically he is the batting equivalent of NOT AN ACE! One interesting fact about Iowa is that our bullpen is currently the land of misfit RP's. Retreads like Manual Corpas, Nate Robertson, Mike MacDougal  are all resisting the inevitable trip to Japan by spending one more summer in the Des Moines sun. Sadly for us all of them are pitching like shit.

Junior Lake

Since this guy is the pretty much the only reason to follow the AA team lets just skip right to it- he went 2-4 and was caught stealing.


The Greg of Rohan hit another HR and Hayden Simpson continues to beg for his outright release. In just 2.1 IP Simpson walked 4, gave up 4 hits and only struck out 1 batter. Somehow the other team only scored 1 run. 


Oliver Zapata went 3-4 with a pair of RBI's and Marco Hernandez got a pair of hits to raise his batting average over .200. If Phil Rogers is to be believed Javier Baez will get the SS spot in a few weeks so Hernandez could be heading down to Boise. Kyle(r) Burke had another great start only giving up a pair of hits in 6 IP. Burke needs to head up.