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Iowa Game 1

I'm sorely tempted to just post links to this shitty team anymore now that everyone of interest is gone. But in all fairness to the Greg of Rohan he was awesome going 3-5 and raising his average to .359.

Game 2

Nothing happened.


Logan Watkins is a pretty salty player who just might be able to push for a starting job someday. Last night he went 1-2 with 3 walks and 2 stolen bases. What I like about him is that usually he finds a way to be productive every game He's sporting a .381 OBP and a .785 OPS. Look for him in Iowa next year. Junior Lake was 2-4 and stole his 18th base as well. With Castro in the bigs and Baez coming up from behind it will be interesting to see what the Cubs do with Lake this year. He hasn't had a bad season by any means and is young but doesn't have near the upside as the guys ahead of him. Yoannis Negrin a Cuban signed last year made his debut and the 28 year old struck out 4 in 5 scoreless innings.


No Game


Jorge Soler was 1-3 with a walk and has been much more patient at the plate than I thought he would be. Zeke DeVoss continues his late season surge hitting 2-4 with a BB and his 34th stolen base of the year. After his big out last time Starling Peralta was much more like Starling Peralta working 6 IP and giving up 3 ER while walking 5 and striking out 2.


Xavier Batista had a big night hitting a pair of HR's he was joined by C Wilson Contreas who 2-4 with a HR of his own. 


Albert Almora was 2-3 with a BB and after a semi slow start has his average up to .304. Shawon Dunston drew 3 walks and has a pretty decent walk rate but not much else behind it. Like Junior Lake he has a lot of talented OF's ahead of him so he will need to keep improving to standout in the crowd. 2012 pick Ryan McNeil gave up 1 ER in 2 IP.