Anthony Rizzo see's LaHair's HR and raises him a pair of HR's as he went deep for # 5 and 6 tonight. His OPS is currently some enormous figure I don't care enough to look up but trust me people is big. And thick. Beef Castle hit a HR himself and Brett Jackson went yard for the first time tonight as well. The Iowa bullpen wants to prove that they are ready for the big league and well all out to display the Cub Way tonight. Heading into the bottom of the 9th the Iowa Cubbies had a 6-2 lead. The inning went as such
- (Pitching Change)
- Hit batter
- Hit Batter
- (Dylan quit following the game to go kick a puppy)
Dae-Eun Rhee had a good start tonight working 6.1 IP and only allowing a solo HR. He struck out 4 and walked none. Ryno used to really like Rhee and word has always been that Rhee possesses a plus changeup to go with a low 90s fastball. I would give you an update on the hitting side of things but do you really care how Jonathon Mota batted tonight? Me neither.
Rubi Silva continues to crush the ball in High A going 2-4 with a BB. Matt Spellcheck Jr can't buy a hit but is a good sign that he is taking his walks as he drew 2. Last year Szzrzrzr seemed like the typical Hendry man crush a guy with tools who is allergic to 3 pitch AB's. So far Scissor Me Timbers has 7 BB and 7 K in 29 AB's.
Marco Hernandez had a breakout game tonight going 2-3 with a SB, BB and most importantly a HR. Hernandez is a name to keep on eye on he tore up rookie ball last year and skipped Boise so the club must have taken a shine to him. Whether or not he can develop some power remains to be seen but tonights HR is a good start.