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The alternative title for The Dark Knight Rises was Josh Vitters Lives! and the forgotten 1st round pick continues to do very well. He is hitting .450 and showing some patience at the plate. Which can only mean that the Cubs need to hire the batting instructor away from the AAA team and get him to Chicago stat. Beef Castle went 3-3 with a HR and Adrian Cardenas picked up a triple and a BB. There are days when I think our Iowa lineup could score more runs than the MLB one. 



Trey Dog took the mound and threw 4 IP. He gave up no runs and struck out 5 but also walked three and again, only used 77 pitches in 4 innings. Considering he is the only reason to ever give a shit about what happens in Tennessee lets just end our AA recap there.



The High A Cubs got crushed 7-1 but Cuban prospect Rubi Silva continues to crush the ball. He's old for the level but looked good in ST and is sporting a nice .476 BA. Matt Spellcheck Jr drew 2 walks and thats it. 



A good game for the Chiefs as several prospects made some noise. It's well known around my athletic club that I fancy Zeke Devoss a great deal. I find plenty of projection in his supple thighs and powerful hamstrings and think that he could have the best plate discipline in the system. Last night he went 2-5 and didn't commit an error at 2B which is a minor miracle in itself. Perennial bag of tools Reggie Golden continues to struggle. On the pitching side my dark horse for a fast rising SP is Yao-Lin Wang. He had great numbers last year in Boise and I got to watch him pitch a few times and he looked pretty good with a low 90's fastball and a good feel for the strikezone. Wang piggybacked a good start from Michael Jensen and threw 2 scoreless innings and struck out 3. Jensen on the other hand continues to get stretched out as a starter. He struck out 5 in 6 IP. 



Tonight Hayden Simpson will take the mound in his quest to become the right hand Jaime Moyer. I know I can't wait!