The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Chevy Volt


Brett Jackson got a hit, stole his 21st base, walked 3 times annnddddd struck out. Josh Vitters was 2-4 with a walk of his own. Remember each walk Vitters gets for the rest of the year is groundbreaking stuff for him.

edit by mb21: I watched this game last night (Omaha Storm Chasers are shown on TV here) and the defense was pathetic. They made 4 errors, forgot how many outs there were, forgot a runner at 3rd base, Welington Castillo failed to catch a fastball (seriously!) and there was no communication whatsoever between the outfielders. Brett Jackson has a fantastic eye at the plate. Maybe too good considering he does swing and miss a lot too. Dave Sappelt looks like he's 8 years old and if Vitters was 16 I'd say he was a pretty big kid. I knew Sappelt was pretty small, but I didn't realize Vitters was that small. He looks more like a shortstop than he does a 3rd baseman, which is odd considering he's so slow and not a very good fielder. He looks like he should have blazing speed. He did look good at the plate last night. Doug Davis looks like Doug Davis and Chris Volstad looks just as shitty in an Iowa Cubs uniform as he does a Chicago one. Both are really bad pitchers. Davis is probably better. 

Smokies Game 1

Zach Rosscup fell victim to the curse of all Cubs SP this year and laid an egg in his first start in AA. He failed to escape the 1st inning giving up 4 ER & walking 2 while recording 1 out.

Game 2

Nick Struck had a great game going 6 IP striking out 7 while only allowing 3 hits and no walks. Struck lowered his season ERA to 3.34. On the hitting side of things Logan Watkins was 1-3 with a BB. He also displayed some AGGRESSIVE BASERUNNING! and got thrown out trying to steal. 


Matt Loosen gave up 3 ER in 6.2 IP and struck out 6 batters along the way. Rubi Silva was 2-4, Szczur took a walk and stole base # 30 and that's about it from this game.


Taiwan Easterling had himself a game going 3-5 with a HR and SB. Easterling is a very athletic player but has struggled getting his average going this year and is only batting .240. Chadd Krist made his Peoria debut after tearing up Boise and went 2-4. 


# 9 OV prospect (and really thats the only ranking that matters) had the best game of his young career. In 4 AB's he racked up 3 Runs, 2 hits, 1 HR, 3 RBI's a SB and a walk. Rock Shoulders hit his 2nd HR in as many days and added a pair of walks as well. Bijan Rademacher is a 2012 draft pick who has torn up Boise so far. Last night he 3-4 with a BB and it currently batting over .400. James Pugliese struck out 5 batters in 4 IP.


Dan "Smash" Vogelbach hit another HR last night and is now slugging a cool .700. Some guy named Matt Iannazzo struck out 6 batters in 3.1 IP.