Yesterday was a crazy day all across the board for the Cubs system, headlined by a game named Addison Russell. Here is how each team performed on Monday.
Chicago 5, Cincinnati 3.
– The Cubs found a way to win this one after being held hitless through 6.2 innings in this one. Great teams find ways to win games like this and I think 5 runs in 2.1 innings will get the job done.
– Jon Lester went 6 innings giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs. He didn’t have his best stuff but he battled his way to a very serviceable outing.
– Addison Russell went 1-3 including the highlight of the year so far, a 3-run go ahead home run in the bottom of the 8th inning.
– Hector Rondon struck out the side in the 9th for his second save of the young season.
Iowa 9, New Orleans 1.
– Pierce Johnson started the game and went 3 innings giving up only 2 hits and no runs. He exited after taking a comebacker to the arm. It doesn’t seem to be serious, hopefully it was just precautionary to pull him.
– Felix Pena came in and went 2 innings, striking out 3 and getting the win.
– Arismendy Alcantara and Kris Negron both went 2-4 with an RBI in this one.
– The big story in this one was the home run from Javy Baez who is currently on rehab assignment with the team. Expect him up to Wrigley in the next week or so.
Tennessee 4, Mobile 5.
– Jen-Ho Tseng was also hit by a comebacker in his start, but the situation seems a little more serious for him. He also came out of the game and we will see what the final outcome of that situation is.
– Corey Black took the loss in this one, going 2 innings and giving up 1 run with 3 strikeouts and 1 walk.
– Mark Zagunis had the big stick last night going 3-4 with a double.
– Young also added a home run, his second of the year. He now has 2 home runs in 14 ABs this season after only hitting 2 in his professional career before this season.
Myrtle Beach 5, Winston-Salem 4.
– Jake Stinnett was the winner last night after going 5 innings giving up 2 runs on only 3 hits. Hopefully he continues that success over the course of a full season.
– Dave Berg picked up the save because that is what Dave Berg does.
– The only big performer with the bat was Ian Happ who actually only had 1 hit. That hit was a big one though as it was a walk-off double in the bottom of the 9th.
South Bend 7, Bowling Green 6.
– Donnie Dewees, hitting out of the leadoff spot, picked up 2 hits including a double with 2 RBI.
– Eddy Julio Martinez hit his first home run as a member of the Chicago Cubs system in the 4th inning.
– After striking out 3 times in the game prior, Eloy Jimenez unloaded on one for the other walk-off of the night for the Cubs system, his first home run of the season.