Another day, another set of wins for Cubs baseball. From top to bottom, all levels in the system found themselves finishing off their days with an addition to the number in the W column. Not only were there wins, but there were also some top tier performances for a few players throughout the system on Monday.
Chicago 5, St. Louis 0.
– John Lackey dominated in his return to St. Louis going 7 strong innings and only giving up 4 hits on his way to zero earned runs and 11 strikeouts. Lackey also surpassed 2,500 career innings in this one.
– Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant each had two hits and an RBI.
– Fowler’s two hits included a double to start the game and a home run to get the scoring started.
– Travis Wood, Pedro “Hats To The Left” Strop, and Trevor Cahill finished off the shutout for the Cubs.
The Iowa Cubs were postponed due to “wet grounds” and “unsafe playing conditions.” This is minor league baseball people.
Tennessee 4, Montgomery 0.
– Paul Blackburn was absolutely dealing in this one, giving up only 2 hits over the course of 7 shutout innings.
-Flamethrowers Corey Black and Andury Acevedo each went one inning to finished this one off. Acevedo had 3 strikeouts on nothing but heat.
– Carlos Penalver was the stud with the bat last night going 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI.
Myrtle Beach 6, Winston-Salem 4.
– Tommy Thorpe got the win after going 5.1 innings and giving up only 1 earned run.
– Daury Torrez came out of the bullpen in this one and struggled. He gave up 5 hits and 2 home runs in 1.2 innings.
– Dave Berg came in an inning sooner than normal in this one, but with similar results. He went 2 innings, giving up no hits or runs, while picking up the save of course.
– Ian Happ continues to pound the ball. He went 4-5 with 2 dingers and 4 RBI.
– He overshadowed a very solid game by Rashad Crawford who had 2 hits including a triple out of the leadoff spot.
South Bend 9, Bowling Green 3.
– Carsons Sands look really solid in this one, giving up only 2 runs over 5 innings and only walking one Hot Rod batter.
– Donnie Dewees isn’t going to let Happ be the only big name out of the 2015 draft. Dewees a 2 RBI.
– Starting behind the dish, PJ Higgins had 2 RBI on 2 hits while Eloy Jimenez tacked on an RBI of his own on a double.
-Matt Rose also added 2 RBI on his first home run of the season.