This is the 50th anniversary of perhaps the greatest speech of all time. Please, do yourself a favor and listen to this.
Now to the baseball, baseball batman!
Mike Olt went 1-3 with 2 walks and 2 errors. Woof!
Justin Grimm went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). He only struck out 2, the same number he walked. Chang-Yong Lim, back from his mild injury, pitched a scoreless 6th with 2 Ks. Basically, everyone was good except Zach Rosscup, who allowed 4 runs on back to back errors.
When Javier Baez (0-4, error) doesn't do it, Arismendy Alcantara (1-4, HR) does. He did have his 33rd error as well.
Eric Jokisch has been involved in 23 decisions. That's a ton of decisions. He's 11-12 now after 6 scoreless innings, and he's a great pick to be added to the 40-man next year. I don't see him as anything more than a 5th starter/swingman, but he's earned a chance at that. A.J. Morris, Hunter Cervenka, Tony Zych, and Frank Batista were each good, in their own way (except Tony Zych, actually; he allowed 2 runs in one out).
This is probably my favorite team in the organization now. I love seeing Vogelbach and Bryant back-to-back in the lineup. Vogelbach went 1-2 with 2 walks, and Kris Bryant went 0-3 with a walk.
Dan Vogelbach: .275/.431/.450 in Daytona
Kris Bryant: .341/.383/.636 in Daytona
Pin-Chieh Chen went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Chadd Krist had a HR as did Dustin Geiger.
For some reason this short (7 inning) was listed on yesterday's list of games, even though the linked page says it happened on the 21st. So, yay? Maybe?
Looks Geovany's brother Eliot Soto scored the one and only run off a single by someone named Dustin Geiger, who would, going by the pattern established at the beginning of the sentence of making up fake relationships, be the nephew of the famous Swiss abstract artist H.R. Giger (even though they spell and pronounce their names differently).
Apparently its the Timber Rattlers. And as their uniforms strongly resembling the Diamondbacks indicate, they are an affiliate for the… Brewers. Funny story: when I lived in Mount Prospect I used to drive straight south to a gas station that happened to be in Kane County in order to save $2 on cigarettes. Not so much funny as boring, I guess.
Anyway Rock Shoulders (real name unknown) went 1 for 5 and took the prize with 3 Ks. The only one on the team withou a K was Candelario, who was DHing. If you're in advanced A and you're alread DHing, can you pretty much just write off your chances? The only one with a walk was Zapenas, whose name sounds like the German accent form of The Penis, at least in my mind.
Some "real" Cubs on this team had hits and scored runs.
Dunedin Blue Jays @ Daytona Cubs CANCELED
A third listing for a matchup between these teams, this one listed as canceled. Were they just like "let's see how many games we can play today?"