Guillermo Monosco walked 3 and struckout 3 in 4 innings of work. He allowed 4 hits, a home run and 2 runs overall. Esmailin Caridad threw a scoreless 5th, allowed a hit and struck a batter out. Kyuji Fujikawa began his rehab at Iowa and threw an inning, walked 1 and struckout 2. Blake Parker pitched the 7th and final inning of the game. He picked up his 3rd save of the season while walking 1 and allowing a hit.
Josh Vitters also began his rehab and had a very good day. In this game, he was 2-4 with a home run and a strikeout. Brian Bogusevic was 2-2 with a walk and Logan Watkins was 0-3 with a walk.
The Iowa Cubs are only slightly less entertaining than the Chicago Cubs.
Oklahoma City Redhawks 4 @ Iowa Cubs 3 (Game 2, 10 innings)
Brooks Raley continues to put together solid starts by going 5 innings, allowing 6 hits and 2 runs. He didn’t walk a batter and struckout 4. His ERA is down 3.78 on the season. He’s struckout 25 and walked just 7 in 33.1 innings on the year. In 4 of the 6 starts he’s allowed 2 runs or less. The other 2 starts he allowed 4 runs in each.
Casey Coleman allowed a hit in an inning pitched and struck a batter out. Yoanner Negrin struckout 3 and allowed a hit in 1.1 innings.
Hisanori Takahashi and Cory Wade each gave up a run in an inning pitched.
Watkins was 1-4 with a triple and a walk. Vitters was 3-5 and Bogusevic added another 2 hits. Brent Lillibridge also collected 2 hits.
The triple by Watkins was the only extra base hit for the Cubs in this game. They did walk 6 times.
Kyle Hendricks gave up 9 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings pitched. Only 2 of the runs were earned and he struckout 5 and walked none. Marcus Hatley walked a batter in the 6th and Zach Rosscup struck a batter out in the 7th. Trey McNutt gave up 3 hits and a run in an inning of work.
Matt Szczur was 1-3 with a walk and he had his 9th stolen base of the season. Ronald Torreyes had a hit and 2 strikeouts. The Smokies struckout 11 times and walked only once. They had just 5 hits. I don’t think anything else has to be said about this game.
Yeiper Castillo threw 6 excellent innings. He allowed just 2 hits and no runs, walked 1 and struckout 7. Hunter Cervenka threw 2 innings, allowed no hits and didn’t walk anybody or strike anybody out. Luis Liria got the loss, going 0.2 innings and allowing a hit and 3 walks.
The Cubs had 3 hits. John Andreoli was 1-4 with a strikeout. Dustin Geiger and Ben Carhart were each 1-3. Geiger also walked. Javier Baez was 0-3 with 2 strikeouts and a walk. He was picked off 1st base. Jorge Soler was also 0-3 with a walk.
Michael Heesch threw 7.1 innings, allowed only 4 hits and no runs. He walked none and struckout 5. In 26.1 innings this season, he’s allowed 21 hits, one of them a home run, walked 6 and struckout 24.
Nathan Dorris pitched the final 1.2 innings, allowed just a hit and nothing else.
Gioskar Amaya was 2-4 with a double and Dan Vogelbach was 1-2 with a double and 2 walks. Jeimer Candelario was 1-4. So was Rock Shoulders.
Bijan Radenmacher was 2-4 and Oliver Zapata was 2-3.