Down on the Farm: Cubs Minor League sweep

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Next up was left-handed pitcher Rob Zastryzny taking on the Tampa Yankees.

Daytona would jump on the board first after Albert Almora launched a two run shot to left field to make it 2-0 during the top of the first. It’s Almora’s first home run of the season.

Fast forward to the top of the fifth with Almora batting, the Cubs would add two more runs off a wild pitch by Phil Wetherell to make it a 4-0 game. Dan Vogelbach would come up to the plate and make it a 6-0 ball game after shooting a single to center field.

Tampa would finally get on the board during the bottom of the sixth inning off a solo home run by Reymond Nunez to make it a 6-1 ball game. Marcos Hernandez would add an insurance run during the top of the eighth inning on a single to right field to make it a 7-1 game.

Zastryzny would be pulled after five and two-third innings of work. He allowed seven hits, was charged with one earned run (home run to Nunez) but struck out six before being replaced by Zach Cates.

Winning pitcher for today is Rob Zastryzny (1-0, 4.66 ERA), the loss was handed to Dan Camarena (0-2, 5.19 ERA)

Final Score: Cubs 7, Tampa 1.

Daytona improves to 2-7 on the season.