Down on the Farm: Iowa Cubs route Round Rock, 10-3

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First up we have the Iowa Cubs taking on the Round Rock express. Iowa was looking to keep their winning streak alive and were able to do exactly that. Cubs hitters picked apart Round Rock pitchers for 10 runs off 12 hits.

Shortstop Javier Baez finished the game 2-5 with three RBI’s and two strikeouts. Baez hit a two run triple during the bottom of the third inning that would drive in Chris Coghlan and Arismendy Alcantara to make it a 4-0 game. Alcantara had himself a great game today as he put up the first run on the scoreboard with a solo home run to right field during the bottom of the first inning. He late followed that up with an RBI double to left field just two innings later.

Baez would extend Iowa’s lead to 7-0 after picking up another RBI during the bottom of the fourth on a single to center field. Starting pitcher Eric Jokisch made it through seven innings of work today against the Express. Jokisch gave up seven hits, was charged with three earned runs, gave up a home run but struck out eight batters.

ExpressBrad Snyder was the man who took Jokisch deep during the top of the sixth inning to make it 10-2. It was Snyder’s fifth home run of the season which was followed by a RBI single by Brett Nicholas to pick up the final run of the game to make it 10-3.

Round Rock pitcher Michael Kirkman was pulled after three innings after being charged with five earned runs off five hits while walking five. Tough outing, but we’ll take it.

Winning pitcher is Eric Jokisch (1-1, 3.65 ERA), loss was handed to Michael Kirkman (0-2, 8.18 ERA).

Final Score: Cubs 10, Express 3.

Iowa improves to 10-9.