Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Cade Horton racks up the strikeouts

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Iowa Cubs (AAA)

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Nashville Sounds 13-2

Not a lot went right at AAA for the Cubs yesterday. They gave up 13 runs on 11 hits and only had one player with a multi-hit performance. Beyond that, they saw one of their pitchers that they were hoping to bounce back continue to struggle with his command in less than an inning’s worth of work. 

Jake Slaughter (3B) was the lone Cubs offensive player that I feel comfortable saying had a “great” game. He went 2-4 with a double and his tenth home run of the season.

Brennan Davis (DH) went 1-4 with a double, a run scored and his eighth stolen base of the year.

Riley Thompson (RHP) started the game and was unable to get out of the second inning. He went 1.2 innings, and gave up four runs on three hits and a walk while striking out no one. The big problem for Thompson was the long ball as he gave up back-to-back homers to Patrick Dorrian and Andruw Monasterio.

Keegan Thompson (RHP) was hoping to go down to Iowa and experience what Nelson Velazquez and Hayden Wesneski have so far since being demoted: success. Unfortunately that will have to wait until his next outing as he only managed to get two men out while giving up three hits, three walks, and four runs to make his AAA ERA an unsightly 54.00.

Codi Heuer (RHP) on the other hand did have a bounceback game. He went 1.2 scoreless innings and only gave up one hit and one walk while striking out two. 

Cam Sanders (RHP) The Cubs bullpen wasn’t done disappointing however, as Sanders went 1.1 innings and also gave up four runs on two hits and two walks. All in all, not a great game from the staff.