Chicago Cubs Minor League Recap: Matt Mervis looks good and Alexander Canario is back

The Cubs minor league affiliates are back in action and there were some very interesting players in the lineups, but some even more interesting omissions.
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Iowa Cubs (AAA) (51-36)

The Iowa Cubs lost to the Columbus Clippers 4-0

It looks like Iowa may have wanted to extend their All-Star Break after throwing up a goose egg in this one. Not only were they unable to score, they only had three hits and drew a single walk while managing to strike out 13 times. Hopefully, we’ll see them put it together for the game today and score some runs. 

Matt Mervis (DH) went 1-for-3 with a single and a walk. It would’ve been nice to see him have a stretch like Madrigal where he forced his way back to the big league club but his confidence certainly appears to be shaken.

Alexander Canario (RF) did make his return and you’ve got to love to see it. He went 0-for-3 but he provides the kind of power that the Cubs desperately need in their lineup.

Riley Thompson (RHP) had a good start. He went five innings and only gave up one run on one hit and three walks while striking out three.

Adrian Sampson (RHP) continued to be shaky in his return. He went the final three innings and gave up three runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one.