Cubs 5, Houston 6 – (Box Score) – The Twitter Version

I’ve been trying to figure out this twitter stuff. I guess when you type @ in front of a twitter account, it’s a public message to that person. That being said, let’s pretend some Cubs have twitter for today. Don’t forget that you can follow us on twitter as well.

  • @DerrekLee…thanks for not being a turd today. Nice game. Maybe this will be the start of the big month I predicted for you before you started having neck issues. It would be nice to be right for once.
  • @JoseAscanio…seriously, what the heck was up with the first two hitters? You come into the game and I get excited. Two hit batsmen later and I’m shielding my eyes and inserting my foot into my mouth. Thanks buddy!!!
  • @NealCotts…thanks for the scoreless inning, but I still hate you.
  • @MiltonBradley…get off the interstate already, will ya?
  • @KosukeFukudome…thanks for extending me to 7 in a row in Beat the Streak.

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  • @ChicagoCubs…Way to waste an opportunity with runners on 2nd and 3rd and no outs in the 3rd inning. Had you capitalized there, this game may have had a different outcome all together.

Iowa 4, Salt Lake 7 – (Box Score

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  • Matt Matulia (1st), Andres Blanco (3rd), and Brad Snyder (12th) all hit homers in the loss.
  • The Cubs starting pitcher got roughed up for the third straight game. This time it was Esmailin Caridad’s turn. in 4.2 IP he allowed 7 run (5 earned) thanks to 6 hits, 5 walks, and 2 home runs. It drops his record to 3-3 and increases his ERA to 5.17 on the year.
  • On the positive note, Vince Perkins and Jason Waddell each got out without an earned run in their bullpen appearances.
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Tennessee 2, Chattanooga 7 – (Box Score)

  • Tony Thomas grabbed himself a home run, his 7th of the season, but was unsure of how to spend his Sunday night.
  • Brandon Guyer

    continues to be a bit of a disappointment for a 5th round pick. His 0-for-3 day at the plate brought his average down to .182, this after his year last year that was a bit disappointing as well.

  • I’m beginning to get the feeling that Hung-Wen Chen may be a little over matched in AA. Another poor outing for him yesterday.

Daytona 0, Dunedin 6 – (Box Score)

  • Carlos Zambrano was the big story in this game, as he made his minor league rehab start for the Cubs. Zambrano tossed 3.2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 4 ER. He walked three hitters and struck out 1. Doesn’t look like he was too sharp, though sometimes box scores can be deceiving. There were no at bats for Big Z, as the game used the DH (Thank God)

Peoria 6, Beloit 9 – (Box Score)

  • Josh Vitters

    homered for the second day in a row and fourth time this month to put the Chiefs up 2-0 in the first. He doubled leading off the fourth and again in the sixth before finally making an out in the seventh. Vitters finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored.

  • Aaron Shafer allowed seven runs on seven hits in just 2 1/3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. The opening day starter walked one, allowed a homer, hit one and struck out two. He had gone at least five innings in each of his first six starts this season.
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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers as well as host of VFTB Radio. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail