I learned this week that no one “reads the top part” anymore, so hopefully that isn’t the case and you’ll see this. VFTB is going to San Diego in August. Several of the regular commenting readers organized a meet up for the Tuesday / Wednesday games in San Diego in August. It’s a great idea and I just learned yesterday that I am able to be a part of it. If you are interested in joining us and meeting up, please contact me via e-mail and I can get the details to you.
Cubs 5 @ Marlins 4 (Box Score)
- CONTRERAS GOES YARD AGAIN – Willson Contreras is making his case for why the Cubs should give serious thought to making him the starting catcher the majority of the time. He hit another home run (VIDEO) yesterday in the 1st inning and later added a game winning RBI later in the game (VIDEO). He has a rocket arm and a lot of the folks that I’ve talked to believe he is going to be a star behind the plate. It’s really looking like another prospect coming to the Majors and having good success. The hit rate we’ve seen on these guys is amazing. No one is busting. Just remember when you’re at the bar and want to praise Theo for this one, Contreras was a Jim Hendry find, not Theo.
- BAEZ KEEPS ON BEING BAEZ – This guy can flat out field. Javier Baez, I salute you.
- ZOBRIST HURT? – Ben Zobrist left the game early after being hit by a pitch, but all signs point to him being ok, given that he jogged down to 1st base and no one has written anything alarming about it.
AAA – Drew Rucinski – 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K
AA – Jen-Ho Tseng – 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 K
A-Adv – Erick Leal – 6 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
A – Preston Morrison – 7 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K
SS – Bryan Hudson – 5 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
AAA – Juan Perez (CF): 2 for 4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
AA – Jacob Hannemann (CF): 2 for 4, 3B, R
A-Adv – Jason Vosler (3B): 2 for 3, 2B, RBI, BB
A-Adv – Bryant Flete (SS): 1 for 3, 3B, R, RBI, BB
SS – Andruw Monasterio (SS): 2 for 5, 1 R, 2 RBI