6/10 Minor matters

Brad Nelson hit two home runs and Brett Jackson added his fifth of the season to back Brooks Raley and lift Iowa to a 10-7 victory over Round Rock on Sunday. It was Nelson’s second multi-homer game. He finished with three RBIs. Jackson had two hits, including his homer. Junior Lake was 3-for-5 and Logan Watkins and Steve Clevenger each had two hits.

Rubi Silva and Jonathan Mota each homered in Tennessee’s 5-3, 11-inning win over Mobile. Ty Wright was 2-for-2 with one RBIs. Mota finished with three hits.

Kyle Burke gave up one earned run over five innings in Daytona’s 8-2 win over Brevard County in the first game of a doubleheader. Daytona stole six bases in the game. Dustin Geiger hit his seven home run and finished with three RBIs. Daytona completed the sweep with a 3-2 win in the nightcap. John Andreoli had two hits, scored two runs and stole a base.

Marco Hernandez and Dan Vogelbach each homered but it wasn’t enough as Kane County lost, 8-4, to Cedar Rapids. Vogelbach’s blast was his 11th. He finished with two RBIs.


Lake need a shot at the 3B position this year…. he has been playing well before the injury and just as well post injury…. give this guy a chance… reports are out saying the Cubs will have 4 top 20 prospects in the midseason polls….. THAT IS AMAZING!

Pet, did you check on Lake’s five errors so far? He is a hit, poor field player. We have enough of those players now. I would like to see more offense, too. Good (relatively) pitching, poor hitting and errors do not make for a contender.

Jim… have you seen our current 3B production??? Also Lake has average defense at 3B… very servicable… but you wouldn’t know that because you just see a number

Mama, I am not a scout or an expert. This was in Bleacher Nation. I hope it is not true. We need some players who can catch and hit.

“Speaking of Iowa third base prospects, Junior Lake is impressing everyone in his first few days at AAA, particularly at the plate, according to Tommy Birch. That said, he’s already made five errors, and he’s not really a “third base” prospect – he plays there some, as well as the outfield. He’s going to keep moving all over, and a key to his future success in the bigs is the ability to play passable defense at a large variety of positions.”

Castro and Lake appear to have a lot in common. I made several folks angry stating that I thought Castro was more of an American League player. Lake may be the same. I know they are young. Castro has played over 500 games in the majors. I hope he can turn it around and that Lake can get it together. Only time will tell. As you know, Cub fans are great at waiting and waiting and……………..

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