7/5 Minor matters

Junior Lake and Luis Flores each homered in Iowa’s 9-5, 10-inning win over Albuquerque. Ty Wright had three hits and one RBIs. Casey Coleman picked up the win in relief.

Eric Jokisch gave up one run over six innings in Tennessee’s 4-1 win over Huntsville. Justin Bour hit his seventh home run and Christian Villanueva had three hits.

Daytona ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-1 win over Brevard County. Ben Wells threw seven shutout innings. Tim Saunders and Dustin Geiger each homered.

Gloskar Amaya had three hits, including a home run, in Kane County’s 7-4 win over Quad Cities. Dan Vogelbach and Marco Hernandez each had two hits. Dillon Maples picked up his first save.

Duane Underwood gave up two runs over 4 2/3 innings in Boise’s 7-5 loss to Tri-City. Dan Lockhart had three hits.

Jesse Hodges had three hits, a stolen base and one RBIs in Mesa’s 2-1 win over the Angels.


Carrie, I’ve been debating several other Cub fans on other sites regarding Matt Szczur. Why are so many people so vehemently opposed to viewing this young man as a legitimate option for the Cub outfield?

im not opposed to it but Matt is not a finished product and is going to need a good sample size of ABs at AAA… hopefully he can get started on those ABs soon by getting promoted

I agree, if promoted now, he should be able to get around 200 AAA plate appearances by early September.

and if he does real well no reason he doesn’t get a late callup for a few games BUT that is BEST CASE SCENARIO!!!! Szczur has struggled each time he is promoted so its possible (more likely… IMO) we don’t see him till trade deadline-ish next year.


I’d rather wait on Szczur. Here’s some splits through Friday:

Szczur vs. LHP .256 (22-for-86); vs. RHP .317 (73-for-230).

He did have a great June — .337, eight doubles, one triple, 13 RBIs. .417 on-base percentage, and he’s done well with RISP. He seems like a singles hitter — would like to see more doubles/extra base hits. The guy is fast.

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