5/1 Smokies beat Kershaw

Dustin Geiger had two hits and two RBIs, John Andreoli had two hits, and Rafael Lopez hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh to lead Double-A Tennessee to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night over Chattanooga and Major League pitcher Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw was on a rehab assignment for the parent Dodgers, and gave up two runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out nine in front of a sellout crowd of 6,318 in Chattanooga.

Both of Geiger’s hits came off Kershaw.

Smokies starter Ivan Pineyro struck out six gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings. Ryan Searle picked up the win in relief.

Kershaw walked Andreoli to start the game, and gave up a two-out RBI double to Geiger in the first. Geiger added a RBI single in the fifth.

Kris Bryant, ranked No. 2 on MLB.com’s list of top 20 Cubs prospects, went 0-for-5 in the game, and got tangled up with first baseman O’Koyea Dickson when he reached on an error in the first. Bryant was not injured and stayed in the game.

Kershaw, who has been sidelined with a strained upper back, threw 86 pitches in his second rehab start, including 29 in the first inning.

— Carrie Muskat


That is commendable that our AA Kodiak club defeated the stellar Kershaw. All you apologists for Starlin`s defense, please see my post on another thread regarding a play in last night`s contest. I`d like to hear from you all.

Aloha jhosk- yes for them to beat Kershaw! And it was good for Bryant who went 0-5 to see that kind of pitching. I am glad he was not hurt and look forward to hearing when he is promoted to AAA. Mahalo!

i posted some useful info for you on that post….

Aloha petrey10- thanks for your reply, will check out your information. Mahalo.

It looks like Cy young, or I mean Tsuyoshi Wada, pitched well again today. Who is that cat? I haven’t even heard of him, but his ERA and walks vs. strikeouts looks amazing.

I dont know where the Cubs picked him up? I did seen him get bombed in ST twice. He looked terrible. Like you say, it looks like he got it together at AAA, to bad he is 32 or 33 y/o. Might be a good guy to put in the rotation if someone is traded though.

Aloha Cubs Win and Jasper: Wada-san was a highly touted left-hand pitcher coming out of Waseda Daigaku (Waseda University) signing and playing for the Fukuoka Daiei Hawks (Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball). He has had some arm troubles in the past and seem to get through them but did have Tommy John surgery in 2012. He signed with our Cubbies end of last year. Folk’s in Japan will tell you he is not the hardest throwing person out there, but his delivery is deceptive and his fastball can seem a lot harder-faster-more movement. I hope he continues to have this success at AAA as it would be neat to see him have a shot in the show, as long as he earns it. Gunbatene Wada-san! Take care now. Mahalo!

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