Late-Inning Heroics Lead to Big Night Across Cubs Organization

I had every good intention of sitting down to watch the Cubs game at 7pm last night. Problem was, I got too wrapped up in the minor league games before I turned my attention fully to the big league game.

It all began in South Bend…

The original plan was just to watch three innings of South Bend. I wanted to get a good glimpse of Adbert Alzolay pitching and to watch Eloy Jimenez as well as Eddy Julio Martinez. That idea worked out really well as the latter cranked a solo home run, his first, into the left field stands. While the Chicago Cubs were on the TV, I kept focusing on the computer and South Bend more than since the big leaguers were being no-hit by Brandon Finnegan.

As for Alzolay, the fastball looked really good down in the zone the first three innings, sitting around 91-92 mph. When he went to his curveball, however, the feel just wasn’t there. It didn’t take long for the Bowling Green Hot Rods found a way to get through to the curve. Alzolay wound up going five innings and giving up four runs (3 earned) while striking out five.

It was a back-and-forth game …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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