Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Herz, and three Pelicans relievers combine on no-hitter; Bain tosses six no-hit innings of his own

DJ Herz (Photo by Stephanie Lynn)

AAA

Omaha 12, Iowa 4 (Game 1)

Iowa 8, Omaha 5 (Game 2)

Game Recap

It wasn’t a great day for the pitching staff in Iowa, but Matt Swarmer stuck with it enough despite allowing nine runs in game one to absorb five innings and not burn out the pen, and then Adrian Sampson did just enough to earn the win in game two to salvage a split. The offense was much better. They hit three homers between the two games and pretty much everyone who had multiple at bats was able to contribute in some manner.

Top Performers

  • Taylor Gushue: 1-1, HR (4), R, RBI, 2 BB (.245)
  • Nick Martini: 2-6, HR (3), 2 R, 3 RBI (.254)
  • Trayce Thompson: 1-4, HR (8), 2 R, 2 RBI, BB (.240)
  • Michael Hermosillo: 3-6, 2B, 2 R, RBI (.352)
  • Ian Miller: 2-3 (.246)
  • Edwin Figuera: 1-3, 2B, R, RBI (.333)
  • Tyler Ladendorf: 1-3, R, RBI (.186)
  • Erick Castillo: 1-2, RBI (.400)
  • Tony Wolters: 0-1, R, 2 BB (.240)
  • Vance Vizcaino: 1-3, SAC (.196)
  • Adrian Sampson: 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 5 BB, 3 K (W, 2-2, 5.92)
  • Jake Jewell: IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K (S, 2, 3.74)

AA

Mississippi 3, Tennessee 0

Game Recap

Tennessee actually doubled the hit total of Mississippi (6-to-3), but the Braves took advantage of three walks by Cam Sanders in the 3rd to push across the only three runs of the game. Sanders and the Smokies pen were really good in the other seven innings they pitched, but the offense just wasn’t able to string enough together to ever pose a serious threat.

It continues to be an inconsistent season for the Smokies top starter Cam Sanders. In 2019, the former LSU hurler turned in fairly consistent results with South Bend, despite his velo (up to about 98), stuff, and control showing wide variance throughout the year. He used the time off in 2020 to improve his strength and velocity. His stuff is also showing greater consistency and so is his confidence in it. However, he is now seeing inconsistent results on the mound.

The main culprit is his control still comes and goes between and within starts. Sanders possesses the size, and should have the stamina necessary to start at the big league level, but if he will continue to be prone to big innings if he doesn’t tighten up his command and control over the next year or two. His power arm would work well in a multi-inning or short relief role should he failed to make progress. There are some parallels with Duane Underwood, Jr.’s development.

Top Performers

  • Cam Sanders: 5 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 5 BB, 5 K (L, 0-3, 5.66)
  • Brendon Little : IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (0.00)
  • Ethan Roberts: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 4 K (2.29)
  • Carlos Sepulveda: 1-2, 2 BB (.317)
  • Darius Hill: 2-4, 2B (.312)

Injuries, Updates, and Trends

Christopher Morel exited the game in the 3rd after fielding a triple out in right field. Morel did judge the ball well and also did not appear to be running very well on the play, so an injury or benching are both possibilities.

High-A

Fort Wayne 8, South Bend 0

Game Recap

You may already know D.J. Herz and the Myrtle Beach pen completed a combined no-hitter last night, but what may surprise you, especially considering the final score, is that that Max Bain set up his bullpen to potentially close out a second no-hitter.

Bain was dominant, striking out eight over a career high six innings. His control (3 BB, 2 HBP) remains inconsistent, but for a big guy (6’5″) with a big arm (mid-to-upper-90s) that is to be expected to some extent, especially considering the changes his body has gone through (lost a lot of weight while adding muscle). This is also his first season of affiliated pro ball for the 23-year old. The Cubs have definitely uncovered a diamond arm in the rough.

Like Sanders, Bain has the size and stamina (he held his velo throughout last night), but the command/control needs to take a step forward before he can be considered a legitimate MLB starter. This season has been a good first step for Bain along that path however. The team is still working with him on his pitch mix (experimenting with two seamer and cutter) while he leans on his four seamer, slider, curve and change.

Unfortunately for Bain and the Cubs, the floundering South Bend pen continued to struggle. The team has a number of talented arms at its disposal, but I would classify all of them as throwers rather than pitchers at this point in time. Hunter Bigge, making his 2021 debut, and Eury Ramos both can hit the upper-90s, but neither could work around their lack of control last night. The two of them combined to walk four and hit two other batters in an eight-run 7th inning. Bigge retired just two batters, Ramos none.

Top Performers

  • Max Bain: 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K (4.89)
  • Bryan King: 2.1 IP, H, 0 R, BB, 2 K (6.43)
  • Josue Huma: 1-3

Injuries, Updates, and Trends

South Bend added another powerful (but inconsistent) arm to their arsenal as Joe Nahas was promoted from Myrtle Beach.

Low-A

Myrtle Beach 5, Columbia 0

Game Recap

It wasn’t always pretty (7 BB, 1 HBP) but it was pretty dominant (16 K). D.J. Herz and Jeremiah Estrada struck out 14 while throwing 7.2 innings of a combined no-hitter. The two of them have good velocity in the mid-90s, but they seem to combine it with elite back spin, as they consistently throw their heaters by Low-A hitters. Their fastballs have that jump which gets on hitters quicker than they anticipate.

Bailey Reid finished the 8th as Estrada hit his pitch limit and Danis Correa closed out the no-hitter in the 9th despite a walk and hit batter.

As with all no hitters, a shoutout also needs to be given to the catcher, Pablo Aliendo. He’s a very good athlete back there. Aliendo was active blocking balls in the dirt, throwing out an attempted base stealer, all while handling four talented, but erratic pitchers. The team’s most consistent batter all season, he also managed to reach base twice and score a run. Bravo.

Herz may need to bide his time in Myrtle Beach for a bit, as the Cubs no doubt want him to ramp up his pitch count and continue to work deeper into games, something he’d likely struggle doing in South Bend as more hitters would make him throw strikes. It’s only a matter of time for Estrada though. Now that he is throwing multiple innings, there isn’t much more he needs to accomplish in Myrtle Beach. His command is advanced enough for the challenge of High-A ball.

Top Performers

  • D.J. Herz: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 7 K (W, 1-2, 3.71)
  • Jeremiah Estrada: 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 7 K (0.00)
  • Bailey Reid: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, 0 K (6.05)
  • Danis Correa: IP, 0 H, 0 R, BB, HBP, 2 K (2.70)
  • Fabian Pertuz: 2-4, HR (1), R, 3 RBI, SB (1) (.217)
  • Pablo Aliendo: 1-3, R, BB (.296)
  • Jonathan Sierra: 1-3, RBI, SF (.250)

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  • And Micheal Hermosillo is still locked in at the plate.

  • Nice info here Michael, thanks. Last night I looked at the Pelican box score, and I was curious about Aliendo. I’m looking forward to when he gets to S Bend, to seeing him play. And Herz and Estrada also, I guess.
    A tip of the hat too, to whoever it is within the organization that has had, such a positive influence on pitching evaluation and development. I’m a big fan of Hottovy, but there’s got to be more to it.

  • In reply to cubbustible:

    Craig Breslow is the Asst GM who oversees the pitching infrastructure. He was hired in 2019, and I think he is most responsible for modernizing the pitching development side.

    Matt Dorey is the Player Development VP, so I assume he is involved as well.

    And I've heard Brad Mills (Asst Director, Run Prevention) is also heavily involved.

  • Thanks for the awesome write-up, Michael. This is a great service you are doing for us die-hards. I echo Cubbustible that it is truly astounding to see the quality of pitching the Cubs now have in their system (including guys like Thompson, Steele, Nance, Alzolay, Mills who are now with the parent club). This was an organization that had very little to show for in drafting or developing pitching until recently. Kudos to whoever is responsible for the turnaround. The improvement is obvious. I wouldn't call the pitching talent on the farm elite-level overall, but it's pretty damned good now.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    You're welcome.

    Cubs have done a much better job identifying and improving guys with good arm strength after years of failure with lower upside pitchers. Right now most of the success is limited to the bullpen, as even some of the starters in the system right now project more to a relief role in the future, but the system is definitely starting to come around on the pitching side.

    I'm hopeful we'll start to see a similar turnaround with the position players soon. They began drafting better, more powerful athletes starting in 2018.

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    I echo that thought that the Cubs are not only doing well developing prospects but signing ones too, especially after last year's abbreviated draft. Speaking of that, what do you think about Bradley Beesley? He was signed right after the draft and from what I've read he was a highly thought of prospect.
    Thanks again Michael!

  • First ever no-hitter against 3 mvp's.

  • How about the top 3 BP arms in Tepera, Chafin and Kimbrel. Wow what consistency and dominant pitching those 3 have provided this season. Overall this Cubs BP has been outstanding. Might be the best Cubs BP ii can remember.

  • In reply to CubFanStuckInStl:

    That was fun when Kimbrel didn't know why he was getting hugs, this is what I do.

  • In reply to CubFanStuckInStl:

    I agree. There are so many awesome takeaways from this no hitter, but for me the best one of all is that the three guys who are the biggest reason why the Cubs are in first place (Tepera, Chavin, and Kimbrel) are now forever part of Cubs history. You could not pick any player more deserving from this year's team.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    Chafin, not Chavin. Doohhh!

  • The expression that's keeps running though my mind, that describes this team this year, is 'the whole Is greater than the sum of its parts'. Last night game was a metaphor for our season to date. I'm not betting against these guys. They are on a mission.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Slug, I have been thinking the exact same thing.

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    Sometimes I feel pretty fickle. Three days ago I was having trouble thinking of something nice to say, but big picture though, these guy's fight adversity and pick each other up.

  • WOW ! The Cubs are unpredictable ! J.Hey's hustle in the infield was inspiring.
    Beating the Dodgers at Chavez Latrine was great, nasty fans, overpriced parking, couldn't happen to a better group !

  • I'm on the west coast so watched the game on MLB, which had the Dodgers local broadcast. That made watching the no-hitter so very sweet to watch, inning by inning. I cannot think of a broadcasting team that went from being so utterly dismissive of the Cubs to sheer panic over the no-no in such a short time.

    I understand that the Dodgers are very good and would surprise few people if they made the World Series this year. But these guys were comparing Davies to the bat boy, expounding on how weak the NL central is this year, they even filmed a strangely awkward interview in the bleachers with Andre Ethier in the middle of Javy's at bat (it looked like two guys trying to "out-bro" each other).

    But then by the fifth inning, the only thing they could talk about was the no hitter. That and other Dodger's no hitters (receiving and giving). I counted 33 times them mentioning a no hitter, and that was just from the 5th inning on.

    This game was the rich kid HS jock with the cheerleader girlfriend picking on the fat kid with acne, and then the fat kid kicks the crap out of him after school. That is how fun this was game was to watch.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    Come on, Cubs are not the fat kid with acne. The no hitter was great, so I understand your excitement. Dodgers always give off the superior bravado to everyone else in the NL.

    Dodgers just have more dough, & owners seem more interested in winning. The Cubs are also a super rich/high revenue team.

  • In reply to Naujack:

    Don't misunderstand, I think the Cubs are good this year, but clearly flawed. I was talking about my interpretation of the perception created by the announcers last night about the superiority of the Dodgers over the Cubs this year. Dismissive of the Cubs overall is the term that struck me.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    I did not think you were being dismissive. It is just an analogy, & I can see your point. Trust me I was just saying hey Cubs are not the fat kid with acne. They did not climb that big of a hill.

    If anything since my fandom from the late 70's forward I always assumed Cubs were always the super underachievers, until recently. They have all the built in advantages of a large market clubs, but never really wanting to step up to the powerhouse stud club.

    Dodgers have always given off feeling superior to everyone else. At least since my two cents.

    Trust me I was not putting down your comment at all.... just making a stupid point that the Cubs should also be walking with the big market swagger most seasons.

  • In reply to Naujack:

    But you'd think that a team like the Dodgers, who is arguably the gold standard in terms of quality of organization in this era, would have quality announcers. Maybe I caught them on a bad day, but they rank among the bottom of the MLB announcers I have heard.

    Look at the Giants. Krukow and Kuiper are among the very best in baseball announcing. They are truly enjoyable to listen to, and the Giants might only be my 4th best favorite team to watch. I'd put them above the Cubs' announcers, who I also highly regard and enjoy listening to. Part of it is how they treat opposing teams, and that is with class generally.

    But also someone like Krukow says something genuinely interesting almost every inning. In fact, I would rank only Pat Hughes higher than Krukow. We Cubs fans with the Sirius subscriptions are really lucky to have Pat and Ron to listen to.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    Ha ha Hef. Loved your description of events.

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    In reply to HefCA:

    I am in Chicago but turned on the MLB game and listened to their broadcast. I like to listen to others to see how they view the Cubs. I know Orel Hershiser was the color analyst but who was doing the play by play? They were really dull. I was falling asleep listening to them. I miss Vin Scully.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    I didn't know any of the announcers' names, surprised that Orel was one of them. I may have taken some of their comments the wrong way, but the 'bat boy' comment about Davies I didn't like. Whoever brought it up justified calling him that because he had 'bat boy' on his jersey as his nickname on those days when players can play with a nickname.

    He even went so far as to say that Davies would have no problem saying he looked like a bat boy. So he insults the guy and then interprets Davies' own mind in absolving him of the insult. That just smacks of someone speaking out of both sides of their mouth. One side to insult a guy, and the other side to rationalize the insult at the same time.

    No they were not an interesting pair IMHO. But I really enjoyed when they ramped up the 'no-hitter talk' with each passing half inning. It seemed that they kept bringing up the no-hitter, other no-hitters in L.A (did you know the first was actually by the Angels?), Koufax's no-hitters, I think they brought up Arrieta's no-hitter 6 different times, seriously.

    But I think what was learned (and I firmly believe) is that even this type of jinx is a real thing, it doesn't work if the jinxer is kind of a d%$k about it.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    Everybody misses Vin Scully, a true class act. My wife attends the same church as Mr. Scully. Nobody has nothing but praise for the man.

  • In reply to ronvet69:

    Right, Vin was considered one of the best. I never listened to him much, but when I did he always had interesting facts to share about both teams in the current game. But that voice had a good and a bad side for me. The wonderful tone and pace at which he spoke is famous, but it could also put you to sleep if you weren't careful.

  • In reply to ronvet69:

    I know it is not popular to say, but I thought Vin Scully was a terrible announcer. Having lived in So Cal from ‘84-‘’15 I listened to him hundreds of games. For a single game, Vin is entertaining. However when he tells the same story about the same player in games 2, 3, and 4 of a series it is just bad broadcasting. Scully was vastly over-rated, IMO.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    Totally agree ! I used to take my kids to Chavez Latrine in the 80's and 90's when it was fun and safe to go there, but no longer ! That game humbled the L.A. broadcast team. The Andre Eithier interview,
    yech , I was waiting for them to dig up Tommy !

  • O Well, can't win them all ! Surprised Ross didn't pull Jake with bases loaded and no outs .
    Sad Jake is not the same pitcher he was in 2015, but time takes its toll on all of us .

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    In reply to ronvet69:

    I wonder how long Jake lasts with the Cubs. He can pitch for a few innings but as a 5 inning pitcher (I wished pitchers went deeper into games) I think he's about done. Is there anyone in our system ready to step in and start? I'm very pleased with the way Adbert A has pitched, but was not impressed with Travis Williams and he's coming back soon but I don't know how long he can last up here. We need more starting pitching, but who doesn't?

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    What I’m wondering JF, is whether or not the Cubs will let Keegan Thompson into the starting rotation, after the all star break.

  • In reply to Jonathan Friedman:

    When are the Cubs going to bring up their #1 prospect , a 6'4" lefty ? Why not break him in already ?
    It was nice to hear Joe Buck comment that David Ross is a small ball manager. Well Jed, get him the players to play small ball.

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    In reply to ronvet69:

    I haven't heard whether he's pitching or not now. I thought he was injured at the start of the season. I'd like to see him soon, as well as Thompson.

  • What in the world do the umpires have against Patric Wisdom ? I wonder if this game is rigged !

  • Contreras leading off again ? How about Alcantra ? What's the worse that can happen ? Strike out ? You have got guys that can do that ! Possibly walk or get a hit ?
    I like Contreras, but there is no way having him lead off.

  • Ouch!

  • Den readers might like to check out an article in USA today penned by Mike Schwidt. He claims frisking pitchers won't fix poor hitting. Mike notes that it's just an excuse. He blames sabermetrics philosophy on hitting creating so many Ks. Bottom line, strikeouts matter.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    “Bottom line, strikeouts matter.”

    I agree 100%. “Put the ball in play.” Anything can happen.

  • Wisdom and Alcantara have returned to earth. In fact, they have been looking overmatched. I hope that both can pick it up for a couple more weeks.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Wisdom was called out on two balls that could not have been hit. There has been a trend to screw Wisdom's at bat with a ridiculous
    strike zone. This has been going on for weeks.

  • Javy Baez turning down 180 million ! That's the best gift the Cubs could have gotten.
    What an embarrassing game on Sunday to say the least. Cleveland was smart getting rid of Lindor. The owner of the Mets now has buyers remorse. I hope the Cubs are paying attention to that bad deal.

  • In reply to ronvet69:

    Javy is starting to remind me more of Sammy of late. The good and the not so good. Anyway, Jed and Tom are not like the Mets, or the Cubs with Theo. That's not a criticism, it's just noting a different mindset for the times. Obvious to me is, that Jed is a good baseball man who will factor in Javy' s focus as well as his swing and miss into his worth. Other orgs will as well.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Bottom line, Nobody is worth 300 million ! If you draft right and know when to trade players, its the marking of a successful organization.

  • In reply to ronvet69:

    Agree, but easier said then done. It's not an exact science, but, I guess the Cubs did miss the boat. I expect that they were trying to get it right.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Its hard to get it right with Theo's bad drafts and refusal to part with his mistakes. This will take time to right the ship.

  • Cubs staring pitching and hitting are they playoff caliber?

    Cubs have not scored much in June, too many games with 2 runs or less.

    Bullpen today 5 IP, and 1 ER, had another very good game.

  • In reply to Naujack:

    The real question is are they world series caliber? I think we know the answer to that.

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    Yes we do, but no one thought that we would still be in the mix either. This June was better than previous ones with this bunch. This crew hung in with 4 of 7 on the west coast against three good teams in their home parks. Not great, nor terrible. A tough series with a hot team this weekend and lots of season to go. We will get healthy and get help. Never give up. Baseball is a funny game sometimes.

  • In reply to bleachercreature:

    I might agree with your conclusion on winning the World Series but I seem to remember two Marlin teams who won as a wild card. October can be a crapshoot at times and other times it goes chalk. Seems the 2016 Cubs were favorites pre playoffs and had to rally from behind in each series or rely on some weird plays. Can’t win if you don’t get there.

  • Did anyone else notice that JHey's home run on Saturday night was actually fair? The Fox replay on it was borderline ridiculous. They showed a single angle about 150 feet from the foul pole and gave the replay about 5 seconds of time with a half-hearted ('oh it's a ghost ball') attempt at appearing to care whether it was fair or foul.

    But even in that single view you can clearly see the ball come down in the upper left part of the screen. I paused my DVR and then reran it with a focus on the foul pole, and there is no doubt that the ball went behind the foul pole, which means it had to have been a home run.

    I'm not saying the Cubs win if the HR is fairly called, but it could have made a difference. It would have been Kimbrel in the 9th, I like those odds.

    But did anybody else see the HR?

  • In reply to HefCA:

    Actually I never saw the ball at all on the replay. Most times they highlight the ball but not this time. Not sure how the on field umpires overrule the 3b umpire who was standing on the foul line unless he was blind or incompetent.

  • In reply to stix:

    Oh it was there alright in the Fox replay, during the game. The announcers just didn't try very hard to look for it. You can see the ball come down at the very upper left of the TV screen. I rewound it and replayed it several times, it is definitely the ball hit by Heyward, and it clearly goes behind the pole.

    What added to the confusion were Buck and Smoltz not really caring to find the ball come down, to check whether it was fair or foul. Usually they go through 3 or 4 camera angles until they locate a good view of the ball, but they provided only one, and only briefly, but the kicker is that you can see the ball in that angle.

    I thought it very hard to understand that the original call (HR by the 3rd base ump) was almost immediately overruled. Very strange, and I think he got it right.

  • In reply to HefCA:

    I only saw highlights but I was surprised there wasn't more of a reaction out of Ross. Maybe the fact that he didn't come out means there's something we didn't get. The process was unusual.

  • Just saw today’s lineup. Unless Hendricks is untouchable, tha Cubs chance to win looks like slim and none and I think slim left with Rizzo’s back. Hoping for a Hendricks shutout.

  • In reply to stix:

    I always like our chances with Hendricks on the bump.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    As do I but with Lobaton, Sogard, and the cast of .180 June hitters, he needs to be almost perfect.

  • Hey,
    Happ just hit a homer ! This is the right time to trade him !

  • Brewers 4 Baez 0 ! Stay tuned ! Jose Lobaton catching ???? Wasn't Gabby Hartnett available ?
    How can a MLB club put such a poor product on the field ? A big market club to add .

  • Lobaton can’t hit or throw out attempted base stealers. Why is he on the team? I know cubs have many injured catchers in the system but there has to be a free agent who can do better.

  • In reply to stix:

    He worked two walks though.

  • Man is Schwarber on fire. I love that guy. Worked his ass off and kept his mouth shut. Always gave 100%.

    15 HR in 17 games is obscene. 11 HR in 9 games is video-game numbers. Keep going Schwarbs— I hope you hit 60.

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    I was afraid that that might happen. One of he biggest surprises of this 2016 championship team for me was, that Schwarber didn't continue to rake.

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Apparently Schwarber had swing flaws which Washington appears to have corrected. I guess the cubs new batting coach a year philosophy didn’t have time to figure he needed a change in approach.

  • In reply to rbrucato:

    I agree wholeheartedly. Schwarber has been one of my favorite players. Very happy he is raking the way he has been. This guy is a big story this year. It makes me wonder whether Martinez is involved in his huge comeback this year.

    I also wonder about that whole 'candy bar in the outfield' thing that KB did to him this year. Was he poking fun at Schwarbs' less than Adonis body type? Schwarbs seemed a bit confused about the whole thing, but didn't say anything about it.

    I like KB a lot also, don't want to create unnecessary controversy, but just seemed to be an odd thing to do to an ex-team mate who is a little on the stout side, as ball players go.

  • It's hard to optimistic right now, but the Brewers are a hot team and the Cubs are banged up and tired. The next couple of weeks will show us definitively whether to buy or sell.

  • Cubs swap out Bryant and Lobaton for Wisdom and Contreras. Slight improvement from yesterday’s lineup but they still have most of the non hitters in the line up. Not looking for much improvement in the results tonight.

  • Bryant’s batting ave has dipped from .324 to .263 as of today. I’m not sure that qualifies him to be an Allstar . Not sure what happened to him but he hasn’t done much for June but neither have many of the others. Duffy/Hoerner went on the IL at the beginning of June. Amazing how their lose has impacted June offense. I imagine better pitching this month has an impact but missing the contact hitters seems to also be a big part in the drop. Even the emergence of Wisdom hasn’t had much impact on on contact rate.

  • In reply to stix:

    How much of that drop in his average happened after getting hit by that inside pitch?

  • In reply to 44slug:

    Last time he was HBP was June 15. Batting average was .292. Not sure if that’s the one you were referring to but of the .60 pt drop half was gone by then.

    Just saw how they will replace Lobaton. Looks seriously injured. Now they’ll have to find someone or Hope Willie can catch every inning for the rest of the year. Too bad Lobaton didn’t go down as a hero by running through the base rather than breaking it down to avoid Hader. I think he would have been safe if he ran through.

    I really hope he’s not hurt but it didn’t look good.

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