CUBS 4, SAINTS 3 IN IOWA
Levi Jordan's two-run single in the sixth broke a 2-2 tie. St. Paul had men on first and second when the game ended.
Yunior Severino was 2-for-4 with a home run, his tenth.
Trevor Larnach was 2-for-4.
Hernan Perez hit a home run, his tenth.
Simeon Woods Richardson struck out five in five innings, giving up one run on three hits and three walks.*
Michael Boyle retired all four men he faced, striking out two.
Jordan Balazovic pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.
Woods Richardson got off to an awful start--his ERA in his first eleven starts was 7.47. But, while his season numbers still don't look very good, he has pitched very well in the second half. In twelve games (ten starts) in the second half, his ERA is 2.95, his WHIP is 1.20, and his batting average against is .194. He has struck out 52 and walked 31 in 61 innings. Too many walks, of course, but his other numbers look a lot better in the second half. And even the walks are headed in the right direction--he had walked 28 in 47 innings in the first half.
ROCKHOUNDS 2, WIND SURGE 1 IN WICHITA
A sacrifice fly broke a 1-1 tie in the eighth.
Alex Isola was 3-for-4.
Pierson Ohl pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk and striking out five.
Miguel Rodriguez retired all five men he faced, striking out three.
12:08 St. Paul (Randy Dobnak, 5-8, 5.10) at Iowa
6:35 Peoria at Cedar Rapids (Cory Lewis)*
7:05 Midland at Wichita (Travis Adams, 4-10, 5.55)
*Game 2 of the playoff series. The Kernels trail 1-0.