canada africa partner reservation May 5 Game Notes: Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers

May 5 Game Notes: Iowa Cubs vs. Omaha Storm Chasers

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May 5, 2024 – International League (IL)
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Iowa Cubs (16-16) vs. Omaha Storm Chasers (18-11)

Sunday, May 5 – 1:08 PM CT – Principal Park – Des Moines, IA RHP Dan Straily (0-1, 3.00) vs. RHP Alec Marsh (3-0, 2.70 w/KC)

TODAY’S GAME: The Iowa Cubs and the Omaha Storm Chasers play the finale of their six-game series today at Principal Park…Omaha has won four of the first five games…right-hander Dan Straily is scheduled to make his second start of the season since signing a minor league contract with the Cubs on April 27… the Storm Chasers are scheduled to throw right-hander Alec Marsh on a Major League rehab assignment… Marsh has gone 3-0 with an ERA of 2.70 (8 ER in 26.2 IP) with 17 strikeouts in five starts with Kansas City this season.

YESTERDAY’S NEWS: The I-Cubs dropped their fourth straight game to Omaha yesterday by a 10-3 score…Iowa managed just four hits, matching a season low initially set on April 11 in St. Paul …it marked the The first time this season Iowa has lost four straight games and the first time since they dropped the final four games of the 2023 season, Sept. 22-24 at Louisville.

WELCOME, CADE: Cubs’ No. 2 prospect and No. 23 prospect in all of baseball (MLB.com) Cade Horton made his first Triple-A start yesterday vs. Omaha and suffered the loss…he pitched 4.0 innings and allowed two runs (all in the second frame) on two hits with four walks and six strikeouts…he recorded his first Triple-A strikeout in the first inning , retiring Drew Waters, the second batter he faced…in four starts with Tennessee this season, Cade went 1-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2 ER in 16.1 IP) and 18 strikeouts…Horton was a of two pitchers in the Southern League who had thrown at least 15.0 innings and had an ERA under 1.15. , along with Brendan McKay (1.00 ERA).

WORKING DOWNHILL: Iowa outfielder Darius Hill saw his nine-game hit streak snapped yesterday as he went 0-for-4… during the streak, Darius hit .429 (15-for-35) with five runs scored, four doubles and five RBI… entering yesterday’s game tied for the second-longest active streak in the International League and is the longest streak by an I-Cub since Bryce Windham struck safely in 10 consecutive games from August 30 through with September. 20, 2023.

THE BIG O: Owen Caissie snapped his six-game hitting streak on Friday night, batting .467 (7-for-16)…it was Owen’s longest streak since hitting safely in eight consecutive games from July 25 through August . . 4, 2023 with Double-A Tennessee, hitting .484 (15-for-31)…in addition, he broke his on-base streak in 15 games from April 16 to May 2, which is tied for the ninth-longest in the International League this season and the longest by an I-Cub since Bryce Windham reached 28 straight games from July 26 through September. 24, 2023…this season, the 21-year-old is hitting .288/.435/.442 (30-for-104) and his 25 walks rank fifth in the IL and third among the farm workers 21 or younger, behind Emmanuel Rodriguez of Wichita and Ryan Clifford of Brooklyn (27).

STANDINGS: After losing four straight games, Iowa sits in fifth place in the International League West Division standings, 3.5 games behind division leader and today’s opponent, Omaha…held April 18-26 the I-Cubs at least a share of first place in the International League West Division.

CINCO de MAYO: The Iowa Cubs will wear their Demonios jerseys today as part of the COPA de la DiversioÌ n initiative… the Demonios are a tip of the hat to Iowa’s old name Demons, and do so in a unique Des Moines fashion where the spelling of the name is just a few letters away from the team’s hometown…Iowa is 1-1 in special uniforms during the 2024 season and 5-10 in such uniforms last season.

STORM CHASIN’: The I-Cubs and Omaha have played eight games this season, with Omaha winning six of the games and defeating Iowa 48-32 (-16). The two clubs faced each other 21 times in 2023, with Iowa winning 13 times. -8 and defeated Omaha 160-117 (+43), including a 20-1 victory at Werner Park on August 9 in which Iowa outhit Omaha 17-4 and hit seven home runs, four of them in the first inning. .the I-Cubs went on a seven-game winning streak against the Storm Chasers last year from July 2 (G2) through August. 12.

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