Ryne Sandberg and the Iowa Cubs had a rough start to the season going 1-5. Since then, they have enjoyed some winning ways by going 5-2. This gives them an overall record of 6-7 and second place in the division behind the Nashville Sounds (8-5). They are in the middle of an eight game road trip where they have gone .500. They return to Principal Park this weekend for a four game home-stand against the Round Rock Express.
Bobby Scales leads the team with .417 batting average. He has a SLG of .667 and an OBP of .540. He also leads the team with 7 doubles and 24 total bases. Micah Hoffpauir also has 24 total bases with 12 hits and 11 RBI’s. Matt Camp and Darwin Barney have consistently hit the ball and contributed in the runs scored department. Sam Fuld has only been in 5 games but has a .250 AVG and .429 OBP.
In the pitching department, Jay Jackson leads the team with a 2-1 record, 2.00 ERA, and 0.67 WHIP. He has also logged 18.0 innings. Blake Parker has contributed with a 1.29 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. Thomas Diamond leads with 14 strikeouts yet walking 7 batters. J.R. Mathes has been beat up on the most with 15 ER’s and a 8.44 ERA.