NEW ORLEANS – Coming into the night, the New Orleans Zephyrs' pitching staff had thrown 25 consecutive scoreless innings. That streak ended quickly in the first inning Saturday, as the Iowa Cubs sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs en route to a 13-2 victory.
The Pacific Coast League's hottest team kept rolling Friday. Tennessee, Daytona and Peoria all struggled at the plate in laughers.
This wasn't quite how Ryne Sandberg envisioned his first season as Iowa manager starting off. Four Tennessee pitchers combined for a six-hitter as the Smokies won their fourth straight to open the season. A plethora of Cubs prospects had their best day at the plate as Daytona collected a season-high 13 hits. Peoria pitchers combined on a five-hitter.
The sixth installment in our 2009 Prospect Power Rankings, these rankings are compiled and updated on a weekly basis throughout the season and are based solely on player performances; not age.
Most Americans will have a decision to make Tuesday between Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain. The Cubs also have a decision or two to make on their own; those regarding players that may or may not be a part of their long-term future.
November 3, 2008
DES MOINES - Jason Dubois stole the show for Class AAA Iowa Wednesday at Principal Park, overshadowing a strong outing from Cubs pitching prospect Jeff Samardzija by hitting three home runs.
DES MOINES – 1B/OF Jason Dubois has been making waves for Class AAA Iowa – literally. Several of Dubois's big hits have been leaving the confines of Principal Park and approaching the banks of the Des Moines River.
The Cubs welcomed back a familiar face this week by signing INF/OF Jason Dubois to a minor league contract and assigning him to Class AAA Iowa.