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September 15, 2022 – International League (IL)Iowa Cubs News Release

IOWA CUBS (62-75) vs. MEMPHIS REDBIRDS (67-70)

Thursday – 6:38 PM – Principal Park – Des Moines, IA

LHP Wyatt Short (3-2, 3.41) vs. LHP Garrett Williams (0-6, 6.51)

TONIGHT’S GAME: Iowa and Memphis will play game three of their six-game series today, with the series currently tied at one game apiece. Wyatt Short will take the ball for the I-Cubs, set to make his sixth start of the year and 23rd appearance for Iowa. The southpaw is 4-2 with a 3.41 ERA over those 23 games, allowing 22 earned runs on 50 hits and 29 walks while striking out 51 batters over 58.0 innings. Today will mark his third game of the year against Memphis and his fifth consecutive start. On the other side, Garrett Williams will get the start for the Redbirds in what will be his ninth start and 16th overall game. It has been a struggle for Williams this year, still looking for his first win with Memphis despite pitching in 15 games this year. The lefty Is 0-6 with a 6.51 ERA entering tonight’s game, allowing 27 earned runs on 44 hits and 28 walks over 37.1 innings pitched. He has struck out 48 batters over that span, allowing opponents to hit .301 against him. Tonight will be his first career start against Iowa.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Scott McKeon didn’t get off to the best start in his Triple-A debut, as he was added to the lineup late, then committed an error on his first chance of the game. He made up for it not long after, however. In his first Iowa at-bat, he knocked an RBI single to tie the game and erase the deficit his error had led to. McKeon collected another single in the fifth inning, giving him a 2-for-4 line at the end of his first game as an I-Cub.

IT’S OVER: With their 10-5 victory yesterday, Iowa took their first game against Memphis since May 25, ending a five-game losing streak to them, while also ending a five-game losing streak overall. Iowa took the first two games of their previous series against Jacksonville on September 6 and 7, but then lost the final four games of the series. Their loss in game one of their current series against Memphis gave them five straight losses, one short of their-season high six-game losing streak done back on June 29 to July 4 when they dropped five games to Columbus and one to Indianapolis.

CAM CAN: Cam Sanders was the only one of Iowa’s four pitchers yesterday to complete his outing without allowing a run. He tossed 2.1 innings and limited Memphis to three hits and…

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