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September 21 Game Notes: Iowa Cubs at Omaha Storm Chasers

Saints Take Series and Home Run Record

September 21, 2022 – International League (IL)Iowa Cubs News Release


Wednesday – 12:05 PM – Werner Park – Papillion, NE

Game One: LHP Wyatt Short (5-2, 3.43) vs. LHP Angel Zerpa (0-0, 1.80)

Game Two: TBD (0-0, -.–) vs. LHP Austin Cox (7-7, 4.19)

TODAY’S GAMES: The I-Cubs and Storm Chasers will play game two and three of their six-game series this afternoon, with Wyatt Short facing off against Angel Zerpa in game one of the doubleheader. Short will look to take the team-lead in the win column, entering today’s game with a 5-2 record and a 3.43 ERA. The southpaw has made five consecutive starts for Iowa after making just one in his first 19 games to start the year. In all, he has allowed 24 earned runs on 53 hits and 31 walks while striking out 55 batters over 63.0 innings pitched over 24 games for the I-Cubs. Zerpa is set to make his fifth start of the year for the Storm Chasers, spending the majority of his season with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He has made 13 starts for the Naturals, pitched in three games for Kansas City and made four starts with Omaha entering today’s game. Over those four games, he has allowed just one earned run on two hits and one walk. The earned run and two hits allowed both came against Iowa back on July 22. In the second game of the doubleheader, Iowa’s pitcher is to be determined, while Austin Cox will toe the rubber for the Storm Chasers in the second game, set to pitch in his 28th game with Omaha and make his 25th start. In his first 27 games, the southpaw is 7-7 with a 4.19 ERA, allowing 63 earned runs on 152 hits and 48 walks while striking out 89 batters. Opponents are hitting .280 against him in his 135.1 innings, while Iowa is hitting .240 as a team against him in 13.0 innings. He is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts against Iowa, allowing six earned runs on 12 hits and three walks while striking out eight.

GOING YARD: In just his fifth game back after not playing for two weeks, Alexander Canario was responsible for four of Iowa’s 12 runs scored last night. The outfielder clubbed his first Triple-A home run in the first inning, a solo home run to give Iowa an early 1-0 lead. It was his first home run since he hit two in his final game with Double-A Tennessee on August 21. The Cubs’ No. 9 ranked prospect hit a two-run shot in the fourth and another solo blast in the seventh to give him a three-home run game. It was the first three-home run game of his career and the…

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