Cubs Prevail over Isotopes and Rain Delays, 7-6
The Iowa Cubs managed to defeat the Albuquerque Isotope, 7-6, despite two rain delays on a soggy Monday night at Principal Park.
The Iowa Cubs walked off with the win during game one of the scheduled doubleheader tonight. In the bottom of the ninth with the game tied 6-6, Brad Snyder singled to start the inning. Micah Hoffpauir then grounded into a force out, as Snyder was tagged out at second base. One batter later, Bobby Scales singled, advancing Hoffpauir to second base. Hoffpauir moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on a fielding error by first baseman J.D. Closser for the 7-6 win.
After a 1:16 delay to start the game the Cubs got off to a 1-0 lead in the second inning. Scales singled before Bryan LaHair hit into a force out. LaHair advanced to second on Welington Castillo's single and scored on Marquez Smith's single for the lead. The Cubs plated another run in the fourth inning when Castillo hit a sacrifice fly scoring Scales for a 2-0 advantage. Snyder was 3-for-5 while Jim Adduci and Scales collected two hits in the win. The Isotopes tied it at two in the fifth inning. Jamie Hoffmann was hit by a pitch and came around to score on Lucas May's double. May then scored on a sacrifice bunt to tie the game 2-2. May was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI, including a triple in Albuquerque's three-run sixth inning, which put them ahead 5-3.
After another rain delay of over an hour and a half, the Cubs also posted three runs in their half of the sixth inning. The two delays totaled 2:55. Smith was hit by a pitch and Ty Wright singled up the middle. The duo was driven in on Darwin Barney's single. Snyder doubled home Barney to reclaim the lead, 6-5. Barney had two RBI and went 1-for-5.
Newcomer Hung-Wen Chen allowed a seventh-inning home run to Russ Mitchell to tie the game 6-6. The game remained tied until the ninth inning when Iowa walked off with the win.
Scott Main (1-1, 4.01) picked up the win, throwing one inning of scoreless relief while James Adkins was tagged with the loss for Albuquerque.
The Cubs and Isotopes will play a doubleheader Tuesday starting at 4:30 p.m. Gates will open at 3:30 p.m. Tonight's scheduled doubleheader was postponed, as only one game was played. Therefore, tickets from the July 5 game may be exchanged in person at the Iowa Cubs Box Office for any future game during the 2010 regular baseball season.
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