Fox Out-Foxed By Retreads

Jake Fox may be ready to take on big league pitching but last night he was silenced by a trio of ex-big leaguers as the Iowa Cubs fell to the Albuquerque Isotopes in a 7-0 yawner at Principal Park.

Eric Milton tossed six impressive innings on his way back from TJ surgery. Jeff Weaver and Tanyon Sturtze preserved the shutout with tidy work of their own. Each took at least one turn hosing down the blazing Big Jake.

Fox went hitless for the first time in 2009 and finally fell off of his unsustainable RBI pace of two per game. He grounded out to end the dreary affair and send everybody home to bed before a noon matinee today that is forecast to be played in good weather breezing through Des Moines on its way to Chicago. Look for the C-Cub crowd to be dressed a little more comfortably on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley.

Even though they only managed a combined two for eight, the Albuquerque highlights for me were Isotope veterans Valentino Pascucci and Chin Hu. I love the 1B with the name of an opera singer and it always makes me smile to know Hu's at SS.

I hope to get to the ballpark in mid-game today and plan to be there tomorrow night for Jack Snow, er, Jeff Samardzija's next start...MW

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not to ruin the suspense, but Randy Wellls had a no-hitter through 6 and the Iowa Cubs end up winning 9-1. 2 HR's by Brad Snyder and one each by Scales and Blanco. Jake Fox with the day off....

stole my thunder...

sorry, was scoping around milb.com for the ex-Cubs watch post and noticed the score...

It'd be nice to see Snyder polish his game and maybe become a high-upside 4th outfielder type. I feel like someone has answered this question before, but he's adequate in CF, right?

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