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Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down…on the Farm.
Catch and Release-
Injured Cub catcher Miguel Montero will join the Iowa Cubs on Tuesday as part of a rehabilitation assignment. His rehab stint with Triple-A Iowa is expected to be short. A lifetime .261 hitter, Montero has received the bulk of the starts, along with veteran catcher David Ross. Ross has said that he’ll retire at the end of this season, which should open a spot for current Iowa catcher Willson Contreras.The 23-year-old Contreras was the Cub’s 2015 Minor League Player of the Year after winning the Southern League batting crown with a .333 batting average. Contreras is hitting well this season to start his triple-A career with Iowa. Through his first 25 games, Contreras is batting .348 with seven doubles and two home runs.
Dateline Omaha Nebraska-
Daniel Vogelbach crushed a pair of home runs and Jake Buchanan gave Iowa 7.0 innings as the I-Cubs (15-14) clinched the series against the Omaha Storm Chasers (17-13) three games to one with a 10-3 victory Monday at Werner Park. Iowa handed Omaha its first series loss of the season and in doing so, improved to a winning record for the first time in 2016. Iowa returns to Principal Park to face the Nashville Sounds, Tuesday at 6:38 p.m. for BIGS Baseball Bingo Night and Kids Night.
The Gravy Train-
The Cubs Double-A affiliate Tennessee Smokies were derailed by the Montgomery Biscuits 2-1 Monday night on a walk off double. The loss dips their record to 15-16.
May 10, 1971 – In their first game at Veterans Stadium, the Cubs and Fergie Jenkins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0.
Thirty-two years later on March 21, 2004 the stadium known for having the worst playing turf in professional sports was imploded in 62 seconds.