Daytona Wins Second Half FSL North Division Crown

The Daytona Cubs completed a doubleheader sweep over the Dunedin Blue Jays on Wednesday and clinched the Florida State League North second half title. The D-Cubs have a shot at winning their second FSL Championship in three years and sixth in team history.

The Daytona Cubs have won eight games in a row and currently own the best record in the Florida State League this season with a 72-50-1 mark.

The D-Cubs won game one 6-2 behind a pair of two run homers, one by Dustin Geiger (1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, a walk and two runs scored) and the other off the bat of Kris Bryant (1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI). C.J. Edwards got the start and allowed two runs on five hits with a walk and five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings. Lendy Castillo picked up the win after tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to close out the game.

The middle of the D-Cubs’ lineup has been very good of late. Dustin Geiger (.281/.366/.458/.824, 28 doubles, one triple, 16 home runs) has been solid all season and the additions of Dan Vogelbach (.268/.444/.439/.883, one double, two home runs) and Kris Bryant (.320/.358/.640/.998, four doubles, four home runs) have not hurt Daytona’s run production.

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Daytona shut out Dunedin in 3-0 in game two, the make-up from the game postponed on August 20. Ryan Searle picked up the win after tossing three innings of scoreless ball in relief of Yao-Lin Wang. The two D-Cubs’ hurlers gave up just two hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over seven innings.

Bijan Rademacher (1-for-2 with two RBI and a walk) and Yaniel Cabezas (1-for-3 with a RBI) drove in the D-Cubs’ runs and Wes Darvill (3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored) scored two of them.

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Daytona opens the post season on Tuesday, September 3 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in a best of three series against the Dunedin Blue Jays. The D-Cubs will travel to Dunedin for games two and three, if necessary.

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  • CubbyDenCritic

    Cubs making a waiver deal with the Reds for Gregg?

    • 07GreyDigger

      Just looked that up. It was suggested by a Bleacher Report writer. Which is the equivalent of my cat suggesting it.

      • jtrain23

        I hate that. I google search and it seems as if there is a real story, then I click on it and it’s from Bleacher Report. It ends up being a “this team should and might make this deal if I were in charge of their operations and there was a zombie apocalypse after the crab people have taken over the world” type of article. Ok, maybe not THAT far fetched, but close.

        • CubbyDenCritic

          I thought something that is written in a section under CNN, is true and fair balance news / sports story. ……..from now on, I will not comment on something I read under Bleacher Report……I will talk about what Steve Rosenbloom, Bruce Levine or Phil Rogers write about the Cubs.

      • CubbyDenCritic

        So you think that Navarro to the Cardinals is also a false rumor?

        • 07GreyDigger

          No. Because I read it on MLB Trade Rumors where they only post stories about real sources.

  • GaryLeeT

    By my calculations, Jackson has 6 starts left. I wonder if it came down to it, would Sveum skip one of his starts so he would not lose 20? There has only been 2 game losers since 1980, so he’s got that goin for him.

    • CubbyDenCritic

      Edwin needs to earn his money…let him pitch……I remember Ray Burris having a 10-15 season.

  • CubbyDenCritic

    Looking back at players who were Cubs or fans wanting them to be Cubs….Brandon McCarthy did nothing special…..neither did Delgado in Arizona…..Dempster & Maholm are not over 500 pitchers……Archer loves to beat the Yankees, but is 500 on everyone else……..Marcum really sucked and was released…….Donnie Murphy has the same number of HR’s as A. (DL) Ramirez has in Milwaukee….Lohse is 9-8…was he worth giving up a draft pick?…..Bourne is hitting 268 with 19 SB’s……Porcello is having an okay season……Cashner best game was against the Cubs this past week….and Alfonso Soriano has made fans forget about Jeter & A-Rod since he was traded……Rusin has outpitched Garza since taking his place in the rotation….Volstad, had a 10.80ERA with the Rockies……Marshall spent most of the season on the DL…..MLB pitchers figured out Cespedes, 228 avg, 20 HR’s…..Soler will do much better when all is said and done.
    Remember how everyone said Marlins G. Stanton will have a breakout season ? …19 HR, and strikes out I in every 3 at bats…..anyone still willing to give up Baez, Almora, Johnson and fourth major prospect for this guy?……I thought not.

    • 07GreyDigger

      Great post man. What’s going on with the 3B guys like Chavez? I remember a lot of people wanted him too. I know that none of us wanted Volstad back. Except maybe Rip. :)

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