The Iowa Cubs wrapped up their series with Omaha on Tuesday afternoon with a solid 7-4 victory over the Storm Chasers that increased their lead to a game and a half over Omaha in the American Northern Division.
Jorge Soler and Mike Olt drove in all seven of Iowa’s runs with two home runs while Kris Bryant went 2-for-3 with a walk, a HBP and two runs scored.
On the day he was named the Cubs Minor League Player of the Month for July, Jorge Soler went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Soler, who is expected to be called up to the big league team in September, raised his slash line with the Iowa Cubs to .286/.388/.690 in 14 games. Soler has 12 hits since his promotion to Triple-A and nine have gone for extra bases, five doubles and four home runs. Soler has a 1.078 OPS.
Mike Olt had a big game and his third inning grand slam was the difference in the game. Olt went 2-for-4 with his second Triple-A homer, a walk, four RBI and a strikeout. Mike Olt is 20-for-58 in 15 games with the I-Cubs that include seven doubles, two home runs, two walks and 18 strikeouts. Olt has hit safely in each of his last 10 games with five multi-hit games.
In his last 10 games with Iowa, Mike Olt is batting .400/.429/.675 with five doubles, two home runs, two walks, 12 strikeouts and a 1.104 OPS.
Dan Straily put together a good start Tuesday afternoon. Straily tied his season-high in strikeouts (9) and did not walk a batter in seven innings. Straily was charged with two unearned runs on six hits.
Over his last two starts, Dan Straily is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP. Straily has allowed two unearned runs on 10 hits with one walk and 14 strikeouts in 13 innings.