Found April 19, 2012 on Cub Reporter:
Sorry, no time for a recap last night as I got caught up in that Cliff Lee vs. Matt Cain epic showdown. Anyway, Cubs lost in every way possible although they manage zero caught stealings or errors. Iowa lost 6-4, Valbeuna hit a home run and a double. Jackson and W. Castillo hit doubles as well. Jay Jackson gave up 5 in 5.2 IP. Tennessee split a doubleheader, each of the 7-inning variety. Dallas Beeler gave up an unearned run in the first game and K. Rhoderick gave up the winning run for the loss. R. Searle, C. Weathers and F. Batista combined for the shutout in the nightcap with Ty Wright providing all the offense with a solo shot. Peoria lost 5-2, Jose Rosario giving up 3 ER in 4.2 IP. Marlins Cubs #Reyes, SS *DeJesus, RF #Bonifacio, CF Barney, 2B Ramirez, 3B Castro, SS *Morrison, LF Soriano, LF Stanton, RF *Stewart, 3B *Dobbs, 1B *LaHair, 1B Murphy, 2B Soto, C Hayes, C Byrd, CF Nolasco, P Samardzija, P Super early 11:30 AM CST start for this one.

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