Kyle Hendricks tossed seven shutout innings for Tennessee as the Smokies beat Huntsville and Iowa’s Chris Rusin blanked Las Vegas for six innings in the Cubs win. Kane County pitchers fanned 20 batters in their extra inning loss while Daytona fell to Jupiter.
The Iowa Cubs were rained out.
Tennessee Smokies 5 @ Huntsville Stars 3
Kyle Hendricks got the start and lasted only 2 innings. He gave up 5 hits and 3 runs while walking a batter. He didn’t strike out anybody. The Smokies bullpen would throw the next 9 innings (extra innings game) and they allowed only 2 hits and no runs.
Kevin Rhoderick and Marcus Hatley did walk 5 over 3.2...
The Texas Rangers made a move for a starting pitcher just minutes before this year's non-waiver trade deadline, sending prospects Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Ryan Dempster. Lone Star Dugout takes an in-depth look at the deal.
Minutes before the deadline yesterday the Cubs matched up with the Rangers for the second time in less than 24 hours as they traded Ryan Dempster. In the trade the Cubs acquired Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva. MILB.com lists the 22 year old right handed Hendricks at 6'3", 190 lbs. He's been described as the throw-in, but he has very impressive numbers.