Monday, May 02, 2005

Two Young Cubs Tearing up the Midwest League

Two Cub prospects from last summers draft are off to fast starts at Peoria. The Chiefs will visit Kane County this coming weekend.

Cub farm hand, Peoria Chiefs righthander Sean Gallagher is tearing up the Midwest League. On Sunday, Gallagher did not allow a hit through 6 IP. The Chiefs one-hit Kane County. Gallagher struck out 10 Cougars while walking 2.

Now the scary part. Gallagher, who was selected in 12th round of the 2004 draft, has not allowed an earned run this season. Yes his ERA is zero-point-zero-zero (0.00). Through 5 starts he is 2-1. The kid has pitched 29 innings, struck out 37, walked 6, he hit 3 batters, he has allowed 6 runs (all unearned).

Eric Patterson
Corey's little brother is off to a fast start at Peoria. Patterson, selected in the 8th round in 2004, is hitting .417 in 18 games. He has scored 19 times! Unlike Corey, Eric has patience at the dish. The youngster has taken 13 walks while striking out 10 times. Patterson also has 10 stolen bases.

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