Monday, May 7, 2012
To begin with, the starting pitchers of each time had no-hitters going for the first few innings. However the Cubs' Casey Coleman's bid was erased on an infield single by his opposing moundsman, Alex Sanabia in the third. Sanabia didn't only have a no-hitter going into the sixth, but it was also a perfect game. However that ended when Casey Coleman doubled off the right-field wall with two outs. Both pitchers didn't let those hits deter their play, but Coleman was taken out after seven only allowing 2 hits and striking out 9.
A total of four hits were allowed in this nine-inning affair, one each from the starting pitchers. Sanabia stayed strong into the 8th as he had seven strikeouts over the course of the 8 innings, but with runners on the corners and one out, Sanabia got his spike stuck in the mound while in his motion and balked in the winning run. And that was the final, 1-0 Iowa Cubs.