DES MOINES – Despite Chicago poaching many of the Iowa Cubs players the ICubs are still in first place.
Iowa has already lost numerous pitchers to the big league club, Saturday and Sunday the ICubs are without Arismendy Alcantara, Javy Baez, and Kris Bryant. Baez and Bryant are at the all-star game festivities playing in the futures game.
None of that mattered Saturday afternoon. Iowa won game 1 of a doubleheader in walk-off fashion 6-5 in 7 innings. Eli Whiteside had the game winning RBI.