I-Cubs' Swarmer sharp in combined one-hitter
Matt Swarmer and three relievers combined on a one-hitter Thursday afternoon in the Triple-A Iowa Cubs' 1-0 win over San Antonio at Principal Park.Swarmer (9-10) struck out six, walked two and allowed the Missions' only hit of the day in the second inning when Tyrone Taylor bounced a single into
Swarmer (9-10) struck out six, walked two and allowed the Missions' only hit of the day in the second inning when
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The 25-year-old Swarmer -- who has won four of his last five starts -- threw 57 of his 84 pitches for strikes and allowed only two fly balls.
Iowa (69-60) scored the only run of the afternoon in the fourth when
Jankins (10-4) struck out three and allowed four hits over five innings to lose for the first time since July 19.
Swarmer, the Cubs' 19th-round pick in the 2016 Draft out of Kutztown, has endured an up-and-down season. The 6-foot-5 righty is 3-0 with a 2.31 ERA in four August starts after posting ERAs of 7.68 and 7.33 in June and July, respectively. His strong outing Thursday came five days after he allowed 11 hits over 5 2/3 innings at Memphis.
Matt Swarmer led the charge in Iowa's one-hitter and is our @EMCInsurance Player of the Game! Swarmer is 4-0 with a 2.76 ERA (9ER/29.1IP) through his last five starts. pic.twitter.com/mRJvVHJ7rM— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) August 22, 2019
The Pennsylvania native's 10 losses this season rank third in the Pacific Coast League, although he also ranks second in innings pitched (140 1/3, just behind Nashville's
Thursday's outing was Swarmer's lowest hit total of the season. He also limited Nashville to a pair of hits over six innings on April 24.
Iowa's last combined one-hitter came on Aug. 24, 2015 when
Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com.