AUSTIN EDITION Wuertz drops decision to Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. -- The Iowa Cubs committed a season-high six errors as Mike Wuertz took the pitching loss against Omaha on Saturday.
With the win, Omaha keeps its playoff hopes alive. Wuertz only lasted until the fourth inning, when he left the mound with one out.
Omaha scored two runs in the first inning, helped by two errors on the Cubs. They added another run, on another Cubs' error, in the second inning. Then, Ken Harvey homered in the third inning to give Omaha a 4-0 lead.
The line on Wuertz was: seven hits allowed, six runs, four earned runs, three walks, and a pair of strikeouts.
After Wuertz left, Iowa plated three runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by a Kimera Bartee two-run homer. Omaha scored its final run in the eighth inning, once again, helped by an Iowa error.
Wuertz (9-5) is next scheduled to pitch on Thursday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado.