Justin Bour

I’m walking the dogs when the Cubs game started and someone tells me the Cubs are already up 4-0. Yay! When I get home the stupid game is tied and MIA had only one hit. WTF!

Today I read the box score and all 4 runs were unearned so Hendricks got out of that game unscathed. There were two errors,  one by Russell and one by Ross. I suspect it was Russell’s error that caused the 4 runs. I wish box scores would list which fielders gave up unearned runs because that’s kind of important, no?

Also, the MIA guy who hit the grand slam was Justin Bour. Here’s his line before yesterday’s game.

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos
+136+ 1.36 Justin_Bour_MIA 1B

Not bad. Who is Justin Bour you may ask? He’s a former Cub and played for the Tennessee Smokies with Hendricks. They had to get rid of him for some reason and he ended up in the MIA system. I forgot who or what the Cubs got in return. He looks like a good player and he scored high in my rankings when I was doing the minors back in 2013 and 2014. That grand slam should bump him up a bunch of notches.

Here are Top Smokies in 2013

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos
+002+ 4.88 Kyle_Hendricks_Tennessee_Smokies_CHN_sl PITCH
+003+ 4.70 Javier_Baez_Tennessee_Smokies_CHN_sl BAT
+008+ 4.16 Justin_Bour_Tennessee_Smokies_CHN_sl BAT

… and now you know the rest of the story. :-)