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Cougars (RHP Pierce Johnson, 3-4, 2.89 ERA) at Burlington RHP Aaron Newcomb (1-3, 5.14 ERA) 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, AM-1280

Turnstile report

The Cougars drew 3,087 fans to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Monday. Through 27 home dates, they’ve attracted 144,988 fans, compared to 127,548 through that point last season.

Sight seen

Cedar Rapids manager Jake Mauer shouted and gesticulated his way to a second-inning ejection. It’s unclear what he watched on the Kernels clubhouse TV, as his older brother, Joe, and the parent Minnesota Twins had a day off Monday. Jake Mauer is four years Joe’s senior.

Cubs brass will be
excited because

Right fielder Reggie Golden, a second-round pick of the parent Cubs in 2010, was 2 for 4 with a solo home run. Golden is a recent call-up from extended spring training in Mesa, Ariz. He missed much of last season due to injury.

Cubs brass will
cringe because

Right-hander Lendy Castillo, who pitched with the Cubs last season, fell to 0-4 after entering in the sixth and failing to complete the inning. He allowed five runs – all earned – and walked four while allowing two hits.

The closer

A lengthy closed-doors meeting followed this one. Lots of teams have lost series to the Kernels, but bookending this four-game set with lopsided defeats prompted action.

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