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KC Cougars

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Cougars (RHP Pena, 4-3) vs. Wisconsin (RHP Wagner, 8-8) 12 p.m. today, broadcast streamed at KCCougars.com

Turnstile report 

Tuesday's crowd of 3,932 pushed the Cougars’ season total to 268,706 fans in 47 home games. Kane County attracted 237,678 fans through the same span last season. 

Sight seen 

Dogs, in the stands and performing on the field between innings. The Cougars' "Bark at the Park" promotion at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark included complementary bandanas promised for the first 250 pooches in attendance.

Cubs brass will be excited because 

The Cougars' much-maligned pitching staff clamped down on Wisconsin. Despite allowing 12 hits to Wisconsin, the Cougars' all-bullpen effort kept the Timber Rattlers off the scoreboard in every inning except the seventh.

Cubs brass will cringe because 

Dan Vogelbach showed what a simple look at his physique would suggest – he's not going to win too many foot races. Vogelbach was thrown out at home plate trying to score from first place on cleanup hitter Jeimer Candelario's double to left-center field in the bottom of the third.

The closer

Shortstop Marco Hernandez isn't one of the team's more glamorous prospects, but at times he's flashed a slick glove. That was the case on a few occasions on Tuesday, and he was simply steady in starting a game-ending, 6-4-3 double play.

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