DAYTONA, Fla. — In his 2013 debut for the Florida State League Daytona Cubs, Ben Wells[more] of Bryant was not involved in the decision as the starting pitcher. Wells was relieved after four innings with the game tied 2-2. The Cubs went on to suffer a 4-3 loss to the Brevard County Manatees of the Milwaukee Brewers organization.
In his four frames of work, Wells scattered seven hits, walked no one and fanned four. He hit a pair of batters and both of the Manatees runs against him were earned.
Wells struck out two in the first inning but surrendered three singles that produced a run in the top of the first. His teammates scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take a lead that lasted until the top of the third when a hit batsman, a stolen base, a groundout and a two-out double tied the game.
The right-hander worked around a one-out single in the top of the third then worked out of a jam in the top of the fourth when, with runners on the corners, a double steal was foiled. Wells then struck out the last batter he faced on the day to strand a runner at second.
It was the season-opener for both teams.