An aside... I went to the Cubs game tonight. Not gonna add much to whats been written. Its just always something. To make the evening more unpleasant, my friends and I had the pleasure of riding back on the El in a car with about six college co-eds who must have thought that the car was specially reserved for them and no one else. I would bet money that the females (I'm pinning them at 19), all clad in Cubs gear, had no clue who won the game.
Portland 6 - Iowa 1
Pitching Notes: John Webb had a lackluster start, going five innings and allowing 5 runs on 7 hits. He walked 3 and struck out 2. Paul Schappert and Carmen Pignatiello each pitched a scoreless inning. If the Cubs are looking for a lefty reliever any time soon, while he's not on the 40-man roster, I'd like to see what Pignatiello could do.
Hitting Notes: Micah Hoffpauir went 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Buck Coats went 2-2 with 2 walks. Geovany Soto went 2-4. Pie and Patterson each went 1-5.
West Tennessee 5 - Tennessee 4
Pitching Notes: Starter Kevin Hart only lasted 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks. Former first round pick Grant Johnson threw 3 innings, allowed 2 runs on 4 hits. Gregory Reinhart allowed 1 run in 1.1 innings, unfortunately that run was a walk-off HR.
Hitting Notes: A bunch of guys had one hit, including Josh Kroger who hit a 3-run HR. Jake Fox went 1-5 in the DH spot.
Daytona had a day off
Cedar Rapids 9 - Peoria 3
Pitching Notes: Robert Hernandez pitched 5 decent innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and 3 walks, with 3 strike-outs. Unfortunately he gave way to Al Alburquerque, who gave up 7 earned runs on 7 hits, including 2 HRs, along with 1 walk (3 K's) in 1.1 innings)
Hitting Notes: DH Blake Lalli had the only multi-hit evening, going 2-4 with a HR. C Wellington Castillo went 1-2 with 2 walks.