Filling in for joshinla today. I'll do my best.
The Iowa squad came from behind to defeat Tacoma 5-4, as Micah Hoffpauir, Eric Patterson, and Ronny Cedeno homered. J.R. Mathes continued to struggle, giving up four runs in six innings. Randy Wells and Clay Rapada shut down the Rainiers over the last three innings. Rapada now has 8 saves, and lefties are hitting .111 against him for the year.
Cedeno made a throwing error on the attempted 3-6-? double play in the fourth. The next time up, the Tacoma pitcher drilled him. Thanks, Byron Embry! We owe you one!
As of this writing, the Smokies just tied it up in the 12th, 5-5. A Jemel Spearman single sent in Jorge Cortes with two outs.
In the game, Cortes hit two doubles, and Jake Fox had a two-run homer. Donnie Veal gave up three runs on 8 hits in 5.1 innings.
Check out the final here. (I'll fix the link later as necessary.)
Southpaw Spartan Scott Koerber allowed six runs in six innings...so-so? Oh, no! It cost the D-Cubs the game, 9-5 as Dunedin pounded out 16 hits.
Tyler Colvin went 2-5 with a run scored. And, dude, Mark Reed went to the bench in the sixth for pinch-hitter Alan Rick, man. Both went 0-2. Yippee-ki-yay!
Ryno's boys brought the lumber tonight with 3 runs in the 6th and 6 more in the 9th. The comeback meant the win went to Jeremy Papelbon for 3 scoreless innings. Starter Marco Carillo pitched well for five innings, but may still be on a pitch count, as he was a reliever earlier in the season.
Ryne Malone and Yusuf Carter had two hits each. There were no home runs, but Peoria hit three doubles and a triple.
Donald Walters appeared in his first game for the Chiefs. The 899th player selected in the June, 2006 draft, Walters pitched for the AZ league Cubs last season. The 20-year-old Texan pitched a scoreless ninth.
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