How about that Ronny Cedeno? Back in AAA, he goes 2-for-3 with an RBI...and an error. The pitchers were the story, though, as Iowa beat New Orleans 2-1. Kevin Hart started, and four relievers, including Will Ohman and Clay Rapada, held the Zephyrs. Soto went 0-4. Josh Kroeger pinch-hit unsuccesfully.
Not a lot of interesting events in the Smokies' 6-5 loss to Chattanooga. Tyler Colvin did go 1-3 and Sam Fuld, playing RF, threw out a runner at the plate.
Dropped a decision to Vero Beach. Matt Matulia, Jeff Rea, and Jon Mota had two hits each.
14th round pick James Russell made his A-ball debut after pitching one game in the AZL. His three scoreless innings started off a shutout. Good job by the Longhorn. Wellington Castillo hit the only home run, and several other players contributed hits. Jose Ceda struck out four in two innings.