There was a really nice story on Tennessee Smokies pitcher Jay Jackson in the Knoxville News Sentinel.
Voting has started for the AAA All-Star Game. Let's see if we can get Jake Fox in as a starting outfielder.
The Iowa Cubs overthrew the Omaha Royals, 9-3.
Since moving into the starting rotation, Kevin Hart has been really good. Tonight he went a season-high seven innings, allowing only two runs on four hits. Hart walked three and struck out five.
DH Jason Dubois destroyed the Royals tonight, reaching base all five times; going 3 for 3 with a walk and a hit by pitch. He also hit a double and his seventh home run of the season. Dubois scored twice and had five RBI.
Center fielder Sam Fuld went 2 for 2 with a double and two walks. Fuld stole a base, scored twice and had two RBI.
Left fielder John-Ford Griffin was 4 for 5 with a run scored.
The Smokies five game winning streak ended tonight as they were caught hibernating by the Mobile Bay Bears, 4-1.
Starter Marcos Mateo saw his record fall to 1-4 with what was technically a quality start. Mateo allowed three runs on six hits over six plus innings. He got in real trouble in the seventh when he allowed singles to the first three batters he faced. He walked one and fanned four.
Second baseman Tony Thomas was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Third baseman Marquez Smith was also 2 for 4 with a double.
The Daytona Cubs denied the veracity of the Fort Myers Miracle, 6-4.
Andrew Cashner had what was probably his second-worst start of the season, and it really wasn't bad at all. Cashner allowed two runs on four hits over 4.1 innings. Cashner walked one and struck out two.
Dustin Sasser got the win with 2.2 innings of shutout relief. Sasser gave up three hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out one.
Luke Sommer allowed a run on two hits in the ninth inning, but still got the save. Sommer struck out one and didn't walk a batter.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos stayed hot as he hit his tenth home run in a 3 for 5 evening. Chirinos scored twice.
First baseman Jovan Rosa hit his second home run of the year in a 2 for 4 effort. It was a solo home run and Rosa had two RBI total.
The Chiefs committed four errors while being embarrassed by the Clinton Lumber Kings, 5-0.
I don't do this often, but let me just say Jeff Beliveau was impressive in 5.2 innings of relief, allowing only one run on a solo home run. He allowed four hits total. He struck out five and walked no one.
No one else on the Chiefs wants anyone to know how poorly the team did tonight.