Terrible news from the minors tonight, as Ryan Freel's imaginary friend Farney was suspended 50 games for failing a drug test.
The whole system allowed only two runs tonight.
The Iowa Cubs grounded the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 6-2.
Kevin Hart allowed both of the system's runs tonight, but one of the runs was unearned. Hart improved his record to 3-3 with a six inning start, allowing six hits and issuing three walks. Hart had the strikeout pitch going tonight as he fanned seven RedHawks.
Left fielder Matt Camp had 3 hits in 4 at-bats tonight. Camp scored once and had an RBI.
Steve Clevenger played first base tonight and went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored two runs.
Sam Fuld has been causing havoc on the basepaths lately, and he stole his 16th base, and seventh in nine games, tonight. Fuld was 2 for 5 at the plate.
Ryan Freel pulled himself together enough to have a double, a walk and a hit by pitch in four plate appearances. Freel had one RBI. He must have been worried about Farney though as he got picked off second base after his double.
The Smokies had the day off.
The Daytona Cubs blasted the St. Lucie Mets, 6-0.
Andrew Cashner started again tonight and lasted four innings, allowing only three hits and a walk. Cashner fanned three.
Henry Williamson got the win with three perfect innings of relief. Williamson struck out four.
Third baseman Jake Opitz was 3 for 4 with two runs scored.
Center fielder Brandon Guyer had a double in a 2 for 4 night. Guyer scored once and knocked one in.
The Chiefs got two beautiful pitching performances tonight. Starter Aaron Shafer allowed only a single and a walk over five innings. Shafer struck out five.
Jeff Beliveau was even better in four innings of relief. Beliveau allowed one hit and one walk while striking out eight.
The River Bandits got a man as far as second once.
Left fielder Kyler Burke went 3 for 3 with a walk and his fifth home run on the year. Burke had three RBI and scored all four times he came up.
Shortstop Ryan Flaherty hit his eighth home run in the sixth inning. It was a three-run shot. Flaherty was 2 for 4 overall with four RBI.
Third baseman Josh Harrison was 3 for 4 with a walk and a triple. He scored twice.
Right fielder Nelson Perez was 3 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Second baseman Junior Lake went 2 for 4.