The Cubs bats were quieter than a laryngitic librarian tonight.
Rained out at home against New Orleans.
The Smokies were shut out by the Montgomery Biscuits, 1-0.
Marcos Mateo was the hard-luck loser tonight. Mateo was charged with one run on two hits over six plus innings. Mateo struck out five and walked three, including the first two batters of the seventh inning, one of which came around to score the only run of the game.
First baseman Doug Deeds was 2 for 4.
The D-Cubs scored a run in the first, but then went silent as their bats were afterwards silenced by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 2-1.
Andrew Cashner still isn't going deep in games, but when he's out there, he's very impressive. Tonight Cashner threw four shutout innings, allowing only a lone single. That runner was thrown out trying to steal, so Cashner faced the minimum twelve batters. He struck out four.
Shortstop Starlin Castro ws 3 for 4 with a stolen base and the only Cub run. However, he did make the error that allowed the eventual winning run to score in the eighth inning.
Peoria is in the West, but the Chief All-Stars played for the East, one assumes to balance out the number of teams on each side, since there are eight teams in the West and six in the East. This problem should be solved next year when two teams from the South Atlantic League join the Midwest League.
The Hawks are still winless as they were sacrificed to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 6-1.
Hawk starter Jeffry Antigua got the loss, as a second-inning two-run home run was more than the Hawks could overcome. Antigua pitched four innings and allowed two runs on two hits and two walks. He struck out four.
First basema Sean Hoorelbeke went 2 for 4 and sored the one Hawk run.