A short schedule tonight.
Update: Tuesday is an even lighter day, as baseball doesn't want any other games on at the same time as the All-Star Game. I didn't want to do a full recap for the two afternoon contests, so I've added them after the fold.
The AAA All-Star Break also started tonight.
The Smokies and the North All-Stars smoked the South All-Stars, 7-0.
Our own Jay Jackson was awarded the win for throwing a perfect fourth inning. He struck out one. Why they chose Jackson for the win, I couldn't tell you. I guess he was the first North pitcher to throw a perfect inning after the starter.
Casey Coleman allowed a hit and struck out two in his inning. Brian Schlitter retired both batters he faced, one by the strikeout.
The Chiefs topped he Ft. Wayne Tin Caps 5-2.
Surprise! Kevin Hart started for the Chiefs tonight so that he'd pitch on his normal day with the I-Cubs in the All-Star Break. Unfortunately, he gave up a two-run home run to Allen Dykstra in the first inning, so he gave up two runs on three hits over four innings. Hart only walked one and struck out three.
Jeffrey Beliveau got the win with four no-hit innings of relief, although he did walk four. He also struck out four.
Chris Huseby pitched the ninth inning and got his eleventh save. He gave up one hit and struck out one.
Catcher Michael Brenly went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. He also scored once. Center fielder David Macias was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Larry Suarez gave up all three runs in two innings of relief, but was awarded the win anyway because of the "starter must go five" rule. Suarez allowed three hits and walked one while striking out two. In fairness, all three runs were unearned.
Ryan Sontag got the save with a scoreless ninth. Sontag gave up two hits and struck out two.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 3 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI. He also stole his ninth base tonight.
Left fielder Logan Watkins went 2 for 4 and scored once.
July 15 Update:
Only Boise and Rookie League played-and they both had afternoon games. Boise even had to leave the country as the rest of the Northwest League had the day off.
The Hawks were edged by the Vancouver Canadians, 3-2.
Andres Quezada took the loss in relief, although he really didn't pitch poorly. Quezada went three innings and allowed one run on two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.
The Hawks only managed four hits. Second baseman Logan Watkins went 2 for 4 with a stolen base and a run scored.
Catcher Richard Jones hit two home runs. He was 2 for 3 with 4 RBI. So far in 47 ABs in rookie ball, Jones has 7 HRs. I can recommend some restaurants in Boise, Richard.