The Tennessee Smokies got stuck in the Carolina Mudcats, 8-3 in ten innings.
Starting pitcher Mike Parisi was making his first start in AA this year and allowed one run on a solo home run. He gave up three hits total over the 2.2 innings he worked. He walked one and didn't strike out anyone.
Alex Maestri pitched the tenth and ran into some real problems. He allowed five runs on four hits, including a grand slam home run. Maestri walked two and didn't fan anyone.
Starter Brooks Raley got back on track tonight with five shutout innings. He gave up four hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Aaron Shafer got the win with two perfect innings of relief. He neither walked nor struck out anyone.
Third baseman Ryan Flaherty went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI triple that gave the Cubs the lead in the tenth inning. He had two RBI total. Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with a double. He also stole a base, drew a walk and scored twice.