Starter J.R. Mathes took the loss as he gave up five runs on eight hits over five innings. Mathes walked three and struck out one.
The Smokies game was postponed because of weather. They'll try to win their tenth and eleventh game in a row tomorrow. They'll have Geovany Soto on a rehab assignment to help them do it.
The Daytona Cubs won their ninth game in a row, 6-4 over the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates). The win gets Daytona to the magic .750 mark as their record now stands at 36-12.
Starting pitcher Dae-Eun Rhee allowed two runs on two solo home runs, but was otherwise unscored upon over five innings. Rhee gave up five hits. Most remarkably, he walked one and struck out ten.
Brett Ebinger blew the lead but got the win when Daytona came back. Ebinger pitched two innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He did not issue a walk and he struck out one.
Frank Batista has been a big reason for the D-Cubs success this season and he collected his 13th save tonight. Batista entered the game with the bases loaded and two out in the eighth and got a strike out to escape the jam. He was perfect over 1.1 innings and he struck out three.
First baseman Justin Bour went deep again, the 13th time he's left the yard this season. It was a two-run homer in the fourth inning. Bour was 1 for 4.
Third baseman Matt Cerda went 2 for 4. He scored once and batted one in. Left fielder Evan Crawford had a double and a stolen base in a 2 for 3 game. Crawford scored twice. Catcher Michael Brenly went 2 for 2 with a run scored.
Graham Hicks started this game yesterday and pitched three innings before the rains came. He gave up one run on three hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.
Cam Greathouse picked up the game today and got the win because Hicks didn't pitch five innings. Greathouse pitched two innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He walked three and struck out two.
Robinson Lopez pitched the final two innings and got his first save. Lopez allowed one run on three hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.
Second baseman Pierre LePage hit his second home run this year yesterday in the second inning. It was a two-run home run. LePage was 3 for 4 and scored twice.
Right fielder Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 3 with a double in game one.
In the second game, starter Hayden Simpson got his first win as a professional. He allowed only one unearned run on two hits over five innings. He only walked one and struck out seven.
Eric Jokisch pitched the final two innings without allowing a run and got the save. He gave up just two hits and two walks. Jokisch fanned two.
Right fielder Anthony Giansanti hit a homered with a man on in the fifth inning of the second game. It was his fifth home run this year. Giansanti went 1 for 2 in he second game for a 3 for 5 day.
Third baseman Greg Rohan went 2 for 3 with a double in game two.
Center fielder Matt Szczur doubled in both games to give him an 11 game hitting streak. Szczur was 2 for 7 on the day.