Everyone either loses or travels.
Starter Nick Struck had trouble throwing strikes, and that resulted in him picking up a loss. Struck allowed three runs on four hits over six innings, but the big issue was that he walked five. He struck out one.
Catcher Welington Castillo went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in the sixth inning. Castillo has now hit 13 home runs for Iowa and 14 overall. He was also hit by a pitch.
First baseman Bryan LaHair hit his league-leading 28th home run in the eighth inning. LaHair was 1 for 3 with a walk and the one RBI.
Off day. Coming home to good ole Rocky Top.
The Daytona Cubs were boarded and seized by the Bradenton Marauders (Pirates), 8-5.
Starter Jeffrey Lorick pitched four innings and allowed four runs on ten hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Aaron Kurcz got the loss with 1.1 innings in relief of Lorick. He gave up three runs on three hits and four walks. He struck out two.
Center fielder Matt Szczur hit an inside-the-park home run to lead off the seventh inning. It was his first Daytona home run and sixth overall. Szczur was 2 for 5.
Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a double. This extended his hitting streak to eleven and his on-base streak to 34 games. Watkins had two RBI.
Traveling to Dayton.
The Boise Hawks lost to the Spokane Indians (Rangers) 10-3.
Yao-Lin Wang got the game off to a good start with four shutout innings. He allowed but one hit. Wang struck out seven and walked three.
Unfortunately the bullpen was not nearly as good, as Jose Rosario got the loss after allowing seven runs in the fifth inning. He stayed in the game to pitch three total innings and he gave up eight total runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out four.
First baseman Paul Hoilman continued to build his three true outcomes street cred as he was 1 for 4 with a solo home runs and two strikeouts. The home run was his seventh of the season.
Second baseman Zeke DeVoss was 3 for 4. He didn't have a steal tonight. In fact, he was picked off first and caught trying to steal second.
Shortstop Wes Darvill was 2 for 4 and scored once.