When it rains, it pours. Everyone loses tonight, except for the rookie league team which didn't play.
The Iowa Cubs were lost in the cacophony of the Nashville Sounds, 10-2.
Starter Jay Jackson was solid for the first three innings, but the wheels started to come off in the fourth inning and he got in big trouble in the seventh. Overall he pitched six innings and the first three batters of the seventh and allowed seven runs on ten hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu was 2 for 4 with his first home run for Iowa. It was a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning. He has three total home runs this season.
The Smokies made four errors on the way to a 7-4 loss to the Carolina Mudcats.
Brooks Raley started and got the loss. He pitched five innings and allowed five runs, but only two of those runs were earned. He was touched for nine hits, two of which left the yard, but he didn't walk anyone. Raley fanned one.
Right fielder Matt Spencer hit his 13th home run this season with a man on in the seventh inning. Spencer was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Left fielder Ty Wright was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once.
The Daytona Cubs were razed by the Bradenton Marauders, 7-0.
Starter Brett Wallach went 6.1 innings and allowed six runs on six hits and four walks. One of the six runs was unearned. Wallach struck out three.
Left fielder Greg Rohan was 3 for 3 with a double and a walk.
The Peoria Chiefs were eaten by the Dayton Dragons, 13-5.
Austin Kirk had a rough start. He only went three innings and allowed nine runs on eight hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Center fielder Taiwan Easterling was 2 for 4 with a solo home run in the sixth inning. It was Easterling's second home run.
The Boise Hawks lost to the Spokane Indians, 6-4.
Su-Ming Jung struck out the first batter of the game. He then walked the next five batters before getting pulled. His final line was two-thirds of an inning (one runner was thrown out stealing) and allowing only one run on no hits.
Cam Greathouse got out of the bases loaded mess in the first, but ended up taking the loss in relief. He pitched 3.2 innings and allowed three runs on four hits, although only one of the three runs was earned. Greathouse walked four and struck out four.
Hawks pitchers walked ten Indian hitters tonight. They struck out ten too.
Catcher Rafael Lopez was 3 for 4 with a double. He scored twice.
Right fielder Reggie Golden was 2 for 4 with a double and a triple. He also knocked the Indians catcher out of the game when they collided after he tried to score on a pitch that got away from the catcher. Golden was called out on the play. He had two RBI tonight.
Just a note, the Indians, who are a Rangers farm club, have a shortstop named Rougned Odor. Just thought you'd like to know that.
Too darned hot to play in Arizona. Actually, it was a scheduled off-day.