Look who shut down the Smokies tonight?
The Iowa Cubs were tied to the railroad tracks by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 7-3.
Dave Bush started and pitched four shutout innings. Those innings were the first, second, fourth and fifth. Unfortunately he pitched the third inning too and and he allowed seven runs in the third inning. His final line for the night was five innings pitched and seven runs on eight hits, including two home runs. He walked two and struck out two.
First baseman Bryan LaHair hit his 29th home run this season with the bases empty in the sixth inning. LaHair was 1 for 4.
The Smokies were shut out by the Montgomery Biscuits, 4-0.
Starter Marco Carrillo took his first loss of the year in Double-A. He allowed three runs on five hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out three.
The Daytona Cubs lost to the St. Lucie Mets, 7-2.
Dae-Eun Rhee started and took the loss. He lasted 5.2 innings and allowed six runs on nine hits. One of the six runs was unearned. Rhee walked one and struck out five.
Third baseman Greg Rohan hit his second home run in as many nights. It was a solo home run in the sixth inning. Rohan was 1 for 2 with a walk and an hit-by-pitch. He scored twice.
The Peoria Chiefs misery continues as they were robbed by the Quad City River Bandits, 6-2.
Starting pitcher Starling Peralta had control problems tonight. He pitched four innings and allowed four runs on five hits. Peralta walked five and had one wild pitch. He struck out one.
Center fielder Taiwan Easterling was 2 for 4 and scored once. Third baseman Dustin Geiger was 2 for 4 with a double.
The Boise Hawks washed and dried the Everett AquaSox, 8-6.
Starting pitcher Willengton Cruz pitched 4.2 innings and allowed four runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out seven.
Joe Zeller got his first win of the season with 1.1 innings of relief. He allowed one run on two hits. He did not walk or strike out anyone.
Bryce Shafer entered the game with two on and two out in the bottom of the ninth and got a pop out to end the game. It was his seventh save.
Right fielder Jesus Morelli hit a three-run home run in the top of the third inning. It was his first this season. Morelli went 2 for 5.
DH Rafael Lopez and first baseman Paul Hoilman hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning. Both were solo home runs. Lopez was 3 for 5 tonight and scored twice. Hoilman was 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. He also scored twice. Lopez now has three home runs this season and Hoilman has ten.
Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 5 with a run scored. Catcher Yaniel Cabezas went 3 for 5 with a double and two RBI. He scored once.