Is it next year yet?
In the first game, starter Chris Rusin had allowed only one hit through the first five innings, but he allowed two singles and a run in the sixth to take the loss. His final line was one run on three hits over 5.2 innings. Rusin walked two and struck out five.
Alberto Cabrera was even better in game two. He pitched four shutout innings and allowed only one hit and one walk. He struck out three.
John Gaub got the win in game two because Cabrera didn't go five. He pitched two innings and allowed a run on two hits and one walk. Gaub struck out one.
Center fielder Brett Jackson led off the second game with his second home run for the I-Cubs. Jackson had a big game two as he went 3 for 4 with a double and the home run. He scored three times and had two RBI.
The Smokies were devoured by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 7-4.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx took the loss after he was torched for six runs on six hits over 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out one.
DH Josh Vitters hit his 11th home run of the season in the eighth inning with the bases empty. Vitters was 3 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored twice.
Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 4 with his fourth homer for the Smokies. The home run was a solo homer in the sixth.
First baseman Rebel Ridling went 2 for 2 with two doubles and two walks. He had one RBI.
The Daytona Cubs were nailed by the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 8-4.
Starting pitcher Angel Guzman pitched his standard two innings. He allowed one run on two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.
Jeffrey Lorick took over for Guzman and took the loss after giving up seven runs over 5.2 innings. Only three of the seven runs were earned as the D-Cubs committed five errors tonight. Lorick was touched for nine hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Center fielder Evan Crawford was 2 for 4 with three stolen bases. He scored twice.
Third baseman Greg Rohan was 2 for 3 with his third home run in the past four games. It was a solo home run in the sixth. Rohan also walked and stole a base. He had two RBI, but he also made two errors.
Shortstop Rafael Valdes was 0 for 4 with three errors, including two on one play.
The Chiefs were hijacked by the Quad City River Bandits (Cardinals), 11-3.
Luis Liria started and took the loss after he was blasted for six runs in only two innings. Only three of the six runs were credited as earned runs, however. Liria allowed six hits. He walked two and struck out one.
Center fielder Rubi Silva went 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and batted one in. First baseman Richard Jones was also 2 for 3 with a walk and one RBI.
The Chiefs have now lost ten of their last eleven games.
The Boise Hawks were shut out by the Everett AquaSox (Mariners), 2-0.
Starter Yao-Lin Wang allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out four.
The Hawks had three singles and no walks tonight. Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 3 with two steals.