Trey McNutt's three shutout innings weren't enough for the Smokies. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
I spent the evening with my family.
The Iowa Cubs were postponed due to inclement weather.
The Tennessee Smokies were pacified by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 3-0.
Starter Trey McNutt was fine in a short start as he works his arm strength back up. He threw three shutout innings and allowed only one baserunner; a one-out double in the third. McNutt struck out two.
Ryan Searle relieved McNutt and took the loss when he allowed three runs in the sixth inning. All three runs in the inning were unearned, however, and they were the only runs he allowed in his 4.2 innings of work. Searle allowed five hits and walked one. He fanned two Generals.
The Smokies managed six hits and a walk in six innings off of Generals starter Taijuan Walker, but failed to get anyone across the plate.
Third baseman Nate Samson was 2 for 4. Shortstop Elliot Soto was 2 for 3.
The Daytona Cubs were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers, 4-3.
Starter Eric Jokisch was strong over seven innings. He allowed three runs on nine hits, but only one of the three runs were earned. Jokisch walked two and struck out eight.
After the Cubs scored two runs in the top of the eighth to tie the score, Jokisch was relieved by Larry Suarez, who took the loss after giving up a run on two hits over the one inning he threw. Suarez also walked a batter and didn't strike out anyone.
First baseman Greg Rohan was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a walk.
The Peoria Chiefs capsized the Lake County Captains (Indians), 3-0.
Patrick Francescon dominated Lake County for six innings, allowing only two singles. He pitched out of a jam in the third inning when a lead-off error and a single put men on first and third with nobody out. Francescon walked nobody and struck out eight.
Bryce Shafer pitched two shutout innings in relief of Francescon, allowing two hits and a walk. He struck out three. Andrew McKirahan threw a perfect ninth for his second save. He struck out one.
DH Paul Hoilman gave the Chiefs an early lead with a two-run home run in the first inning. It was his second home run of the year and he was 1 for 5.
Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen was 2 for 5 and scored on Hoilman's homer. Right fielder Oliver Zapata went 2 for 4 and scored the other Chiefs run.