I never miss an opportunity to show a Rodrigo Lopez photo. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
The Iowa Cubs' bats were quiet against the Nashville Sounds (Brewers), 3-0.
Chris Rusin was awfully good over six shutout innings. Rusin allowed only three hits and two walks while striking out four. Rusin was relieved by Rodrigo Lopez, who tossed a scoreless inning. But then Casey Coleman took the mound for the final two innings and allowed three runs on four hits. One of the three runs was unearned. Coleman walked three, although two of the three walks were intentional. Coleman had one strikeout.
The I-Cubs only had three hits. Third baseman Josh Vitters was 1 for 3 with a double.
The Tennessee Smokies surrendered to the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-4.
Dallas Beeler started and took the loss. He went five innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out one.
Right fielder Michael Burgess first put the Smokies on the board with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. It was Burgess's third home run this year. He also had an RBI double in 2 for 3 game. He walked once and had the three RBI.
Third baseman Matt Cerda came off the disabled list today and was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once.
The Daytona Cubs never let the Lakeland Flying Tigers take off, 7-2.
Matt Loosen started, but only went the first 2.2 innings. Loosen gave up a run on two hits. He walked two, hit a batter and struck out three.
Eduardo Figueroa relieved Loosen and pitched 2.1 shutout innings. The only baserunner he allowed was the result of an error. He did not strike anyone out and was awarded the victory because Loosen did not go five innings.
The D-Cubs jumped on Flying Tiger Jacob Turner for four runs in the first inning, although all four runs were unearned because fielder Matt Szczur reached on an error to start the game. Szczur was 1 for 4 with a double and his twelfth steal of the season. Szczur scored twice and knocked one in.
Left fielder Elieser Bonne went 3 for 4 with an RBI. He also stole his sixth base of the year. Center fielder Rubi Silva went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara was 2 for 4 and crossed home once.
The Peoria Chiefs were cooked by the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps (Padres), 6-5.
Starter Jose Rosario pitched 5.1 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. Rosario walked two and struck out five.
Austin Reed took the loss when he relieved Rosario in the sixth inning. He allowed one inherited runner to score and one of his own in that inning. Reed's final line was 1.2 innings and allowing one run on two hits. He walked one and didn't strike anyone out.
Center fielder Taiwan Easterling was 2 for 4 with two stolen bases. He scored once and had one RBI. First baseman Paul Hoilman was 1 for 4 with a double and two RBI.