Dae-Eun Rhee led the Smokies to victory tonight. Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
I stayed home with my family tonight, but I'll head off to Chukchansi Park tomorrow night to catch the Iowa Cubs take on the Fresno Grizzlies again. So expect a late night Wrap tomorrow.
The Iowa Cubs trapped the Fresno Grizzlies (Giants), 10-1.
Randy Wells started and cruised to an easy win. He allowed one run on five hits over six innings. Wells walked one and fanned two. He also hit an RBI double in the second inning.
Shortstop Luis Valbuena hit a deep home run to center field for his fourth jack of the year. The home run came with the bases empty in the fifth inning. Valbuena went 2 for 5 with two runs batted in and two runs scored.
Third baseman Josh Vitters was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a walk. He also scored twice and knocked two runs in.
Right fielder Dave Sappelt was 2 for 4 with a double. Sappelt scored once.
The Tennessee Smokies beat the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 4-1.
Dae-Eun Rhee pitched very well tonight. He was touched for only one unearned run on four hits over 7.2 innings. Rhee walked one and struck out four as he improved his record to 3-1.
Brian Schlitter pitched the rest of the way and got his first save of the season. Over his 1.1 innings, he allowed only one walk and no hits. He struck out two.
Both second baseman Logan Watkins and third baseman Matt Cerda were 1 for 2 with two walks and a run scored.
The Daytona Cubs lost a finger to the Charlotte Blue Crabs (Rays), 8-3.
Frank Del Valle got hammered for four runs in the first inning, but settled down after that, although the damage had already been done. Del Valle pitched five innings and allowed five runs on five hits. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.
Catcher Sergio Burruel was 2 for 4. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara had a double and a run scored in a 1 for 4 effort.
The Peoria Chiefs couldn't crack the Beloit Snapper's (Twins) hard shell, 6-5.
Starter Geraldo Concepcion didn't get shelled like he had in his previous starts, but he did have trouble finding the plate. Concepcion pitched four innings and gave up two runs, only one of which was earned. He only allowed two hits, but he issued five walks in the four innings he worked. Concepcion struck out one.
Ben Wells came off the disabled list and took the loss in relief. He threw four innings and allowed two runs on five hits. Wells walked two and struck out three.
Catcher Rafael Lopez went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once and batted one in. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once.
First baseman Paul Hoilman singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 23 games. He went 1 for 4 with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.