Randy Wells started for Iowa tonight. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Another Saturday Night and I ain't got nobody . . .Well, that's not true.
The Iowa Cubs were blown away by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 7-3.
Randy Wells made his first start in Iowa tonight since his demotion and got the loss. He pitched five innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. Wells walked two and struck out four.
The Zephyrs did their real damage in the sixth when Daniel Berlind made his Triple-A debut in relief of Wells. Berlind allowed four runs on three hits and two walks while only retiring one batter. It was a rough welcome to the Pacific Coast League.
Left fielder Ty Wright was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The Tennessee Smokies burned the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 8-7.
Dae-Eun Rhee started and got his second win. He pitched six innings and surrendered three runs on six hits. Rhee walked three and struck out three.
Kevin Rhoderick got his third save of the season the hard way. Entering the game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run lead, the first three Biscuits all reached on a double, an error and a walk. He got the next batter to ground into a run-scoring force out at second. After a stolen base, Rhoderick was facing runners on second and third with only one out and a one run lead. He struck out the next two batters to end the game.
DH Justin Bour hit a three-run double in the second inning to give Tennessee a 4-0 lead. He was 1 for 4 with a walk.
The Smokies walked nine times tonight. Third baseman Matt Cerda was 0 for 1 with three walks.
The Daytona Cubs torpedoed the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 11-1.
Frank Del Valle cruised to an easy victory, allowing only one run over six innings. He gave up six hits, but the only one that hurt was a solo home run in the sixth inning. Del Valle walked one and struck out one.
DH Nelson Perez was 5 for 5 tonight with his fifth home run of the season. It was a two-run shot in the eighth inning. Perez scored three times.
Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara went 4 for 5 with a triple. as well as a stolen base. He scored once and had one RBI.
Right fielder Elieser Bonne was also 4 for 5 with a triple and a stolen base. Bonne scored twice and knocked one in.
Center fielder Matt Szczur doubled twice in a 3 for 5 night. Szczur scored twice.
The Peoria Chiefs were mugged by the Quad City River Bandits (Cardinals), 20-5. Yeah, that's not a typo. Twenty to five.
You don't really want me to recap this game, do you? OK, if you insist.
Geraldo Concepcion is demonstrating that he's not really ready for the Midwest League as he got shelled again today for seven runs in the first inning, the only inning he pitched. He gave up six hits and he walked one. He defense did him no favors as five of the seven runs were unearned after third baseman Wes Darvill and shortstop Marco Herandez both committed errors in the first inning. Concepcion did strike out two.
Willengton Cruz then allowed seven runs in 2.2 innings and Yao-Lin Wang gave up four runs in two innings.
The only Chiefs pitcher to not allow a run or an inherited runner to score was designated hitter Ryan Cuneo, who got to pitched the ninth inning. All he allowed was a two-out single. With the bat, Cuneo went 2 for 4 and scored once.
First baseman Paul Hoilman tripled with the men on in the sixth inning to extend his hitting streak to 18. Hoilman was 1 for 3 with a walk.