I don't often get a chance to post a photo of Diory Hernandez. So here he is. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 3-0.
Brooks Raley started tonight and pitched well, but still got an "L" to show for his efforts. Raley pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Two of the three runs were unearned, although since it was his error, he really doesn't have room for complaint. Raley walked three and struck out four.
Iowa had six hits tonight Second baseman Diory Hernandez was 2 for 3.
Just watch this. Double-header tomorrow.
The Daytona Cubs were dusted by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 5-2.
Kyler Burke took the loss after giving up three runs on seven hits over five innings. One of the three runs was unearned. Burke walked two and struck out four.
Left fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 4 with his league-leading 29th stolen base. Andreoli scored once. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara went 2 for 5 with an RBI.
The Peoria Chiefs stole the honey from the Burlington Bees (Athletics), 2-1.
Excellent start for Zach Cates tonight, except that he didn't go five for the win. Cates threw 4.2 shutout innings, allowing five hits, all singles. He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.
So the win went to the other Zach, reliever Zachary Rosscup who pitched even better than Cates. Rosscup allowed only one single over three innings, and he even erased him with a caught stealing. Rosscup also fanned five.
Luis Liria allowed a solo home run to the first batter he faced, but went on to collect his fourth save. Liria gave up two hits over 1.1 innings. He did not walk anyone and struck out two.
First baseman Dustin Geiger homered in the bottom of the second inning; his third in two games and sixth on the season. Geiger was 1 for 2 with a walk.
The other Chiefs run scored when shortstop Javier Baez singled as the next batter up after Geiger. He stole second base and went to third on a bad throw by the catcher and finally scored on a Wes Darvill sac fly. Baez was 1 for 3.
The Boise Hawks gave up a run in the top of the ninth, but came roaring back with two in the bottom of the inning to clean up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 7-6.
Starter Jose Arias pitched 5.2 innings and allowed one run on seven hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out three.
Bryce Shafer gave up the run in the top of the ninth, but got the win on Boise's comeback. He pitched one inning and allowed one unearned run on one hit. He walked one and struck out one.
Third baseman Stephen Bruno had the walk-off single with two out in the bottom of the ninth, scoring second baseman Gioskar Amaya. Bruno was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He had two total RBI and scored one run as well.
Amaya went 3 for 5 with an RBI single earlier in the ninth. Amaya scored two total runs.
Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 5 with a triple. He scored once and had two runs batted in. Left fielder Dong-Yub Kim was 2 for 4 and scored once.
Right fielder Bijan Rademacher went 2 for 3 with a double and his second home run of the season and first for the Hawks. Rademacher scored twice.
Third baseman Timothy Saunders was 5 for 6 with a double and his first professional home run.