David DeJesus welcomes Brett Jackson to the Cubs. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Iowa Cubs lost their shirts to the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks), 2-1.
It was an impressive effort today for starting pitcher Casey Coleman in a no-decision. He pitched six scoreless innings, allowing only two hits. Coleman walked two and struck out eight.
After Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the seventh, reliever Marcus Hatley gave the run right back with two hits in the top of the eighth. Hatley was relieved in the top of the ninth by Esmailin Caridad, who faced one batter who hit a line drive off Caridad, who went to second base on a Greg Rohan throwing error. Caridad exited and got the loss when Jaye Chapman allowed the run to score. Caridad's run was unearned.
Second baseman Diory Hernandez went 1 for 3 with an RBI single.
The Tennessee Smokies were conquered by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-5.
Eric Jokisch pitched the first five innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out six.
Brian Schlitter entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied at five and took the loss when he allowed a run on a two out single. Schlitter allowed two hits in the two-thirds of an inning. He did not walk or strike out anyone.
Left fielder Nelson Perez hit a solo home run in the second inning. It was his 17th of the year and fifth with the Smokies. Perez was 2 for 4.
First baseman Justin Bour went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI.
Third baseman Matt Cerda was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.
The Daytona Cubs were swept by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 4-2.
Starter P.J. Francescon lasted two innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, on two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
Francescon was relieved by Frank Del Valle who got the loss after he allowed two runs on three over four innings. He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.
Third baseman Christian Villanueva went 2 for 4.
The Peoria Chiefs were cut down by the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), 3-2.
Starter Michael Jensen was very good over his five innings. He gave up only one run on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out four.
Austin Reed took the loss in relief after he allowed two runs in the top of the eighth. Reed pitched two innings and was touched for three hits. He neither walked nor struck anyone out.
Al wrote a full write-up of this game here.
The Boise Hawks outlasted the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 10-9 in eleven innings.
Starter Ian Dickson allowed an earned run for the first time in three starts. In fact, he allowed three runs in the third inning on a three-run home run. Dickson went five innings and allowed three runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out three.
Su-Ming Jung got the win in relief. He pitched 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed a hit and a walk. Jung struck out two.
Eddie Orozco came in to retired the final two batters with a man on for his second save. Orozco walked one and struck out one.
First baseman Dan Vogelbach hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to put the Hawks ahead for good. It was his second home run with the Hawks and his ninth overall. Vogelbach was 1 for 5.
Catcher Lance Rymel hit the first two home runs of his professional career tonight. The first was a solo home run in the third inning and then he hit a three-run bomb an inning later. Rymel was 2 for 4.
Right fielder Izaac Garsez was 4 for 5. He scored two runs and batted one in. Center fielder Trey Martin had a triple in a 3 for 4 game. Martin scored twice and had two batted in.
Left fielder Willson Contreras was 2 for 5. He scored three times. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 3 for 5.
Duane Underwood's professional debut didn't get off to the best start. He allowed four runs on three hits, including a three-run home run. One of the four runs was unearned. Underwood only retired one batter. At least it was a strikeout.