Much, much quieter day today. Not any good news, but just the normal bad news.
The Iowa Cubs were silenced by the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 2-0.
Brooks Raley was the hard-luck loser for Iowa, but he really pitched pretty well. He allowed a run in the first and a run in the third, but that was it over his seven innings of work. He struck out seven and walked no one, although he did hit one batter.
Iowa only got three singles off of Brad Mills and two relievers. Center fielder Brett Jackson was 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base.
The Tennessee Smokies couldn't hide from the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 6-3.
Alberto Cabrera started and took the loss. He gave up four runs on eight hits, including a two-run home run, over six innings. Cabrera walked two and struck out five.
Tennessee took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when third baseman Christian Villanueva doubled home Justin Bour. Villanueva was 1 for 4 and scored in the fourth inning after he reached first on a dropped third strike.
Catcher Jair Fernandez was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Daytona Cubs were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 12-2.
Starling Peralta had a bad case of gopheritis tonight as he gave up four home runs; two in the third and two in the sixth. He was charged with six runs on eight hits over eight innings. He struck out seven and didn't walk anyone, so there is that.
Left fielder Taiwan Easterling, second baseman Stephen Bruno and first baseman Dustin Geiger were all 2 for 4 with a double. Bruno stole a base and scored a run. Geiger had an RBI.
Catcher Chad Noble went 2 for 4, but he didn't have an extra base hit. He did score the first Daytona run.
Kane County Cougars
It won't come as a surprise to many of you, but they were rained/snowed out. They'll try to play a double-header tomorrow at Wisconsin, but there is a 70% chance of snow in the forecast.