The Iowa Cubs were abducted by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 9-4.
Coming into today's start, Guillermo Moscoso was 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA in four starts. That ERA jumped to 4.68 after he was hammered for eight runs over four innings. Moscoso allowed six hits, which included a solo home run, a two-run home run and a grand slam. He just missed the home run allowed cycle. Moscoso walked four and struck out seven.
Brian Bogusevic hit a home run in his third straight game, a solo home run in the third inning. It was his fifth home run this year. Bogusevic went 1 for 2 with three walks, as the 51s stayed away from the hot hand. He also stole a base.
In the fifth inning, second baseman Edwin Maysonet hit his second home run of the season with the bases empty. He was 2 for 5. The third Cubs solo home run left the bat of shortstop Donnie Murphy, who connected for his third home run in the sixth inning. Murphy was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Left fielder Dave Sappelt went 2 for 3 with a walk.
The Smokies drove home to Kodak today. They'll take on Huntsville tomorrow.
The Daytona Cubs put the screws to the Jupiter Hammerheads (Marlins), 8-4.
Austin Kirk started and improved his record to 5-2. He allowed one run on three hits over five innings. Kirk walked two and struck out two.
Hunter Cervenka pitched the final 2.1 innings for his fifth save. He gave up a run and allowed an inherited runner to score on four hits. Cervenka walked three and struck out two.
First baseman Dustin Geiger stayed hot tonight. He went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI.
Left fielder John Andreoli was 3 for 5 and scored twice.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars had the hoses turned on them by the Peoria Chiefs (Cardinals), 9-2.
Michael Heesch got into trouble early, allowing three runs in the first inning and two in the second. After that, he settled down and did not allow another run through 6.2 innings. He was touched for six hits and one of the five runs he allowed was unearned, Heesch walked one and struck out three.
The one bright spot for Kane County was the season debut of center fielder Albert Almora. Almora was 3 for 4 with an RBI double. He also scored after that double.