So in the normal stuff that happened today. . .
The Iowa Cubs fell to the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 9-2 in a game that ended after seven innings because of rain.
Starter Nick Struck took the loss after he allowed seven runs on ten hits over five innings. If you're looking for positives, he struck out four and didn't walk anyone.
Shortstop Donnie Murphy cracked a solo home run in the third inning, his twelfth of the season. Murphy was 1 for 4.
First baseman Brad Nelson was 2 for 3 with a double. He scored the other Iowa run in the fourth inning.
The Tennessee Smokies were blinded by the Jacksonville Suns (Marlins), 5-4.
Another strong start for Kyle Hendricks, who pitched the first seven innings and gave up only four hits and two unearned runs in the sixth inning. Hendricks struck out six and didn't walk anyone.
Hendricks left in line for the win, but Zach Rosscup coughed up the lead when he allowed a three-run home run in the eighth inning. Rosscup pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed three hits and one walk. He struck out one.
First baseman Justin Bour hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his tenth of the season. Bour was 2 for 4.
Catcher Rafael Lopez went 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the third and a two-run double in the fourth.
Rained out. Honestly, they needed a day off. But this means a double-header tomorrow and let's see if they can finish it before 12:50am this time.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars got stuck by the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 5-2.
Juan Paniagua started and gave up three runs on five hits over 3.1 innings. One of the three runs was unearned. (It was his error though. He made two, both on pickoff throws.) Paniagua walked three and struck out four.
Rob Zastryzny started and pitched two shutout innings, extending his scoreless streak to start his career to eight innings. He gave up one hit but erased him in a double play, so he faced the minimum six batters. Zastryzny struck out one.
Sam Wilson relieved Zastryzny and since Zastryzny didn't go five, Wilson was awarded his first professional win. Wilson didn't allow a hit. He did walk one batter, but he was thrown out stealing, so he faced the minimum too. Wilson struck out four.
Zach Godley, Scott Frazier and Tyler Bremer finished out the game and a three-hit shutout.
All nine starting Hawks had a hit tonight. First baseman Jacob Rogers hit a solo home run in the seventh inning, his fourth of the season.
DH Lance Rymel went 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and had one RBI. Second baseman Danny Lockhart was 2 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Catcher Cael Brockmeyer was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and one batted in.
Third baseman Jordan Hankins went 2 for 4 with one RBI and one run scored. Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Neither Shawon Dunston Jr. or David Bote played in this game after they collided in the outfield yesterday. However, they are expected to be back tomorrow.
Both Cubs runs were driven in by Kris Bryant who was 1 for 3 with a sac fly and an RBI double. Both Cubs runs were scored by David DeJesus, who went 2 for 4 with a double.