Not much good news today. However, contrary to reports on other websites, Albert Almora did NOT pass out on the field today.
The I-Cubs were rained out in Memphis. They'll play a doubleheader on May 28.
The Tennessee Smokies were subdued by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 6-4.
Starter C.J. Edwards went five innings and gave up three runs on five hits, including a solo home run in the second inning. That home run was only the second that Edwards has allowed as a professional. Edwards did strike out seven and walked only one.
Tony Zych blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning and took the loss. Zych pitched 1.2 innings and allowed three runs on five hits, although one of the hits was a fly ball that Jae-Hoon Ha misplayed into a triple. Zych neither walked nor struck anyone out.
First baseman Dustin Geiger hit a solo home run in the second inning, his fourth of the season. He also hit a two-out double in the bottom of the ninth that brought the winning run to the plate, but Ha struck out to end the game. Geiger was 2 for 4.
Catcher Rafael Lopez hit his first home run of the season with the bases empty in the fifth inning. Lopez was 2 for 3 with two RBI.
The Daytona Cubs were shut out by the Dunedin Blue Jays, 1-0.
Felix Pena saw his record drop to 0-3 despite throwing a complete-game three hitter. Pena allowed one run on three hits over eight innings. He walked two and struck out one.
In all three games Pena has started this season, the D-Cubs have lost 1-0. Pena is 0-3 despite a 1.35 ERA over 20 innings.
Second baseman Tim Saunders went 3 for 5 with a double. First baseman Dan Vogelbach was 2 for 4.
Center fielder Albert Almora exited this game in the fifth inning because of a bloody nose that wouldn't stop. It wasn't any more serious than that. But as I wrote on Twitter, you can't play baseball with toilet paper shoved up both nostrils.
Kane County Cougars
Rained out at Bowling Green. Doubleheader tomorrow.