Rick Renteria commented on Kris Bryant today and said "everyone is comfortable with where he's at" and "[to say] he wouldn't have anything else to learn in Double-A, I guess that can be debated."
The Iowa Cubs beat the Memphis Redbirds, 6-4.
Kyle Hendricks tossed the first five innings and got the win after he allowed four runs on ten hits. He walked two and struck out three.
Blake Parker pitched the bottom of the seventh inning and got his ninth save. Parker walked the first batter he faced but retired the next three to end the game. Parker struck out two.
Second baseman Arismendy Alcantara hit two solo home runs tonight , one in the third inning and one in the seventh. Alcantara now has seven home runs this year. He was 2 for 4 with three runs scored.
After a four hour, eleven minute rain delay, center fielder Ryan Kalish started the game with a home run. Kalish was 2 for 4.
Third baseman Christian Villanueva was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He had one RBI.
This game was game one of a scheduled doubleheader, but because of the length of the rain delay, the second game was postponed.
The Tennessee Smokies dropped their fifth straight game to the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 5-1.
Julio Rodriguez started and got his first Smokies loss as he had a lot of trouble throwing strikes. In 5.1 innings, Rodriguez threw 92 pitches and only 42 of them were strikes. He allowed four runs, three earned, on three hits and six walks.
Tennessee's only run came in the top of the ninth when Kris Bryant hit his 17th home run of the season. Bryant was 1 for 4 with a walk and a stolen base.
The Daytona Cubs couldn't fly with the Palm Beach Cardinals, 7-2.
Starter Rob Zastryzny gave up four runs in the first inning and the Cubs never recovered. Zastryzny pitched 3.2 innings and he allowed five runs on seven hits, including one home run. The one positive was that he struck out five and walked only one.
Michael Jensen pitched the final two innings of this game, so I guess his suspension is over. He allowed one hit but no runs. Jensen struck out two and didn't walk anyone.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars cut down the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), 4-1.
Daury Torrez started and got his fifth win. Torrez allowed one run on five hits over five innings. He walked two and struck out three.
James Pugliese was strong in three innings of relief. Pugliese allowed only one baserunner, a double to the second batter he faced, and stranded him on second. He struck out five.
Tyler Bremer pitched the ninth and got his fourth save. He allowed a one-out single, but struck out the other three batters he faced.
First baseman Jacob Rogers had the big blow in this game when he clobbered a three-run home run in the sixth inning, his sixth home run of the season. Rogers was 2 for 3 with a walk.
DH Ben Carhart was 1 for 4, extending his hitting streak to 15 games. He scored on the Rogers home run.