Just a note, the Cubs released Zeke DeVoss today to make room for Kyle Schwarber in Daytona. DeVoss, a third-round pick out of Florida in 2011, hit .155/.296/.232 between Tennessee and Daytona this season.
Giuseppe Papaccio was promoted from Boise to Kane County.
One of the few bright spots for the Pacific Coast League was the pitching of Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks pitched the third and fourth innings and retired the first five batters he faced. Then he walked two batters with two out in the fourth, but struck out the next batter to end the inning. Hendricks had two total strikeouts.
Hendricks was the only Cub who played in this game.
The Tennessee Smokies burned out against the Huntsville Stars (Brewers), 6-4.
Starter Matt Loosen pitched 4+ innings and allowed six runs on five hits. He walked four and struck out five.
The Daytona Cubs disappeared against the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins), 5-1.
Starting pitcher Jose Rosario pitched 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out six.
Right fielder Billy McKinney was 2 for 4. He doubled and scored in the seventh inning.
Left fielder Kyle Schwarber was 0 for 2 with two walks in his Daytona debut.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars lost to the Lansing Lugnuts (Blue Jays), 8-4.
Not a good night for starting pitching tonight. Juan Paniagua pitched the first five innings and allowed five runs on eight hits. He did strike out five and didn't walk anyone.
Shortstop Carlos Penalver was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI.
Al should have a report from this game later.
The Boise Hawks topped the Spokane Indians (Rangers), 7-4. The win was Boise's fourth in a row.
Starter Trevor Clifton pitched six innings and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits. He struck out three and walked one.
The Hawks scored five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and that meant that eighth-round pick Tommy Thorpe got his first professional win. Thorpe pitched two scoreless innings and did not allow a hit or issue a walk, but he did hit two batters, one in each inning. Thorpe struck out two.
Center fielder Rashad Crawford went 2 for 5 with two RBI, extending his hitting streak to 16 games.
Right fielder Jeffrey Baez had an RBI double in that five-run eighth, which extended his hit streak to 19 games. Baez was 1 for 5 and later scored in that eighth inning.
Catcher Justin Marra was 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored one run.
All nine Hawks had at least one hit tonight.