Rain left us with a short schedule tonight.
Iowa Cubs and Tennessee Smokies
Both hit by the storm that seems to have settled over the upper South.
The D-Cubs fell to the Clearwater Theshers, 4-3 in 13 innings.
Starter Dan McDaniel came of the DL today and threw 4.2 innings. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out two. Not nearly as good as his first two starts of the season, but considering the circumstances, not bad.
Jake Muyco threw two innings of scoreless and hitless relief, although he did walk three. Muyco struck out two Threshers. Luke Sommer, on the other hand, pitched three innings of scoreless ball. Sommer allowed two hits, walked nobody and struck out one.
Henry Williamson entered the game in the 13th inning and took the loss. He gave up a lead-off double and after a ground out moved the runner over to third, he intentionally walked the bases loaded before giving up the game-ending sacrifice fly.
Center fielder Tony Campana was 2 for 5 with a run scored and a stolen base.
The Chiefs were sent to the cooler by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 9-7.
Starting pitcher Justin Bristow got battered around for four runs on four hits and a walk over three innings. One of the runs was unearned.
Jeff Beliveau wasn't any better in relief. Beliveau gave up three runs over 3.1 innings. Again, one of the runs was unearned. Beliveau surrendered four hits, walked three and struck out four. Kevin Kreier was the final pitcher, and he took the loss. Kreier allowed two runs over 1.2 innings (and they all were earned this time.) He gave up two hits, walked nobody, hit a batter and struck out three.
Right fielder Nelson Perez hit a grand slam to tie the game up in the sixth inning. Perez was 1 for 4. It was his fourth home run of the season.
DH Ryan Flaherty also left yard tonight with a solo shot, which was his second of the year. Flaherty had a 1 for 2 night with two walks. He scored twice and had the one RBI.
First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Shortstop Junior Lake went 2 for 4 and scored twice.