It's finally happened. Josh Vitters was promoted to Daytona.
(Hat tip to Outshined_One.)
The I-Cubs lost to the Round Rock Express, 3-2.
Esmailin Caridad started and took the loss, allowing three runs over 5.2 innings. He gave up five hits and issued four walks while striking out seven. One of the runs Caridad allowed was unearned.
Nate Spears went 3 for 4 with an RBI. So Taguchi was 2 for 5.
The Smokies outshined the Huntsville Stars, 7-2.
Casey Coleman improved his record this season to 8-3. He allowed two runs on seven hits and two walks over 6.2 innings. Coleman struck out six.
Alex Maestri went the final 2.1 innings without allowing a hit for his second save of the season. Maestri walked one and struck out one.
Six Smokies had two hits tonight. Second baseman Tony Thomas was 2 for 2 with a double and an intentional walk. He had one run and one RBI. He also stole a base.
Center fielder James Adduci went 2 for 3 with two RBI. Shortstop Darwin Barney went 2 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Third baseman Marquez Smith had a double and two runs scored in a 2 for 5 game. Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored. First baseman Russ Canzler had a double in a 2 for 4 night.
The Daytona Cubs nailed the Jupiter Hammerheads, 3-1.
Dan McDaniel had a good start tonight, allowing one unearned run over six innings. McDaniel surrendered five hit and one walk while striking out four.
David Cales entered the game with one out and two on in the ninth and struck out both batters he faced to get his ninth save.
Right fielder Brandon Guyer got his High-A batting average up to .410 with a 3 for 4 an RBI.He also stole a base.
Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI. Catcher Robinson Chirinos was 2 for 3 with a walk and an RBI. Third baseman Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 4 with a run scored.
Had a going-away party for Josh Vitters and Chris Carpenter.
The Hawks and the Yakima Bears were scoreless through nine tonight, and then they gave up two runs in the top of the tenth. But then the offense came alive and they stunned the Yakima Bears 3-2 in ten innings.
Starter Tarlandas Mitchell struck out six in three scorless innings. He gave up two hits and a walk.
First baseman Greg Rohan was 3 for 5 with the game-winning RBI double in the tenth inning.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 1 for 4 with a two RBI double that tied the game in the bottom of the tenth. Lee also scored the winning run.