You're officially forgiven if you didn't watch today's Futures Game, which was long-delayed and shortened by rain. But Starlin Castro had an infield single and scored the tying run from second base on an infield hit and error. Josh Vitters was 0 for 1 with a walk.
The I-Cubs were battered by the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 7-3.
Starter Casey Fossum gave up all seven runs and didn't make it out of the third inning. Fossum lasted only 2.1 innings and got rocked for ten hits, including one home run. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one.
First baseman Matt Craig and third baseman Bobby Scales had identical lines of 2 for 4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Second baseman Nate Spears continued his hot July by going 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Started their All-Star Break today. Six Smokies are going to the festivities: Pitchers Jay Jackson, Casey Coleman and Brian Schlitter. First baseman Blake Lalli will be starting and outfielder James Adduci and second baseman Tony Thomas are reserves. Shortstop Darwin Barney was named to the team but was recently promoted to Iowa.
The Daytona Cubs harpooned the Clearwater Threshers, 12-3.
Chris Carpenter dominated for his first FSL win. He allowed only one run on two hits over six innings. The one run scored on a home run. Carpenter didn't walk anyone and struck out eight.
Second baseman Josh Harrison hit his first FSL home run tonight in a 3 for 4 game. Harrison also doubled. He had two RBI and scored twice.
Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez was 2 for 5 with two stolen bases. He also walked once. Gonzalez scored twice. Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt went 3 for 4 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored.
Center fielder Tony Campana was 1 for 4 with a walk and three stolen bases. Campana scored three times and batted one in.
The Chiefs lost to the Ft. Wayne Tin Caps, 8-4.
Starter Chris Archer got the loss. He allowed three runs on five hits over four plus innings. Archer walked two and struck out seven.
Shortstop Junior Lake had a double in a 2 for 4 game. Lake scored once and had one RBI. Third baseman Jovan Rosa was 2 for 3 with a walk and two stolen bases--only one fewer steal than he had all last season for Peoria. Rosa scored once.Boise Hawks
Starter Robert Hernandez was solid tonight in picking up the win. He allowed only one run on two hits over five innings. Hernandez didn't walk a batter and struck out two.
Center fielder Brett Jackson hit his first professional home run tonight with a two-run blast in the first inning. Jackson was 1 for 4 and was walked intentionally once.
Burundi Davis was 3 for 4 with two RBI. Logan Watkins had four RBI tonight. He went 3 for 4 with a double. He also scored once.