No surprise, but Tyler Colvin was named Southern League Player of the Week. There's some other news out of the greater Knoxville area, too.
The Iowa Cubs were run down by the New Orleans Zephyrs, 3-2.
Starter Mitch Atkins went six innings and allowed two runs on seven hits. Atkins walked two (one intentionally), hit a batter and struck out four. He also hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.
Vince Perkins took the loss in relief. Perkins pitched a scary but scoreless eighth and started the ninth with the first two batters reaching--one reaching on an Aaron Miles error and the other by a walk. The walk eventually came around to score after he left the game. Perkins allowed one run on two hits over one plus innings. Perkins walked three and struck out one.
The Smokies filleted the Carolina Mudcats, 7-2.
That Andrew Cashner is good. Tonight Cashner lowed his combined ERA on the season to 1.24 in 72.2 innings by pitching six innings and allowing only one unearned run on two hits. Cashner walked only one and struck out eight.
Second baseman Tony Thomas went 3 for 3 with a walk tonight. He scored once and had one RBI. Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 4 with a stolen base and a run scored. He was also caught stealing once.
I doubt anyone is interested, but catcher Geovany Soto was 1 for 2 with a walk and an RBI. He said he felt no pain and that he would join the Cubs on Thursday, assuming there are no problems. He also had some very nice things to say about Cashner.
Starter James Leverton evened his record at 8-8 tonight by allowing two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out three. One of the two runs was unearned.
Left fielder Jonathan Wyatt went 2 for 4 with a double. Wyatt scored twice and had three RBI.
Third baseman Marwin Gonzalez was 2 for 2 with two walks. Gonzalez scored twice. Second baseman Jose Made was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Center fielder Tony Campana stole his 55th base of the season tonight. Campana was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
The Chiefs were bitten by the Beloit Snappers, 5-3.
Starter Justin Bristow gave up a two-run home run in the first innings, but afterwards settled down for five good innings. Bristow gave up four hits total, walked no one and struck out six.
Manolin De Leon got the loss when he pitched the eighth and surrendered three runs. De Leon gave up two hits, walked one and struck out one.
DH Jovan Rosa was 2 for 4 with a double. Left fielder Nelson Perez was 2 for 3 with a walk and a run scored.
The Hawks were drenched by the Everett Aqua Sox, 4-1.
Eduardo Figueroa got the loss when he allowed two runs on three hits over 3.2 innings. Figueroa struck out two and didn't walk anyone. Although that's not bad for a guy who last pitched in the majors 28 years ago. Oh, different Eduardo Figueroa.
Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored.