Everyone (sort of) won today. I hope that makes you feel a little better.
The Iowa Cubs outplayed the Nashville Sounds 11-6.
Starter J.R. Mathes was the beneficiary of the offensive explosion. Mathes got the win despite allowing six runs on eight hits over six innings. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.
Second baseman Bobby Scales had three doubles in a 3 for 4 afternoon. Scales scored twice and had two RBI.
Catcher Welington Castillo also had a big day. He hit his second home run of the year with a man on in the second inning. He also hit a triple and walked twice in a 2 for 3 game. Castillo had four RBI and scored twice.
Shortstop Matt Camp was 2 for 5 with a double and a stolen base. Center fielder James Adduci was 2 for 5 with a run scored and a stolen base. Left fielder Brad Snyder went 2 for 4 with a double. Snyder had three RBI and scored twice.
Ryan Flaherty hit a two-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the tenth as the Smokies shocked the Chattanooga Lookouts, 6-5.
Starter Craig Muschko went six innings and allowed two runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out five.
Dustin Sasser gave up a go-ahead run in the top of the tenth, but got the win when the Smokies came back in the bottom of the inning. Sasser went one inning and allowed one run on three hits. He didn't strike out or walk a batter.
Flaherty's home run was his first of the year. Flaherty went 2 for 3 with two walks. He had three RBI total on the day and scored twice.
Shortstop Starlin Castro was 2 for 4 with a triple and a walk. Center fielder Tony Campana went 3 for 5 with an RBI. Left fielder Ty Wright scored a run in a 2 for 5 day.
Seems it never rains in Southern California. But it sure does rain on the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Double-header scheduled for tomorrow. So Daytona didn't win today, but only because of the rain.
Starter Nicolas Struck got the win with five effective innings. He allowed only one run on two hits. He struck out four and didn't walk anyone.
Ronny Moria pitched the final two innings and got his first save of the year. Moria allowed no runs and only one hit. Moria struck out one and walked no one.
DH Greg Rohan was 3 for 5 with a double. He had four RBI and now has 12 RBI in nine games. Rohan also stole his first base of the year.
Center fielder Jose Valdez was 2 for 4 with a walk and another stolen base. Valdez scored twice and had one RBI.
Shortstop Logan Watkins went 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He scored three runs. Second baseman George Matheus was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Hak-Ju Lee had the day off from fielding and served as the DH. He had yet another two hits today. He was 2 for 5 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Lee now has gotten two hits in five straight games and six of his last seven.