You wouldn't think they'd need a day off to travel from Des Moines to Omaha, but they have to drive slowly to avoid the Jackalopes.
The Smokies have their first losing streak of the season as they were beaten by the Birmingham Barons, 6-5.
Starter Austin Bibens-Dirkx was strong today and he'd allowed only two hits and a run through seven innings. He gave up a walk and a bunt single to start the eighth before getting pulled for reliever Scott Maine, who allowed both of the inherited runners to score and a couple more of his own. Bibens-Dirkx was credited with 7+ innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out eight.
Alex Maestri got the loss when he allowed an unearned run in the ninth inning. Maestri pitched one inning and gave up only one hit. He struck out two and didn't walk anyone.
Right fielder Russ Canzler was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. First baseman Blake Lalli went 2 for 4 with a walk and two RBI. Catcher Robinson Chirinos was 2 for 5 with a run scored.
Center fielder Brandon Guyer walked to lead off the game, stole second and scored in the inning and then didn't take the field in the bottom of the inning. I assume there was some sort of injury and I hope to know more tomorrow.
The Daytona Cubs were eaten by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 5-3
Starter Chris Archer only lasted 3.1 innings tonight. He gave up two runs on five hits and four walks. Archer also struck out four.
Chris Siegfried took the loss. He gave up two runs on three hits over two innings of relief. Siegfried struck out three and didn't issue a walk.
Center fielder Brett Jackson went 2 for 4 with a triple and a run scored.
The Chiefs skinned the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 4-2.
Starting pitcher Su-Ming Jung allowed two runs on five hits over four innings. Jung walked three and struck out one.
Ronny Moria picked up the win in relief with two shutout innings. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two.
Jordan Latham had some trouble, but he got his sixth save of the season. He allowed a walk and a hit to start the ninth inning, but got a double play when a runner tried to advance to third on a fly out to center and then struck out the final batter of the game.
Right fielder Richard Jones hit a two-run double in the sixth inning. Jones went 2 for 4 and scored once. Catcher Jonathan Mota was 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI.