The Iowa Cubs ray-gunned the Las Vegas 51s, 7-4.
Starter Thomas Diamond went five innings and got the win. He gave up four runs, three earned, on seven hits. Two of the hits were home runs. He walked one and struck out three.
Jay Jackson pitched in relief again, lending further credence to the idea that he's heading to the Wrigley bullpen soon. He didn't allow a run over 1.1 innings, but he did allow three hits.
Brian Schlitter pitched the final 2.1 innings for his second save. He allowed one hit and issued one walk. He also struck out one.
Left fielder Bryan LaHair hit home run #4 tonight. He was 3 for 4 with a double and a home run. He had two RBI and scored twice. LaHair also stole a base.
DH Chad Tracy went 4 for 5 with two doubles. He knocked in three runs and crossed the plate once.
The Smokies were Lost against the Carolina Mudcats 5-3.
Starter Hung-Wen Chen got the loss to see his record drop to 3-3. Chen went seven innings and allowed five runs on eight hits, although only three of the runs were earned. Two of the hits Chen allowed were home runs. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.
Second baseman Nate Samson had a 3 for 4 night. He also scored once. Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. Left fielder Ty Wright was 2 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. However, he did make the final out of the game with the tying runs on second and third.
First baseman Blake Lalli was 2 for 4 with an RBI.Daytona Cubs
The Daytona Cubs were forced to walk the plank against the Bradenton Marauders, 3-2.
Starter Chris Archer tossed five shutout innings, allowing only one hit. Of course, he did walk three batters. He also struck out two.
Jeff Beliveau took the loss after managing to only get one out in the ninth inning. Beliveau pitched one-third of an inning and allowed one run on two hit and a walk. The one batter he retired was with a strikeout.
Second baseman Ryan Flaherty has been tearing up the Florida State League since his demotion. Tonight he was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Peoria Chiefs took the honey from the Burlington Bees, 7-1.
Starter Trey McNutt got the win with six shutout innings. He gave up five hits. He walked only two and struck out seven.
Jonathan Nagel got his first save by pitching the final three innings. He allowed one run on two hits. He didn't walk anyone and fanned two.
DH Matt Cerda was 3 for 4 with a three-run home run. Cerda scored twice and had four RBI total. First baseman Justin Bour also hit a solo home run in a 1 for 4 night. Third baseman Greg Rohan was 2 for 5.