The Iowa Cubs let it ride against the Reno Aces, 6-1.
Starter Thomas Diamond put in a strong effort tonight, allowing only one run on three hits, including a solo home run. He didn't walk anyone and struck out six en route to his third win of the year.
Jay Jackson tossed another shutout inning of relief. Is he the new setup guy?
Center fielder Sam Fuld had a big night, going 3 for 5 with a double and a triple. Fuld had one RBI and scored once. Right fielder Brad Snyder was also 3 for 5 with a double. Snyder also scored once and knocked one in.
First baseman Micah Hoffpauir, third baseman Bobby Scales and catcher Chris Robinson each went 2 for 5 with a double. Hoffpauir had one RBI and one run scored, Scales scored once and Robinson scored once and knocked two in.
The Smokies were blinded by the Huntsville Stars, 2-1.
Starting pitcher Hung-Wen Chen pitched well but still got the loss. He went six innings and allowed two runs and two hits. He walked three and struck out four. He was also 1 for 2 with a double, which was the best hitting line for the Smokies tonight.
Center fielder Tony Campana was 1 for 4 and scored the only Tennessee run.
The Daytona Cubs shut down the St. Lucie Mets, 4-1.
Chris Archer was magnificent tonight. He gave up a solo home run to the second batter of the game, and then shut down St. Lucie the rest of the way. He went six innings and allowed only two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out ten. Of the two, the no walks makes me prouder, but only slightly.
Chris Siegfried pitched the final three innings for his first save. He hit a batter, but got a double play so that he faced only nine batters. Siegfried struck out three.
Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and knocked one in.
The Chiefs were brutalized by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 14-1.
The Chiefs had one hit and scored one unearned run in the ninth inning. That's all I'm going to say about this game. Let's forget it and go after them tomorrow.