Here's to all the Fathers out there on Father's Day. Here's why today is special: taking your daughter to her first game.
And the first person to give me gruff about her wearing a Giants T-Shirt, you owe me a Cubs 2T shirt that you can mail out to me at your own expense. I'm not paying full-price and shipping and handling to have one shipped to me when I can pick up a Tim Lincecum one cheap at Marshall's. She's going to grow out of it by next year anyway.
The Iowa Cubs melted down against the Albuquerque Isotopes, 4-0.
Casey Coleman pitched well tonight, but got the loss anyway. Coleman allowed only one run on four hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out two.
Catcher Chris Robinson had two of the Cubs three hits today. He was 2 for 3 with a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies finished out the first half by beating the Mobile Bay Bears, 3-1.
Hung-Wen Chen picked up his eighth win with an impressive start. Chen threw six shutout innings and allowed five hits, all singles. He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.
David Cales allowed two hits and an inherited runner to score in the ninth, but otherwise grabbed his eighth save. He pitched two-thirds of an inning and did not have a walk or a strikeout.
Second baseman Tony Thomas hit a solo home run in the second inning. It was his fourth on the season. Thomas was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Spent the day calling their fathers.
The Peoria Chiefs incarcerated the Quad City River Bandits, 12-2.
Robert Whitenack allowed a solo home run in his five inning start, but otherwise shut the Quad Cities down. He gave up two hits total, walked none and struck out three. Whitenack improved his record to 6-4.
Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha hit two doubles in a 3 for 5 game. Ha had two RBI and scored once.
Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a walk. Watkins scored three times and batted one in. Second baseman Matt Cerda was 2 for 4 with three RBI and a run scored. Third baseman Charles Thomas was 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Aramis Ramirez was the DH and he was 1 for 3 with an RBI single. He also walked and scored in the first inning.
The Boise Hawks caught the Yakima Bears hibernating, 7-6 in 11 innings.
Rogelino Carmona blew a save in the eight inning when he allowed two inherited runners to score, but eventually picked up the win when Boise scored in the 11th. Carmona went 2.1 innings and gave up two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.
First baseman Brandon May was a 36th round pick last year, and tonight he hit his first professional home run. It was a three-run homer in the first inning. May was 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI.
DH Jesus Morelli went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and knocked two in.