I'm fighting a bit of a stomach bug tonight, so I'm going to keep this just a little shorter than usual.
The Iowa Cubs destroyed the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 14-2.
Casey Coleman started and picked up his tenth win of the season, going five innings and giving up only one run. He allowed four hits and walked two. He did not have a strikeout. At the plate, Coleman was 2 for 4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Every I-Cub hitter had two hits tonight except for Darwin Barney, who was held hitless. First baseman Micah Hoffpauir hit his 15th home run. Hoffpauir was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three times and knocked two in.
Catcher Welington Castillo was 3 for 5 with two doubles and four RBI. Left fielder Ty Wright and right fielder Brad Snyder both went 3 for 5 with an RBI. Wright scored three times.
In the first game, spot starter Jeremy Papelbon gave up four runs on nine hits over four innings. Papelbon did not walk a batter and struck out two.
Aaron Shafer got the loss after he entered the game in the top of the seventh. He allowed a run on two hits and a walk. He only got one out.
Catcher Robinson Chirinos tied the game up in the top of the seventh with a grand slam. It was Chirinos's 14th homer of the year. Chirinos was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Tony Campana went 3 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored twice.
The second game was all about Chris Archer, who has yet to allow an earned run in five AA starts. Tonight he allowed only one hit over six innings. He did walk four, however, and struck out five.
Matt Spencer was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs scored. Catcher Steve Clevenger was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Second baseman Tony Thomas hit a solo home run, his seventh of the season.
The Daytona Cubs won their eighth game in a row, topping the St. Lucie Mets, 6-1.
Chris Siegfried started and picked up his second win with five shutout innings. Siegfried gave up three hits, walked nobody and struck out four.
Shortstop Junior Lake hit two home runs today, a solo home run and a three-run blast. Lake now has seven home runs this season. Lake was 2 for 4.
Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. Catcher Michael Brenly went 2 for 3 with two walks. He scored once.
The Peoria Chiefs ended their losing streak by sinking the Lake County Captains, 4-3.
Larry Suarez picked up the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Suarez gave up two hits and a walk. He did not record a strikeout.
Ronny Moria got his second save. He pitched 1.1 innings without allowing a run. He allowed two hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out one.
First baseman Justin Bour, catcher Luis Flores and third baseman Jonathan Mota were all 2 for 4 with a double. Bour scored once and had two RBI. Mota had one RBI.
The Boise Hawks were eaten by the Yakima Bears, 8-2.
Starter Juan Yasser Serrano allowed only one run on two hits over five innings. He struck out four.
Marcos Perez got the loss in relief. He gave up three runs on five hits over two innings. Perez fanned three.
The Hawks only had three hits, but Matt Szczur had one of them, extending his hitting streak.