The Minor League Wrap: Proud to be the "Miss Iowa" of Bleed Cubbie Blue.
In case you're too lazy to click on the "Keep Reading" link, Daytona is the hottest team in the minors right now.
Speaking of Iowa:
The Iowa Cubs scored four runs in the eighth inning to beat the Albuquerque Isotopes, 4-2.
Thomas Diamond started and pitched four scoreless innings tonight. He allowed three hits, he walked two and he stuck out two.
Mitch Atkins pitched the next three innings and got the win. He gave up one run on three hits. Atkins walked one and struck out one.
Jeff Stevens tossed a scoreless ninth for his second save. He allowed a bunt single, but was otherwise untouched. Stevens struck out one.
First baseman Bryan LaHair had a two-run single in the eighth inning. LaHair was 1 for 4.
The Smokies crushed the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, 9-3.
Craig Muschko started and collected his fifth win with six innings of work. He surrendered two runs on four hits. Muschko walked one and struck out six.
Marco Carrillo got the three-inning save tonight. He allowed one run on two hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out four.
Third baseman Russell Canzler crushed two home runs tonight and now has 14 on the season. Canzler was 2 for 5 with three RBI.
Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. Jackson scored once and knocked one in. Left fielder Tony Campana was had a triple in a 2 for 5 game. He scored twice and stole his 34th base of the season.
Second baseman Tony Thomas had a double and a triple in a 2 for 4 night. He had two RBI. Right fielder Brandon Guyer was 2 for 3 with a double. He scored twice and had two RBI.
The Daytona Cubs won their 11th game in a row tonight, clipping the wings of the Palm Beach Cardinals, 8-3.
Dae-Eun Rhee started and got the win. He pitched five innings and allowed three runs on eight hits. All three runs scored on a pair of home runs Rhee allowed in the fourth inning. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two.
First baseman Rebel Ridling was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once and had one RBI. DH Jake Opitz went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and center fielder David Macias were both 2 for 5 with a double and a run scored. LeMahieu also had one RBI.
It seems weak compared to Daytona, but the Peoria Chiefs won their fourth in a row by defanging the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 3-2.
Starting pitcher Robert Whitenack pitched six innings and allowed two runs on five hits. One of the two runs allowed were unearned. He didn't walk anyone and struck out five.
Ronny Moria pitched the final two innings and collected the win. He gave up two hits but no runs. Moria walked no one and struck out two.
Center fielder Matt Szczur knocked home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth with an RBI single Szczur was 3 for 4 with a double, a triple and a walk. He scored once and had two RBI.
Shortstop Hak-Ju Lee was 3 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. He also stole his 26th base of the year but was also caught stealing for the sixth time. Still a good percentage there.
Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 4 with a double. Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 3 with a walk. He also scored the winning run in the ninth inning.
And then there is the Hawks, who lost their seventh game in a row. They lost 3-2 to the Vancouver Canadians.
Dustin Fitzgerald started and was excellent other than allowing a solo home run in the second inning. Fitzgerald allowed only the one run on two hits over five innings. Fitzgerald walked one and struck out three.
Eric Jokisch got the loss in relief. Jokisch allowed two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out three Canadians.
Right fielder Alvaro Ramirez was 2 for 4 and scored once.
Were rained out, believe it or not.