It's signing night. The only Cub information I have so far is that the 7th round pick, high school RHP Ben Wells, signed for $530,000.
The Iowa Cubs beat the Fresno Grizzlies, 5-3.
Jeff Samardzija allowed only one unearned run over six innings. The Shark gave up four hits. He walked only one and struck out five. Samardzija's record in Iowa is now 10-2.
Iowa hit three solo home runs tonight. The first was in the second inning by third baseman Marquez Smith. Smith was 2 for 3 with a walk. It was his tenth home run for Iowa and 13th overall. Right fielder Brad Snyder hit his 20th of the season in the fifth. Snyder was 2 for 5 with a double and two RBI. Finally, catcher Robinson Chirinos hit his second for Iowa and 17th overall in the sixth inning. Chirinos was 1 for 4.
Center fielder Sam Fuld went 2 for 3 with a double, a triple and two walks. Fuld scored twice.
The Smokies were put out by the Chattanooga Lookouts, 8-2.
Starter Rafael Dolis got knocked out early tonight, giving up seven runs over only 3.2 innings. He allowed only five hits, but he walked four. Dolis struck out three.
Left fielder Brandon Guyer has been red-hot since July 1, and tonight he was 3 for 4 with a double and a triple. Guyer scored twice.
Second baseman Tony Thomas was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Third baseman Nate Samson went 2 for 4.
The Daytona Cubs were driven down by the Tampa Yankees, 5-3.
Alberto Cabrera started and took the loss. He pitched 5+ innings and allowed four runs on eight hits. All three batters he faced in the sixth inning would eventually come around to score, two of them after he left the game. Cabrera walked three and struck out three.
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu went 3 for 4 with a double and a run scored. Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and knocked one in.
RIght fielder Kyler Burke was 2 for 3 with a walk. Center fielder Evan Crawford went 2 for 4 with a triple. He also scored once.
The Peoria Chiefs shut out the Kane County Cougars, 4-0.
Su-Ming Jung pitched the first three innings and allowed three singles. He walked no one and struck out one.
Jung didn't get the win because he didn't go five innings, but in this case, Jeffry Antigua really deserved the win. He pitched the next five innings and also allowed three singles. He did not issue a walk and he struck out seven.
Right fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 3 for 4 with a run scored. Center fielder Anthony Giansanti went 2 for 4 and he scored once.
The Boise Hawks were all wet against the Everett AquaSox, 7-3.
Starter Juan Yasser Serrano was pretty dominant tonight, allowing only one hit over five shutout innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Jordan Latham took the loss when he got into a major jam in the eighth inning. Latham only got one out but he allowed five runs. However, he only allowed one hit (a triple) and hit a one batter. Two other batters reached on errors and another reached on a fielder's choice. So only one of the five runs he allowed was earned.
Catcher Jeff Vigurs was 1 for 4 with a double and all three RBI.