The Iowa Cubs lost the Albuquerque Isotopes in the fog, 7-2. Literally. The game was called after six innings with the Cubs leading 7-2.
J.R. Mathes went the full six innings to get his first win of the season. Mathes allowed the two runs on four hits, including a solo home run. Mathes didn't walk anyone and struck out two.
Speedy center fielder Tony Campana went 4 for 4 with a triple and a stolen base. He scored three times and had one RBI.
Right fielder Brad Snyder went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored once and had two RBI. Third baseman Scott Moore was 2 for 3.
The Smokies skinned the Carolina Mudcats, 5-4.
Alberto Cabrera improved his record to 2-0 by going six inning and giving up four runs on six hits. He only walked one and he struck out five.
David Cales got three ground outs in a perfect ninth inning for his sixth save.
First baseman Rebel Ridling was 3 for 4 with his second home run of the season. It was a solo shot in the fifth inning. Ridling had two total RBI.
Center fielder James Adduci had a perfect night, going 3 for 3 with two walks. He stole two bases and scored once.
Left fielder Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 5 with a double. He had one RBI and he scored twice.
The Daytona Cubs taunted the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 3-1.
Robert Whitenack has emerged as the ace for the D-Cubs, and he put up his best tonight. Whitenack retired the first 15 batters that he faced tonight until giving up a leadoff infield single in the sixth inning that could have been called an error. The next hitter hit a legit double that scored Lakeland's only run. Overall, Whitenack pitched six full innings and gave up one run on two hits. He did not walk anyone and he struck out seven.
So far this season, Whitenack is 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA. In the 23 innings he's pitched, he's struck out 25 batters and walked only one. Just remember, that's still a small sample size. It's still cool to see, however
Frank Batista got his fourth save of the season with a scoreless ninth. He had one strikeout and he gave up a harmless two-out single.
DH Matt Cerda broke the tie in the top of the seventh inning with a two-run single. Cerda was 1 for 3 with two walks.
SS Junior Lake went 3 for 5 and scored a run. First baseman Justin Bour was 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Third baseman Jake Opitz was 2 for 3 with a walk and run scored.
Rained out. Double-header tomorrow.