I tweeted this earlier tonight, but the dental work I had done today was less painful than tonight's Cubs game. And just like the Cubs, I get to go back for more. Luckily, the minors were a little better. Iowa wasn't, but the rest of the prospects were.
The Iowa Cubs were doused by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 7-0.
J.R. Mathes got knocked around for six runs on ten hits, including three home runs, over his four inning start. To be a little fairer to Mathes, two of the home runs were hit by Royals uber-prospect Mike Moustakas and the other was hit by the other Royals uber-prospect, Eric Hosmer. Mathes did not walk anyone and struck out one.
The I-Cubs only managed three hits tonight. Right fielder Brad Snyder was 2 for 4.
The Smokies pan-fried the Carolina Mudcats (Reds), 8-5.
Starter Alberto Cabrera overcame two of the Smokies' four errors to improve his record to 3-0. Cabrera allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings, although only two of the five runs were charged as earned. Cabrera only walked two and struck out seven.
Marco Carrillo pitched a scoreless ninth to collect his first save. Carrillo allowed one hit. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out two.
Catcher Steve Clevenger had a big night, going 4 for 4 with a stolen base. Clevenger had three RBI and scored twice.
First baseman Rebel Ridling went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. Left fielder Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored three times and knocked one in.
Center fielder Brett Jackson was 1 for 4 with a double and a walk. He stole two bases, giving him eight on the year. He did strike out the other three times he came to the plate.
The Daytona Cubs trumped the Tampa Yankees, 9-5.
Brett Wallach started and picked up his first win in the Cubs organization. He went five innings and allowed three runs, but only one earned run, on five hits. He struck out five and in the best news for Wallach, he only walked two.
Daytona hit three home runs tonight. The first home run was a second inning solo blast by DH Jake Opitz. Opitz was 2 for 4 and scored twice.
Second baseman David Macias then homered to lead off the fifth inning. Macias was 2 for 4 with a double. Macias scored twice and knocked two runners in. Later in the fifth, first basman Justin Bour clubbed a two-run homer, his fourth of the season. Bour was 1 for 3 with a walk.
Shortstop Junior Lake was 2 for 5 with with two stolen bases. Lake scored once and batted two in. Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha did not manage an outfield assist tonight, so he had to settle for going 2 for 4 with two steals. Ha scored once and had one RBI.
Right fielder Nelson Perez went 2 for 4 with one RBI.
The Peoria Chiefs got bitten by the Beloit Snappers (Twins), 4-3.
Graham Hicks pitched five innings and gave up three runs on six hits. He walked three and struck out two.
Juan Serrano relieved him and took the loss when he allowed a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth. Serrano pitched three innings and allowed only that one hit. It was the only baserunner he allowed. Serrano struck out two.
The Chiefs lost despite Beloit committing six errors tonight. Shortstop Elliot Soto was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. He scored one run as well.