Cripes. What a perfectly miserable day.
The Iowa Cubs went bust against the Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) 6-5.
Ramon Ortiz started and pitched well, allowing only two runs on five hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Chris Carpenter took the loss in relief. Carpenter allowed four runs on one hit and three walks over two-thirds of an inning. He also left with an apparent injury and John Gaub allowed in two inherited runners. Carpenter did have one strikeout.
Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI. He also walked once.
Left fielder Lou Montanez went 3 for 5 and scored once. Right fielder Brad Snyder had a triple and a walk in a 3 for 4 night. Snyder scored once and knocked one in. Center fielder Tony Campana went 2 for 5 with a double. He also scored two runs.
Catcher Steve Clevenger was 2 for 4.
The Smokies were smoked by the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers) 9-1.
Starter Alberto Cabrera took the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits in 3.2 innings. Two of the runs were unearned. He walked three and struck out two.
Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez doubled and scored the only Smokies run in the ninth inning. He was 1 for 4.
The Daytona Cubs were stunned by the Ft. Myers Miracle (Twins), 4-1.
Starter Brett Wallach took the loss, although he pitched quite well, even if his ERA won't reflect it. He gave up two runs in the first inning and two in the sixth, but in-between that, he retired 14 batters in a row. Wallach went seven innings and allowed the four runs on five hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four.
Catcher Michael Brenly was 2 for 3 with an RBI. Right fielder Michael Burgess was 2 for 4.
The D-Cubs struck out 16 times in this game against three Miracle pitchers. No, they were not facing top Twins prospects.
The Peoria Chiefs were mauled by the Kane County Cougars (Royals), 7-3.
Cam Greathouse couldn't find the plate tonight as his record fell to 2-3. He lasted 3.2 innings and gave up six runs, three earned, on three hits. The big problem was that he walked seven Cougar hitters. Greathouse struck out four. Greathouse summarized his start tonight on twitter thusly: "Tonights game is epic fail! [sic]"
Maybe Greathouse has a career as a sportswriter after his career is over. Maybe he can take over for me.
First baseman Richard Jones went 2 for 4 and scored once.