Be sure to check out this photo of the two newest Cubs, Tony Campana and Scott Maine, as posted by Iowa Cubs outfielder Fernando Perez. He entitled it "Chicago: Prepare to Swoon."
Heading out of Reno while the getting is still good. They're hoping the Padres will still be playing in Tucson by the time they get there. (I'm actually hearing that the stadium deal in Escondido is in trouble. It's not dead by any means, but there are problems.)
The Tennessee Smokies scored three in the ninth to blindside the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 5-3.
Trey McNutt started this morning and he's clearly on a pitch count, going three innings and allowing but one run on four hits. He didn't walk anyone and struck out one. He threw 49 pitches; 31 were for strikes.
Marco Carrillo got the win in relief to improve his record to 4-0. Carrillo pitched two scoreless innings. He gave up two hits and one walk while striking out one.
Blake Parker collected save number three with a scoreless ninth inning. He did walk a batter with two outs, but allowed no hits. He struck out one.
Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha had the big two-run single in the ninth inning to give the Smokies the lead. Ha went 2 for 5 and scored once.
Second baseman Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. Catcher Blake Lalli went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI.
Rebel Ridling hit his a solo home run in the second inning, his seventh of the season. Ridling was 2 for 3 with a walk.
The dominating Daytona Cubs plucked the Palm Beach Cardinals, 5-1. Their record now stands at 28-12.
Aaron Kurcz has been dominating so far this season and tonight he threw five shutout innings. He now has a 19 inning scoreless streak. Kurcz allowed only one hit and one walk. He struck out two. He improved his record to 3-0.
Second baseman Matt Cerda was 2 for 3 with a walk. He had one RBI and he scored once.
The Peoria Chiefs were held up by the Quad City River Bandits, 3-2.
Starter Dallas Beeler allowed only one hit over four innings and he promptly erased that runner with a double play. He did face one batter over the minimum because of one batter reaching on an error. Beeler struck out four and walked no one.
Robinson Lopez took the his first loss of the season, giving up three runs on eight hits over four innings of relief. Two of those hits were solo home runs. Lopez walked one and struck out four.
Second baseman Pierre LePage went 3 for 5. Catcher Sergio Burruel went 3 for 4. Catcher Eliot Soto was 2 for 5.