Home alone watching the pre-schooler tonight, so we're going to keep this one short. But be sure to see who pitched against Daytona tonight. And a great pitching performance by Peoria.
The Iowa Cubs roped the Round Rock Express, 3-1.
Ramon Ortiz started and got his first I-Cub win by tossing seven strong innings. He allowed only one run on four hits. Ortiz walked one and struck out five.
Scott Maine nailed down his fifth save with a scoreless ninth. He allowed no hits but walked one. Maine fanned two.
Catcher Chris Robinson was 2 for 3 with an RBI and a run scored. First baseman Bryan LaHair went 2 for 4 with a double. Shortstop Matt Camp went 2 for 2.
The Smokies were extinguished by the Mobile Bay Bears, 4-3.
Starter Brooks Raley lasted five innings and allowed three runs on six hits. One of the three runs was unearned. Raley walked three and only struck out one.
Blake Parker entered the game with the score tied entering the bottom of the ninth. He gave up the winning run on two hits and two walks, one intentional and one semi-intentional. A leadoff single in the inning ended up on third base after a Brett Jackson fielding error. He did have one strikeout.
Jackson was 0 for 1 with three walks. He scored once an stole a base.
The Daytona Cubs came from behind to topple the Tampa Yankees, 7-5.
Zachary Rosscup started and went 5.2 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits. Two of the five runs were charged as unearned. Rosscup walked one and struck out five.
Jordan Latham collected the win in relief. He wasn't charged with a run over 2.1 innings, although he did allow in two runners inherited from Rosscup. Latham allowed two hits. He walked one and struck out one.
Frank Batista pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save. He had one strikeout.
The D-Cubs opposed Carlos Silva in this game. Silva's final line tonight was three innings and two runs on three hits and a walk. He struck out four.
One of the guys who got to Silva was center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha, who clubbed his fifth home run of the year off Silva in the first inning with a man on. Overall, Ha was 2 for 4 with four RBI. Ha also drew a walk, which was his fourth walk in eight games after not walking at all in his first 17 games. Now if he can just teach Junior Lake to take a walk.
The Peoria Chiefs chopped down the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners) 3-0 on a combined one-hitter.
Starter Cam Greathouse was dealing tonight, going seven innings and allowing only one single. He did have some control problems as he walked three and hit a batter, but he struck out eight.
Yohan Gonzalez pitched two innings and collected his second save. Gonzalez walked one and fanned one.
Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4.
The Chiefs turned a triple play in this game in the seventh inning when the first two LumberKing batters reached with an error by the shortstop Eliot Soto and a walk. Soto redeemed himself by then catching a line drive and turning it into a triple play. It was the Chiefs first triple play since 2007.