I'm still working on a draft recap, but I just haven't had the time. I'll try to do one this weekend.
Several rehab assignments tonight.
The Iowa Cubs fell to the Round Rock Express, 7-6 in ten innings.
Ramon Ortiz started and gave up four runs on six hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Marcos Mateo got the loss. He pitched two innings and gave up two runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out nobody.
After Mateo gave up two runs in the top of the tenth, the I-Cubs managed to load the bases with only one out in the bottom of the inning. But after a Matt Camp ground out scored one run, Scott Moore grounded out to end the game.
Center fielder Camp was 3 for 5 with a double. He scored once and had one RBI. Shortstop Jonathan Mota was 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored. He stole a base.
Reed Johnson was the DH tonight and went 0 for 3. Jeff Baker played first base and was 1 for 4 with a triple and an RBI.
The Iowa Cubs were supposed to finish yesterday's suspended game, but a weather delay caused them to move the finish of yesterday's game to tomorrow.
The Smokies beat the Carolina Mudcats, 2-0 in a game shortened to five innings by rain.
Nick Struck threw a complete game shutout. He gave up five hits and walked no one. He struck out six. On top of that, he went 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Center fielder Marwin Gonzalez was 2 for 3 with a double.
The Smokies magic number to clinch their fourth straight half-season title is now six with eight games to play.
The Daytona Cubs got shot down by the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 12-1.
Starter Dae-Eun Rhee got knocked around for five runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings. Rhee walked three and struck out four
Third baseman Jake Opitz was 3 for 4 with two doubles. He had the one RBI.
DH Michael Burgess was 2 for 4 with a double and he scored the one run.
Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha went 2 for 4. Shortstop Logan Watkins was 2 for 3.
The Peoria Chiefs were golden against the South Bend Silver Hawks (Diamondbacks) 6-3.
Angel Guzman pitched for the first time since September of 2009 and was perfect over two innings. He threw 21 pitches, 14 of which were strikes. Guzman struck out two.
Eric Jokisch improved is record to 7-0 since Guzman did not go five. Jokisch pitched 5.1 innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five.
Larry Suarez got his first save tonight. He pitched the final 1.2 innings without allowing a run. He gave up one hit and did not walk anyone. He struck out three.
Every Chief in the starting lineup had at least one hit tonight. Catcher Micah Gibbs was 2 for 3 with a walk. He scored once. Right fielder Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 4 with two RBI. He scored once.
Left fielder Kyung-Min Na went 2 for 4 with an RBI.