I'm freaking beat. But I'm back home.
Congratulations to Chris Carpenter on his major league debut. I'm sorry I missed it traveling.
The Iowa Cubs rained on the parade of the Omaha Storm Chasers, 11-5.
Alberto Cabrera was the beneficiary of this offensive explosion and got his first PCL win. Cabrera pitched six innings and allowed five runs on ten hits, including two solo home runs. Cabrera walked one and struck out six.
First baseman Scott Moore hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning. It was his sixth this season. Moore was 2 for 5.
DH Ty Wright was 3 for 5. He scored three times and knocked two in.
Right fielder Fernando Perez went 2 for 4 with two walks and a stolen base. Perez scored twice. Second baseman Bobby Scales had a double in a 2 for 4 night. He also walked twice and had one RBI. Scales also stole a base.
Third baseman Marquez Smith went 2 for 5 with a walk. He scored three times and knocked one in. Shortstop Jonathan Mota and center fielder Matt Camp were both 2 for 5. Camp also had one RBI.
Alfonso Soriano played left field in a rehab assignment. He went 0 for 6 with two strikeouts.
Day off. They'll look to clinch the first half tomorrow.
The Daytona Cubs beat the Brevard County Manatees, 3-1.
Zachary Rosscup was awfully impressive tonight as he got the win with five shutout innings. Rosscup allowed only three singles and one walk. He struck out nine.
Frank Batista got save number fourteen with a perfect ninth. He struck out one.
Center fielder Evan Crawford was 2 for 5 and scored once. Catcher Chad Noble was 2 for 4 and scored once.
The Chiefs were bitten by the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, 12-5.
Graham Hicks started and allowed four runs on four hits over four innings. He walked three and struck out three.
Yohan Gonzalez took the loss when he allowed three runs in one inning of relief. He gave up four hits, walked one and struck out one.
Richard Jones hit a grand slam in the third inning. Jones was 2 for 5. He now has eleven home runs this year.
Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 5 and scored once. Right fielder Anthony Giansanti was 2 for 4 with a double. He also pitched a scoreless inning of relief. He gave up one hit, didn't walk anyone and struck out two.