Happy Father's Day to everyone. My daughter wished me a Happy Father's Day and her mother bought some presents for her to give me: a blu-ray copy of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, and tickets to see the Padres play the Mariners in Seattle on July 1. Won't have any problem cheering for the Mariners that night.
The Iowa Cubs stabilized the Albuquerque Isotopes (Dodgers), 8-5.
Alberto Cabrera started and allowed five runs on seven hits over 5.2 innings. Cabrera walked five and struck out five.
Blake Parker got the win with three shutout innings of relief. Parker gave up two hits and a walk while he struck out two.
John Gaub collected his second save after he was summoned with two out in the ninth after Parker allowed a triple. He walked the first batter he faced but got Jerry Sands to ground out to end the game.
The I-Cubs hit three home runs tonight. First baseman Bryan LaHair cranked his 19th home run with the bases empty in third inning. LaHair also hit a two RBI single to tie the game at five in the seventh. LaHair was 2 for 5 with three RBI and two runs scored.
Center fielder Brad Snyder hit a solo home run in the fourth. It was his eighth home run this year. Snyder was 1 for 5.
Second baseman Bobby Scales tacked on an insurance run with a solo shot in the ninth. It was his ninth home run this year. Scales went 1 for 3 with two walks. He scored twice.
Left fielder Ty Wright went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
The Smokies allowed six runs in the ninth inning to lose to the Chattanooga Lookouts (Dodgers), 11-6.
Starter Robert Coello threw the first four innings and allowed three runs on five hits. Coello walked one and struck out three.
Rafael Dolis came in to save a one-run lead in the ninth inning and melted down. Dolis only managed to get two outs before he was pulled for Blake Lalli, and he allowed five runs on five hits, including a two-run home run. Dolis did not have a walk or a strikeout.
Center fielder Brett Jackson was 2 for 5 with a double and his seventh home run. It was a solo home run in the fifth inning. Jackson scored twice and had two RBI.
Third baseman Ryan Flaherty also hit a solo home run in the fifth, his 13th this season. Flaherty was 3 for 5 and scored twice.
First baseman Josh Vitters was 2 for 5 with a stolen base. He had one RBI. Catcher Steve Clevenger hit two doubles in a 3 for 5 game. He had one RBI.
Finishing up the All-Star Break.
The Chiefs losing streak hit seven today as they got bushwacked by the Quad City River Bandits (Cardinals), 9-1.
Graham Hicks started and left the game after 2.1 innings with an apparent injury. Before that, Hicks gave up five runs on six hits, including a two-run home run. Hicks walked one and struck out one. His record fell to 1-3.
Center fielder Matt Szczur was 2 for 4 with a stolen base. He scored the lone Chiefs run.
Jin-Young Kim made his pro debut today and pitched the first four innings, allowing three runs on three hits. He walked three and struck out no one.
The Hawks didn't have a hit until the sixth inning and only had two hits total.