Tomorrow is the last day you can vote for the Triple-A All-Star Game. Iowa Cubs players Bryan LaHair, Tyler Colvin and Jonathan Mota are currently leading in the balloting. See that they stay there.
The Iowa Cubs stopped the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals) 7-3.
Robert Coello celebrated his return to the Pacific Coast League by picking up his fourth win. Coello pitched five innings and allowed one run on four hits. He walked two and struck out two.
Marcos Mateo got his second save. Mateo entered the game with two on and two out in the eighth inning and gave up a run-scoring single to the first batter he faced. He struck out the next batter to end the inning and then struck out the side in the ninth. So he pitched 1.1 total innings and allowed no runs on one hit while striking out four.
Center fielder Tyler Colvin hit home run number four in the fifth inning with a man on. Colvin went 3 for 4 with four RBI. He scored twice.
Second baseman Bobby Scales had two doubles in a 2 for 4 game. Scales also walked once and scored twice. Left fielder Ty Wright went 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored.
The Smokies were subjugated by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox) 7-0.
Bad night tonight for Trey McNutt as he couldn't find the strike zone. McNutt faced five batters and allowed one single. The other four batters he walked. He then exited the game without recording an out. He was charged with allowing two runs.
Catcher Steve Clevenger went 3 for 4 with a double. Right fielder Ryan Flaherty was 2 for 4.
This was the first game of the second half for the Smokies.
In the first game of the second half for Daytona, they were bitten by the Clearwater Threshers (Phillies), 6-5.
Starter Juan Serrano pitched the first four innings and allowed four runs on five hits, including three solo home runs. Serrano did not walk anyone and struck out three.
Aaron Kurcz got the loss in relief. He allowed two runs on two hits over two innings. Kurcz walked one and struck out five.
Shortstop Logan Watkins has been on fire lately after a terrible start to the season. Watkins went 2 for 3 tonight.
Second baseman David Macias went 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI.
The Chiefs liked the All-Star break so much they decided to extend it another day.
The Boise Hawks were blown away by the Tri-City Dust Devils (Rockies), 7-2.
Starting pitcher Yao-Lin Wang was pretty solid, allowing only one run on six hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out four.
Cam Greathouse took the loss after allowing two runs on a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Greathouse pitched two-thirds of an innings. The home run was the only hit he allowed, but he did walk three. He did not have a strikeout.
Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen went 2 for 5 with a double and an RBI. Shortstop Dustin Harrington was 2 for 3 with a walk.