I don't see a fan post on this, but word is that Carlos Zambrano cleared out his locker tonight and told everyone he's retired. We'll see how long that lasts.
The Iowa Cubs climbed the Tacoma Raniers, 9-3.
Starter Casey Coleman, who is ready to pitch in five days, threw five shutout innings tonight. He gave up five hits. He walked one and struck out five on the way to his fifth win.
Center fielder Brett Jackson lead off the game with his eighth home run of the season. He was 1 for 5 with a walk and three RBI. Jackson scored twice.
Left fielder Lou Montanez hit a two-run home run in the second innning. He went 2 for 6 and scored twice.
Third baseman Ryan Flaherty was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once and had one RBI.
Shortstop Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 5 and scored once. Catcher Chris Robinson was 2 for 4 with a double and two runs scored. He got hit by a pitch, too.
Starter Ryan Searle pitched seven innings and allowed three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out four.
Marcus Hatley allowed a run in the top of the eighth inning, but got the win when the Smokies came back in the bottom of the inning. Hatley allowed a hit and a walk in his one inning pitched. He struck out one.
Rafael Dolis pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning for his 13th save. He struck out one.
Left fielder Ty Wright hit a solo home run in the sixth inning; his sixth for the Smokies. Wright was 1 for 1 with a sac fly and two walks. He had two RBI and scored twice.
The Daytona Cubs nailed the Clearwater Threshers (Philles), 2-1.
Casey Harman pitched the first six innings and allowed a run on a solo home run and three total hits. He did not walk anyone and struck out four.
Fireman Frank Batista pitched a perfect ninth for his 23rd save. He had two strikeouts.
DH Greg Rohan was 2 for 4 with an RBI.
The Peoria Chiefs caged the Kane County Cougars (Royals), 7-2.
Eric Jokisch allowed two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings to get his ninth win of the year. Jokisch walked one and struck out eight.
Patrick Francescon had a runner reach in the ninth by an error, but did not allow a baserunner of his own for his second save. He struck out two.
Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara homered with the bases empty in the eighth inning. It was his second of the year. Alcantara was 2 for 4 and also tripled. He scored twice and had three RBI.
Right fielder Anthony Giansanti also hit a solo home run in the ninth inning; his 11th this season. Giansanti went 2 for 5 and scored twice.
Second baseman Rubi Silva was 2 for 5 with a stolen base and a run scored. Catcher Sergio Burruel was 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Left fielder Jesus Morelli was 2 for 4 and scored once.
The Boise Hawks stopped the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 7-5.
Willengton Cruz had a rough start today. He only went two innings and allowed four runs on a grand slam in the second inning. He allowed two total hits and walked four while striking out two.
Joseph Zeller pitched 2.2 shutout innings for his second win in relief. He allowed two hits but did not walk anyone. He struck out two.
Bryce Shafer pitched scoreless ninth inning for his tenth save. He did not allow a hit, but he walked one and struck out two.
Second baseman Zeke DeVoss went 3 for 4 with a double and a stolen base. He scored two runs and had one RBI.
Second baseman Willson Contreras went 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.