I hope to have the internet working at my home by tomorrow. I've been doing the reports for the past 10 days from my local Starbucks. Unfortunately, the Boise game is running late and the Starbucks is closing.
The Iowa Cubs shut out the Oklahoma City RedHawks, 4-0.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx shut down the little Astros for seven innings, giving up just four hits. He walked one and struck out four as he got his fourth I-Cub win.
Center fielder Brett Jackson went 2 for 4 with a double. He scored twice and had one RBI.
The Smokies blinded the Chattanooga Lookouts, 9-3.
Eric Jokisch looked as dominant for his six-inning start tonight as he did in Peoria and he got his first Double-A win. Jokisch allowed one run on three hits. He walked two and struck out ten.
First baseman Rebel Ridling clubbed his twentieth home run of the season in a 3 for 4 game. He hit it with two men on in the fifth inning. Ridling scored twice and had four total RBI. He also walked once.
Third baseman Josh Vitters went 3 for 3 with a double. He scored once.
Jim Adduci went 4 for 5 and scored twice. Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 2 for 5. He crossed home twice and knocked one runner in.
Day off as they travel to Tampa to take on the Yankees. The forecast for Tampa does not look good this week.
The Peoria Chiefs were shelled by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, 6-3.
Starter Starling Peralta went six innings and took the loss after allowing all six runs on nine hits. Three of the six runs were unearned. Peralta walked three and struck out one.
Shortstop Rafael Valdes doubled in a 2 for 4 night. He had one RBI. First baseman Richard Jones was 2 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI. Second baseman Rubi Silva was 2 for 4.
The Boise Hawks were tied with the Yakima Bears at 8 in the ninth inning as we go to deadline. Just like a newspaper with a "Late Game" result.
Willengton Cruz's start tonight only lasted a third of an inning. He gave up three runs on two hits and three walks. He did not strike out the one guy he did get out.
Jean Sandoval relieved Cruz and went 5.2 innings, giving up but one run on three hits. Even better, he didn't walk anyone and struck out seven.
Center fielder Zeke DeVoss was 4 for 5 with a double and a steal. He scored once and had two RBI.
DH Ryan Cuneo hit his fifth home run of the year with a man on in the third inning. Cuneo was 2 for 4 with a walk and scored twice.
Second baseman Brad Zapenas went 2 for 4 with a double and two stolen bases. He drove in two and scored once.
Right fielder Oliver Zapata went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored twice. Catcher Rafael Lopez was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored once and knocked one in.
All those hitting stats are through nine innings. If it goes to extras, I'm sure one of you great readers can fill in the details.
Dan Vogelbach was 1 for 4 with a strikeout in his professional debut. Rock Shoulders had the exact same line.