I hope you all had a good night tonight. Me? I got to spend it in a Sears getting a flat tire replaced. Oh, and I had a four year-old with me.
This has already been noted on this site, but to put it here on the record: Chiefs shortstop Javier Baez was named Midwest League Player of the Week and Hawks outfielder Trey Martin was named Northwest League Player of the Week. Congratulations to both.
The Iowa Cubs got zapped by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 6-1.
Starting pitcher Rodrigo Lopez pitched six innings, and it's a small miracle that he only allowed four runs. Lopez allowed twelve hits, including three solo home runs. Two of the home runs were hit by Donnie Murphy. Lopez walked one and struck out three.
The I-Cubs only had four hits tonight. Center fielder Brett Jackson tripled and scored in the fourth inning. He was 1 for 4.
Third baseman Josh Vitters was 1 for 4, extending his hit streak to 15 games.
The Tennessee Smokies were outflanked by the Jackson Generals (Mariners), 10-8.
Starter Ty'Relle Harris didn't make it out of the third inning. He allowed six runs on seven hits over 2.2 innings. Harris walked two and struck out two.
The Smokies came back from an 8-2 deficit to tie the game at eight in the sixth inning, but Trey McNutt took the loss after allowing two runs in the seventh. McNutt allowed five hits over 2.1 innings of relief. He didn't walk anyone and he struck out three.
Center fielder Jae-Hoon Ha was 3 for 5 with a triple and his fourth home run of the season. Ha's home run was with a man on in the fourth inning. Ha also walked once, scored twice and had just the two RBI.
First baseman Justin Bour went 3 for 5 with a walk. He scored two runs and had one run batted in. Second baseman Logan Watkins was 3 for 6 with a double and a stolen base. Watkins scored one run.
Left fielder Greg Rohan went 2 for 4 with a walk. He knocked one run home and scored once himself. Second baseman Nate Samson went 2 for 5.
The Daytona Cubs were pinched by the Charlotte Stone Crabs (Rays), 5-3.
Starter Kyler Burke took the loss tonight after he allowed four runs on nine hits over six innings. Burke walked two and struck out three.
DH Matthew Szczur was 2 for 4 with a double and two stolen bases. He scored one run. First baseman Rebel Ridling went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. He also scored in the three-run fourth inning when Daytona scored all their runs.
The Peoria Chiefs left the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) choking on their fumes, 8-3.
Startling Peralta pitched five shutout innings for his third win. Peralta gave up five hits and issued three walks. He struck out five.
Center fielder Pin-Chieh Chen went 3 for 4 with a walk and three stolen bases. Chen scored three times and batted one run in.
First baseman Paul Hoilman had two doubles in a 3 for 4 day. He also walked once. Hoilman scored two runs and had three RBI.
Catcher Chadd Krist kept his average at .500 by going 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He had one RBI. Right fielder Oliver Zapata was 2 for 4.
Baez was 1 for 3, extending his hitting streak to 12 games. Baez had two RBI and he was hit by another pitch.
Jeimer Candelario crushed a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Boise Hawks soared over the Yakima Bears (Diamondbacks), 6-5.
Starter Jose Arias pitched the first five innings and allowed three runs on four hits. One of the three runs was unearned. Arias walked two and struck out four.
Eddie Orozco threw two innings of no-run, no-hit relief for his first Boise win and second overall. Orozco did walk one. He did not have a strike out.
Candelario's solo home run was a tremendous blast down the right field line. It was his fifth home run of the season. Candelario was 1 for 5.
Right fielder Bijan Rademacher had three doubles in a 3 for 4 game. Rademacher scored three times.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno went 3 for 5 with a double. Shortstop Marco Hernandez was 2 for 5 with a triple. He also hit an RBI single with two out in the eighth inning to tie the game.
Lendy Castillo pitched three shutout innings in a rehab assignment.
Shawon Dunston homered.