Much better results tonight.
Eric Jokisch picked up his ninth win after allowing only two runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings. Jokisch struck out five and didn't walk anyone.
Alberto Cabrera threw the final 2.1 innings for his second save. He allowed two hits, but no runs. Cabrera struck out two and walked no one.
First baseman Mike Olt hit his fourth home run in five games (and third in the past two games) when he went deep with a man as a part of a four-run first inning. It was Olt's fifth home run of the season or 17th if you count the majors. Olt was 1 for 4 with a walk and two runs scored.
Shortstop Elliot Soto hit a solo home run in the second inning. That was his first home run this year and only his third in almost 400 games in his minor league career. Soto had a big day, going 3 for 4 with two RBI.
Second baseman Logan Watkins was 2 for 5 with a double. Watkins scored one run.
All nine I-Cubs had at least one hit. Both Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler were 1 for 3 with two walks and two runs scored. Soler had two RBI and Bryant just one.
In the first game, Pierce Johnson had a no-hitter broken up with two outs in the sixth inning by former Cubs farmhand Nate Samson. Johnson pitched 6 innings and that was the only hit he allowed. He struck out eight and walked only two.
Andrew McKirahan pitched a perfect seventh inning to close out the one-hit shutout. He struck out one.
Tennessee scored all three runs in the fourth inning. Catcher Luis Flores was 2 for 2 with a double and a sacrifice fly. Shortstop Addison Russell was 1 for 3. He doubled and scored in the fourth inning.
In game two, Ivan Pineyro made his first start for the Smokies since May 10, but it didn't last very long. He gave up four runs on four hits over 2.2 innings. He walked two and struck out three.
Jeff Lorick gave up a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth for his third loss of the season. This after he pitched out of a bases-loaded, one out jam the inning before. Lorick pitched 1.1 innings and allowed the one run and three total hits. He struck out three and walked one.
Jae-Hoon Ha hit his fourth home run of the season with a man on in the second inning. Ha was 2 for 5.
Addison Russell was 2 for 4 and scored once. Catcher Taylor Davis went 2 for 3 with a double and a walk. He scored twice and had one RBI.
The Daytona Cubs declawed the Lakeland Flying Tigers, 4-3 in 13 innings.
Rob Zastryzny started and allowed two runs on five hits over five innings. He struck out seven and only walked two.
Stephen Perakslis gave up one run over three innings and Zack Godley pitched two scoreless.
Gerardo Concepcion took over in the 11th inning and did not allow a run over the final three innings to claim his first Daytona win. Concepcion gave up three hits, but didn't walk anyone and struck out two.
First baseman Dan Vogelbach singled home pinch-runner Gioskar Amaya from second with two out in the bottom of the 13th to end the game. Vogelbach went 1 for 5 with a walk and two RBI.
No one in the Cubs system is hotter right now than right fielder Rock Shoulders, who hit his third home run in four games and 12th on the year. Shoulders was 1 for 4 with a walk and just the one RBI.
Kane County Cougars
The Kane County Cougars outlasted the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Twins), 7-4 in 15 innings.
Starter Ben Wells pitched the first five innings and allowed two runs, one earned, on only three hits. That's the good news. The bad news is that Wells walked five and struck out only one.
Jasvir Rakkar pitched three scoreless innings in extras, allowing just two hits, although both were two-out doubles. Rakkar struck out three and walked no one before giving way to infielder Ben Carhart, who threw two scoreless innings and got the win. Carhart did not allow a hit although he did walk two. He did not record a strikeout.
Before Carhart took the the mound, he was the DH. He went 2 for 6 with a walk and one run scored.
First baseman Jacob Rogers broke the tie in the top of the 15th with a two-run triple. He would then score on a double by catcher Cael Brockmeyer. Rogers was 2 for 7 with a double and the triple. Brockmeyer was 3 for 7 with two RBI and a run scored.
Left fielder Shawon Dunston hit his second home run of the season with the bases empty off of a rehabbing Ricky Nolasco. Dunston was 3 for 7 and scored twice.
Second baseman Danny Lockhart was 3 for 6 with a walk. He scored two runs.
The Boise Hawks rebounded from last night's fiasco to deliver a thumping to the Eugene Emeralds (Padres), 17-3.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges went 4 for 5 with a double and a grand slam in the fifth inning, his sixth of the season. Hodges had seven total RBI and he scored three runs.
Left fielder Mark Zagunis was 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI. He scored twice.
Center fielder Rashad Crawford went 2 for 4 with a walk. He scored three runs. First baseman Danny Canela went 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Right fielder Charcer Burks was a perfect 2 for 2 with three walks. He scored three times.