We just missed out on my dream of having every minor league game rained out today.
The Iowa Cubs lost to the Oklahoma City Dodgers, 4-0 in a game that ended after five and a half innings because of rain.
Barret Loux started and turned in a pretty good performance. He allowed just one run on three hits over five innings. Loux struck out five and walked three.
Hunter Cervenka made his Iowa debut in the top of the sixth inning, and it was not quite as successful. He allowed three runs on a hit and two walks. He didn't strike anyone out. All three runs scored after he left the game and was relieved by Armando Rivero. Mitigating the poor performance of these two somewhat is the fact it was raining pretty hard while they were out there.
Iowa had two hits, both doubles, by Adron Chambers and Rubi Silva.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Rained out. The Pelicans were rained out three times last season. They've been rained out four times already this year. The Cubs brought the rain with them from Daytona Beach, apparently.
South Bend Cubs
For the second straight game, the SB Cubs allowed four runs in the top of the ninth and lost to the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 4-1. There was a pretty steady rain throughout this entire game, but they did play all nine innings.
South Bend wasted a really good start by Trevor Clifton. Clifton pitched five innings and allowed just one hit and one walk. Clifton struck out seven.
Tyler Ihrig relieved Clifton and kept the Loons off the board for three innings. But he gave up a leadoff single in the ninth and exited after one out. Ihrig's final line was 3.1 innings pitched. He was charged with one run on two hits. He struck out one and walked no one.
Francisco Carrillo came on for the save and blew the save, once again with some help from an error by shortstop Gleyber Torres. Carrillo allowed three runs, one earned, on three hits. He struck out one and walked no one. Yes, South Bend was already ahead 2-1 when Torres made the error and again, it was raining pretty steadily.
Although he made two errors in the field, Torres went 2 for 3 at the plate. Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 3 with the lone South Bend RBI.