In case you haven't heard, Donn Roach will be starting for the Cubs in St. Louis tomorrow.
The Iowa Cubs were shut out by the New Orleans Zephyrs (Marlins), 5-0.
Frank Batista took the loss in his first start since being recalled from Tennessee. Batista allowed four runs on eight hits over four innings, but only one of the runs was earned. Batista struck out two and walked no one.
Iowa had two hits tonight. Arismendy Alcantara was 1 for 3 with a walk.
The Tennessee Smokies clobbered the Mobile BayBears (Diamondbacks), 9-4.
Starter Ivan Pineyro went five innings and allowed two runs on six hits. Pineyro struck out five and walked one.
Michael Jensen got the win in relief after the Smokies scored three runs in the eighth and three runs in the ninth. Jensen pitched two innings and allowed one run on two hits and three walks. (Yeah, that's not so good.) He struck out nobody.
Third baseman Taylor Davis was 2 for 5 with two doubles. He had one RBI and one run scored.
Second baseman Stephen Bruno was 2 for 4 with a bases-loaded three-run double in the top of the ninth. Bruno was 2 for 4 with a walk.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann went 2 for 5 with a double. He scored one run and had one RBI. Right fielder Albert Almora went 2 for 4 with a double. Almora scored two runs and drove one in.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans got dirtied up by the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 9-2.
Duane Underwood Jr. gave up two runs in the first inning and then failed to retire batter in the second.He was tagged for six runs on four hits, including one home run, in 1+ inning. Underwood walked three and struck out one.
Catcher Victor Caratini hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his second of the season. Caratini was 1 for 3 with a walk.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs capsized the Lake County Captains (Indians), 5-2.
Trevor Clifton got the win after tossing six scoreless innings. Clifton gave up four hits. He walked one and struck out four.
David Garner had to come in the game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth after Ryan McNeil allowed one run and left with the bases loaded. Garner got a strikeout to end the game and get his first save.
Center fielder Charcer Burks was 2 for 4 with a double and a walk. He scored one run and had one RBI.
Third baseman Jason Vosler and left fielder Rashad Crawford both went 2 for 4 with one run scored.
The Eugene Emeralds vacuumed up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 7-1.
Oscar De La Cruz started and got the win after pitching six innings and not giving up a run. De La Cruz gave up four hits and walked one while striking out four.
Center fielder Ian Happ was 2 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base. He scored two runs.
DH Matt Rose was 2 for 4. He scored one run and had one RBI. Catcher Tyler Alamo was 2 for 4 with three RBI.