I hope everyone watched the Pelicans game tonight. So I don't have to do a recap of that game, right? It was fun giving out all those prizes and they still have the grand prize trip to Myrtle Beach to give out tomorrow. I hope some of you won.
The Cubs released pitcher Daniel Schlereth today.
The Iowa Cubs plucked the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 3-2.
Donn Roach tosses another quality start for Iowa today, allowing just one run over six innings. It was Roach's tenth quality start out of 12 this season, and that counts the game he left after a third of an inning when he was hit by a comebacker. Roach gave up six hits and walked one. He struck out five.
Joe Ortiz pitched a perfect top of the ninth inning and got the win. He did not have a strikeout.
Taylor Teagarden came to the plate with runners on the corners and two out in the bottom of the ninth and singled to center field, scoring Arismendy Alcantara from third and sending the Des Moines fans home happy. In the second inning, Teagarden came to the plate and broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run, his third of the season. In the seventh inning, Teagarden singled home Jonathan Mota to even the score at 2-2. Teagarden was 3 for 4 with all three RBI for Iowa today.
Javier Baez exited this game in the seventh inning after jamming his left hand on the bag while stealing second base. He suffered a "non-displaced fracture" in his left ring finger. He is expected to miss 4 to 8 weeks. Baez was 1 for 3 in the game.
And here's the play he was injured on.
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The Tennessee Smokies were extinguished by the Birmingham Barons (White Sox), 1-0 in 11 innings.
Frank Batista kept the game scoreless through seven innings. Batista allowed six hits and didn't walk anyone.
Tayler Scott allowed the only run of the game on a solo home run by Christian Marrero in the top of the 11th. Scott allowed just three hits in the four innings he pitched. He struck out two and walked two.
Center fielder Jacob Hannemann was 1 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice bunt.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans cleaned up the Carolina Mudcats (Braves), 4-1.
Jen-Ho Tseng started this game and lasted 4.1 innings, giving up one run on five hits. Tseng struck out two and walked one.
Michael Heesch took over for Tseng in the fifth inning with a man second and one out. He stranded that runner on third and went on to pitch two scoreless innings. Heesch allowed three hits and he walked one while striking out two.
James Pugliese pitched the final 2.2 innings for his fourth save. Pugliese walked one batter and gave up one single, but both runners were immediately removed by double plays. Pugliese struck out two.
In the sixth inning, DH Mark Zagunis tied the game up at 1-1 when he snuck a fly ball down the right field line and just over the fence near the foul pole. It was Zagunis' third home run this season. He was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI total.
First baseman Jacob Rogers untied the score later in the sixth with a two-run double. He was 1 for 4.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs were hijacked by the Quad City River Bandits (Astros), 8-3.
Erick Leal started and took the loss after allowing seven runs on nine hits in only four innings. He walked two and struck out two.
Third baseman Jason Vosler was 1 for 3 with a double and a sacrifice fly. He scored once.