I'm filling in for Josh while he's traveling.
It was rehab assignment day for the I-Cubs, who beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers 3-2.
Clayton Richard started the game and threw just the first inning before a two-hour rain delay forced him out. He struck out two of the three batters he faced, so that's good.
Tommy La Stella went 1-for-3 with a walk as he continues his rehab assignment.
Aaron Brooks took over from Richard and threw four innings, allowing four hits and a run, with two strikeouts.
Matt Murton singled and later scored on a wild pitch by Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers lefthander also rehabbing. Murton went 2-for-4, as did Kristopher Negron. Negron also drove in a run and stole a base.
Felix Pena allowed a run in the ninth but closed the door with a groundout to end it for his second save.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
In the first game, Ian Rice, David Bote and Charcer Burks all had two hits, but it wasn't enough to overcome some shaky pitching from Trevor Clifton. The Pelicans had a 3-2 lead going into the bottom of the fifth, when a three-run inning off Clifton put Salem ahead for good.
In the nightcap, the Pelicans took a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the seventh, but three runs off starter Zach Hedges won the game for Salem. Yasiel Balaguert homered for Myrtle Beach earlier in the game, and Erick Castillo went 2-for-3.
South Bend Cubs
Carson Sands threw seven shutout innings and Scott Effross two scoreless frames as the SB Cubs blanked the Lake County Captains (Indians) 3-0.
Tyler Alamo provided most of the offense with a two-run homer. The SB Cubs had only three other hits, all singles, one each by Eloy Jimenez, Donnie Dewees and Adonis Paula.
It was not a good night for Eugene's pitching staff. They allowed 15 hits and seven walks and the Ems were crushed by the Boise Hawks (Rockies) 16-6.
You probably don't need to hear the pitching details. Three Ems had two hits each: Jose Paniagua, Wladimir Galindo and Chris Pieters. Eugene actually had a 5-0 lead in this game after three innings, but after that it was all Boise, including a 10-run seventh.