The Cardinals Midwest League team, the Peoria Chiefs, were no-hit in a seven-inning game tonight and still won 1-0. They did only bat six times though.
The Iowa Cubs were probed by the Las Vegas 51s (Mets), 3-2.
Rob Zastryzny pitched 5+ innings and allowed three runs on seven hits. Zastryzny walked three and struck out three. He left with the trainer after facing one batter in the sixth inning. I don't have any more information than that.
Joe Nathan pitched a perfect eighth inning in this game, striking out two. I heard his velocity on his fastball was 91-92 mph.
Right fielder Mark Zagunis went 2 for 4 with an RBI. Juan Perez entered the game in a double-switch after Zastryzny exited and was 2 for 2 and scored once.
The Tennessee Smokies got battered by the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 6-1.
Brad Markey pitched the first six innings and took the loss. Markey allowed four runs, three earned, on six hits. He struck out four and walked one.
Second baseman Ian Happ and left fielder Bijan Rademacher were both 2 for 4.
Myrtle Beach Pelicans
The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were locked out by the Frederick Keys (Orioles), 4-3.
Starter Trevor Clifton surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings. Clifton struck out six and walked two.
Tommy Thorpe pitched the seventh inning and surrendered the eventual winning run. His final line was one run on one hit and one walk over one inning. No strikeouts.
DH Erick Castillo was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Right fielder Jeffrey Baez was 2 for 3. First baseman David Bote went 1 for 2 with two walks. Bote scored twice.
South Bend Cubs
The South Bend Cubs split a doubleheader with the Clinton LumberKings (Mariners), losing game one 3-0 and winning the second game 5-4.
Preston Morrison started game one and took the loss. He allowed three runs over 5.1 innings, but only one of the three runs was earned. Morrison surrendered eight hits. He struck out six and walked nobody.
Right fielder Eddy Martinez was 2 for 3 in game one.
In game two, Justin Steele pitched the first three innings and he gave up one run on two hits. Steele struck out five and walked one.
Casey Bloomquist got the win after South Bend scored five times in the top of the seventh inning. However, Bloomquist got into trouble when he loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. He then exited for Dillon Maples, who let in two of the runners with a wild pitch and a ground out. But with the tying run on second, Maples got a line out to center field to end the game.
The final line on Bloomquist was three runs, two earned, on three hits over 3.1 innings. He struck out five and walked no one, although he did hit two batters. He also had two wild pitches.
First baseman P.J. Higgins hit a two-run double in the top of the seventh to give South Bend the lead. Higgins was 3 for 4 and then scored an insurance run on a Donnie Dewees double. Dewees was 2 for 4 with a double and one run scored.
Third baseman Jesse Hodges was 2 for 3.
The Eugene Emeralds tidied up the Tri-City Dust Devils (Padres), 4-2.
Jose Paulino improved to 3-0 with an impressive six innings. Paulino allowed just one run on five hits, but the best part was that he struck out eight and walked no one.
Jared Cheek pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save. He struck out one.
Third baseman Wladimir Galindo had a pair of double in a 2 for 4 night. He drove in two and scored once.
Center fielder Robert Garcia went 2 for 5.